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Articles tagged with 'media'


"Star Trek" returns to TV with new streaming CBS series in 2017

Published Nov. 2, 2015

Next year - on Sept. 8, to be precise - "Star Trek" will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and from the sounds of it, it is not wasting the occasion. We already knew that a new movie, "Star Trek Beyond," was coming out next summer, but today, a report from announced the anniversary will also bring about a brand new TV series, the first since "Enterprise" went off the air in 2005.


After John Henson: Why the media should reconsider crime coverage

Published Oct. 28, 2015

The media covered the John Henson racial profiling story with fervor. This got me thinking: To what degree does the local media help form the perceptions that create racial profiling through endless crime scene-framed, fragmented disorder coverage? It's easy to blame the jewelry store employees, but what creates the perceptions in the first place? The local media, especially TV, should rethink how they cover crime and disorder.


Pride and patriotism run through emotional appeal of Griffin spots

Published Oct. 14, 2015

There is probably no category of television commercials that comes close to matching the frequency of automobile sales pitches. And most of us can recognize them in an instant: you've got the dealer himself, standing in front of his dealership, explaining the latest deal he offers on trucks or big cars or little cars.


Milwaukee producers present Mary Tyler Moore special on PBS

Published Oct. 13, 2015

One tip for success is to surround yourself with good people. And if you are able to endear yourself to those folks, they will tell everyone else they know about how wonderful of a person you are. That's what happens in "Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration," a special production that airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday night on PBS.


5 reasons why the Gannett purchase of the Journal Sentinel is bad

Published Oct. 9, 2015

My first visit to the old Milwaukee Journal newsroom occurred when I was about age 5, when my grandfather, Raymond McBride, walked me into the newsroom. It's literally my first memory. Unfortunately, I don't see the big announcement Thursday that the national Gannett chain purchased the paper and its parent company as a good thing moving in the right direction.


Why is this video not getting more Milwaukee media attention?

Published Aug. 29, 2015

Two people brazenly and brutally stomp and beat a woman outside a north side Milwaukee gas station while other people watch. Then, a video of it turns up online. Yet, if you Google the video, you discover that this story is getting a lot of national media attention on various websites - and almost none locally.


The fight rages on for digital music rights

Published Aug. 20, 2015

There's plenty right with the music made before 1972, but there's a lot wrong with the rights of music from that time, as multiple court cases involving music rights have become news.


Thanks New York, we love you, too

Published Aug. 18, 2015

With seemingly half the city now living somewhere in the 718 (and 212), maybe it makes sense that New York is paying a little more attention to Brew City. Whatever the reason, there's been a flurry of newspaper love from the Big Apple over the past 24 hours.


Fictional felt beings Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have broken up

Published Aug. 5, 2015

Gossip pages, tabloids and entertainment websites lit up yesterday upon the news that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have broken up. Not that their characters will break up as a plot point on their new TV show "The Muppets"; no, it was reported like real life news that Kermit and Miss Piggy - fictional beings made of felt - were no longer together.


"Teen Beach 2" delights in its campiness

Published July 26, 2015

When the original Disney Channel film "Teen Beach Movie," did well for the cable outlet, the young singing stars were bound for a sequel with all of the dance numbers and songs you'd expect from a production aimed at pre-teens. When "Teen Beach 2" aired in June, it brought in 13.5 million viewers. Now, it is available on DVD.


In the movie theater, film is dead

Published July 13, 2015

The picture we've come to know from movies no longer reflect the vulnerability that film has. And as technology has advanced, so too have Marcus Theatres.