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In Case You Missed It: TV is Terrible - Posted December 3, 2013
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed: China "inspects" Bloomberg offices in Beijing for, you know, journalists. by ... [PRNewser]

In Case You Missed It: TV is Terrible - Posted December 3, 2013
Good reads from across the web that you might have missed: China "inspects" Bloomberg offices in Beijing for, you know, journalists. by ... [FishbowlDC]

Capital New York Hires TVNewser Co-Editor - Posted October 10, 2013
And now, some internal housekeeping news. Capital New York, the newly acquired Allbritton publication, has hired Alex Weprin, senior editor of TVNewser, our sister site at Mediabistro. With this news comes a promotion: ... [FishbowlDC]

TVNewser is Hiring - Posted October 10, 2013
And now the news about TVNewser. After 3 and a half years with us, Alex Weprin is moving on from Mediabistro and joining Capital New York, as that site expands ... [TVNewser]

Capital New York Expands Media Desk - Posted October 10, 2013
Site co-founder and co-editor Tom McGeveran shared the news this week via Twitter that the first additional media reporters have been found. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Capital New York Expands Media Desk - Posted October 10, 2013
Site co-founder and co-editor Tom McGeveran shared the news this week via Twitter that the first additional media reporters have been found. ... [FishbowlNY]

Are We Living in a Golden Age of Television Writing? - Posted September 23, 2013
A team of journalists talked about the Emmy Awards on our video edition of the Morning Media Menu, exploring the unexpected winners, upsets and the "bold new era in television" that is bringing great storytelling to TV. Press play above to listen. Our guests were TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin and ... [GalleyCat]

Bill Nye The Science Guy Returns with Free App - Posted June 19, 2013
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his television show, Bill Nye The Science Guy has returned with a free app. TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin discussed the Disney app on the Morning Media Menu today, t... [Inside Mobile Apps]

2013 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: Championship Update - Posted April 8, 2013
This is it. Only two teams remain in the 2013 NCAA March Madness men's basketball tourney, Louisville and Michigan. Amazingly, the TVNewser bracket challenge is too close to call. "CBS This Morning" EP ... [TVNewser]

2013 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: 'Sweet 16' Update - Posted March 26, 2013
The NCAA March Madness"Sweet 16" is set, and a few surprises (Florida Gulf Coast University?? What??) mean that most of our brackets are busted. That said, we still have a good game going, with plenty of players still in contention. Right now MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

2013 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Update - Posted March 22, 2013
"First Thursday," the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started. This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack. CNBC's ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2013 March Madness Bracket Challenge - Posted March 21, 2013
Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament. Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one... [TVNewser]

Quentin Tarantino: 'This Will Be the Writers' Year' - Posted February 25, 2013
"This will be the writers' year, man," Quentin Tarantino cheered as he accepted the best original screenplay prize at the Academy Awards. Screenwriter Chris Terrio won the best adapted screenplay Academy Award for his Argo script. Earlier today, KCRW's '... [GalleyCat]

Join Us for a Special Post-Oscars Google+ Hangout - Posted February 22, 2013
Will Emmanuelle Riva, the oldest nominee in Academy Awards history, pull off the unlikely upset in the Best Actress category and take the trophy away from Silver Li... [GalleyCat]

Join Us for a Special Post-Oscars Google+ Hangout - Posted February 20, 2013
Will Emmanuelle Riva, the oldest nominee in Academy Awards history, pull off the unlikely upset in the Best Actress category and take the trophy away from Silver Li... [FishbowlLA]

We'll Do it Live! Join Us Here for a Post-Super Bowl Hangout - Posted February 4, 2013
As we briefly mentioned last week, we'll be engaging in a little Google+ Hangout chat today, which you can watch below, to offer our own post-game wrap-up in terms of Super Bowl XLVII advertising, social media effects, power outages, broadcast issues, etc. Joining yours truly are PRNewser editor Patrick Coffee, TVNewser's... [AgencySpy]

235,000+ Self-Published Titles Released Annually - Posted October 24, 2012
A new report from Bowker counts more than 235,000 print and digital self-published titles being released annually in the United States. You can keep track of this marketplace every week through our ... [GalleyCat]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day "It's so hard to talk these days." -- FNC's Greta Van Susteren in reaction to V.P. Joe Biden's "gaffe" yesterday. "He's gotta recognize that he's gonna be double teamed. Jim Lehrer is part of the cultural left so Mitt is going to have to communicate past Lehrer ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Sending at Least 20 On-Airs to RNC, DNC - Posted August 14, 2012
The first sentence of CNN's just-released press release for convention coverage reads like this: CNN will offer viewers nonstop, unbiased programming across on-air and digital platforms at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions beginning later this month. It's as if CNN is saying, if you watc... [TVNewser]

