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Bush Push | Keep Buying | No Yolo

bushGalleyCat: George W. Bush is writing a book about his father, George H.W. Bush. Early rumors are that the book will be titled “Isn’t My Dad Great?” and the first chapter will be named “Yes.”

PRNewser: Johnson & Johnson’s new ad campaign summarized: “Sorry your baby keeps getting bathed in carcinogens now buy our stuff.”

SocialTimes: An app called Yo wants Apple to ban an app called Yolo. These are amazing times we live in.

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Goodbye for Good | Still Dead | Nailed It

AllFacebook: Facebook is canceling its Gifts feature, which no one used and no one liked. Probably a good call.

Lost Remote: For the 27 of you who didn’t think The Killing was awful, a sneak peek at its next season.

TVNewser: Meredith Vieira says the drama surrounding Ann Curry and the Today show was “nasty, really nasty.” That seems fairly accurate.

Always Helpful | Hard Sell | Short List

GalleyCat: The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia self-help book is the only self-help book you’ll ever need.

AgencySpy: One way to stir up business for your company is to create a huge ad that looks like a penis.

FishbowlDC: Somehow, Bo the dog didn’t make The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful” list.

Helping Hands | Space Cadet | Big Hill

Today show logo GTVNewser: There are a lot of cameos in Sharknado 2, including some from the Today show hosts. And here we were thinking plot would drive the sequel.

AllFacebook: Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, wants to know if a quesadilla qualifies as a sandwich.

FishbowlDC: The Hill has a new editor-in-chief.

The Mighty Pen | Loud Sean | Upgraded

arianna huffington GGalleyCat: Arianna Huffington says she edits with a pen and paper. The pen is alive and well, New York Times.

TVNewser: Sean Hannity wants the truth! He doesn’t care if you think he can’t handle it.

SocialTimes: Mobile games are now something more than a waste of space on your phone.

White Dude Party | Bold Claim | Maybe, Just Maybe

alltwitter-twitter-bird-white-on-blueAllTwitter: Twitter hires a lot of white dudes. Surprised?

SocialTimes: A groundbreaking study found that people don’t like ads.

TVNewser: Michael Bloomberg says he’ll “never” buy CNN, which means it’s time to run that “Bloomberg Might Buy CNN” piece you’ve been working on.

Too Close | Self Help | Pressed Into a Change

TVSpy: An Oklahoma station has apologized for almost enjoying hip-hop.

GalleyCat: For the second straight weekSweet Addiction by J. Daniels leads the self-published Bestsellers List. See? If you’d just publish that novel yourself…

FishbowlDC: David Gregory might soon be replaced as the host of Meet The Press by Sinbad. Kidding! Or are we?

First Rule | Dangerous Times | New Chief

GalleyCat: The sequel to Fight Club will be in the form of a comic book. But of course, we can’t talk about it.

TVNewser: Shots were fired at Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau.

FishbowlDC: In better bureau news, The Financial Times has a new Washington bureau chief.

Anything They Want | Truth Bomb | Good Question

RupertMurdoch_FeaturedTVNewser: Rupert Murdoch is considering increasing his offer for Time Warner. Among the options he’s exploring — selling Sky Italia and allowing Time Warner’s execs to adopt any of his children.

FishbowlDC: Thanks to the Republican party, the 17 idiots who truly thought that Hillary Clinton was poor now know the truth.

TVSpy: Investigative journalism at its finest — a reporter questions if farts can cure cancer.

8th Grade Superstars | Exiting ET | Abramson’s M.O.

GalleyCat: No matter what you were doing at the halfway point of middle school, it can’t hold a Zippo lighter to the achievements of the three youngsters who make up Brooklyn heavy metal group Unlocking the Truth. We’re talking Coachella, a Sony Music deal and now, a Penguin Books memoir.

TVNewser: Rob Marciano‘s decision to trade Entertainment Tonight for GMA‘s weekend weather leaves the door wide open for some lucky journalist. The search for a replacement is all about chemistry with Nancy O’Dell, but wouldn’t it be great if ET producers opted at this stage for a little co-host diversity?

PRNewser: There was a lot of Jill Abramson news fit to print this week. In her conversation with Katie Couric, the fired New York Times executive editor acknowledged that she “pushed hard” with reporters and editors to “get the story behind the story.”

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