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Fox News Latino Sees Viewer Spike

FNL304Fox News Latino delivered its best month in nearly two years for (Since December 2012), drawing 1.5 Million Uniques and averaging 6 million combined minutes on the site in September. Compared to the same time last year, the site is up +69% in Total Unique visitors and up +43% in the number of Total Minutes averaged on the site, according to Comscore.

Additionally, last week, FNL co-hosted a special event alongside The Ailes Apprentice Program entitled, “Latinas: A Positive Force for Change.”

The special was moderated by FOX News correspondent Alicia Acuna and was co-paneled by four Latinas including: WNYW meteorologist Audrey Puente, former “Real World” star Rachel Campos Duffy, co-founder and managing partner of XL Alliance Lili Gil Valleta and CEO and Editor-in-chief of “Latino Post” Clara Del Villar.

The roundtable discussed topics ranging from the economy to social and political issues and how each of these affect the Latino culture.

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Polls Reveal How Millennials Consume News

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Fusion and NeimanLab each have new polls out about how millennials — people born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s — consume news.

According to the Fusion poll of likely millennial voters, 30 percent get their political news from TV, while only 12 percent favor social media for political news. Only 14 percent of millennials will actually Google a topic and ten percent rely on asking friends and family when it comes to seeking political news.

NiemanLab collected data geared for millennials and reports that CNN.com is the favorite website for news and information of millennial voters, with 21 percent saying they visit it the most often. Ten percent of millennials surveyed favored Fox News. Meanwhile, Vice, BuzzFeed and Slate are the news sites with the highest percentage of millennial visitors. 54.3 percent of Vice’s unique visitors are millennials, while only 32.7 percent of CNN’s visitors can make that claim.

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Brian Williams Gets Social; Holds First Facebook Q&A

WilliamsFacebookFollowing “Nightly News” Thursday, Brian Williams conducted his first Facebook Q&A. Many of the questions came from his NBC News colleagues, including Carson Daly who asked him about his drinking habits while he travels.

“Carson Daly, ladies and gentlemen! The man, the myth, the LEGEND. I love me some Today Show Carson, but I REALLY love the nighttime show…”

Matt Lauer asked Williams about his choice of movies: Blazing Saddles or GhostbustersSavannah Guthrie gave him a hard time about some missing lip gloss and Natalie Morales asked him about what other job he might have pursued and he replied “any opportunity to work with Willie Geist.”

Geist chimed in and asked him who his favorite member of NWA is.

Speaking of rap, Williams was asked what he thinks of the Jimmy Fallon mashups.

“They’ve been amazing. Never before have so many words been re-purposed so outside their original meaning. We have interviewed the profoundly talented video editor and will put it on the web before long.”

CNNgo Launches: ‘There is Nothing Else Quite Like this in the Marketplace Today’

CNNx is now CNNgo.

The digital product, which gives viewers access to live TV, 24 hours of shows, on-demand access to original programs, and more, launched yesterday and is free, without cable authentication, for the next 10 days.

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker calls CNNgo “a result of the true spirit of innovation and change that drove Ted Turner to create [CNN] nearly 35 years ago.”

CNNgo is available on desktop or iPad and will soon be made available on TV through cable and satellite set-top boxes.

“The vision, the technology, the programming, the product – all of it was developed in-house through the tireless efforts of our colleagues across the company,” writes Zucker in a note to staff. “We should be very proud of what we accomplished together.”

The roll-out of CNNgo also includes a creative marketing campaign, including this spot:

Web Videos Broaden Scope of TV Newsmags

Increasingly, TV newsmagazines are reaching out to viewers with digital shorts leading up, or even following, longer TV reports.

“60 Minutes” takes viewers behind the scenes with “60 Minutes Overtime.” “48 Hours” produces Web Extras, like this tour of a Costa Rican hideaway that was the scene of a crime at the center of tomorrow night’s season premiere. “Dateline” went so far as to produce a web-only episode on the Oscar Pistorius verdict a few weeks ago.

“It’s not just extra material,” says Terri Lichstein who oversees digital for ABC’s “20/20.” “It’s very new, very original. They are companion pieces.”

