Jeff Zucker: “I think ESPN owns sports, I think the Weather Channel owns weather, and I want CNN to own news and information in the global digital video space.” (capitalnewyork.com) As New York cuts print issue, The Week adds a few. (adage.com) Sarah Green: “Media critics should leave their sad trombones at … Read More
Fritz tells Fritz: “I’m going to destroy you, you despicable parasite.” (linkedin.com) Chinese authorities conduct unannounced “inspections” at Bloomberg News bureaus in Beijing and Shanghai. (fortune.cnn.com) Some media outlets are...Show More Summary
“Totally J/K” hosts Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel recently appeared on “The Pete Holmes Show” – it follows “Conan” on TBS – and discussed their visit to Mike Huckabee’s Fox News show. Noah Garfinkel: “Mike Huckabee has a weekend show on Fox and we thought it would be really funny to put on suits and … Read More
It was Matthew Keys who pointed out the quirky TCPalm.com crime story that defined “pizza” for readers. (They were told that it’s “a flat food featuring cheese and tomato sauce.”) Regular readers of Will Greenlee’s “Off the Beat” column expect that kind of offbeat reporting. Greenlee admits that his style “is an acquired taste.” He … Read More
Some liberal media outlets “are exploiting workers in a way that would make corporate America proud.” (vice.com) New York magazine will start coming out every other week in March. “I would not be [cutting the weekly's print schedule] if I didn’t believe we could make a better magazine and continue to grow what … Read More
The Online News Association launched a $1 million micro-grant contest on Monday to help universities and news outlets find new ways of bringing news to local communities. Sponsored by the Knight Foundation, the Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Robert R. Show More Summary
Many people are hoping to get new tennis "rackets" this holiday season. But many people who play "racquetball" are hoping for new "racquets." (People who play platform tennis use "paddles," so ignore them.) Whether to use "racket" or "racquet" is mostly a matter of style, and "racket" has a clear lead. The Associated Press and New York Times both prefer...
John Landgraf, FX Networks Photo: Karl J. Kaul/Wonderful Machine Under John Landgraf, FX has produced some of the decade’s most critically acclaimed original TV series. With the addition of the Cold War spy thriller The Americans and...Show More Summary
This was the year Breaking Bad, Candy Crush and BuzzFeed commanded our attention, Cosmo went from the bedroom to the boardroom, and Jimmy Fallon got a big promotion. Also, Rolling Stone stoked fury (and newsstand sales) with the most...Show More Summary
Specs Who Dan Harmon Age 40 New gig Creator/showrunner of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Also on Season 5 of Community. Old gig Creator/showrunner of Community, from which he was fired after three seasons. So how did Rick and Morty, your...Show More Summary
In yet another move by the cable industry to measure the kind of viewing that has driven success at Netflix and Hulu, Comcast and Nielsen have joined forces to measure video on demand content across the former's TV Everywhere services—including old episodes. Show More Summary
Getting local video and images from an Android device to a connected TV, Xbox, Apple TV or other device just got a lot easier. AllCast, now available in beta, streams that content over Wi-Fi from an Android smartphone or tablet.
I don’t know about you, but you may be getting rather tired of the “responsive” hype. Every where you look, people seem to be talking about responsive design and how web site owners should follow its principles. Source Tiring it may be, there is a reason – lots of reasons, actually – that people continue [...]Show More Summary
If you plan on making on going into public relations and want a primer on how to artfully not answer a reporter's question, look no further than the most recent episode of NPR's frequently excellent On The Media, which covered various facets of the sports world. A segment on the NFL's concussion controversy included an interview recorded last year in...