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An Interview with Frances Negrón-Muntaner on the New Study, The Latino Disconnect: Latinos in the Age of Media Mergers

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Photo credit: Ugla Hauksdottir) Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, curator, scholar, and profe...

Comcast Names First Female Corporate Executive Vice President In Company's History

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.10.2015 | Media

Amid a potential $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Comcast Corporation has promoted senior vice presidents D’Arcy Rudnay, Lawrence Salva...

The Top Five Empty Promises by Comcast

Chris Meyer | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Chris Meyer

It's been one year since Comcast unveiled its bid to merge with its fellow cable-and-Internet behemoth Time Warner Cable. The deal is currently under review by the federal government.

Preparing for Life After a Year of Service

Evelyne Santiago | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Evelyne Santiago

Members of their talent acquisitions team also gave us some great advice on how to get started with the job search. Here are five top tips:

The Olympics Are Here to Stay -- And to Pay

Danny Schechter | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

In most media, the critique is all about Putin's motives. He is portrayed as the Darth Vader of Russia, a non-rational player who is a hosting the games only to feed his personal megalomania.

Matt Lauer Defended By NBCUniversal's Steve Burke | Posted 05.13.2013 | Media

When NBC's Matt Lauer finally addressed the fallout from Ann Curry's Today ouster in a March 11 profile written by Daily Beast Washington bureau chief...

Obama Lays Out His Middle-Class Dream

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

U.S. Internet Suffers When the Refs Blow the Calls

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Broadband access has devolved into an industry that functions at the whim of a few big corporations "regulated" by the equivalent of replacement refs who have allowed an industry to get out of control, and allow companies to do what they want regardless of the harm to society.

NBC's Hunger Games

Chez Pazienza | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Enter Hoda Kotb and a new controversy that threatens to once again return NBC and its desperate inability to make a decision and stick with it back to their rightful place in the public eye. NBC says it's fully behind Savannah Guthrie. Uh-huh. I've heard that before.

CEO Admits 'Battleship' Is One Big Fail

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.01.2012 | Entertainment

When "Five-Year Engagement" flopped at the box office, Universal seemed to be disappointed but not crushed by the film's performance. But then "Battle...

Television Fragmentation Continues, Hispanics Are To Blame

Stephanie Da Costa | Posted 07.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Stephanie Da Costa

If you want proof that the growing Hispanic population and its impact will change the way people experience popular culture in a colossal and immediate way - look no further than the big changes happening at the nation's biggest media players.

It's Time for the FCC to Step Up for Sports Fans

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.14.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

The FCC has leveled the playing field and the Courts have upheld their authority. Now it's time for the FCC to actually enforce its own ruling

Is Comcast's New Lobbyist Really That Much of a BFD?

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Meredith Attwell Baker is the current FCC member who is leaving to join Comcast after having voted to allow Comcast to take over NBC-Universal. The timing of Baker's departure "looks bad." But looking bad isn't the same as being bad.

The Republican Supreme Court Sticks It to the Little Guy (Again)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Once again the US Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has shown the nation it will always favor corporations over people even if it means conjuring new law out of thin air.

Will Fox Get The Same Treatment As Olbermann?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Herrington

This is not only ugly, it's frightening in the extreme. Olbermann was the network headliner and built MSNBC from a cable network wannabe to a competi...

Can Indy Web TV Survive the Comcast/NBC Merger?

Maxine Goldenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maxine Goldenson

If the the Comcast/NBCU merger does indeed lead to unprecedented consolidation and a tiered Internet, then there are still several ways an independent content company can stay competitive.

NBC Universal's Shocking New Logo

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- NBC Universal is now NBCUniversal - without the space, the peacock or the globe silhouette. That was part of the message delivered to ...

Maxine Waters Blasts Comcast-NBCU Deal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is still not happy about the Comcast-NBC Univeral deal. Waters was critical from the onset during all steps of...

Comcast-NBCU Deal Benefits African Americans

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Steele

I hope critics will now take a hard look at what was achieved for African Americans as part of the Comcast-NBCU review process at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Comcast Writers Overwhelmingly Vote for WGA in Unofficial Secret Ballot

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

About 3/4 of eligible writers voted in an unusual procedure supervised by LA City Council president Eric Garcetti, meant to draw attention to labor i...

NBC Universal Writers Pen Letter of Support for Comcast Writers

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The letter also asserts Comcast CEO promised at Congressional hearing "'to continue the good relations with the guilds and with the unions that NBC Un...

2010 Television Networks "Report Cards" Reflect a Striking Decline in Latino Diversity

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Nogales

This annual diversity report card reflects a decline in Latino diversity at the four major television networks -- ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.

NBC-Comcast Merger Not in the Public Interest

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Far from meeting FCC's standards, the takeover of NBC by Comcast would create a monolithic media superpower and cause irreparable damage to the American media landscape and society as a whole.

Comcast Spending Big In Washington For NBC Merger | BRIAN STELTER and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But the combination of NBC and Comcast is still undergoing government review, and Comcast has poured out its piggy bank in Washington to see it throug...

Trail Blazers Fans Want Control Back from Comcast

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Comcast has put a ransom on our extended family. They promised to negotiate with other providers, to compete in a fair marketplace. Instead they are making every effort to function as a monopoly.