Media and Race
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes uses racial and gender quotas to make sure that his show Up with Chris Hayes (which he announced he is leaving for primetime earlier this month) is not all just white dudes, reports Columbia Journalism Review. Media Matters published a chart earlier this month that showed that 57 percent of the guests on Mr. Hayes’ show were not white men, which makes it the most diverse of any of the Sunday morning talk shows.
How did he get that result in an industry known for its lack of diversity?
The Eight-Day Week
It’s time to do some good: this year’s NYU Cancer Institute Gala honors the university’s progress against cancer with a passel of honorees, all of whom are working to eradicate the disease and palliate its effects. Meanwhile, The New School features a chat between prominent public liberals including Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation and Read More
MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes and correspondent Meghan McCain stopped by TODAY yesterday to discuss, well, comments Ms. McCain’s father had made. On Sunday, Senator John McCain alleged that recent national security leaks to The New York Times had been politically motivated and had come from President Obama’s administration.
“Is there any proof to back up these charges?” Ann Curry asked.
Occupy Wall Street
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was practically giddy with excitement this Saturday morning. Not only had the morning news host snagged retired Philadelphia police Captain Ray Lewis (whose arrest during Occupy Wall Street’s “Day of Action” last week made for some great copy and even better photojournalism), but he was able to start off his segment with a bunch of Star Wars references. Zoinkers!
On Friday afternoon, Chris Hayes was in his new office at 30 Rock, trying to reconcile two sets of data involving U.S. household debt. He wanted to make a chart to use on an upcoming episode of Up With Chris Hayes, his ambitious, month-old MSNBC show, and he had just half an hour before his Read More
Something must have bee in the air on Friday as the media industry was hit with a series of scandals and shakeups. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t paying attention to the day’s insanity.
It all began early in the morning when a recent college grad named Simmi Aujla published a story on Read More
The journalist who broke the story that got Keith Olbermann suspended from MSNBC is a recent college grad who’s been working in D.C. for less than six months..
Simmi Aujla was a member of Brown University’s class of 2009. She joined the staff at Politico in May. On Friday morning, she Read More
Today is just not MSNBC’s day.
First, the network suspended its top-rated host Keith Olbermann after Politico published a report detailing his political donations to three Democrats campaigning in Tuesday’s mid-term elections. Initially, MSNBC tapped The Nation Editor Chris Hayes as Olbermann’s replacement for Friday night’s show, but shortly after Hayes was named, the Read More
Rosie Amodio and Rob Rosenberg
Met: March 15, 2002 Engaged: Oct. 11, 2003 Projected Wedding Date: Oct. 2, 2004
Rosie Amodio, 31, is now the deputy editor of Marie Claire , but she spent much of her 20′s studying the habits and interests of the horny male as features editor at Maxim -not a Read More