The 1970s was a time of enormous upheaval in the world of the news. [MORE] magazine, created by reporters for the purpose of providing critical feedback to reporters and editors, was both a reflection of those changes and an instigator of them as well. , Associate Professor of…


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What is life worth? Who gets to decide? Most of us prefer not to think about it. For a few of us, mostly lawyers, insurers, and those in government, it is their job. I had that job for a while when I was in the government, looking at…


From my comment to the Securities and Exchange Commission on ESG (environmental/social/governance) disclosure, including responses to the appalling claims made by people more interested in profits than the market forces they claim to exemplify, plus an example of 18th century ESG disclosure:

The accountability processes of government and business are…


I’ve already written about and at this year’s virtual SDCC at home at rogerebert.com. And you can “attend” every year’s SDCC highlight, the . One more event I wanted to write…


Exxon-Mobil spent $35 million, added new directors, and made promises to do better, all in an effort to defeat the dissident slate nominated by activist fund Engine №1. It failed, and, at this writing, Exxon-Mobil has lost at least two seats on the board of directors and votes for two…


On May 9, 1961, my father, Newton Minow, delivered that continues to inspire the conversation about media and has even been an answer on Jeopardy!

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It takes a long time to make a film, from concept to screenwriting to financing, casting, and shooting and distribution. Even the fastest, lowest-budget film takes months, if not years. You’re always creating something for an audience in a future you cannot predict. And yet the magic of the best…


The Michael Jordan reason for staying out of politics-”Republicans buy sneakers, too”-is no longer an option. There is no question whether corporations and their CEOs will take political positions; the only question is what those positions will be and how they are decided on and communicated.

Every public company makes…


I was lucky enough to attend a press event featuring the producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the “LEGO Movie”) and producer Kurt Albrecht, along with co-writer and co-director, Michael Rianda. The moderator was my good friend and fellow Washington DC film critic Kevin McCarthy. Some highlights:

“Despite not having…


Well, that was different. And for reasons that go beyond the pandemic. Last night’s Oscar broadcast merited adjectives never applied to the television-era Academy Awards before. It was small, it was intimate, and because it felt like it was organized for the industry, not the audience, it had the enticing…

Nell Minow

Movie critic, corporate critic and shareholder advocate, critic/editor at @ebertvoices @moviemom, and #corpgov #movies and editor at @miniverpress

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