The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many more.
Media Unplugged is from media thought leader and branding authority Tom Asacker and media researcher and strategist Mark Ramsey. What's trends lurk at the center of the changes rocking the media landscape today? Each episode dissects what’s happening in the media world and breaks it down to entertain and inform you, and to give you an edge on what's coming next.
The New Media Show is recorded via live video every Saturday at 9am PST/Noon EST. The weekly 90 minute show is hosted by Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee. The series features the leading minds in the new media and podcasting space. Topics also include: new media and broadcasting events, media platforms, content monetization, platform apps, devices, content creation, publishing software and equipment.
The Media Man Podcast covers the business of media, entertainment and technology. Do you love hearing about the latest digital media trend? Do you and your friends predict the weekend's box office numbers? Does cord-cutting keep you up at night? Then this is the podcast for you! In this podcast, Uzo Ometu, serial (aka: failed) media entrepreneur and media mogul wannabe, covers all things media related. From acquisitions and IPOs, to fall lineups and summer blockbusters, the Media Man goes deep into the world of media strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing.
Aca-Media is a monthly podcast sponsored by Cinema Journal that presents an academic perspective on media. Hosts Christine Becker and Michael Kackman explore current scholarship, issues in the media industries, questions in pedagogy, professional development, and events in the world of media studies. Questions and comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A podcast where we take a slightly deeper look at the media we all consume. Allayne, Kurt, and Blake take turns being the host and suggesting what maybe some of the hidden narrative and themes in a book, comic, movie, etc.
Long time fans of this show know one thing, Ric often says unpopular things. His intent is not to sway your opinion mind you, it is merely to present a different view of looking at something. In this episode, Ric will tell you why he believes J.J. Abrams is a complete monster. Plus, music from Solarflairs. NEXT WEEK: Everybody’s Everything. Plus, music from Heather Bond.
Rob Walsh, Rob Greenlee & Todd Cochrane talk about Edison Research and their Podcast Consumer 2016 report, and a couple of slides that have gotten attention by podcasters. We also discuss the podtrac announcement and the misrepresentation their report is portraying. Specifically it is in now way a industry ranking when its a podtrac ranking with dozens of top shows not participating that would displace their Top 10 from both Blubrry and Libsyn. We go over some recent findings from the podcast awards as well. Save the Podcast Awards GoFundMe campaign. Contact the show: Rob or Todd @ newmediashow.com Podast Awards Crawling and Grading of 1182 shows found the following. i. Only 7% Shows did not have their own .com ii. Sound and Audio Quality was great with 72% encoding at 128kbps iii. 27% of the sites made you dig for their podcast iv. 36% of sites did not have a way to play/download the media on the home page v. 79% % of podcasters did not have an RSS Icon on their default podcast pa ...
Newsbusters editor Tim Graham concedes that he has no evidence that a foundation influenced NPR's news coverage. But he also argues that’s beside the point. “If you’re Ploughshares, when you give money to NPR, you know what you’re getting,” Graham said. “You know that you’re not going to get a Fox News. You’re going to get what may be seen as the opposite of Fox News.” This week on the The Pub, Graham and host Adam Ragusea debate this and other conservative complaints about public media. Also on the show, we introduce you to Suzanna Kruger, a biology teacher at Seaside High School in Oregon who used to regularly assign her students Nova videos to watch online at home — until they started running up against the new Passport paywall.
The threat of kidnapping in Syria has made it one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists. A special hour on how we get our news from a country that's nearly impossible to visit, and why the world's tangled policy on hostages means that some live to tell the tale, and others don't.
