Editor’s Note: Poynter is at South by Southwest Interactive through Tuesday, in Austin, Texas. Look for our Poynter faculty members, Roy Peter Clark, Ellyn Angelotti and Kelly McBride, and digital media reporter Sam Kirkland. Sunday’s a packed day of sessions … Read more
“The possibilities are inspiring,” says veteran newsman Dave Marash in describing his new job as co-news director of Sante Fe’s public radio station. An official announcement named Marash, and former print journalist Zélie Pollon, as KSFR-FM’s...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — The Chinese government is cracking down on Muslim Uighurs, who were blamed for a deadly attack at a train station last week in Kunming, China. Reuters reported that several attackers used knives to kill 29 people and the Chinese government blamed the Muslim Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region. China has struggled with […]
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I’ve been thinking lately about the value of what we consider news versus the value of journalism, which are not always the same thing. And then today’s New York Times comes along to provide more fodder. Ask yourself this: Who is going to come away from today’s Times with a deeper, richer understanding of the […]
"SNL" host Lena Dunham spoofed hit show "Scandal," essentially playing her "Girls" character reacting inappropriately to high-tension situations. In a mission involving the Mexican ambassador, Dunham tries to keep up with the other political fixers, but is overwhelmed by their ability to do everything so quickly. Show More Summary
What would happen if Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" was set in biblical times? Dunham found out when she starred as Eve in a parody of the story of Adam and Eve called “Girl.” And just like the original, there's plenty of nudity, Shoshannah hair buns, an aptly named Adam, and a twentysomething just trying to find her place in the world. Show More Summary
Later this morning on “Reliable Sources” Brian Stelter interviews Chris Ruddy, the co-founder of Newsmax who will launch a new cable news network in June, NewsmaxTV. Ruddy is gunning for Fox News Channel’s audience, and tells Stelter how he plans to do it. Show More Summary
Cecily Strong and Colin Jost opened "Weekend Update" by inviting Matthew McConaughey (played by Taran Killam) on the news show. After the anchors congratulated the actor on his Oscar win, McConaughey responded in true McConaughey form, " Don't congratulate me, congratulate the man I was a week ago. Show More Summary
Today might as well be a national holiday for space junkies as the classic TV series starring Carl Sagan “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” returns on Fox for a sequel, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” Our sister-site Lost Remote reports on the...Show More Summary
Lena Dunham opened her “Saturday Night Live” monologue by explaining that every TV show has its "thing." "'Seinfeld' has the puffy shirt, "Home Improvement" had the neighbor talking over the fence," she explained. "And we have very graphic sex scenes. Show More Summary
"Saturday Night Live" opened with a sketch in which President Obama, expertly played by Jay Pharaoh, a dmits to having a hard time convincing Vladimir Putin to stop invading the Ukraine. Obama enlists the real Liam Neeson to send the message. Show More Summary
Mind-blowing Thought of the Day: Remember the “Oreo” moment at last year’s Superbowl? When the lights went out in New Orleans, a team of creatives came up with a starkly lit picture of an Oreo and the tagline “Power out? … Continue reading The post SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up: Day 2 appeared first on Flip the Media.
SXSW throws a lot at its inhabitants over the course of a day. Where else can you go to absorb the buzz about the latest issues in everything from journalism to science to the motion picture industry – from … Continue reading The post They’re All Connected: Journalism, Science, Movies, and Giving. And Family Guy is in There Somewhere. appeared first on Flip the Media.
Internet meme-famous 'Grumpy Cat' is making her first public appearance at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, and as you would expect, she could care less about the adoring fans. People have been lining up to meet the...Show More Summary
AMC released gorgeous ad posters for the final season of “Mad Men.” The elaborate psychedelic key art for season 7 is from Milton Glaser, the graphic designer behind the ever popular I ? NY logo. If you’re looking for clues about the...Show More Summary
Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight will relaunch March 17, ESPN president John Skipper announced at South by Southwest as he introduced Silver and Grantland’s Bill Simmons for a panel on personal media brands. News! Based on @NateSilver538‘s calculations, there’s a 90.617854% … Read more
Fifteen feet by 13 feet – that’s allegedly the size of Julian Assange’s room at the Ecuadorean embassy. It has been the physical home of the Australian Wikileaks founder since June 19, 2012 and the British government has so far … Continue reading The post Julian Assange at SXSW: Privacy’s Big Brother appeared first on Flip the Media.
The University of Texas at Austin this week announced the appointment of former Washington Post editor R.B. Brenner as director of the Moody College of Communication. The university released a statement Thursday: “Brenner brings an acute awareness of new trends … Read more
Inspiring Presidential Introduction Will Kick Off Series.