Fox late Friday gave fans of its Tuesday night comedies something to cheer about, announcing it has picked up the gloriously goofy Golden Globe Award-winning ensemble Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a second season, while booking return engagements for veteran sitcoms New Girl and The Mindy Project. Show More Summary
“I never considered going into cartooning professionally — who does that?” asks New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro. (thebillfold.com) The Oregonian is leaving its longtime headquarters and moving into a new downtown space. (oregonlive.com) CNBC kills “The Kudlow Report.” (mediabistro.com) Boston Globe adds two opinion pages to its Sunday paper. Show More Summary
When Bob’s Burgers returns to Fox’s Sunday night lineup this weekend, it will do so after a five-week hiatus—and in a new time slot. Bumped back to 7 p.m. to make room for the new science education series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the cult-fave animated series will literally be the only first-run comedy option on the tube at that time. Show More Summary
The New York Court of Appeals ruled in December that Fox News reporter Jana Winter did not have to testify--and reveal confidential sources--in the Aurora, CO, movie theater shooting case. But in papers filed late Thursday, defendant James Holmes' lawyers officially appealed that decision to the US Supreme Court. Show More Summary
If you thought the phenomenally successful kids show Adventure Time stretched the envelope of reality in a way unknown to anyone brought up on Scooby Doo, then you have not been paying attention. Some of the finest surrealists of the last century have been working through the format of children's animation. Here are six if the finest.
The New York Times has been looking for ways to build on the massive success of its three-year-old metered paywall as its growth slows. Details are now emerging on some of its plans. Journalism.co.uk reports that NYT exec Denise Warren told a conference that the paper's new mobile product will be called NYT Now and a subscription will cost $8...
“Student newspaper posting drug use photos on Social Media?” writes a Romenesko reader. “Never heard of anything like this before. Curious what folks think about it. I’d prefer to pass this along anonymously.” The Instagram user who sent me the link may have missed the Minnesota Daily story that tells more about the photos. I … Read More
Tina Brown is asked by Bloomberg Television what happens if Newsweek is wrong about Satoshi Nakamoto being the founder of bitcoin. The former Newsweek editor’s response, according to a Bloomberg-provided transcript: That would be rough. All I can think of is I’m so glad I’m not the editor. But actually, I’m very supportive of their … Read More
A cop confronts Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf at a police-shooting scene
Newsweek wanted a scoop for its relaunch cover story, and boy did it deliver: it uncovered the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin. Who then promptly came out and denied everything. Which means that one of the two is wrong: either Nakamoto is lying through his teeth, or Newsweek has made what is probably the biggest and most...
Peter Bhatia leaves The Oregonian to teach at Arizona State University. There will be a national search for his replacement, says the publisher. (oregonlive.com) | (wweek.com) “A Los Angeles Times reporter followed [Dorian Satoshi] Nakamoto into the elevator, where he made his impromptu denial. Eventually, she and 19 other reporters and photographers were … Read More
Last week's health headlines were punctuated by a conveniently timed bit of news: On the heels of the White House's media blitz celebrating the four-year anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to end childhood obesity, word that progress had been made hit the news cycle, which began widely reporting study results that obesity dropped 43 percent in the past...
From 1995 to 2006, when the state of Missouri executed a convict by lethal injection, the process was overseen by a physician named Alan Doerhoff. Doerhoff was dyslexic, and he acknowledged in a deposition that he sometimes confused the names of drugs and that his injection protocols were not written down. He also had been sued for malpractice more than...
The Wall Street Journal has an excellent investigative series going into Wall Street self-regulator FINRA and how its system of investor protection allows brokers to hide red flags they're supposed to report. If you're paying someone managing your money or giving you investment advice, you probably want to know whether they can run their own finances. You can do background...
AA batteries are among the most commonly used batteries in any household. To say that there is a need to find ways to extend their battery life is not an exaggeration. Considerable household savings can be realized when people make it a point to observe practices that will extend battery life. Also, the more we [...]Show More Summary
When redesigning a website or moving it to a new domain, the proper network of redirects is essential. Without redirects, search engines won’t know that pages have moved, which can negatively affect organic search visibility; if a search engine thinks a page has disappeared entirely, it could be purged from the index. Implementing redirects ensures [...]Show More Summary
Losing weight is an issue that many people struggle with on a daily basis. It’s difficult to keep track of which foods are the healthiest choices or how much exercise a person should be doing and on how intense and regular a basis. Given the inherent challenges, designers of new technology have started to focus [...]Show More Summary
h/t Knute Berger New York Times says the monocle is back — again! (jimromenesko.com)
Does the Federal Communications Commission have it in for local broadcasters? Some insist that's the case. As expected, the FCC will vote on new rules next month that will make it a lot harder for TV stations to operate joint sales agreements, particularly in smaller and medium sized markets. Show More Summary