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“CBS Sunday Morning” goes behind-the-scenes with some Billboard chart-topping nuns. The sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Missouri only speak for one hour a day, but they sing for five and have become rock stars in the classical...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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You are walking down the street and have a great idea, but as soon as you get back to your computer it’s gone. All writers have experienced it. Lawrence Smith, the founder of the storytelling community SMITH Magazine, has created an iPhone app to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The unrelenting wave of mobile self-portraiture is here in the form of a website dedicated to the praxis of selfie-ism. Go there and you, too, can experience the humanity of selfies, streaming faster than lolcats on caturdays. Created by artists Tyler...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Disclaimer: this image is approximately 80% accurate Today seems to be both Good Friday and “News About the State of Journalism Day”, so here’s another revelation that shouldn’t surprise you: bloggers are now journalists too–at least in the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, April 18, 2014
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For the love of fact-checking! On April Fool’s, UK website Independent Catholic News published an item, complete with hilarious photo (at right), about a hawk enlisted by the Vatican to help tend to aviary security matters. On April 15, per a summary...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), TIME‘s Michael Duffy, WaPo‘s David Ignatius, Peggy Noonan from WSJ, John Dickerson of CBS, more guests...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Hot off the presses! Newly minted ABC News President James Goldston sent a memo to staff minutes ago with a big announcement: A key member of our on-air team, Lara Spencer, rejoined ABC three years ago – bringing her style, humor, sunny confidence,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Friday, April 18, 2014
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We can’t imagine why not… If you recall, we just shared the news that your best friend in the media has the second worst job in America, according to CareerCast. That news sucks, it is spreading like a raging California wildfire. Thanks to this study...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Shall we say, put a filter on it? The latest update from Flickr lets users take videos with live filter previews. Flickr also gives users 1,000 gigabytes of free storage, so you’ll have an unlimited amount of space in the cloud to dream up all of your...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Friday, April 18, 2014
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White House Correspondents Weekend is right around the corner, and talk of “Did you get that invite?” has already begun. Well we have, and here’s what’s first on the agenda. The inaugural “Welcome to Washington: A Salute to Women in Journalism”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, April 18, 2014
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PageScience has named Steve McEvoy as a VP-advertising sales, reporting to CEO Bill Jennings. McEvoy brings more than 10 years of digital ad sales experience, most recently as director-digital ad sales at HealthGuru. Previously, he held key digital ad...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Five years ago, NPR music critic Ann Powers relocated from Los Angeles to, of all places, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The trigger for the move was her husband Eric Weisbard‘s acceptance of a teaching position in the American studies department at the University...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 continued in the Indian Ocean this week. With an unmanned U.S. Navy submarine joining the search this week, CNN’s Martin Savidge switched his focus from the air search to the underwater search, reporting...
From: Media Bistro | By: Merrill Knox | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Toronto Sun columnist Steve Buffery has wasted no time committing a local sports team GM misdeed to the public record. In case you missed it, Raptors exec Masai Ujiri (pictured) was done in today by an Instagram user and had to quickly apologize for...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Tomorrow marks 15 years since the massacre at Columbine, when two deranged students murdered 13 people and injured 24 others, including 17-year-old Sam Granillo. “Dateline” takes a look back at the tragedy with Granillo in a special called “The...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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FBN’s Maria Bartiromo will interview New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday on “Opening Bell” at 9amET. Bartiromo will talk with de Blasio about his outlook on the economy, universal Pre-Kindergarten and his future plans for New York City. MSNBC’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Former CBS News President David W. Burke has died at the age of 78, TVNewser has learned. Burke served as CBS News chief from 1988-1990, overseeing the network’s coverage of the Tiananmen Square protests, Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, and the First...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Patricia Shevlin produced her final “CBS Evening News” tonight and she’s moving across the street, to CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Shevlin got the final credit on tonight’s show, as well as applause in the newsroom and control room. Following the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Attention, PR gurus. YP is looking for a new director of communications to join its New York-based team. In this roll, you’ll be responsible for raising and enhancing the company’s profile by driving media relations initiatives for business and trade...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Friday, April 18, 2014
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TVNewser: Natalie Morales will win the Boston Marathon. Hey, she said she wanted support. There it is. AgencySpy: Here’s a video featuring puppies. What more do you want? GalleyCat: Netflix has released a trailer for season two of Orange is The New...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, April 18, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 224 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 352 | MSNBC: 158 | CNN: 196 | HLN: 127 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 160 TheFive: 291 Baier: 225 Greta: 250 O’Reilly: 426 Megyn:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Short, simple, and to the point, The New Yorker’s invite for their Friday night cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with editor David Remnick downloads quicker than any other we’ve yet seen. Minimalist in nature, it cuts right to the chase, but if...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, April 18, 2014
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We do know what “creepy stock photo” means, though Given all the endless talk about PR measurement and the fact that likes, shares and retweets are no longer sufficient ways to measure success for clients, you’ve almost definitely heard a lot of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Who doesn’t love free treats? Famed pastry chef Dominique Ansel is celebrating his forthcoming book, Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes, by giving away free cronuts and cookie shots in New York City. Simon & Schuster has scheduled an official...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Friday, April 18, 2014
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If you’ve ever set challenging goals and set the bar too high, listen up. According to a Business Insider piece, productivity consultant and coach Tiago Forte, says high achievers typically create a situation where failure is likely and it’s “terribly,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Philly-based independent creative agency, Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners today announced the appointment of Ryan Scott as its first west coast vice president and group creative director. In the newly crated position, Scott will report directly to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Jose Antonio Vargas introducing his film, “Documented,” at the Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday. Last night, Jose Antonio Vargas‘ film “Documented” premiered in New York at the Museum of the Moving Image. The documentary, written and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Not the best title in today’s fragmented Fifth Estate world. However, it still beats [pun not intended] junior penis reporter or an internship on the vagina breaking-news desk. Hey… Don’t start writing that angry email to FishbowlNY just yet!...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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We’ve just about seen everything but this is certainly a first in terms of hiring. Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, is it really such a surprise that CannaSearch, a cannabis-related job fair, emerged? According to local station KUSA in Denver,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Walk around San Francisco or Paris on a sunny day, you’ll notice, quite soon, that’s there’s a lot of dog poop traps littering the sidewalk. These cities love their pets, especially the dog variety.  Attached to each dog is the animal’s human,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Weight Watchers, a McCann Erickson New York client for the past seven years who spends roughly $150 million on measured media annually, has switched agencies to Wieden+Kennedy, Adweek reports. According to Adweek, the move came without any agency review....
