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MEDIA • March 24, 2023
TikTok Schadenfreude, Iger’s Cuts, & D.C. Media Games
News and notes on the inside story in the media industry: what Silicon Valley billionaires want Washington regulators to do with TikTok in D.C., how Iger’s cuts are playing in Bristol and Manhattan, and updates from the Washington media carousel.
MEDIA • March 22, 2023
Psaki’s Promise, Trump Debate Politics, & a CNN Low
News and notes from inside the television news business: Jen Psaki’s promising debut, the politics behind hosting the RNC debates, and a CNN ratings nadir.
MEDIA • March 17, 2023
Are You There, Godwin?
ABC News’s latest front in the ego management wars.
MEDIA • March 15, 2023
The Zaz in CNN
A scholarly perusal of the WBD C.E.O.’s arrival at CNN HQ. Plus, news and notes on Zucker’s media rollup and Mad Dog Beckman.
MEDIA • March 10, 2023
The fast and mysterious departure of Politico’s executive editor may have been neither fast nor mysterious.
MEDIA • March 8, 2023
Tucker’s Troubles & Licht’s Cri de Coeur
Inside Fox News, the network is starting to manifest the same tensions and schisms as the party it covers. Plus, news and notes on Licht’s pivot and Semafor’s controversial partnership.
MEDIA • March 3, 2023
A close reading of the Fox News-Dominion $1.6 billion lawsuit revelations: Is Fox signaling that it won’t settle? Is Murdoch playing for his legacy? Will Fox repatriate to Nevada? And did Dominion overplay its hand?
MEDIA • March 1, 2023
Will Rupert Make a “Blood Sacrifice”?
As documents reveal Fox News anchors and executives (and even the chairman, himself) pointing fingers and whispering about how crazy everyone else is, a familiar question percolates: Will Murdoch need a new Rebekah Brooks?
MEDIA • February 24, 2023
More news and notes on the Lemon saga, the Barkley-Gayle question, and ‘CNN This Morning.’
MEDIA • February 22, 2023
The Don Lemon “women-in-their-prime” fiasco has become the quintessential scandal of New CNN—a microcosm of Zaz’s prerogatives, the network’s ratings struggles, Licht’s operational inexperience, and the realities of the Dantean journey through the decline of cable news.