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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2013
Fox News Sunday debuted "Media Buzz," a weekly media review show hosted by Howard Kurtz, who recently left CNN after 15 years. Since I was a guest on the opening panel, I will refrain from offering a review. I will say I enjoyed the discussion we had about President Obama getting hammered from the right and the left over his words and action on Syria. Check out the video for yourself. Here are links to reviews from critics who were not on the show: Erik Wemple , Washington Post: "'Media Buzz' starts with a roar.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
I joined Christine Brennan, of "USA Today," and Howard Kurtz on "Media Buzz" today to talk about TMZ and the performance of mainstream media in covering -- or not covering -- the Ray Rice story. I was at first surpised to hear Brennan, who knows this turf as well as anyone, say an argument could be made that it is "the biggest controversy to ever hit a U.S. sports league. " But having thought about it since, I think she could be right. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
Towson University alum Brian Stelter is leaving his job as media reporter at the New York Times to be senior media correspondent and host of "Reliable Sources" at CNN. "I'll be reporting every day for CNN, CNNI, CNN.com, and I'll flow it all into @CNNReliable on Sundays," he said in a tweet. Stelter, 28, graduated from Towson University in 2007 and immediately joined the Times. He has been one of several guest hosts since Howard Kurtz left CNN to host a new show, "Media Buzz," on Fox News.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Last week, former Fox News host Glenn Beck returned for a guest appearance with Megyn Kelly and created a bit of buzz saying he wished he'd have been more positive and less divisive during his days on the cable channel. Some call it an apology. I don't. He left Fox News in 2011 under a cloud of controversy. And I celebrated his leaving, because it meant one of the most divisive, reckless and polarizing figures I had ever covered was being marginalized. I remain convinced that mainstream TV and the country are much better off with him in the margins instead of having an audience of 1.8 million viewers a night as he did on Fox. Here's video of a debate between me and Amy Holmes, one of Beck's employees at TheBlaze, his information and opinion media operation.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
The Washington Post used to have the best media reporter in the country in Howard Kurtz. Now it was Erik Wemple writing what the paper calls "a reported opinion blog on news media. " I'll leave it to others to speculate on what that might suggest about the trajectory of the Post. But I was on Kurtz's "Reliable Sources" CNN media show Sunday, and Wemple didn't like what I said about the debut of Chelsea Clinton as a "special correspondent" for NBC News. You can read his post here . In it, he called me "childish and misanthropic" for my criticism of Clinton.
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By Barbara Samson Mills | April 11, 1994
MEDIA CIRCUS. By Howard Kurtz. Random House. 420 pages. $25.RECENTLY, local radio commercials have been touting the virtues of radio advertising, claiming that the average reader scans a newspaper in 11 minutes. Similar TV spots earlier said that three out of four viewers now get their news from TV.Has "the bulky paper that arrives on your doorstep every morning filled with yesterday's news become obsolete?" asks Howard Kurtz, press critic for the Washington Post.It is true that newspapers across the country have suffered loss of revenue; even more of a barrier have been the new limits imposed on newspaper journalism by the purveyors of political correctness, so much so that many top papers "are flailing about and bungling stories for the sake of safety and volume readership, which leads them sometimes only a step away from tabloidism."
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By Theo Lippman Jr. and Theo Lippman Jr.,special to the sun | February 18, 1996
"Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time: An Inside Look at the Performers and Pundits," by Howard Kurtz. Times Books. 407 pages. $25What a great title! Appeals to everybody. To those of us who hate radio and television commentary, "hot air" means "empty, exaggerated or pretentious talk," according to my dictionary; to those of you who love it, "air" means "broadcast" and "hot" means "currently popular and commercially successful; in demand; marketable." Which talk radio and television definitely are.In fact, Howard Kurtz argues that talk shows, especially radio talk shows, have "revolutionized the way millions of Americans get information and opinions about public issues ... and broken the monopoly of major media in ways that, at bottom, are healthy for public debate."
