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Fordham Conversations: Training Journalists in a Conservative Society

Dr. Everette Dennis, dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar*, sat down with the host of WFUV’s “Fordham Conversations,” Robin Shannon, to discuss the school’s journalism and communications program, including the type of reporting students are doing in a part of the world not traditionally known for freedom of expression. Dr. Dennis, former chair of the Communication and Media Management Department at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business, explored a number of issues relating to Middle East residents’… Continue reading

Print Newspapers Aren’t Just for Luddites

The New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote recently that although the future of news is digital, print remains a major revenue driver, at least from her paper’s perspective. “Who buys the print edition of the newspaper? Just a few Luddites who wouldn’t know a smartphone if their horse-drawn buggy crushed it on the cobblestones?” Sullivan asked facetiously.  The results might some surprise some media experts. Sullivan reported that print generated more than 70 percent of The Times’… Continue reading

The Power of the Keys

Will Boomers Soon Dictate TV Programming Tastes or Will Young Viewers Remain in the Driver’s Seat? When I was a ‘yoot’, as Joe Pesci might put it, my friends and I had an expression for the one among us who was doing the driving on a given evening.  This person, we said, had “the power of the keys.”   The driver, it was tacitly understood, determined where we went – and when. The driver, in other words, had… Continue reading

Are Advertisers Ready to Embrace Baby Boomers?

Is it time for advertisers to cast aside 50 year-old assumptions about 50 year-olds? Continue reading

Gary Vaynerchuk: Insights from a Successful Web Entrepreneur

If you didn’t attend the July 28 NY Video Meetup, I recommend watching the following James Lipton-style interview that group founder Yaron Samid conducted with Gary Vaynerchuk. nyvideo on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free A key discussion topic:  What can content producers learn from the 34-year-old Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV, a daily video blog about wine that he started in February 2006 and which now enjoys more than 90,000 daily viewers? In 1997, before the emergence of such social networking… Continue reading

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