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The Onion‘s Twitter Feed Hijacked by Pro-Syria Hackers (The Wrap / Media Alley)
The Onion, America’s finest fake news organization, was the latest victim of cyber hacking on Monday when the Syrian Electronic Army took over its Twitter account to tweet a slew of anti-Israel messages. NYT / Bits A member of the Syrian Electronic Army who goes by the hacker handle “Th3 Pr0″ told The New York Times that the group aimed at The Onion because of a recent Onion parody post, purportedly written by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, titled: “Hi, In The Past 2 Years, You Have Allowed Me To Kill 70,000 People.” “The Onion is a satire news organization and quite often is more trusted to reflect the news than the corporate media is known to,” Th3 Pr0 wrote in an email. The Onion Following Monday’s incident in which the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into the Onion‘s Twitter account, sources at America’s Finest News Source confirmed that its Twitter password has been changed to OnionMan77 in order to prevent any future cyber-attacks. “We have taken the necessary measures to ensure this kind of thing never happens again,” said Onion IT specialist Nick Abersold. Read more
Posts Tagged ‘Scripps’
With the success of Food Network Magazine and the loss of shelter titles like Domino in the past year, it sort of comes as no surprise that Hearst would be in talks with Scripps-owned lifestyle channel HGTV to launch a new magazine.
New York magazine’s Daily Intel blog reports today that Hearst prez Cathie Black is hoping to launch the shelter magazine, citing unnamed sources within the magazine publisher. Hearst already publishes Food Network Magazine, tied to Scripps’ popular foodie channel, which launched in late 2008 with its first paid issue this past summer — so it doesn’t seem like it would be too difficult to do the same thing with HGTV, following the Food Network Magazine model.
Now the question is: would you read HGTV Magazine?
Read more: Hearst To Launch HGTV Magazine? –Daily Intel
Well, we Time Warner Cable subscribers may not have to live without Fox, thanks to last-minute negotiations between News Corp. and Time Warner, but millions of Cablevision subscribers in the tri-state area have lost access to Food Network and HGTV.
While the battle over subscriber fees between News Corp. and Time Warner raged publicly in the days leading up to the New Year’s Eve contract deadline, Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns the two yanked channels, was quietly dealing with Cablevision. And the latter negotiations didn’t end as pleasantly as the others. Although Scripps says it “remains open to discussions,” Cablevision “has yet to engage in good faith negotiations for their subscribers.”
In the face of losing their culinary TV and home improvement channel, Cablevision subscribers are fighting back with over 120,000 calls and 35,000 e-cards sent to the cable provider, Scripps said in a press release today. The company has set up the Web sites ilovefoodnetwork.com and ilovehgtv.com for Cablevision subscribers to log on and send messages of “outrage and disappointment” to the company.
It comes as no surprise to us that Cablevision’s 3 million subscribers are missing their Food Network fix. And if you find yourself agreeing with us, you might want to check out some Food Network alternatives. Some of our favorite Web sites are crowd-sourced cookbook food52.com and local culinary faves like Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan and Edible Queens. And epicurean magazines abound, from classics like Bon Appetit to the sleek Saveur to even Food Network Magazine, if you’re missing the channel. What are some of your favorite foodie media outlets?
All this week, mediabistro.com is featuring foodie-related content as part of its Profit From Your Passion Month. Today, learn about four gigs that can open the door to a career in food media. Just because you can’t watch Food Network right now doesn’t mean you can’t work towards starring on it one day!
Previously: January Is Profit From Your Passion Month
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MediaWeek: Bloomberg unveils its plans for BusinessWeek: make it look more like The Economist and offer content for free “while creating deep, vertical content areas that paying users could access for roughly $100 a year.”
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FishbowlLA: A good use for all of those empty newspaper boxes: planters for pretty flowers.
Forbes: New York Times “is leading a charge among big newspapers and magazines to create gripping digital ads that interweave marketing images with editorial content and respected journalism brands,” like those annoying ads that take over the whole homepage.
Reuters: Private equity firm ZelnickMedia Corp. is reportedly no longer interested buying Austin newspaper the American-Statesman. But current owner Cox Enterprises said it had found a buyer for two other Texas papers, The Lufkin Daily News and The Daily Sentinel in Nacogdoches.