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media

Turmoil at the Post

Lewis’ actions leading to a top editor’s departure have disturbed the DC newsroom.

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media

May’s Baker’s Dozen

Open AI News Corp Reddit News Corp became the latest publishing giant to ink a deal with OpenAI allowing the company to mine its content for chatbot training. This gives OpenAI access to the Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Barron’s, among other outlets under the Murdoch-owned company’s big umbrella. News of the pact, […]

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Media on Media

The revenge of the homepage, a dilemma for NBC News and more.

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media

Streaming Hasn’t Killed the Radio Star

Explaining the medium’s impressive endurance.

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media

April’s Baker’s Dozen

The Paramount saga continues, FT’s good deal with OpenAI and more.

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media

Katherine Maher and the Ethics of Media Executive Bias

In media, as in life, everything old is new again.

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media

The New Shards of Media Glass

The proliferation of small media shards means that common ground will be ever harder to find among American voters.

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media

Media on Media

Lamentation and petty thievery.

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media

March’s Baker’s Dozen

A revolt at NBC News, Reddit goes public after growing up, and more.

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media

Billionaires Were Supposed to Save the News Business. What Went Wrong?

Plutocrats may not be the old media saviors they were briefly hyped to be.

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media

Media on Media

Could the US ban TikTok?

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technology

The European AI Act, Explained

The stubborn question of whether regulation strangles innovation has greeted the act.

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media

Media on Media

Kara Swisher dishes on Silicon Valley, China ditches Hollywood and more.

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media

February’s Baker’s Dozen

Facebook turns 20, CNN shakes up mornings, the Super Bowl scores big.

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media

Remembering Charles Osgood

The radio and TV newscaster Charles Osgood died this week at 91 years old. A Fordham graduate, a longtime friend and a real mensch, Charles was a professional hero of mine and a towering inspiration for broadcasters. 

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media

January’s Baker’s Dozen

A brutal month for the US media.

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media

Media on Media

The effects of war, on the ground in Gaza and in US newsrooms.

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media

A Look Back, and Ahead, at the Stories Shaping Media 

From AI to Disney, the stories defining media.

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media

Media on Media

A former NYT editor on how the Paper of Record lost its way, and more.

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media

An Interview with Norman Lear

Some highlights of my conversation with Lear in 2012 at Fordham.

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media

December’s Baker’s Dozen

Univision’s news coverage raises eyebrows, Europe confronts AI and more.

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media

Media on Media

A roundup of recommended takes on the media, by the media.

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Society technology

2024: The Year of AI Elections

A novel factor in the coming year’s elections is how AI, which has improved with startling speed over the past 12 months, will upend political campaigns and voting processes.

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media

Western Coverage of the Israel-Hamas War

Media treatment of the events has generated its own bitter controversies.

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media

Media on Media

A roundup of recommended takes on the media, by the media.

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media

October’s Baker’s Dozen

Good and bad news for tech regulation, the end of the time signal and a resolution to one Hollywood strike.

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media

Media on Media

A roundup of recommended takes on the media, by the media.

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media technology

The platform that’s blocking news in Canada

An impasse revives thorny questions about the corrosive relationship between news outlets and tech giants.

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media

August’s Baker’s Dozen

Europe (maybe) reins in TikTok, streaming triumphs, Disney struggles and more…

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education Society

Admissions and Merit

Diversity takes many forms. And Affirmative Action as it functioned at the University of North Carolina and Harvard, the two schools named in the case, deserved tough questioning.

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media

July’s Baker’s Dozen

A monthly roundup of media winners and losers.

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media

Free Speech in the Digital Age

The government must be more transparent about its dealings with social media platforms regarding harmful content.

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media

June’s Baker’s Dozen

A monthly roundup of media winners and losers.

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media

What US Media Can Learn from Canada

There’s a sturdy commitment in Canada to journalism’s mission to serve the public by telling the truth that has abated in America.

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media

How to Fix CNN

Leading with kindness may be key to a comeback for the troubled network.

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Uncategorized

Artificial Information

What worries me more than the season’s social media snafus, and even more than its crude culture war battles, is the destabilizing and misleading role that Artificial Intelligence is likely to play in the long, muddy march to the White House.

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education media

April’s Baker’s Dozen

A monthly roundup of media winners and losers.

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media

How CNN Can Restore Primetime

It may involve dismantling primetime as we know it.

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media

March’s Baker’s Dozen

A monthly roundup of media winners and losers.

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media technology

Chat Boom

AI in journalism is here to stay. Humans must ethically deploy it.

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media

January’s Baker’s Dozen

A monthly roundup of media winners and losers.

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media

The Year to Come in Media

What to expect in cable news, journalism preservation and more.

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education

Can school rankings be saved, and meaningful?

University rankings are likely here to stay. The Financial Times could serve as a model for improving them.

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