A few weeks ago, Alec Baldwin and MSNBC had a “mutual parting,” according to this CBS article, due to several inappropriate encounters and vulgar speech in public. Now, MSNBC has lost another employee – Martin Bashir – this time, in the form of resignation (although I wouldn’t be surprised if the company encouraged him to […]

After actor Paul Walker’s death this past week, there has been numerous stories in the news about how he died and the shock it gave everyone, especially those closest to him.  One of his most famous co-stars from the “Fast and Furious” movies is actor Vin Diesel. The Associated Press (AP) wrote an obit for […]

Yesterday, 60 Minutes did a story on Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos and Amazon’s growing ventures.  (You can see the video here.)  The company’s approach is all about the customers.  For example, Amazon sells its Ereader, the Kindle, at the same price it costs to make it.  Although it is constantly encouraged to raise […]

It must be nice to be close with the President, especially if you are interested in making big changes to benefit yourself and your job market. According to the Washington Wire, President Obama met with numerous Hollywood officials in the entertainment and broadcast industry to discuss copyright protections and anti-piracy laws.  It is known that […]

On Friday, November 22nd, America honored former President John F. Kennedy for the 50th anniversary of his death.  Although the particular day is special, many television specials cover his story throughout the entire week. So it came as a shock when the Chicago Tribune ran an ad in the first section of the paper two […]

If you are 21 or older and have an ounce of weed, that’s legal in two states (Washington and Colorado), cited in a blog all about the topic.  Colorado just recently legalized it (November 5th, according to this article). Because of this change in state law, it implies that weed doesn’t have to be a […]

Controversy has erupted over the cheap video broadcast company, Aereo.  It utilizes over-the-air broadcast signals via tiny antennas, which grants customers access to anything that’s airing on TV for only $8/month. This has become a digital rights issue, as we discussed in class.  This is a negative for television manufacturers, because people who use Aereo […]