1. Sara Guaglione from MediaPost
    23 minutes ago re: NewsGuard Offers Database Of COVID-19 Misinformation Sites To Protect Credible News Sites From Blacklisting by by Sara Guaglione (Publishers Daily - April 02)

    Hi Kevin - good questions, and concerns. I covered NewsGuard's ratings system here: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/315516/brill-crovitz-launch-newsguard-to-rate-sources-f.html
    You can also read more about the process of its ratings system here: https://www.newsguardtech.com/ratings/rating-process-criteria/

  2. Leo Kivijarv from PQ Media
    2 hours ago re: Political Advertising Sees Slowdown, Digital Remains Stable by by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily - April 03)

    Historically, spending starts slowing down once a political party decides on its candidates, regardless whether there are two or more candidates still on primary ballots. Even without the virus, candidate spending was projected to fall during the summer as well. Normally, almost 75% of a year's political media buying gets crammed into the last two months of the campaign after the Labor Day holiday, as people start to make decisions after the summer vacxation. 

  3. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston
    4 hours ago re: In Shift, Google Will Allow Political Ads Related To COVID-19 by by Wendy Davis, Staff Writer (PolicyBlog - April 02)

    Good. The public needs to see what depths the Democrats will stoop to win an election, even use a hundred-year crisis to blame the man on whose watch the external crisis hit. By the same logic, no hurricane made landfall in the Southeast during the Obama years, so it's to his credit.

  4. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    5 hours ago re: Trump Threatens TV Stations Airing PAC Ads by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - March 31)

    This is a brilliant ad that works.  That's why Trump is so desperate to get it off the air.

    He continues to make bad decisions that will cost more lives.  The public deserves to know that.  And he has to own his lies.

    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/04/trump-is-making-bad-covid-19-decisions.html

  5. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    5 hours ago re: Ad Council Rallies Popular Young Influencers To Spread Stay-At-Home Message by by Richard Whitman, Columnist (Mediapsssst - March 31)

    Death by lack of imagination.  Hopefully this will help...
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/03/if-you-live-in-moment-you-dont.html

  6. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    5 hours ago re: Leadership In A Tough Time by by Luciana Gomez (Marketing Insider - April 01)

    Listen to Guv Cuomo's daily briefing - stop watching Trump.  It's really that simple.
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/03/if-you-live-in-moment-you-dont.html

  7. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    5 hours ago re: Trump's TV Ratings Make Him The Star Of The COVID-19 Show. Just Ask Him by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - April 01)

    Yeah.  He still doesn't get it...
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/03/if-you-live-in-moment-you-dont.html

  8. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    5 hours ago re: 'You Wanted A Reality Show Host As President, Well Now You're On Survivor' by by Joe Mandese (Red, White & Blog - April 01)

    People make bad decsions when they are under stress...
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/04/trump-is-making-bad-covid-19-decisions.html

  9. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    5 hours ago re: Pew Finds Fox News Viewers Have Questionable Knowledge About COVID-19 by by Joe Mandese (Marketing Politics Weekly - April 01)

    Sorry.  Not true. As soon as Wuhan was locked down - 1/23 - Wall Street Journal, New York Times and CNN began intensive daily coverage. 

    More Fox viewers died from the flu and more will die from COVID-19, because fake news is deadly.
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/03/if-you-live-in-moment-you-dont.html

  10. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    6 hours ago re: In Shift, Google Will Allow Political Ads Related To COVID-19 by by Wendy Davis, Staff Writer (PolicyBlog - April 02)

    Good.  The public needs to be made aware of Trump's poor decisions and how many people will die because of them.  http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/04/trump-is-making-bad-covid-19-decisions.html

  11. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    6 hours ago re: We Can't Let The Coverage Be Worse Than The Disease by by Bob Guccione, Jr., Op-Ed Contributor (MediaDailyNews - April 03)

    You're really not getting this.  Cases outside of NYC won't peak until late May.  
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/03/if-you-live-in-moment-you-dont.html

  12. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    6 hours ago re: 74 Journalism Professors Write Open Letter To Murdochs, Criticizing Fox News Coverage Of COVID-19 by by Karlene Lukovitz (Around the Net In Digital - April 03)

    So sad.  Watching Fox News can literally kill you...
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/03/if-you-live-in-moment-you-dont.html

  13. PJ Lehrer from NYU
    6 hours ago re: Lockdown TV Viewing: From 'Me' To 'We' by by Michael Baer (Digital News Daily - April 03)

    We are going to need a lot more "we" and a lot less "me," to get through this...
    http://pjlehrer.blogspot.com/2020/03/american-individualism-has-become.html

  14. Kevin Killion from Stone House Systems, Inc.
    6 hours ago re: NewsGuard Offers Database Of COVID-19 Misinformation Sites To Protect Credible News Sites From Blacklisting by by Sara Guaglione (Publishers Daily - April 02)

    Who is "NewsGuard" to be trusted as censor? What percentage of a site's content needs to be "misinformation" for the whole site to be condemned? What do you do with sites that have both news and opinions (such as most newspapers)?  What if material identified as "misinformation" is later found correct - how are corrections made known? And what about content deemed valid that later proves incorrect - is the site then banned? Censorship is very tricky indeed!

