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President Obama on Chuck Todd: ‘Now a big cheese’

After addressing the US economy, ongoing violence in Ukraine, and the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a White House statement just after 4pm today, President Obama turned to the press corps for questions. First up: NBC News chief...Show More Summary

Time Warner/CNN: Running Scared

A little more than a month ago Rupert Murdoch offered Jeff Bewkes $80 billion for Time Warner. As I write this, Time Warner's current market cap is $65.73 billion. Three weeks ago, Bewkes turned down Murdoch's offer. When the offer was made Time Warner stock was about $71 per share. Show More Summary

Most-watched Little League World Series Ever on ESPN Networks

The 2014 Little League World Series was the most-watched ever on ESPN networks (ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 combined)

Questions and answers issues

Wonder whether Mental Floss and Time knew just how close their covers would be! — Christine Haughney (@chaughney) August 28, 2014 Also: The making of NYT Magazine’s August 31 “Abortion by Mail” cover (

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 278 | MSNBC: 88 | CNN: 150 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 459 | MSNBC: 172 | CNN: 210 | HLN: 85 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 119 TheFive: 249 Baier: 320 Greta: 290 O’ReiShow More Summary

Newsweek's Monkey Meat Ebola Fearmongering

Newsweek's cover story is built around the idea that illegally imported "bushmeat"--what we would call "wild game" if it were being eaten in the United States--could carry the deadly Ebola virus. But is there any evidence that imported meat could actually carry Ebola? On that score, Newsweek comes up empty.

Same Crap | Yell Away | Truthful Words

PRNewser: Chipotle continues to act like it’s somehow better than other fast food chains. It is not. TVNewser: Sean Hannity and a guest yell at each other. Solid TV fellas! Lost Remote: Hulu says it “didn’t know” it was sending user data to Facebook. We believe them. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Researchers Cracked the ‘Great Firewall’ in China

pcruciatti / The Great Firewall has been in operation since 2009 in China, when the government clamped down on social media posting. The firewall has reached mythic standing, but a team of researchers from Harvard and...Show More Summary

Afternoon Lede Check – 8.28.14

Obama: Russia responsible for violence in Ukraine (USA Today). Ex-gov, wife spent many nights together (WTOP). Arrest made in murder of man found in 2 bags in Laurel (CBS 9). From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Pres. Obama Calls on ‘Big Cheese’ Chuck Todd First, In Todd’s Last Briefing for NBC News

The broadcast networks broke in Thursday afternoon to carry remarks from President Obama. Lester Holt anchored for NBC, Amy Robach for ABC and Maurice DuBois anchored on CBS as Pres. Obama delivered a statement on the U.S. economy, the continued ISIS threat in Iraq and Syria and the crisis in Ukraine. Show More Summary

Journalist Revisits a Celebrity Biographer’s Fraudulent Ways

The late author’s editor would not talk to reporter David Cay Johnson. Neither would Simon & Schuster spokesperson Paul Olewski. But there it is, nonetheless, detailed in the latest issue of Newsweek magazine. The litany of errors and fabrication committed by celebrity biographer C. Show More Summary

‘The New World’ Turns Novel Into Digital Experience

Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz, winners of the Webby & SXSW Interactive Awards for their digital novel The Silent History, have a new digital novel out from Atavist Books that pushes the boundaries of the published word. The story and the user experience of The New World  reflect the digital experience. Show More Summary

Mark Zinni Joining WFSB

Mark Zinni will be joining Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB. According to the Hartford Courant, Zinni will join Denise D’Ascenzo as co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. news. In the announcement by news director Dana Neves Thursday,  Zinni will also...Show More Summary

Bill Wolff Named EP of ‘The View;’ Brian Balthazar Joining ABC Show as co-EP

A week after signing off as EP of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Bill Wolff (above left) has been announced as the new executive producer of “The View.” The show also made other behind-the-scenes changes including the addition of another TV news veteran, Brian Balthazar (above right) as co-executive producer. Show More Summary

Mike Baker and the 'Temple of Doom'

CNN was interviewing someone named Mike Baker who was identified as "a former CIA covert operations officer." The interview was about the United States beginning to fly surveillance missions over Syria, as a prelude to bombing ISIS positions. Show More Summary

Four Ways to Stand Out From Other Job Seekers

This just in…according to data from The Creative Group, advertising and marketing executives receive an average of 23 resumes for every position they need to fill. As for interviewing itself, they meet six job seekers before extending...Show More Summary

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