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Experian Hitwise: The Last Word Edges On the Record

The tug-of-war between MSNBC’s The Last Word and Fox News Channel’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren for third-place on the Experian Hitwise chart of the top three cable-news-show websites continued, with The Last Word seizing the No. 3 spot for the week ending June 11 after conceding it to On the Record the previous week. The top two once again were Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, respectively.

Two Comedy Central offerings — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report — claimed the top two spots on the late-night talk-show website chart for the fourth week in a row, while TBS’ Conan bumped NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon out of third place.

The morning news shows were unchanged, as usual: NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS’ The Early Show.

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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.

Bin Laden Killed: FoxNews.com On Record Pace

Fox News Channel said its website was on track for a record number of video streams Monday, and a page-view record was a possibility, as well.

Sunday was FoxNews.com’s best Sunday in 2011 in terms of page views.

On the mobile front, from 10 p.m. ET Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday, the cable news network’s mobile presence totaled 5 million page views.

And on Facebook, Fox News totaled more than 64,000 likes and comments, with more than 45,000 of them attached to its post titled, “Breaking News: Osama Bin Laden is Dead, Fox News Confirms.”

Rachel Maddow in a post-Keith Olbermann world

Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz profiles MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in the wake of Keith Olbermann‘s split with the network:

Olbermann so thoroughly defined MSNBC as the voice of liberal outrage that Maddow, a self-described policy geek, must help forge a new identity. Maddow says she misses Olbermann but dismisses “suspicions” that the channel is toning things down, saying the ugly breakup “really wasn’t about the rest of us.”

And that  means Maddow’s — and MSNBC’s — targets haven’t changed.

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ADL Honors Murdoch, News Corp. Chairman & CEO

K. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, was honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Wednesday night at a Waldorf Astoria dinner. The organization honored Murdoch for “his charitable endeavors and his creative vision of the media which has had a dramatic impact on the world.”

Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes delivered a speech about Murdoch. Liz Claman emceed the event, which had several other speakers honoring Murdoch:  film producer Harvey Weinstein, ADL National Chair Robert G. Sugarman and ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman.

There were other FNC personalities there: FNC anchors Bill O’ReillyRick Folbaum and Greg Jarrett, as well as FBN’s Charles Payne.

Also in attendance were media heavyweights: president, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Deputy Chairman of News Corp., Chase Carey, son of Murdoch and Chairman/Chief Executive of News Corp., Europe and Asia, James Murdoch, media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting, Barry Diller, billionaire media proprietor Haim Saban, and magazine editor, publisher, and real estate billionaire Mort Zuckerman.

FNC’s Megyn Kelly Opens Up to Glamour

Megyn Kelly, host of FNC’s “America Live,” will be featured in the November issue of Glamour.

Kelly gives advice to women about how to make the most of their lives — balancing career and home — something she learned after switching careers and later ending her first marriage. “I spent most of life from 24-31 at the office. I wasn’t going to people’s weddings, I wasn’t cultivating my marriage. I wasn’t happy.”

Kelly left a legal career for TV news, joining ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, DC as a freelance general assignment reporter. She quickly caught the eye of FNC execs and was hired by the network in 2004.

“You can’t just coast along,” Kelly tells Glamour, “You need to be extraordinary. If you want a promotion or a raise, ask yourself, ‘How can I behave in a way to get my boss to believe I deserve one?’”

Earlier this year, after returning from maternity leave, Kelly got her first solo anchor gig with “America Live,”

“It’s all about prioritizing,” Kelly says about the balance. “I’m not out every night. You won’t see me at a lot of red carpet events. In my free time, I go home to my husband and son.”

Bed Bug Fears at News Corp. HQ

Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal reported on story close to home, and one that has become all too common in New York: bed bugs.

This time, and for the second time, the scare is at the News Corp. building on 6th Avenue.

According to this morning‘s WSJ article, a Barron’s employee on the fourth floor reported having bed bugs at home. So the company called in a bed bug-sniffing dog, steam cleaned the area and out of an abundance of caution, Fox Business employees on both the third and fourth floors were made aware. FBN has a control room on the fourth floor.

In 2007, the basement newsroom of Fox News Channel had its own bed bug scare.