News Media

No Gain Brings Pain

Submitted by ub on Fri, 12/02/2022 - 06:07
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Are media organizations passing their pain on to the main lane of loyal employees who they feel have slowed their lack of gain?

And what about the audience which has to endure the gray days of Winter that are getting uglier. It seems as though every news organization may be shrinking toward next year through layoffs, hiring freezes, or otherwise downsizing.

Why do CNN and Gannet continue to lay off staff members at a record rate during the holiday season?

CNN lays off hundreds of staff

Favorite Journalism Films

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/30/2022 - 12:35
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As a longtime supporter and POYNTER participant, it is my pleasure to present the following result of its survey.

https://www.poynter.org/ asked on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit, and then compiled votes into a final list of favorites. They published a list before from senior media writer Tom Jones but wanted to hear from us. 

The Mourning News

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/27/2022 - 18:11
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After working in TV news production for many years, Olivia is one of the reasons why I decided to stop watching the mourning news.

I have worked in print, radio, television, cable, and online media with commercial, governmental, educational as well as non-profit and in a couple of languages. 

A Burned Bird?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/28/2022 - 09:06
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A bird experiences first, second or third degree burns depending of the tissue damage as a result of chemicals, electricity, heat or sale.

Elon Musk reportedly ousted some of Twitter's top executives, including its CEO, General Counsel and CFO, after completing his $44 billion takeover deal. He then tweeted "the bird is freed" We wonder if the bird is fried, or burned?

Adios JJ

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/14/2022 - 10:44
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During my Spanish-language media career I have worked with two broadcasters I’ve known as JJ - Jesus Javier and Jaime Jarrin.

Lock Him Up

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/14/2022 - 04:43
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No longer kept at bay by the presidency, US Congress the Justice Department and state prosecutors are going for citizen Trump.

The bipartisan select committee of Congress investigating the January six attack on the US Capitol House voted unanimously to subpoena Donald J Trump. The leadership says “We have left no doubt, none, that Donald Trump led an effort to upend American democracy that directly resulted in the violence of January 6th. Trump is not above the law!’

The Proudest Peacock

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 15:30
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I am lots more proud than many peacocks of my management skills as well as filled with joy to learn about one of my hires.

My wide simile alludes to the NBC peacock, with its colorful tail that can be expanded like a fan, which has long symbolized vanity and pride. Both Natalie and I worked there, but at different times. I worked there as a news producer back in the days of Brokaw, Gumball, Pauley, Chung, and Norville.

There's No Sunshine Till He’s Gone

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 16:18
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These images gathered by my colleagues from The Associated Press show a detailed apocalyptic vision of Ron DeSantis Florida.

In six years there have been as many historic hurricanes in the continental United States, all of which intensified quickly before making landfall. Climate change helped fuel them. Yet, Republicans continue to be deniers of science.

The vulnerable seniors living in Florida need a grownup Governor looking to improve their quality of life, not trying to score political points elsewhere.

NETWORK

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 17:43
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At the Academy Awards, Network won three of the four acting awards the only other film to achieve that was A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951. Peter Finch died before the 1977 ceremony and was the only performer to win a posthumous Academy Award (until 2009 when Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor). The statuette itself was collected by Finch's widow, Eletha Finch after Chayefsky invited her onstage. Beatrice Straight's performance as Louise Schumacher occupied only five minutes and two seconds of screen time, making it the shortest performance to win an Oscar as of 2022 (breaking Gloria Grahame's nine-minute and 32-second screen time record for The Bad and the Beautiful in 1953).[

Charles In Charge

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/10/2022 - 10:07
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The Royal Cypher and the Royal coat of arms changes with a new king. The words of the national anthem are 'God Save the King.'

He is now the Monarch of The United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Can the new King and Prime-minister be able to prove themselves worth of their new responsibilities during these trying times?  Will King Charles III begin to make pronouncements as opposed to his scrupulously neutral mom, Queen Elizabeth II?