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Bob Simon: Champion for the Lost Boys, Interpreter for Humanity

I remember the day in April 2001 when Bob Simon flew into northern Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp to cover the Lost Boys, a story that has become among the most watched in 60 Minutes' history, and that Bob followed for the next twelve years. Bob...Show More Summary

Donald Trump discusses his famous hair

Donald Trump says his hair is real — and it's fantastic. The real estate mogul and reality television personality answered a series of fan questions in a Facebook video published Wednesday. Among the inquiries: Will he ever change his famous hairstyle? "The ratings are so good on 'The Apprentice' and everything else, I'm afraid to do it. Show More Summary

Super Bowl Advertising: Where's the Magic?

With so many Super Bowl advertisers pre-releasing or teasing their advertising before the game, the commentary and speculation has been at full tilt. But I have to say, it's all leaving many people asking -- where's the magic? Is the...Show More Summary

Stepanie Elam Shows Us the ‘CNN Films Lounge’ at Sundance

Now that CNN has invested in documentary films and original programming beyond live news, the network’s got a presence at the Sundance Film Festival, where two CNN Films, “The Hunting Ground” and “Fresh Dressed” will be premiered. The network’s base of operations at Sundance, the “CNN Films Lounge,” opened with a toast to filmmakers on Friday. Show More Summary

If Facebook’s Organic Reach Is Dead, What Are Social Media Managers To Do?

Above: iPad Mockup by Regy Perlera; Facebook Thumbs Down via Giorgi Balakhadzi (CC BY-SA 3.0) Social media professionals may notice something different with their brands’ profiles on Facebook in 2015: they can’t reach their followers. Show More Summary

National Readathon Day Teams Raise $20k

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The first annual National Readathon Day, a marathon to encourage reading across the nation, will take place on January 24, 2015. So far more than 120 teams have raised more than $20,000 as part of the event. Proceeds will support the...Show More Summary

ESPN’s Tribute to Stuart Scott: Created Lovingly, Discreetly, in Hopes It Would Never Air

Months ago, shortly after Stuart Scott gave a moving speech about his fight with cancer, a group of ESPN producers–led by Mike Lieber, Miriam Greenfield and Denny Wolfe–began work on what would become the 14-minute tribute obituary that aired on ESPN this morning. Show More Summary

Inside Forbes: With Our Under 30 Issue, We’re Leading the Way Again With a Native Ad Cover Execution

3 months agoIndustries / Media : The Copy Box

The panel was dubbed “Content Frenzy,” a reference to marketers rushing to become publishers, too. The FORBES BrandVoice program helps propel this movement. That got us a seat in front of 250 p.r. professionals uneasy about what it means for them. At one point each panelist was prodded to ask another a “tough” question. The […]

Stephen Colbert Explains Why The Controversial New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Is 'Perfect'

When the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser trailer premiered it showed off a new three-pronged lightsaber, igniting a flurry of fans to equally defend and denounce the design. Star Wars trailer was neato but that lightsaber looked dumb. Show More Summary

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann Call For NFL Commish Roger Goodell’s Job… Again

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann has attacked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on a regular basis since the league botched the handling of Ray Rice‘s domestic abuse situation. Since the NFL and ESPN are partners, and the league will do anythingShow More Summary

Today in Media History: 10 years ago, Brian Williams succeeded Tom Brokaw as anchor of NBC Nightly News

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Only a few TV anchors have sat behind the NBC evening news desk during the past 65 years. On December 2, 2004, a new person took a seat at the desk, when Brian Williams succeeded Tom Brokaw as anchor of NBC Nightly News. (View: 10thShow More Summary

The Guy Who Hired Amy Poehler to Make Content "Snackable"

Setting aside the recent controversy about charging higher prices for plus-size women's jeans, Old Navy has been getting its share of good press lately. Celebrating its 20th birthday at the end of last month, the Gap-owned clothing brand set up ginormous machines in New York and Los Angeles that rendered selfies into balloon portraits. Show More Summary

This Guitarist's YouTube Video Was So Unique It Caught The Attention Of Prince

In 2006 former guitar teacher, Andy Mckee, uploaded a video of himself playing his song "Drifting". The video garnerened over 50 million views, and even caught the attention of Prince who flew Mckee out to Austrailia to join him for a few shows. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

How 4 Minutes Of CGI Dinosaurs In ‘Jurassic Park’ Took A Year To Make

Universal Pictures unveiled the first trailer for next summer's "Jurassic World" movie Tuesday starring Chris Pratt. From the looks of it, the fourth installment in the series will be filled with plenty of computer-generated (CG) dinosaurs and Velociraptors. Show More Summary

WGCL Names Jim Kosek Chief Meteorologist

Atlanta’s WGCL has lost three chief meteorologists this year alone. After Markina Brown‘s departure earlier this month, the CBS affiliate was once again on the lookout for a new weather anchor. Well, it looks like they’ve found Brown’s...Show More Summary

Authorities order radio stations to be closed in the DRC

Nairobi, November 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to stop meddling with radio station broadcasts in the country. The Congolese Information Minister Lambert Mende has called for the shutdown of several radio stations in recent weeks, and a few...

Ironically Fox News Says Quoting Scripture Is Out of Bounds"

Some conservatives are incensed that President Barack Obama quoted scripture in his speech on Thursday about immigration reform, Media Matters for America reports, and RawStory expands. "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too," the president said Thursday night. Show More Summary

John Cleese is No Fan of Rupert Murdoch

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

This penultimate portion of Live Talks LA’s fifth season sold out quickly a month beforehand. A total of 900 copies of John Cleese‘s autobiography were sold November 18 at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and, per the full video of the conversation...Show More Summary

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