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Future of TV: Funding the Future of Networks

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you have any doubt that video is the biggest untapped next phase of the web, just take a look at the capital that is funding a long list of content-centric startups.

Advice For Al Jazeera: Hire This Guy

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.04.2013 | Media

Can Al Jazeera make it in America? Former CNN/US president Jon Klein thinks so, as he told HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Friday. "If they ...

Ex-CNN President: I Don't Regret Hiring Piers, Wish We Had Olbermann

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.03.2013 | Media

Former CNN/US president Jon Klein joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss the changes at his old network, and defended his decision to give Larry King'...

WATCH: Is Fox News' Dominance In Ratings Over?

Posted 02.01.2013 | Media

What does Fox News' recent slip in the ratings mean for the network? Not much, according to most observers. Fox News, the perennial number one cab...

Maddow: O'Reilly A 'Race-Baiting F**k"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow called Bill O'Reilly a "race-baiting f*ck," CNN tried to hire Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews wanted Phil Donahue out of MSNBC. Th...

Third Quarter Cable News: Bad News for All Networks, But Hope for a Better CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Could it be that the decline in news viewers is symptomatic of a general and genuine disgust by news viewers who are just fed up with the kind of news being fed to them?

Even I Can't Change CNN

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

I am waiting for Ken Jautz to take me to lunch. Jautz is the new head of CNN. I helped get him his job. I wrote a column in the August issue of Vanity...

Even I Can't Change CNN

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

I am waiting for Ken Jautz to take me to lunch. Jautz is the new head of CNN. I helped get him his job. I wrote a column in the August issue of Vanity...

CNN: The Axe Has Dropped, But Will the Ratings Rise?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN has been rotting for the past twenty years, and it's not going to be fixed in a matter of months. But maybe with a new president in the driver's seat, the station will at least have a chance to take off in a new direction.

CNN President Defends Spitzer Show

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN/US President Jon Klein defended his decision to give Eliot Spitzer a primetime show Sunday in an interview on the network's "Reliable Sources" pro...

Eliot Spitzer? CNN Trails the Path Blazed by Roger Ailes

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

Whatever CNN's president may officially say, the network has finally succumbed to the trend of politically spun news programming that boosted rivals Fox News and MSNBC.

CNN: We're In 'Category Of One,' Only Non-Partisan News Network

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — CNN said that it's in a "category of one" among television news networks in how it delivers non-biased news, and promised to continue...

CNN President: Unfair To Compare Us To Fox News, MSNBC; Fox News: CNN More Like G4 Network

Los Angeles Times, | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"We are not going to try to boost numbers during fallow news periods by running cartoons, as our competitors do," Klein said. "We're going to cover th...

DC or Bust: Lou Dobbs and His Hate Groupies

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

If Dobbs won't end his association with FAIR, which the Southern Policy Law Center has designated as a hate group, CNN should do the right thing and end its association with Dobbs.

An Open Memo to Progressives: Do Limbaugh, Dobbs, and Beck Represent Your Country?

Eric E. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric E. Burns

No matter what progressive issue you pick, conservatives are working to turn it into nothing less than sedition, carried out by an illegal president. The conservative media is their megaphone.

Media Matters To Run Ads Attacking Lou Dobbs' Birther Obsession -- On CNN!

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It looks like CNN president John Klein's laissez faire attitude about Lou Dobbs "birther" obsession is about to be tested. Yesterday we noted that CN...

Jason Linkins

Dobbs' Ratings Take A Hit Over "Birther" Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Backing the "Birthers" may be a good way to gain notoriety and attract criticism, but it's proving to be ratings poison for Lou Dobbs. The New York O...

O'Reilly May Host Dobbs For "Birther" Discussion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last Tuesday, CNN host Lou Dobbs, became a focal point of the "birthers" brouhaha, when he hypothesized on his radio show that Obama may not be a pro...

Klein Puts CNN's "Most Trusted" Brand at Risk

Eric E. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric E. Burns

On July 23, CNN president Jon Klein acted like the head of a serious news network. On July 24, he acted like an intern for Lou Dobbs.

Major Civil Rights Group Demands CNN Remove Lou Dobbs From The Air

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE 2:30 PM, July 25 MSNBC president Phil Griffin called the claim that President Obama is a foreigner, which has received significant media cover...

CNN: Primetime Doesn't Matter As Much Anymore

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Much has been made of CNN's problems in primetime — in March, the network finished third for the first time ever, and it's currently running fou...

Jon Klein Jokes: Roger Ailes My "Single Most Important Problem"

Politico | Anne Schroeder Mullins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN President Jon Klein joked that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was his biggest problem in an interview conducted Monday by The Kalb Report's Marvin ...

One Last Look Back: The 10 Most Ridiculous, Shameful, or Generally Unfortunate People and Events of 2008

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

Well, it could've been worse. As 2008 mercifully ends, we're left to ponder a year in which the real and the surreal were pretty much indistinguishable, where insanity actually became tedium.

John King Praised By CNN President: "Best Political Reporter Of His Generation"

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN President Jon Klein didn't go light on the praise for John King this afternoon, shortly after the premiere of his new show, "State of the Union." ...

CNN President Jon Klein: Anderson Cooper Win "Remarkable," Economic News Will Drive 2009

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As 2008 comes to a close, each of the cable news networks has reason to celebrate: Fox News maintains its #1 ratings slot, MSNBC is growing faster tha...