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You need to work on your insults, guys

Guys heading into court with Madoff's accountant to me: "how about instead of taking pictures you go for a run you fat fuck." — Sam Hodgson (@samuelhodgson) May 28, 2015 Fat? Hardly! Freelance photojournalist Sam Hodgson, who was shooting for Bloomberg News today, tells me: “I’m about 5’9, 185. So, pretty average sized dude, which … Read More

Newspaper Apologizes for Obama Execution Letter

A paper in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, printed a letter to the editor over the holiday weekend that blamed President Obama's policies for the loss of Ramadi in Iraq. That might not seem so unusual, except for the letter's last few paragraphs, which advocate "regime change" here in the US. "Forgive me...

Bill Moyers Extols the Virtues of Working for ‘Capitalists with Courage’

Bill Moyers has posted a transcript of the remarks he gave Tuesday during the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place Tuesday night at the New York Public Library. Moyers explained to attendees...Show More Summary

Why Advertising Still Has a Piracy Problem

A year after its first study, the Digital Citizens Alliance shows little has changed when it comes to ad-supported piracy. How can we fix that?

Happy Anniversary: CNN Releases Bloopers Reel

In honor of its 35th anniversary celebration, CNN has put together a video of bloopers. This video has everything, Ed (not Ted) Turner, a confused meteorologists, Wolf Blitzer spitting, awkward silence, Anderson Cooper giggling beyond control and even Jeff Zucker yelling at Don Lemon from off camera. Check it out and let us know your favorite blooper in the comments section:

HarperCollins & Shazam Team on Content Distribution

16 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

HarperCollins Publishers has teamed up with Shazam as the exclusive book partner of its new visual recognition tool. Shazam’s new feature allows users to wave their mobile device over any HarperCollins book or piece of promotional content with the Shazam camera logo on it in order to access exclusive content. Show More Summary

Bloomberg Politics Unveils the ‘ScrumZone’

Waiting in hallways for a chance to throw a question or two at a presidential candidate doesn’t usually make compelling television. But with a dash of SportsCenter, Bloomberg Politics has unveiled the “ScrumZone,” a tongue-in-cheek highlights...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton wanted to Arm Libyan Rebels, E-mails show

As Fox News said: “Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines […]

The Spelling Bee Trolls Are Back, But Quieter

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

It’s nail-biter time. The Scripps National Spelling Bee final is tonight. Taking place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, the annual spell-off is once again being carried on ESPN. And once again, the chance that a South Asian-American will be the winner, is very good. Show More Summary

Media Minutiae

TVNewser: Tracy Morgan is going to talk with Matt Lauer about that horrific traffic accident. TVSpy: This is pretty great — after a 97-year-old woman is granted her wish of visiting the White House. Oh, and she got to meet President Obama. SocialTimes: The ideal sizes of pictures for every social network. You photos of clouds will stand out like never before!

Science retracts research that hoodwinked news outlets

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Science | Retraction Watch The academic journal Science on Thursday retracted an article published in December 2014 that was covered by several major American news organizations. The article, which purported to show that opponents of...Show More Summary

Why Visual Communication Is the Most Important Skill for Journalists in 2015

Visual communication -- the act of making your point through images -- is one of the most important skills that you, as a journalist, can take on board this year. The way people consume their information is changing dramatically each and every day. Show More Summary

’19 Kids and Counting’ Loses a Key Distribution Outlet — but TLC Has Yet to Comment on the Show’s Fate

While TLC remains mum about the fate of its beleaguered reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” another distributor that has been a key venue for the program, Hulu, has severed ties with the show, the Los Angeles Times reports. As...

Reality TV Personality Arrested in Domestic Violence Case — With a Camera Crew in Tow

The star of a popular reality TV show was taken into custody today by authorities in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after she turned herself in to law enforcement in connection with a domestic violence case. CBS News reports that Jenelle Evans...

Comedy Central Locks In Premiere Date for ‘Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ — and Rolls Out a ‘New and Sexy’ Trailer; Here It Is …

Comedy Central has set the premiere date and released a trailer for the upcoming “Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” which will premiere Sept. 28. Noah is replacing longtime “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. Here’s the clip, which comes with the...

NBCUniversal Fills Key Executive Post

NBCUniversal today announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer. The company gave the position to Anand Kini, who has been serving as interim CFO since February. Kini has been the company’s executive vice president, Strategy and Business. “Kini...

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