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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

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

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...

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...

WDSU Seeks Media Access to Pro Team Owner’s Court Case

New Orleans NBC affiliate WDSU, along with other media outlets, is looking to get the hearings in the fight between New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his kids re-opened to the public and media. WDSU teamed up withShow More Summary

The 13 Strangest Vodka Flavors (and the Drinks You Could Actually Make With Them)

Vodka has long been well known and well loved for being flavorless. For the last few years, producers have worked to expand the market by introducing exotic flavors that get stranger with every passing year. But unless you closely examine the vodka aisle on the reg, you might not be aware of how weird it's gotten. Show More Summary

Quiz: Can You Name the Agencies Behind These Popular Ads?

You know the work. But do you know who made it? Here are 10 well-known ads from recent campaigns that went viral. Can you name the agencies behind them? Find out the extent of your agency agency expertise—and remember, don't take the easy way out and Google the answers.

Want to Party With Tinder? Swipe Right on Its Sponsored Post

Tinder may be coy about its advertising plans for brands, but it certainly is playing with lots of sponsored posts lately as it gears up for a bigger monetization push. The dating app is promoting a launch party in California next month for its paid Tinder Plus service with promos that pop up as users scroll through dating profiles. Show More Summary

BookGrabbr Encourages Readers to Promote Books Online

Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Worthy, Regnery, Beaufort and Dunham Books are among publishers test driving a new social media marketing tool for publishers called BookGrabbr. The online marketing tool allows publishers to give away eBooks or sections of eBooks in exchange for a social share from consumers. Show More Summary

Advice for summer interns: Don’t screw this up

Kelly McBride and her daughter Molly in New York. (Photo courtesy of the Kelly McBride) My eldest got her dream internship. She starts next week. Here’s the letter I wrote, with help from my friends. Dear daughter, Congrats on getting an internship at a place where you already love the journalism. Show More Summary

ARTNews Magazine Devotes June Issue to the Female POV

Everything today is complicated. As ARTNews magazine editor-in-chief Sarah Douglas reminds via the first few paragraphs of her Editor’s Letter in the June issue: In late April, at the Public Art Fund gala in New York, I was talking with...Show More Summary

WGCL Adds Morning Anchor

Meredith-owned Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has added Bobby Kaple as a morning anchor. Kaple last worked at KCBS in Los Angeles. He’s also worked at XETV in San Diego, WPBF in West Palm Beach, Fla. and KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa. RodneyShow More Summary

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