Seeking good media news, finding Police shows

November 3, 2008

Perhaps the business outlook for most industries is bleak thanks to the global economic crisis, but there’s a strangeness to the media industry’s troubles, since it has to report on its own undoing. And there is plenty of undoing to report.

Presidential candidates: Love ’em and Lehman

October 22, 2008

Media coverage of the U.S. presidential race has not so much cast Democratic candidate Barack Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed Republican opponent John McCain in a negative one.

Outsource, baby, outsource!

October 21, 2008

Reading newspapers at Martin Place in central SydneyAiling ad sales? Restive workers? Colossal costs? If your media company is experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, try outsourcing. While the long-term side effects are not yet known, outsourcing is proving to be an increasingly popular remedy for media companies looking to buff up their balance sheets.

The media, the economy and you

August 18, 2008

tv-reporter.jpgMedia coverage of economic troubles in the past 18 months has shifted repeatedly in the last year from a narrative about mortgages to one about recession, a banking crisis and now largely gas prices, according to a new report from the Project for Excellence in Journalism in Washington, D.C.

Sun Valley fashion police

July 10, 2008

Further to our earlier post on the hottest looks in executive casual at Sun Valley, here are a few more outfits hot off the runway.

Sun Valley – a sked of who’s where, when…

July 9, 2008

kingabdullah.jpgThanks to New York Times Andrew Ross Sorkin’s DealBook blog here’s a sked of who’s going to be speaking at this year’s annual media mogul and new media upstart get-together organized by Allen & Company in Idaho’s Sun Valley.

Moguls roll into Sun Valley

July 9, 2008

Media moguls — well really, tycoons of all kinds — trickled into the Sun Valley Lodge on Tuesday for Allen & Co’s annual pow wow in Sun Valley. Or, in the case of Rupert Murdoch, he drove a white Toyota SR5.

Sun Valley’s secret guest

July 9, 2008

Every year a secret guest graces Allen & Co’s Sun Valley conference with his/her presence. Last year, Tony Blair quietly rolled in and lunched with Viacom chief Sumner Redstone, among other activities.

Valley of the moguls

July 8, 2008

Swan smallerThey call it the Duck Pond, but it’s actually teaming with (vicious) swans. It’s considered a big media and tech powwow, but a broad swath of global corporate titans of finance and politics round out the guest list.

Kung Fu Killer III?

June 18, 2008

carradine.JPGThere are humble beginnings, and then there are those who get dropped-kicked. An example of the latter is what’s being billed as 2008’s first media sector initial public offering: RHI Entertainment LLC, makers of “Kung Fu Killer” and “Kung Fu Killer II” and other made-for-television movies.