Sidney Harman, the audio equipment billionaire, philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Newsweek since purchasing the struggling weekly magazine about six months ago, died on Tuesday after a brief fight with acute myeloid leukemia, his family announced today in a brief statement. He was 92. ... More >>
Two distinctly icky stories dominate media news this Wednesday, with none bigger than the mess at National Public Radio following yesterday's release of a hidden camera video by the right-wing videographer and activist James O'Keefe. The public radio organization scrambled as a result of the ... More >>
Celebrity journalist Juan Williams had a good week, on balance. First, he was fired by National Public Radio for remarks he made on Fox -- his other major employer -- about his fear of Muslims on airplanes.
That might seem at first a minus, but Williams was immediately rewarded by Fox with a new $ ... More >>
As you know, Juan Williams was recently fired by NPR for saying (among other things) on Fox TV that he gets scared when he sees Muslims on a flight he's on.
"But what about freedom of speech?" shout the right-wing naysayers--the type that usally don't believe in freedom of speech at all.
Bu ... More >>
VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>
Daniel Schorr has been gone since July, but he's missed more than ever right now. That's because if the late 93-year-old news sage had lasted just a few months longer we might have heard what he had to say tomorrow morning to Scott Simon on NPR's Weekend Edition about the firing of their now- ... More >>