Tuesday, April 7, 2020

AP CHIEF CALLS PHONE RECORDS SEIZURE “UNCONSTITUTIONAL”

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In perhaps the strongest condemnation ever delivered by the Association Press against an action by a U.S. administration, the AP’s president and CEO on Sunday called the seizure of AP phone records last year “unconstitutional” and maintained that the action has already had chilling consequences for press freedom. Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, the […]

DID TWITTER REALLY MAKE SUPER 8 A HIT?

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an Advertising Age headline on Tuesday, media columnist Simon Dumenco asks, “Was J.J. Abrams & Steven Spielberg’s Box-Office Champ ‘Super 8’ Really Saved by Twitter?” Well, maybe, Dumenco observes, although, he adds, “I’ve got my own theory: It’s a really good movie! Seriously, I give it two thumbs up (fully 100% of my thumbs).” […]

ADAGE COLUMNIST PREDICTS HACKERGATE WILL DO IN MURDOCH

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Advertising Age media columnist Simon Dumenco is predicting that the current flap in the U.K. over alleged widespread hacking of the voicemails of celebrities and politicians by Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid News of the World will serve as an “epic legal distraction” for Murdoch just as he attempts to erect paywalls at two of his London […]