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
Has President Obama had his way with TV anchors this week during his media blitz on Syria? That's one of the questions that was explored Sunday on "Media Buzz," the new Howard Kurtz media show on Fox News. Here's video of that discussion in which I took part. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; } #sigheadshot{ float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; } #sigtwitter { margin-right: 5px; } #sigtooltip { padding: 5px; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; }
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
How much have media sins contributed to the toxic tone and deadly dysfunction in D.C.? That's one of the questions tackled in the conversation Sunday morning that I was part of with Howard Kurtz and James Rosen. Check it out. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; } #sigheadshot{ float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; } #sigtwitter { margin-right: 5px; } #sigtooltip { padding: 5px; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; }
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
I joined Christine Brennan, of "USA Today," and Howard Kurtz on "Media Buzz" today to talk about TMZ and the performance of mainstream media in covering -- or not covering -- the Ray Rice story. I was at first surpised to hear Brennan, who knows this turf as well as anyone, say an argument could be made that it is "the biggest controversy to ever hit a U.S. sports league. " But having thought about it since, I think she could be right. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
If you don't know by now about the truly sick comments MSNBC host Martin Bashir made about Sarah Palin, you need to see this video. And then, you might want to ask yourself how it is that Bashir is still on the air. And why aren't folks like Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd, who claim to speak for NBC News, not speaking out about this? Those are some of the questions we asked in a spirited discussion on Howard Kurtz's "Media Buzz" Sunday morning on Fox News. Kurtz's other guest is Joe Concha, columnist at Mediaite.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
Towson University alum Brian Stelter is leaving his job as media reporter at the New York Times to be senior media correspondent and host of "Reliable Sources" at CNN. "I'll be reporting every day for CNN, CNNI, CNN.com, and I'll flow it all into @CNNReliable on Sundays," he said in a tweet. Stelter, 28, graduated from Towson University in 2007 and immediately joined the Times. He has been one of several guest hosts since Howard Kurtz left CNN to host a new show, "Media Buzz," on Fox News.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
 With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism. But what kind of owners will they be? That's one of the questions discussed on Howard Kurtz's "Media Buzz" show Sunday on Fox News. Here's video (below) of Kurtz, me and Farhad Manjoo, tech columnist for the Wall Street Journal, talking about the roles tech money and expertise could play in the future of journalism.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
How much have media sins contributed to the toxic tone and deadly dysfunction in D.C.? That's one of the questions tackled in the conversation Sunday morning that I was part of with Howard Kurtz and James Rosen. Check it out. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; } #sigheadshot{ float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; } #sigtwitter { margin-right: 5px; } #sigtooltip { padding: 5px; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; }
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
Has President Obama had his way with TV anchors this week during his media blitz on Syria? That's one of the questions that was explored Sunday on "Media Buzz," the new Howard Kurtz media show on Fox News. Here's video of that discussion in which I took part. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; } #sigheadshot{ float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; } #sigtwitter { margin-right: 5px; } #sigtooltip { padding: 5px; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; }
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2013
Fox News Sunday debuted "Media Buzz," a weekly media review show hosted by Howard Kurtz, who recently left CNN after 15 years. Since I was a guest on the opening panel, I will refrain from offering a review. I will say I enjoyed the discussion we had about President Obama getting hammered from the right and the left over his words and action on Syria. Check out the video for yourself. Here are links to reviews from critics who were not on the show: Erik Wemple , Washington Post: "'Media Buzz' starts with a roar.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
 With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism. But what kind of owners will they be? That's one of the questions discussed on Howard Kurtz's "Media Buzz" show Sunday on Fox News. Here's video (below) of Kurtz, me and Farhad Manjoo, tech columnist for the Wall Street Journal, talking about the roles tech money and expertise could play in the future of journalism.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Last week, former Fox News host Glenn Beck returned for a guest appearance with Megyn Kelly and created a bit of buzz saying he wished he'd have been more positive and less divisive during his days on the cable channel. Some call it an apology. I don't. He left Fox News in 2011 under a cloud of controversy. And I celebrated his leaving, because it meant one of the most divisive, reckless and polarizing figures I had ever covered was being marginalized. I remain convinced that mainstream TV and the country are much better off with him in the margins instead of having an audience of 1.8 million viewers a night as he did on Fox. Here's video of a debate between me and Amy Holmes, one of Beck's employees at TheBlaze, his information and opinion media operation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
The Washington Post used to have the best media reporter in the country in Howard Kurtz. Now it was Erik Wemple writing what the paper calls "a reported opinion blog on news media. " I'll leave it to others to speculate on what that might suggest about the trajectory of the Post. But I was on Kurtz's "Reliable Sources" CNN media show Sunday, and Wemple didn't like what I said about the debut of Chelsea Clinton as a "special correspondent" for NBC News. You can read his post here . In it, he called me "childish and misanthropic" for my criticism of Clinton.
NEWS
By Theo Lippman Jr. and Theo Lippman Jr.,special to the sun | February 18, 1996
"Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time: An Inside Look at the Performers and Pundits," by Howard Kurtz. Times Books. 407 pages. $25What a great title! Appeals to everybody. To those of us who hate radio and television commentary, "hot air" means "empty, exaggerated or pretentious talk," according to my dictionary; to those of you who love it, "air" means "broadcast" and "hot" means "currently popular and commercially successful; in demand; marketable." Which talk radio and television definitely are.In fact, Howard Kurtz argues that talk shows, especially radio talk shows, have "revolutionized the way millions of Americans get information and opinions about public issues ... and broken the monopoly of major media in ways that, at bottom, are healthy for public debate."
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