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Super Tuesday Media Guide: NBC, NY Times, And Politico Lead The Way (TheWrap.com)
Super Tuesday has cable news networks and newspapers, political blogs and social media pundits pulling out all the stops. But what will be the go-to destinations when GOP votes start trickling in from 10 states? TVNewser Here's the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks. Capital New York Nytimes.com will host live and pre-produced video coverage starting at 7 p.m. FishbowlDC Politico is hailing itself the "one-stop resource" for Super Tuesday coverage with a live results show beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. AllFacebook With nine U.S. states holding Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, do Facebook posts give any clues as to who will win? AllTwitter Twitter has played a big part in the run-up to the 2012 U.S. presidential elections, both as an outpost for prospective candidates, and also as a tracker that has mirrored the rise and fall of the potential Republican nominees. Twitter Blog Check out this graph charting the number of tweets mentioning each of the Republican candidates throughout the campaign. GigaOM / Structure Oh, Rick Santorum, it was fun while it lasted. Tuesday is Super Tuesday -- when 10 states hold their presidential primaries and 419 delegates are up for grabs -- and the election trackers at Yahoo! and Fizziology have Mitt Romney as the favorite to win the day. ReadWriteWeb We've been skeptical of social media's ability to predict election results, but that hasn't stopped a slew of social media experts from spending the eve of Super Tuesday rolling out predictions for Republican presidential primaries in nine states. SocialTimes If you are at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30, or the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 3-5, don't forget to check in on foursquare. The location-based site has partnered with Time magazine on politically themed badges to unlock when you check in at the conventions and surrounding events. CNET / Bootstrap foursquare is out one founder, but it continues to arrange strategic partnerships with companies like VH1 and Time.
Limbaugh Syndicator Defends Host (WSJ)
More advertisers and at least one radio station defected from Rush Limbaugh's radio show Monday, even as the syndication company behind the program defended the conservative political pundit. AdAge / MediaWorks Limbaugh is unfazed by the loss of at least eight advertisers to his radio talk show since calling a Georgetown University law student a "slut" and "prostitute" for testifying before congressional Democrats last week in support of health policy that includes contraception. He said he would replace any advertiser that doesn't want to be associated with his show. AdAge / MediaWorks Limbaugh's remarks last week don't mark the first time the eyebrow-raising utterances of an often-incendiary talk-show host sent his or her sponsors scurrying -- and they won't be the last. FishbowlNY AOL is the latest advertiser to pull dollars from The Rush Limbaugh Show in response to his verbal attack on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. FishbowlLA "At AOL, one of our core values is that we act with integrity," said AOL spokeswoman Maureen Sullivan. "We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh's comments are not in line with our values. As a result, we have made the decision to suspend advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show." Business Insider / Advertising A simple Facebook post about Women's History Month turned into a nightmare for AllState Monday as the company was wrongly linked to Limbaugh. HuffPost Two radio stations announced Monday that they have dropped Limbaugh's show from their stations in the wake of the talk show host's offensive comments about Fluke. HuffPost Musician Peter Gabriel has moved to withdraw his work from Limbaugh's radio show after discovering that one of his songs was played during the conservative radio host's incendiary comments about Fluke. TVNewser Before last week, the name Sandra Fluke had only entered the discussion in a column by Time humorist Joel Stein, before her testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday, Feb. 23. TVNewser Bill O'Reilly and Bernard Goldberg talked about how the media has been covering the Fluke story and, in their opinion, what's not being covered, and why.
AP Launches Redesigned News App For iPad, iPhone, And iPod Touch (AP)
The Associated Press Monday released a major redesign of its popular award-winning mobile news app, AP Mobile, featuring an all-new look, in-depth coverage of major stories, and enhanced local news presentations from AP member newspapers and broadcasters around the country.
Condé And MSLO Among Best-Rated Tablet Apps (minOnline)
Magazine publishers are still getting their sea legs when it comes to tablet app design, even as the iPad approaches its two-year anniversary and the launching of its third hardware iteration.
Former Enron Guy Herbert Winokur Steps Down From Board Of CJR, And Ends His Funding Of Its Business-Media Blog, 'The Audit' (Capital New York)
Herbert "Pug" Winokur, the former Enron board member and finance committee chairman when the company was destroyed by an accounting-fraud scandal in 2001, has stepped down from the board of the Columbia Journalism Review and is no longer funding its most highly trafficked Web vertical, The Audit, which he helped create.
Fox & Friends First Goes On The Air (TVNewser)
After winning just about every hour on cable news, Roger Ailes had to go early -- and replace one of The O'Reilly Factor reairs -- to win another. So Monday morning, Fox & Friends First with Ainsely Earhardt and Anna Koiman debuted in a brightly lit studio at the very dark hour of 5 a.m. ET. TVNewser On Friday, we noted that Fox News Happening Now anchors Jon Scott and Jenna Lee teased a "surprise" for Monday. It looks like our guess was spot-on, as they unveiled a new set this morning. The set is also being used by new morning show Fox News First, which debuted Monday, as well.
TMZ Live Coming To Fox 11 (FishbowlLA)
Starting March 12 at 3 p.m., Fox 11 will test TMZ Live, a new spinoff of the nightly gossip news show.
Hearst Turns 125 (FishbowlNY)
Hearst has a reason to celebrate. This week marks the media company's 125th birthday. TVSpy Hearst stations, including WBAL, are now running a banner atop their websites celebrating the company's 125 years.
Alt Weeklies Eye An AP Of Their Own With A Content Exchange (Nieman Journalism Lab)
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia is building out a kind of wire service to allow alternative news sites to share content with each other -- and maybe make some money.
Game Change: How Was It Born? (FishbowlDC)
With a red-carpet screening of Game Change happening Thursday night in Washington, D.C., Time's Mark Halperin recently detailed the day he and New York magazine's John Heilemann came up with the idea for their book.
Cheaper By The Dozen: TVB Challenges Broadcast Efficiencies (Adweek)
Local spot TV appears to offer quite a bargain when compared to national scatter market pricing, putting the lie to the notion that one-stop shopping is the only way to fly.
Cablevision's Campaigns Have Delivered Some 4 Billion ITV Ad Impressions (Multichannel News)
Although Canoe Ventures exited the interactive TV advertising game last month, the platform is alive and well at Cablevision Systems, which says it has thus far delivered nearly 4 billion impressions in the nation's largest DMA.
@#? (CJR / Language Corner)
How to quote e-mail, tweets, and such.
Slashdot Founder Joins Washington Post (JimRomenesko.com)
When Rob ("CmdrTaco") Malda retired from Slashdot in August, he told readers, "I really don't know" what's next. "I don't have a job lined up. I have no plans. I'm gonna spend some time with my boys and my wife. Read some books that have been on my shelf forever. Maybe it's time to write a book of my own." Monday he announced that he's joining The Washington Post as chief strategist and editor at large of its WaPo Labs. ReadWriteWeb WaPo Labs is the hub of digital innovation and experimentation for The Washington Post Co. Anybody who has seen a Washington Post headline bubble up on their Facebook news ticker is at least somewhat familiar with their work. The Washington Post Social Reader is just one initiative to come out of Labs. The group also works on mobile application development, news aggregation, and a range of other digital projects. Nieman Journalism Lab It's a surprising hire (and a marketing coup): The Washington Post is a traditional news organization, and CmdrTaco, er, Malda, built the kind of online counterculture that wants to be an antidote to mainstream media.
TV Lawyer Sues CBS For Failing To Refer Him Clients (THR / Hollywood, Esq.)
An attorney who appeared on a live call-in show to offer legal advice is now suing the network for not giving him enough business.