Blame Beyoncé and Oprah, Karl Rove and Anderson Cooper for the change we've seen in TV news over the last few years. Although most Americans still get their news from TV, social media is changing the business of TV news. Even America's TV ratings company Nielsen is being threatened by Twitter's aggressive interest in TV and signs of the disruption can be seen in more ways than one on America's three cable news channels CNN, MSNBC and the Fox News Channel.
I made this documentary as part of the requirements for the degree of master of arts at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Some of the interviews have been cut from this public version in respect of the wishes of those interviewed for my thesis.