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Media Minutiae

Same Crap | Yell Away | Truthful Words

chipotle GPRNewser: Chipotle continues to act like it’s somehow better than other fast food chains. It is not.

TVNewser: Sean Hannity and a guest yell at each other. Solid TV fellas!

Lost Remote: Hulu says it “didn’t know” it was sending user data to Facebook. We believe them.

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Shoot it All | Lesson Learned | Good Luck

VineLogoAllFacebook: The race to get as many people to create vapid videos as possible is heating up.

TVSpy: An ABC affiliate in San Antonio learns that not all black people are the same.

TVNewser: Peter Theo Curtis, a journalist who was just freed after spending two years imprisoned in Syria, asks the media to give him some space. How quickly he forgets how the media works.

Rough Times | Long Video | Nice Try

TVNewser: The news for Turner employees just keeps getting worse. The company is offering buyouts and says that “additional reductions in staffing” are coming.

InsideFacebook: Instagram has launched a time lapse video app titled Hyperlapse. Yes, you can shoot yourself eating lunch with it.

PRNewser: Pamela Anderson is trying her best to ruin the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Happy Monday | Perfect Study | Announce and Change

Jeff Zucker GTVNewser: CNN’s Jeff Zucker said the company is “going to have to do what we do with less,” so we imagine staffers’ spirits are sky high.

SocialTimes: A new study found that men on the Internet are pretty much all morons. FishbowlNY editors excluded, of course.

FishbowlDC: New Meet The Press host Chuck Todd understands that he needs to act dumber in order for the show to gain an audience.

Lego Thoughts | Proud Partner | Casual Look

AllTwitter: A woman created a Twitter account for a collection of Legos. Not only that, but people are paying her to run it. The world is a weird place.

GalleyCat: NASA is behind an exhibit dedicated to Marvel super heroes. Good to see the space agency is putting its money to good use.

FishbowlDC: The administrator of the U.S. Digital Service enjoys khakis.

Quick Update | Let’s Help Albert | Third Time

VineLogoAllTwitter: Vine has an update that will make it easier to upload your terrible Vines.

GalleyCat: A Kickstarter for a book titled Albert The Confused Manatee is impossible to resist.

TVNewser: Carson Daly and his wife Siri Pinter just had their third child. How will the baby deal with this TRL-less world?

Bad Al | High Hat | Smart Policy

AlJazeeralogoTVNewser: Al doesn’t think Al’s lawsuit is going to work. Just click the link, dammit.

FishbowlDC: The Newseum is going to display Pharrell Williams’ ridiculous hat. Arby’s is pleased.

AllTwitter: A good move by Twitter — it’ll remove pictures and videos of deceased individuals if an immediate family member makes the request.

More Words | Video Face | Songs for a Few

TVNewser: President Obama made another statement about the Michael Brown shooting. Perhaps a visit to Ferguson would be a better idea.

PRNewser: People want Nintendo to “honor” Robin Williams in an upcoming version of Zelda. That makes no sense, but we bet people will buy the game in droves, so Nintendo will do it.

GalleyCat: Nerds rejoice — JK Rowling wrote 500 words about a singing sorceress.

Sticky Notes | Awful TV | Unfunny Business

facebookwiredAllFacebook: Moms and teens across the nation rejoice — Facebook might soon allow users to post stickers in comments.

TVNewser: Not only did Good Morning America interrupt an interview with Michael Brown’s mom by playing unrelated video footage, the clip that played was of a Target store. That’s bad on so many levels we lost track.

FishbowlDC: Hillary Clinton might make a good president one day, but don’t ever count on her for laughs.

Artsy Acting | Time Keeps Ticking | Al Versus Al

Shutterstock_AmyPoehler_FeaturedAgencySpy: Amy Poehler plays an art critic in a new Old Navy ad. We’d love to hear her thoughts on fleece.

FishbowlDC: The reason NBC replaced David Gregory with Chuck Todd on Meet The Press? “The time had come.” Which means the time will also come for Todd one day.

TVNewser: Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera over the deal it made to buy Current TV. This should be fun.

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