Sep 19, 2016

MMMM 552 --The Media Show Meeting From Hell & The Debates.

   I came in on the middle of a radio show The New Yorker Magazine created. It's called, duh, The New Yorker Radio Hour, on Sunday afternoon and I caught an interview with the woman who is the producer of the TV show Transparent, Jill Soloway. She was asked how a female run show is different from one run by men.  Start listening at 15:00 into the audio file to her description of their daily show meeting...a way to "waste time" she says.
There may be a transcription later on Monday, but for right now give a listen to that segment in Episode 48. It in only :90 seconds long.

It paints a picture of the absolute worst kind of business meeting I can imagine. Agree? Anybody? Hey, I'm older, and a guy, so maybe I just don't get the new female millennial meeting structure? Plus, I'm in news meetings, and she's running a fictional show about trans people.


In case you missed it, I posted a "Media Extra" last week. You can see it HERE. It leads into the next item in this MMMM nicely.


Two good-reads to recommend this morning....a NY Times (Paywall) column by the Public Editor about the issue of "false balance"....the idea that reporters should always have balance to their stories...
"False balance, sometimes called “false equivalency,” refers disparagingly to the practice of journalists who, in their zeal to be fair, present each side of a debate as equally credible, even when the factual evidence is stacked heavily on one side."
And that column leads into an equally good piece one about an event where all sides in the presidential election wars will be looking for evidence of unfairness by the media. The debates. The Atlantic proposes a way to be fair to both sides. Perhaps. 
     By the way, I'll be taking some time off that last week of the month, and so I will be able to actually watch the first debate live!

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