Category Archives: Journalists

The secret is out: I’ve joined NowThis News

For the past several months, I’ve been working with a NY-based stealth startup. Now the secret is out: I’m the general manager of NowThis News, a soon-to-launch mobile, social video news network. From a work standpoint, nothing is more exciting … Continue reading

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A Salute to One of My Heroes: Burt Reinhardt

Ted Turner was the trailblazing visionary.  Reese Schonfeld was the brilliant, maniacal first CNN president.  And Burt Reinhardt was CNN’s godfather: a soft-spoken man of few words, great intelligence, and cutting candor.  Like a mafia don, Burt had a sly … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Superb Web Sites I Try to Read Every Day

1.  Long War Journal: Unrivaled, in-depth coverage of conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and other hot spots.  Site overseer Bill Roggio was once one of my fiercest critics. 2.  Wired’s Danger Room: Snarky and insightful, focused on “what’s next … Continue reading

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Lebanon: The Movie… and My Heartbreaking, Dangerous, and Inspiring Lebanon Experiences

The new Israeli-made movie “Lebanon” is an unvarnished, distressing view of war as seen from the inside of an Israeli tank during Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. I saw the movie a few days ago, and I recommend you see … Continue reading

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Bernard Shaw’s Tribute to Long-Time Friend and CNN’er John Lewis

FOR JOHN LEWIS •  •  • Bernard Shaw CNN anchor emeritus eulogist •  •  • wednesday, august 11, 2010 5:00pm •  •  • nuuanu memorial park honolulu, hawaii on the air . . . he said—quote—“it is unbelievable to me … Continue reading

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Mr. Cranky Pants: Tom Shales

Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales once again misfires today with his misguided lambasting of Christiane Amanpour’s debut performance on ABC’s “This Week” yesterday.  In his mean-spirited review of the show, Shales goes to the bizarre extreme of labeling Amanpour … Continue reading

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Three Must-Read Media Writers

1.  Michael Calderone, Yahoo’s Upshot: Now reporting for Yahoo’s snappy new Upshot blog, Calderone earned an impressive, hard-charging reputation at Politico and the New York Observer.  He cranks out several reports a day. 2.  Brian Stelter, New York Times: His … Continue reading

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