Tag: reliable sources

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08/07

A Remarkable Conversation with Glenn Beck

If you are a regular watcher of CNN's Reliable Sources, then last weekend you saw the first part of a remarkable interview with the equally remarkable Glenn Beck. Always a great talent and once a polarizing lightning rod for controversy, Glenn reveals new layers of thoughtful complexity and a humanity that will surprise those who know him best from his Fox News days. I thought it was quite striking. Watch for yourself and see if you don't agree. One of the great challenges of commercial spoken word radio is that audiences and broadcasters alike are pigeonholing the format as the home of … [Read more...]

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01/07

Hulu and the Star-Making Future of Radio

I have glimpsed the future of radio and it is Hulu. Let me explain. Once upon a time, Hulu was that slick online platform that provided a quality viewing experience for gobs of top quality, professionally produced TV content, including a deep archive of favorite shows from days gone by. Well it's still that, of course. But suddenly it's so much more - as Brian Stelter reported on CNN following a tour of Hulu with Charlotte Koh, the head of development for Hulu Originals. That's right, I said Hulu Originals. Just as Netflix is transforming from a utility that provides access to … [Read more...]

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08/12

What ESPN’s Franchise Business Means to You

Why did ESPN acquire Nate Silver and his hugely popular NYT blog FiveThirtyEight.com? Was it just to lay odds on sports events? Or was it for a much bigger play? This past weekend on CNN's Reliable Sources, ESPN Chief John Skipper spelled out the strategy: ...We had launched Grantland, [where we] allowed Bill Simmons to have the freedom to do the kind of site he's doing so that when we went to Nate and said we're going to let you range across things other than sports, we're going to give you support and freedom to have opinions and to look at things, it gave us a real credibility. [It's … [Read more...]

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04/25

Radio Lessons from the Huffington Post

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington was on CNN last weekend where she outlined the key elements of HuffPo's success.  And while not every (or maybe even not any) other site can hope to become the traffic magnet that is Huffington Post, it seems to me her prescription is relevant for any local media company that aspires to truly serve the information interests of their audiences (Public Radio and News/Talk - I'm talking to you). It is most certainly not simply about spreading our content - whatever it is - across platforms. Arianna spells out four elements of the HuffPo … [Read more...]

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