Category Archives: Diversity

The Media Notepad: “Survivor” ejects contestant for sexual harassment

Also: Tribune Publishing’s union employees petition Alden Group; Sinclair backs away from political commentary; Steve Harvey resumes his talk show via Facebook  (Updated December 16 to add more [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: “Survivor” stumbles again on social issues with #MeToo controversy

Latest controversy tells us the show’s producers aren’t willing to learn their lesson on social issues When a contestant named Colton Cumbie exhibited racist behavior on Survivor: One [..]

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Mark Konkol out as editor of Chicago Reader

Pulitzer-prize winning columnist out after less than two weeks Back some time ago, if there was a TV show so poorly received by critics and the viewing public, [..]

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FCC relaxes media ownership rules, modifies lifeline program

Also approves ATSC 3.0 television transmissions If there is any federal agency that gives the Illinois legislature a run for their money for being the most dysfunctional in [..]

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The Media Notepad: CBC program turns an international spotlight on Chicago segregation

Also: DeCastro, Nyren return to management roles; Comic-Con HQ closes and shifts to Amazon; Mavs bottom in ratings before Bulls do Chicago’s violence epidemic is once again on [..]

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Bill Maher escapes punishment for N-Word use on “Real Time”

The use of a racial slur isn’t the career-ending death sentence one think it is – but should it? Bill Maher’s use of the “N-Word” on his Real Time [..]

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CBS made right call to air controversial “Survivor” segment

Reflects the world we live in these days in the Trump era  (WARNING: Contains spoilers.) (Editor’s Note: This post has been edited due to the video in this [..]

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How Chicago Watches TV (according to Facebook)

Chicago is a Simpsons town; NCIS, Duck Dynasty not so much Viewing patterns are racially segregated as the city is Two weeks ago, the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute [..]

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Think Tank Express: Elimination of FCC Lifeline programs hurt violent-torn Chicago neighborhoods the most

Everyone knows by now how much President Trump goes on and on about Chicago violence, tweeting about it every chance he gets. Well, one of the tools that [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: T Dog Media at 10

Happy anniversary to T Dog Media! It’s a different media world today than it was when I started this. As we mark the ten-year anniversary of T Dog Media [..]

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Chicago: Slipping away?

The state of the Chicago market: population loss may effect media properties  If last week’s bad census news is any indication, Chicago may be in for a rough [..]

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Major shakeup at ABC sends Paul Lee out the door

Channing Dungey becomes ABC Entertainment president; First African-American woman to run a major network When it comes to CBS, you always hear the tagline “We’re America’s Most Watched [..]

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Chicago drops to fourth place in African-American homes in the U.S.

TV rank drops to fourth as market’s black population moves out Chicago may be home to the hottest show with TV’s number one show among African-Americans with Empire, set in [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Chicago Tribune still feeling effects of Hurricane Zell

Last week’s opinion piece shows the insensitivity of the Zell and Michaels era still abound at the Trib As you know by now, Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member [..]

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Think Tank Express: A long way to go on diversity

Deadline article, Bernstein’s comments prove women and minorities still face a hostile environment in the media business  It’s interesting we have a “communications” as a college major, and [..]

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