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Mindful Voters, Mindless News: Trump Is A Teachable Moment

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Trump won the nomination by gaming the attention economy.

Live Streaming is Going To Turn The Cable Business Upside Down

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.14.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Live from London at no cost This week we are running one of our video bootcamps in London. This morning, to demonstrate live streaming, something th...

Clinton vs. Trump: The Reality Campaign

Mark Silva | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Mark Silva

What an insulting campaign we have on our hands. An impenetrable cloud of character assault, aspersions, invectives and innuendo -- not to mention a Twitter crossfire fit for a schoolyard -- hangs today over a presidential election just five months away.

Is Campaign News Necessary?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
Marty Kaplan

There are plenty of high-minded reasons to follow campaign news. It informs us about the issues. It educates us about the candidates. It makes our choices meaningful. It makes us a polity, not puppets. But does that describe the campaign news you're consuming?

Election 2016 Results: The Increasingly Irrelevant Corporate News Media

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

Over the recent days it's become apparent to me that while GOP candidate Donald Trump has achieved his success by exploiting the news media, Democratic contender Bernie Sanders, in contrast and by necessity, has found his by going around it, relying upon a bottom-up and tech-savvy voter mobilization and outreach campaign.

Vice Launches Cable TV Channel, Forgets It's 2016

Joseph Anthony | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Anthony

Sometimes great brands make some head-scratching decisions. Straight off the heels of their success with their weekly show on HBO, Vice is making a bo...

The FCC's Cable Proposal Could Save You $231 Per Year

Sarah Pike | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Sarah Pike

On February 18, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to formally propose allowing third-party manufacturers to make and sell set-top boxes.

What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's New Cable Rules

Sarah Pike | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Sarah Pike

In March of last year, Canadian regulators announced a huge change in their cable television law. As of March 1 of this year, Canada is requiring that the country's cable companies offer an "a la carte" or "pick-and-pay" option.

The 7 Stages of Too Much Trump Media Disorder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.28.2015 | Media
Marty Kaplan

A news binge, not a booze binge, is why you'll be starting the New Year with a civic hangover. You've been watching too much TV, and TV has been watching too much Donald Trump.

Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.15.2015 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

Election 2016 is already an eye-popping spectacle. No wonder, then, that television news, profiting so from the expanding election season, would anoint it as a new kind of 24/7 entertainment event.

The Media Has Enabled Donald Trump to Become the GOP Frontrunner. That's Stupid.

Dave Berg | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Dave Berg

Donald Trump didn't become the frontrunner because of his brilliant vision for America. He has no vision. He doesn't even have a cohesive political brand, to use his favorite word. That makes him a charlatan.

Why We Need An Overhaul In This Country's Stale TV News Model

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.08.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

It is time -- long overdue, actually -- to revolutionize the news model in this country, certainly the conventional television and cable news model.

Rebooting Al Jazeera America

Monroe Price | Posted 05.08.2016 | Media
Monroe Price

The founding head of Al Jazeera America has been unceremoniously demoted, and a trusted face from the older Al Jazeera English put in his stead. Yet this is not the main issue. As it happens, we all have a stake in a stronger, better, trusted Al Jazeera service.

CNN Sees Big Jump In Q1 Ratings, But Fox News Still Tops All

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media

CNN saw a higher spike in ratings than any other network in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The network was up ...

House Republcians Looking Into Why Blackmail and Bribes Failed to Secure Net Neutrality Vote

David Fagin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality issue.

'The O'Reilly Factor' Ratings Soar Amidst Controversy Over Host's War-Reporting

Reuters | Rick Kissell | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The O'Reilly Factor" has long been the most popular program in cable news, and the controversy surrounding host Bill O'Re...

14 Times Cable News Made Us Wonder... Why?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.24.2015 | Media

While network news has faced its own problems lately, we'd like to pause from that discussion to consider the daily enigma that is cable news. View...

Protecting the Internet via the Upcoming FCC Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Long story short, this is about saving the Net for regular people, versus providing privileges for companies that spend lots of money lobbying in Washington and misinforming the American public.

News Anchors Have A Lot Of Questions About Brian Williams' Helicopter Story

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media

On Wednesday, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams recanted an account he had given of being aboard a helicopter as it was struck down by RPG fire...

MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America Among Nominees For GLAAD Media Awards

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media

A long list of print, digital and broadcast news outlets have been nominated for GLAAD's 26th annual Media Awards, the organization announced on its w...

Jeremy Scahill Blasts CNN On CNN

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media

In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jeremy Scahill sees the media "revving up the fear engine agai...

My New Favorite News Network Is Not Liberal (and Not Fox)

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Media
Marty Kaplan

I am so not OAN's desired demographic. I hope this mash note doesn't hurt them with their base. But I also hope they don't become so successful that they can afford to speckle their whole schedule with fire-breathers and clowns.

MSNBC Looks To Expand Network Past Washington In 2015

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

MSNBC is looking to "get on the road" and outside the Beltway "a lot more" in 2015, the network's president Phil Griffin announced Monday in his annua...

Jason Linkins

Ebola Panic Wins 'Lie Of The Year,' But The Real Culprit Goes Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

As is their wont, the folks at PolitiFact have gone back and conducted a thorough review of a year of lies and falsehoods to offer readers their "Lie ...

Obama Opts For ESPN Over Cable News In The Morning

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

President Barack Obama does not start his mornings off by devouring the latest political headlines from CNN, Fox News or MSNBC. No, the president gets...