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AMC Revolutionary War Drama 'Turn: Washington's Spies' Begins Production on Season Two in Colonial Williamsburg

The second season of AMC’s Revolutionary War drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies” began production this week in and around Richmond, Virginia, including at two historic locations in Williamsburg

David Cronenberg Brings His Debut Novel to Brooklyn

9 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

The advance reviews for David Cronenberg‘s debut novel Consumed are impressive. And befitting the pedigree of the author, they come from such folks as Stephen King, J.J. Abrams and Viggo Mortensen. Cronenberg will be in town tomorrow night for a free book signing and reading at St. Show More Summary

Here’s how to use Snapchat (and how not to use Snapchat)

10 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

One packed session from ONA14 was Mobile Bootcamp: Snapchat. Masuma Ahuja, digital editor of The Washington Post, led the session on the social tool that doesn’t drive traffic to stories. Instead, it helps reporters and news organizations...Show More Summary

Layoffs at the Weather Channel

TVNewser hears as many as 40 staffers were cut at Atlanta-based Weather Channel today. Most come from the product and technology group which was created in July as part of a larger reorganization at the company. “That effort to findShow More Summary

A Filmmaker Describes The Crazy Process Of Casting Bill Murray In A Movie

Bill Murray is a notoriously quirky actor who refuses to play by Hollywood's rules. One of the most interesting things about the 64-year-old actor is how he is pitched, and chooses, his projects. According to a 2013 Vanity Fair article, Murray "relies on a mythical 1-800 phone number to screen projects. Show More Summary

Networks Cover Secret Service Director’s Resignation

Broadcast networks provided special coverage this afternoon after the Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned in the aftermath of an armed intruder hopping a fence and running into the White House on September 19. New revelations...Show More Summary

HuffPost Hires Star McClatchy Intern Ali Watkins

10 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

The Huffington Post announced Wednesday that Ali Watkins will join its DC bureau as a political reporter. The 2014 Temple grad’s name may ring as bell. As an intern for McClatchy this past Spring, she was part of the team that brokeShow More Summary

Gannett Completes Acquisition of Cars.com for $1.8 Billion

Gannett announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of the remaining 73% interest in Cars.com, for $1.8 billion. In August, Gannett announced its decision to split its broadcasting and newspaper businesses, which includes 46 television stations and 81 local U.S. Show More Summary

Country Living and HuffPost Add to Teams

10 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

A couple Revolving Door items for you this afternoon, involving Country Living and The Huffington Post. Details are below. Charlyne Mattox has been named Country Living‘s food & craft director. She most recently served as Real Simple’s senior food editor. Show More Summary

St. Louis News Director Reportedly On His Way Out

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, KSDK news director Mike Shipley has announced he is leaving the St. Louis NBC affiliate. The Post-Dispatch says Shipley told staffers this morning he would stay until a replacement is found. He was...Show More Summary

Why is Ebola capitalized? And how do you say it?

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

FILE – This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus. As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears that the virus easily spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Show More Summary

Fox News Soars—Finishes Third Quarter As Top-Rated Cable Network

Fox News, which has been the top-rated cable news network for the last 12 years, blew away the competition and hit a historic high by finishing the third quarter as the overall top-rated cable network, beating even the normally top-rated sports network ESPN. Fox has finished in this rarefied air once before—when the Iraq War broke […]

WaPo’s Zach Goldfarb Joins Financial Desk as Policy Editor

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

The Washington Post today announced in a memo to staff that Zach Goldfarb, a staff writer who covers the White House, will join the Post’s financial desk as a policy editor for a six-month term with the option to extend. In this role,...Show More Summary

Wired and USC Launch Online Masters Class

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Wired is teaming up with USC to launch an online Master’s degree in integrated design, business and technology. The goal of the course is to “educate creative thinkers and technologists to better equip them to transform the world ofShow More Summary

‘Smug’ works too

“Huh, the WSJ misspelled ‘smug'” (@mollyesque) | Wipe that smog off your face (wsj.com)

'The Sing-Off' Renewed for Season Five by NBC

NBC is bringing back acapella singing competition The Sing Off for a fifth season

‘I’ve Got Stories to Write,’ WFLA Reporter Gets Noticed for Haunted House Demeanor

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper added a local news reporter to his “Ridiculist” last night. Anthony Allred, from Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA, didn’t catch Cooper’s attention for something shameful or embarrassing, he was noticed for his ability...Show More Summary

ABC Special 'CMA Country Christmas' to Tape Friday, November 7 in Nashville

Some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” which tapes in front of a live audience Friday, November 7 (

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