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Chelsea Handler to Host Talk Show on Netflix (LostRemote)
Late-night comedian Chelsea Handler is moving from TV to Netflix, announcing Thursday she’ll host a talk show on the streaming service in 2016. NYT The idea could appear counterintuitive because Netflix, the subscription streaming video service, has thus far only posted original series in their entirety, not day by day or even week by week. But this apparent incongruity may be what appealed to Handler, a comic who has been public about seeking a new and different landing place after declaring that she was planning to leave E!, where for seven years she has hosted Chelsea Lately, a daily late-night show. WSJ Netflix will likely release the talk show episodes in a different way than it has debuted its other original series, where it is released all the episodes at once to encourage “binge viewing.” THR / The Live Feed “If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested. I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move,” said Handler in a statement. The Washington Post / Style Blog Before this, Handler made no secret that she despised the E! network — and her manager told the media she was actively looking for another gig. When E! announced the series finale of her talk show this summer, she offered the most lukewarm departure statement ever: “I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I’m glad I went.” HuffPost In addition to the talk show, Handler will also be collaborating with Netflix on five comedy specials into next year, including stand-up and docu-comedy specials.

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Survey: Journalists are Liars, Immoral

320px-Newsroom_Z1According to a new survey from Gallup, Americans don’t think too highly of journalists. In a similiar survey, journalists don’t think too highly of Americans. Kidding! Maybe.

According to Gallup, only 21 percent of people think that newspaper reporters have “very high” or “high” honesty and ethical standards. TV reporters fared worse, as only 20 percent of people said they have very high or high honesty and ethical standards.

The least trusted profession was lobbyists, as only six percent of respondents deemed them trustworthy or moral. That seems high, doesn’t it?

On the flip side, everyone seems to love nurses. A big majority — 82 percent — said they have high honesty and ethical standards. Let’s hope so.

Americans Hate Media a Little Less Than Last Year

Good news, journalists! Americans no longer have an all-time low opinion of your work. Instead, according to a new Gallup poll, 44 percent say that they have “a great deal” or “fair amount” of trust and confidence in mass media. That’s up from last year’s 40 percent, the lowest it had ever been since Gallup began tracking media confidence in 1997. So pat yourself on the back! You are officially slightly less terrible.

While you’re having your congratulatory beer, enjoy these other highlights from the report:

    • As for political leanings, Democrats trust the media the most, at 60 percent. Only 33 percent of Republicans said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media.
    • Speaking of politics, more Americans say that the media is too liberal (46 percent) than too conservative (13 percent).
    • Despite this year’s uptick, overall, Americans’ trust in the media has been on a steady decline since 2007.

Poll: Majority of Americans Get News From TV

According to a new Gallup poll, most of us turn to the tube for news, and it’s not even close. The survey, which asked a little over 2,000 adults what medium they view as their primary source of news, found that 55 percent said TV. The Internet was second, but was cited by only 21 percent of respondents.

As for print? A paltry nine percent of Americans turn to newspapers for news. The most often cited paper was the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, tied with one percent of the vote.

When respondents gave a specific TV outlet as their answer, Fox was named the most often at eight percent, followed by CNN at seven.

Does living in a nation where most people turn to Fox and CNN for news make you feel terrible or terrible? Please answer in the comments.