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.
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Donald Trump is the perfect candidate for an unregulated, competition-driven political news media.
Rumors abounded in the days after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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How do rational people get sucked into believing conspiracies? According to research, we're more susceptible than you'd think.
O.J. Simpson, flanked by his lawyers, pumps his fists after the verdict is read in October 1995.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.
The problems of diversity are deeply rooted, extending beyond an annual awards show.
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Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
It appears that the days of the stiff upper lip are over – but there are some who will still take the opportunity to criticise.
More than 11 million people tuned in to the primetime special.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.
As Donald Trump knows all too well, sensationalism sells.
Debates used to be a public service. Now they're akin to the WWE – a blend of fiction and reality, with the candidates and networks all adhering to the same script.
ESPN’s corporate leadership decided to shutter Grantland four years after the boutique site launched.
Despite the website's hype, Grantland was never anything more than window dressing for ESPN's brand.
Marilyn Monroe appeared on the cover of Playboy’s first issue in 1953.
According to a pornography historian, Playboy was always able to stay above the fray because nudity was never central to its brand.
Brian Williams will be a breaking news reporter for MSNBC.
In the years after a traumatic news event, we're prone to confuse things we saw on TV with what we witnessed in person.
A screen shot of on-air shooting video before CNN decided to fade to black.
Mainstream media and social media go different ways on the ethical questions raised by the airing of video showing on-camera shooting of journalists.
The United States celebrates its World Cup victory.
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Language can subtly undermine women's sports in a number of ways.
Hulk Hogan is likely hoping the Florida jury is full of people who understand what it feels like to be him.
Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million in a case that not only could bankrupt the media empire known for its gossip but could erode the First Amendment as well.
Perhaps the closest Bill O'Reilly has actually been to combat.
It’s not as if the newsrooms of US television stations need any more bad publicity
In a digital world dominated by a few media conglomerates, start-up initiatives like The Charta and First Look in the US should be welcomed.
The digital era has led to increasing challenges for western and traditional news media business models. Media outlets are facing steady declines in revenue, while the migration of advertising online has…
Amanda Knox in the hands of the Italian police.
Amanda Knox has faced three verdicts in six years over a case in which it was alleged she was part of a brutal knife attack on Meredeth Kercher in Perugia in 2007 that resulted in her death. Although Knox…
Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel says she isn’t concerned about a decline in quality journalism.
Despite the gloom surrounding the future of media, technological changes present new opportunities for quality journalism - but should call into question the role of state broadcasters such as the ABC…
Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel is a guest at the Public Knowledge Forum in Sydney.
Andrea Carson: What are you intending to say at the Public Knowledge Forum at Sydney’s Opera House next week? Mary Kissel: I think there is a lot of concern about the decline, or the death, of good quality…
The internet sent newspapers back to the drawing board.
Perhaps the proverbial tipping point in US print journalism has been reached. With the US$250m acquisition this week of The Washington Post by Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos, the US newspaper…