Brian Williams

Brian Williams Gets Heat For Using Leonard Cohen Lyric To Describe U.S. Airstrikes

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Politics

He even misused a lyric to set the scene.

#BrianWilliamsPopeStories Welcomes Brian Williams Back To MSNBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada

Don't ever change, Twitter.

Newscasters Shouldn't Become TV Stars

David Martin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada
David Martin

It's been clear for some time now that television network news is no longer solely populated by journalists. It's not for nothing that the coined word infotainment has gained currency. In an atmosphere like that, is it any wonder that news correspondents become news personalities who in turn become Hollywood stars?

Last Week the World of Journalism Suffered Many Losses

Jon Packer | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

I sit on the periphery of journalism. A PR guy who needs journalists for business purposes and appreciates a good read, too. So I have been struck that this week the biggest news stories have been, well, about news.

The Rise of Social Media Was Brian Williams' Downfall

Darryl Konynenbelt | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada
Darryl Konynenbelt

What trends on social media determines what makes the headlines by mass news media now, not the reverse. The change in the delivery of news forces us all to do what good authentic journalists already do and that's ask questions, ask questions and ask more questions until you are certain the story is right.

Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back' (We Like It And We Cannot Lie)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Music

Sir Mix-a-Lot is having a moment. First the Seattle rapper and derriere enthusiast performed his timeless ode to posteriors "Baby Got Back" with a ...

Watching the Watchdog: My 2012 Olympic Coverage Report Card

Tim Knight | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Even before the Games began, it seemed Bell and Rogers decided to stick with selling cellphones and they aren't interested in the next Olympics (which have gone to CBC). Now, the viewing numbers are excellent of course. But they're no more than a rather dubious measurement of eyes in front of TV sets, computers and various gadgets. They're not indications of satisfaction. Or dissatisfaction. For the record though, here are some things in CTV's evening prime time coverage that certainly could have been done better...

Watching the Watchdog: The Winner of the Media Olympics Is...

Tim Knight | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png I start to get the feeling that host Brian Williams seriously outclasses the broadcast talent around him. He's the pro. The reporters and analysts supporting him are mostly sports groupies. Over the next couple of evenings, I become certain of it.

10 Things You Need To Know For London 2012

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngAs you undoubtedly know, the summer Olympics are gearing up in London for 2012. Surely you've seen massive amounts of coverage so far -- and the Opening Ceremonies haven't even begun! But just in case you want to slog through the rest and get to the best, here's your unofficial guide to "everything" that's "important" for the 2010 Summer Olympics in London, England.

TV Review: NBC's Rock Center (Dec. 5)

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

The biggest fault of The NBC newsmagazine broadcast Rock Center is that it remains no more than an hour-long extension of Williams' Nightly News, with the occasional bit of humour. While it's intentions are strong and admirable, it feels caught between a talk show and a news program.