Around the Fishbowl - Posted July 23, 2012
What's happening in the other Fishbowls and mediabistro sites around the country? Let's have a look. Trust a student pilot? A traffic reporter in LA may think twice about flying with a student pilot next time around. Over the weekend, Clear Channel's Talk KFI reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Party Photos: Mediabistro's Student and Intern Party in NYC - Posted July 18, 2012
With summer internships well underway, mediabistro.com gave the hardworking interns a chance to mingle and share a drink at last night's Mediabistro Student and Intern party. On top of meeting future co-workers in the media world, the students also got a chance to chat with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Party Photos: Mediabistro's Student and Intern Party in NYC - Posted July 18, 2012
With summer internships well underway, mediabistro.com gave the hardworking interns a chance to mingle and share a drink at last night's Mediabistro Student and Intern party. On top of meeting future co-workers in the media world, the students also got a chance to chat with ... [FishbowlNY]

Party Photos: Mediabistro's Student and Intern Party in NYC - Posted July 18, 2012
With summer internships well underway, mediabistro.com gave the hardworking interns a chance to mingle and share a drink at last night's Mediabistro Student and Intern party. On top of meeting future co-workers in the media world, the students also got a chance to chat with ... [MediaJobsDaily]

MSNBC Anchor Joins The Avengers - Posted May 7, 2012
There are several reasons why The Avengers shattered box office records this weekend. We'd like to think that MSNBC's Thomas Roberts is one of them. As TVNewser's ... [FishbowlDC]

Reporter Confirms: No Dead Guy This Year in Her Vegas Hotel Room - Posted April 16, 2012
It's not every day that a journalist can casually tweet a link to a post about the time they checked into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas and found a dead guy lying their hotel room. But that's the case this afternoon with ... [FishbowlLA]

2012 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: The Winner Is... - Posted April 3, 2012
With Kentucky's 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser's ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz: Meet Your Television - Posted March 23, 2012
The Daily Beast/CNN's resident self-pimp Howard Kurtz apparently thinks the media has forgotten about the presidential elections and that coverage is waning. Alex... [FishbowlDC]

TVNewser's 2012 March Madness Bracket Challenge - Posted March 15, 2012
Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser's 2012 bracket challenge. Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights. ... [TVNewser]

Politico TV: Is it Looking for a Home? - Posted February 15, 2012
Our brother site TVNewser has a story out on "Politico TV" today. That's right...Politico has filled out a new trademark application with the U.S. Patent Office for "Politico TV." As my colleague ... [FishbowlDC]

Around the Fishbowl - Posted September 22, 2011
We're starting a new feature to let you in on what some of the other blogs in the mediabistro family are up to. What are fishy family members for, right? This will be sporadic and largely unplanned. Enjoy. Smarty pants remarks...NYT commenters are smarter than the rest of the insane asylum let... [FishbowlDC]

Party Host: 'Don't Take This the Wrong Way, But It's Time to Get Naked' - Posted February 1, 2011
Above: Just behind Finnish Embassy Spokesman Kari Mokko and the winding staircase is a door leading downstairs to the sauna. Below: A beet concoction. I... [FishbowlDC]

Comedy Central's New Logo = Suck - Posted December 9, 2010
Watch out, Gap, Viacom's Comedy Central might usurp you as the front-runner for Worst. Logo. Ever (well at least this year). Alex Weprin went to a presentation ... [AgencySpy]

James Ellroy to Star in Investigation Discovery TV Series - Posted December 1, 2010
Today novelist James Ellroy stopped by our offices for a ... [GalleyCat]

ESPN Launches Campaign to Defend Brand Against Time Warner Cable - Posted July 21, 2010
Disney and ESPN have launched a campaign, "I Have Choices," to present their side of the story in relation to current negotiations with Time Warner Cable. Disney's deal with TWC runs out on September 2nd, meaning ESPN and other networks may be dropped from the cable provider. Alex Weprin at our sibling... [PRNewser]

Dawn Capitalizes on Oil Spill, Gets Free Network Air Time - Posted June 17, 2010
The following is a guest post from TVNewser co-editor and WebNewser editor Alex Weprin. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has now been going on for 59 days, and its real impact on the environment and animals in the region remains to be seen. But as CNN reports,... [PRNewser]

Orbit Gum Taps Jason Bateman and Will Arnett for Branded Comedy - Posted June 11, 2010
PRNewser attended the launch party for DumbDumb last night, a production company from actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. The company is part of Electus, the IAC-supported company run by former NBC entertainment chi... [PRNewser]

Ted Turner To Get "Ding Dong Ditched": Ashton Beats CNN To 1 Million - Posted April 17, 2009
Well Ashton Kutcher did it: he beat CNN to one million Twitter followers early this morning. WebNewser ha... [TVNewser]

Fox News Updates Facebook Profile - Posted August 18, 2008
While rival network MSNBC takes to News Corp.-owned MySpace for a convention contest, Fox News is going elsewhere to connect with viewers through social networking. The New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Football Day In America - Posted July 22, 2008
NBC Sports' TCA panel took place yesterday, with Football Night in America hosts Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, among others. Broadcasting & Cable's ... [TVNewser]

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