For major U.S. media markets such as Chicago and Los Angeles, there’s a lot riding on the Allbritton Communications purchase and re-branding of Capital New York. Per a feature article by Bloomberg Businessweek staff writer Felix Gilette,...Show More Summary
Wednesday's final ratings.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews, who is interviewing President Obama tonight, told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts that while he will be asking Obama about issues surrounding his management style, he also plans to ask him some easier questions, ones that Obama can sink his teeth into: I think he’ll have to deal with this NSA […]
Rachel Maddow weighed in on the debate over airing audio of the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on her MSNBC program last night. “There is no news value to the content of those tapes,” she said. “The actual audio...Show More Summary
Highlights from Wednesday's cable ratings.
From parachuting cows to learning-disabled farmers, commercials have effectively dumbed down agriculture. As a full-time farmer, I don't have much time to watch television. Despite my best intentions, I've never seen an episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones. Show More Summary
Nairobi, December 5, 2013--Kenya's National Assembly today passed contentious anti-press legislation, the Kenya Information and Communication (Amendment) Act and the Media Council Act, which will effectively silence critical reporting through a new government-controlled regulator and the threat of hefty fines....
Some 30 years ago in Las Vegas, I was standing at the bar with Bob Peloquin. We were swapping stories about how we earned our livings. I did television, Peloquin ran a large intelligence and security company. He asked me if I knew Don Hewitt and I admitted I did and added that I had even sent stories over to him. Show More Summary
Bravo Media is packed with Persian pride next week
Christopher Hale, of a group called Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, has emerged on CNN and Fox News as a defender of Pope Francis against Rush Limbaugh’s charges that the pontiff spews Marxism. The stories on CNN and Fox News cited Hale as a critic of Limbaugh and defender of the pope without […]
TV personality and three-time Emmy nominee Cat Deeley hosts one-hour special
Mob City premiered on TNT Wednesday night to an audience of 2.3 million viewers
A prime minister says a newspaper has damaged national security and calls for its editor to be brought before Parliament; his government tells the same paper there has been "enough" debate on an issue and sends its security officials into the paper's offices to smash discs containing journalistic material;...
We like our smartphones, but we also like comedy. Like the silly duo Rhett & Link, who are getting into the anti-phone sentiment with soulful singing. If you are addicted to your phone, check out this comical video about why we should periodically get off our phones. Show More Summary
The deleted tweet: The follow-ups:
Deirdre Finnegan has been named publisher of EatingWell magazine. She previously served as associate publisher of Coastal Living and advertising director/associate publisher of Cottage Living. “Deirdre is a strong leader who has demonstrated...Show More Summary
Also Known As “The Jedi Master for Aspiring Survivalists,”
While at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA Beyoncé dedicated a performance of 'I Will Always Love You' and her hit "Halo" to the late Paul Walker. Walker passed away in a car accident November 30 in Santa Clarita. Beyoncé is currently on her Mrs. Show More Summary
Just about everyone has heard by now the cautionary tale of Vice Magazine's accidental outing of a source's location, and that source's subsequent arrest. John McAfee, computer software tycoon turned colorful fugitive, had recently gone missing after being declared a person of interest in the death of his neighbor in Belize. A Vice editor and photographer caught up with him...
Joe Jerkins, the former president and general manager of KVUE, died Tuesday from leukemia. He led the Austin ABC affiliate from 1979 to 1989 and served as president of the Texas Association of Broadcasters in 1991. Watch KVUE’s tribute to Jerkins above. [h/t Austin 360] New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.