How has the media been covering the EU referendum debate? Is the press bias towards leave, Reuters report thinks so. If it is bias, is that making a difference? Does the press set the broadcasters agenda? Why are we seeing so few women in the debate and have the public really engaged with the referendum campaign so far, what difference might the upcoming debates make? Draft media guidelines published by the College of Policing impose a number of new controls on police contact with journalists. They say that off the record (or non reportable) conversations between police officers and journalists should only happen in "exceptional circumstances". And they set out wide-ranging circumstances in which officers are urged to involve Corporation Communications Departments (press officers) rather than speak to journalists directly. The new guidelines replace a similar document published by the Association of Chief Police Officers in 2010 and appear to go further in restricting direct contac ...
This week, President Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima. To mark the occasion, we're revisiting two segments we produced in 2005 relating to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan. First, author and journalist Greg Mitchell discusses the case of George Weller, the first reporter on the scene after the bombings, whose first-hand accounts of the aftermath, and the mysterious illness that followed, were never published, only to be discovered in 2005. Then, David Goodman, co-author of "Exception to the Rulers," tells the story of New York Times reporter William L. Laurence, who witnessed the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and won a Pulitzer for his heavily pro-bombing reporting -- only for it to be revealed that he was working for the US War Department all along.
Last December, when I started telling friends that I would be joining IBM as a full-time employee, I received some mixed responses. Of course, all were well-wishing but some came with quizzical looks and the question “IBM? I couldn’t imagine you at IBM!” It turns out that the question was based on a view about me as a communicator, and about IBM and what the company does that was out of date. That view was based on what IBM largely was in the late 20th century and turn of the 21st whose business embraced hardware (think of mainframe computers, bringing personal computing into the modern era with the invention of the IBM PC, and the venerable IBM ThinkPad laptop), software (think of Lotus Notes in particular) and a lot of other services. That was also a time when nearly everyone in business (especially enterprise business) wore a suit (and tie for men). Especially IBM. Wind forward to where we are now in the 21st century and the IBM of today is a very different enterprise. No longer ...
In this episode, Uzo comes back after some time off to talk about the craziness that is the digital newfronts, his confusion about the music streaming business and risk-taking nature of the Cheddar Inc.
Everyone’s talking about big data. Often, it’s Big Data where an initial capital in each word lends the phrase an air of great significance that focuses on size. From gigabytes to exabytes to zetabytes, you’re in no doubt that this is big with an impact on society of equal effect. Yet for most people I know, big data in alliance with size-words does little to help you understand what it means or, indeed, the relevance of it to your business. It’s easy to get lost in the hugeness of it all. This perspective on big data formed a large part of a discussion I took part in last week at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London, in the inaugural Small Data Forum get-together. Organized by LexisNexis with Thomas Stoeckle as the master of ceremonies, the informal breakfast/morning event attracted well over 20 people. I participated as a joint moderator (speaker, in fact), standing in for my IBM colleague and boss, Andrew Grill, with Sam Knowles, founder and managing director of Insight Ag ...
This time out, Ric and Jeff sit down with Big Llou Johnson. That is not a typo, that is how his name is spelled. If you listen to satellite radio, specifically BB Kings Bluesville. Also, you may have heard him on the big screen. He’s a voice actor and has physically been in several films as well. If that wasn’t enough, he is a terrific singer and you’ll hear his music in this episode. NEXT WEEK: J.J. Abrams is a monster. Plus, music from Solarflairs.
It’s a battle for supremacy! It’s Scott Pilgrim versus Scott Pilgrim as we compare his comic and film versions and discover how a few changes in casting and tone can totally alter the way a line, scene, or entire piece is received. We also take a look at how Brian Lee O’Malley and Edgar Wright influenced each other’s versions of Scott–for better or for worse–and why almost no one in the movie blinks. Things referenced in this episode: Oni Press - Publisher of comic Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - movie trailer Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Game Trailer - video game version Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation - Animated web episode IMDB Trivia page for Scott Pilgrim 15 facts about Scott Pilgrim - Mental Floss Scott Pilgrim - Sex Bob-omb Vs Katayanagi Twins (A-BOMB Remix) - Cool remix we don’t mention but should have. Our theme music is Something Elated by Broke For Free. Our logo was made by Jay Garcia of Oddio Visual.
