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BET anchor Jacque Reid interviews Detroit
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

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BET's Strategy Combines Politics and Youth

By Monica M. Clark
Thursday, July 29, 2004

Black Entertainment Television doesn’t expect to replace the major networks or all-news cable stations as the main source of convention news for its audience, but it does see an opportunity to report on issues from an African-American perspective. More ...

ABC News, Talkers Join Forces on Talk Radio Row

By Dan Wagner
Thursday, July 29, 2004

ABC Radio Network's Talk Radio Row centralizes for the first time logistics, technical support, bookings and even editorial help for stations and affiliates of the largest network in an increasingly consolidated industry. More...

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Q&A: Joe Davidson

By Seth Effron
Thursday, July 29, 2004 political columnist Joe Davidson talks about the importance of ethnic media in covering politics and public policy. More ...

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

MSNBC Bets on Chris Matthews
Behind the well-hidden MSNBC press office and a security guard who appears perfectly capable of breaking tall, lanky reporters in two stands Chris Matthews, anchor and star of a network still searching for itself and respectable ratings. More ...

Rival Spanish-Language Networks Battle for Hispanic Viewers in the U.S.
Univision and Telemundo, the largest and most popular Spanish-language TV networks in Latin America and the United States, show off their best stuff at the presidential conventions to attract American viewers. . More...

Digital Age Forces AP to Embrace Convergence
Once dependent on the telegraph to send news reports, The Associated Press now must offer audio, video, pictures and text for multimedia customers. More...

Q & A: Ed Schultz More…

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Arab Networks Compete For News and Viewers
at Democratic Convention

At the political conventions four years ago, Arab language television didn’t get much notice or attention. Here in Boston, three networks compete for coverage and viewers. More...

Bloggers' Monday Coverage Reveals Their Diversity
As the gavel fell on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, how do things look from Bloggers Row? More...

The View From Abroad
How is the convention being viewed from abroad? The level of interest in some foreign capitals may be even higher than in parts of the United States. More...

Q &A R. Craig Sautter More…

Monday, July 26, 2004

The Media Circus Begins
The world’s news media have descended on Boston, outnumbering delegates at the Democratic National Convention by three to one. Only about half of the purported 15,000 credentialed media are actually working as journalists. More ...

News Organizations Provide Security Training
Several news organizations, including The Associated Press, Knight-Ridder newspapers and The New York Times, have required their staffs to attend classes on personal safety and how to deal with acts of terrorism. More ...

Q & A Al Franken More…

Friday, July 23, 2004

Bush Administration Pulls Funding For Foreign Press Centers
For the first time in at least 20 years, the Foreign Press Center, an arm of the State Department that supports the international press in the United States, isn't funding or supporting press centers at the national political conventions. As many as 400 international reporters are expected to cover the two events this year. More...

Are Conventions Worth Watching? Cable TV and Network News Have Different Answers
Does the lack of convention coverage from the Big Three broadcast networks cause public interest to fade, or does the lack of coverage lead viewers to conclude the conventions aren’t worth watching?

Higher Prices for Convention Security Could Mean Less News Coverage
As each quadrennial political convention comes to a close, predictions run rife that the convention will change next time around, along with the news coverage.

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