Amos Gelb

Media Watching: A Competitive Sport

A quick look back at the year in media so far. Only four months you might say, but what a four months. Reality TV, for instance, has helped turn cupcakes into pastry Google.

TBD RIP

“TBD – sums up its chances of success,” one whit said, when TBD was first announced as the name for the ...

The Importance of Interns

If conventional wisdom and all the pundits are correct, studying journalism or communications in university these days renders you nuts ...

NPR: Eyes on the Prize

There is a new level of irony in Juan-gate at NPR. Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss, who spent ...

Mr. Potter Goes to Washington

Upon the release of the first movie installment of the last novel in the Harry Potter series. Are we underwhelmed? Or are we just underwhelming?

Reading Tea Leaves at TBD

The announcement of Jim Brady’s departure from TBD is not just the old “different direction” story. It is akin to Roger Ailes leaving FOX, Aaron Sorkin leaving the West Wing, or Steve Jobs leaving Apple. TBD, Brady’s visionary idea for the next great media thing, was a truly online local news organization that leveraged all those much-ballyhooed elements of new media — blogs, linking, social media etc. It really was a different concept.

Undercover Dining

The Georgetowner hits the town with WaPo food critic Tom Sietsema, who, depending on what he writes, is either the most beloved or the most reviled man in the Washington restaurant universe.

That's A Wrap: DC's Film Festivals

Each year, there are approximately 75 film festivals in the D.C. area. What's next in your neighborhood?

What's Your Smart Phone App-titude?

Are you getting the most out of your smart phone?

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