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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...

Ratings: Fox News, the Old Folks Network

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Based on last week's total numbers: Romney wins, but if you look at demographic numbers, Obama's still in front. So, I guess that I, like Gallup and Pew, think it's too early to put anybody clearly ahead.

Anderson Cooper On Debate Spin: 'Everyone's Lying'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

As the clock wound down to Wednesday's presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the networks were awash in bombast, shiny toys and pu...

Shep Smith: Wanted By MSNBC

Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

Paging Shep Smith: MSNBC wants you! Or Phil Griffin does, at least. The president of the network told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that, out...

September Cable News Viewing As Election Indicators

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

It's that time of the year when television viewing reflects the attitudes of people who are going to vote in November.

MSNBC Tops Fox News In The Demo Two Nights In A Row

Posted 11.20.2012 | Media

Is a shift happening in the normally frozen-in-place world of cable news ratings? It's hard to tell, but something unexpected has happened over the...

Internet Archive Amasses All TV News Since 2009 | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media

Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria, Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and dig...

Cable News Convention Ratings as Election Indicators

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.13.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Two weeks ago, the week of the Republican Convention, Fox News dominated primetime news ratings.

A Few Good Men Do the Right Thing

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm so thoroughly boiled in bile after 30 years of cranking out newspaper and TV stories that I'm amazed whenever anybody does the right thing without working an angle. This is an amazing story about one of my favorite people...

Fox News Chief Reportedly Negotiating New Contract

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Media

Fox News chief Roger Ailes is in talks over a new contract with News Corp., New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported Thursday. Ailes has been a...

MSNBC Celebrates A Huge Victory

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Media

MSNBC celebrated a major milestone on Wednesday when it topped its rivals in primetime convention ratings for the first time in its 16-year history. ...

CNN's New Headache

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media

* ClearVision to launch in Raleigh-Durham International * Clear Channel in discussions with 20 airports * Travelers can ...

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Epic Smackdown Of Guest

Posted 09.02.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry had what was probably her most passionate and intense television outburst ever when she delivered a fiery monologue about being p...

Chris Matthews Gets Into Shouting Match With GOP Delegates

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Media

Chris Matthews and his crew had a very contentious end to the Republican National Convention. The close of the forum that officially nominated Mitt...