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Actress Alicia Silverstone has written a new parenting book called The Kind Mama, in which she advocates for happiness during pregnancy and postpartum through a vegan diet and lifestyle. “I knew there was another way and it would be a more enjoyable,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Yes, my nizzles. That’s the New York Times, fo’ rizzle! In case you have absolutely no clue what that cutline says, no worries. I speak “Snoop Dogg.” According to the Urban Dictionary, “-izzle” is ”a suffix, often used by gangsters, used...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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In honor of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, today is St. George’s Day (La Diada de Sant Jordi in Catalan), a beautiful holiday celebrated in Barcelona through the exchange of books and roses. Like Valentine’s Day in the U.S., the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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AMI has named Christopher Dolan the new publisher of Muscle & Fitness. Dolan comes to the magazine from Scout (a sports centric brand), where he served as digital director and group publisher. Prior to that, Dolan worked in the Home & Garden...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter’s New Profile is Now Available to Everyone: Here’s How to Get Yours (AllTwitter) The latest profile page (which feels a lot like a Facebook-a-like redesign) began a slow...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Supreme Court Justices Express Concern Over Scope of Aereo Ruling (TVNewser) While hearing oral arguments from attorneys representing the broadcast networks and Aereo Tuesday morning,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC were at the Supreme Court today, on many levels. Reporters were there to cover the proceedings, lawyers argued on behalf of the networks, and executives sat in to watch the cases for and against Aereo. Two of the three evening newscasts...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Two days before the big night, Rock the Vote presents The Spin Room – an evening in celebration of new media, the youths, and the importance of voting (also known as the “Everyone Gets Laid” party). The bash, to be held at Hierarchy art gallery...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Well this is just a sad day for journalism. Capitol File‘s Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Thorp was live-gramming the White House Easter Egg Roll, when a 6-year old colleague apparently misidentified tween star Ross Lynch as other tween star Austin Mahone....
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Wall Street Journal executive editor Alma Latour took time out from his busy schedule to run down with journalism.co.uk’s Rachel Bartlett the various ways his newspaper is endeavoring to remain cutting-edge. Employees rely on Storyful, recently purchased...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Politico Pro, the subscription service offered by the Arlington-based political pub, will expand their areas of professional policy coverage to include cybersecurity and health technology -or “eHealth” -it was announced today. That makes 13 different...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The New York Times unveiled their new post-FiveThirtyEight, data-driven journalism project today, dubbed The Upshot. The site, edited by NYT Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt (aka Not Nate Silver) is supposed to fill the void left by Silver when...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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We don’t blame you at all. If you had a blog, and said that one of America’s largest and “most trusted” news sources asked such a heinous question, we would have thought it was you smoking Rob Ford’s crack. Nonetheless, there’s the screen...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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In a Boston Herald radio interview this morning, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly tipped his hat to the city of Boston. “Everyone knows that the city conducted itself, generally speaking, in a way that is above and beyond reproach,” O’Reilly said. “As...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Slate Plus, the paid membership from Slate, is officially live. The first thing you should know about Slate Plus is that it’s not a paywall. The site will remain completely free. You won’t be asked to pay up once you read a certain number of articles....
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Monday, April 21, 2014
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If you’re not already familiar with Flipboard’s excellent On the Red Couch interview series, the latest episode is a perfect introduction. Show host Chris Heuer recently caught up with Quartz publisher Jay Lauf at the digital startup’s NYC headquarters....
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Slate editor David Plotz wants to make one thing clear about his pub’s new pay-for service for “vociferous readers” -it’s NOT a pay wall! “We’re not asking you to pay for stories, and we’re not turning on a meter that stops you 10 stories...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Lara Spencer Named Co-Host of Good Morning America (TVNewser) Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host of Good Morning America, joining George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Monday, April 21, 2014
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What are your thoughts on immigration reform? Clint Smith, a poet and a high school English teacher, decided to express his opinion in a poem. The video embedded above features Smith delivering a performance of “Memoir.” In a Q&A with Food Politic,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The research behind smartphones has progressed across staggering distances, material and various forms of waves. All of the new ways scientists are charging smartphones are impressive, but the method originating from South Korea can charge 40 at the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Quentin Tarantino attempt to sue Gawker for copyright infringement has hit a road block. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a federal judge has granted Gawker’s motion to have the case dismissed. Tarantino had sued Gawker because the site posted...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Discovery Channel will use footage already shot by NBC’s Peackock Productions meant for the now-canceled Everest Jump Live for a special documenting last Friday’s tragedy on Everest. Anderson Cooper‘s alleged stalker, 38-year-old Alex Hausner of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Merrill Knox | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The Washington Times announced today that Gen. Michael Hayden, a retired four-star U.S. Air Force general and former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, will write a new bi-monthly column for the paper...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet are among Amazon’s list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime – the Mystery & Thriller Edition. The...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The average consumer wants to get things on the cheap, but doesn’t always know what exactly that means. On its face, spending less money is always preferable. But when you actually experience the budget option, it can be disappointing. That’s exactly...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Chances are you’ve felt the frustration of having a great idea never see the light of day, or, conversely, have faced days where any ideas seem hard to come by. Freelance digital creative directors Kalle Everland and Timo Klaarenbeek have created a...