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George R.R. Martin Gives the Finger to Those Speculating His Death

14 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Sci-fi author George R.R. Martin does not appreciate speculation that he won’t live to finish the last two books in the Game of Thrones series. In an interview with the Swiss daily newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, the 65 year-old author told...Show More Summary

Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors

Ten years after a professor told Guernica Magazine founder and editor in chief Michael Archer to open a free magazine and let it fail as an experience, the publication is still up and running. In the past decade, even as online writing outlets have proliferated, Guernica has continued to attract writers and editors to its pages, all working without the...

Cover Battle: Businessweek or Town & Country

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Bloomberg Businessweek taking on Town & Country. Businessweek went with an illustration of Dov Charney in what is probably his favorite place to be. As for whether he’s allowed to be there, well, that’s debatable. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

There’s A World Cup For Robots, And The Goal Is To Defeat Humanity

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : Mixed Media

Here’s an ironclad prediction about this Sunday’s World Cup final: Whoever scores the winning goal, the foot or head that sends it into the net, whether German or Argentine, will be made of flesh and bone, not metal and plastic. In another decade or two, that might not be true. Ensuring it won’t is the goal [...]

truTV Continues Bold Brand Evolution with Four New Series and Refreshed Logo

As part of its continuing brand and programming evolution, truTV has greenlit four new series:

GSA Solicits Contractor Bids for White House Bowling Alley, Posting Later Canceled

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Photo credit: M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Last night’s “NBC Nightly News” reported that the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building used by White House staff and their guests was set to undergo a renovation according to a General Services Administration posting to contractors. Show More Summary

Only One-Fifth of Americans Use Online Dating Services

14 hours agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

A recent study by YouGov found that while more than half of Americans agree that it’s easier to find a date online than in a public place, and over one-third of them think that online relationships can last, only one-fifth of Americans...Show More Summary

The Morning Ticker: Clinton, Comcast, CNNx

NBC News contributor Chelsea Clinton earns $75,000 per appearance on behalf of the Clinton Foundation. “100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation,” says her spokesperson. Clinton last appeared on NBC News June 21. Discovery...Show More Summary

Dallas Morning News shuts down its paid website

The Dallas Morning News launched its premium website nine months ago, hoping readers would be willing pay $11.96 a month to see fewer ads and more photos. There were “promises of personalization and loyalty programs to come later,” the paper notes. News chief marketing officer Jason Dyer declined to tell the News reporter what the … Read More

Martha Stewart Blogs About Her Drone

15 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Think of this as Google Earth with a Martha Stewart twist. As noted this morning by the Observer‘s Sage Lazzaro, Stewart shared several dozen pictures of her stunning farm compound shot from the air with a DJI Phantom drone flying camera. Show More Summary

Aereo Intends to Continue ‘As a Cable System’

In a letter filed yesterday with the U.S. District Court of New York, Aereo said it plans to go forward as a cable company. “The Supreme Court’s holding that Aereo is a cable system under the Copyright Act is significant because, asShow More Summary

Bourdain, ‘Sixties,’ Net Emmy Noms for CNN

The Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. Some of the usual suspects have been given nods, including Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Claire Danes for Homeland, Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep. Show More Summary

Don Scott Talks About Leaving WJZ After 40 Years

WJZ morning anchor Don Scott will say goodbye to viewers of the Baltimore CBS owned station Friday. He spoke to David Zurawik, TV critic for The Baltimore Sun about why he’s leaving, viewer reaction to the news and what his final words on-air are going to be. Q. Show More Summary

National Geographic Channel Honored With Record 18 Emmy Award Nominations

National Geographic Channel (NGC) today received the most Emmy Award nominations in the network’s history with 18 nominations, including 12 with FOX for COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY.

Nick McWhorter Named VP of Media Licensing at Dark Horse Comics

15 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Nick McWhorter has been promoted to vice president of media licensing at Dark Horse Comics. McWhorter has been with the company for ten years. Prior to this advancement, he served as the director of custom projects. According to theShow More Summary

'A Chef's Life' Season Two to Premiere in October on PBS

This fall, the popular series A CHEF’S LIFE returns to PBS stations with a highly-anticipated second season. More than a cooking show

Freelance Journos: Would You Do A Little Content Marketing?

15 hours agoIndustries / Media : 10,000 Words

The one thing every journalist knows (apart from how to get a source to return a call just before a deadline) is that we also have to be experts in something besides getting a good story. Business news. Sports. Tech. National security. That’s why Content Runner’s new “Offerings” feature caught my eye. Show More Summary

Pew Study: Not Many TV Stations Have Reporters Dedicated to Covering State Politics

The Pew Research Center just released a study looking at the coverage of state politics. According to the study, of the 1,592 statehouse journalists in the US, less than half are full time and 38 percent are print journalists. Just 14% of the nation’s local television stations with news programs assign a reporter to the statehouse. Show More Summary

We Want People to Change Their Minds

Word came recently that both the Philadelphia Quakers and the Unitarian General Assembly have decided to divest from fossil fuels. It followed by few weeks the news that the Roman Catholic University of Dayton and Union Theological Seminary,...Show More Summary

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