Digital arms of NBC News, MSNBC united under new executive

Nick Ascheim has been named senior vice president of digital for MSNBC and NBC News in a shakeup that aims to consolidate leadership of the networks' digital divisions. Ascheim, a senior vice president at the BBC, replaces high-level staffers atop the digital operations of NBC News and MSNBC. Julian March, who was previously senior vice president of editorial and innovation … Read More

Benghazi, Clinton, Benghazi, Clinton, Benghazi, Clinton consumes cable TV

Members of the media wait for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton to testifying before the House Benghazi Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rarely has so much media energy been expended on an idling SUV. But there it was, LIVE, on CNN and MSNBC simultaneously Thursday morning: a car waiting outside the Washington home of Hillary Clinton in … Read More

Cable devours Joe Biden as he decides not to run

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill and President Barack Obama, announces that he will not run for the presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Joe Biden ran out of time. The cable news networks clearly did not. They all offered live coverage of Biden's non-campaign campaign speech in the Rose Garden Wednesday where stood next to his wife … Read More

Pope departs as a restrained, effective Brian Williams returns

Brian Williams' returned to MSNBC last week after being taken of the anchor chair at NBC.(2007 AP file Photo/Matt Rourke)Brian Williams' return to anchor action began last Tuesday with understatement--- “And good day, I’m Brian Williams at MSNBC headquarters here in New York”---and was matched by similar restraint at dinnertime Sunday. "For now and all of our … Read More

Popemania in full swing for media at White House stop

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis stand at attention during the playing of the national anthems during a state arrival ceremony for the pope, Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)It was all-pope-all-the-time Wednesday morning as television media ignored virtually any other news to reverently cover Pope Francis' address at the White House. Read More

Brian Williams' return: back to the future and the search for redemption

Brian Williams returns to television news next week. (This is a 2014 file photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)It will be an awkward, painful but perhaps restorative Back to the Future when Brian Williams returns to work Monday. The star anchor-reporter arrives at cable MSNBC after a fall from grace and losing a prize job as the face of broadcast … Read More

Trump claims pundits turning his way

Screen shot, MSNBC Media fascination with Donald Trump was on display again early Thursday during a 15-minute Trump call-in to MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Trump was generally treated with kid gloves, with co-host Joe Scarborough continually referring to him as "Donald" (it was the same once with colleague Willie Geist) as Trump broke now new ground amid his usual … Read More

Jonathan Gruber mentions: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. is republishing with permission. Coverage of a 2013 video showing MIT professor and Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber talking about the "stupidity" of American voters has varied greatly by cable network, a review of closed captioning information shows. How varied? Since Nov. 10, Fox News Channel has referenced Gruber at … Read More