Topic: msnbc

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,…

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…

Behind the Scenes of the Adweek Women's Issue Roundtable [Video]

Five media and advertising leaders discuss life beyond the glass ceiling

Here's a sneak peek of our photo shoot and roundtable discussion with some of the most successful women in media and advertising. They recently sat down with Adweek to discuss…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nearly 11 Million Viewers Turned to Cable for Zimmerman Verdict

Fox News Channel, CNN rack up huge ratings as trial ends

Approximately 10.6 million viewers on Saturday night turned to the cable news networks as a Florida jury returned a “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. According to Nielsen, Fox…