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Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Top 3 Business Lessons From Mayweather-Pacquiao

Greg Portell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

The latest 'fight of the century' ended as many have before - collective viewer boredom followed by calls for a rematch. Despite its oftentimes unmatched hype, boxing frequently delivers disappointing end products.

Can TV Save Local Media?

Jim Monroe | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Is it inevitable that TV stations suffer the same fate as their print counterparts? Will they too slash newsroom staffs, rely more and more on syndicated, national content and let advertisers encroach on editorial?

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

Why Hollywood Can't Beat This True Story

Mona Friis Bertheussen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Mona Friis Bertheussen

Is there really such a thing as a coincidence? Or is there something in life, working behind the scenes to bring every story together? I did not set out to answer this question. I just followed my fascination with a strange and beautiful story from China, about twin sisters surprisingly reunited by a red dress.

Reed Hastings Is an Optimist

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has predicted the death of broadcasting. That may come as a relief to many of today's broadcast executives who will be well into retirement by then. But if he is giving TV stations another 16 years, his outlook is downright rosy.

World Cup Broadcasts: The Middle East's Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

James Dorsey | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

Pricing by Qatari entities holding World Cup rights for the Middle East and North Africa, including Al Jazeera's belN Sports channel, puts broadcasts beyond the reach of many football fans in the region.

AM Broadcasters Must Fight for Survival or Be Forced Over the 'Buffalo Jump'

Fred Lundgren | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media
Fred Lundgren

Figuratively speaking, AM radio faces a similar fate. Like the Bison, a certain number of AM stations are driven over the cliff each year but unlike the Native Americans, the FCC doesn't care enough to sustain the remaining herd.

Save Georgia State University's Student-Run Radio Station

Adam Goldstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Adam Goldstein

If you know anything about Album 88, you know why the Georgia State University administration waited until the morning of Tuesday, May 6, to announce that, like thieves in the dead of night, they had stolen more than half of one of the most important voices in radio and sold it for pennies.

Three Questions About the Aereo Supreme Court Case That Desperately Need Answers

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Elyssa Pachico

It's now up to the SCOTUS to answer what's arguably the most important Aereo question of all: What's the future of TV going to look like?

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Hernan Lopez on Spanish Language TV and FOX International Channels | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with me about the continued rise of Spanish language television and the worldwid...

My Worst On-Air Mistakes

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Maureen Anderson

It's standard in broadcasting. You start in a small market and work your way up to big cities. I'm the reason. People like me, anyway. We weren't born smooth. We need a lower-stakes environment where we can polish our rough edges.

Burgundy, Blockbuster and Broadcast News

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The people who make the programming are distributing more directly to the people who watch it, and cutting out a middleman. And with diminishing audiences for live, prime time shows, local news ratings have plunged. What's a station to do?

Pat Summerall: 'And He's Gone'

Michael Levin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Michael Levin

And now Patrick's gone, and with him an era of gentlemanly broadcasting with those deep, lush, Florida tones behind the mike. Pat Summerall was a Giant, both lower case and capital G. To have known him is one of the great privileges of a writer's life.

Al Jazeera Eyes Spanish TV Market Amid Dropping Viewer Numbers in Its Heartland

James Dorsey | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Al Jazeera is exploring the acquisition of Spain's La Liga premier soccer league rights in a bid to expand its budding global sports franchise in a world in which pan-Arab television is on the decline.

Al Jazeera America -- The Newsroom We've Been Waiting For

Nida Khan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Nida Khan

There's a reason why news junkies like myself are excited and anticipating this progress in domestic media. And there's a reason why everyone should take notice.

WTF? The Denver Presidential Debate Souvenirs Were 'Made in China'

David Shuster | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
David Shuster

The fact is our purchasing power has an impact on products across the spectrum. Whether we are choosing clothes, food, gasoline, or toothpaste -- we have the opportunity every day to make a difference.

Leader, Teleprompted: Why Executives Must Master the Machine

Connie Dieken | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

As an executive, you're called upon to deliver important messages to your organization and the marketplace. People look to you to set the tone in public speaking. You want to come across as a strong leader, but natural. That's why you need to master the Teleprompter.

Dick Clark's Business Lesson

Nelson Davis | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Nelson Davis

Unbridled enthusiasm is a success magnet. While many people of his age were eyeing a rocking chair, Dick was fishing for opportunities.

Broadcast Transparency: A No Brainer for the FCC

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.27.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

By requiring full disclosure, the FCC could go a long way toward shedding light on political influence peddling in 2012, and exposing the media's role -- both constructive and otherwise -- in our democracy.

My Colleague, Mike Wallace

Beth Knobel | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media
Beth Knobel

At CBS, I got to see the tough Mike in action several times. My favorite was in 2005, when Mike came to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Where Is Current TV Headed?

Tom Athans | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Tom Athans

If Current has hopes to evolve away from being the fringe network that it is and connect with a larger mainstream audience, firing a talented pro like Keith and replacing him with a non-professional broadcaster like Eliot Spitzer was probably a bad move.

Yahoo!-ABC News Tie-up Dominates Online Video News by Wide Margins, comScore

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

For the first time since the collaboration of ABC News and Yahoo! was announced in October, comScore has reported online traffic for the joint eff...