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The ‘Today’ Show Super Bowl Ad Unveiled

The “Today” show debuted its Super Bowl commercial this morning. It has everything from Wrangler the puppy and selfies with fans to Carson Daly emerging from the subway. The ad was filmed on the streets of NYC and features all of the...Show More Summary

The season 5 trailer for 'Game of Thrones' has leaked, watch it now

Winter is coming. "Game of Thrones" fans know that means season 5 of HBO's wildly popular series is returning. An exclusive look at Season 5  premiered after the first IMAX screening of the final two episodes from Season 4, and someone caught the trailer on video — which means that you can watch it below. Show More Summary

This Week In Photography Books: Margaret Morton

by Jonathan Blaustein Sometimes, you’ve got to mix things up. Even though it’s harder than sticking with what you know. I like easy as much as the next guy, but it CAN make a person complacent. Just look at McDonalds. Why did it become a massive capitalist behemoth? With tens of thousands of locations? Because […]

The Democratic Presidential Candidate Bench is very Thin

If you think about it, who else can the Democrats offer as a potential 2016 candidate other than Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders (technically an independent but votes Democrat)?

AOL Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

Here’s a rather unfortunate coincidence. One of this morning’s lead items on AOL tech blog Joystiq is a report about Sega Sammy laying off hundreds of employees. And per an official announcement coming shortly, the same is happeningShow More Summary

Longtime WKBN Chief Meteorologist Dies

Don Guthrie, chief meteorologist for Youngstown, Ohio CBS affiliate WKBN has died. He was 71. He started his broadcasting career at his high school in 1961. In 1970, he was a disc jockey and FM program director for WKBN Radio. He became a weatherman for WKBN’s Noon news ten years later, and eventually moved to forecasting on the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Venezuelan Food Shortage Crisis Deepens as Oil Price Fall

The rapid decline in oil prices exacerbates the food and medicine shortage in Venezuela.

NBC to Air Series Promos for 'The Blacklist', 'Odyssey', 'Undateable' & More

NBC will use this enormous audience platform to promote many of its current, midseason and fall series

Career Beat: The Economist gets 2 deputy editors

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Tom Standage is now deputy editor at The Economist. Previously, he was digital editor there. Edward Carr is now deputy editor at The Economist. Previously, he was foreign editor there. Show More Summary

How white is your public radio voice?

Good morning and a very happy Friday to you. Here are 11 media stories. ‘Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio.’ On Thursday evening, NPR's CodeSwitch held a Twitter chat about Chenjerai Kumanyika's essay "Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio." (NPR) | Here's a Storify of the chat. Show More Summary

No, 2014 wasn’t the Warmest Year Ever

Debunking the “global warming is really dangerous” and “climate change is the new global warming” craze by the Left isn’t hard to do when you have the facts.

Times Public Editor Addresses Elimination of Race Beat

In her latest column, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan addressed the paper eliminating its race/ethnicity beat. In a memo earlier this week, the Times announced that Tanzina Vega — its only reporter on the beat — was moving to the Metro desk. Show More Summary

Senate passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

It was a crushing defeat for environmentalists and Democrats alike, as the bill to build the Keystone XL pipeline was passed by a bipartisan majority 62-36.

Morning Report for January 30, 2015

A judge rules that police didn’t violate Maryland’s Public Information Act when they refused to give the name of a 17-year-old drowning victim to a newspaper. (mdcoastdispatch.com) Robots aren’t taking journalists’ jobs – yet. (theverge.com) Eleven media outlets partner with Snapchat. (npr.org) | Have you figured out Snapchat yet? (If not, ask … Read More

Here's What 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Relationship With His Wife Was Really Like

Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" is currently breaking box-office records and garnering critical acclaim with six Oscar nominations, but many are questioning the accuracy of the film, based on former Navy Seal Chris Kyle's best-selling memoir of the same title. Show More Summary

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — iPhone Reporting: How to do it All With Just One Small Device at the National Press Club, 9:30 a.m. — Privacy vs. Security at the Newseum, 2 p.m. — The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis at Politics and Prose, Saturday...Show More Summary

Al Jazeera English Encourages Employees to Leak Memos

After a memo was leaked showing Al Jazeera English equating terrorists with freedom fighters, a network executive is now encouraging memo leaks.

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