In this episode Natan Edelsburg and Minda Smiley, executive editor and reporter at media and advertising platform The Drum respectively, reflect on the future of Over The Top TV. We discuss how streaming services could ignite a new piracy war, Hulu’s use of pirate data to decide what content to acquire, and how new moves from the FCC could land Popcorn Time on set top boxes in the US. Finally we eye a potentially unruly future for Over The Top, with the appearance of generic android-based hardware and easy-to-use, renegade services like Kodi and Viper Media. How will content producers and advertisers adapt? Listen out for the (actual) tweeting birds of Southern Spain in this episode – the show was recorded from our host’s holiday location. Produced & Hosted by Jamie King Edited & Mixed by Eric Bouthiller Original Music by David Triana Web Production by Siraje Amarniss Presented by TorrentFreak This episode sponsored by Private Internet Access For sponsorship enquires, please email ...
If you’ve ever heard some digital slurp, bloop or BOOM in a radio story and thought “How’d they make that?”, listen to this episode of The Pub to find out. Sound designers Jonathan Mitchell of Radiotopia’s audio fiction podcast The Truth and Alex Overington of New York Public Radio/Q2 Music’s Meet the Composer podcast open up their laptops and demonstrate how they create the kind of digital effects that pervade today’s high-touch audio storytelling. Also on the show: - An analysis and a defense of WBAA’s decision (since reversed) to drop This American Life from its schedule. - WNYC Vice President of On-Demand Content Paula Szuchman previews WNYC’s upcoming women’s podcast festival “Werk It.” - Audience members play a game called “Auto-Tune the Radio” in which they have to identify famous public radio voices that have been amusingly altered.
Seventy-one years after the bombing, President Obama is set to be first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, raising questions that many are keen to avoid. Plus, revisiting a notorious murder that the press got wrong; the long reach of a WWII slogan; and attempts in Ukraine to whitewash the nation's history. A special hour on memory, both historical and personal, and how what we remember shapes our world.
The BBC has announced it's scaling back and closing a range of online services - including BBC Food and Newsbeat websites - in order to save £15m. The proposed closure of the BBC Food website quickly drew widespread criticism and an online petition against the move raised over 100,000 signatures in one day. James Harding, Director of BBC News & Current Affairs, joins Steve Hewlett to explain the changes. David Puttnam, whose credits include the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire, has spent the last few months fronting an alternative inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting. Its aim is to look at the 'nature, purpose and role of public service television today and in the future' and the findings will be published at the end of June. Lord Puttnam has been opposed to any suggestion that the government BBC Charter White Paper could reduce the size and scope of BBC. So, with the proposals now published, what does he make of them? He shares his concerns over governance and thou ...
There’s comedy, and there’s news, and then there’s that amalgamation of the two -- call it satire or lampoonery or, in the parlance of Jon Stewart, “Fake news.” But how does it get made? And does it help or hurt if your background is in real news? Last month Brooke moderated a discussion put on by the Journalism + Design program at The New School in New York City featuring writers and producers from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Representing The Daily Show are journalists and bloggers Daniel Radosh and Dan Amira; for The Nightly Show, writer Cord Jefferson (who actually just left the show to be a writer on Aziz Ansari’s Master of None); and for Full Frontal, producers Sanya Dosani and Naureen Khan, both of whom came directly from Al Jazeera America.
In todays New Media Show Host Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee talk about their recent experience on another platform and what they are changing to keep from happening what happened last week. Todd provides some Global Podcast Stats that he is going to publish Tuesday publicly. There are some significant insights into how podcasts are being consumed in the space. This is also the first time that he has revealed this deep of data in some time. Largely in response to some comments mad about Todd’s quote in the NYT. Save the Podcast Awards GoFundMe campaign. Contact the show: Rob or Todd @ newmediashow.com
Part of being in the music business revolves around the world of artist promotion. In this episode, Frank Roszak sits down to talk about this interesting facet of show business. Taken from a live on air interview at Radio Memphis, Ric is joined by Jeff Janovetz and a new voice From Radioland, Ric’s co-host of Radio Memphis In The Morning, Kate Lucas. Plus, music from Malted Milk & Toni Green. NEXT WEEK: The voice and music of Big Llou Johnson.
