Updated 5:20 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Film critic David Edelstein speaks during Vulture Festival Presents: Pixar screening of "Inside Out" and discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera at Battery Park Cinemas on May 30, 2015 in New York City. Film critic David Edelstein speaks during Vulture Festival Presents: Pixar screening of "Inside Out" and discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera at Battery Park Cinemas on May 30, 2015 in New York City. Photo: Brad Barket Photo: Brad Barket Image 1 of / 55 Caption Close Image 1 of 55 Film critic David Edelstein speaks during Vulture Festival Presents: Pixar screening of "Inside Out" and discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera at Battery Park Cinemas on May 30, 2015 in New York City. Film critic David Edelstein … [Read more...] about NPR fires critic David Edelstein after ‘Last Tango’ joke
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On Tuesday, Oct. 9, over 60 students, professors, alumni and community members filled Moyer Hall’s Millers Forum to listen to a lecture titled “State and Local Political Coverage in Pennsylvania: Perspectives on a Changing Media Landscape from WHYY’s Dave Davies” sponsored by The Muhlenberg College Political Science Department. As a part of the lecture series leading up to the Midterm elections, Davies’ lecture reflected on the current political landscape, the state of journalism today and his own career in political reporting. Raised in Texas, Davies is senior reporter for WHYY, a public radio station serving the Delaware Valley, as well as a contributor and fill-in host for the show Fresh Air with Terry Gross. According to his WHYY profile, before working with the station, Davies spent 19 years as a reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and prior to that, he was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for … [Read more...] about Dave Davies lecture addresses changing relationship of media and politics
Ant McGinley, an energetic Irishman with a red beard and two U.K.-based podcasts, one on soccer, On the Left Side, and the other legal, Mondeo Law, blew into Philadelphia from Manchester, U.K., last Saturday. He taste-tested Dock Street brews and ran the Art Museum steps in his first two days. But the rest of his trip was all about the Podcast Movement Conference, a sold-out 2,500-attendee event at the downtown Marriott that called itself “the world’s largest gathering of podcasters.” Attendees came from as far as Australia, China, and Brazil. Opening Tuesday, it had the feeling of an evangelical revival and a self-help group, with an emphasis on how to broaden the audience for a 15-year-old digital platform popular with 48 million weekly users. The issue: Techie-sounding podcasts are still misunderstood by many other Americans who don’t know what they are (“on-demand radio, like Netflix for audio,” said convention organizer Dan … [Read more...] about Podcast Movement Conference comes to Philly, with some predicting podcasts will keep rising like Netflix
Loveis Wise Is in Rare Company Seeing No Diversity, Philly Papers Drop Ad Agency Harold Jackson Leaving Philadelphia for Houston Report on Massive Puerto Rico Toll Overshadowed Outrage Builds on Separation of Families Spanish Again the Most Polarizing Language in U.S. ‘We . . . Got the George Takei Assault Wrong’ ‘Asian American’ at 50: What Will Term Stand For? Investigative Group Takes on West Africa Short Takes New Grad Has Already Landed New Yorker Cover “Landing the cover illustration for the New Yorker magazine is a boon for any artist, at any age,” Peter Crimmins wrote Thursday for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. “This week’s cover — the summer fiction double issue — is by a Philadelphia illustrator just three weeks after graduating from art school. “Loveis Wise (pronounced Love Is Wise, her birth name after her great-grandmother) is so fresh a graduate of the University of the Arts that she can … [Read more...] about New Art School Grad Has Already Landed New Yorker Cover
Set your alarm early if you want to watch the royal wedding live.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry Saturday at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The ceremony starts at noon (that’s 7 a.m. for us). And if you don’t want to miss a moment, some coverage starts at 4 a.m.Match TV options to your personalityThe number of options for watching Saturday’s royal wedding is a bit overwhelming. So we offer this guide based on your personality type. Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time.Royal worshipper: Tune to BBC America, which is airing a living simulcast of BBC One’s coverage with limited commercial breaks. Starts at 4 a.m.Fox News aficionado: Shepard Smith and Sandra Smith will report from outside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, with live coverage beginning at 6 a.m.“Today” addict: All four hours of the NBC morning show are focused on the wedding, starting at 4:30 a.m. Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are stationed at … [Read more...] about Royal wedding: How to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ceremony in the U.S.