Media Mashup: October 22, 2015


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Are Democrats in Trouble?

From the liberal “The Democratic Party is in much greater peril than its leaders or supporters recognize, and it has no plan to save itself.”

Colleges Are in Deep Trouble

A study, which was completed by Boston Consulting Group, found that the 13 colleges and universities varied in how much of their budgets were consumed by compliance activities. Compliance with all federal requirements accounted for between 3 and 11 percent of the institutions’ operating expenditures, excluding any expenses associated with running a hospital.

Is ESPN In Trouble?

Sweeping layoffs may hit ESPN as early as today, with up to 350 jobs cut–more than 4 percent of the network’s workforce.

Bloomberg reports the cost-cutting comes after an announcement by Disney in August that its cable networks would fail to meet earnings targets due to losses in cable subscribers.

Trouble in River City!

A blast from the past from “The Music Man.” See

I am heading to the Midwest to incite some trouble and will be back on Monday.

Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to



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