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David Letterman’s 33 Years on Air and TV De–con–structed

last monthMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

As many people know tonight was the final episode of the 33 year run of the David Letterman show. It was on NBC as Late Night with David Letterman from 1982 to 1993 and then on CBS as The Late Show with David Letterman until tonight. As I was watching clips of the opening monologue […]

Ball State (and everyone else) loves Dave

Ball State administrators, who pay tribute to David Letterman on their home page today, note that he has “consistently doted on his alma mater – routinely referring to [the school mascot] cardinals as ‘the fiercest robin-sized bird in the animal kingdom.'” Today’s Ball State Daily has stories about the talk-show host’s retirement, and students thank … Read More

Study: LinkedIn Edges Out Facebook Among DC Insiders

There is no more infamous question in Washington than the cliché ‘what do you do?’ A recent study by National Journal is only reinforcing the somewhat embarrassing stereotype that Washingtonians care more about what you do than who you...Show More Summary

Can Lady Gaga's Keyboardist Make His Donut-Shaped Keyboard Into a Brand?

Brockett Parsons was a man at the peak of his career—but something was holding him back. It was 2011 and Parsons, as the keyboardist for Lady Gaga's touring band, had played to packed arenas all over the world on the Monster Ball Tour. Show More Summary

A Goodbye After 20 Years of Directing Late Show With David Letterman

In the early evening of May 20 the words "used to be" will be grafted to the end of my name. Around 5:30, I will ask CBS Technical Director Tim Kennedy to "please fade to black." Later I will remove the few remaining personal items from my sunny office with the four windows and set out to civilian life. Show More Summary

Report: Jake Tapper Defiles John Berman’s Tom Brady Shrine

Jake Tapper is a diehard Eagles fan, and as is the case with all Eagles fans, he is jealous of people with Super Bowls. On Tuesday, this jealously seems to have manifested itself this morning in the office of CNN anchor John Berman,Show More Summary

I Hate to See Mad Men Go, But I Love to Watch It Leave

Do we know each other? I mean, somewhere other from this moment? -- Don Draper I always joked with my friends that Mad Men's real title was White Men. Because that's what it's about. It's about white dudes in New York City figuring out how to get everyone else to buy shit from their clients. Show More Summary

Boehner: ‘Stupid’ to Blame Amtrak Crash on Funding Cuts

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

After a reporter on Thursday began to ask John Boehner (R-OH) to respond to criticism from Democrats that the deadly train wreck in Philadelphia was a result funding cuts, the Speaker decided to channel his inner Bryce Harper. \"AreShow More Summary

Mired in 4th Among Adults 18-49, Fox Focuses on Empire's Bright Future

Advertisers and ad buyers headed to Fox's upfront presentation Monday afternoon, and an Empire concert broke out. After all, while the network had fallen to fourth place among adults 18-49 this season, it also had launched one of the most successful new shows of the past two decades. Show More Summary

Mark Halperin Apologizes for Ted Cruz Interview

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

In case you hadn’t heard, Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin has been getting a lot of Internet flak for a Ted Cruz interview gone terribly wrong, in which the co-managing editor seemingly tests Cruz on his Cuban-ness. Toward the endShow More Summary

Jeb Says He’s Not His Brother… Again

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

“Now we look alike… so it’s been said,” sings Freddy Cole, brother of Nat King Cole, in one of his more popular songs. “But I’ll stress a point to make you see, I’m not my brother, I’m me.” One begins to wonder whether Jeb Bush should...Show More Summary

Sharing across borders: How BBC News wants to streamline social news across multiple languages

The video, posted to the BBC Azeri service’s Instagram account last month, showed explosions, soldiers standing in formation, and aircraft flying into battle. It was footage that people all around the world had been clamoring to see: the trailer for Ulduz müharib?l?ri. Show More Summary

Tuesday is CBS News Night at the Comedy Club

Who knew CBS News had so many comedians? On Tuesday night, CBSN producer Sopan Deb and graphic designer Nick Polowy will perform at New York’s Gotham Comedy Club. Also taking the stage, Rich McHale, a unit manager at CBS News, CBS This...Show More Summary

Rebooting Al Jazeera America

This post is co-authored with Shawn Powers, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University. As two news junkies with a great interest in media and international relations, we're rooting for a positive bounce back for Al Jazeera America. Show More Summary

VE-Day Flyover Scheduled for Noon at the National Mall

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Scheduled route for vintage WWII plane flyover. DC peeps, you might wanna look out your window around noon today. No, we aren’t being invaded by ze Germans… Beginning at 12:10 PM, 56 WWII-era warbirds in 15 formations will fly over the...Show More Summary

Who are your journalist/mom heroes?

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

We work in a rockstar culture. Journalists — usually really good, hardworking and deserving men and women — win big awards, make the conference circuit, sometimes make appearances on fictional TV shows, sometimes become the subject of...Show More Summary

Is Tom Brady's Brand Too Big to Fail After Deflategate?

As retired baseball player Mark McGwire and cyclist Lance Armstong have learned, being branded a cheater can ruin a sports star's marketability. On Wednesday, Brady was singled out by the National Football League's "Deflategate" investigation,...Show More Summary

Pilates Trainer Explains Why She Photoshopped Her 'Perfect Body' in Viral Video

Online commenters can be unusually cruel, especially since they can remain anonymous, hiding behind their computer screens. No one knows that better than Pilates trainer Cassey Ho, who is behind the online fitness video series Blogilates. Show More Summary

Quiz: Do You Remember What This Ad Was Actually Trying to Sell?

Do you ever remember a favorite ad campaign, but realize you've completely forgotten what the ad was actually trying to sell? It happens to the best of us. Not every campaign can catapult to the prestigious level of Apple's iconic "1984"...Show More Summary

A Journalist's Guide to the White Savior Complex

In October 2013, a small group of Central American migrants arrived at a shelter in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca. The journey from Guatemala was difficult and perilous. The migrants navigated a maze of local violence, police harassment, and a variety of natural hazards on their way north. Show More Summary

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