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Executive Exits Viacom After More Than 20 Years at the Company

Just a few days after the ouster of CEO Philippe Dauman was completed, an executive who has been with Viacom for more than 20 years has left the company. Deadline.com reports that Carl Folta, the company’s head of corporate communications,...

The Bias Buzz: Obama and Baton Rouge and Trump vs. Clinton Strategies

Don Irvine and Jerry Cave discuss why Obama took so long to visit Baton Rouge after the flooding, Trump’s visit and where has Hillary Clinton been, the different strategies employed by Trump and Clinton, Paul Manafort’s sudden departure, are the polls accurate or rigged against Trump, and much more. Here is the SoundCloud clip below: […]

Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

In this week's Lower Case... San Jose Mercury, 5/8/76 The Vancouver Sun, 7/23/86 Want to see more regrettable headlines? Check out the Lower Case archives.

Siloe to Create 898 Replicas of the Voynich Manuscript

6 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The publishing house has secured permission to produce 898 replicas of the book.

Which Olympic Marketers Spent the Most on TV and Digital Ads?

Call it the little family tree that could: Almost no other brand took root during the Olympics like Ancestry.com, running 14 TV commercials during the two-week sports extravaganza that ended on Sunday. DirecTV, with 29 ads, was the only...Show More Summary

Former Disney Star Comes Out as Bisexual

An actress and singer who is a former Disney Channel star has come out as bisexual, according to People magazine. Bella Thorne, known for her appearances on Disney’s “Shake It Up” and on shows including “My Own Worst Enemy” and...

‘Nashville’ Season 5 premieres on CMT in January

“Nashville” is heading back to TV with a new network, new showrunners and, now, a return date. The show, which was axed by ABC after four seasons, will return for Season 5 with a special two-hour episode on CMT on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Hulu will continue to stream “Nashville” for its fifth season with […]

Business realities are impacting all college newspapers. But what happens when they’re for-profit?

The Central Florida Future, the student newspaper at the University of Central Florida founded in 1968, published its last issue August 4. But the decision to close it down came from an unusual source: Florida Today, the Gannett paper based in Brevard County, which had bought the Future in 2007. “It wasn’t a knee-jerk [decision]...

Syndicated TV ratings, Aug. 8-14: ‘Judge Judy’ tops a slower Olympics week

Ratings for daytime syndicated strips were largely down in the week of Aug. 8-14, as a number of shows were pre-empted for Olympics coverage. A week of “Judge Judy” reruns led the way with a 6.1 household rating, narrowly beating “Family Feud’s” 5.9. “Dr. Phil” and “Live with Kelly” tied for No. 1 among talk shows […]

The Bias Buzz: Donald Trump’s Campaign Shake-Up, Hillary Clinton’s Pay-to-Play

Don and our guest co-host Jerry Cave discuss Donald Trump’s campaign team shake-up, Hillary Clinton’s pay-to-play scheme at the Clinton Foundation and State Department, and more. Tune into our SoundCloud below: Here is the iTunes link. Below is our YouTube video:

Drama at NBC’s ‘Today’: Is the Network Upset With Al Roker?

Insiders at NBC’s morning flagship “Today” are reportedly less than thrilled about an incident involving show mainstay Al Roker. The New York Post’s Page Six cites sources saying that behind the scenes, some at the show were embarrassed by the on-air...

BuzzFeed is separating its entertainment and news divisions, pushing both further into video

BuzzFeed may have always felt like two things, especially to non-media types: a viral entertainment powerhouse, and a Very Serious news division. Now BuzzFeed the company is officially splitting into two divisions, one to focus on entertainment and the other on news. Both divisions will place a huge emphasis on (what else) digital video. In...

FACE IT: Remember Privacy?

So a wealthy husband named Bruce recently took out a large ad in The Los Angeles Times to apologize to his wife, Trudy. He had apparently been "gaslighting" the poor woman for months, telling others -- and making her believe -- that she was mentally ill. Show More Summary

Columnist Makes the Case for Fox News to Evolve Into a Less Partisan Network

While he’s not arguing with the success of Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch in building Fox News Channel into a $1.5 billion-a-year profit machine, columnist Jack Shafer, writing on Politico, recaps the channel’s success story and makes the argument that...

TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘Better Late Than Never’ has solid premiere, ‘America’s Got Talent’ returns steady

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 The numbers for Tuesday have “America’s Got Talent” at its usual level following an Olympics hiatus and a series premiere on NBC also doing pretty well: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.4/9 11.07 Bachelor […]

Why Does Trump Get More TV News Face-Time Than Hillary? She's Out There Campaigning, Too.

Is it just me or does it appear that most media coverage, not only Fox News, covers Donald Trump a lot more directly than it does Hillary Clinton? Yes, it's true Trump's pugnacious style and fact deprived pronouncements, not to mention outright lies, provide fodder for ratings that news organizations need to survive. Show More Summary

Trump And The White Working-Class: Are The Media Telling The Whole Story?

Is Donald Trump the exclusive darling of the American white working-class? The mass media has presented an image that angry white workers, suffering from the loss of manufacturing jobs, hostile and fearful of immigrants and blacks next door, entirely define the Trump constituency. Show More Summary

Chicago Sports Reporter to be Investigative Reporter

"She’s decided to take a break from the daily reporting beat," said the vp of news.

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