The now-defunct Rocky Mountain News (Denver), on Sept. 11, 2001The Internet was already making its presence known to media in 2001, even if it was still not on the minds of most. Print and television were still raking in outrageous profits despite signs of trouble, and after all, AOL Instant Messenger was as advanced as…Read more The online news media on 9/11 and 10 years later
The Onion is undeniably a brilliant publication of satire, parody and wit. But it's also one of the best-edited publications you could hope to find. Sure, the stories are fake, as are the quotes and, often, the subjects, places, events and settings. But there's plenty of bad literature to dispel the notion that only nonfiction…Read more Even The Onion makes mistakes
http://www.hulu.com/embed/gHS2XWE44UwkAPrJQG-IVQ/49/1357/i335It was less than 15 years ago when the sitcom "NewsRadio" could not say "penis" and be aired. "Really?" you say? Yes. Is it censorship? Well, the episode did eventually air, with some "penis" remarks still missing, but the heavy-handed editing has never really been undone -- Hulu's perpetuating it, and many of the DVD…Read more Would you call "penis" an obscenity? It was for "NewsRadio"
There are a lot of risks here -- removing oneself from Hulu is not the same as a pay wall, but it does mean isolating yourself from one of the biggest gathering places for viewers. But there are two reasons why Viacom could make this a win for itself, and not just a damaging blow…Read more Is Viacom better off without the "Daily Show," "Colbert" on Hulu?