Below are links to some of the media websites or individual writers I try to frequently visit. There are only a sample of the many excellent media sources that are out there. For a broader example, see the list I’m following on my Twitter page.
Robert Feder on Chicago Media
Robert Feder has covered Chicago media for 30-plus years, 28 of which at the Chicago Sun-Times. Today, Feder is still at the top of his game, continuing to break the biggest stories in Chicago media at his independent website RobertFeder.com.
Chicagoland Radio and Media
Chicago media news, rumors and notes, a collection of air checks and of course the heart and soul, the message board.
Dylan Byers on Media – Politico
Dylan rounds-up all the happenings in print, broadcast and online news media, with added analysis and insights.
New York Times – Media and Business News
The New York Times has a stellar section devoted to various media stories, in-conjunction with media related technology and business news and feature stories. Excellent stuff.
Jim Romenesko on Media
Veteran journalist Jim Romenesko provides a clearing-house for everything and anything involving print and online news media, large and small, throughout the U.S.
NTS Media Online
Provides an excellent round-up of the day’s news and notes surrounding the news/talk and sports talk radio formats. A daily email newsletter is also available
Margaret the “Radiogirl” interviews the biggest and most interesting people from the Chicago media scene – personalities, writers, management and anyone else from behind the scenes. Among the names interviewed are Roe Conn, Nick Dilgilio, Drew Hayes, Kevin Metheny, Pat Cassidy and Jeff Davis. All past interviews are podcasted.
T Dog Media
Terence Henderson’s blog is a round-up of the the latest media happenings around Chicago and nationally — anything from radio, television news or entertainment, journalism and science fiction are fair game.
Long-time sports writer Ed Sherman blogs about sports media with a mix of news, insight and observations. Sherman continues to contribute sports media columns for the Tribune, the National Sports Journalism at Indiana and occasional pieces at Awful Announcing.
TVNewsTalk.net Message Boards
Message board community to discuss all things in television news broadcasting, local and national — theme music, graphics, etc.
Keeps tabs on the current news and rumors concerning the presentation side of television news broadcasting, locally and nationally — graphics, theme music, sets, etc.
NAB Show Daily
Covering the in-depth behind the scenes happenings in the world of broadcast media.
A tongue-in-cheek analysis of the latest news and happenings in the world of sports media.
Press releases and other news pertaining to sports media.
Retired Links – Websites no longer active, but kept up for archival purposes.
Jake’s DTV Blog
Based out of the Evansville, IN Tri-State area, this blog covers various local and national media happenings of interest.
Robert Feder (Oct. 2009 – April 2013)
Features all of Robert Feder’s media blog work from Vocalo and Time Out Chicago.
(Unfortunately, the new TimeOut website does not have a webpage dedicated for Feder’s archives. While his columns are still online, you will have to find them using the site’s search tool, or attempt via Google search. Feder did a lot of great work during these years, I wish they were better showcased.)