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Is BuzzFeed Really America's 'Least Trusted' News Source? - Posted October 21, 2014
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 bad thing: more American readers of various political pers... [FishbowlDC]

Football's League of Denial Concussion Controversy Is More Than a Century Old - Posted October 9, 2013
Last night marked the debut of League of Denial, the PBS documentary on the concussion epidemic currently affecting American football from the pee wee leagues to the NFL Hall of Fame. We didn't get a chance to watch it, but we'll give you our take when we do. In the meantime, these... [FishbowlDC]

Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen - Posted October 7, 2013
Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of ... [AllFacebook]

Journo's PBS Op-Ed Laments 'the Growing Power of Publicists' - Posted October 4, 2013
Disclaimer: If you've already read too many "journalists vs. PR" stories this week, then you might want to skip this one. Our bad. PBS Mediashift contributor/John Jay College associate professor of English Devin Harner ... [FishbowlDC]

Ten Ways To Spice Up Your Next Twitter Chat - Posted August 10, 2013
A Twitter chat is a fantastic way for brands to build a solid relationship with their audience. It's typically an hour-long discussion via Twitter about a topic that is relevant to both the chat host and participants- anything from what it's like to go to university for the first time to... [10,000 Words]

Ten Ways To Spice Up Your Next Twitter Chat - Posted August 10, 2013
A Twitter chat is a fantastic way for brands to build a solid relationship with their audience. It's typically an hour-long discussion via Twitter about a topic that is relevant to both the chat host and participants- anything from what it's like to go to university for the first time to... [AllTwitter]

An Inside Look at Two Outdoor Event Venues - Posted July 10, 2013
The redevelopment of New York's Hudson Yards area got a major boost with Time Warner's re... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: PBS NewsHour Cuts Staff | Greece Suspends Network | Interns Beat Fox - Posted June 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

Matt Kemp Travels to Sesame Street - Posted March 28, 2013
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is the latest local athlete to pay a visit to Sesame Street, appearing on the iconic children's show Thursday. And since the kid inside of you is wondering, the word of the day was attach. As in I hope the surgeon who performed offseason shoulder surgery... [FishbowlLA]

3D Printing Promises to Change Everything (Videos) - Posted March 6, 2013
(ScientificAmerican) Blogger Joanne Manaster compiled and commented on several videos that profile 3D printing. She recommends the PBS video that encapsulates the potential of 3D printing and writes "it is well produced and worth a few minutes of your time to watch." Also recommended are videos depicting 3D Printing and S... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Can 'Advocacy Gaming' Inspire Social Change? - Posted March 5, 2013
It's all about "gamification" these days, right? Video games don't just entertain us and distract us during down time on the train--they also help brands publicize new campaigns, encourage u... [FishbowlDC]

Grammy Awards Give WCBS Another Week to Shine - Posted February 14, 2013
Call it a "one-two punch." WCBS/Channel 2 took the top weekly honors from the annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. The telecast (one week after CBS' telecast of the Super Bowl) had an estimated 2.8 million viewers and a 14.6 rating, according to Nielsen. In all, seven CBS... [FishbowlLA]

Adventures in Marketing: Downton Abbey Homewares - Posted January 8, 2013
Facebook fans of PBS's "Masterpiece Theater" mega-hit Downton Abbey may have noticed a ... [FishbowlDC]

PBS' 'Antiques Roadshow' To Announce Season 18 Summer Tour On Facebook Page - Posted January 7, 2013
As "Antiques Roadshow" prepares to kick off its 17th season on PBS Monday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, the stalwart series will also announce plans for its Season 18 Summer Tour on its ... [AllFacebook]

Kids' Brands Go Mobile for Product Rollouts and Promos - Posted December 20, 2012
Imagine for a moment that you work in the marketing/communications department at Nickelodeon, PBS Kids or any other huge kids' brand. What b... [FishbowlDC]

Video: The Impact Of Twitter On Journalism - Posted November 17, 2012
PBS Arts Off Book put out this interesting, short video this week with some thoughts from a few leading minds in the digital journalism sphere (including Mark Luckie, the 10,000 Words founder and current manager of journalism and news at Twitter). The subject is all about how Twitter has impacted journalism... [10,000 Words]

CBS Sunday Morning's Mo Rocca: 'The Electoral College has totally outlived its usefulness' - Posted November 7, 2012
The final results of the popular vote aren't in yet, although Obama's chances are looking pretty good. Nate Silver sa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CBS Sunday Morning's Mo Rocca: 'The Electoral College has totally outlived its usefulness' - Posted November 7, 2012
The final results of the popular vote aren't in yet, although Obama's chances are looking pretty good. Nate Silver sa... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter Breaks Down First Presidential Debate - Posted October 4, 2012
The dust has settled after the ... [AllFacebook]

