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Ban Trump From TV, Says Former CNN Host

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.14.2015 | Media

Former CNN host and reporter Campbell Brown is asking her ex-colleagues in television to ban Donald Trump from the airwaves for a week in order to den...

Gabriel Arana

New York Times Magazine Relaunches With Largest Issue Ever | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Just four months after its parent company cut 100 people from the newsroom, Wednesday night The New York Times Magazine feted the relaunch...

Overwhelmed By Bad News? You're Not Alone

Eric Mink | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

When bad news becomes overwhelming, as it does with some regularity, the cable news channels are not your friends. Your need for clear understanding is incompatible with their on-air and online business plan, which depends on you being anxious and staying tuned in. Giving them up is easier than you think.

How To Improve Those TV Media Shows

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Media

(Jack Shafer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Jack Shafer Sept 10 (Reuters) - After "Rel...

The Next Publisher Of The Washington Post Is...

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media

By Jack Shafer Aug 13 (Reuters) - I resist making predictions if only to avoid the inevitable disappointment when they fail to peg fut...

Bogus Trend Stories Getting Sadder and Sadder

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.

Michael Calderone

Reuters Ramps Up Hiring To 'Become Best In The World' | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.16.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- What is Reuters? Forty-two percent of Americans polled in May correctly identified Reuters as a global news agency. However, 22 percent ha...

Jack Shafer Hired By Reuters

Daily Intel | By: | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media

Jack Shafer, Slate's very recently laid-off media critic, is moving to Reuters, according to a source familiar with the matter....

Jack Shafer Laid Off From Slate

Adweek | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media

Slate, the online news magazine owned by the Washington Post Company, has laid off a number of employees, including editor-at-large Jack Shafer, Adwee...

Jason Linkins

Advice For Journalists: Disaster Preparedness Edition | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a reminder to reporters on the teevee: the terrible disaster that happened isn't happening to you, okay?

Jack Shafer: How Dare You Call for the Resignation of Secretary Clinton

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Jack Shafer of Slate Magazine recently called for the resignation of Secretary Clinton. I have something to say to you, Jack: how dare you. Secret...

Jason Linkins

Jack Shafer: Politicians' Media Dodge May Be A Good Thing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Slate, Jack Shafer takes note of the many politicians this campaign season who have beat a retreat from engaging with the press and suggests t...

Jason Linkins

TNR's Marty Peretz Attempts 'Apology' For Column Bashing American Muslims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New Republic editor Marty Peretz added to his compendium of racist bilge in a column. Today, he offers up what purports to be an "apology."

AP Thinks Heroin's Got a Brand New Bag, Misses Story

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maia Szalavitz

This kind of shallow reporting is why the media loses credibility -- a simple Google search or call to an academic expert on drugs or even a conversation with a long-time addict would reveal that $10 bags are not news.

Plagiarism: The Words and the Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It's always satisfying to see journalistic plagiarism outed. But when it comes to music, things can be more complicated.

Jack Shafer: Concerned About My Bank Balance, and Knows My Inner Motivations. Where Have You Been All My Life?

John Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Thornton

The forty years between Kennedy and Clinton were an accident of economic and demographic history, resulting in a temporary but highly profitable industry structure for the papers that dominated their markets.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 5, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Burning up my inbox today is news of this story from the Charlotte News and Observer, about an anti-gay marriage rally in Raleigh. It contains thes...

Initiating a Culture of Compensation

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

As a J-school student, I ask myself: is it crazy to pay for an education in a profession that refuses to charge for its services? Giving away news for free was a terrible folly. It's time now to move on and cough up.

Jack Shafer: New York Times Shouldn't Replace Bill Kristol

Slate Magazine | Jack Shafer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Just because I think that the New York Times should leave vacant the opinion-columnist position just evacuated by William Kristol doesn't mean I think...

Jason Linkins

David Gregory: Slate's Jack Shafer Has Good Advice | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I quite like most of the "unsolicited advice" that Jack Shafer, of Slate, has teed up for the benefit of incoming Meet The Press host David Gregory. ...

The Denver Media Migraine

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Fifteen thousand journalists in Denver and they couldn't even report what actually happened there. Instead, they invented a storyline of their liking....

One Last Comment on "The Cover" ... and Humor

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

After the torrential deluge of media and web commentary about the controversial New Yorker cover of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in Muslim a...