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Today in Media History: Martians attack Earth in Orson Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On October 30, 1938, 23-year-old Orson Welles and his radio program, Mercury Theatre on the Air, broadcast “War of the Worlds.” Their fictional radio news bulletins about a Martian invasion panicked many and made Welles famous. (Click...Show More Summary

SNL Star Michael Che Offends With Sexist Facebook Status About Catcalling

Yesterday, a video about catcalling took over the internet. It was taken from the perspective of a woman who walked around Manhattan with a camera, and documented the times when she was catcalled, spoken to, whistled at, or commented on. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: The Internet began with a crash on October 29, 1969

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The beginning of the Internet is the story of two large computers, miles apart, sending the message: “LO.” The world has never been the same. In the late 1960s an experimental network of four computers called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was commissioned by the U.S. Show More Summary

Here's The Extended 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Trailer

Marvel promised more "Avengers: Age of Ultron" material and it's here. The studio premiered an extended trailer for next year's "Avengers" sequel Tuesday evening after a brand new episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC.Show More Summary

Blog: BBC's Rwanda documentary leads to illogical, illegal suspension

When the BBC released its televised documentary "Rwanda's Untold Story" in early October, which questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, a massive outcry inside and outside Rwanda's borders ensued. Locals and foreigners alike protested the documentary's findings, parliamentarians demanded a ban and legal action, and authorities summarily suspended...

Beware of 'Alarmist' Journalism During Times of National Crisis

In America, the President reigns for four years and Journalism governs forever and ever -- Oscar Wilde I am afraid, folks. Not of ISIS or Ebola or immigration or Ferguson or the fluctuating financial markets or even the recent threats towards journalists' lives -- of which I am one. Show More Summary

9 Famous Americans You Probably Didn't Know Were Muslim

On the sports field and at awards ceremonies, it's common to hear people thanking God. Thanks to Allah is heard less often. Still, there are over 2.5 million American Muslims, making it the third largest religion in the country. While...Show More Summary

Time After Time: Why Teachers Are So Frustrated With Time's 'Rotten Apples' Cover Story

Released online a few days ahead of print, the newest edition of Time magazine will fill newsstands and mailboxes on November 3. This issue features a cover of a gavel about to smash an apple, with the headline "Rotten Apples." A sub-heading previews the story inside: "It's nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Remembering the “CBS Reports” documentary “Harvest of Shame”

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On October 27, 1959, the CBS News documentary series, “CBS Reports,” premiered. Screenshot from “CBS Reports” documentary The most memorable program from the series may have been the 1960 documentary, “Harvest of Shame.” “’CBS Reports’ was a documentary program series inaugurated on October 27, 1959, in the aftermath of the quiz show scandals. Show More Summary

How The Most Brutal Scene On Sunday's 'The Walking Dead' Came Together

Warning: There are major spoilers ahead. "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was right. The show stuck closely to a popular storyline from the comics. Sunday night's episode of the AMC hit brought a fast close to a subplot about a group of cannibals, known as the hunters, after only three episodes into season five. Show More Summary

Taylor Kitsch on True Detective, Call of Duty, and Living Out of His Car in L.A.

Taylor Kitsch is someone you'll be seeing a lot of, and soon. From his first role—a minor part in Samuel L. Jackson surprise hit Snakes on a Plane—to his breakout part on NBC's high school football drama Friday Night Lights as running...Show More Summary

Mississippi TV newsrooms star in a new TruTV series

It appears the community-newspaper reality show that NBC Peacock Productions was teasing nearly two years ago isn’t going to happen. But a similar – this one featuring small-market TV newsrooms – is in the can and debuts on TruTV in December. The preview, which hit YouTube this week, has this description: BREAKING GREENVILLE follows a … Read More

Keanu Reeves Makes Ghostly Headlines

It’s been quite the week of celebrity throw-back revelations on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On Tuesday’s program, Bill Murray recalled his days as a Little Caesar’s pizza slinger and impoverished raw-dough eater, alongside another employee in Evanston, Illinois who would go on to become a celebrity chef. Show More Summary

Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership

It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during next week's episode—but that changed last night. Wednesday evening, a version of the trailer with low-quality sound but comparatively high-resolution visuals hit the Web. Show More Summary

Viral Video: Air New Zealand and The Hobbit Team-up For the Most Epic Safety Video Ever

When was the last time you paid attention to a pre-flight safety demonstration? For all those who can’t remember either, Air New Zealand is betting their new instructional video is one you’ll watch without batting an eye, and, most importantly, actually remember. Show More Summary

'John Wick' Is Keanu Reeves' Best Movie Since 'The Matrix'

"John Wick" is everything you hope an R-rated action flick will be. It's stylish, violent and has a great sense of humor when Wick isn't too busy shooting people in the head. The movie is a breath of fresh air that skips the long form set-up and gets right down to the nitty-gritty violence that the audience wants and expects. Show More Summary

Gary Webb Was Right

"Gary Webb was no journalism hero, despite what 'Kill the Messenger' says," read the recent Washington Post Op-ed headline. It's a sad sight, especially at a time when real journalism is shriveling and in retreat, including in the Washington...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Apple’s Steve Jobs introduces the iPod in 2001

The iPod, Apple’s hard disk-based digital audio player, was introduced by Steve Jobs on October 23, 2001. “‘With iPod, Apple has invented a whole new category of digital music player that lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go,’ said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. Show More Summary

Why A Feminist Professor Is Teaching An Entire Class About Beyoncé

You know you’ve made it when people recognize you by your first name. Cher, Robyn, and Madonna have all become single names, and now Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has too. One of the best-selling artists of all time, the multi-talented performer and businesswoman is a superstar to millions around the world. Show More Summary

Netflix’s Next New Show Looks Shrouded In Mystery

Netflix released a teaser trailer for its next original series, "Bloodline," and, so far, it leaves much to be desired. There's not much to see in the 30 second teaser except a burning boat, rocking on the water... in the rain. A voiceover...Show More Summary

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