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24 Hour News Cycle

The CNN Affect

Zach Hindin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Media
Zach Hindin

Consider the last couple weeks a case study in American infomania. Welcome to the viral world of animals kissing; to Snowmageddons, funny dances and two-headed babies; to Kanye spoofs and Jean Claude Van-Damme's "epic split." Welcome, alas, to Flight 370.

I'm So Really, Truly Sorry: The 24-Hour Apology Cable Channel

Spencer Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

MONDAY 8:00am -- Sincere or Insincere: Biochemically Analyzing Melissa Harris-Perry's Tears 1:00pm -- Learning How to Pre-Apologize for Something St...

'The West Wing's' Vision Of Internet News Will Make You Laugh

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Technology

In case you've forgotten just how much the Internet has sped up the news cycle, let this exchange from the first season of "The West Wing," back in 20...

This Is Not Sodom and Gomorrah. Turn Around.

Danielle Ariano | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Danielle Ariano

This constant whirlwind of coverage and tweeting and posting and sounding off stirs up such an enormous dust cloud that it becomes difficult to stay focused on the actual story. By the time the dust begins to settle, the public is generally on to the next great controversy.

Fuck the News

Katie Goodman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

The news is overwhelming and we are not evolutionarily developed to take in this amount of information about that many people suffering. So when it's too much, I'm just going to look at what's right in front of me: my kid, my veggie burger, my guitar.

Today's American News Consumer

Maryam Banikarim | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Maryam Banikarim

While news consumption is generally ruled by routine, consumers are customizing how and where they get their information based on lifestyle preferences and how much they value the content. We've identified five distinct segments of the American news consumer.

Too Much News?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2013 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

In the past five years, the phrase "news junkie," has been creeping up on me, and for the first time I realize I may be hooked, and the scary fact is -- we may all be.

Newtown, Conn.: Why I Turned Off Social Media and 24-Hour News

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Lucy P. Marcus

I believe in the power of social media for spreading news, sharing ideas and having conversations. But for all of us who use social media, it is incumbent upon us to balance speed with common sense and sound judgment.

24 Hour News Killed Journalism

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Detroit
Jeff Sorensen

Serious journalism doesn't get the viewers anymore. Loud music over a waving U.S. flag and flickering lights bring in the audiences. Journalism is now clipped to a sentence that scrolls at the bottom of the screen.

Pundits on Parade

Monica Medina | Posted 08.25.2012 | Comedy
Monica Medina

After watching all these pundits talk ad nauseam, I'm ready. I'm ready to take my place at the pundit table. For I've decided I, too, can do this. I can be a pundit and ramble on and on, on just about anything. Go ahead, and try me.

With Political Information, a Modern Embarrassment of Riches

Mark Hannah | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media
Mark Hannah

With information as abundant and instantaneous as it is, what's valuable nowadays is the ability to distill that information and interpret it.

Clinton: 'Liberal' PBS Smear

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This nearly four-hour documentary by Barak Goodman, a long-time "American Experience" producer and director, is a smear job, though more the death-by-a-thousand-cuts approach than a straight-ahead takedown.

Why You Are More Powerful Than the News!

Mastin Kipp | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Mastin Kipp

If I was letting the news media paint my opinion of the world, my life would probably suck. Crazy things do happen in the world every day, but it is up to us to apply the meaning to the events.

Taking America Down the Rabbit Hole

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.13.2012 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

By framing everything as a fight, media encourages all of us to be combative in our interactions. To gain press coverage and political advantage, candidates take the bait. The result of this downward spiral is evident in the divisive politics of today.

Our Dangerous Childhood

Patricia Aranka Smith | Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Aranka Smith

Childhood in my day was brutal, I tell ya. From the beginning, we were abused with cloth diapers. Not one of us sprouted water or blood from being accidentally poked by safety pins.

Has Health News Become Sensationalized?

Dr. Pamela Peeke | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Pamela Peeke

I admit, I always check the customized Google alerts that are delivered right to my handheld device. But we all need to take a step back, especially when looking at the latest health news.

To Save the Times, Abandon Timeliness

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leah Anthony Libresco

I want to track a story as it develops, I certainly won't be looking at the print edition of anything, and, once the long-threatened paywall goes up, I won't be getting my updates from nytimes.com.

WATCH: New Honest CNN Show Unveiled on Kimmel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A lot of us have lamented the state of the 24-hour news cycle, with its merry-go-round of pundits angrily trying to shout louder than their fellow gue...

The Great Impending OMG of 2011

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

All end-of-year lookbacks at the major stories, scandals, dramas and traumas contain one shared ingredient, one bizarre commonality built straight into their media DNA: How insanely fast we forget all about them.

How To Stay Centered In A 24-Hour News Cycle

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

I've learned to let thoughts and emotions pass through my mind like clouds while I meditate. Surely I can do the same with news items.

The Time for Equal Rights for LGBT Americans Is Now!

Fran Drescher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fran Drescher

No group should be singled out by a mob mentality, and no one's rights should ever be compromised. There is no justification for that.

Eat, Pray, Love and the Economic Crisis

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Liz Gilbert said of Italy, "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, only artistic excellence is incorruptible." I have pondered her insight for weeks. I keep asking myself the essential question. Is the US headed the way of Italy?

The 24-Hour Science Cycle

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Rather

2010-09-21-Picture23.jpg This administration had always billed itself as driven by facts and not the talking-head news cycle. And when it came to the science and the Gulf, they should have been a little more circumspect.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

Long View, Slow Looking

Gershon Hepner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gershon Hepner

Long looking, like slow cooking, should become the vogue, replacing speedy glances with which we tend to focus on the wood, instead of trees.