Tag: jon stewart

by Terri Thornton

“Twitter is a frenemy.” That’s how CNN’s new president, Jeff Zucker, described the cable news network’s relationship with social media. In a combination luncheon speech and informal press conference at the Atlanta Press Club this week, he said the network uses, relies on — and is scared by — social media. While it’s an important [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

The live audience that filed into George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Saturday to watch Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart satirize the presidential debates was a cozy 1,500. This “rumble” seemed like a made-for-cable recruitment video, but it wasn’t. Its broadcast rested on the Internet, not cable networks — pay-to-view web streaming, Roku streaming, and [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Twitter CEO announces a new design with a focus on profile pages (TechCrunch) 2. Emory University plans to wind down its journalism program (Poynter) 3. Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly to debate each other during a livestreamed event (The Hollywood [...] more »

by David Johnson

Jon Stewart is really, really funny when he makes fun of journalism. In “The Daily Show’s“ parody of the broadcast and cable news product, the show’s writers and producers skewer not only the gloss, polish and stilted tone, but also the editorial decisions. But it isn’t just TV. The Onion is really, really funny. It [...] more »