Is a New America Ready for the New Miss America?

One performed the first successful face transplant in the U.S. and is the youngest alumna of both the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine. Another is a Harvard Law graduate running for Attorney General of the State of Illinois. And another graduated from Stanford and hosted a hit cable-news show, before…

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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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