MASTERING THE MEDIA

Emmy Award winning broadcaster Ed Berliner reveals the inner workings of 21st Century media in a speaking and consulting program designed to master the art of making the media work for everyone in a personal and professional sense. The difference between fake and real news. How to avoid being conned and led to a certain conclusion. How to ensure social media improves and doesn’t ruin your career and personal life.

17 04, 2019

Mastering the Media: Notre Dame tragedy stokes racism, lies & fake news

2020-05-30T16:32:16+00:00

With the world watching, centuries of history was disappearing in smoke and flame. The news that Notre Dame cathedral was on fire stabbed at the heart of people around the world, those of every age, every generation, ever gender, every religion, and especially, every race. Notre Dame was not merely the epicenter of Paris and [...]

Mastering the Media: Notre Dame tragedy stokes racism, lies & fake news2020-05-30T16:32:16+00:00
4 02, 2019

Mastering the Media: The Hate Filled Clown Show of Sports talk Radio

2020-05-30T16:35:36+00:00

"Barstool Sports" started out in Boston as a free newspaper founded by guys seeking to be sports commentator disruptors. Smart marketing to the lowest common denominator paid off, and today they are a brand worth a small fortune. However, being worth a lot of money thanks to being sexist, insulting  jackasses is not something [...]

Mastering the Media: The Hate Filled Clown Show of Sports talk Radio2020-05-30T16:35:36+00:00
3 01, 2019

Mastering the Media: Made the fool by social media

2020-05-30T16:36:05+00:00

There it was. Right in front of me. All it would take is one click. One tap. One flick of the finger and off it would go, sailing into the great electronic beyond and do exactly what it was intended to do. Smack someone right in the intellectual face with a response guaranteed to [...]

Mastering the Media: Made the fool by social media2020-05-30T16:36:05+00:00
2 10, 2018

Social Media Addiction: We ALL need to step back

2020-05-30T16:38:02+00:00

There has not been a major sports league around the world that has used social media to it's advantage better than the NBA. Star players and those who want to become stars use the medium, especially Twitter and Instagram, to it's full advantage. Perhaps TOO full. Veteran JJ Reddick has stepped away completely from social [...]

Social Media Addiction: We ALL need to step back2020-05-30T16:38:02+00:00
23 09, 2018

Battle to Shut Down Alex Jones a Media & Social Victory

2020-05-30T16:38:53+00:00

Six years. Hard to believe it's been six years since babies were murdered at a school at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. And here we are those six years later ,watching as a measure of justice is being exacted on someone who authored another despicable chapter in the deaths of 26 people, 20 [...]

Battle to Shut Down Alex Jones a Media & Social Victory2020-05-30T16:38:53+00:00
15 08, 2018

Facebook & Social Media: The Grand Waste of Precious Time

2020-05-30T17:48:42+00:00

Why am I doing this? Why has it become so important? To what end does it take me? Why am I wasting my time? Finally, these are the questions I faced off with on this morning in regard to social media. Specifically, Facebook. It has become something of an autonomous knee jerk by billions of [...]

Facebook & Social Media: The Grand Waste of Precious Time2020-05-30T17:48:42+00:00
9 04, 2018

“60 Minutes” use of graphic lynching photos proper and necessary

2020-05-30T17:50:32+00:00

The decision by "60 Minutes" to air controversial photos of public lynchings in Alabama was indeed a bold one. However, it's backed by simple tenets of responsible journalism and the necessity of facts. At the core of every story is simple truth. The facts. Unabashed, without favor and without reserve. The truth will indeed set [...]

“60 Minutes” use of graphic lynching photos proper and necessary2020-05-30T17:50:32+00:00
26 03, 2018

Your Facebook File Download: A World of Zuckerberg Suckers

2020-05-30T17:51:04+00:00

In the wake of revelations on how Facebook used and readily sold the data gathered from every single user since the moment it went on-line, it has now become all the rage for people to download their Facebook file and examine exactly what pieces of their life have been basically sold to the highest bidder. [...]

Your Facebook File Download: A World of Zuckerberg Suckers2020-05-30T17:51:04+00:00
6 03, 2018

Here’s why people slam broadcast news as fake news.

2020-05-30T17:51:22+00:00

Far too many people see the broadcast media, and here I mean television news, as being untrustworthy and dealing fake news hyperbole in order to do nothing more than to get ratings.  I've been a broadcast journalist my entire career, and in a number of cases, I cannot disagree. Where once there was real reporting, [...]

Here’s why people slam broadcast news as fake news.2020-05-30T17:51:22+00:00
4 03, 2018

The end of Fake News:A New Generation tired of being Suckers.

2021-01-27T19:04:26+00:00

For years, at the very least the last 2-3 here in America, I and many of my journalism colleagues, friends, compatriots and those I've never met, have been fighting what, at times, seems like a losing battle against what is the real "fake news" confronting this Nation. My snap answer to those who allow [...]

The end of Fake News:A New Generation tired of being Suckers.2021-01-27T19:04:26+00:00