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Prolific Exploration: The Case for Studying Abroad

Talk to Americans who studied abroad and chances are you will hear some version of the same story. "I understand the world a little more intricately, in its frailty, generosity and humility." "My mind is broader and more opened to other...Show More Summary

Morning Report for November 21, 2014

NPR’s ombudsman praises Scott Simon‘s Bill Cosby interview. (npr.org) How David Asa Rose hurt the New Yorker’s feelings, and was punished for it. (observer.com) A marriage proposal is hidden in a crossword puzzle. (startribune.com) New York Times memo: “If we do go to layoffs, there will not be any taps on … Read More

Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

With a post on the company’s blog Friday morning, Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia announced the company had filed for bankruptcy protection: The enthusiasm we encountered was overwhelming. The sense of frustration consumers expressed reinforced our mission. Show More Summary

Quartz, Robb Report and BlackBook Make Moves

A couple Revolving Door items for you this morning, involving Quartz, Robb Report and BlackBook. Details are below. Melvin Backman has joined Quartz as a reporter covering markets and finance. He comes to the site from CNN Money, where...Show More Summary

Three Dress Code Tips As Buckingham Palace Issues Reporter Guidelines

Buckingham Palace has issued a dress code regarding the British royals’ upcoming visit to the U.S. Their guidelines state: “Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie, and for women a trouser or skirt suit. Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away. Show More Summary

Bill Cosby faces ‘rap alligations’

I called the WAFF-TV (Hunstville, AL) newsroom this morning and got a confirmation that this aired Thursday. “It was just a big mistake,” I was told by an employee. | Via @telesara

Four Things Managers Can Offer If Salary Increases Don’t Get Approved

We’re writing this with the spirit of management in mind but if you’re not a leader in your company, just flip it upside down in terms of five items you should ask for if your boss doesn’t provide a salary increase at year-end. We really...Show More Summary

Ellen DeGeneres Inks Deal With Grand Central Publishing

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (pictured, via) has landed a deal with Grand Central Publishing to write a book about interior design. According to the press release, “DeGeneres, who has bought and renovated over a dozen properties, most...Show More Summary

Morning Media Newsfeed: Fager to Step Down, Return to 60 Minutes | WaPo, Kindle Partner Up

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Jeff Fager Stepping Down as Chairman of CBS News, Returns Full Time to 60 Minutes (TVNewser) Jeff Fager is leaving his role as chairman of CBS News and turning his “full attention” to 60 Minutes. Show More Summary

Rachel Racusen Leaves White House for MSNBC

PRNewser reports Rachel Racusen has been named VP of Communications for MSNBC. Racusen joins the network from the White House where she has been Associate Communications Director. Prior to that, Racusen was Deputy Communications Director for Pres. Show More Summary

A Wimpy Kid Extravaganza!

A recap of a thrilling visit from Jeff Kinney.

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Reaction to Obama Immigration Speech | Twitter Direct Messages

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Obama Announces Major Immigration Overhaul (Mashable) President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions on Thursday night that will overhaul the United States’ immigration system. Show More Summary

Engaging News Project works to identify audience behavior

Industry conversation over the best ways to quantify reader engagement on news sites may be reaching fever pitch, with a possible shift afoot from clicks and pageviews to more complex measures of time and attention spent online. News...Show More Summary

A timeline of the #pointergate TV station's defense

You’ve heard all about #pointergate. And you’ve probably read or watched a few of the many, many, many pieces exploring what was wrong with a Nov. 6 local TV news segment that reported the mayor of Minneapolis had been photographed “flashing a known gang sign” with a convicted felon, and supposedly endangering her community in the process. So at this...

AIM Editor on Conservative Commando on GruberGate

AIM Editor Roger Aronoff appeared on Wednesday on the Philadelphia, PA Conservative Commando radio show to talk about his article, “Obama and the Media Attempt to Distance Gruber from Obamacare.” He spoke about how MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber provoked national controversy with his comment that Obamacare was written in a tortured manner to take advantage […]

Obama’s Failed Intervention

When a family member or friend engages in behavior destructive to himself and/or those around him, counseling is required. When the offender ignores it, suggesting a serious problem exists, a much more aggressive approach-“intervention“-is demanded. Show More Summary

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I' Should Have Biggest Opening Weekend Of The Year

When “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I” comes out this weekend, it should do something no other film this year has been able to do — make well over $100 million opening weekend. So far, there has only been one movie in 2014 that has had a $100 million opening weekend. Show More Summary

As Networks Pass on Immigration Address, Local Stations Produce Special Reports

While ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX chose not to interrupt primetime with Pres. Obama’s immigration executive action remarks, many local stations interrupted network programs anyway, producing their own specials. NBC stations in Washington,Show More Summary

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