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New World News Tonight

Steve Proffitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steve Proffitt

An exclusive sneak peak at what ABC's World News Tonight will look like after the News Division completes its transition to a leaner and meaner "digit...

Titillating the News Business

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Fisher

Thanks to America Online, we've just hit a new low in the dumbing down of news. Not a bottom, mind you, just a new low. Because the lowest of the low...

Cronkite's Legacy

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Farr

Cronkite projected the idealism of his generation, embracing the conviction advanced by his mentor Ed Murrow that television could be and should be much more than a vehicle for vacuous entertainment.

No Brazilian For Me

Kaity Tong | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kaity Tong

A while back, we had a story on our newscast about how New Jersey was thinking about banning the Brazilian. The wax, not the model.

CNN's iReport Had 1 Million Page Views on Monday: Iran Crisis is "Enormous Moment in Citizen Journalism" (Video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

CNN's iReport popularity as a destination has surged with the Iran crisis. A CNN spokeswoman told me that page views for the iReport reached 1 million on Monday

Chyron Of The Day: Hold The Phone

Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Leo

Had I not watched "The Situation Room" I may have thought my tingly pinky finger was not a big deal...

Open Letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin

Jennifer Nix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Nix

I hope you'll take a moment to consider why I think your move with the 10 p.m. program is so important, and why David Sirota is the best candidate for host.

Turn Off TV News

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lloyd Garver

I have a stimulus plan of my own: I'm calling for this February 22nd to be National Turn Off TV News Day. It would stimulate good moods and help rid of us of bad feelings and depression.

An Open Letter to Keith Olbermann

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Libby Mitchell

Dear Keith Olbermann, Thank you for making my job harder. You see, I am a television producer here in Salt Lake City Utah, the state that is home to...

Zeros and Ones in a Box

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The television station business is terrible and, given today's uncertain economy, the future is ominous.

Shocker: Double Standards Apply To Female Newscasters

Morning Call | Nichola D. Gutgold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anchor. The word evokes the heft and weightiness needed to secure a vessel. In television news, an anchorperson must ''hook'' the audience, and make t...