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KENS Hires News Director from Houston

Jack Acosta has been hired as the news director for Gannett’s San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS. Acosta was the assistant news director at Gannett’s KHOU in Houston. He started as a producer in 2005. He’s also worked at WABC in New York,...Show More Summary

FOX News Channel's 'Legends and Lies: The Real West' Sees Big Gains in Second Week

After a successful premiere last week, FOX News Channel's Legends & Lies: The Real West rose 47% week to week in total viewers

Scoreboard: Friday, April 17

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 206 | CNN: 118 | MSNBC: 77 | HLN: 95 Primetime: FNC: 268 | CNN: 162 | MSNBC: 109 | HLN: 120 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: FNC Cavuto: 153 TheFive: 279 Baier: 282 Greta: 196 O’Reilly: Show More Summary

Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for National Reporting

12 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Washington Post investigative and enterprise reporter Carol D. Leonnig won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for her “smart persistent coverage of the Secret Service” it was announced this afternoon. Leonnig’s series of articles...Show More Summary

The DMCA’s Spam Problem

If you go to send a DMCA notice, there's a good chance your notice could get chewed up in spam filters, but the problem may not be the host's fault.

5 takeaways from the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes

Despite new rules that brought magazines into contention, and continued economic and editorial disruption throughout the media, the 99th annual Pulitzer Prizes were again dominated by newspapers this year. Winners of the awards, announced...Show More Summary

WDAF Angers Royals Fans with Sarcastic Facebook Post

Kansas City FOX affiliate WDAF angered Royals fans when it got sarcastic about the team in a facebook post on Sunday. After a game against the visiting Oakland A’s that saw five Royals ejected, including manager Ned Yost, the station...Show More Summary

GOP could end Sequestration and Increase Spending

So much for standing firm on cutting government spending via sequestration, GOP.

Media Minutiae

12 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

TVNewser: Richard Greenfield said the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger could be facing “a death sentence,” which is sort of a dramatic way to describe anything involving two multi-billion dollar companies. LostRemote: Hats off to Netflix,...Show More Summary

Daily Breeze managing editor: ‘We are stunned’

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

When the Daily Breeze won a journalism award earlier this year, someone tipped staffers off, telling them to watch the ceremony. They gathered together and celebrated the announcement over some doughnuts. This morning, when the Pulitzer Prizes were being announced, things were different, said Toni Sciacqua, the managing editor at the newspaper. Show More Summary

Champagne in plastic cups and other Pulitzer celebrations

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Pulitzer Prizes are one of journalism’s most prestigious awards, an honor that any newsroom would be incredibly proud of. And how does one celebrate such a lofty success? With speeches, champagne and lots of hugging. Here’s how some of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners celebrated their wins: [View the story "2015 Pulitzer celebrations" on Storify] Read more

Two Wes Craven TV Projects in the Works

Horror icon Wes Craven is aiming to go big on the small screen. Craven, known for his bloody feature franchises such as “Scream” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” has a first-look overall deal with Universal Cable Productions and is....

Pulitzer Prize for Criticism Won by TV Critic — We Have the List of Winners

Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for 2015 have been announced, and the winner for criticism is a TV critic, Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times. The Pulitzer organization announced on its website that the prize was awarded to McNamara...

A Top ESPN Exec Is Leaving

One of the top executives at ESPN is headed out the door. The network announced that Sean R.H. Bratches, executive vice president, sales and marketing, is leaving at the end of this year. Bratches will serve in an advisory capacity....

Buyers Forecast a Tough Upfront for TV

Media buyers are saying the upcoming upfront ad sales period is shaping up to be another difficult one for TV networks. B&C talked with a number of top buyers, and concluded: “After years of being forced to pay higher prices...

Kenyan police assault journalists investigating corruption

Nairobi, April, 20, 2015--Two journalists were beaten by officers from Kenya's paramilitary police wing, the General Service Unit (GSU), at a cattle ranch in southeastern Kenya on April 18, according to news reports. Nehemiah Okwembah, from the privately owned daily Nation, and Reuben Ogachi, a cameraman for the privately owned...

Fictionary Lets Readers Build Book-Specific Dictionaries

13 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Some works of fiction are so packed with characters that it is hard to keep track of every new person to enter the story. The Fictionary, a new online app that lets you create book-specific dictionaries for your favorite books, is hoping...Show More Summary

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