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TV News Is Just As Crazy In Other Countries

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media

Ever feel like US news shows are a more of hotbed for wild, gaffe-filled drama than a place where you get information? Well, guess what: it's not j...

News That Isn't News

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Unfortunately we have reached a time when ratings are far more important than facts and we will continue to suffer from that until we go back to the pre-Reagan days when stations could lose their licenses for their misdeeds.

Debate Climate Solutions, Not the Facts

Gene Karpinski | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

This weekend, the Sunday morning political shows on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox News all spent some time discussing climate change. And it was a classic case of 'be careful of what you wish for.'

In Journalism, There Is Such a Thing as an Accurate Story

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Kathleen Reardon

Don't get me wrong; balance is not without its merits. Some point-and-counterpoint is fine. Balance is not, however, the same as objectivity or accuracy -- although it makes a nice, easy, inexpensive stand-in for what might otherwise be a real, difficult, comparatively expensive attempt to report what is actually going on.

Kate Sheppard

CBS Boss Will Meet With Senators Pushing More Climate Change Coverage | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Two senators pushing major television networks for more climate change coverage will have the ear of a network executive this week. ...

Anti-Hillary GOP War Begins While Major Media Aids and Abets

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

What is most troubling, though not surprising, is how many in the major media have legitimized these crass and partisan Republican attacks and the manner they are being carried out in hearings that are organized so unfairly they resemble the proceedings of a one-party Republican state

The New Wave Of Young Latino Journalists

VOXXI | Kevin Olivas | Posted 04.27.2013 | Latino Voices

To be sure, there is still a long way to go for Latinos to have fair representation on network television and for that to show up in coverage. But rec...

What if CNN Could Cover a Plane Crash.... the CNN Way?

MP Nunan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Media
MP Nunan


Internet Archive Amasses All TV News Since 2009 | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media

Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria, Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and dig...

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...

Network TV News to Adapt AND Die

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The seeds of failure? I'd say they reside in the tone of "we are giving you our grand vision of what you need" that pervades this now grandstanding news division's programming as a whole.

Arianna Huffington's Vision of Interactive Video Journalism

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The Huffington Post, which has galvanized a massive community of millions of content creators who engage via comments, "likes," tweets and thousan...

(VIDEO) NBC News Launches Super Politics Portal

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Gearing up for increased demands for political news in 2012, NBC News has launched a portal for all the network's shows (on both NBC and MSNBC), n...

Evening Newscasts On The Rise Again

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.17.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — There's new life in broadcast television's evening news shows, in part because of forces such as 24-hour cable news that were once th...

(VIDEO) ABC News Deepens Online Reach via Programming Pact With Yahoo! News

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser


The Women Running The News

Marie Claire | Abigail Pesta | Posted 10.16.2011 | Media

As producers of the top news shows on TV, they're the first people on the scene when wars erupt, earthquakes hit -- or a politico cheats. And they're ...

Evening News Ratings Up Across The Board

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Viewership is up at the "CBS Evening News" since Scott Pelley took over as anchor in early June. Then again, the same can be said for...

New Chapter At 'Nightline'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — ABC's "Nightline" is creeping into prime time this summer – or maybe it's just getting creepy. The late-night show begins a su...

'Sully' Sullenberger Is Ready For CBS News Job

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 08.01.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Retired pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger expects a lot more from his new job at CBS News than waiting for a plane to crash so he can be ...

Katie Couric Likely To Leave CBS Anchor Job

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rumors are swirling that Katie Couric is all set to leave the "CBS Evening News" when her contract is up—and focus is centering on Scott Pelley, a c...

Broadcast News: Love, Truth and Television

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2011-01-18-BroadcastNews_image_01.jpgA legendary film captured the battle over the soul of news and the women and men who delivered it.

Katie Couric Starts Contract Talks With CBS

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Katie Couric has started preliminary contract negotiations with CBS, Bloomberg reports. At the top of the agenda is Couric's $15 million salary, wh...

Media Should Set 'Rules' for 2012: No Interviews, No Coverage

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Abrams

For 2012, how about the media actually doing something honest, and show a tincture of integrity? That is, state that it will no longer cover anyone or their activities if they do not sit down for interviews.

They Heard You Loud and Clear (Moreorless)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

What the people said on Tuesday night completely squares with what I've been saying all along: "It's time to get rid of the designated-hitter rule."

Tonight's Big Story: Is It Newswordy?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Horowitz

"This guy's trying to make history -- blow the cover off the war in Afghanistan and all that -- and he's going around calling himself 'WikiLeaks'?! He ought to be embarrassed!"