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Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

MSNBC Chooses Ratings Over Reputation

One of the hot topics we discussed today on the Morning Media Menu with our GalleyCat colleague Jason Boog was the stir caused by MSNBC‘s failure over the weekend to turn the broadcast over to breaking news in Libya. Instead, the station decided to stick with its usual weekend fare: newsmagazine and documentary programming like Caught on Camera. So while the other networks were following the historic news at Khadafy/Qaddafi/Gaddafi’s regime, MSNBC had a thieving bear.

The backlash has been harsh, with Salon calling it “humiliating.” But an anonymous source tells Adweek that the station gets “huge ratings” from those shows and that some news desks go unmanned over the weekend.

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Al Jazeera Tracking Tweets from Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Bahrain with Twitter Dashboard

Al Jazeera has introduced a Twitter dashboard to chart the news and tweets about the revolts in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain. Mashable says the news organization is a little late to this game, but more importantly, it’s one more way that Al Jazeera is taking the lead in covering these uprisings.

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