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Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership

It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during next week's episode—but that changed last night. Wednesday evening, a version of the trailer with low-quality sound but comparatively high-resolution visuals hit the Web. Show More Summary

Knight Prototype Fund announces funding for 18 new projects

Eighteen projects aimed at improving journalism or media are each receiving $35,000 in seed funding from Knight Foundation as part of the latest round of funding from the Knight Prototype Fund, the foundation just announced. (Disclosure: Knight also funds Nieman Lab, though not through the Prototype Fund.) The grant recipients range from the Harvard Library...

Spike Lee Captures the Passion and Personality of Mo'ne Davis in This Stirring World Series Ad

The upstart Kansas City Royals are one of the great underdog stories in recent sports history, a fact further highlighted by the 7-1 pummeling the team received at the hands of the San Francisco Giants in Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series. Show More Summary

TV's 10 Worst Time Slots: Can Any Show Survive?

If a TV series is placed in a terrible time slot and no one is around to watch it, does it make a noise in the ratings? Of course not, which is the conundrum of network TV scheduling: Every show, no matter how good or bad, is ultimately at the mercy of its time slot, especially when it’s put in one of the spots that routinely repels audiences. Show More Summary

When Not Whacking Zombies, This TV Star Is Lurking on Reddit

Specs Who Steven Yeun Age 30 Claim to fame Stars as Glenn Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead (Sundays, 9 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @steveyeun What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I turn on the computer and I’m probably on Reddit straight away. Show More Summary

I’m rooting for Fears to own the Ebola beat

Ebola hits New York City ( | @danikafears (

HBO Will Finally Offer a Cable-Free Option Next Year

HBO Go has finally done what subscribers have been begging for since the announcement of the streaming service: It's dropping the cable-subscription requirement. A streaming network, offering access to Game of Thrones and other massively...Show More Summary

Men’s Journal Publisher Out After One Year

The New York Post reports that Vincent Krsulich is out as publisher of Men’s Journal after only one year in the role. Krsulich had been with the magazine since 2008. He served as associate publisher for five years before being promoted. Krsulich’s...Show More Summary

How Video Game 'Alien Isolation' Reunited The Original Film Cast 35 Years Later

Over 30 video games have been made based on the "Alien" film franchise. Earlier this month, Sega released the latest installment to the growing franchise with "Alien: Isolation." Different from most of its predecessors, t here is no alien killing in this game. Show More Summary

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Here are your top five stories of the week across the site. 5 – Meghan McCain Channels Her Father’s Thinking: ‘Why can’t you be like Chelsea Clinton?’ 4 – Fusion to Host Massive Conference on Global Political Movements 3 – Playboy Exclusive:...Show More Summary

SNL Intern Lawsuit Ends with Resounding Lawyer Punchline

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Outten & Golden sounds like the name of Saturday Night Live skit law firm. But it is in fact a real outfit headed by Wayne N. Outten and Anne Golden, with offices in New York, LA and San Francisco. This week, the news from the class-action front for this company is indeed golden. Show More Summary

Cover Unveiled For ‘Trigger Warning’ By Neil Gaiman

2 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The cover for Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? This anthology contains previously published short stories, a Doctor Who story that...Show More Summary

Viral Video: Air New Zealand and The Hobbit Team-up For the Most Epic Safety Video Ever

When was the last time you paid attention to a pre-flight safety demonstration? For all those who can’t remember either, Air New Zealand is betting their new instructional video is one you’ll watch without batting an eye, and, most importantly, actually remember. Show More Summary

The Revolution Will Be Televised, Taught, Shared, and Sold – Day 1 at Seattle Interactive

Seattle Interactive Conference kicked off on Wednesday at the Washington State Convention Center, and, while the theme for the conference is “Makers,” day one of SIC made it clear that “making” alone isn’t enough in the age of the digital revolution. Show More Summary

Crowds, Companies and Empowerment to the People: Jeremiah Owyang at Seattle Interactive

Jeremiah Owyang has a radical prediction: “A savvy, progressive hotel will partner with the crowd and franchise them.” Not only does Owyang predict this; he recommends that hotels do this. “What hotel companies need to do is pilfer and siphon the top Airbnb hosts from each major city,” he said, in a phone interview late last week. Show More Summary

Just Vote Already! How One Newsroom is Encouraging People to Vote in the Midterm Elections

I may be a bit of a public radio fan girl, especially when it comes to New York’s WNYC and the Brian Lehrer Show. I’m not going to apologize for this. Because they do really fun, smart things in their newsroom. This fall, they’re taking on the midterm elections. Show More Summary

'John Wick' Is Keanu Reeves' Best Movie Since 'The Matrix'

"John Wick" is everything you hope an R-rated action flick will be. It's stylish, violent and has a great sense of humor when Wick isn't too busy shooting people in the head. The movie is a breath of fresh air that skips the long form set-up and gets right down to the nitty-gritty violence that the audience wants and expects. Show More Summary

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