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Marvel Had The Best Response To 'The Avengers' Sequel Trailer Leak

Wednesday evening, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" teaser trailer leaked nearly a week ahead of its scheduled Oct. 28 release on ABC. In response, Marvel tweeted a simple, brilliant quip blaming fictional terrorist organization Hydra. Dammit, Hydra. Show More Summary

How do we know what we know about #Gamergate?

Gamergate is “a heated debate over journalistic integrity, the definition of video games and the identity of those who play them” according to CNN. It is “a movement of sorts,” says The New Yorker. Its focal point is reported as a critique of ethics in video games media or as a relentless campaign of harassment towards women. Deadspin says its...

Ben Bradlee and the importance of private ownership

Several months ago I re-read what David Halberstam had to say about The Washington Post in “The Powers That Be,” his monumental 1979 book about the rise of the Post, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine and CBS News. As we celebrateShow More Summary

CJR seeks freelance correspondents

The Columbia Journalism Review is seeking several digital correspondents to write smart, analytic pieces on various beats. The freelance work requires that the correspondents maintain an expertise on coverage and developments withinShow More Summary

Bob Costas Isn’t a Fan of Derek Jeter’s Website

MediabistroTV caught up with several TVNewsers at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame awards last night. Megyn Kelly and Bob Costas co-hosted the event, which included Robin Roberts (at left with her “Good Morning America” family) among...Show More Summary

Ebola Crisis Sparks Need to Address Conspiracy Theories

The current Ebola crisis has revealed the power of conspiracy theories and how they can prevent meaningful engagement in crisis situations. A major Liberian newspaper continues to churn out bizarre conspiracy theories about the mortality of Ebola patients and remains extremely popular. Show More Summary

Blog: In Reynosa, Mexico, suspected murder of social media user spreads fear

On October 16, photographs of a woman were posted on the Twitter account @Miut3 with an ominous message. "My life has come to an end today. Don't put your families at risk like I did," the tweet read. "I'm sorry. I died for nothing. They are closer on our trail...

5 Questions for… Michael Smerconish

CNN’s Michael Smerconish prides himself on not following party lines. He’s liberal on certain issues, conservative on others and often polarizing nonetheless. A diverse career has included substituting for both Bill O’Reilly on Fox News and Chris Matthews on MSNBC. Show More Summary

'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Trailer Leaks Online A Week Early And It's Terrifyingly Awesome

Well, so much for waiting a week. "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer leaked online Wednesday evening and it is hauntingly terrifying and awesome. Tuesday evening, Marvel announced the trailer would debut during next week's episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC. Show More Summary

What's happening in Hong Kong?

"What kind of Communists are these people?!" exclaimed Jon Stewart on the October 6 episode of The Daily Show, pointing to the orderliness and civility of the mass protests that having been taking place in downtown Hong Kong since late September. While the segment likely brought awareness to a story that Americans might not be inclined to follow (considering how...

Can The Portland Phoenix avoid the fate of its siblings?

The Portland Phoenix of Maine may be on the verge of joining its Boston and Providence siblings in Alt-Weekly Heaven, according to Edward Murphy of the Portland Press Herald and Seth Koenig of the Bangor Daily News. Owner Stephen Mindich was reportedly poised to sell the Portland paper to one of its employees (unnamed), but the […]

Why some newspapers are abandoning endorsements (Updated)

DETROIT, MI — The newspaper endorsement: It’s a hardy trademark of election season, a platform for editorial boards to dispense their wisdom, even a source of information for data journalists. But the traditional endorsement is increasingly being tinkered with—or dropped altogether. Show More Summary

Chuck Todd, Militarism and Media Diversity

Chuck Todd wants to make Meet the Press more diverse--but he doesn't appear willing to try all that hard.

The newsonomics of MLB’s pioneering mobile experience

There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north out of Kanazawa, Japan — quite ironically, the seat of Ishikawa Prefecture. As Ishikawa...

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Bob Woodward, the legendary Watergate reporter, first suggested to me that I speak with his former boss. "Call Ben," he said. And he gave me Ben Bradlee's email address. And soon enough, Bradlee's assistant was in touch and we danced for a few weeks before we hooked up on the phone. I was nervous. Show More Summary

Journalist attacked, detained for recording police in Zimbabwe

Cape Town, South Africa, October 23, 2014--Police and politicians in Zimbabwe should respect the right of journalists to report the news without fear of intimidation or violence, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after police beat up a journalist in the capital, Harare....

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