News Media

NEWS OR PROFIT VIEWS?

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The increasing trend of appointing Toppers to news organizations who lack newsgathering experience reflects changes in the industry.

Here are some insights and considerations based on your observations:

MORE POLITICAL QUAKES

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Shots fired at Trump rally in Pennsylvania. We must condemn violence. More news from AP and Reuters is offered below.

The near miss at the Pennsylvania rally is miraculous, and it could be a redemptive political moment for gun safety and the NRA.

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ED TALKS

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Edward Rudolph “Ed” Bradley, Jr. (June 22, 1941 – November 9, 2006) was a journalist with award-winning work on 60 Minutes.

Ed Bradley was a pioneering journalist known for breaking barriers and his extensive work on CBS's "60 Minutes." Ed Bradley made significant contributions to journalism, especially in diversifying the media landscape while covering a wide range of impactful stories.

JOURNALISM OVERBOARD?

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I was born an island boy, I’m now a veteran journalist living in a nautical museum where I look at potential dangers through periscopes.

My professional news career started working for The Washington Post owned, Post-Newsweek Stations, when a tiny stock investment financially flourished. Many decades later I was appointed AP Bureau Chief in NYC and then I took early retirement from The Associated Press, the world’s oldest news cooperative.

LOCAL NEWS

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As news consumption habits increases and becomes all digital, U.S. adults will continue to see value in American local outlets.

According to Pew Research, our local news landscape in America is going through profound changes as both news consumers and producers continue to adapt to a more digital news environment. We recently asked U.S. adults about the ways they access local news, as well as their attitudes toward local journalism.

WH CORRESPONDENTS GALA

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White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was headlined by POTUS Joe Biden and feature an SNL favorite.

Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost was the entertainer at the 2024 White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, DC. President Biden also gave remarks at the annual gathering, which included journalists, politicians, and celebrities. close 

THE TRUE SUE

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I no longer work at News 4 New York, but I enjoyed serving stories for anchorwoman Sue Simmons when I was a field producer there.

Simmons was one of the jovial members of the team, constantly poking fun at herself and everyone else on the set. She liked to laugh. So it's no surprise that many viewers may remember a Groundhog Day impersonation (which can be viewed here).  

SPEAKING ⬆️ UP 🆙

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Today’s New York Times word of the day is SPEAK according to my chief executive officer who likes word games crossword puzzles.

With that in mind allow Neto to tell a story about one of the many professional experiences I had back in the late 80s - I watch the tube and sometimes it brings back memories about always speaking up for our freedoms and leading by example.

After working for NBC for about a decade, there was a labor dispute with management that caused a major strike.

WILL COMCAST BURY CESAR?

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A leadership vacuum at #NBC - Hiring and firing the former #RNC chair, the organization managed to alienate nearly every constituency that matters. Insiders blame a byzantine structure and a lack of news chops at the top. “I want to personally apologize to our team members who felt we let them down,” Mr. Conde said in a staff memo this week. “While this was a collective recommendation by some members of our leadership team, I approved it and take full responsibility.” Cesar Conde