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‘This is an Apple’

“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana.” #FactsFirst pic.twitter.com/LbmRKiGJe9 — CNN (@CNN) October 23, 2017 I haven’t watched CNN in years, to be honest, but their promotional advertisement about Trump’s alternative facts outlook is spot on. It’s more common for me to read than to watch cable news, but my two…

Erin Gloria Ryan on Fox News

Erin Gloria Ryan, a senior editor at The Daily Beast, writes of Fox News in light of so many harassment allegations against Fox News hosts: At this point, Fox News seems to be functioning less like a news organization with a sexism problem and more like a sexism organization with a news hobby…. For a…

Stranger Things References

If you’ve enjoyed the Netflix original series Stranger Things, you’ll enjoy this short video of the film references in the series. If you’ve not seen the series, it’s well worth catching. (I’ve included a Stranger Things trailer below the video of the film references.)

Brookings on ‘7 trends in old and new media’

The liberal-leaning Brookings Institution, in a paper from Elaine Kamarck and Ashley Gabriele, offers insight into 7 trends in old and new media. Their seven observations are solid, and broadly similar to the assessments of Clay Shirky, in Last call: the end of the printed newspaper. Brookings summarizes their work: The following are seven essential truths about the news today…

The X Files – Official Trailer (2015)

Returning for a brief run in January 2016 – Fans of the X-Files may also enjoy Gillian Anderson in The Fall, as a detective superintendent searching for a serial killer in Belfast. Anderson’s character in that series is different from the one she plays on the X-Files, but no less tenacious in pursuit of her…

Television: Pilot for “The Orson Welles Show”

What might have been, and even now, what’s compelling: The Fountain of Youth is a 1956 TV pilot for a proposed Desilu TV series (with a tentative title, The Orson Welles Show) which was never produced, and was subsequently televised once, on September 16, 1958 for NBC’s Colgate Theatre. The short film was directed by…

Some Assets Can Only Be Sold Once

A person with an apple orchard can – and expects – to sell apples for more than one season.  In fact, his success almost certainly depends on more than one year’s crop.  For media companies selling radio or television stations, or spinning print from broadcast assets, it’s a one-time transaction.  When the broadcast properties are…