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Paul Smalera Named Quartz Ideas Editor; Mitra Kalita Promoted to Executive Editor at Large

20 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Quartz’s president and editor in chief Kevin Delaney announced that Paul Smalera will join the Atlantic Media property as its Ideas editor. Smalera joins from The New York Times where he was the founding editor of Op-Talk and editorShow More Summary

'Hello Ladies: The Movie' to Premiere Saturday, November 22 on HBO

When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he’s just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend.

CBS's 'Criminal Minds' is Wednesday's Most-Watched Scripted Broadcast

At 8PM, SURVIVOR was second to Game 7 of the World Series in viewers (8.96m), A18-49 (nc from last week) and A25-54 (2.9).

'CBS This Morning' Is Only Network Morning News Broadcast to Post Gains in Total Viewers Compared to the Same Week Last Year

CBS THIS MORNING was the only network morning news broadcast to post a gain in total viewers (+2%, 3.08m from 3.02m) for the week ending Oct. 24, 2014

Bob Kelly Joins Good Day Philadelphia

Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF has added Bob Kelly as traffic reporter for Good Day Philadelphia. Kelly left rival station KYW in September. At the time, he told his facebook fans, “Hope to see you all again soon, thank you so very...Show More Summary

Blog: A message from a scared Egyptian journalist

Tamer Abuarab's article today under the title "A message from a scared person" offers strong insight into why we at CPJ decided to produce our upcoming documentary film, "Under Threat," and make an appeal for journalists to speak out with the hashtag #EgyptLastWord....

‘Gray Mountain’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List

21 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

John Grisham’s new fiction book, Gray Mountain, has joined Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 2. Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending October 20, 2014....Show More Summary

Bounce TV Original Series 'Family Time' Sets Records, Network Up Again in October

Bounce TV viewership continued to grow in the just-completed October 2014 ratings period and the second season of the network’s original sitcom Family Time has proven to be a hit.

Charleston Daily Mail fires editorial writer who called Michael Brown an animal that was put down

Charleston Daily Mail has fired Don Surber (above) over his blog post calling Michael Brown an “animal” that was put down. Editor and publisher Brad McElhinny says of his former editorial writer: He selected words that were unfortunate, inflammatory and, in our view, inexcusable. It’s his own blog, but still, he’s known as a Daily … Read More

Thomas M. Menino, 1942-2014

21 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

The legendary Boston mayor Tom Menino has died. The city and region will be poorer without his presence. Keep his family in your hearts. Photo (cc) by Eric Haynes/Office of Gov. Deval Patrick and published under a Creative Commons license. 

The CW's 'Arrow' and 'The 100' Rise

Last night's ARROW rose week to week, up +8% in total viewers (2.77M), +11% in A18-34 (1.0/4), and +11% in A18-49 (1.0/3). ARROW outrated NBC in the hour in A18-34.

Reflections on Photographing Tragedy

#457912672 / Last Friday morning I found myself frantically running out of the house to get to Marysville-Pilchuck High School. I arrived to find a chaotic, scary, and tragic scene. Another school shooting had happened in the U.S., and it was the second in Washington state this year. Show More Summary

ABC's Wednesday Grows; 'Nashville' Equals a Season High and 'black-ish' is Up 13 Percent in Adults 18-49

Against the highly rated deciding Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, ABC was the #1 non-sports network on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 by 10% over CBS

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

We bring you a story that is raging in England and in Europe at large. The story is brought to us by the good old BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation of Great Britain, which is almost as old as Queen Elizabeth of England, just 4 years her senior at 92 years old this month (founded October 18, 1922) with the Queen at 88 (born April 21, 1926). Show More Summary

In Profile: Muir, Dobbs, Kohn

ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir has a spread in People magazine’s new issue. Much like his episode of MediabistroTV “My First Big Break,” Muir talks about his dream job and when he realized he would be a news anchor. I get to take on this adventure, and it’s a huge responsibility, but I love it…. Show More Summary

5 DIY journalism costumes for 2014

21 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

For Halloween this year, you could be a reporter (notebook, phone, side eye for your younger colleagues) or a reporter who could possibly get laid off (no costume necessary), or a reporter who has been laid off (just add flask.) Or you...Show More Summary

Cover Battle: Details or Billboard

21 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have Details taking on Billboard. Details features a photo of Brad Pitt wearing an outfit that only he could pull off. Somehow, we view this cover and don’t think,...Show More Summary

Tim Cook files clean copy, Businessweek editor says

21 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Bloomberg TV Apple’s CEO acknowledged in a Bloomberg Businessweek essay today that he’s gay. How’d that article end up in Businessweek? “The backstory is pretty simple,” Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel says in an interview with Tom Keene. Show More Summary

Wichita Stations Break Into Programming to Cover Plane Crash

After a plane crashed at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, local stations broke into regular programming to give viewers updates about the crash. CBS affiliate KWCH was first on air, breaking into The Price is Right at 10:04Show More Summary

Peter Jackson Explains How The Crazy Barrel Scene In 'The Hobbit' Sequel Came Together

There's a scene about an hour into "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" where hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) saves a group of dwarves after they're captured and imprisoned by the Elvenking Thranduil (Lee Pace). Bilbo sets the dwarf clan free so they can continue on their three-movie journey to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. Show More Summary

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