Our first episode without a host! We gave our two cents on Captain America: Civil War. Can Marvel juggle this many characters? Can the dialog and character interactions justify this argument between co-workers? Tune in to this off-week episode and find out, true believers. This episode was recorded on March 7, 2016 and sounds a lot better because of tweaks we made. Hopefully the problems that plagued us in early episodes will not bother us anymore. Also these off week episodes will become more regular as we find time to do them. -Kurt- Things referenced in this episode: Cap’s speech from the comic version of Civil War.(Kurt was totally wrong on where this is from) Civil War logic meme (I could not find the fake image spoiler that Kurt saw before, if anyone has a link we’ll post it here.) Our theme music is Something Elated by Broke For Free. Our logo was made by Jay Garcia of Oddio Visual.
On this week’s show, five steps to becoming a better interviewer from public radio's Celeste Headlee. Also, an explainer of the new public TV interconnection system that is expected to cost upwards of $200 million. Is it worth it?
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Is your media business DOOMED? And...Saturday Night Live says the future of advertising is NOT ads. Plus, rants and raves about the coming collapse in broadcast TV advertising...despite a record year? And the fuzzy math assumptions about ad spend vs. consumption time. Brand authority Tom Asacker and Media Strategist Mark Ramsey go inside what's really happening in media.
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What's worse: potentially biased humans controlling the news you see or a "neutral" algorithm? Accusations that Facebook's Trending Topics feature isn't purely data-driven have highlighted the platform's power. Plus: Margaret Sullivan, the former public editor of The New York Times, is on her way to the Washington Post. How much did she change at the paper of the record? Also: Bob's take on how the political press is normalizing the presumptive GOP nominee; and a new documentary looks at Anthony Weiner's failed run for mayor.
As the government's long-awaited White Paper on the future of the BBC is published, Steve Hewlett talks to the leading players about what it actually says. Will it mark the end of the BBC as we know it? Or has all the hype been misplaced? Steve speaks to Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, before asking a panel of experts what these plans really mean for the future of the corporation. He's joined by former Culture Secretary Dame Tessa Jowell; Michael Grade, who was chairman of the BBC from 2004 to 2006 and executive chairman of ITV from 2007 to 2009; former BBC Trustee, David Liddiment, who is also founder of All3 Media, and Tim Suter, once of Ofcom and the DCMS - and the BBC, and now a broadcasting consultant. Producer: Katy Takatsuki.
Last Tuesday Donald Trump won the Indiana primary and became the presumptive nominee of the Republican party. In the days that followed, hands were wrung over the question “how did we get this so wrong?” New York Times columnist Jim Rutenberg was particularly critical of data journalism, which one election cycle ago seemed so heroic but in Trumpworld turned out to have feet of clay. Singling out Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight (our partner this election cycle), Rutenberg wrote that in relying on polling data that gave Trump a 2% chance of winning the nomination 6 months ago, FiveThirtyEight “sapped the journalistic will to scour his record as aggressively as those of his supposedly more serious rivals. In other words, predictions can have consequences.” Nate Silver on his podcast this week had a response to Rutenberg (and all the other data detractors). Here is an excerpt from that episode in which you’ll also hear Silver’s FiveThirtyEight colleagues Harry Enten, Clare Malone, and Jo ...
