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Anti-Uber Mayor Bill de Blasio had Staffer who Billed Taxpayers for … an Uber Ride

The irony is strong here. The Free Beacon reported: Monica Klein, deputy press secretary for de Blasio’s “Italian desk,” traveled with the mayor on his vacation to Rome last July. Before leaving, she charged the city for her Uber to City Hall with her luggage, a 35-minute ride that cost $28.03, according to receipts obtained […]

US Troops in Iraq Told to Prep for Possible Chemical Attacks by ISIS

As Fox News reported: The U.S. military has ordered its nearly 3,500 troops stationed in Iraq to reacquaint themselves with their chemical weapons suits due to evidence that the Islamic State has obtained chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions. “It is a precautionary measure,” a defense official told Fox News, acknowledging the order.

Disney Channel Greenlights Comedy ' Stuck in the Middle'

Disney Channel has given a series order to scripted comedy Stuck In the Middle

News Anchor Defends Why She Rolls Her R's

Donald Trump doesn't think Jeb Bush is setting a very good example for Americans when he speaks Spanish, but a bilingual Arizona news anchor is likely in the Bush camp on this one. Vanessa Ruiz—who was born in Miami, grew up in Colombia, and studied in Spain before jumping...

This week on Medium: Stop putting the audience last

20 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another list of some posts you may have missed about journalism and the media on Medium. Thanks to Gurman Bhatia, Ren LaForme, Katie Hawkins-Gaar and Julia Haslanger for helping to curate. Questions...Show More Summary

Every Major CBS New Broadcast Posts Year-to-Year Viewer Growth in Adults 25-54

Every major CBS News broadcast posted year-to-year audience increases, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings through August 30.

Show Me The Next strips down online reading and discovery to their most basic components

You’re on a long escalator with a phone in hand, and you want to thumb through something interesting quickly, without having to look for it. You’re sitting in gridlock traffic and tired of radio. You don’t want to skim Twitter or Facebook — you only want one story at a time, you don’t want to...

From Nieman Reports: Why news outlets are watching India’s next billion Internet users

Every morning, Mr. and Mrs. Singh gently shoo their dog away from the freshly delivered copies of The Times of India and the Hindustan Times, two of India’s oldest and most popular English-language newspapers, and settle down to read over the day’s first cups of strong tea. In their comfortable home in the well-to-do South...

U.S. Business Investigated by Justice Dept over Requiring Immigration Papers for Workers

Are you serious? Apparently, Obama’s Department of Justice is serious about the allegations. The Department of Justice has accused a business of discrimination due to the company requiring employees to show proof of citizenship for employment. Show More Summary

Oliver Sacks' editor on handling the doctor's final words

In late February of this year, an article called simply “My Own Life” appeared in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times. Written by the beloved late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, the short piece announced that Sacks had learned of his imminent death from cancer of the liver. He had some months to live and vowed to spend...

It’s the Weekend to Take a Break From Your Usual Labor. So Relax and Take In One of the Almost 400 (!) TV Series and Movie Marathons on TV, Starting Today and Running Through Monday

It’s the beginning of the annual Labor Day weekend, and according to TV Tango there are 393 marathons this weekend. Says TV Tango, “No Labor Day Weekend is complete without a ‘Dirty Jobs’ marathon — this year you can watch...

Nielsen’s New Ranking of DMAs Is Out, and There’s Movement Among the Top Markets — Who’s Up and Who’s Down?

The new ranking of television’s designated market areas is out, and the top 10 has seen two markets swap places while a number of other changes also occurred in the top 20. TVNewsCheck reports that the new ranking from Nielsen...

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