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The Fourth Estate 'Takes The Fifth'

Michael Brenner | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The news business has devolved into just another branch of the entertainment business. Many are well aware of this. Few, though, appreciate the degree to which even the elite media -- e.g., The New York Times -- contribute to the phenomenon.

Outsourcing Warren Buffet's First Job to Social Media

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Shastri Purushotma

This transformation in the distribution of content is still at a relatively early stage, as the tools for corporations are only now coming into place. But it's obvious this wave will be massive and rapid.

Federal Shield Bill: A New Hope for Old Media

Brad Chase | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media
Brad Chase

A federal media shield bill is moving to the Senate floor and neither political party is happy. Conservative hawks are calling it another White House distraction from a failed foreign policy. Free speech advocates decry the government licensing of journalists.

Who Reported It First? Who Cares.

The New Republic | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

Can we talk about the nonsense of caring about which news outlet first reports a big piece of news? I'm not talking about a genuine scoop--a report th...

Study Shows Audiences Turn To TV, Online Platforms For News

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

By Venetia Rainey LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - The news: Americans love to publicly debate it, British people hardly ever pay for it onl...

News Executives Pessimistic Over Future: Poll

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Although news executives know their industry is in trouble, most are unwilling to turn to the government or interest groups for help....

A Few Words About the Future of Media

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

There are two big issues regarding the survival of news organizations: trust, and business models.

Is the Axe Headed for Newspapers?

Marisa Treviño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marisa Treviño

When I hear industry professionals say that people don't like to read these days, I have to wonder just how detached they are from what's going on in the world.