In this episode we jump off of Animaniacs to discuss stand-up comedy, weekday afternoon and Saturday morning cartoons, and Apocalypse. Download https://ia601503.us.archive.org/32/items/bmt36/bmt36.mp3 Size: 42.7 MB Running Time: 38:33
On our sixth episode, we tackle The Lobster, a dystopic indie film in which society deems you must be in a relationship or be turned into a animal. What does this dark and cynical movie have to tell us about relationships and the societal pressures of the dating scene? Is being in a relationship worth taking a steak knife to the eye? The Lobster gets a wider theatrical release on May 13th, so go find out for yourself! P.S.: Sorry for our audio problems on this episode. We record several weeks in advance and we don’t hear the problems with the raw audio until it comes time to edit. Starting with episode seven, it should be fixed. Thanks for sticking with us while we I learn how to better troubleshoot and fix these problems. -Kurt- Things referenced in this episode: Tim Minchin - If I Didn’t Have You - YouTube Conan O’Brien - Stackenblocken - YouTube The High Price of Being Single in America - The Atlantic Why More Women Are Staying Single - Huffington Post 13 Things About Dating You ...
Continuing from last week, Ric and Jeff are spending some time with these two great bluesmen. In this episode, the repercussions of getting screwed over by your label. Going so far as to affect how you live including the lack of something very basic. You’ll also hear how you can help. Plus, another tune from these two legends. NEXT WEEK: Frank Roszak
Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, the nay-saying pundits have one last-ditch idea: a centrist third party candidate to save the day! Just like they said in the last election, and the one before that... This week On the Media explores the media's recurring fixation on a technocratic third party candidate and why exactly it's bogus. Plus, how the US helped create Puerto Rico's crushing debt crisis and revisiting the Iranian Revolution via video game.
The former Chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, says that the independence of the BBC is at risk from parts of the government. Lord Patten, also the former Chairman of the Conservative Party, tells The Media Show that the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale is part of a "juvenile ideological fringe who, if given half a chance, will do the BBC real damage." We hear Lord Patten's own proposals for reforming BBC governance while safeguarding its freedom from political interference. When Robert Peston moved from the BBC to ITV amidst much fanfare, he said it was the chance to front his own politics programme that swung the deal. That programme finally gets under way this Sunday morning. We hear from "Pesto" what to expect and how he's been coping out of the limelight so far. The BBC has announced new diversity targets for ethnic minorities, women and LGBT people. But why, despite repeated campaigns, has it been so difficult for the BBC to live up to its diversity aspirations? And is ...
The story of a man's rise from local media firebrand to out-sized TV personality superstar to political demagogue. Sound familiar? It's actually the plot of Elia Kazan's 1957 film "A Face in the Crowd", which charts the dramatic ascent of Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, played by Andy Griffith. WNYC's Sara Fishko, host of the Fishko Files, explores what the film's story about a rise and fall can tell us about our current political moment. You can find more Fishko Files at wnyc.org/shows/fishko.
Rob and Todd fill you in on all the details from the World Wide Radio Summit, RAIN Conference and the NAB show.. We have a ton to share in this episode of the New Media Show with us back in the swing of things. Save the Podcast Awards GoFundMe campaign. Contact the show: Rob or Todd @ newmediashow.com
Those of you who are aspiring professional musicians should pay particular attention to this episode From Radioland. Ric and Jeff sat down with two great bluesmen who tell some remarkable stories. This originally aired at Radio Memphis a couple of weeks ago. If you missed this incredible conversation, here’s your chance to catch up. Plus music from these two that happened right there in the studio. NEXT WEEK: Part 2
Are journalists allowing themselves to be the instruments of other people’s policy advocacy? A new American Press Institute study surveyed both journalists and funders to get a sense of their respective expectations. This week on The Pub, host Adam Ragusea talks with API’s Tom Rosenstiel about the study and its implications for how newsrooms should relate to their benefactors. Also on the show, NPR’s Jim Zarroli rejects the label of “he said, she said” journalism applied to his work on last week’s episode by NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen; and the one thing that men — yes, men — should never do at a Q&A session.
