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3 Count: RickRoll Down

Warning letters set to go out soon to UK pirates, Mail.ru blocked in Italy over piracy concerns and the original RickRoll video blocked then restored. The post 3 Count: RickRoll Down appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Forbes Chief Product Officer Lays Out Battle Plan

Following Friday’s announcement of a majority-stake deal with Hong Kong-based Integrated Whale Media Investments, Forbes Media chief product officer Lewis DVorkin has outlined what’s in the works for the rest of the year. It all starts...Show More Summary

S.E. Cupp: ‘Discipline Was Necessary’ for NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin, CNN’s Diana Magnay

While guest hosting on “The View” this morning, S.E. Cupp chimed in on last week’s temporary removal of NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin and complete removal of her CNN colleague, Diana Magnay, from Gaza. “Even reporters get into problems whenShow More Summary

NYT Archived Photos Blog Remains Lively

Many of you are likely already familiar with The Lively Morgue, the Tumblr of archival New York Times pictures curated by photo editor Darcy Eveleigh. The stream is a wonderful walk down NYC memory lane, updated several times each week. In...Show More Summary

Kentucky reporter is fired for criticizing a local car dealer’s TV commercial

Ken Hart, who worked for 25 years at the Ashland (KY) Daily Independent, has a reputation for being outspoken. He isn’t shy about criticizing local businesses on his Facebook page, even if their ads run in the Independent. “Hobby Lobby runs an ad every single Sunday and I’ve been merciless toward them with regard to … Read More

WLS to Add Assistant News Director

WLS has announced Sarah Dunlap Burke will join the ABC owned Chicago station as assistant news director August 25. Burke comes to WLS from WBZ in Boston where she was the acting news director. “Sarah Burke is a strong news leader with impressive experience,” WLS VP and news director Jennifer Graves said in a statement. Show More Summary

Ukrainian reporter held for reporting in Russia without work permit

Russian authorities arrested Yevgeny Agarkov, a reporter with the Ukrainian television station 1+1, on July 18, 2014, and accused him of working in Russia without a proper accreditation, according to news reports. Agarkov had traveled there to cover the controversial prosecution and trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, whom Russia...

Kanye West Says Kim Kardashian Is Responsible For Their Wedding Photo Going Viral

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's official wedding photo, released via Kim's Instagram account, has received a whopping 2.36 million "likes" since she posted it two months ago — making it the most-liked photo on the app ever. West says his bride — not him — is behind the photo going viral. Show More Summary

'America By The Numbers', Hosted by Maria Hinojosa, to Premiere Saturday, October 4 on PBS

Behind every number, there’s a story. Dramatic changes in the demographics of this country are playing out in mainstream America

Minus proper archives, news outlets risk losing years of backstories forever

Print stories can be lost, but digital stories last forever, captured for eternity in some nebulous internet ether or on a hard drive in a desk drawer. At least, that's the vague theory assumed by many producers and consumers of digital news. Once something is posted or backed up, it never really disappears--and if that's true, archiving digital work seems...

Did Fox and MLB Snub Tony Gwynn at All-Star Game Because of Chewing Tobacco?

Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn was conspicuously not mentioned at the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Could it be because later in his life, Gwynn was critical of chewing tobacco, blaming it for the cancerous tumors that eventually...Show More Summary

Thai junta expands media controls

Bangkok, July 21, 2014--In a mounting clampdown on press, Internet, and social media freedoms, a new military directive in Thailand has barred any critical reporting or commentary about the ruling National Council for Peace and Order junta. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an immediate reversal of the freedom-curbing...

'Fargo' & 'Louie' Renewed by FX; 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Season 10 to Premiere in January

FX just announced that it has renewed Fargo and Louie during the netwrk's TCA presentation. The ten-episode second season of Fargo will feature an entirely new cast and will be set in a different time period. Louie was renewed for a seven episode fifth season.

Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein Gets Lit for Interview with Marijuana Consultant

Over the weekend, former FishbowlDC editor turned editor of The Daily Caller’s ‘The Mirror’ Betsy Rothstein posted an interview she conducted – completely stoned – with marijuana industry strategist Aaron Houston. Three puffs in, from...Show More Summary

Nigerian publisher charged with defamation

Abuja, Nigeria, July 18, 2014--Nigerian authorities should drop the charges against a publisher who has been held in police custody since Tuesday on accusations of defaming a state governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on Tuesday detained Oga Tom Uhia, publisher of the monthly independent Power...

Why a doctor joined the Dallas Morning News as a reporter

Last year, Dr. Seema Yasmin visited a newsroom for the first time. It was summer, and she was just about to start as a global journalism fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. At The Washington Post, reporter...Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes’ Resume: INFOGRAPHIC

Would you hire Sherlock Holmes to work for your company? McGraw-Hill has created a one-sheet for the detective to show off his skill set and help him get work. The infographic is part of a promotional tool to support the upcoming book The...Show More Summary

AMC Releases 'The Walking Dead' Key Art for San Diego Comic-Con

AMC released today “The Walking Dead” key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2014.

GQ Interviews Kanye West

GQ went full Kanye for its latest issue. The 37-year-old artist graces the glossy’s cover and was interviewed for an accompanying feature. In the piece, West is typical West — meaning he says a lot of things that don’t make sense, makes...Show More Summary

Discovery Communications to Produce TV Special to Support White House 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative

Discovery Communications today announced a comprehensive program to support the My Brother’s Keeper initiative,

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