Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN. For the first time, users can get high-quality, editorially-curated content from publishers the way they would from their Snapchat friends. The content itself isn't game-changing. Show More Summary
Juno the winter storm brought a “Over a Foot of Snow in Six States” so far, according to The Weather Channel. The whole thing wasn’t as bad as expected in New York City, but many front pages for Tuesday show a region bracing for winter. Show More Summary
Norman Weiss’s TV Tattle blog is now hosted by TV Insider, a new site from TV Guide Magazine parent TVGM Holdings, LLC. Weiss tells Romenesko readers: The TV Insider opportunity came quickly after my exit from Hitfix, which was the result of budgetary cuts. By chance, TV Insider was launching in a few weeks. And … Read More
Taylor Swift looks like the victim of a Twitter hacking. Swift tweeted a suspicious tweet around noon, encouraging her fans to follow user @Veriuser. This is what user @Veriuser's profile looks like when you click through: Swift also tweeted this, which appears to be evidence that Lizard Squad is behind the hacking. Show More Summary
"Going Clear," HBO's explosive new documentary on Scientology, just premiered on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, but it's already causing a lot of controversy. The film, directed by Alex Gibney based on Lawrence Wright's best selling...Show More Summary
Bill Melugin has been named co-anchor of the WJZY 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts. Melugin comes to the Charlotte, N.C. FOX owned station from KFOX in El Paso, Texas where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. He starts next Monday, February 2.
#HotTake: Hollywood likes to paint viewers of ‘American Sniper’ as nutjobs. NO WAY.
Sara Megibow has joined the KT Literary LLC. Megibow (pictured, via) has devoted more than a decade to a career in publishing. Prior to this move, she worked at the Nelson Literary Agency. Megibow specializes in writers who create middle grade, young adult, new adult, LGBTQ, romance, erotica, science fiction and fantasy stories. Show More Summary
Suddenly, there is outrage in the land over President Obama’s policy of negotiating prisoner swaps with terrorist organizations, a national-security catastrophe that, as night follows day, is resulting in more abductions by terrorist organizations. Well, yes, of course. But what took so long? Sorry if I sometimes sound like I work the “I Told You […]
Amy Wallace’s detailing in GQ magazine of the sad, final days of Casey Kasem is framed by a resounding question: Why did he put up with second wife Jean for all those years? She was difficult and, more importantly, extremely rude from the get-go to his three kids from a previous marriage. Show More Summary
A Dutch man is in police custody after making his way into the TV news studio of Dutch national broadcaster NOS with what turned out to be a fake pistol. The 19-year-old man made his way into the facility demanding to make a statement during the country’s most-watched evening news broadcast. Show More Summary
Nothing takes the sting off a lackluster fall season like a big midseason hit. And that's exactly the situation Fox is in with its new show Empire, which after a month on the air is the season's top series among 18- to 49-year-olds. The hip-hop soap opera's Jan. Show More Summary
MSNBC seems to be playing the race card again, this time against the late Chris Kyle, the subject of the blockbuster hit movie American Sniper. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe program this morning, NBC foreign affairs reporter Ayman Mohyeldin...Show More Summary
Below are highlights of FOX programming in February:
In a major loss for press freedom and the right of citizens to be informed about what their government is doing, CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling was convicted this week on nine felony counts related to his supposed exposure of a bungled CIA operation.
Season-to-date, CBS SUNDAY MORNING is up +3% in viewers (6.08m from 5.91m) compared to last year.
Adam Carolla currently occupies the top spot on PodcastOne’s “Top 25 Podcasts.” The network also broadcasts Dennis Miller’s daily Miller Time musings. So what happens when these two name-brand stars are combined? Well, there’s no actual first episode of new weekly PodcastOne offering PO’DCast yet. Show More Summary
Jimmy Kimmel says his staff watches a lot of local TV. Unfortunately for local newscasters, the only thing Kimmel’s staff remembers after watching stations across the nation, is that some of the anchors have funny names. They put them all together in a video for you.
This week, KTRK is hiring a multimedia design director, a broadcast system specialist and an anchor/reporter. Meanwhile, KTXS is seeking a news producer and WXIX is still on the hunt for a senior marketing producer. Get the scoop onShow More Summary