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...
We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. That's Peggy Noonan today in The Wall Street Journal, and no, she will not be laughed out of Washington. There are papers to sell and clicks to harvest. Forget about the fact that there's zero evidence of any White House involvement in the IRS flagging Tea Party groups,...
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 Romenesko reader who forwarded this memo from NBCNews.com executive editor Gregory Gittrich writes: “I’m not sure why this edict was issued, but here it is. Apparently NBC has decided not to report on this. NBC did report on the allegations against Menendez. Why not report on the investigation of planting of false allegations?” I’ve … Read More
Miami Herald obituary writer Elinor J. Brecher shared this tribute to One Herald Plaza with friends and colleagues. (Read their reactions.) Obituary One Herald Plaza, the bayfront behemoth from which generations of journalists fanned out across South Florida — and at times the world — to cover the news, passed into history on Thursday after … Read More
The CW today announced a radical tinkering of its prime-time Feng Shui, shifting two bubble series to Monday nights and placing its new series in unexpected time slots. The new lineup centralizes the network’s sci-fi programming in a three-night midweek cluster, while pushing its more traditional fare to the margins. Show More Summary
Nicholas Jackson plans to launch his Feature Well in early June. It’s sort of TBD. But the short version is that I want this to grow to be a smarter version of MediaBistro, without all of the angry and sarcastic Betsy Rothsteins of the world. I’ve invited Rothstein to comment. Nicholas Jackson plans “a … Read More
Google launched its own music subscription service Wednesday. Currently, it's not very different from all the other services out there. So how does it want to compete?
Last week's release of the wildly varying prices that hospitals charge Medicare may no longer be news du jour, but it's worth revisiting the topic, because it was and is an important story, it was an important step by the government, and it offers important follow-up opportunities for the media. And there's more to glean from the reaction to...
Glenn Frankel, who has been director of the journalism school at the University of Texas at Austin since 2010, is leaving UT after the 2013-14 academic school year to pursue his “cherished dream” of writing books full-time. “I’ve written three and I’ve got several more in mind,” he says. “It just seems to me the … Read More
The people behind the campaign to get the public to buy Tribune’s newspapers and keep them away from the Koch brothers know that “some might say we’re tilting at corporate windmills — but someone’s got to do it.” They add that “we need to get the conversation on media ownership started.” And what if by … Read More
Many TV networks have been partnering with Twitter to capitalize on the social media zeitgeist, but Comcast's USA Network is going rogue in the quest for cross-platform audience engagement. USA will aggregate real-time conversationsShow More Summary
USA is revisiting science fiction with a new show from Walking Dead producer Gale Ann Hurd, called Horizon. The show, set during the Second World War, will follow a secretary at the FBI as she investigates the death of her husband, the disappearance of a girl, and Nazi spies in the U.S. Show More Summary
Journalists and organizations now have the ability to use sensors to collect their own real-time data and report on it. The practice raises both practical and ethical questions, Columbia's Emily Bell said Thursday.
Google CEO Larry Page, who has been suffering from vocal cord issues showed up at the end of Google I/O keynote and spent talking about his vision of technology and took questions from the audience. And that's one the fun started.