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Medical professionals and patients should be warned a potentially deadly bug in anesthesia machines. Problem can be found in version 2.0 of the AKRON anesthesia delivery system. When a device such as a phone is plugged into the anesthesia machine, it...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Opening tomorrow at the Leica Gallery (607 Broadway) and running through June 7, “Ted Grant: Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism” showcases a photographer known for, among other things, a shot of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau sliding...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Lupita Nyong’o, the 31-year-old Oscar winning actress, has been named People’s Most Beautiful person. And since we know no one will disagree with that, what else do you want to discuss today? Seriously, she’s gorgeous. Nyong’o described the Most...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NewsCastic: 30 Things Journalists Do That Piss Off Other Journalists CommPro: Achieving the Four C’s The Wall Street Journal: Colombians Tired of People Misspelling Their Country’s Name PR Week: Blue Focus Chief Oscar Zhao Outlines Global Ambitions...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The US Department of Defense is seeking to deploy an army of drones as wireless hot spots: the DARPA project of drones as hot spots appear to be similar in scope to that of Google’s Balloons and Facebook’s UAVs but it will be funded by the Department...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Robin Roberts will be signing copies of her new book “Everybody’s Got Something” at Barnes & Noble on 46th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City today at 12:30pm. Stop by if you can. Last night the ABC News anchor traveled a few blocks up...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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This week, Appboy is hiring a public relations manager, while Wise Public Relations is seeking a senior account executive. Spitfire Strategies needs a vice president, and Idealist is on the hunt for a director of communications. Get the scoop on these...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of April 14, averaging 1,571,000 viewers in primetime and 953,000 viewers in total day. Fox News placed fifth in primetime and seventh in total day among all ad-supported cable networks for the week....
From: Media Bistro | By: Merrill Knox | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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For the past couple of years the Chicago Design Museum has been going about its mission “to unite, inform, and inspire” in pop-up mode. The nomadic institution has exhibited the work of design stars such as Marian Bantjes, Ed Fella, and Debbie Millman,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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This week, Viacom is hiring a senior designer of brand and events for Nickelodeon, while Healthcasts needs a graphic designer. McMurry/TMG is seeking an interactive art director, and NBC Universal is on the hunt for a designer for print and digital....
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Very few publications have won as much attention or acclaim over the past year as The Guardian. The British/American paper shared its recent Pulitzer Prize for public service with The Washington Post, but three people are truly responsible: Glenn Greenwald,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent has debuted on the top of Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week. Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 4/21. Veronica Roth still...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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AllTwitter: Coming soon to a Twitter feed near you — native ads! Get excited people. This is what life is all about. GalleyCat: Alicia Silverstone has written a parenting book which contains plenty of good advice because she’s marginally famous....
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Ryan D’Agostino has been named the new editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics. He comes to the magazine from Esquire, where he had been since 2006. D’Agostino most recently served as Esquire’s articles editor. D’Agostino is succeeding Jim Meigs,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 126 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 117 Primetime: FNC: 99 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 281 | HLN: 151 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Hannity: 100 Kurtz: 130 Wallace: 143 Colby: 117 Huckabee: 97 O’Reilly:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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A crowd of television personalities and executives gathered at George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth‘s apartment last night to celebrate “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, whose memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something,” was released...
From: Media Bistro | By: Merrill Knox | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 157 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 127 | HLN: 117 Primetime: FNC: 135 | MSNBC: 207 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 137 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Alt/NewsHQ: 151 Stossel: 148 NewsHQ: 179 Faulkner: 158 Huckabee: 135...
From: Media Bistro | By: Merrill Knox | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 116 | CNN: 125 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 415 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 94 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 166 TheFive: 282 Baier: 246 Greta: 230 O’Reilly: 499 Megyn:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The question of whether New York’s horse-and-carriage business is inhumane to the animals is not a new one. For years people have debated whether it should continue. Mayor Bill de Blasio made it an issue again way back when he was just a mayoral candidate,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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At an event hosted at The Beverley Hotel in downtown Toronto earlier this month, Lowe Roche created an installation piece honoring lost children using more than 1,000 Missing Kids Stamps. The installation featured stamps of Mélina Martin (missing, 2005),...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Ahh yes, its playoff time in both the NBA and NHL and Arnold Worldwide’s hometown hub is taking the reins on the latter by adding Glenn Fleshler–aka the “Yellow King” from HBO’s True Detective–to its roster. In case you didn’t know, the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kiran Aditham | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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For today’s example of a journalist linking to an article without fully reading that article, we turn to Boston-based GlobalPost blogger Timothy McGrath. Halfway down McGrath’s dishonor roll of celebrities, companies and media outlets that have recently...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Want to boost your personal brand with the notion that you’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression? It’s all about executive presence, baby. Thanks to a Business Insider piece, several pointers can help create a sense of power and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Most of us are familiar with the weekly social-media exercise known as “Throwback Thursday.” But in the case of sidelined Mets ace Matt Harvey, it was more like “Blowback Tuesday.” To mark the six-month anniversary of his Tommy John surgery,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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