Lichstein was also the senior producer for tonight’s “20/20″ season debut, as David Muir investigates the Slender Man stabbing in Wisconsin. Lichstein ordered up a web-only piece to familiarize viewers on the Slender Man phenomenon. “It’s the kind of thing people want to know,” Lichstein tells TVNewser. “This takes the digital experience in terms of storytelling one step further.” WATCH:

NBCNews.com Seeing Video, Social Growth

NBCNews.comDespite MSN referral traffic ending two months ago, NBCNews.com is on pace to have its strongest month of the year in video and page views, VP of News & Product for Digital Gregory Gittrich told staff in an email today.

Gittrich, who spoke with us last month about NBCNews.com’s strategy of driving video viewers, tells TVNewser the strong September is due to a variety of factors.

“We’re breaking significant stories, delivering in-depth coverage, and using video, animation, graphics and text to provide unique takeaways and perspectives,” Gittrich said. “We’ve recruited a great team from an amazing variety of backgrounds. And we’re experimenting as we go, both in how we tell stories and how we deliver them. All of that is fueling our growth.”

While acknowledging a loss in desktop visitors, Gittrich’s cites significant growth compared to January.

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Time Warner Talked with Glenn Beck About Replacing HLN with The Blaze

BeckGlennHe once hosted a show on the network, but a new report claims there were talks of turning HLN into Glenn Beck‘s The Blaze.

Even as Time Warner continues discussions with Vice media, the Wall Street Journal‘s Keach Hagey reports CNN executives recently met with team Beck as it plans an overhaul of HLN:

Among the possible deals considered was an arrangement similar to the one being discussed with Vice Media, according to a person familiar with the deal: forming a new venture between CNN-parent Time Warner and The Blaze that would replace HLN’s current programming with Blaze programming.

Hagey reports the two sides couldn’t come to terms on a deal. Beck got his start on national TV on Headline News in 2006. He moved to Fox News in 2009, all while continuing his radio show and building his media empire. After leaving Fox News, he launched GBTV, which became The Blaze. Just this week, The Blaze updated its appeal to achieve greater distribution. The digital network is on about 60 small cable systems as well as DISH network, but not on the big 6 carriers which cover 75% of U.S. households.

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CBS Eyes October Launch of Digital Channel

CBSEyesCBS News is in hiring mode for the new CBS News digital news channel and is looking at a launch in October, TVNewser has learned.

The channel is being championed by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves, with CBS News president David Rhodes heading up the effort. Rhodes is a veteran of the cable game, having worked the early years at Fox News Channel and later as head of U.S. TV for Bloomberg.

We’re told Mosheh Oinounou, who worked with Rhodes at both Fox News and Bloomberg and Nancy Lane, head of editorial for CBSNews.com, are doing most of the candidate interviews. Lane is also a cable news veteran, having worked at CNN for 29 years. Oinounou has been with CBS since 2011. CBS is looking to have a staff of around 60 people for the launch, including interactive, technical and editorial, many plucked from current cable TV news ranks.

In May, Moonves told Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, “Wouldn’t it be a good idea to do a 24-hour digital channel taking all the resources that CBS News has…all over the world. And there is so much information that we get every day that doesn’t fit into a 22-minute newscast at 6:30, or ‘CBS This Morning.’ So we can do that.”

Piers Morgan, Larry King Twitter Fight Now Involves a Wife

Piers Morgan‘s Twitter tirade against Larry King over the weekend, has spilled into Monday, and now it involves King’s wife. This afternoon, Shawn King tweeted at Morgan, explaining what her husband was getting at when he criticized Morgan’s interview style, during a chat with a Buffalo radio station last week. (Yes, an interview with a Buffalo radio station is now reverberating around the Twittersphere).

Wow. Graceless old toad. This latest battle — and there have been several — all started when King spoke with WGRF 96.9 in Buffalo while promoting the third season of “Larry King Now” on Ora.tv.

Here’s what King said, that got under Morgan’s skin:

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Bianna Golodryga Says Goodbye to ‘Good Morning America’

Bianna Golodryga gets her weekends back.

This morning the “Good Morning America” co-anchor signed off after four years on the show. Golodryga is joining Yahoo! as news and finance anchor. “It has been a true privilege sitting with all of you,” said Golodryga to her o-air colleagues. “I think people at home know, you can’t make this up, the friendship and the connection and the chemistry. Who else wants to wake up at 4 in the morning, unless they’re going to come in and be with people they love.”

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