Category: Tobe Berkovitz

Hillary Clinton’s penchant for secrecy rattles Democrats

March 5th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, The Hill, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Democrats are rattled by the deepening furor around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account while she served as secretary of State…

Expert quote:

“When it comes to the Clintons, this is par for the course. One does not use the words ‘Hillary Clinton’ and ‘transparency’ in the same sentence.”

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Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the problem with baggage

February 22nd, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, The Hill, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are dealing with the baggage of their political histories even before their 2016 campaigns officially begin…

Expert quote:

“What all of this does is reinforce the way that the Clintons, though they are beloved by many people in the [Democratic] Party, also have an incredibly checkered history which despite their best efforts, constantly re-raises its head.”

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GateHouse buys chain that owns Las Vegas newspaper

February 21st, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

New Media Investment Group — the parent company of GateHouse Media New England, which owns several Bay State regional daily newspapers — is continuing its spending spree, announcing it has reached an agreement to buy the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal…

Expert quote:

“Local is good because you are honing in on the neighborhoods, the local news, the things that interest people close to home and it’s tougher for the giant organizations to muscle in that. The bad news for them is that you don’t always have advertising revenue potential in the smaller areas.”

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NightSide – Professor Tobe Berkovitz On Brian Williams

February 13th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, WBZ-AM 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

It was a big day for news personalities, both real and fake. Brian Williams, the anchor for NBC’s evening news broadcast, was officially given a six month suspension after recent developments have damaged his credibility…

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Heslam: Among young, media’s big loss is Jon Stewart

February 11th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

NBC slapped “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams with a six-month suspension amid claims that he’s making stuff up…

Expert quote:

“In the under-30 set it’s not even a contest. Jon Stewart leaving is the story.You look at the demographics for the “Nightly  News,” and it’s all 55-plus. But you look at the 25- to 44-year-olds, and Jon Stewart is much more influential and has higher ratings.”

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Whither the embattled Brian Williams?

February 10th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Face of NBC News is taking a break over charges he fabricated a story…

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Brian Williams on hiatus as NBC investigates

February 8th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Brian Williams’ decision to temporarily step away from “NBC Nightly News” amid a swirling controversy over false comments he made about his war reporting in Iraq won’t be enough to salvage his free-falling career, say media analysts, who are calling on the high-profile anchor to answer tough questions during his self-imposed hiatus…

Expert quote:

“Having Brian Williams sitting there right now is just too problematic for the network. You can be sure that everyone is burning up YouTube looking at every clip, quote and appearance that Brian Williams has ever made looking for more of these follies and no one can withstand that kind of scrutiny. Unfortunately for him, that’s the microscope that he is currently under.”

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Internal probe puts Brian Williams on hot seat

February 7th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

NBC News has launched an internal investigation into comments that Brian Williams made about his reporting in Iraq — a move a local media analyst says is a sign “things are looking very grim” for the network’s high-profile anchor…

Expert quote:

“Everyone has started kicking over more rocks now and it’s moving beyond just the helicopter incident. Once people start digging and digging like this, it tends to get more problematic.”

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TV sports programming to give Tribune a huge boost

January 11th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

The addition of CBS at WTTV-TV Channel 4 gives Tribune Broadcasting a rare one-two punch in the central Indiana market…

Expert quote:

“You just don’t see this much, not in either smaller or much larger markets. It undeniably gives them some leverage with advertisers and viewers.”

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Chris Christie’s Cowboys Fandom Imperils 2016 Bid, Experts Say

January 10th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s fanatic support of the Dallas Cowboys — which has state legislators weighing an ethics probe into how a firm co-owned by the team ended up with a lucrative Port Authority contract — raises even more questions as the governor considers a 2016 presidential run, political observers told Newsmax…

Expert quote:

“The press loves that because there’s always a story — but you’re basically always throwing him raw meat, and that’s what he’s done this time.”

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