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
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
The 2014 Little League World Series was the most-watched ever on ESPN networks (ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 combined)
Wonder whether Mental Floss and Time knew just how close their covers would be! pic.twitter.com/EyV0zGsBiq — Christine Haughney (@chaughney) August 28, 2014 Also: The making of NYT Magazine’s August 31 “Abortion by Mail” cover (nytimes.com)
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 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.
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.
pcruciatti / Shutterstock.com 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
The day's cable news TV ratings.
A&E has cancelled Longmire after three seasons.
Wednesday's final ratings.
Highlights from Wednesday's cable ratings.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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