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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Signs Off World News | Freed Journalist Arrives in U.S.

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Diane Sawyer Signs Off World News: ‘I’ll See You Right Back Here on ABC News, Very Soon’ (TVNewser) In what may be the most subdued evening news transition since John...Show More Summary

Today in media history: Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech to an estimated 200,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. Time Magazine reports: “I have a dream,” King cried. The crowd began cheering, but King, never pausing, brought silence as he continued. Show More Summary

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy

Since Michael Brown's fatal shooting on August 9, news coverage of the event and its aftermath has been followed by a second wave of analyses scrutinizing those initial stories for racial bias. When news outlets ran a particularly ominous photograph of Brown, wearing a red jersey, fingers splayed in possible gang signal (friends say it was his characteristic peace sign),...

We don’t have to have more Fergusons

What do successful, wealthy black entrepreneurs know that they are not sharing with their own? August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the mall in Washington, DC. One year later, a half century ago, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law. A half-century is a […]

Adrien Brody Has No Time for Your Facebook Friend Request

Specs Who Adrien Brody Age 41 Accomplishments Stars as Harry Houdini in History’s two-part biopic, Houdini (airs Sept. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m.); winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in The Pianist (2002); founder of Fable House production...Show More Summary

Here's What Happens When Someone Calls A SWAT Team On You As A Prank

A gamer using the Twitch video service apparently caught the moment an armed police SWAT team burst through his office door while searching for an active shooter in Littleton, Colorado on Wednesday. Officers were conducting a searchShow More Summary

By 1905 A Third Of American Households Possessed A Camera

Professional photographers were repelled by the weird, ungainly, often out-of-focus shots that amateurs produced. “Photography as a fad is well nigh on its last legs,” prayed the art photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Other pundits bemoaned...Show More Summary

Diane Sawyer Signs Off ‘World News:’ ‘I’ll See You Right Back Here on ABC News, Very Soon’

In what may be the most subdued evening news transition since John Chancellor handed off “NBC Nightly News” to Tom Brokaw in 1982, Diane Sawyer signed off “World News” tonight. ABC hadn’t announced when Sawyer’s final show would air....Show More Summary

Hey Isn’t That POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman Profiled in this Month’s Capitol File

Isn’t that Daniel Lippman, the POLITICO researcher/reporter that assists Mike Allen with Playbook, in this month’s issue of Capitol File? It is, and full disclosure, was written by FishbowlDC editor Nick Massella. Lippman was profiled...Show More Summary

Todd Gutner Says He’s Heading to Maine

Todd Gutner, WBZ morning and noon meteorologist, has announced he is leaving Boston CBS owned station for NBC affiliate WCSH in Portland, ME. It’s out! I’m thrilled to announce that my family and I are returning to Portland, ME and rejoining the #NewsCenter family. Show More Summary

Disarming the U.S. on the “Information Battlefield”

Paul Goble, a specialist on international broadcasting and the propaganda war being waged over Ukraine, writes that “…as effective as [Vladimir] Putin’s disinformation campaign has been inside Russia, it has been even more successful beyond that country’s borders.” One problem, he says, is that the Western media treat Putin’s lies as just another point of […]

Ukraine Blames Russia for Starting a Second Front in Civil War

WASHINGTON — The Ukrainian government based in Kiev blames Russia for starting a second war front in the Ukrainian civil war. The Russian government denied the charges. Reuters reported that Russian soldiers invaded the southeastern provinces of Ukraine, while Ukraine is engaging pro-Russia rebels north of that region. Over 2,000 people have been killed in […]

Washingtonian’s Rebecca Nelson to Join National Journal

Rebecca Nelson via Twitter In true Karin Tanabe/The List fashion, Washingtonian assistant editor Rebecca Nelson is headed to National Journal where she’ll cover political news of the day as a staff correspondent. The move channels the...Show More Summary

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

The recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face. NAM Editor Andrew Lam writes the paring...Show More Summary

Scripps Drops ‘Jeopardy’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ at KMGH

A few years ago we reported on Scripps Television’s decision to swap ”Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune”, two hugely popular syndicated game shows, for programming they produced. Back in 2012, the company brought in two of their own shows...Show More Summary

Former NFLer Clint Stoerner Joins KTHV

KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Ark., has announced a new addition to the team: Clint Stoerner. The former pro football player (and University of Arkansas quarterback) will provide a Thursday NFL breakdown of the match-ups slated for...Show More Summary

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