Was it the accent? The guns? As in an old British murder mystery, there were many possible motives and suspects in his show’s demise.
HLN, Social Media, and the “If It Trends, It Leads” Problem
The network is rebranding with a focus on following hot stories on social media. But maybe audiences want a news network to be more than a follower.
Go Ahead, Quote My Tweet
A movie studio was wrong to silently edit a reviewer’s tweet for an ad. But quoting writers’ Twitter work is fair game.
Good Morning America Host Robin Roberts Acknowledges Same-Sex Relationship
Roberts expressed gratitude to her longtime girlfriend in an end-of-year Facebook message
May All Your Christmases Be White: Fox News Reports Santa Claus Is Real, and a White Man
In which Megyn Kelly pursues the War on Christmas to the North Pole, and defends the realism of a “historical figure” with eight tiny reindeer.
Martin Bashir Resigns, Finally, From MSNBC
If there was ever a case where a single offensive comment deserved repercussions, this was it.
Couric to Yahoo: Why Hire a Broadcaster in a Narrowcasting World?
What makes a TV star doesn’t necessarily make an online star
Healthcare.gov Is, Like, the Twelfth “Obama’s Katrina” So Far
There is no force of man or nature more powerful than a news cliché.
Maria Bartiromo Will Leave CNBC After 20 Years at the Cable Network
Her contract expires Nov. 24
News-About-the-News News: CNN Hires Brian Stelter As Reliable Sources Host
The media reporter will leave the New York Times, which will free him to cover that newspaper’s controversies. Will he be as free to critique CNN?
CBS’s Benghazi Apology: Sorry Is the Hardest, or At Least Slowest, Word
In an unfortunately familiar pattern, 60 Minutes walks back a report after first digging in and pushing back at critics.
All Eyes on Ronan Farrow as He Lands His Own Cable TV Show
The Rhodes scholar and human rights activist will begin hosting a new MSNBC show in January
A Diner, But No Grilling, on Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC Debut
Baldwin’s first interview with a candidate he supported was not exactly aggressive. But Up Late has potential as a relaxed chaser to caffeinated cable news