Jake Tapper and Trevor Noah
HOLLYWOOD October 7, 2022
News and notes emanating from the media industry on a fall Friday: the Semafor pre-launch buzz, Punchbowl rumors, the Licht vision, and the MSNBC pickle.
MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner.
HOLLYWOOD October 5, 2022
Alex Wagner’s early ratings suggest that the MSNBC audience may be actively tuning her out. It’s an invitation for Tapper and Licht to quit the apparent mutual disarmament pact around 9 p.m. and take back the hour.
trevor noah
HOLLYWOOD September 30, 2022
Trevor Noah, not even 40, is the latest star to pull the plug on his own late night show—once again proving that the linear big bang has landed after 11:30, and may soon upend Colbert, Fallon, and Kimmel, too.
Edward Enninful and anna wintour
HOLLYWOOD September 28, 2022
What to do when a living legend wants to keep working while her true natural heir is a future legend sowing his oats, and eager to expand his footprint? And when there is some history between the two, and the future of a historic brand hangs in the balance? Only at Condé Nast…
CNN's Jake Tapper.
MEDIA September 23, 2022
The temporary nature of Tapper’s move to 9 p.m. masks the careful machinations behind the announcement: Licht wants Tapper to be the permanent host of the 9 p.m. hour, and the face of his CNN.
Post Publisher Fred Ryan and owner Jeff Bezos.
MEDIA September 21, 2022
During the Trump years, the fantastic owner-editor Bezos-Baron package stripped the Post of its Politico-purge complacency and vied to make it the true national paper of record. So what happens now?
Paramount's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner After Party
MEDIA September 16, 2022
CNN’s new morning show concept, led by Don Lemon with Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, is a “mass appeal play” aligned with Chris Licht’s less-partisan strategy (while conveniently nudging Brianna Keilar off center stage). It also evidences the hard new reality for linear media: In a post-Maddow, post-Cuomo world, it’s no longer all about primetime.
Jim VandeHei, the co-founder and CEO of Axios and co-founder of Politico.
MEDIA September 14, 2022
Weeks after Axios’s $525 million sale, Washington’s most influential media C.E.O. recalls some lessons from the Politico era and Axios’s ascent. And then offers some advice for the next generation of D.C. disruptors, like Punchbowl and Semafor.
Ben Smith
MEDIA September 9, 2022
Some Friday notes on the hottest topics in our media industry: Semafor, The Washington Post, and the Today show.
Brianna Keilar
MEDIA September 7, 2022
After Stelter’s ouster and the Harwood sunset, many in CNN wonder if Brianna Keilar is modulating her tone to satisfy the boss.
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