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Is Joy Behar Going To CNN?

Posted 04.25.2013 | Media

Is Joy Behar headed to CNN? Page Six reported on Saturday that the "View" and Current TV host was spotted meeting with CNN chief Jeff Zucker recent...

Jack Mirkinson

Soledad O'Brien: CNN Didn't Give My Show A Lot Of Support | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

Soledad O'Brien may have just lost her job as CNN's morning show host, and she will no longer have a daily presence on the network. But, in an intervi...

If Only Carnival Cruised to Syria

David Westin | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media
David Westin

There's nothing wrong with covering things people are interested in. Who are we to tell them they shouldn't be? The problem isn't with what TV news covers, it's with what it doesn't cover. Or doesn't cover nearly enough.

Saving CNN, Can Zucker Do It

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

It seems to me that Jeff Zucker is going to have a hard time bringing CNN back to its glory days. After all, Inauguration Day comes only once every four years.

Ratings at a Glimpse

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.02.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I've thrown an awful lot of numbers out here, but to tell it in shorthand, Fox News viewers seem to be licking their wounds while MSNBC and CNN folk gloat just a little bit.

Fox News Ratings Hit New Lows

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.31.2013 | Media

At the end of each month, cable news ratings are released to the public. And, like clockwork, Fox News dominates the top 13 or so programs, far outstr...

Polarization in 4 Steps

Michael Smerconish | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Why was it so difficult to avoid the fiscal cliff? Especially when, in the end, Congress couldn't salvage a grand bargain à la Simpson-Bowles, but instead settled for a quick fix?

Annual Report: Cable News Ratings

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.06.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

It was a good year in primetime for everybody but CNN. On an annual basis, MSNBC was up 16 percent, Fox News was up 9 percent while CNN was down 2 percent.

How About Some Media Control?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Chris Weigant

I'd like to see a bit of introspection and navel-gazing from our mainstream media. I'd like viewers to chime in as wel. It may not be as important a conversation as the political discussion over gun control laws, but it is ultimately an easier problem to fix.

Left of Black: Cable News, 'Scary' Black People and Black Nerds

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

From his perch, Eric Deggans has a unique vantage to gauge the role of mainstream corporate media.

The Ratings Are In

Posted 12.14.2012 | Media

2012 is almost over, which means it's time to look at the year-end ratings for cable news shows. Fox News is poised to be the most-watched cable n...

News Rating Trends

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.03.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Every fourth November is a big month for news, because the election occurs, and the results are debated for a couple of weeks, then Thanksgiving comes, and the rating numbers collapse.

The Ratings Are In

Posted 11.28.2012 | Media

November was game time for the cable news networks, and there were winners all around. Fox News dominated as usual, taking the top eight programs....

The Colorful Evolution Of Newswomen's Attire | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media

Dresses dangled on the racks at Neiman's and Saks and all Norah O'Donnell needed was a suit....

Election Week's Ratings: Giving the Independents What They Want

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.14.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The late Harry Cohn, who ran Columbia Pictures, famously said "Give the public what they want and they'll come out for it." The public must've wanted Obama for president, because last week they came out in favor of CNN and MSNBC, giving Fox News its worst week in a long time.

Ed Schultz Explodes Over Rumors Of His MSNBC Demise

Posted 01.14.2013 | Media

Ed Schultz fumed on his Tuesday radio show over a report in the New York Times that he may be replaced on MSNBC. The Times' Brian Stelter, citing m...

Is Ed Schultz Going To Be Replaced At MSNBC?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Media

Is Ed Schultz not long for this world at MSNBC? Buried at the end of a Monday New York Times piece about the network's political and business evolu...

Final Forecast, or Rather Lack Thereof

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In the past, I have based my forecasts on the number of FoxNews TV viewers as opposed to the the number viewing the MSNBC/CNN combination. But the influence of television has waned and we all know that the number of people getting their news online has surged.

Can Chinese State TV Compete With CNN? Billions in RMB Say Yes

Alex Pasternack | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alex Pasternack

Despite the promise of wider editorial latitude, CCTV America's coverage of China is largely scrubbed of controversy and upbeat in tone, with a heavy emphasis on business and cultural stories in places where Beijing hopes to gain influence.

The Morning After

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

The horror of storm Sandy's destruction on the East Coast may be an ominous sign for Tuesday's own presidential election storm.

Andy Borowitz: Countdown to 2012 Monologue

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Andy Borowitz: Countdown to 2012 took place at 92Y on October 24, 2012. In this clip, Andy opens the event with one of his trademark monologues, to...

How Cable News Outlets Select Undecided Voters | Posted 01.02.2013 | Media

Forget Candy Crowley or Martha Raddatz -- the breakout TV stars of the presidential election have turned out to be the so-called "undecided voters." ...

Fogies For Fox News

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.01.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I no longer believe that cable news ratings actually predict the winner of a Presidential race. They may reflect the preference of fogies, but younger viewers are still to be heard from.

The Ratings Are In!

Posted 11.01.2012 | Media

Cable news networks experienced a ratings spike during the month of October. Viewers had multiple reasons to tune into cable news this month, with...

Fox News Chief Signs Big New Contract

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Media

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has signed a new four-year contract to remain the head of the network, the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz tweeted on Friday (See...