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David Cohen

David Cohen, editor of AllFacebook, has been with the blog since September 2011. Prior to that, he worked on other WebMediaBrands blogs (SocialTimes, WebNewser), and as a Web editor for several other sites (Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, Sports Video Group).

Fox News on the iPad

The iPad section of the Apple App Store is now Fair and Balanced, as Fox News Channel rolled out Fox News for iPad today, marking the first tablet-exclusive app for the cable news network.

Features boasted by Fox News for iPad include live streaming, breaking news alerts, Fox News Radio audio, slide shows, videos, and the ability to share content via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

The free app also offers Happening Now — named for a daytime show on the channel — which allows users to swipe for a quick peek at latest news. ExxonMobil is the launch sponsor for Fox News for iPad, and its advertising appears throughout the app.

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Debuts iPad App

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams has joined the iPad app fray, releasing a video-centric app via the App Store.

The app allows users to view the entire Nightly News broadcast, individual segments, and exclusive online video, as well as to read Williams’ blog. It also offers transcripts, related slideshows, and top headlines. And users can post videos and comments directly to their Facebook and Twitter accounts via the app.

Anchor and managing editor Williams said:

This app is the equivalent of our entire newsroom in an iPad. Everywhere we go, everything we do is right here. We’re on TV, DVR, the Web, and now the iPad app adds another front that gives Nightly News complete, on-demand portability.

Experian Hitwise: Fox Report with Shepard Smith, The Last Word Surge Up Cable News Chart

Unlike the week ending May 14, there was change aplenty in the Experian Hitwise list of the top three cable-news-show websites for the week ending May 21. Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor continued to top the chart, but it was followed by two new entries — network sibling Fox Report with Shepard Smith at No. 2, and MSNBC’s The Last Word in third place.

The top two late-night talk-show sites were unchanged from the previous week — Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report — and third place went to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which replaced fellow NBC offering Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

As usual, there were no changes in the morning-news-show rankings: NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS’ The Early Show.

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Experian Hitwise: Week Ending May 14 Virtually Identical to Previous Week

Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor remained atop the Experian Hitwise list of the top three cable-news-show websites for the week ending May 14, while two MSNBC shows swapped places, with The Rachel Maddow Show moving up to second place, climbing past No. 3 Morning Joe.

The top three late-night talk-show sites were unchanged from the week ending May 7 — Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, followed by NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

As usual, there were no changes in the morning-news-show rankings: NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS’ The Early Show.

CBS was the top-ranked broadcast-network website for the week, but Fox moved past ABC to claim second place, dropping the Alphabet Network to third. The top three broadcast-show sites were unchanged: Fox’s American Idol, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and CBS’ Survivor. The only new entry to the top 25 was CBS’ Two and a Half Men (to No. 25 from No. 55).

The top three adults-only cable-show sites were also unchanged from the prior week: Comedy’s South Park and The Daily Show, followed by MTV’s 16 & Pregnant. There were no new top-25 shows.

When combining broadcast and cable shows, the top three for the third consecutive week were: American Idol, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and South Park. There were no new top-25 shows.

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Personnel Shuffle at CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive general manager Mark Larkin announced several personnel changes in an email to staff obtained by TVNewser, highlighted by the departures of his boss, senior vice president and GM Greg Mason, and of CBSNews.com executive editor Neil Katz.

Larkin will assume some of his former boss’ duties, taking over co-management of the business unit, which includes CNET, CBS MoneyWatch.com, BNET, ZDNet, and TechRepublic, as well as continuing to oversee CBSNews.com.

Katz left to become executive news editor at AOL Huffington Post Media Group, and Kevin Hayes will pick up some of his duties.

More on the personnel shifts from Larkin’s email, after the jump…

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Good Morning iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android

Viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America can vote on which segments they liked the best while the show is on the air, using their iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android devices, following the release of the new Good Morning America app.

Users following along with GMA can see real-time voting results, compare their choices with others, and view video clips from GMA via the free app.

Senior executive producer James Goldston said:

The new GMA app is part of ABC News Digital’s ongoing commitment to provide viewers innovative and interactive ways to be a part of the broadcast. Now viewers can be a part of the story and watch Good Morning America wherever and whenever they want.

Experian Hitwise: Web Surfers Reach for Their Morning Joe

MSNBC’s Morning Joe brewed its way onto the Experian Hitwise list of the top three cable-news-show websites, claiming second place for the week ending May 7, trailing first-place Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor and overtaking MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, which came in at No. 3. Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, which placed third the previous week, slipped off the chart.

The top two late-night talk-show sites were unchanged for the third consecutive week — Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report — and NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon replaced network sibling The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in third place.

The morning-news-show rankings remained steady: NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS’ The Early Show.

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Royal Wedding Coverage, CNN Opinion Drive CNN Digital in April

Coverage of the Royal Wedding and a strong showing by CNN Opinion led CNN Digital to gains in April.

Flagship site CNN.com tallied 1.45 billion global page views and 100.2 million global video views for the month, with both figures higher than those from April 2010.

On Friday, April 29, the day of the Royal Wedding, CNN.com totaled 67 million global page views, up 31 percent compared with the average of the previous four Fridays, and 11 million of those page views were for coverage of the event, including the site’s Unveiled blog. CNN.com also served 10.3 million live and on-demand video views, up 236 percent compared with the prior-four-week average.

On the social media front, the cable news network’s @CNN Twitter account sent 10 Tweets about the Royal Wedding, accounting for a total of 1,900 retweets. And CNN’s Royal Wedding coverage drew more than 42,000 check-ins via entertainment-based social network GetGlue.

CNN Opinion posted the best month in its history, with 18.9 million global page views, 61 percent higher than April 2010.

Bin Laden Killed: A News Coverage Record

The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has been tracking mainstream media coverage with its News Coverage Index since January 2007, and a record was set during the week of May 2-8 when the death of Osama Bin Laden accounted for 69 percent of the newshole, edging the week of Aug. 25-31, 2008, when the Democratic Party nominated Barack Obama for president and Republican nominee John McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate (slightly below 69 percent).

Bin Laden coverage dominated cable TV, accounting for 90 percent of airtime, and his death was the subject of 28 percent of stories for the week, the most since the week of Jan. 19-25, 2009, following the inauguration of Obama.

To illustrate how dominant Bin Laden coverage was, the second-ranked story for the week was the U.S. economy, which finished a whopping 64 percent behind the leader, accounting for just 5 percent of the newshole.

Breaking down the coverage, the actual mission to kill Bin Laden accounted for 36 percent, followed

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Drudge Report Still a Significant Traffic Driver to News Sites

The Drudge Report may pale in comparison to Google, Facebook, and Twitter when it comes to size and scale, but in terms of driving traffic to news sites, it more than holds its own, according to a report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Of the 25 top news sites studied, The Drudge Report was a key driver of traffic to 19 of them, ranking second or third for 12 of the sites and posting impressive totals including 11 percent to FoxNews.com.

In terms of power users — defined as users who visited sites 10 or more times per month — three of the top six were cable news networks: CNN.com in first place with 17.8 percent, FoxNews.com at No. 2 with 16.4 percent, and msnbc.com coming in sixth with 11.1 percent.

In contrast, ABCNews.com drew 4.5 percent of visitors 10 or more times per month, and CBSNews.com just 2.2 percent.

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