I was addicted to the London Olympics... in fact, so was my whole family. Don't feel bad. The truth is you are only one of close to 5 billion people who, at one time or another during the event, tuned in and viewed the games and all the resultant hoopla.
Expressing opinion in journalism isn't a fault in itself. But the veiling of that opinion behind a supposedly right vs. wrong debate of ever-increasing decibels, over-simplifications and extreme biases is.
Cable and the Internet permanently took viewers away from the broadcasters, while the time-shifting magic of DVR technology makes watching any scheduled television show outside of sporting events a rarity.
On the bottom of the front cover was his picture in a mug shot. As the legendary attorney Frank Haddad said, "no one looks good in a mug shot." John Boel didn't either. The Louisville news anchor who won seventy Emmy awards had a problem.
It's not every day that you can celebrate a win for the public over big media. But on Thursday a federal appeals court threw out an attempt by the FCC and industry titans to gut media ownership limits.
Forty years after the federal government ruled that broadcast networks could not own cable systems, the FCC decided that Comcast, by far the largest of all cable system companies, could take control of NBC Universal, Inc.
Positioning themselves as David to the broadcasters' Goliath, Ivi TV has launched a streaming TV service built around their own player and clearly tapping network TV channels in New York City and Seattle.
Our ability to respond to fast-moving changes in the global technological and demographic environment is hampered by chronic functional problems with the organization in charge, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
The media have adopted the GOP's propaganda that whether health care reform passes or fails, it will be bad for the president and the Dems. The more they repeat this, the more people believe it's true.
Alex Jones writes that the implosion of the business model for traditional media is creating a vacuum in the type of news gathering, analysis or revelatory investigation which is in the public interest.
Cronkite heralded an age that ha fallen by the wayside for ratings. The bitter irony is that the issues are as compelling today as they were fifty years ago, and we hunger for information and commentary that we can trust.