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Has NBC News Lost Its Way?

NBC News is drawing fire this week from multiple corners. New York Magazine on Sunday published a scathing report on the machinations behind the ouster of former Today Show co-anchor Ann Curry. A day later media observers learned that  the “Peacock Network” promoted an interview with convicted child molester and famed college football coach Jerry Sandusky without initially telling viewers that the interview ...

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Media Wars: Who Won This Round?

Howard Kurtz described the drama at TechCrunch as 'a clash of cultures' on Sunday's 'Reliable Sources.' The truth is these two cultures -- between what is now commonly labeled as 'new media' and 'old media' -- have been clashing for a while now. A media war has been quietly brewing for much of the past decade. The battle lines are largely being drawn by those who know a lot about technology and business, bu ...

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More Diversity Needed at NBCUniversal?

"Undercovers," a glossy drama about African American married caterers who moonlighted as spies, was the centerpiece of NBC's aggressive campaign touting its commitment to boosting diversity. "NBC trumpeted "Undercovers" as a response to opponents of the network's merger with cable giant Comcast who contended NBC had a historically poor record when it came to placing African Americans in front of and behind ...

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