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, April 18, 2014
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So, uh, yeah. Last night, My FOX Detroit aired some breaking news about a terribly nasty fool affectionately called “The Poopetrator.“ Apparently, there is someone in the bustling suburb of Detroit called Ypsilanti who has nothing better to do than...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host of “Good Morning America,” joining George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, ABC News President James Goldston announced today. “Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Minneapolis-based agency Martin Williams, fresh off rebranding Mall of America, has teamed up with Mary Beth Mueller (widow of Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller) in a campaign launching Kill Kancer, “a nonprofit aimed to raise awareness for preventable...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Samsung has partnered with Amazon on a new Kindle app for its line of Galaxy devices. Like other Kindle apps, Kindle for Samsung, allows users to purchase and read eBooks and periodicals from Amazon. In addition, the two companies have launched a free...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Greta Van Susteren made headlines yesterday for implying White House Press Secretary Jay Carney might be dreaming in suggesting the Obama administration is the most transparent in history; the other night she described her own dream as a TV news host....
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Have you ever found yourself salivating while reading about meals in a book? Graphic designer Dinah Fried will take your hunger to the next level. She has created a photo book of meals featured in classic literature called Fictitious Dishes: An Album...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Charlotte full-service independent agency BooneOakley created a new campaign for Bojangles’ Restaurants, the first spot of which stars recent Master’s champion Bubba Watson. The spot, created to promote Bojangles’ breakfast offerings, is meant...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, April 18, 2014
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It started in earnest last August. As author Pamela Redmond Satran delightfully recalls in an Indiewire guest post, that’s when she was bulletin-ed into a fever pitch of professional excitement: Google Alerts informed me that TV Land was “fast-tracking”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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To follow up on last week’s post about changes at Tribal Worldwide, we’ve confirmed that Peter Gallo left the position he held there for less than a year to become a UX Director at Code and Theory. Some quick background: prior to the Tribal gig,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, April 18, 2014
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But not “100% naturally” General Mills has attempted to dispel some confusion regarding what may have been the most boneheaded move of the week: a revision of its legal terms that seemingly forbade fans from filing lawsuits if they’ve clicked on...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Like most every animal welfare-related issue, pro and con tempers are running high. But there’s still no excuse for this: Steve Nislick, the 70-year-old founder of NYCLASS, told his handler he was on the verge of getting violent with the photographer...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Well, that was quick: here’s the first of what will almost certainly be a series playing off this week’s viral Mullen “world’s toughest job” spot. The ad loosely ties itself to the ongoing “Up for Whatever” campaign via hashtag. Its underlying...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, April 18, 2014
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As we mentioned earlier this week, here is the first of five episodes launching from ADC regarding its Portfolio Night All-Stars. The happenings went on at the ADC Gallery in Chelsea, NY and feature the likes of DDB worldwide CCO, Amir Kassaei. The mission...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kiran Aditham | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Today’s free Kindle download, The Cornuta Curse, is a story about love with a twist of fate-fighting. From writer A. Scott, the narrative takes place on the historic bluffs of Cirque Terre, where Mara discovers that love, sometimes, requires us to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Friday, April 18, 2014
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CBS’s “Face the Nation” drew the most viewers last Sunday, with 3.03 million total. ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in 2nd and 3rd place with 2.29 million and 2.23 million viewers respectively. CBS also won the key...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Friday, April 18, 2014
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People’s “World’s Most Beautiful” issue hits newsstands April 25, and to celebrate, the magazine photoshopped celebrities hanging out with their younger selves. Go ahead and click through. If you like disturbing pictures, that is. The editor...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Game of Thrones fans, listen up! There is an interactive Game of Thrones map available that lets readers track the paths of each character from Song of Ice and Fire. The tool lets readers explore the map based on how far they into the book they are...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, April 18, 2014
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NBC News had a crew in place at a Mt. Everest base camp this morning when an avalanche struck killing at least 13 Sherpas who guide climbers to the summit of the world’s highest peak. Jonathan Fierro is a producer with NBC’s Peacock Productions and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Passwords be gone! Google is seeking to eliminate those easily-forgettable, oft-unsafe alphabet puzzles we’ve been carrying aorund in our heads. The first step: Using your smartphone. Of course, you need to remember your password for that, but what...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Friday, April 18, 2014
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