Race Baiter! Media critic Eric Deggans made you look, Bill O’Reilly! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Eric Deggans, journalist, author, Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation     Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Fox News Channel hosts who think they know everything about everything but – with the exception of Bill O’Reilly – don’t have the intellectual confidence to argue facts... Continue Reading →

CBS’s Bob Schieffer finally gets his 60 minutes of Face! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Bob Schieffer was so happy about his Sunday morning news panel show, “Face The Nation,” being expanded from 30 to 60 minutes in the spring that he’d probably like to spike his keyboard and do an end zone dance in the show’s production studio. BOB SCHIEFFER podcast excerpt: "I have literally been trying for... Continue Reading →

Social media guru Shankman explains it all! Look out below! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Peter Shankman, public relations guru   1 of 3  There are a handful of people that social media aficionados and professionals follow religiously for their insight and direction, people such as Chris Brogan, Seth Godin and Robert Scoble, for example. If you know who those guys are, you should probably also get to... Continue Reading →

Social media guru David Mathison wants you to Be the Media! PODCAST INTERVIEW

I start each show talking about “So much media, so little time…” But David Mathison sees the media differently. Instead of observing it from afar, he wants you to be the media—you, yourself. Mathison, a former executive with the Reuters news agency, takes the whole notion of 21st century media very seriously. In his new,... Continue Reading →

Josh Neufeld talks A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Josh Neufeld, illustrator, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge   There are all kinds of journalistic storytelling styles, starting with your basic who/what/when/where and why. There is also “if it bleeds, it leads.” And let’s not forget the “New Journalism” class of the 1960s and ‘70s, exemplified by everyone from Tom Wolfe to... Continue Reading →

Neil Budde says DailyMe.com is not all about Me, Me, Me! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Neil Budde, co-founder, DailyMe.com   I’m not one of those crybabies who thinks newspapers are dying. I do, however, think that the news itself is migrating to new distribution systems and that, in the future, the word “paper” will be less and less connecting with the word “news.”Okay, maybe I do think newspapers... Continue Reading →

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner Lane DeGregory: technique, style! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Lane DeGregory, Tampa Bay Times journalist, reporter, 2009 winner of Pulitzer Prize Feature Writing   The story you’re about to hear is true, even if it sounds implausible even for fiction. It’s about a little girl named Danielle, “The Girl in the Window” described in Lane DeGregory’s story in the St. Petersburg Times... Continue Reading →

Socializer-in-chief Laurel Touby explains MediaBistro.com! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Laurel Touby, founder, MediaBistro.com   When Laurel Touby started MediaBistro.com in 1996, being a freelancer in the media business was a fairly solitary position. She became the socializer-in-chief, organizing events to draw writers and editors together, posting media jobs, which led to educational programs and daily news updates. In other words, she gave... Continue Reading →

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