NBC has added another show in its summer lineup: Siberia, a drama about contestants in a reality show gone wrong. Set to premiere July 1 at 10 p.m., Siberia is reportedly a spooky adventure thriller reminiscent of Lost, set in a remote Siberian territory. Show More Summary
“WTF?” writes Romenesko reader Ronald Holden after hearing that one of his friends was scolded by Google for using the Bacchus image below for his Google+ avatar. The friend wrote to Holden: This is funny — Google “tagged” me somehow and sent a nasty e-mail message because I was using the attached image as the … Read More
Washingtonian, D Magazine and Honolulu Magazine won the General Excellence Awards at last night’s 28th Annual National City and Regional Magazine Awards competition. Atlanta Magazine and Texas Monthly were the top winners, each receiving four awards. Show More Summary
The platform could give publishers a new tool in their quest to monetize online content. Not only does it let mobile websites issue push notifications, but it also introduces new real estate for ads.
Elizabeth O'Brien's May 15 Marketwatch piece on proposed changes for Medicare is one of the best I have seen since the government's health program for elderly and disabled people surfaced last year as a likely target for the federal budget axe. It still is a target, and that makes O'Brien's effort all the more important. Her story acknowledges an aspect...
Oh yeah. I forgot Yahoo bought Geocities too. nyti.ms/16IMpTJ #yumblr — Eric Democko (@Ericstreets) May 21, 2013
Jack Shafer wonders how much of Fox Newser James Rosen’s trouble is of his own making. (blogs.reuters.com) Was Fox News blindslided by the Rosen investigation? (washingtonpost.com) Richard Tofel: “ProPublica’s job is to report the news rather than to make news ourselves, but…” (propublica.org) Yahoo moves into four floors of the old … Read More
The six finalists of the Publishing Hackathon held over the weekend in New York focus on discovering books in new ways -- whether it's by browsing book jackets or getting recommendations based on your web browser history.
Knewton, a New York-based adaptive learning startup, has partnered with education publisher Macmillan.
Frustrating as they may be, every journalist wonders at some point about the identity of his or her most devoted online hecklers, but The Climate Desk's James West and Tim McDonnell just couldn't let it go. Citing research that found that "uncivil discourse" in social media and comments sections can have a polarizing affect on consumers of science news, and...
In Oklahoma, particularly in the springtime, dangerous weather is a part of life. And so are the local TV news stations in my home state. Chances are good that the bottom corner of your TV screen come May has the familiar map of the state covered with red, yellow, and green Doppler radar images on loop denoting the severity of...
Specs Who Meryl Poster Age 48 Gig President of television at The Weinstein Co., New work Launching Rodeo Girls, Supermarket Superstar You’re known as one of the few people in Hollywood that can say “no” to Harvey Weinstein. Is that difficult? You know, I am who I am, and I’m a very honest person. Show More Summary
Coming soon to NowThis News: native ads and big-name investors. The New York-based startup, which describes itself as a mobile-centric news outlet for millennials, plans this summer to introduce sponsored video content to its mix of newsy and offbeat editorial fare. Show More Summary
On Friday afternoon, AOL president Tim Armstrong announced that Patch was restructuring and laying off some employees. (Bloomberg reports 40 people were let go.) CEO Jon Brod is returning to AOL Ventures and COO Steve Kalin is moving up to chief executive, Armstrong said. The changes were discussed during an all-company conference call that started … Read More
Washington Post copy editor Bill Walsh writes in an email: “So here I am on the eve of my book launch, hoping I’ll get a little exposure, when a silly 18-second video clip from my bike-helmet cam goes bigger than anything I’ll ever write will.” The clip (700,000 views and counting); City Paper, DCist, and … Read More
Here’s Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner’s memo about his son‘s promotion. (I inserted the photo.) From: Jann Wenner Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:52 PM Subject: Gus Wenner Dear all: [Wenner Media chief digital officer] David Kang and I are very pleased — and I am very proud — to announce that Gus Wenner [left], … Read More
COLUMBIA, SC -- The State newspaper, South Carolina's capital city daily in Columbia, gave uncharacteristically prominent play Sunday to the influence that ex-lawmakers and other public officials have as they lobby their former colleagues at the State House. Show More Summary