Calm Down, Everybody: Big Bird Will Be Fine - Posted October 4, 2012
We'll just go ahead and say it: Last night's debate was a big bore. Mitt Romney did quite well, Jim Lehrer did quite badly, and a few million people have been made aware of the current President's sleepwalking problem for the first time (it is... [FishbowlDC]

PBS Mixes Facebook, Other Social Networks Into Documentary 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women' - Posted September 24, 2012
PBS will air documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Oct. 1 and 2, but ... [AllFacebook]

Bill Nye's Evolution Campaign: Good PR or Bad PR? - Posted September 24, 2012
Bill Nye is most commonly known as "The Science Guy", a popular children's entertainer famous for making science (and general geekiness) cool for a generation of Americans now in their 20's and 30's. His ... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Nye's Evolution Campaign: Good PR or Bad PR? - Posted September 24, 2012
Bill Nye is most commonly known as "The Science Guy", a popular children's entertainer famous for making science (and general geekiness) cool for a generation of Americans now in their 20's and 30's. His ... [GalleyCat]

Ad Agency Run by High-Schoolers Lands First Paying Client - Posted September 24, 2012
In the advertising world, the teenage demographic is perhaps the most highly-sought-after group of consumers; agencies use everything from focus groups to research consultants to figure out how to best reach the youth of our nation. But how can a company be sure that their campaign truly speaks ... [FishbowlDC]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 20, 2012
RLTV, the only cable network that specifically targets the 50+ audience, announced today the selection of boutique public relations and communications firm McReynolds Elek Communications... [GalleyCat]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 20, 2012
RLTV, the only cable network that specifically targets the 50+ audience, announced today the selection of boutique public relations and communications firm McReynolds Elek Communications... [FishbowlDC]

SnapApp Takes Aim At Facebook Contests - Posted September 10, 2012
With contests... [AllFacebook]

New 'Downton Abbey' Teaser: Less Money, Mo' Problems - Posted August 15, 2012
On the one hand, this newly leaked "trailer" for the third season of the breakout PBS hit "Downton Abbey" is clearly a bootleg, so we can't imagine that the channel's PR folks are too happy about it. On the other hand, it will clearly help build buzz for a show that... [FishbowlDC]

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child - Posted August 15, 2012
In case you hadn't heard, Julia Child--longtime chef, TV fixture and inspiration to every single domestic media goddess who followed in her footsteps (including Martha Stewart and, yes, even Rachael Ray) would have turned 100 this week. Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Fred Willard Fired by PBS for Doing Dirty Old Man Things (Allegedly) - Posted July 19, 2012
PBS doesn't believe in Matthew's theory that you only live once (YOLO). The network fired... [FishbowlLA]

Andy Rooney, Don Cornelius, Among 2012 Giants of Broadcasting - Posted July 17, 2012
An eclectic group of TV and radio pioneers has been selected as Giants of Broadcasting. This year's class includes the late Don Cornelius, who was the revolutionary Soul Train host from 1971 to 1993. The man who gave Archie Bunker life, Norman Lear , is among the 2012 group. The producer-extraordinaire, Lear... [FishbowlLA]

5 Journalism Panels at SXSW Interactive 2012 - Posted January 19, 2012
You may remember our post from back in August which featured fifteen journalism-related panels which were up for voting for inclusion into the 2012 SXSW sc... [10,000 Words]

GetGlue's Fan Base Loves Its Geek TV - Posted October 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_29060" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A zombie from GetGlue fave "The Walking Dead""][/caption] Damn! Why didn't I check in last night while I was watching that fascinating PBS show ... [FishbowlDC]

Add Anti-Hacking Efforts to Your Crisis Comms Plan - Posted June 20, 2011
We learned about the hacking threat to banks a while ago, but now the threat is much more more widespread. Citibank was hacked in May (and ... [FishbowlDC]

Hackers Attack PBS, Bring Back Biggie and Tupac - Posted May 30, 2011
[caption id="attachment_21724" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Sadly, Biggie and Tupac are not alive and living in New Zealand."][/caption] Tupac and Biggie were brought back to life temporarily, and they were chillin' in New Zealand ... [FishbowlDC]

