At 1 p.m. ET, The Interview went up on YouTube and Google Play, along with a dedicated site hosted by Sony, and America's newsrooms apparently stopped what they were doing to watch.
Ascension was billed as Syfy’s big attempt to return to outer space based, hard science fiction, including the return of Tricia Helfer of Battlestar Galactica. It didn’t exactly do that, but despite some flaws it was mostly a success. Major spoilers here if you plan to watch this at a later date. The show was [...]Show More Summary
Chicago, late afternoon in 1921. Outside, the pavements are slick with rain and in the newsroom, amid cigar smoke, they can feel the rumble as the Chicago Daily News rolls off the press. Enter reporter Ben Hecht, with a new idea. He will write a daily sketch of the city’s life, modelled on the...
Yesterday, longtime KTVT evening anchor Karen Borta told the newsroom she was moving to the morning shift. Today, the CBS owned Dallas station says Borta’s replacement will be Kaley O’Kelley. The station said O’Kelley will join Doug Dunbar at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. Show More Summary
Joel Lovell is leaving The New York Times to join This American Life and digital media company Atavist. Lovell had served as deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine and most recently worked in the Times newsroom on special projects. Lovell...Show More Summary
Here is hoping 2015 will see: — The Pulitzer Prizes are not given to the same annual one-day wonders. — Stories on Jill Abramson morph into stories from Jill Abramson. — More math — any math — in all those gushy profiles of new media startups and journalism’s saviors. — A Journalist Rescue Fund, one...
EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin is reconfirming his dedication to chronicling the rise and scandalous fall of a presidential candidate. The Newsroom and West Wing creator, one of Hollywood's most outspoken voices in the recent Sony hacking attack,...Show More Summary
Karen Borta has been the evening anchor at Dallas CBS owned station KTVT since she started at the station in 1995. Today, she told her colleagues in the newsroom she was moving to the morning shift. While talking about the January 12...Show More Summary
FiveThirtyEight managing editor Mike Wilson was at the Dallas Morning News a week ago to interview for the editor job. My source says he was the only candidate to visit the newsroom. (Bob Mong, who has been with the News for 35 year, is retiring sometime next year.) Earlier today the News staff was told … Read More
Starting in January, The Washington Post will be teaming up with The Texas Tribune for a partnership that will include the sharing of editorial content, collaboration on events and more. The announcement came in a newsroom memo thisShow More Summary
One day after they reported numbers for the series finale of The Newsroom based on early viewing stats, HBO announced to The Reporters Who Cover Television: Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, HBO will no longer be distributing or confirming LIVE+SD...Show More Summary
When a story does well on Facebook or Twitter, it’s become natural in a newsroom to fist-pump: Yeah! Thousands of shares, hundreds of comments! It feels like a victory to us, because journalists are the most social-media savvy profession out there (other than whatever you call the cottage industry that works for Kim Kardashian). We...
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) criticized President Obama for swapping three Cuban spies for imprisoned American Alan Gross on Wednesday's "America's Newsroom" on the Fox News Channel, calling President Obama the "worst negotiator" since Jimmy Carter. Show More Summary
It was celebrity day on Monday at the Cafe. Aaron Sorkin dropped by. I was just about to congratulate Sorkin on featuring Tom T. Hall's second-or-third best song in the finale of The Newsroom -- "Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine" is his best,...
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. Show More Summary
In Canada, news media cover the same kinds of stories as other countries, only they really, really like to talk about the weather. Oh, and hockey. A study by Montreal-based Influence Communication found Canadian newsrooms produced 229%...Show More Summary
Pay attention to the bylines of the most popular stories of the year. My prediction is that few will be staff reports and most will be gripping, memorable opinion pieces. You may be cynical and blame shrinking newsroom budgets, as this writer did in The Washington Post, decrying the rise of the first-person essay. Or...
2014 led me to into newsrooms around the world to have discussions on challenges, opportunities, and collaborations. My perspective is from social tech? — ?Embedly works with social networks, music sites, media aggregators, chat apps, and blogs. I watch closely the relationship between social media and news sites, focusing on not the sharing aspect, but...
W e'll never know how Will McAvoy would have handled the Sony email leaks now that "The Newsroom" is over, so you'll just have to read what Aaron Sorkin said, then imagine it delivered by Jeff Daniels. Or you could just find something new to watch. Here's what else is on our radar today. The Spammys. Show More Summary
Aaron Sorkin's HBO TV journalism fantasy The Newsroom went out with a season high. The third and final season wrap-up, on Sunday, averaged 1.6 million viewers at 9PM, and a nightly season high of 1.9 million viewers across all three...Show More Summary