Monthly Archives: February 2008

The dean is now the president

Kudos to Tom Kunkel, who is becoming a college president. Advertisements

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A media blackout

What makes this one interesting was that it was self-imposed. Here’s who did it…and why. A short time ago, another report was issued about Prince Harry — his tour of duty in Afghanistan has been cut short. A host of … Continue reading

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$30 million…on something that might not happen

Would you spend $30 million on something that, in the end, might never happen? Well, one media company did in 2007. Find out which one…and what the (potentially wasted) money was spent on here.

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NBC’s Jeff Zucker…

…makes a powerful statement about the future of his network’s news division. You might be surprised where he thinks it’s heading. Read into Zucker’s comments (and I’ll admit, a complete news story will still lack every word and every nuance … Continue reading

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TV first…Web second…Newspapers a distant third

Those are the results. Here’s the question.

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The most powerful journalist in the world is…

…Matt Drudge. Matt Drudge? Hey, don’t criticize me — I’m not the one making the claim; a British newspaper is. Let’s take a step back for a moment, as I ask somewhat related questions: Even if Drudge is not the … Continue reading

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Why do the Olympics matter so much to China?

This Washington Post story highlights some of the more important ones. Keep something in mind — the Games are always political, despite the efforts of the International Olympic Committee to separate politics from sports. But no Games — dating back … Continue reading

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