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Information Diet: Rev. Al Sharpton

The MSNBC talk show loves Twitter but not conservative content

Age 58 Accomplishments Host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation (nightly at 6 p.m.) and afternoon radio talk show Keepin' It Real; civil rights activist and founder of the National Action Network; Baptist minister;…

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Let FCC Commissioners Meet in Private

Bill has bipartisan, bicameral support

File this one under "It makes sense, so why isn't it the law already?" department. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and the Senate are reintroducing a…

A Lot of People Watched the Inauguration, But Fewer Than Last Term

CNN rules cable, NBC beats other broadcasters

The second inauguration of Barack Obama pulled in 6.73 million viewers on cable news alone, with CNN leading the pack with 3.136 million viewers. Fox News drew 2.27 million viewers…

Data Points: Generation Gap

Study shows millennials could learn a thing or two from their parents about manners

Baby boomers may have screwed a lot of things up for the next generations, saddling them with debt and holding on tight to their wealth while their childrens' prospects have…

We the People's Hits and Misses

The White House's petition site offers advocacy groups a useful tool

In recent months, the White House’s “We the People” petition site has been in the center of numerous mainstream media debates, drawing signatures by the 10s of thousands and eliciting…

TV Takes the Gold in Q3

Broadcast, cable budgets soar on infusion of Olympics, political dollars

Thanks in large part to an Olympian television marketplace and the deep pockets of Procter & Gamble and General Motors, U.S. advertising expenditures in the third quarter were up 7…

Nielsen: Broadcast Ad Spend Zooms in Q3

Networks book $5.33 billion in sales as Olympics, auto dollars flow

Broadcast television enjoyed an impressive third quarter, as overall network spend soared 35 percent versus the year-ago period. According to data just released by Nielsen, the broadcasters booked north of $5.33…

Romney's Guy: No Apologies

Mitt's creative director Jim Ferguson on the thrills of being on the campaign trail

Jim Ferguson has a newfound appreciation for the rigors of presidential politics, having just spent a year as a full-time creative director on Mitt Romney’s campaign. Along the way, the…

The Rebranding of Occupy Wall Street

Goodwill networking after Sandy changes public perception

The loss of loved ones and property in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is an undeniable nightmare for countless people. But as seen in the political realm during the last…

Decision 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

While Twitter roared, the election spotlight remained on TV

In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President…

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