The alliance between Ted Cruz and John Kasich to stop Trump was over before it began, but it's just the latest in a long history of political plots. We examine the shadowy history of election scheming, and trace the origins of the notion that the people, not politicians, should get to pick the president. Plus, how the haunting disappearance of 43 students in Mexico may finally prompt a reckoning with institutionalized violence and corruption. Also, disturbing collusion between super PACs and presidential campaigns, and drawing meaning from the deep, dark world of the comments section.
The jury at the new inquests into the deaths of fans at Hillsborough has this week concluded that they played no part in the tragedy. The press coverage following the event in 1989 included damning headlines about fans' behaviour, including that they'd stolen from the dead and urinated on police. Bob Westerdale, now sports editor at the Star Newspaper in Sheffield, was working as a crime reporter on the newspaper at the time and went down to the Hillsborough stadium on that tragic day. He talks to Steve Hewlett about his coverage of the story, and how the versions of the 'truth' unravelled. Veteran journalist and TV news anchor Sir Martyn Lewis is helping spearhead a UN backed campaign encouraging journalists to take a more 'constructive' approach to news stories. Linked to reports that indicate negative news stories can affect the psyche, the move is aimed at tackling a perceived apathy and feelings of disempowerment amongst news audiences. He joins Steve Hewlett and journalist Jo ...
This special episode of STEAL THIS SHOW features Benji Rogers of the direct-to-fan music platform, PledgeMusic. As we find out, Benji’s an independent musician who founded his platform to offer artists a unique way to engage their fans and super fans, resulting in chart topping albums worldwide. In 2013, Benji was recognized on Billboard’s 40 Under 40 Power Players list and in 2014 at the MUSEXPO International Music Awards, he won Digital Executive of the Year. We discuss how Benji’s early days with his band produced the idea for PledgeMusic; just how broken the traditional copyright system is for musicians; and Benji’s big idea: to push music rights into the blockchain, creating a “Fair Trade” for musicians! Produced & Hosted by Jamie King Edited & Mixed by Eric Bouthiller Original Music by David Triana Web Production by Siraje Amarniss Presented by TorrentFreak This episode sponsored by Private Internet Access For sponsorship enquires, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Belfast Project is an archive of interviews with militia members from both sides of Ireland's "Troubles," the war that raged in Northern Ireland from the 1970s to the 1990s. The archives, which are housed at Boston College Library, are off-limits to the public and law enforcement, due to the fact that those interviewed agreed to speak on the condition that their testimonies not be published until their deaths. But since 2011, British authorities have launched a series of attempts to get their hands on the records, most recently this week when they subpoenaed Boston College for the files pertaining to lead researcher and former militant Anthony McIntyre. Brooke spoke to McIntyre in 2014, during the last subpoena, about the Belfast Project and his frustration with what he saw as the College's capitulation to authorities. She also spoke with Boston College's Jack Dunn, who defended the College's commitment to oral history and its attempts to protect the records of the Belfast Project.
For our fifth episode, we watched a Disney movie about a fox, a rabbit, and racism. No, not Song of the South: we’re talking about Zootopia. Beyond the prejudicial offerings at hand, we explore the original plot of Zootopia, how Disney will never be able to please everyone, and how Alan Tudyk became the new John Ratzenberger. Links for this episode: Imagining Zootopia - Tame Collars and Stereotypes How Disney’s Zootopia Gets Racism Wrong Zootopia’s Message Came From Story & Character, Not Politics There She Is step 1 with (accurate) english translation - links to a playlist of all 5 videos. Our theme music is Something Elated by Broke For Free. Our logo was made by Jay Garcia of Oddio Visual.
Ric ventures into the real world and encounters a technique for dealing with certain gardening problems. It is spring cleaning time. In the garden and elsewhere. In this episode, Ric looks at this time to take advantage of cleaning up other things. You know, like social media. Plus, music from Low Society.
