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Turn Signal Study Reminds America That It Stinks At Driving

The turn signal study that you’re about to read may be a couple of years old, but it found new life on the front page of Reddit Sunday as many realized just how bad Americans are at using their blinkers. Posted as a TIL (TodayILearned),...Show More Summary

Constantine, Rick and Morty and a New Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon at NYCC

Where do people in sexy stormtrooper regalia go to hear an improvised table read by the cast of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty? That's correct, the New York City Comic Con at the Javits Center. Friday saw some honest-to-goodness news break...Show More Summary

New Jersey Herald corrects error from 1852

The New Jersey Herald’s 1852 story, “Boy Killed and Eaten by a Bear,” made it appear that the attack happened in New Jersey, when it actually occurred in Arkansas. The AP reports: “Herald Executive Editor Bruce Tomlinson says a reader pointed out the error when the newspaper re-published the story this week. The newspaper then … Read More

Claim: Vox’s many metaphors rarely hold up

Vox is the Carmelo Anthony of bad pop-culture metaphors (

The 25 Best GIFs of America's Funniest Home Videos, as Selected by Imgur

Before there was YouTube, there was America's Funniest Home Videos—the place you turned for weekly video proof that Americans are the most clumsy, self-injurious and downright idiotic species of human ever to walk the planet (or fall down trying). Show More Summary

Can MTV and Adam Levine Get Millennials to Hang Out at Applebee's?

Applebee's will launch a multi-month sponsorship with MTV on Monday to connect young consumers with popular bands—starting with Maroon 5. And the restaurant hopes the move will bolster its image as the go-to nightlife place for of-the-drinking-age millennials. Show More Summary

Can Adam Levine Drive Millennials to Drink at Applebee's?

On Monday, Applebee's will launch a multi-month sponsorship with MTV to connect younger-skewing consumers with popular bands, with Maroon 5 as the first group to run a contest. Under the Ultimate Fan Experience franchise, MTV will develop promotions and contests for 10 artists, which will be sponsored by Applebee's. Show More Summary

Vermont TV station apologizes for airing photo of murder victim’s nude body

Burlington (VT) TV station WCAX tweeted apologies last night after showing the nude body of of murder victim Melissa Jenkins (photo below); she was shown face-down underwater and weighted by cinder blocks. The series of tweets said: WCAX would like to apologize to our viewers and especially friends and family of Melissa Jenkins. We used … Read More

Katy Perry to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

According to multiple sources, the National Football League has chosen Katy Perry to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on February 1, 2015. The Wall Street Journal reported in August that Perry was in the running for the gig, alongside Coldplay and Rihanna. Show More Summary

Infographic: The Evolution of TV Over the Last 20 Years

While the storytelling medium of a television show may not have changed much, the way people tune in to their favorite programs has. Just 20 years ago, the patent for the first Internet-connected TV was filed in France. This year, more than 110 million U.S. Show More Summary

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 3-10

This week's collection of best spots had a few daring and dramatic entries. But it was the comic spots that really stood out—thanks to Sarah Silverman and Rowan Atkinson. Check out our five picks below, and vote for your favorite.

Gregory Gittrich resigns as executive editor

Thank you @NBCNews. 2 years of building, recruiting, launching and experimenting. Right time for me to move on to a new thing. — Gregory Gittrich (@gittrich) October 10, 2014 October 2012: Gregory Gittrich to lead (

No need to wait until Sunday for the Dallas Morning News ‘big announcement’

Romenesko reader Jonathan Cannon writes: “This full page ad was in Sunday’s DMN. I haven’t seen anything else but the DMN already uses NYT wire service. I’m hoping it’s an agreement similar to the one the DMN has with The Washington Post and not just a crossword or something like that. Any info you have … Read More

Ebola In OKC: Patient Exhibiting Symptoms ‘Not Exposed,’ Testing ‘Not Warranted’

An Ebola in OKC panic sprung up in Oklahoma City today after it was announced that Deaconess Hospital took in a patient, who was exhibiting Ebola symptoms. The patient was placed in isolation, but after “screening the patient,” the hospital...Show More Summary

YouTube Stars Just Aren't Themselves in New Sour Patch Kids Video Series

Sour Patch Kids candy will launch its new "Breaking Out" video series today, and it's being billed as the first branded show to cast a group of YouTube stars as scripted characters. The six-part series is part of the snack brand giant...Show More Summary

Why this news nonprofit is crowdfunding a police shootings database

The New Mexico Compass is creating a searchable, interactive database of public records related to fatal police shootings in Albuquerque—and it’s asking for your help. The nonprofit news outlet, staffed by volunteers, has launched an...Show More Summary

New publishers at Tribune newspapers

The Tribune announced today that Nancy Meyer becomes Orlando Sentinel publisher and Rick Daniels succeeds her at the Hartford Courant. Howard Greenberg, who has been Orlando Sentinel and Sun-Sentinel publisher, now focuses solely on the Sun-Sentinel. Show More Summary

Morning Report for October 10, 2014

Jay Rosen to Chuck Todd: “Do you think you are part of the professional political class? Would you include yourself in it?” Todd: “I don’t think any political reporters should be categorized in that, and I wouldn’t want to be classified in that group. I’m not an operative. I’m a reporter and analyst.” ( … Read More

Life as a ghostwriter

Willie Mays' agent was on the phone. I was ghostwriting Willie's autobiography, even though we had never met. "Willie likes the book," his agent told me. "But he thinks there ought to be a chapter in there about how he learned how to become a mensch when his playing days were over." A "mensch"--Yiddish for a person of substance, a...

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