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The Critical Need For 'Truthful' News

“I’m not going to give you a question. I am not going to give you a question. You are fake news.” When Donald Trump shouted this out at Jim Acosta of CNN News during his recent press conference, it was not a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) 4C's Goldman Sees Ad Opportunity Become Reality

LAS VEGAS -- The tectonic plates of the ad-tech ecosystem have shifted in to alignment, allowing now advertisers to do many of the newfangled techniques that have been talked about for years. That's according to one media-tech exec whose...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Discovery's Garfield Aims To Extend Linear Optimization To Digital

LAS VEGAS -- Discovery Communications already has its own data management and optimisation platform for linear TV ad trading. Now it wants to bring it back to digital, too. "Discovery Engage, which is our linear optimisation platform,...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) CES Sessions: 605's CEO Dolan Builds On Cable Industry Roots In Addressable Linear TV

LAS VEGAS - Although the Dolan family sold Cablevision Systems last summer, they have continued to stay close to the industry and are building on their experience in the new venture they've named 605. Television programmers and cable...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Alexa Rocks Vegas & More: Ashley J. Swartz' Take on CES 2017

Every year I provide Beet.TV audiences with the most relevant takeaways and insights I've found at CES for the advertising and media industry. CES 2017 proved to be a year that foreshadows incredible impact on the advertising industry. Show More Summary

Four Reasons Trump Will Quit

As startling and unprecedented as it may be, there's a good chance Donald Trump won't finish out even one term as president. Yes, Richard Nixon resigned from office, so technically, there is a "precedent," but Nixon's case was different. Show More Summary

8 Hard Truths Democrats Need To Realize Now If They Want To Stop Trump

Dear Democrats, You keep losing to the Republicans in the media. Donald Trump’s 140 characters get more media traction than any of your messages. It hasn’t always been this way, but your strategy just isn’t getting across clearly anymore. Mainstream media has stopped picking up the progressive message and started picking up Trump’s message. Show More Summary

On A Downbeat Martin Luther King Day

I love Martin Luther King Day. It was the most popular thing I got through as a kid member of the Mt. Tam school board back in the day. Far more so, oddly enough, than the English grammar class. Unfortunately, Martin Luther King DayShow More Summary

The Press Conference In The Age of Twitter...And Trump

-and now, the news... A few months ago, I left a package in the overhead compartment on a Delta Flight. You know how it is. You arrive, you scramble to get off the plane, and then, in the taxi, you realize, 'where is the package? It's in the overhead'. When I got home, I called Delta. Show More Summary

Watch: Dismay Led to Fresh Take on News

With the Gilded Age of Trump about to dawn (or should it be Golden Showered Age?)... I've become almost desperately eager as a news consumer for some different journalism to leaven the prevailing diet of outraged disgust vying with abject...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Live Has Arrived - Young Turks' Uygur Breaks New Ground

LAS VEGAS -- It began as a live radio show, before the digital age forced it in to an on-demand box. But now The Young Turks, a video broadcaster producing progressive politics commentary, is set to make hay from a return to its live roots. Sixteen years ago, co-founder Cenk Uygur launched The Young Turks on Sirius radio. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg Hires Post-Truth Pioneer Campbell Brown To Fight Post-Truth In Social Media

Why in the world would Mark Zuckerberg choose Campbell Brown to lead its News Partnerships team and its effort to deal with today’s version of truthiness? Perhaps he is following the dictum of “it takes one to know one.” Brown is the...Show More Summary

At the Turnstile: Troubled Trump Catches A Break While Obama Is Classy To The End

What a spectacular mess American politics is. First, on Tuesday night, there was outgoing President Barack Obama, back in elegant orator mode after spending far too much of his presidency in closed-off complexity, reminded most of America why it liked him in the first place. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Takes Walter Cronkite's Name In Vain

When Donald Trump invoked Walter Cronkite while defending himself last month, I nearly fell off my chair. I was appalled because I know where Mr. Cronkite directed his passion and his integrity after he left the anchor chair at CBS.Show More Summary

Why Won't American Media Fully Investigate What Could Be The Biggest Story in U.S. Political History?

What percentage chance that the incoming president has been compromised by a hostile foreign power is acceptable? Most Americans, and the U.S. Constitution, would say “none.” But right now Democrats and Republicans in D.C., along with...Show More Summary

Breaking Through The Wall Of Intolerance

There is a terrible fact Americans have to face in 2017. Our next President, Donald J. Trump, was elected by running a successful campaign of fear-mongering, finger-pointing and hate speech. This was unlike any campaign in recent memory...Show More Summary

A Message To My Doomed Colleagues In The American Media

Congratulations, US media! You've just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now?...Show More Summary

No One Promised Media a Rose Garden

Methinks my former press colleagues doth protest too much about Trump's war on the media. He is an asshole but the media's job is to cover him as he is, not as we want him to be. His lies, his distractions, his bizarre and potentially...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Predictive TV Targets Purchasers, Not Demos: Simulmedia's Zimbalist

LAS VEGAS - People who are fixated on the future of television are missing a great opportunity to mine linear TV right now. And best prospecting asset is a marketer's own first-party data. That's the worldview of Michael Zimbalist, CMO...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Turner's Strober Explains Advanced Linear TV Audience Targeting

LAS VEGAS - Turns out you don't have to be on Wall Street to run a futures market. It's happening every day in the traditional linear television business, according to Turner's EVP of Client Strategy & Ad Innovation. "Unlike digital,...Show More Summary

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