Digital media has feasted off Donald Trump’s lies.
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Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry flexes during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
The Starship Enterprise, the famed setting of the original ‘Star Trek’ series, was almost lost to the graveyard of failed pilots.
With a pilot that was deemed too complex and cerebral, 'Star Trek' looked dead in the water. Fifty years later, we look back at the show's rocky beginnings.
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Could their affinity for a certain type of television drama help explain why they're drawn to his rhetoric?
Donald Trump in the boardroom during an episode of ‘The Apprentice.’
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Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people's scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
The first issue of Black Panther, a Marvel series written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, was released last month.
In the entertainment industry, the success or failure of a minority lead can be a referendum on whether or not to use diverse leads for future projects.
Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, attends a viewing party sponsored by Pepsi.
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The lines are blurring between programs and commercials.
In the authors’ study, 35 percent of respondents said they’ve binge-watched TV.
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TV networks and streaming services are encouraging viewers to binge-watch their favorite shows. But findings from a recent study point to a potential public health concern.
You might not know the extent to which news sites are exposing your information to third-party servers.
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Murky ethics surround the pervasive practice of news sites engaging in online tracking.
Over 500 daily newspapers now use paywalls. Are they working?
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The stakes are high for news outlets to raise revenue. Do paywalls have a future?
Bill Simmons was at the forefront of reshaping sports media in the 21st century.
With teams providing less and less access to journalists, Simmons always prioritized the interests of the common fan.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr and Manny Pacquiao will face off on Saturday.
A perfect storm of personalities, demand and money has created unprecedented hype. How should the media respond?
Fear of the unknown: would free radio broadcasts hurt gate receipts?
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With owners deeply divided over radio, a 20-year tug-of-war would ensue.
Popular Latino musicians like Café Tacvba didn’t make an appearance.
At an event that bills itself as 'the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today,' one of the fastest-growing, youngest and most tech-savvy segments of the population was largely ignored.
Vladimir Putin appears on the Kremlin-backed news network Russia Today. The multi-platform channel has already garnered more than 2 billion views on YouTube, making it the most-watched news network on the video-sharing website.
The airwaves arms race is on, and the Kremlin has taken a page from the playbook of its Cold War nemesis.
Studies have shown that mentioning misinformation – even in the process of combating it – can cause it to stick in listeners’ minds.
Studies show that the more familiar we become with false information, the more likely we are to later remember it as fact.
Workshops that teach scientists about public communication and advocacy are growing in popularity. Career ambition rather than politics appears to be a main motivation behind scientists’ desire to engage the public.
At their annual meetings last month, leaders of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) urged their members to advocate on behalf of federal funding for scientific research, actions…
Star Trek fans were especially drawn to Leonard Nimoy’s Mr. Spock – who showed many that it “was okay to be a nerd, that even in the future not everyone fit in, or needed to.”
Star Trek fans were especially drawn to Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock – who showed many that it "was okay to be a nerd, that even in the future not everyone fit in, or needed to."
NBC newscaster John Cameron Swayze was television’s first “anchor man” – though not for presenting the news. The term referred to his status as permanent panelist of the quiz show Who Said That?
In the beginning, newscasters weren’t even visible to TV news viewers. With Walter Cronkite, everything changed.
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart.
On January 11 1999, when Jon Stewart took over as host of The Daily Show from Craig Kilborn, no one could have predicted that, 16 years later, Stewart would become an icon of satire. Under Kilborn, the…