Eric Deggans, Paul Farhi, Jane Hall and Brian Stelter assess the fallout from the MSNBC host’s controversial comments, apology and resignation.
Media multi-tasker Ryan Seacrest talks to Brian Stelter about his busy career, the return of American Idol and his proudest moment.
Eric Deggans, Paul Farhi, Jane Hall and Brian Stelter discuss President Obama’s swipe at the media and a possible conflict of interest for CNN.
As the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting approaches, Brian Stelter talks with journalist and Newtown resident Brian Koonz about how the media should mark the occasion.
Here are a few examples of people weighing in on the upcoming anniversary and how it should be handled:
Statement by Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra:
"Our community is choosing to remember and honor those who lost their lives in that awful tragedy in ways that are quiet, personal, and respectful – centered on the themes of kindness, love, and service to others. We are wishing fervently that those many persons who wish us well, and the media, will allow us this time to be alone and quiet with time for personal and communal reflection."
Statements by various media:
"The Newtown Bee is not participating in coverage by outside media of the 12/14 anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. There is a point - and I think we had already passed it at the six-month mark - where the continued media fascination with Newtown's psychological state becomes an impediment to the healing process for many people. We, here at The Bee, are keenly aware of that local sentiment, and our main mission has always been to respect and serve the interests of our audience, which is the Newtown community."
– Curtiss Clark, Editor, The Newtown Bee; Thursday
"WFSB thanks CNN for the invitation, but we respectfully decline. It is not our intention to garner publicity for ourselves. This was a decision based on what was right and respectful. There was no imminent news reason to be in town that day, just for the sake of live presence. We've chosen to air a memorial piece about each victim for the 26 days leading up to December 14th. We have also extensively covered the newly released preliminary report as necessary and will continue to do so as developments occur."
– Klarn DePalma, VP/General Manager, WFSB; Statement to CNN, Wednesday
Bill Keller of the New York Times sits down with Brian Stelter to reflect on his experience covering the life of Nelson Mandela.
Brian Stelter shares his feelings about becoming the new host of Reliable Sources and his vision for the future of the show.
In this Reliable Sources web extra, Ryan Seacrest tells Brian Stelter about his investment in a company that manufactures keyboards for iPhones
By: CNN's Brian Stelter
I think it's safe to say that CNN couldn't have picked a better week to introduce a new host on "Reliable Sources!"
I'm Brian Stelter, CNN's Senior Media Correspondent, and I'm busy getting ready for my debut. "Reliable Sources" is one of a kind - a weekly opportunity to analyze the changing media world. It's an honor to be taking the helm.
With the world mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela this week, we'll have an in-depth look at the global media coverage and how it is shaping Mandela's enduring legacy. The New York Times' Bill Keller, author of “Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela,” will tell me about his 2007 interview with Mandela, portions of which were published for the first time on Thursday.
We –the top-notch "Reliable" team of producers and I in Washington - have been working all week on a bevy of other segments. From Martin Bashir’s resignation at MSNBC to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announcing his plans for drone delivery on "60 Minutes," we'll tackle the media highs and lows of the week with American University’s Jane Hall, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi & NPR’s Eric Deggans.
We're reserving one segment for a conversation about coverage of the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. We wanted to know how news organizations around Newtown, Connecticut, where the shooting happened, are approaching the ethical issues that the anniversary presents for journalists — for example, whether to publish the 911 tapes that were made public earlier this week. Brian Koonz, who lives in Newtown and is the metro editor for a set of local newspapers owned by Hearst, will join us.
And in an exclusive interview with CNN, a media star who needs no introduction: Ryan Seacrest. I shot the interview late Friday evening in Los Angeles and I was surprised by several of his answers about "American Idol," the "Today" show and the juggling act of his career.
Since we're nearing the end of the year, I'll also reveal the person who 'I Want Media' readers have voted as the media person of the year.
See you in a few hours! "Reliable Sources" starts at 11 a.m. Eastern time Sunday.
By Becky Perlow, CNN
From TMI mirror selfies to basically any Kim Kardashian selfie, cell phone cameras and social media have officially blurred the rules of what's appropriate to share... and what's not. But for one woman in New York, it might have been a case of simply taking a selfie at the wrong time. The New York Post published a picture of the young, blonde woman on the cover of its Monday edition, taking a selfie with a man attempting to commit suicide in the background. Perhaps, however, she didn't notice the suicidal man and was only taking a picture of the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. What do you think?
Bloomberg LP, known for its business-savvy reporting, has tripled its revenues in the 12 years since Michael Bloomberg traded his plushy corporate corner office for the city of New York's mayoral podium, according to Fortune. But while "Bloomberg is on track for record revenues of $8.3 billion in 2013 and profits of about $2.7 billion," the company is battling PR nightmares, including its most recent scandal of censoring its own journalists in China. Check out CNN Money's preview of the story after the jump.
The publication known for inside-the-beltway news is breaking ground in a new city outside of the nation's capital. Politico's parent company recently purchased Capital New York, a small New York-based website, and Politico founder and CEO Jim VandeHei is gearing up for the company's expansion. "When you look at City Hall, when you look at Albany, when you look at media, even when you look at finance, I think there are huge pockets of this city that are under-covered or that could be covered exponentially better," VandeHei told Bloomberg News.
For more on Politico's new venture, tune in later this month for Brian Stelter's interview with VandeHei, and watch for Stelter's debut show this Sunday at 11am ET.
By Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN
Beirut (CNN) - When all-American Jennifer Grout first stepped on stage to audition, nobody could have anticipated how this 23-year-old from Massachusetts would take the Middle East by storm.
Now, she may very well win "Arabs Got Talent," one of the biggest televised talent contests in the region.
During her debut appearance, she looked so out of place that many thought she'd flop altogether.
"It was nerve-racking," Grout said, "because I came on stage and I didn't understand."
The show's judges were questioning her in Arabic and Grout had great difficulty following - making for some very awkward moments.
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