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Hillman Foundation Now Accepting Entries

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2015 Hillman Prizes, which celebrate the best in investigative reporting and commentary in the public interest. The categories include non-fiction book; online or print newspaper...Show More Summary

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Curation & Data

I’ve posted two really short chapters from Geeks Bearing Gifts today on Medium: one on curation, one on data. Then I’ll take a break for the holiday and come back with a bigger chapter on rethinking what mobile really means for news. A snippet from the chapter on curation (relevant to current discussions about Google […]

Summer Knowles Leaves Miami’s WFOR

Reporter Summer Knowles is leaving Miami CBS-owned station WFOR after two years in South Florida. Knowles announced her departure in an email to WFOR staff, saying she was taking “an anchor/reporter job in another market.” Her last day is today. The station is experiencing plenty of turnover and turmoil. Show More Summary

12 Funny, Staged Pictures of Kim Jong Un

Always worth a good laugh. Check out The Federalist’s list of 12 staged (and funny) pictures of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/18/12-pictures-of-kim-jong-un-looking-super-intimidating/

Garth the Great

I met David Garth about 60 years ago when an ex-girlfriend of mine introduced me to him in his tiny apartment at the Des Artistes. At the time, David was still doing PR for the Yonkers trotting races. I doubted I'd ever see him again,...Show More Summary

ABC's 'World News Tonight with David Muir' Grows the Most Across All Key Measures Year-to-Year

ABC News’ “World News Tonight with David Muir” averaged 8.520 million Total Viewers, 2.116 million Adults 25-54 and 1.430 million Adults 18-49 during the week of December 15, 2014, based on Live +Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

The Best Social Media Research of 2014

While we cover lots of social media research and studies, there’s never a time to cover all social media research and studies. Thankfully, Nieman Lab and Journalist’s Resource have collaborated on a best social media papers of 2014 collection, for you end of year reading pleasure. Show More Summary

CBS's '60 Minutes' in Top 10 Among Total Viewers for the Ninth Straight Week

60 MINUTES is a Nielsen top 10 program for the ninth straight week, drawing 13.2 million viewers to make the list at #4. It is the 10th time in 13 weeks that America’s most-watched news program has finished among Nielsen’s top 10 primetime broadcasts.

West End Cinema Operator Backs Petition Supporting Sony’s Release of ‘The Interview’

In the wake of Sony’s decision to halt the December 25th release of The Interview, there has been a tremendous amount of reactionary support for the film to be shown. Although most major movie theaters have remained silent on the possibility...Show More Summary

CNN President Jeff Zucker Sends Upbeat Email to Staff—Glosses Over Problems

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker sent a rather optimistic end-of-year email to the entire company, highlighting what he saw as successes while downplaying the challenges that the network faces going forward: December 22, 2014 As 2014 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year. This has been a […]

Scottish Man Hands Himself Over to Police After Offensive Tweet

An unholy furor erupted Monday in Scotland over a tweet by someone we wrote about earlier this year. Ross Loraine, who this summer shared an #epicfail newspaper headline involving the World Cup and James Bond, tweeted on Monday something...Show More Summary

The 7 Biggest Comeback Brands Of 2015

It has been a difficult year for a number of brands, ranging from newer companies like American Apparel to stalwarts like McDonald's. Fortunately for these companies, nothing is permanent. We spoke with three branding experts to get their take on which struggling business and personal brands are poised to come back strong next year. Show More Summary

Fox News Hosts Break Vacations to Cover NYPD Killings, Political Fallout

Bill O’Reilly was off on Monday night, but the killing of two New York City police officers brought him back on the air because, he said, “I’m angry.” O’Reilly called in to “The O’Reilly Factor” to “send a big message tonight.” O’Reilly then delivered a blistering attack on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Show More Summary

Time Out New York is 2014?s Cover of The Year

The votes have been tallied and it is official: Time Out New York’s September issue featuring a giant popsicle is FishbowlNY’s Cover of The Year. Congrats to Time Out New York art director Chris Deacon, photographer Stephen Meierding,...Show More Summary

Morning Report for December 23, 2014

Baltimore’s Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate apologizes for a video edit that made it seem like protesters were chanting “kill a cop.” (baltimoresun.com) New York Mayor Bill de Blasio blasts coverage of protests. (observer.com) “People who are easy to edit go far in life.” (tamarakeith.com) A Massachusetts state senator’s partner blames the Boston … Read More

NFL Announces Week 17 Final Schedule

The Week 17 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday, December 28 will be played at 8:30 PM ET on NBC, the Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers game goes to 4:25 PM ET on FOX

Pharrell Made Only $2,700 In Songwriter Royalties From 43 Million Plays Of 'Happy' On Pandora

2014 was a great year for singer Pharrell Williams. His song "Happy" secured him Grammy nominations for Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance. But despite Pharrell's ubiquity, "Happy" made only $2,700 in publisher and songwriter...Show More Summary

Trailer Unleashed For True Story

A trailer has been unleashed for True Story. This film adaptation is based on Michael Finkel’s memoir which shares the same title. The video embedded above features James Franco as Christian Longo and Jonah Hill as Finkel. A limited release date has been scheduled for April 10, 2015. (via The Hollywood Reporter) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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