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WSJ Launches Streaming Mobile Video Site (FishbowlNY)
The Wall Street Journal has launched a mobile news video site called WorldStream. The site features video footage that is shot on smartphones by reporters from all of the Dow Jones' brands. WorldStream is overseen by WSJ editorial video director Shawn Bender and real-time video deputy Mark Scheffler.
Piers Morgan: CNN Needs To Be 'Livelier,' 'More Opinionated' (HuffPost)
CNN's Piers Morgan urged the network that employs him to be "livelier" and "more opinionated" in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that was released on Monday. The article, written by the Times' Scott Collins, focused on the position CNN finds itself in as the network begins its round-the-clock coverage of the GOP and Democratic National Conventions.
Tampa Bay Times Capitalizes on GOP Convention -- Nine Months After Name Change (Ad Age)
The Tampa Bay Times has a clock on its homepage counting down the minutes to the start of the Republican Convention. Mitt Romney may have waited a long time for this moment, but so has the Times. For more than a century, the paper was actually the St. Petersburg Times. But in an environment that has led newspapers such as the New Orleans Times-Picayune to cut back printing to three days a week from seven, the Times' owner decided to invest in rebranding and remarketing. Now as the country focuses on Tampa, the new identity is getting its broader debut.