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The Parents Television Council Is Already Upset About What Nicki Minaj Will Do on Sunday

Really, you wonder if the Parents Television Council is secretly letting MTV write their press releases. Nicki Minaj's butt-heavy video for her new single Anaconda (why, yes, it does sample Sir Mix-A-Lot) dropped today, and the hip-hop...Show More Summary

Norm Pearlstine Dismisses Spreadsheet Furor

16 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Sometimes, Time-ing can be everything. New York contributing editor Gabriel Sherman has been working on a big feature article about Time Inc. that is due next week. So… When Gawker fanned the flames of the Sponsored Content Apocalypse...Show More Summary

Ratings: CNN Wins Demo in Total Day, Prime; ‘New Day’ Delivers Highest Demo Ratings Ever

Fueled by continuing coverage of unrest in Ferguson, CNN won the A25-54 demographic in both total day and primetime Tuesday for the second straight day. CNN averaged 305,000 total day viewers and 529,000 primetime viewers, narrowly topping Fox News, which had 290,000 total day viewers and 523,000 primetime viewers. Show More Summary

Snapchat is Getting Into the News Business

16 hours agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

Snapchat is introducing a new service that would show content from news organizations including newspapers, magazines and TV networks, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The startup is planning to debut the service, Snapchat Discovery, in November. Show More Summary

Bad Al | High Hat | Smart Policy

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

TVNewser: Al doesn’t think Al’s lawsuit is going to work. Just click the link, dammit. FishbowlDC: The Newseum is going to display Pharrell Williams’ ridiculous hat. Arby’s is pleased. AllTwitter: A good move by Twitter — it’ll remove...Show More Summary

Vanity Fair Scouting for New Oscar Party Location

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Nice lede from E!’s Marc Malkin. He writes: Perhaps throwing a party for Hollywood’s biggest stars in a parking lot wasn’t such a good idea after all. Vanity Fair confirms to Malkin that indeed, after a year in the main parking lot of...Show More Summary

The So-called Army Murder Manual

Did you know that radio host Alex Jones has revealed that the U.S. military has “plans to subdue and kill Americans in civil disobedience protests?” Did you miss this important revelation? The claim is said to be based on a 132-page Army document titled, “U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances.” A reader sent an […]

Afternoon Lede Check – 8.20.14

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Obama pledges justice in killing of U.S. journalist (The Washington Post). McDonnell testifies on marriage woes (POLITICO). Almanac predicts ‘super-cold’ winter (WTOP). From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Talk to Your Kids About Ferguson

A few months ago, I was asked to speak about race at a cooperative preschool here in San Francisco. The group was mostly white, middle to upper middle class and socially progressive. There were a few folks of color in the room. Some were church folks, others academics and others stay-at-home parents. Show More Summary

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, August 19

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 290 | MSNBC: 125  | CNN: 305 | HLN: 85 Primetime: FNC: 523 | MSNBC: 201 | CNN: 529 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 219 TheFive: 366 Baier: 424 Greta: 371 O’RShow More Summary

Survey Shows Biggest Summer Regret: Not Taking Enough Vacation Time

Say it isn’t so but the lazy days of summer are certainly dwindling. In turn, per an OfficeTeam survey, one in three managers said taking too little time off was their biggest mistake. As for second place? Not being able to get their mind off work. Show More Summary

In Ferguson, local news coverage shines

It has been a stressful, sleep-deprived 11 days for St. Louis journalists, ever since teenager Michael Brown was shot on August 9 by a police officer in the suburb of Ferguson, MO, provoking protests and riots unlike anything the city has ever seen. But in the midst of the chaos, local media has largely risen to the enormity of...

The Scope and Scale of Data Security Breaches in 2014 [Infographic]

17 hours agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

Hacks on user accounts online can have huge consequences, but only for that individual. However, a data security breach on a business or large organization can result in major costs both for the organization and its customers. According...Show More Summary

Blog: New charges against Ethiopian publications further diminish critical voices

Five independent magazines and a weekly newspaper have been charged by Ethiopia's Justice Ministry, a move that may add to the long lists of shuttered publications and Ethiopian journalists in exile. In a press release issued August 4, the ministry accused the journals of publishing false information, inciting violence,...

ABC & Twitter Offer A First Look at the Premiere of 'Selfie' to Twitter Users

ABC AND TWITTER OFFER A SPECIAL FIRST LOOK AT THE PREMIERE OF “SELFIE” TO TWITTER USERS For The First Time Ever, Twitter Users Can Attach a Full-Length TV Episode With a Tweet And Watch It Using The Twitter Video Card ABC and Twitter...Show More Summary

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