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Pakistani Series Burka Avenger Claims Another U.S. Media Award

51f606f95d3be.JPGMaking Time‘s list of “The 11 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013” – alongside the likes of Ron Burgundy, Carlos Danger and Walter White – was sweet. But this week, following a 20-hour flight into New York, musician and producer Haroon got to accept something much sweeter on behalf of his 3D female-empowerment animated program: a Peabody award.

From a report on Pakistan Today:

“It’s an incredible honor,” said Haroon during an interview immediately after the Peabody presentation. “It’s a great feeling to be recognized.”

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Anchorman 2 Spawns a Food Truck

The endless Paramount PR campaign for Anchorman 2 began with promo appearances by Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy on just about every news show imaginable. Then, a few weeks ago, there was the limited theatrical release of a second, alternate version of the movie featuring “763 new gags.”

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Now comes word via Home Media magazine senior reporter Chris Tribbey of an Anchorman food truck. “AnchorVan” is being launched today at SXSW to support the upcoming DVD release of the sequel and will wind its way to NYC for a close-out appearance on April Fools Day:

The “AnchorVan” will offer free chicken (Champ Kind’s Whammy! Chicken, of course) and give Ron Burgundy fans a chance to go on-camera to test their teleprompter reading skills.

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Pair of Emerson Journalism Profs Less Than Thrilled with Ron Burgundy ‘Publicity Stunt’

For weeks now, the feeling around FishbowlNY HQ has been that Ron Burgundy should no longer be known as Anchorman. Rather, a more accurate moniker this fall-winter would be Shameless Pitchman.

Paramount Pictures has been completely overdoing the RB-placement thing. While some of Burgundy’s appearances have been cute and a few of those dozens of Dodge Durango commercials were chuckle-worthy, the novelty has largely worn off as RB pops up in a new PR location seemingly every weekday.

EmersonCollegeLogoThat’s why we were taken by the words of two journalism professors at Emerson College, whose august Communication wing has been renamed today in promotional honor of the mustachioed buffoon. From the Boston Globe partnered report by John King, posted by Nicole Leonard:

“I was opposed to it from the start,” says Assistant Professor of Journalism Mark Leccese. “I don’t see what the college gets out of it, other than having its name in the media for a day. I don’t see this Hollywood publicity stunt [enhancing] the reputation of Emerson’s School of Communication.”

Leccese’s discomfort was echoed by journalism professor Emmanuel Paraschos.

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KNSD Names Catherine Garcia as Lead Evening Anchor

Catherine Garcia at NBC’s San Diego affiliate KNSD just earned herself a nice promotion. She’s been officially named the primary anchor of the station’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts. Garcia is currently in charge of the 4 p.m. newscast. She starts her new gig December 5.

Garcia is a USC grad who got her start in journalism in CNN’s LA bureau. She’ll be replacing Ron Burgundy, who’s on extended leave in Pleasure Town.

No, no. We kid the San Diego. Garcia is actually replacing Susan Taylor, who recently announced she’d be stepping down from the job.