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The Down-Low on Upfronts

CBS, CNN, NBC, and other networks have attempted to woo advertisers at their Upfront presentations – but will it work in this new media landscape?

A Massive Writer’s Strike is Looming Over Hollywood

Enjoy your favorite scripted and late night shows while you can. If negotiations this week between the Writer’s Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) fail, Hollywood could see its first crippling writer’s strike in almost a

Bob Iger is Finding it Difficult to Leave Disney

Over the last three years, Iger, president of Disney since 2005, had to extend his tenure at the Mouse House three times, once in 2014, once in 2016 and once again this past March, as the board of directors has struggled to find his replacement.

O’Reilly Ousted at Fox News

Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News. This announcement, from 21st Century Fox, comes weeks after a New York Times report on the settlements of O’Reilly’s sexual harassment lawsuits. The Times had previously reported that FOX News settled five lawsuits, dating back to 2002, alleging

What Trump’s New FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, Means for the Media

Who is Ajit Pai? President Trump appointed Ajit Pai, 44, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 23, 2017. Pai is currently serving out the term of his predecessor, Obama-appointee Tom Wheeler, who vacated the role upon President Trump’s inauguration. This afternoon, I

The Women in Media: AP’s Vivian Salama

Vivian Salama is not easily intimidated. With a career that spans across continents and conflicts, Salama has built a reputation for always being in the thick of whatever is going on around the world. When the war in Iraq broke out, Salama was the first

What You Missed at SXSW This Year

The South by Southwest conference and festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this past week in Austin, Texas. From March 10 through 19, the annual pilgrimage of entrepreneurs, artists, businesses and interactive organizations  proved the conference has grown even larger and more influential over the past

NPR, WNYC, and Slate Explain Why They Are Betting on Live Events

Earlier this month, the NPR Politics Podcast hosted a live show in Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theater, and Slate’s Trumpcast did a live recording in D.C.’s Hamilton Hotel. Last year, Radiotopia hosted a live event featuring nearly all their shows in Los Angeles. In 2013, Radiolab