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Snip.ly: Putting Other People’s Ads on Your Site

A new service, Snip.ly, makes it easy for anyone to put their ad on your site, or almost any other site on the Web. Fortunately, there are ways to block it.

2015 Sami Rohr Prize Finalists Revealed

The Jewish Book Council has revealed the finalists for the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The winner will take home a $100,000 prize. The prize is given to contemporary writers that examine “Jewish life today and throughout the ages.” The prize alternates between fiction and non-fiction every year. Show More Summary

‘Rokerthon’ is Back with Blizzard 2015 Special Edition

Al Roker set a Guinness World Record back in November when \"Rokerthon\" became the longest continuous weather forecast. Thanks to the Blizzard of 2015, “Rokerthon” is back. Roker will provide continuous forecasts, analysis, and video while interacting with the audience on social media. TVNewser will provide more information on \"Rokerthon\" as it becomes available.

Journalist flees Argentina after reporting on prosecutor's death

New York, January 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Argentine journalist Damián Pachter fled the country early Saturday out of concern for his safety, according to news reports. Pachter broke the news on January 18 that Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 terrorist attack on Jewish...

'Bring It!' Returns With 1.8 Million Viewers

Season Two Debut of Hit Docuseries Posts Double Digit Growth across Key Demos vs. Series Premiere

‘Dateline NBC’ Posts Biggest Sunday Rating Since 2012

Sunday’s “Dateline NBC” was the most-watched Sunday edition of the show in nearly three years, since Feb. 12, 2012, and topped “60 Minutes” in the A18-49 demo, and tied the CBS newsmagazine in the A25-54 demo. “Dateline” last beat “60 Minutes” on Aug. Show More Summary

Nick Bilton to Write Silk Road Book

Nick Bilton, author of the bestseller Hatching Twitter, has inked a deal with Portfolio, an imprint of the Penguin Group, to write a book about the deep web site Silk Road. The AP has the scoop: The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set. Show More Summary

Why moving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial won't nullify pretrial media coverage

As jury selection in the alleged Boston Marathon bomber’s trial entered its final stages last week, defense attorneys filed a third motion to move the trial to a new location. Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued that various factors, including “unrelenting” media coverage, had helped create bias among potential jurors in Boston. Show More Summary

WHAS Vehicle Involved in Fatal Accident

Louisville, Ky. ABC affiliate WHAS is reporting one of its news vehicles was involved in an accident that killed a pedestrian. According to the station, a woman who worked at the Louisville Marriott was hit by two cars around 8:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Gone with the Wind? America’s 1st Wind Farm could be Doomed

Two major utility companies pulled out of their agreement, which was legal, to buy energy from the Massachusetts wind farm. Apparently, the state and the companies could not find more buyers to help offset costs.

China Forces Authors to Abandon Pen Names Online

Chinese authors have a tradition of using pen names, particularly when writing about controversial subjects. The government wants to put an end to this practice for authors publishing online. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication,...Show More Summary

Rodale’s Organic Life Adds Staff

Organic Life, a new publication from Rodale expected to hit newsstands in April, has added several staffers. The magazine is led by editor-in-chief Jim Oseland and publisher Ellen Carucci. Below are the editorial additions, followed by three on the sales side. Betsy Andrews joins as editor-at-large. Show More Summary

Trouble for Man Who Shot Himself at FOX HQ May Have Started with a Picture

Phillip Perea, the man who shot himself this morning in front of the News Corp. headquarters in Manhattan, may have started his journey to first protesting, then shooting himself after getting in trouble for a picture he used to promote...Show More Summary

The #Blizzardof2105 Won’t Stop the News

Times Square 2:30pm | Jan. 26, 2015 While schools, offices and airports often close during severe weather, TV newsers don’t have that option. The #Blizzardof2015 (how’s that for a simple moniker?) is bearing down on 28 million people,...Show More Summary

In Profile: Ball, Guthrie, Colby

Krystal Ball, co-host of MSNBC’s \"The Cycle\" and host of shift’s \"Krystal Clear,\" is profiled in Cosmopolitan. Ball discusses running for Congress, how she launched a TV career, and how hosting her web show \"Krystal Clear\" on shift is...Show More Summary

Independent Crimean broadcaster raided by Russian security agents

ATR Director Elzara Islyamova describes the raid on ATR before agents cut her short. (YouTube) New York, January 26, 2015--Authorities in Crimea should stop targeting the independent regional broadcaster ATR immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after the broadcaster was raided and its equipment seized....

My Joe Franklin Memory

Steve Rendall met New York City TV legend Joe Franklin, who died this weekend at the age of 88, under very special circumstances.

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