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2008-08-19 06:00:39

By Brian Stelter Television networks in the United States are assigning reporters to a new beat this election year: people who do not watch the evening news. With polls showing a rise in primary-season ballots cast by voters under 30, media outlets are out to convert the newly energized voters into viewers. On cable news, CNN promotes a "League of First Time Voters" and the Fox News Channel is covering what it calls the Y Factor with a full-time correspondent. On broadcast, NBC has...

2008-08-14 09:00:41

By Brian Stelter CNN plans to assign journalists to 10 cities across the United States, a move that will double the number of domestic cities where the cable news network has outposts. But in a reflection of the way television networks are reinventing the way they gather news, the journalists will not work from expensive bureaus - rather, they will borrow office space from local news organizations and use laptops to file stories for the Internet and TV. When news breaks, they will use...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Fox News anchorman Chris Wallace went out of his way to criticize MSNBC -- and he made an excellent point. Of course, there was also a certain pot-calling-the-kettle-black quality to his criticism. Wallace slammed MSNBC and Keith Olbermann, saying the channel's campaign coverage was compromised by having Olbermann anchor primary election coverage despite hosting a show in which he expresses strong political opinions. Wallace...

2008-08-07 06:00:18

MySpace, the world's premier social network, together with NBC News and msnbc.com, two of the most globally-respected names in news, today announced the winners of the recently launched Decision08 Convention contest, which was hosted on the joint Decision08 community site (http://myspace.com/decision08). Nearly 50 thousand votes were cast by MySpace users, who selected Matt Britten and Sara Pat Badgley to serve as citizen journalists at the 2008 Democratic and Republican Conventions. The...

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 5--Add one of Minnesota's own to the list of notables who can't seem to keep straight exactly where the Republicans will convene their national convention next month. First, CBS News anchor Katie Couric mistakenly said on the air last week that "the mother of all appearances will be in Minneapolis in September -- when McCain accepts his party's nomination." Monday night, Couric 'fessed up to the nation about her mistake and expressed...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 5--Add one of Minnesota's own to the list of notables who can't seem to keep straight exactly where the Republicans will be holding their national convention next month. First, CBS News anchor Katie Couric mistakenly said on the air last week that "the mother of all appearances will be in Minneapolis in September -- when McCain accepts his party's nomination." Monday night, Couric 'fessed up to the nation about her mistake and expressed...

2008-08-05 00:00:21

By David Inman Question: With the recent death of Tim Russert, I was wondering who the other hosts of "Meet the Press" have been. Answer: In order of appearance, we have Martha Rountree (1947- 53), Ned Brooks (1953-65), Lawrence E. Spivak (1966-75), Bill Monroe (1975-84), Roger Mudd and Marvin Kalb (1984-85), Marvin Kalb (1985- 87), Chris Wallace (1987-88), Garrick Utley (1989-91) and Tim Russert (1991-2008). Tom Brokaw will be moderating the show until after the November presidential...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Dan Gross, Philadelphia Daily News Aug. 4--CHARLES BARKLEY needs to shed some pounds, so he's taken up boxing as his exercise of choice. The soon-to-be not-so-Round Mound of Rebound has been training at Joltin' Jabs (4313 Main) in Manayunk. Barkley told us that he'd read that "Joltin' " Joey DeMalavez had recently trained NBC 10's Vai Sikahema for what turned out to be his first-round knockout of Jose Canseco. "My doctor told me I was a Happy Meal away from diabetes," Barkley told...

2008-08-02 21:00:13

By Alan Pergament The Beijing Games illustrate how quickly change can come. This isn't a political statement about the recent openness in China. It refers to the pace of technology. Four years after NBC carried only the opening and closing ceremonies in Athens and five sports in high definition with a separate announcing crew, every sport in Beijing is in HD. The digital technology that allowed viewers to know what country each swimmer in each lane is from will be extended to track and...

2008-07-29 21:00:31

NEW YORK - NBC News could rent a small plane just for the top news personalities going to Beijing to cover the Olympics: Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Lester Holt, Richard Engel and Kevin Tibbles among them. CBS considered sending Harry Smith, but decided against it and is sending Barry Peterson. Weekend anchor David Muir is ABC's biggest name heading to Asia. Dana Lewis is Fox News Channel's lone representative. CNN is largely handling the story...


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