Apr
28
2011

Everyone Cares About the Royal Wedding

A USA Today headline (4/28/11): Americans, Here and There, Get Swept Up by the Royal Wedding Much further down in the piece, evidence of that sweeping feeling: Polls initially indicated that most Americans were underwhelmed by the royal nuptials, but interest has spiked as the wedding day nears. U.S. media outlets are publishing twice the amount of coverage as the British media, according to a new Nielsen study. So people don't care about it, but the media care a lot–which is evidence of, well, something. And more on that: Jane Seymour, the actress-turned-correspondent for ET, says she hasn't met anyone […]

Apr
11
2011

Media Mobilize for Royal Wedding

Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune writes: One estimate has 8,000 TV and radio reporters and support staff from around the world in London covering the nuptials. CNN alone is said to be sending 50 U.S. staffers to complement 75 from its London bureau. It's bound to be better television than the federal government's budget negotiations. In any case, it provides a momentary diversion from the Middle East, Japan and whatever the next crisis turns out to be. "There are a lot of other more important stories going on in the world. That's clear," said Jon Banner, the executive producer […]