The Upshot from The Upshot: Andrew Golis Leaving Yahoo! News for PBS' Frontline, Chris Lehmann Promoted - Posted March 15, 2011
Here's the upshot for Yahoo! News' The Upshot: People are leaving. Just ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

PBS iPhone App Offers Streaming of Full Episodes - Posted January 13, 2011
PBS rolled out an iPhone app that streams full episodes of its series including Frontline, NOVA, POV, Austin City Limits, Independent Lens, Antiques Roadshow, and Nature, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Economist, PBS NewsHour Launch The Economist Film Project to Showcase Independent Documentaries - Posted December 6, 2010
The Economist and PBS NewsHour teamed up o... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Paula Kerger on How PBS Is Focusing on Local Web Content - Posted October 6, 2010
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger spoke with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Building on Existing Buzz for 'LENNONYC' Screening - Posted October 5, 2010
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App Store Stocks Updated PBS NewsHour iPhone App - Posted September 28, 2010
The updated PBS NewsHour iPhone App is now available free-of-charge via the App Store, and it offers HD-quality video, multimedia conte... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

PBS Documentarian and Baseball Nerd Ken Burns Catches a Foul Ball at Red Sox-Orioles Game - Posted September 22, 2010
How is this for random? PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns caught a foul ball at the Red Sox-Orioles game last night. Sure, people catch foul balls every game. But how many of those people directed the authoritative documentary series about the history o... [TVNewser]

PBS Documentarian and Baseball Nerd Ken Burns Catches a Foul Ball at Red Sox-Orioles Game - Posted September 22, 2010
How is this for random? PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns caught a foul ball at the Red Sox-Orioles game last night. Sure, people catch foul balls every game. But how many of those people directed the authoritative documentary series about the history o... [SportsNewser]

Former UFC Manager Buys a PBS News Program - Posted August 18, 2010
? Quick Hit: Well this was unexpected. Mykalai Kontilai, the former manager for UFC stars Tito Ortiz and David Loiseau has purchased a PBS business program. The show, "Nightly Business Report," was... [TVNewser]

Former UFC Manager Buys a PBS News Program - Posted August 18, 2010
? Quick Hit: Well this was unexpected. Mykalai Kontilai, the former manager for UFC stars Tito Ortiz and David Loiseau has purchased a PBS business program. The show, "Nightly Business Report," was... [SportsNewser]

'Citizen McCaw' To Hit Public Television This Weekend - Posted October 29, 2008
Sam Tyler, of Tyler Productions, Inc., wrote us to let us know about this must-see TV broadcast: I thought you might want to know that despite five letters threatening to sue us (from ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 23, 2008
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Music, Music, Music/PBS Series, Blue Suede Shoes, Ol' Blue Eyes and More - Posted February 8, 2008
PBS is developing an sure-fire pledge-break money spinning series--On Record: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, an eight-hour series tracing the history of recorded music and its impact on popular culture, (or at least on Baby Boomers, PBS's target audience.) Series should air in 2010. Legendary Beatles producer George Martin... [FishbowlLA]

Watch the Box: New Hosts, Branded Entertainment - Posted December 6, 2007
TV Guide Network added Lawrence Zarian aka The Fashion Guy, to co-host The Fashion Team, the weekly one-hour talk series that airs Sundays at 7p, if anyone is actually watching. The Fashion Gay would be a great moniker. Farmers Almanac TV, the national PBS show based by t... [FishbowlLA]

New Sites: It's HerHollywood. We Just Live In It - Posted July 10, 2007
Felica Devers, a longtime Hollywoodphile-turned-segment-producer, has launched HerHollywood.com. The new site is aimed at women "working and desiring to work in the film and television fields," and Devers hopes it morphs into an online community of industry women with Hollywood news and a vibrant job boar... [FishbowlLA]

PBS Pulls Islam Doc./ Producers Cry Censorship! - Posted April 11, 2007
PBS won't be airing Islam Vs. Islamists, and the blame is flying. The documentary took a look at the plight of moderate Muslims who are silenced by Islamic extremists. WETA commissioned the doc. as part of the America at a Crossroads series. One of the producers, Leo Eaton... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted February 8, 2007
Has Eddie Murphy 'Made A Really Big Mistake?': The LAT examines the potential impact a racist/sexist dumb comedy might have on Eddie Murphy's Oscar chances. ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds -- The Tour Edition - Posted January 15, 2007
Lost to end eventually: Nooooooo! Well, OK. But on one condition: You can do whatever you want to the plot -- make the whole thing Hurley's dream for all we care -- just promise future merchandising agreements include Matthew Fox popsicle... [FishbowlLA]

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