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The CNN You’re Nostalgic For Isn’t Coming Back

In the media business, on social media and among news consumers, every week seems to bring more conversation about the future of CNN. Is there life for a cable news channel (or at least what passes for one today) in “the middle?” Who will be the personalities who will drive it, now that everything in … Continued

In PR and News, What We Do Can Actually Save Lives

“It’s not like we’re saving lives here?” If you’ve worked in a newsroom or a PR firm, you’ve no doubt heard lines like that over the years. Sure, it helps to keep yourself in check. But a story from this past weekend proves that sometimes, even in this environment of fractured, personal media, even when … Continued

CNN+ New Evidence of TV Business Change

We found out today that the big money CNN+ streaming service is doomed to last about as long as Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Carmen Electra Rodman. We also found out this week that onetime streaming king Netflix has chilled – losing subscriptions and stock price. So streaming is dying? No. Not at all. Maybe … Continued

Why We’ll Likely Never See Anyone Like Huel Perkins Again

On his first weekend of retirement from TV news, there’s a lot to remember about Huel Perkins’ tenure as an anchor. What sticks out in my mind, as someone who has known him since I was an intern when he was still “The New Guy” on the anchor desk at WJBK-TV in Detroit more than … Continued

Six Months That Changed TV & PR

There’s something about the end of the year that makes you want to look back, sometimes way back. Partially because of the death of John Madden, whose remarkable broadcasting career will look even more significant over time, and partially because of my holiday watching of the HBO show “Succession,” fiction based, at least in part, … Continued