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The Media Beat - a multimedia commentary by David Tereshchuk

Fateful words, fifty years on, that get forgotten

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE MEDIA JUST LOVE ANNIVERSARIES. But I'm wondering how many mass media outlets will pick up on a confluence of two such commemorations this coming week - a 50th and a 20th - which mark separate crucial events in the long life of a recently departed global giant. more >>

Film medium's under-acknowledged triumph: "One Armed Man"

Monday, March 17, 2014

WE CAME FROM ALL OVER the world to this three-sided, multimedia party known as the South By South West festivals, celebrating film, music and internet culture. But death cast a pall over its later days. more >>

“South By” highlights nation’s (in)security - and families’ too

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dateline: Austin, TX -- THE BIRD GETS A BUM RAP. As the always effervescent South By South-West multimedia festivals explode here every year at this time, the thousands of visiting movie, web, and music buffs will often complain about Austin’s ubiquitous blackbird. more >>


DAVID TERESHCHUK has been publishing THE MEDIA BEAT on Thursday since 2004. He has written for many international publications from The New York Times in the US to The Guardian, The Observer and The New Statesman in London, UK.

ON TELEVISION, he has been a correspondent and anchor, and made British and American network documentaries that have reported on a broad range of countries across the world.

THE MEDIA BEAT column first appeared as a column in the Tribune Company's morning newspaper, am New York.

HUFFINGTON POST now also carries Tereshchuk's media criticism - click here

Every week a radio version of THE MEDIA BEAT appears on NPR's Connecticut radio station WHDD. Click here for weekly podcasts from iTunes.

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