The BizBeat – September 1st, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section will publish The BizBeat, an overview of the past week’s news in media organizations and industry. Think Reliable Sources meets TheSkimm meets BloombergBusiness. Have a tip, see something we missed, or want to put something on our radar? E-mail Shiplett@Mediafile.com.

The Video Generation

Video has the unique ability to draw out feelings we didn’t even know existed. On August 17th, the Aleppo Media Center posted a video of a bloody, ash-covered, and utterly frightened Syrian child after medical workers pulled him out of the rubble from an airstrike

Breitbart’s Bannon Rushes Through the Revolving Door

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign endured another shakeup last week when it hired Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman Breitbart News’ parent company, as the campaign’s chief executive. The press is often referred to as “the Fourth Estate,” meant to keep a close eye on those in

Polling and the Sensationalism of Election Season

Over the course of a poll’s life – its production, analysis, and consumption – there are circumstances that can reduce its value. Not only are there are so many variables that contribute to an “efficient” poll, but the reporting of polls (specifically, candidate election polls)

Islamic State Spokesman al-Adnani Killed in Aleppo

Editor’s Note: Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook has released a statement confirming that “coalition forces conducted a precision strike near Al Bab, Syria, targeting Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, one of ISIL’s most senior leaders.” Islamic State spokesman and “overseer of external terrorist operations” Mohammad al-Adnani was killed today,