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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 8.25.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

TVNewser Behind the TV Scenes: MSNBC EP Kathy O’Hearn

TVSpy Federal Court Rejects Aereo’s Plea to Operate as Cable System

Lost Remote Twitter Users ‘Love’ the Suits Midseason Finale

FishbowlDC WaPo Editorial Board Bans Use of the Word ‘Redskins’ in Reference to NFL Team

FishbowlNY HuffPost Wants You to Pay Its Ferguson Reporter

SocialTimes Mo’Ne Davis Grows Social Following Thanks to Newfound Fame

AllFacebook Facebook Mentions Box to Debut at Emmy Awards

AllTwitter The Top 25 Mobile Apps (Twitter is 14th, Behind Yahoo Weather)

10,000 Words Journalism Under (Physical) Attack

Inside Mobile Apps Bandai Namco Launches Pac-Man Friends on iOS, Android

Inside Facebook How Can B2B Companies Take Advantage of Facebook Retargeting?

GalleyCat New York Is Getting a Floating Library

PRNewser The 25 (Other) PR Blogs You Should Bookmark

AgencySpy Lincoln Partners With Matthew McConaughey

MediaJobsDaily Friending and the Difference Between Acquaintances and Friends

UnBeige Mark Your Calendar: Hopscotch Design Festival

The British Embassy Commemorates Burning of the White House

The British Embassy Sunday night ruffled some feathers when it posted a tweet to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the White House going up in flames, with a White House cake surrounded by American and British flags and sparklers, and the caption, “Only sparklers this time!”

According to History.com, “during the War of 1812…British troops enter Washington, D.C. and burn the White House in retaliation for the American attack on the city of York in Ontario, Canada, in June 1812.”

The embassy later tweeted apologies with a link to a HuffPost piece penned by Patrick Davies, deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Washington, commemorating the anniversary.

 

Monday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Rockefeller Institute ACA Southern States Report at the National Press Club, 1:30 p.m.

— Gary J. Bass: The Blood Telegram at Politics & Prose, 7 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Koalas have the lowest brain to body mass of all mammals.

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Reporters Without Borders Launches Tribute Page for James Foley

JimFoley304In memory of James Foley, the American photo journalist beheaded this week by ISIS, Reporters Without Borders created a tribute page to serve as a forum where anyone, including colleagues and members of the media, can share memories and leave messages.

“To us, he was an extraordinary journalist, who abhorred violence and was motivated by the desire to highlight the plight of the victims of war,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “As an internationally renowned journalist, James’ work took him to Libya and Syria. While being held captive by the Islamic State, he remained impassive in the face of threats, clinging to the hope that he would eventually return home. Courageous and composed, he communicated his hope to his fellow prisoners.”

In a statement on Foley’s taped murder – that was posted to YouTube on Tuesday by ISIS – President Barack Obama described Foley as ”a man who lived his work, who courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings, who was liked and loved by friends and family” and concluded by vowing “we will do everything we can to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for.”

Visit the tribute page, here.

Afternoon Lede Check – 8.22.14

NATO: Russia firing artillery within Ukraine (The Washington Post). W.H. offers new birth control plan (POLITICO). Police worried missing teen cases may be related (Fox5).

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Weekend Show Preview – 8.24.14

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Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) on ABC’s “This Week” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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HuffPost Responds to Criticisms on Crowd Sourced Ferguson Fellowship

Yesterday, The Huffington Post announced the creation of the Ferguson Fellowship, a partnership with the Beacon Reader to enable a citizen journalist to “monitor the activity of the local and county police forces once the national spotlight dims” and “learn the intricacies of public records requests in an effort to divine the funding sources and uses of military gear in the county.”

Today, HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and HuffPost Ferguson Fellow Mariah Stewart went on HuffPost Live to respond to criticisms. HuffPost tells FishbowlDC that critics of the crowd funded fellowship – The Guardian’s Alex Koppelman (via this tweet), Jim Romenesko (via this post), and AdAge’s Simon Dumenco (via this article) – were invited on as guests by producers, but all declined.

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WaPo Editorial Board Bans Use of the Word ‘Redskins’ in Reference to DC NFL Team

The Washington Post’s editorial board Friday announced that it will stop writing the word ‘Redskins’ in reference to the Washington NFL football team. “Except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves,” the board wrote.

In May, 50 Senators signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in support of a name change for the team as many consider it disparaging to Native Americans.

“While we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves,” the board declared Friday. “That’s the standard we apply to all offensive vocabulary, and the team name unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.” Read more

40 Year DC TV Veteran Arch Campbell to Leave WJLA

arch-campbellDCRTV reports that WJLA and News Channel 8′s Arch Campbell is set to leave local news and his Thursday and Friday evening hosting gig of the entertainment and comedy program “The Arch Campbell Show.”

Campbell has reported on movies, theatre and entertainment in Washington for more than 40 years, with WJLA since 2007, and NBC4 for 32 years prior. Campbell’s departure comes weeks after the completed sale of WJLA and News Channel 8 from Allbritton Communications to Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

Campbell shared with DCRTV that he’s headed to his hometown of San Antonio and will continue to post movie reviews at ArchCampbell.org. DCRTV reports that Campbell shared on Facebook, “The new owners of 7 and 8 have graciously asked me to let them know if and when I want to return. But right now I’m taking a break. I have a couple of exciting projects ahead and a few personal things to do.”

Campbell’s last day on air in Washington will be August 28.

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