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Digital Startups Are Teaching the Big Guys Some Lessons Traditional news outlets are discovering new forms of storytelling

Scott Cohen spent his career working for media conglomerates, including a stint as executive editor for the digital arm of the New York Daily News. But after hearing about Vocativ’s…

April 29, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

A Candid Conversation With 5 Women Leaders of Advertising and Media The triumphs and trials of smashing the ceiling

Two years ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote a provocative essay in The Atlantic called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The piece, which sparked a national debate about the impossibilities…

March 30, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT

Former TV News Stars Are Finding a Second Life Online Will audiences and advertisers follow?

Far from hearing crickets after streaming into the Internet abyss, former TV news talent are unearthing a flourishing market online. In mid-March, Katie Couric interviewed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,…

March 30, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT

A Recent History of the Heckler's Veto From #IStandWithPhil to #CancelColbert

The television world has weathered quite a few controversies in the last several months, many of which have one disturbing thing in common: They are fomented and sustained by people…

March 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

MSNBC Twitter Manager Fired for Saying 'the Rightwing' Will Hate Interracial Cheerios Ad Apology barely accepted

Welp, that was fast. Cheerios announced a cute sequel to its surprisingly controversial 2013 ad featuring an interracial family (the original is adorable) and though it's only a day old, it…

January 30, 2014, 5:31 PM EST

MSNBC Builds Show Around Ronan Farrow Celebrity scion, activist’s 1 p.m. show launches Feb. 24

MSNBC on Monday announced its new daytime lineup, shifting Andrea Mitchell out of the 1 p.m. time slot in favor of newcomer Ronan Farrow. The son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow…

January 27, 2014, 6:10 PM EST

NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales

NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but if history is any guide, the network is all but certain to recoup the…

January 23, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Out After Palin Obscenity Anchor's crude remark goes down poorly

We'll make it quick: MSNBC host Martin Bashir read a really graphic description of 18th-century British overseer Thomas Thistlewood's horrifying treatment of his slaves on the air last month, including…

December 4, 2013, 3:36 PM EST

Up Late With Alec Baldwin Calls It a Night Show's disciplinary hiatus becomes permanent

Up Late With Alec Baldwin has been canceled, Baldwin's publicist Matthew Hiltzik and the network, MSNBC, said on Wednesday. The show's run on the NBCU news cabler was brief but…

November 26, 2013, 4:43 PM EST

FCC Hands Bloomberg TV Big Win in Comcast Lineup Dispute Comcast must place Bloomberg TV next to other news channels in its lineup

In a big win for Bloomberg TV, the Federal Communications Commission upheld a decision its media bureau made last year ordering Comcast to move Bloomberg TV next to other news…

September 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

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