What’s Hot/What’s Not: 03/27/11

What’s Hot:

Libya – UN backed military intervention in Libya took center stage this week.

Japan – Libya overtook Japan’s struggle with the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami, and still ongoing nuclear reactor crisis as the #1 cable news story this week but Japan still received plenty of coverage.

CNN vs. FNC – A very nasty and rude public spat erupted between elements of FNC and CNN over an aborted air attack on Gaddafi’s compound due to reporters being on the scene.

Glenn Beck’s FNC Future – A new round of “what’s Beck up to?” broke out this week as rumors circulated that FNC’s Joel Cheatwood was going to leave the network to go to work full time for Beck’s production company and speculation swirled that Beck may look to leave FNC and either start a new channel from scratch or take over an existing channel.

FBN to be rated by Nielsen – News came out that FBN will finally start being publicly rated Nielsen starting Monday.

CNN – The network continues to dominate in breaking news coverage of major international events. As always, the question isn’t “How can it leverage this going forward?” but “Is it realistic to think it can?”

Thomas Roberts – Consider the following: Roberts worked MSNBC last weekend, did multiple shifts this week, sat in at the news desk on Weekend Today this weekend (which means he’s worked 13 days straight), and hosted NLGJA’s 16th annual Headlines and Headliners dinner on Thursday. Watch out Willie Geist…your position as NBC’s hot “It” talent is under threat…

What’s Not:

I’m going to be nice and say nothing made the cut this week…


3 Responses to “What’s Hot/What’s Not: 03/27/11”

  1. spud, whatever you do, don’t make the Media Matters folks angry. They might try to sabotage you. I know I’m staying away from that story.

  2. savefarris Says:

    MMFA declaring jihad on a cable news network doesn’t make the cut?

  3. The Jihad that must not be named.

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