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NBC News’ senior White House Correspondent Chris Jansing talks to The Hill about growing up in Ohio, her move to D.C. and baking wedding cakes. I’m happy a lot. Anytime I’m with close family and friends. Doing breaking news. Traveling. Meeting...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Last month, we posted on 72andSunny’s irreverent take on men becoming mentors, best embodied by the tagline “F*ck off, I’m helping.” Today, Barton F. Graf 9000 gave us the polar opposite of that effort in the second of three campaigns created...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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You may be aware that the NFL has on ongoing perception problem related to domestic violence — and now the league’s advertising reflects its efforts to address that issue. Alongside the many spots promoting Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Football...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Ever since the NSA surveillance programs like PRISM came to light, tech companies have been working hard to try and mitigate the damage, secure their networks and restore trust among users. Now, some networks are taking legal action to fight back against...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Air New Zealand, no stranger to well-publicized safety videos, is today launching “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made,” created by agency True and directed by Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi, in anticipation of the December release of The Hobbit:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Mashable is one of the headlining members of the “new media” crop. In just a few years, what was once a blog covering technology and social media has become a top news source for everything from brands behaving badly on Twitter to the ongoing conflict...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Earlier this summer, Whisper — the creepers app that allows people to send and receive meme-ified messages anonymously — wanted to become a viable news source. The idea: if you have real, possibly unflattering news to share and don’t want to be...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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ABC News anchor Robin Roberts, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus, and CBS chief research officer David Poltrack are among the newest members of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Their honors came Monday night at a black tie event at the Waldorf...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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At the end of a very good piece by The Verge reports editor Josh Dzieza about how Facebook is fanning the flame of viral fake news, Craig Silverman talks about an unanticipated priority. A month ago, Silverman launched watchdog site emergent.info with...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Need a boost on hump day? Look no further. We caught up with media power players on Monday night at the annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards. Bob Costas and Megyn Kelly hosted the black tie event at the Waldorf Astoria. ABC news anchor...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Another interesting tidbit from that massive Pew Research Center study we mentioned this morning is that no one seems to trust BuzzFeeed [insert LOL and/or here]. The site was the only media outlet considered by Pew that received across the board distrust...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Tweets on the passing of Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 93 of natural causes at his home in Washington. Strange entering the @washingtonpost building knowing Ben Bradlee is gone. Let’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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BuzzFeed, the social publisher that built its name on listicles and quizzes, has been trying to become a serious news source. In recent memory, BuzzFeed has: Hired investigative reporters. Launched a business section. Deleted posts in a decidedly un-journalistic...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Last year was supposed to the final Barbara Walters‘ “10 Most Fascinating” special. But ABC has decided there are just too many fascinating people around not to do another one. So Walters returns for the 2-hour special on Sunday, Dec. 14. Oprah...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The study that has everyone’s attention in the media world today concerns trust and political ideology. Depending on your affiliation and your favorite outlets, the extensive Pew Research Journalism Project survey could be seen as either a good or...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project today released a study on where people, ranging from consistently liberal to consistently conservative, go for political and government news, similar trends in social media use, and how they communicate...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The New York Times: Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82 CNN: Turner Broadcasting Responds to Dispute with Dish Network Bloomberg: Staples Probing Potential Credit Card Breach O’Dwyer’s: Omnicom PR Units Rise 3.3% in Q3 VentureBeat: Tim Cook Spends a Long...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Anonabox seemed like a perfect product: Anonymous browsing, low entry price, and most of all, easy to use. And with October being National Cybersecurity Awareness month, it seemed the timing was also perfect. Indeed, the project far exceeded its funding...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In light of a fake news article about the arrest of street artist Banksy being widely shared on social media, the International Business Times’ Ewan Palmer has some critical advice for Facebook and Twitter users: All readers need to do is check:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If there’s anything you should get from Noah Rosenberg‘s story, it’s that you should probably keep a notebook next to your bed — the brilliant thought that strikes you just before shut-eye could very well turn into a viable business. In Rosenberg’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Janday Wilson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Historical fiction writers set their stories in a number of different eras. Readers can explore anywhere from the medieval court of King Arthur to the Renaissance studio of Leonardo Da Vinci. The team at EpicReads.com has created an infographic called...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Another week, another episode of the Funny or Die/Zach Galifianakis series “Between Two Ferns.” When last we checked in on our hirsute comedian, he was interviewing the president — and we argued that the move was a smart one to promote enrollment...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The year was like, 1980.  Jimmy Carter was president and awaiting a defeat at the hands of this actor fellow from California. Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington state causing $3 billion in damages. John Lennon died in New York City. Blondie was...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Cheel has released a new campaign for Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha smartphone, featuring top model Doutzen Kroes. The campaign is centered around a 30-second broadcast spot capitalizing on Kroes’ popularity. In the spot, Kroes is shown out clubbing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has anew 60-second spot for Currys PC World featuring carefully choreographed household goods and computers. In the charming spot, everything from refrigerators and vacuum cleaners to smart phones and computers engage in a tightly...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Here are a couple of spots that actually illustrate the functionality of the product they’re promoting. This work by Doner of Michigan, launched earlier in the week, demonstrates the many (sometimes excruciating) pains caused by old-school headphones...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Lauren Drell knows what you think about branded content; she’s read the studies. That awareness of what will and won’t turn readers off in this tricky sphere drives her editorial decision-making. She’s had a lot of time to think about what works,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Corinne Grinapol | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Bloomberg Businessweek taking on Popular Science. Businessweek latest features nine photos of President Obama being as cool as the other side of the pillow. Republicans...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Among the journalists being inducted Friday into the Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame is the one and only Dickey Chapelle. The late photographer’s trailblazing run as a female war correspondent began during World War II in Iwo Jima, when she detoured away...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Lauren Drell interviewed for a job at Mashable in 2009, it was for a completely different department than the one she ended up in: I thought it was a cool, scrappy startup company, so I applied for a copy editor job. I have a typo blog, so the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Corinne Grinapol | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Local News Now toasted its recently launched local news site covering Capitol Hill – HillNow – Wednesday night at Capitol Lounge with the site’s managing editor Andrea Swalec and reporters Scott Brodbeck and George Altshuler. LNN’s new...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Remember when bullying happened only face-to-face? OK, some of you might not, but according to a new study, teens aren’t the only ones suffering from cyberbullying. Nearly 75 percent of American adults have witnessed online harassment, with 40 percent...
