| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Cable news was mostly bad news in Day One of the Trayvon Martin trial.
Why am I not shocked that once again 24/7 cable news failed to rise to a big-news occasion loaded with powerful sociological implications?
MSNBC promised fabulous live coverage...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Last week was a great one for cable news watching.
Not because any one channel did such outstanding work, but rather because several stories clamored simultaneously for the camera’s attention. The choices that a channel makes in such situations are...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Former Washington Post media critic and Daily Beast Washington bureau chief Howie Kurtz is joining Fox News, the network said Thursday.
Kurtz, who is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," will appear in that role for two more Sundays, and then will join...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Twenty-some years ago, when I already had kids and a friend was thinking about having one, she admitted to me that she really doesn't like children much, but I assured her she would like — and love — her own.
So she and her husband decided to...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:14 AM
Just when it was starting to look like cable news might have actually learned something from its rush-to-judgment sins in covering the Newtown massacre, John King, CNN and Fox News showed Wednesday how shaky and journalistically confused even the genre'...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After spending 15 hours Friday locked on coverage of the manhunt in Boston, here are my picks for the highs, lows and deeper media stories of this remarkable day and night.
The best moment belonged to Diane Sawyer and ABC News for a phone interview...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I fervently believe in a free press, in media free to expose wrong-doing no matter whose. But dare I invoke the concept of limits?
From the moment of that horrific Boston marathon bombing, the incessant speculations and suppositions — all...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Chris Cuomo, one of the hosts of "New Day," sounds like someone who has thought a lot about his TV image and what he's getting into as the point man to make mornings matter at CNN.
"When I was on the morning show, I had a pretty good amount of success,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The Cartoon Network continues its conversation with kids and families about speaking up against bullying with a special presentation of "The Bully Effect" at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28.
Produced as part of the Cartoon Network's "Stop...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Former WJZ reporter/anchor Adam May will have a prime-time role on Al Jazeera America, the channel announced Monday.
May, whose move to Al Jazeera was first reported here May 20, will be one of six correspondents on a national magazine show, "America...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:31 PM
The facts of the case seem almost too brutal and cruel to bear.
When a small boy in Bangladesh refuses the demands of a gang that wants to use him as a beggar, he is beaten and mutilated within an inch of his life. His throat is cut, his skull is...
| Nov 17, 2012
Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...