Geoffrey Baym, Amber Day, Nicholas Marx, Chuck Tryon and Dannagal Young discuss Stephen Colbert’s first week in the new job.
The FCC’s new Open Internet rules are a major come-from-behind victory for net neutrality. How in the world did this actually get done? And what exactly happens now?
The most consequential TV newsfilm of the 20th century records the beating of voting rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. It led directly to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. With the 50th anniversary commemorations of “Bloody Sunday,” network and cable news channels have replayed that footage over and over. What’s its history? Why was it so powerful that it managed to galvanize a nation?
We have been to three girl-focused cons this summer and fall: LeakyCon, DashCon and GeekGirlCon. These cons are non-profit, largely run by volunteers, and provide alternative geeky spaces to male-dominated cons. These cons extend the work of social media such as…
A federal appeals court just ended net neutrality because the FCC didn’t call it what it is: common carriage.
The underlying discourse of the interview is that media scrutiny and critique is the modus operandi of liberal/leftist/elitists. But who, exactly, are the elitists?
Miami Heat fans’ early exit from game six of the NBA Finals is the latest flashpoint in mediated discussions of Florida this year.
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
Within the context of network late night television, David Letterman’s shaming of senators opposed to gun control is startlingly bold.
While the issue is ostensibly about the negative portrayal of the Tea Party, Glenn Beck and WWE have taken advantage of the situation for publicity.
The sale of U.S. cable station Current TV to the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera raises questions about how a foreign network might explain Americans to themselves. Might Al Jazeera provide a foreign lens for Americans to examine themselves? What would that even look like?
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has ignited a virtual powder keg of controversy regarding its depictions of the use of torture as a means of getting information during the ten-year hunt for Osama bin Laden. Despite complaints that it justifies the use and effectiveness of torture, the film cannot be dismissed so easily.