  15. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    6 hours ago re: We Can't Let The Coverage Be Worse Than The Disease by by Bob Guccione, Jr., Op-Ed Contributor (MediaDailyNews - April 03)

    Less people will be infected because of all the media. True, it has been overdone by the sun because there is some $ gain and no one wants to be caught with their pants down. Or feel helpless. Then, we must remember, most people out there with so much other distraction have the memory of a flea. BTW, did you get your Corvid-19 shot this year ? ....And just because of the ignorance of the "FLU" flu, it doesn't mean we shoud extend it to this infection. Do you really want to know what would happen if it were ignored ? Meanwhile, please take care, stay well and stay home while biting down on patience. 

  16. Tom Gray from WCMH
    6 hours ago re: We Can't Let The Coverage Be Worse Than The Disease by by Bob Guccione, Jr., Op-Ed Contributor (MediaDailyNews - April 03)

    Great article

  17. Marcelo Salup from Iffective LLC
    7 hours ago re: Is Cannes Lions Festival Working On Plan C? by by Richard Whitman, Columnist (Mediapsssst - April 02)

    After spending 30 years in the ad agency world, no, I really hope Cannes basically is shut down. It is totally dinosauric to just say "this is creative and this isn't"

  18. Donald Lay from Young Minds Inspired
    8 hours ago re: We Can't Let The Coverage Be Worse Than The Disease by by Bob Guccione, Jr., Op-Ed Contributor (MediaDailyNews - April 03)

    Finally, a rational opionion/thought on this pandemic.

  19. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM re: Premium 'Theatrical' Movies At Home For $20? Price And Perception May Collide by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - March 30)

    Does your company and its clients know about your "skills" ?

  20. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 3:23 PM re: More People Are Watching TV: What's Your Next Move? by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - April 02)

    George, unlike many other TV time buys sports sponsorships are not merely a  way to capture mostly male eyeballs. There are far cheaper ways to do this via other types on TV content. Rather, sports sponsorships are primarily an image enhancing ploy tied in with merchandising and star endorsements---- which sitcoms, dramas and talk or reality show buys can't provide. The same mostly male eyeballs are always readily available any time an advertiser wishes to reach them---without going the sports route.

  21. Michael Giuseffi from American Media Inc
    Yesterday, 2:40 PM re: Trump Threatens TV Stations Airing PAC Ads by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - March 31)

    Amazing how rump supporters call the real media "leftist" because the truth hurts their feeings.  If the truth favors the left they hate it and issue epitaphs i.e. leftist media.

    I am so thoroughly amazed that even with an epidemic running rampant through the country these Trump supporters will buy any false narrative to protect their leader.

    There can be no doubt that Trump is completely unsuited to the job as President. He is a dangerous con man.  To call that out is patriotic. 

    I don't buy that calling this out will get him re-elected.  No.  

    And calling out Trump supporters as idiots or rascists or both makes me feel a whole lot better.  If the current situation doesn't convince them NOTHING will.

  22. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 2:27 PM re: Trump Threatens TV Stations Airing PAC Ads by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - March 31)

    True that, Tom. What the left seems incapable of understanding is that the more they highlight these types of things, the more it helps Trump. Paradoxically, the less it "hurts his re-election."

    Here's what I've learned in nearly four years.

    Trump is not crazy. As such, he doesn't want the ad pulled. He's pretending he wants it pulled because that reaction... 

    1) fires up his base, and

    2) fires up the left to make sure that not only will it never be pulled, but that the SuperPac will double, triple, even quadruple down.

    Rubes like Friedman go along for the ride, helping to assure another four years of Trump (because both of those two reactions help Trump).

    Honestly, one of the damnedest, inexplicable things I've ever seen, the way the leftist media plays right into Trumps wily political ways.

    Remember the day before Election Day in 2016? The leftist media convinced themselves that Trump had zero chance, in part because they were so self-satisfied with the ongoing hatchet jobs they did on the buffoon. All those hatchet attacks actually elevated the guy, and got him elected.

    The left, and the leftist media, have proven themselves incapable of understanding this basic paradoxical truth. Surely, the ten thousand cuts they delivered day after day, and week after week to the guy made him less electable in 2016, no? And the ten million cuts they've continued to abuse his swollen body with since then? Surely that means Joe Biden will win this year, yes?

    Damnedest, most foolish and irresponsible blindness I've ever witnessed.

  23. Tom Gray from WCMH
    Yesterday, 2:05 PM re: Pew Finds Fox News Viewers Have Questionable Knowledge About COVID-19 by by Joe Mandese (Marketing Politics Weekly - April 01)

    No news organizations took this threat seriously, everyone was too busy following the impeachment which was a big waste of time.  NYT, Washpo, CNN and MSNBC all ran stories suggesting that the threat was minimal at best...nice try tho.  The damn mayor of NY was telling people to go about your normal lives the same day NBA suspended their season and that the threat was still minimal. It's disgusting to keep throwing stones when we should be coming together.