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Jon Talks About the Media—And It Talks Back
We invited Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan to talk with Jon about the media sensationalism—and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT! Actually, you will. They have a thoughtful discussion about the state of news media and if it can be improved.
How Newsrooms Blame The Audience
We like to think TV news is about informing us but like all TV, it’s about ratings. Jon is joined by former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, former Fox News exec Chris Stirewalt, and Scripps local news exec Sean McLaughlin to see if there’s a better way. Checking the minute-to-minute ratings and making live adjustments on the fly can’t be good for the integrity of the product. (checks notes) It's not good for the integrity of the product.
Can The News Be Fixed? An Interview With Disney's Bob Iger
Jon sits down with former Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger, who oversaw ABC news, to see if there’s a better way to do TV reporting. Does news have to be so hyped up? Is there a version that can cut through the noise and still be profitable? Do all these questions make this read like a teaser for nightly news? More at 11.
MUST WATCH! How TV News Is ACTIVELY Baiting You
Before there was clickbait there were TV News headlines: Carefully crafted language designed to keep you tuned in and engaged. Thankfully, we have too much respect for our audience to use those manipulative tactics, but we did have a conversation about them, and you won’t believe what happened next.