Media Download: Merrill Brown

Jack Rico, journalist, founder, and Editor-In-Chief of ShowBizCafe.com – an entertainment website which combines American and Latino mainstream pop culture. He is also the Entertainment Contributor for the TODAY show, MSNBC, Telemundo and NBCNews.com. Jack has covered the issues of race at the Oscars extensively and we are thrilled he is here to offer some insight as well as sharing his predictions for Oscars...

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

  On this episode, we’ll be talking about the business of images. Co-founder and chairman of Getty Images, Jonathan Klein, talks about the culture in which Getty Images was built on, his love for media and the companies’ future including the acquisition of Corbis Images library via the Visual China...

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

On this episode, we’ll be talking about the recent presidential primary elections in Iowa with essayist and opinion writer for New York magazine, Frank Rich. Prior to that Rich held multiple positions at The New York Times and is a known political commentator and the co-executive producer of the HBO Series Veep....

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016

On this episode, we’ll be talking about the recent presidential primary elections in Iowa with essayist and opinion writer for New York magazine, Frank Rich. Prior to that Rich held multiple positions at The New York Times and is a known political commentator and the co-executive producer of the HBO Series...

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016

On this episode, host Merrill Brown is joined by Peter Kafka, senior media editor at Recode.net to talk about the power of streaming giant Netflix and the fight for your living room. Is Netflix murdering...

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Just a few hours before the fifth Republican debate, we were joined on our podcast Media Download by political reporter Matt Katz of WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio.  Katz has covered Governor Chris Christie for five years, first for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he created The Christie Chronicles blog, and now for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, where he runs The Christie Tracker. We haven’t heard the last of #Bridgegate & Christie is up in polls in New...

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Past research shows that misinformed people rarely changed their minds when presented with facts and often become more attached to their own belief. What kind of democracy will this lead to? Here is an interesting conversation about this topic between Director of the School of Communication Merrill Brown and NYU scholar & press critic, Jay Rosen. Produced by 90.3 FM...

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Friday, 04 December 2015

Media coverage drives our national debates, but too often, it is riddled with misinformation. On this episode of Media Download, Merrill is joined by media critic Eric Boehlert to talk about press coverage of the presidential...

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A conversation about the state of the music business and how digital content consumption is changing. Interview with David Pakman, a partner at venture capital firm Venrock. David was the co-creator of the Apple Music Group, built one of the digital music field’s early and most influential successes emusic and is a leading expert on the changing digital music...

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

In this episode of Media Download, we are joined by Tom Hall, Executive Director of The Montclair Film Festival, one of our partners here at Montclair State University, to discuss the festival’s upcoming fundraiser and how they landed the hottest ticket in town, an event with Director J.J. Abrams and Stephen...

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Friday, 06 November 2015

On this episode of Media Download, we pause from the hurly burly of today’s media world to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the late filmmaker, stage director, actor and radio personality, Orson...

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

In this episode, Director of the School of Communication and Media and host, Merrill Brown, talks to J. Max Robins, President and Executive Director of The Center for Communication about Netflix’s change of strategy and their first feature film release “Beast of No Nation,” a movie with huge potential to heat up the road to the...

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Friday, 16 October 2015