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Is NPR's future all used up? And...What happens when Buzzfeed loses its buzz? Plus, rants and raves about pandering politicians, Domino's Pizza's new app that orders your pizza in ten second, thoughts on the Social Media Marketing World conference and some closing words about the legendary Prince. Brand authority Tom Asacker and Media Strategist Mark Ramsey go inside what's really happening in media.
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New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen is hardly the only critic alleging timidity and false balance on the part of public media journalists. But his most cutting criticism is a much simpler allegation: lazy reporting. Rosen was the main attraction at a live recording of The Pub on host Adam Ragusea's home turf — Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, which he visited this week. Also on this week’s episode, Adam argues that the podcasting industry is becoming dangerously concentrated in New York.
It's been four hundred years since the death of William Shakespeare, and the Bard is as popular as ever... and just as mysterious. For centuries, a war has raged over the question: who is Shakespeare? We explore how the answer has evolved through the ages, and what that tells us about our changing perceptions of class, art, genius, and religion. Plus, a look at Shakespeare's enduring global relevance, with an inspiring and perilous performance of Love's Labor's Lost in Afghanistan.
A new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests that with steadily shrinking news audiences, TV news can expect to experience a disruptive period similar to that faced by the newspapers a decade ago. Joining Andrea to explore the declining viewership, the significance of the threat and how TV news might respond in the future is one of the report authors and former editor of BBC news Richard Sambrook, and Ben de Pear editor of Channel 4 news. Plus John McAndrew Executive Editor of Sky News shares his views and explains how new programme 'The Pledge' and its format could be the way to attract new audiences. The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear the case of a celebrity who wants to keep his name out of a tabloid newspaper story about an alleged extra-marital relationship. Justices are to hear the argument following a decision by Court of Appeal judges on Monday that an injunction preventing his name being revealed should be lifted. This particular injunction ...
To prepare for this week's special hour on Shakespeare, Brooke donned her finest ruff and took a trip to Washington Square Park in Manhattan to hear what the Bard means to the "rabble" (as he would say). Check out the video of our adventure!
There are some telling comments in a report about artifical intelligence that was published in the Guardian last October that has given me pause to think frequently about that place where AI and human intelligence intersect and/or collide: It is relatively easy to create a learning brain but we don’t yet know how to create a heart or a soul. In a recent talk at the New Yorker festival MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito asserted that “humans are really good at things computers are not.” It’s a pair of thoughts that suggest the line we cross at our peril if there is no humanity in artificial intelligence. It’s a subject that often comes to my mind prompted whenever I watch films like I, Robot, adapted from Isaac Asimov’s short-story collection of the same name – especially that film, with a robot as a primary hero character who has a heart (and a soul). Indeed, that movie has a sequence in it that resonated with me from the very first time I saw it. Spooner, the central character played ...
Despite what you might have heard, greed is NOT good. Greed seems to be getting worse across the country. It seems as though people are rewarded for their greed and these same people are held in the highest esteem in the public eye for their ruthless business practices which often goes with treating the people who for them really bad. In this episode, Ric examines the depth of this problem and poses an interesting theory. Plus, music from Eric Sommer.
The latest list of Vuelio’s top ten PR blogs in the UK published on April 13 has a few changes, notably in the top spot. The number 1 slot is now occupied by Stephen Waddington, displacing yours truly (that’s me) from that position after four consecutive years. I’m now in the number 2 position that had been held by Wadds for much of that period. Wadds deserves the top ranking as he consistently and frequently writes and publishes great content on his blog that addresses and discusses issues, events and more focused on the business and practice of public relations. If you want keen and actionable insights into PR, Wadds’ blog is the place to get it (subscribe). For my part, PR is a strong interest area but no longer the prominent one that I write about. Especially since I joined IBM at the beginning of the year, my interests have become stronger in areas I’ve always been keen on – such as artificial intelligence (IBM Watson in particular), machine learning and related topics – but n ...