Who Simon Helberg Age 32 Accomplishments Plays Howard Wolowitz on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory; voices Bian Zao on Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the morning? The first information would have to be Twitter, probably. Show More Summary
The upcoming Rev3 series Distort offers not only rich, compelling footage shot at high frame rates, but the on-camera presence of former Rev3 employees, who've struck an unusual deal for distribution.
Santa Barbara News-Press employees vote to cut ties with the Teamsters. (AP via vcstar.com) “College reporters live in a universe that more closely resembles the post-AP subpoena world, for professional reporters, than the pre-AP subpoena world.” (usatodayeducate.com) Village Voice advertises for a full-time staff writer. Show More Summary
Recent events, tragic and triumphant, emphasize the social web's role as a central source for disseminating breaking news. But getting the facts right continues to be a challenge, and a solution requires cooperation and technical innovation.
“I have officially resigned my editor position…” (facebook.com) Small SUV Crashopalooza: Detroit loses, dykes win (thetruthaboutcars.com)
A cartoonist at a major daily paper on Thursday sent his contacts (including me) a link to a Dawson v. Cagle Cartoons, Inc. lawsuit that was filed in late March. “This is interesting,” he wrote. “I can’t ad [sic] much more to this. The person filing is his marketing person.” The Fair Labor Standards Act … Read More
Rep. Howard Coble knows the reputation of intellectual property law--that it is dull and boring. But at a Congressional hearing on Thursday, he had a message for anyone who shared that viewpoint: "Get used to it, because IP is not going away," he warned. Yesterday's hearing was the first that the Judiciary Committee held after its chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte,...
Here’s part of an email I received Thursday afternoon: “It would appear that your take on AOL Patch over the past couple of years was spot-on. You might want to keep your eye out for a blood-letting. Substantial layoffs appear to have started at the manager level in many states and may accelerate tomorrow.” An … Read More
NBCUniversal will bring a broader range of content to Amazon Instant, TechCrunch reported. The network has expanded its licensing deal with Amazon to include the shows Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal and Suits, as well as the Syfy programs Alphas, Eureka and Warehouse 13. Show More Summary
The CW Network will bring its programming to Apple TV with a new, ad-supported app, Deadline reported. The CW will be the first network to make its content available directly on the Apple TV set-top box, rather than through a third party like Netflix or Hulu. Show More Summary
The news director at St. Louis’s KMOV says “we just all thought it made sense” for anchor Larry Conners to take a few days off while the station looks into allegations that the newsman was was targeted by the IRS after he interviewed President Barack Obama in April of 2012. Conners wrote on Facebook earlier … Read More
The dilemma for journalists this week: How should you cover a series of proto-scandals with seemingly little in common? As far as we know, internal Obama administration edits of talking points about the Benghazi attacks, Internal Revenue...Show More Summary
New York Post offers buyouts to several of its highest-paid veteran journalists. (capitalnewyork.com) Fox News spent one minute covering marriage equality victories in three states. (buzzfeed.com) Gawker’s Tom Scocca chides the Toronto Star for sitting on the Mayor Rob Ford crack story. (@tomscocca) | Gawker’s story | The Star’s story. Time … Read More
The media covers social minorities regularly in the daily churn of news. A lot of that coverage just skims the happenings of the day--a court win, an activist group announcement, what a controversial figure said on his Twitter feed. But sometimes, reporters are allowed the time and the space to examine a social minority issue in depth, or from an...