For a friend: Say someone wants to develop a working sense of modern-day cultural literacy in the United States. This person has very limited knowledge of current events, and has limited himself to only a very narrow scope of popular entertainment. He now wishes to be able to converse about these topics with reasonably savvy adults (such as in dating scenarios and social gatherings). Can you provide sources of information for the following? [more inside]
If we presume a person enjoys getting their news from Stewart/Colbert for the US, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe for the UK, and Micallef's Mad as Hell for Australia, what shows would this person enjoy from other English speaking countries?
I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters. [more inside]
I'm thinking of shooting and uploading some b-roll for sale to others who might need it, with locations and keywords and all. Is there a marketplace for this? [more inside]
How do different news media (radio vs. television) end up doing the same news stories? [more inside]
Presidential trivia fight : Eisenhower or Kennedy? [more inside]
Looking for live, streaming tv news to play in the background on my work computer. [more inside]
The verb "to be" missing from TV newscasts!
Anchors and TV reporters omitting "to be," often favor using participles instead.
Why? [more inside]
Resources for learning more about being the "web producer" (aka online content manager, etc) for a small-market TV news outlet? [more inside]
What kind of influence do US network anchors have on the news selection and editing process? [more inside]
Newspapers and media: the sky is falling, the bowl is being circled. What can we do about it? Your best suggestions please. [more inside]
I love that ESPN's Pardon the Interruption takes only 30 minutes each day to not only cover the biggest sports events of the day, but to also provide some analysis and decent interviews with people in the news. Bonus points, at least for me, on the show's humor and personality. I'd love to find another show that does the same thing with national and world news. Looking for something 30 minutes long (or less, if the front end of some larger thing works), that's smart and quickly paced - NPR's top of the hour update fleshed out a bit and filtered through that PTI sensibility. [more inside]
How easy would it be to set up some PCs to record the local news on several channels for purposes of offering a media clipping service? [more inside]
I see corrections in newspapers all the time. And now come to think about it Ive NEVER seen my local TV news do a correction. Nobody is perfect. So how do they deal with mea culpas? [more inside]
Why do TV stations (or any other news organization) have a fleet of white SUVs? [more inside]
PropogandaWarFilter: How many TV networks is the US funding in Iraq?
Al Iraquia (that doesn't have a site) and Al Hurra