Glenn Beck's show still has higher ratings than all of its 5 p.m. cable competitors put together, but it has been losing viewers at an alarming rate. And it's got fewer -- and less prestigious -- advertisers than "The Situation Room" or "Hardball with Chris Matthews." Will Fox pull the plug?
Just weeks after his abrupt departure from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann has found a new home at Current TV, the small news and public affairs network backed by former Vice President Al Gore. Will his new viewers see the charming and witty Keith -- or the surly and nasty one?
With the launch of the Apple iPad, the retirement of Larry King and the ascension of WikiLeaks, 2010 was a year for the media history books. Here's columnist Jonathan Berr's list of the top media stories of the year.
MSNBC today suspended Joe Scarborough for two days after learning that Scarborough had made eight $500 contributions -- the state's legal maximum -- to Florida political candidates without securing prior permission from MSNBC management.
When News Corp. made high-profile donations to Republican organizations, liberals were outraged, saying it proved that Fox News Channel is a front for the Republican Party. On the opposite side of the political aisle, the same point was made after Keith Olbermann's suspension by MSNBC. The truth, though, is more ambiguous.
MSNBC head Phil Griffin now says Olbermann, who was suspended indefinitely without pay on Nov. 5, has been punished enough. Olbermann's supporters certainly felt that way, calling his suspension by MSNBC for making political donations to Democrats "outrageous" and "bizarre."
MSNBC has suspended Keith Olbermann indefinitely after the host of Countdown With Keith Olbermann was accused of making donations to three Democratic political candidates in violation of the network's ethics policy.
At least in part due to comments made by Jon Stewart at this weekend's Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced he was suspending his show's well-known "Worst Person in the World" segment indefinitely.
MSNBC management is thinking about changing the name of its website, according to The New York Times, to better distinguish it from its more liberal cable network.
CNN says it's confident about its newest show, starring Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer, but there's reason to think the network is already quietly lining up the fire trucks next to the runway in expectation of a flameout.
CNN's great 8PM hope, Parker Spitzer, garnered lackluster ratings in its debut Monday night, trailing Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN's own sister network HLN. Television critics, meanwhile, savaged the program.
CNN is sick of being the punching bag of the cable news world. Explaining why the network replaced the head of CNN U.S., CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton cited what he described as unfair press coverage focusing on CNN's declining ratings, while ignoring its growing profitability.
Why is John Tesh, the multitalented composer, lifestyle guru and former host of "Entertainment Tonight," using copyrighted content to fill his advice blog? We'd ask him ourselves if he weren't so damned popular.
CNN president Jonathan Klein has been hard at work this year remaking the network's primetime lineup, its most important programming block. But whether or not his effort proves successful, he won't be around to find out.
If you have any doubt that The Wall Street Journal is fast becoming steeped in the corporate culture of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., check these quotations. Like Fox News, it declares victory (prematurely) and expresses contempt for rivals.
Thanks to PolitiFact.com, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, it's possible to see which political pundits are sticking to the truth and which are making it up. George Will gets high marks; Glenn Beck, not so much.
Just what constitutes "fair use" of copyrighted material has always been hard to define. Now a new website, Mediaite.com, is using that ambiguity to build a business model on other companies' content.
Tucker Carlson's attempt at humor at the expense of Keith Olbermann may land the bow tie-loving conservative pundit in legal hot water. Earlier this week, Carlson's site the Daily Caller registered the domain name Keitholberman.com as a publicity gimmick.
Usually conservative in its programming choices, CNN is going for broke as it remakes two-thirds of its prime-time schedule by, among other things, replacing a fixture -- Larry King -- and hiring a scandal-tinged newcomer -- Eliot Spitzer.
The New Yorker, perhaps the finest magazine in America, famously almost never makes fact-checking errors. Almost. This week, however, in the issue dated June 28, they made a doozy of a blunder.
President Obama is exhorting Americans to break the cable news habit. And he's right, because cable news emphasizes unimportant and visually sensational "news" instead of information with actual news value.
When I wrote that the tide is turning against MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, I suspected it might land me a place on his "Worst Person in the World" list, where he settles his scores. But I didn't think that he'd tell an outright lie about me and the organization I work for.
When the left needed a forceful voice to rally around, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann became so popular that MSNBC reoriented its primetime lineup around it. But today, creeping indications suggest that viewers might have lost some patience with Olbermann's shenanigans.
If sticking your foot in your mouth was an Olympic sport, the MSNBC blowhard would surely be a gold medalist. During last night's State of the Union, the Hardball host praised President Obama's performance, saying "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour." He later "clarified" his statement, saying he meant Obama has transcended race. Really?
The American print-publishing industry isn't healthy -- and the food it's serving its workers may not be, either. A quick survey of cafeteria health inspection records shows some alarming results. Lunch anyone?
If you're looking for a metaphor for the decline of network news, look no further than CBS's decision to replace Walter Cronkite as the disembodied voice of CBS Evening News with actor Morgan Freeman.