TVNewsCheck “pauses” operations

The eighteen-year-old publication’s future is uncertain¬† In an era where the future of linear TV is increasingly in question, so are the publications who cover the business. TVNewsCheck is the latest one to call it quits more or less Monday, announcing it is temporarily suspending operations. This means its website won’t be updated and newsletters will no longer be sent […]

T Dog’s Think Tank: Chiraqing away

The term Chiraq is here to stay. Thank the media. For those who don’t like the word “Chiraq”, let me lay it on thick for you…. it’s here to stay. The term, used to describe the number of shootings and murder in the Chicago area, continues to be a hot topic of debate in the media as Spike Lee films […]

CBS and Turner grab NCAA Tournament

CBS and Turner Broadcasting announced a mega-deal that will keep at least some of the NCAA Tournament on the Tiffany network – but much of it is moving to cable. In an eye-popping 14-year, $10.8 billion deal struck on Wednesday, CBS and Turner’s family of networks – TNT, TBS, and TruTV (formerly CourtTV) will carry both the preliminary and second […]