Racist Content, Tasteless Comments, and Interfering Presidents are Not New in the Media World

A celebrity tweets a racist comment and her very successful show gets cancelled. Some 500 miles across the country, another celebrity, this one using her media channel-sponsored platform, calls the daughter of the U.S. President an expletive and gets her hand slapped. Interestingly, many considered one reaction or the other to be either overblown or…

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When Does Big Tech Become Something Else?

What makes a media company? Most recognize that BBC, NBC or Aljazeera are unabashed (or perhaps grandfathered in) media entities, while Facebook continues to reject the label and Amazon has yet to even face the “accusation.” I say “perhaps grandfathered” because who would want to be a media company today, facing regulation, when you could…

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