From: Media Bistro | By: Sonja Hegman Andras | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Barnes & Noble at Bay Plaza, based in the Bronx, will close at the end of the year. According to David Deason, the vice president of real estate, the decision was made to shut down operations at this store because the landlord plans to raise...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Anderson Cooper who anchored his show from Ottawa last night following Wednesday’s shooting at Parliament, was in no mood for fan selfies. A man named Vandon Gene, who calls himself an “aspiring journalist” and “news junkie,” asked to take...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Jeremy Scahill, the investigative reporter at The Intercept and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, slammed American media coverage of the attack on Canada’s Parliament Wednesday. “I’m trying to think of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks spending in U.S. politics and the effects it has on elections and policy, projects that nearly $4 billion will be spent during this year’s midterm elections. That figure accounts for the most spending...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Jodi Picoult’s new fiction book, Leaving Time, has joined Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 2. Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending October 20, 2014. Gone Girl by...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Muck Rack: How to Do Keyword Research for Content and News Releases Richard Stacy: Edelman Brandshare: Will Brands Take Heed? Ishmael’s Corner: Decoding 11 Client Phrases National Law Journal: Group Challenges Settlement in Vitamin Water Case Businessweek:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Hell hath no fury like a Comic Con nerd bent on finding a trailer and leaking it. This has consistently been the plight of Stan Lee and Marvel Studios — how to protect the brand from making a movie public before the marketing campaign is ready. Granted,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Making a splash in social media, having a local hook or access to experts with interesting back stories will gain the attention of digital, video or local media outlets. But don’t bother sending another pumpkin spice recipe or it will end up in a pile...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nancy Lazarus | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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“Forced to testify” – that’s interesting. http://t.co/jcCLPpYm38 — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 23, 2014 ESPN’s suspension of Bill Simmons for ranting about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ended Wednesday, October 15. Last night, he...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Marvel has unleashed a teaser for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The video embedded above features “Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the world.” What do you think? An internet leak compelled the company to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Nylon Media has named Paul Greenberg its CEO. Greenberg was most recently president of SFX Entertainment. He previously served as CEO of CollegeHumor, from 2010 to 2013. Prior to CollegeHumor, Greenberg served as president, digital, of Time Inc.’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. PRNewser We Chat with Lauren Drell, Branded Content Editor at Mashable FishbowlNY 300 New York Times Staffers Consider Taking Buyouts GalleyCat Book Discovery App Featured...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Despite Criticism, Dr. Nancy Snyderman Will Return to NBC News (TVNewser) NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman will return to work, but it won’t be until next...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Students in Chinese (The Next Web) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprised the audience at Tsinghua University in Beijing when he answered questions...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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If you’re contemplating working overseas and becoming an expatriate, here’s the scoop. According to a survey conducted by HSBC with over 9,000 expats weighing in on economics, overall experience and family life, top honors go to…Switzerland. Sounds...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Miracles do happen. In some cases, to the same journalist – twice. As part of Sports Illustrated‘s 60th anniversary celebration, associate editor Ted Keith sat down with ESPN’s Rick Reilly to revisit the latter’s career-launching coverage of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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CNN’s Brian Stelter cites an internal memorandum in a report tonight that NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman will return to work, sometime next month: The mandatory Ebola-related quarantine is over, but Dr. Nancy Snyderman and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Real Soon-to-Be Inmate of Danbury Which reality show has done more damage to New Jersey’s reputation: Jersey Shore or The Real Housewives of New Jersey? We can’t decide — and neither can Governor Chris Christie, who’s made a point of slamming...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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