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Washington Post Editorial Page, Meet Noam Chomsky

The Washington Post stands firm against Russian aggression, since Putin has violated an "international norm" that is "uncontroversial." Do those rules apply to the US, though?

Evening Report for August 29, 2014

St. Louis Post-Dispatch asks the county family court for any juvenile records it has relating to Michael Brown. (stltoday.com) Vice Media is expected to sell 10% of the company to A&E Networks for $250 million. (ft.com) Meet the man who acquired 30,000 old New Orleans newspapers via the Craigslist “free” section. (theatlantic.com) … Read More

Afternoon Lede Check – 8.29.14

Pentagon faces questions on why there’s no strategy to defeat ISIS (Washington Examiner). White House refuses to set deadline for immigration action (The Hill). Defense to give closing argument in ex-Va. governor trial (CBS 9). From WaPo to...Show More Summary

NY Jobs: Time Out America, Greenlight Energy, Haymarket Media

This week, Time Out America is hiring an SEO and analytics associate, while Greenlight Energy needs a head of marketing. Haymarket Media is seeking a digital content editor, and High 5 Games is on the hunt for a digital media buyer/planner. Show More Summary

Football Man | Winning Words | Press Play

AgencySpy: Johnny Sports Man in a Snickers ad! Johnny Sports Man in a Snickers ad! GalleyCat: The Pen Center has announced its annual literary award winners. Congrats to all. AllTwitter: Here’s a graphic on how to make videos on social networks benefit your brand. Step one is don’t be annoying. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Ben Kingsley Expands Upon His Mother’s Profound Disapproval

In the spring of 2010, UK journalist Cole Moreton shared a rather startling interview with Sir Ben Kingsley. The actor, speaking in the pages of the Daily Mail not long after the death that year of his mother Anna Lyna Mary (nee Goodman)...Show More Summary

Chuck Todd Bids Farewell to ‘The Daily Rundown’

Even though network attention turned to remarks being made by British Prime Minister David Cameron during Chuck Todd‘s planned sign off of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” he got his chance in a video uploaded to the show site. In preparation...Show More Summary

‘The News Sorority’ Tells the Story of Female TV News Anchors

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

In her new book, Shelia Weller tells the triumphant story of how leading female TV news reporters Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour achieved success. The story reveals how these women climbed the ladder to success and...Show More Summary

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Just How Huge Burning Man Really Is

Burning Man is well under way this week, out in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. For those of us who have never been to the week-long festival of free spirits, it's hard to get a grasp on just how massive the festivities really are. Show More Summary

Somebody: A Clever Messaging App Film from Comedian Miranda July

The sharing economy is getting crowded: apartments, cars and even dinner tables — but what about personal interactions and real-life conversations? Comedian and writer Miranda July takes that question and applies it to her latest short-film...Show More Summary

FAIR TV: August 29, 2014

On the show this week: On the day of his funeral, the New York Times declared that Michael Brown was "no angel." We look at that and other shoddy reporting from Ferguson. Plus Newsweek spreads farfetched fear about Ebola and African immigrants, and we look at how often union leaders appear on the Sunday chat shows. (Brace yourself.)

Stony Brook Prof Stresses Value of Old-School Journalism

Jon Friedman‘s latest Marketwatch column is a good one. In framing what he thinks it still takes to be a good journalist, he laments the fact that many of his Stony Brook journalism students are fixated on the glittery sheen of the boob...Show More Summary

False Visualizations: When Journalists Get Data Viz Wrong

Accuracy is the most important aspect of an infographic design! Last week, the article The Truth about the Ice Bucket Challenge by Julia Belluz on Vox Media included the infographic, Where We Donate vs. Diseases That Kill Us, that used proportionally sized circles as its data visualization. Show More Summary

Weekend Show Preview – 8.31.14

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights include Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Andrea Mitchell moderating, Sunday show regular Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” and Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) on Univision’s “Al Punto.” Not all lineups have been announced. Show More Summary

TV presenter for religious programs murdered in Bangladesh

New York, August 29, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bangladeshi authorities to investigate the murder this week of a TV host, and to identify the motive and bring the perpetrators to justice. Nurul Islam Faruqi, who was also an imam, used his religious programs to speak out against...

Chuck Todd Signs off ‘The Daily Rundown,’ But Not on ‘The Daily Rundown’

Chuck Todd‘s farewell to MSNBC wasn’t seen on MSNBC. The end of “The Daily Rundown” was pre-empted this morning by remarks from British Prime Minister David Cameron. But Todd recorded it anyway (after the jump). In it he talked about...Show More Summary

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for The Week

Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week. 1) Hollywood Trade #IceBucketChallenge Devolves Into Twitter War 2) Tony Soprano Lives! [Updated] 3) ESPN Regrets Being Complete Garbage 4) Hunter Lewis Named Editor...Show More Summary

Time Warner drops bid for a piece of Vice Media

New York Times | The Huffington Post Time Warner is no longer in talks to purchase a stake in Vice Media, Jonathan Mahler wrote for The New York Times Friday. The deal reportedly fell through because the two companies could not agree how much Vice Media was worth, Mahler writes. Show More Summary

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