Media Beat

Tuesday May 08, 2012

Frank Rich Compares New York Times and New York Magazine

It's been a year since longtime New York Times columnist Frank Rich left the paper to join New York magazine. Rich talks about the differences between his old job and his new one, and also discusses how to handle the criticism that comes with being a columnist.

Frank Rich Compares New York Times and New York Magazine

Monday May 07, 2012

New York Editor Frank Rich On His Role in HBO's 'Veep'

Longtime political columnist Frank Rich, now an editor at New York, recently discussed his role in the making of "Veep." The new HBO series includes a character whose "Beltway Butcher" nickname is an homage to Rich's reputation as the "Butcher of Broadway" during his time as chief theater critic for The New York Times.

New York Editor Frank Rich On His Role in HBO's 'Veep'

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Robin Meade Cleans Up Dirty Laundry

HLN's Robin Meade isn't always tied to the anchor desk. In fact, Meade was back in Nashville this week working on a new album, a follow-up to "Brand New Day." And then there was the time she jumped out of an airplane with a former president.

Robin Meade Cleans Up Dirty Laundry

Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

Robin Meade Remembers 9/11, Her First Day at HLN

Robin Meade remembers what it was like working on 9/11, and talks about the rise of opinion journalism. She also describes her "militant" commitment to political objectivity and explains what types of stories she allows herself to have an opinion on, including one that involved an adult toy.

Robin Meade: 'I Won't Even Make a Face Twitch That Someone Might Interpret as Having an Opinion'

Monday Apr 23, 2012

Robin Meade Triple Threat: Anchor, Singer, Songwriter

Video: HLN anchor Robin Meade has been a performer all her life. The former Miss Ohio, who's hosted HLN's morning show since 2005, has returned to the stage performing songs from her album "Brand New Day." Meade tells us how songwriting and news writing are not all that different.

Robin Meade Triple Threat: Anchor, Singer, Songwriter

Friday Mar 23, 2012

Jonah Peretti On Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed

Video: The Internet entrepreneur talks about launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. "I wasn't sure if [HuffPo] would be a big success," Peretti admits. "A friend of mine asked me if he should invest, and I was like 'I'm not sure.'"

Jonah Peretti On Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti On What It Means To Go Viral

Video: The website's co-founder talks about how his company looks at "viral" content. "If you get a million views by buying the YouTube homepage, that's very different than if you're a kid who made some video and that spread through word of mouth to millions of people."

BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti On What It Means To Go Viral

Tuesday Mar 20, 2012

BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti: 'We're Doing the Kind of Work Reporters Love'

Video: Peretti discusses how his company is becoming a full-scale news organization following a flurry of recent hires. "We have reporters who have beats and sources, and can do original work. They're not just aggregating, they're creating something new and original."

Jonah Peretti: 'We're Doing the Kind of Work Reporters Love'

Wednesday Mar 07, 2012

June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist

Video: Follow the conversations @juneambrose has with her "style socials" (or Twitter followers), and one thing becomes clear: people either want to dress like her or be her. So we got the style diva to tell us the biggest mistake aspiring stylists make on the job.

June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist

Tuesday Mar 06, 2012

June Ambrose on Her New VH1 Show, Styled by June

Video: On her upcoming VH1 show, the celebrity stylist takes stars like Jaleel White and Mischa Barton from ho-hum to haute. But, considering Ambrose has been working her magic for over 20 years, what took her so long to jump into TV? "It was about finding the right voice."

June Ambrose on Her New VH1 Show, Styled by June

Monday Mar 05, 2012

June Ambrose on Styling Hip-Hop's Most Iconic Videos

Video: Celebrity stylist June Ambrose is credited with single-handedly upgrading hip-hop's street corner image, and in our Media Beat interview Ambrose told how she got Diddy into a shiny red suit for that "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems" video. "He said, 'I am not wearing that,'" she said.

June Ambrose on Styling Hip-Hop's Most Iconic Videos

Wednesday Feb 08, 2012

Mikki Taylor's Advice for Magazine Editors: 'Take the Leap Forward'

Video: The 30-year Essence vet says the key to longevity in publishing is a combination of good ideas, enthusiasm and a pro-active attitude. "Are you asking yourself 'what great things am I going to do today?'"

Mikki Taylor's Advice for Magazine Editors: 'Take the Leap Forward' (FishbowlNY)

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