There are plenty of high-minded reasons to follow campaign news. It informs us about the issues. It educates us about the candidates. It makes our choices meaningful. It makes us a polity, not puppets. But does that describe the campaign news you're consuming?
Trump has set a terrible and frightening machine in motion now. The key to electoral success is, like Shock Jocks, to get the nation's attention. Amuse. Entertain. Say crazy things. The crazier the better.
This short video called "Cold War On Ice" is part of our web series ThisPlanet.TV. It includes a few clips from Yamal's newscasts illustrating the Russian viewpoint on the situation in the Arctic.
In the nine long months after political reporter Eli Stokols left Fox 31 Denver, it looked like the local TV station's surprising reputation as a go-t...
TV news is losing one of its coolest people. Linda Ellerbee, who has worked some of the more remote and interesting corners of the business for the last half century, is packing it in with a final edition of her Nick News for kids on Nickelodeon.
Kevin Newman believes nothing scares men more than vulnerability. "They haven't had a vocabulary that's safe," the veteran journalist says. "It's al...
I couldn't watch much more at that point because laziness is the Morning Joe style though they act as if they're sharp. They don't really press anyone hard, which is cowardly and shameful. Are they really afraid guests will refuse to come back on the show if they ask probing questions?
As the AP news alert flashed across computer screens in the newsroom, the horror of what was unfolding overseas hit everyone. I could hear audible shock, gasps and disbelief from seasoned news veterans who usually think we've seen it all; yet, this was an unfathomable event.
When preparing for the interview, create a list of the most important points that you would like to make. These will be the points that you should try and get across first. If you have an idea of the story angle, find a way to make your message relate to the topic being discussed.
If you watched the GOP debate this past week that netted 24 million viewers for Fox News, or even read about it, you probably know who the real winner was: not any of the candidates on the stage but one of the moderators, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.
Okay, he had an agenda. But it was an agenda that made many media pundits a little nervous. I mean, here are some excerpts from the speech he gave to an adoring crowd that day.
My doctor said I was like a major league pitcher being put on the disabled list. I'm not an athlete. I am a broadcaster, but the analogy was not lost on me. My voice is my tool and it was rendered temporarily useless.
But if you were a Jew, and you saw this hit TV show with two guys in a stunt car with an SS symbol on it, named after Hitler or some other high-ranking Nazi, you might think to yourself, "Is that really necessary? Isn't this kind of like a commercial that makes the SS symbol, and thus what the Nazis were fighting for, kind of...glamorous?"
I watched Brian Williams' interview with Matt Lauer hoping to hear, once and for all, a contrite admission that Williams lied to us all. Repeatedly. And that he was deeply sorry for losing our trust. Expectations were high to say the least.
Since the financial meltdown I've had to re-invent how I earn and have created work I can do at home. Being my own boss, I give myself breaks when I need to. Sometimes I'll turn on the TV, but not before five PM: A necessary rule as I have a long history of avoiding unpleasantness, which often means resting before I'm tired.