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CNN Triumphs (At Least in Most Demographic Categories)

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Last week's news numbers are the most substantial proof I can present that when major news breaks, occasional (non-regular) news viewers still turn to CNN to get the facts.

Anderson Cooper Flees Area Near Nuclear Plant After Meltdown Fears

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anderson Cooper and his crew were forced to flee the area near the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan after a series of explosions brought the radiation...

EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Signing Former Sen. Evan Bayh As A Contributor

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Fox News officially announced on Monday afternoon that former Democratic Senator Evan Bayh is becoming a contributor to the network. Michae...

Mika Rips Roger Ailes, Says He'll 'Dump' Palin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mika Brzezinski used the news of the rift between Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Sarah Palin to criticize Ailes and say he will "dump" his star commenta...

Bill O'Reilly Writing New Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Yes, it's possible: Bill O'Reilly is getting bolder and fresher. The author and host of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" has signed w...

Why Aren't You Watching Al Jazeera?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

We Americans are so isolated from the larger world that we will always be a dollar short and a day late unless we find alternatives to our "media." Al Jazeera is that alternative.

Anderson Cooper In Japan: 'Should I Get Out Of Here?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anderson Cooper usually heads right into dangerous territory, but an explosion at a nuclear power plant in Japan had the CNN anchor wondering if he sh...

Megyn Kelly Named 'Anchor To Watch'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Megyn Kelly was chosen as the sole "Anchor to Watch" for 2011 by Broadcasting and Cable magazine on Monday. (Registration required to view o...

O'Donnell: I'm 'Filled With Dissatisfaction' About Limits Of Show

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell should be feeling good these days, but the MSNBC host displayed a decidedly pessimistic side in an interview with The Daily Beast's...

Cooper Rockets Up, Baier Steady: See Top 30 Cable News Shows In February

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Bret Baier and Shepard Smith have firmly settled into the top 5 of the cable news ratings. February's number show that Baier has had the sec...

February Ratings: A Good Month for CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN continues to lag behind FoxNews and MSNBC in total viewers. But in February, thanks to the upheaval in Northern Africa, CNN was the only one of th...

Jews for Al Jazeera!

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Klein

You should listen from what I'm saying, even if your rabbi would give you such a look. Watch Al Jazeera. Watch it all the time.

Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

Cable News Ratings: Egypt and the Olbermann Effect

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

According to information supplied by Cynopsis, Fox News continues to dominate to the cable news ratings, but CNN and MSNBC finished in a virtual tie among primetime viewers.

Egyptian and American Democracy: Information Please

Frederick Thomas | Posted 06.02.2011 | Media
Frederick Thomas

In an age when most of America recognizes the need to better understand this interconnected world, our media's greatest shortcoming may be its lack of consistent international reporting.

Cable News Ratings: January Snapshot

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

FoxNews continues to dominate news viewing in total audience and all demographics except 18-34 year olds, where MSNBC leads. According to Cynopsis, a...

Beck Tumbles, Baier Rises: See Top 30 Cable News Shows In January

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a way, January's cable news ratings are no surprise: Fox News overwhelmed the competition, and MSNBC beat CNN. But there were some interesting tidb...

Climate Of Hate? Cable News And The Economics Of Violent Talk

The Wrap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Almost from the moment Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot through the brain by a political extremist on Saturday, the media has been wringing ...

The Poetry Of Wikileaks: How 1830 Cables Became Haikus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

# As is typical, the Pope stayed above the fray and did not comment. 00HARARE5461.txt # Whether such tactics will have a chilling effect remains...

Not Another Year-End List!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Why am I so obsessed with American politics in the first place? Does it really matter, or does interest in politics merely occupy the same part of the brain that used to handle starting line-ups, batting averages and RBI's?

2010 and a Happy New Year Message to CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

It is the duty of a free press to reject lies and report the truth. If CNN took that as its mission, it might get a hell of a lot more viewers next year.

2010 Cable News Ratings: Fox News Trounces Rivals...See Top 30 Programs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

2010 is almost done, and the cable news ratings for the entire year are in. As always, Fox News came out on top, thoroughly dominating the competition...

Journalist Freed From North Korea Hosting E! Show | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Laura Ling, who was detained in North Korea with a colleague from Current TV last year, is restarting her television career at a channel much closer t...

'Parker Spitzer' Getting Time To Grow | SAM SCHECHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Eliot Spitzer's debut on CNN's prime-time lineup has been greeted by tepid viewing and some scathing reviews. But the network plans to give the forme...

CNN Eyes Ex-CNBC Chief To Run Piers Morgan Show | MICHAEL SHAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The former top honcho at CNBC, Jonathan Wald, is in talks to oversee the new Piers Morgan talk show on CNN, according to reports. Wald, a TV news heav...