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World Cup Broadcasts: The Middle East's Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

James Dorsey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

Pricing by Qatari entities holding World Cup rights for the Middle East and North Africa, including Al Jazeera's belN Sports channel, puts broadcasts beyond the reach of many football fans in the region.

AM Broadcasters Must Fight for Survival or Be Forced Over the 'Buffalo Jump'

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media
Fred Lundgren

Figuratively speaking, AM radio faces a similar fate. Like the Bison, a certain number of AM stations are driven over the cliff each year but unlike the Native Americans, the FCC doesn't care enough to sustain the remaining herd.

Save Georgia State University's Student-Run Radio Station

Adam Goldstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Adam Goldstein

If you know anything about Album 88, you know why the Georgia State University administration waited until the morning of Tuesday, May 6, to announce that, like thieves in the dead of night, they had stolen more than half of one of the most important voices in radio and sold it for pennies.

Three Questions About the Aereo Supreme Court Case That Desperately Need Answers

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Elyssa Pachico

It's now up to the SCOTUS to answer what's arguably the most important Aereo question of all: What's the future of TV going to look like?

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Hernan Lopez on Spanish Language TV and FOX International Channels | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with me about the continued rise of Spanish language television and the worldwid...

My Worst On-Air Mistakes

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Maureen Anderson

It's standard in broadcasting. You start in a small market and work your way up to big cities. I'm the reason. People like me, anyway. We weren't born smooth. We need a lower-stakes environment where we can polish our rough edges.

Burgundy, Blockbuster and Broadcast News

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The people who make the programming are distributing more directly to the people who watch it, and cutting out a middleman. And with diminishing audiences for live, prime time shows, local news ratings have plunged. What's a station to do?

Pat Summerall: 'And He's Gone'

Michael Levin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Michael Levin

And now Patrick's gone, and with him an era of gentlemanly broadcasting with those deep, lush, Florida tones behind the mike. Pat Summerall was a Giant, both lower case and capital G. To have known him is one of the great privileges of a writer's life.

Al Jazeera Eyes Spanish TV Market Amid Dropping Viewer Numbers in Its Heartland

James Dorsey | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Al Jazeera is exploring the acquisition of Spain's La Liga premier soccer league rights in a bid to expand its budding global sports franchise in a world in which pan-Arab television is on the decline.

Al Jazeera America -- The Newsroom We've Been Waiting For

Nida Khan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Nida Khan

There's a reason why news junkies like myself are excited and anticipating this progress in domestic media. And there's a reason why everyone should take notice.

WTF? The Denver Presidential Debate Souvenirs Were 'Made in China'

David Shuster | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
David Shuster

The fact is our purchasing power has an impact on products across the spectrum. Whether we are choosing clothes, food, gasoline, or toothpaste -- we have the opportunity every day to make a difference.

Leader, Teleprompted: Why Executives Must Master the Machine

Connie Dieken | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

As an executive, you're called upon to deliver important messages to your organization and the marketplace. People look to you to set the tone in public speaking. You want to come across as a strong leader, but natural. That's why you need to master the Teleprompter.

Dick Clark's Business Lesson

Nelson Davis | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Nelson Davis

Unbridled enthusiasm is a success magnet. While many people of his age were eyeing a rocking chair, Dick was fishing for opportunities.

Broadcast Transparency: A No Brainer for the FCC

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.27.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

By requiring full disclosure, the FCC could go a long way toward shedding light on political influence peddling in 2012, and exposing the media's role -- both constructive and otherwise -- in our democracy.

My Colleague, Mike Wallace

Beth Knobel | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media
Beth Knobel

At CBS, I got to see the tough Mike in action several times. My favorite was in 2005, when Mike came to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Where Is Current TV Headed?

Tom Athans | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Tom Athans

If Current has hopes to evolve away from being the fringe network that it is and connect with a larger mainstream audience, firing a talented pro like Keith and replacing him with a non-professional broadcaster like Eliot Spitzer was probably a bad move.

Yahoo!-ABC News Tie-up Dominates Online Video News by Wide Margins, comScore

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

For the first time since the collaboration of ABC News and Yahoo! was announced in October, comScore has reported online traffic for the joint eff...

Gender Slurs: Why What Rush Limbaugh Said Is So Damning to Women

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Rush Limbaugh's use of "slut" and "prostitute" was a textbook example of how horrifically damning gender slurs are, and why such forms of abuse deserve swift and serious action.

The Women of NPR

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women

You're familiar with the stereotype: humorless, ever so slightly imperious, Birkenstock-wearing brown-rice enthusiasts. These are the women of NPR, fo...

Unclear Motives Behind Raid on Two Palestinian TV Stations

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.03.2012 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Diplomacy and nonviolent struggle remain the keys to advancing Palestinian freedom. But with the U.S. focused elsewhere and the Israeli government plowing ahead with illegal activities, there is a very real possibility of a return to the violence of a decade ago.

Blind Ambition

Alex Belida | Posted 04.16.2012 | Media
Alex Belida

When the Broadcasting Board of Governors unveiled a new Strategic Plan, it set an ambitious goal: "To become the world's leading international news agency by 2016." But based on its latest budget proposal, global news organizations like Reuters and AP have little to fear.

Help Me Understand...

John Joss | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
John Joss

... how supposed news reporters can get away with being advertising spokespeople. Lots of our local (San Francisco) radio people -- for example, spor...

Christiane Amanpour, Brian Williams, Charles Osgood and Me!

April Rudin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Media
April Rudin

I scanned the room quickly to get a sense of who was there. Immediately, I noticed Christiane Amanpour talking quietly with Charles Osgood. I walked over and began listening as Christine told Charles of their first meeting.

What the !#$@%*?: Will the Rise of Spanish Redefine Indecency?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2011 | Media
Daniel Cubias

It stands to reason that as America grows more multilingual, we'll hear more Spanish on the airwaves. And some of that Spanish will be of the naughty variety.