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CNN to Announce New Bill Weir Show Monday

mediabistro.com — In the last four months has traveled to six continents. "It's the longest I've gone without having to put on a tie and be a prompter monkey," Weir told his former colleagues at WGN in Chicago this morning. Weir said CNN will be revealing details about the new show Monday.
Nov 22, 2014

Well, this is news to me: CNN to announce new @BillWeirCNN show called "Last Chance Diaries" mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn-t…

Obama Immigration Remarks Draw 6.8M on Spanish-Language TV

mediabistro.com — Pres. Obama's immigration remarks drew 6.85 million viewers on two Spanish-language U.S. TV networks last night, according to Nielsen overnight time-period data. With 5.055 million viewers, Univision saw a +49% increase in viewership from Wednesday's 8pm half hour, while NBCU-owned Telemundo's 1.8 million viewers was a jump of +38% from the night earlier.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @edatpost: Maybe networks should have aired Obama? Spanish-language coverage beat "Grey's Anatomy" & others among young folks http://t.c…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @vato: Obama Immigration Remarks Draw 6.8M on Spanish-Language TV mediabistro.com/tvnewser/obama… via @tvnewser / Wow. Just wow.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jeneps: Obama speech draws 6.8 million on Spanish lang nets (including 5 m on Univision, which was airing @LatinGRAMMYs) mediabistro.com/tvnewser/obama…

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Al Punto’s Special on Immigration Reform

mediabistro.com — En Domingo (for those of you who do not speak Spanish, that is 'on Sunday' en español), Jorge Ramos will host a special immigration edition of Al Punto that will air on Univision at 10 am ET.

Jack Shafer Talks About Being Let Go Like the Media Critic He Is

mediabistro.com — When columnist Jack Shafer announced last night via Twitter that he was leaving Reuters, the media world responded with a collective electronic gasp. Despite the surprise following his announcement, this is familiar territory for Shafer, who landed at Reuters after Slate shut down his "Press Box" column in 2011.
Nov 22, 2014

A classy exit...Jack Shafer Talks About Being Let Go Like the Media Critic He Is mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/jac… via @fishbowlny

Networks Divided On Use of Term ‘Illegal’

mediabistro.com — Flip from one channel to another, and the language used to describe the immigration debate will likely be different. Fusion's Felix Salmon has broken down exactly where major media organizations stand on use of the phrase most often described as offensive-and banned by many newsrooms-"illegal immigrant", finding a range of policies, from "never" to "preferred usage."
Nov 22, 2014

Which news organizations ban the phrase 'illegal immigrant'? ow.ly/EIe63

CNN’s Gloria Borger Receives the ‘American Gavel Award’

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Reporter Remains ‘Livid’ About Spiking of 2005 Bill Cosby Expose

mediabistro.com — The Bill Cosby news stream continues to unfurl at a furious pace. And from an inside-media perspective, one of the biggest headlines remains the business explored by Mark Ebner and now, The Guardian . New York-based Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington spoke to Robin Mizrahi (pictured), the journalist whose National Enquirer 2005 expose was spiked after pressure from Cosby attorneys.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Mediabistro: Reporter Remains ‘Livid’ About Spiking of 2005 Bill Cosby Expose mbist.ro/1zKwAGS (via @FishbowlNY)

Nov 21, 2014

Reporter Remains ‘Livid’ About Spiking of 2005 Bill Cosby Expose - FishbowlNY bit.ly/1vxgBxO

CNN, HLN Back on Dish Network

mediabistro.com — DISH Network and Turner Broadcasting have mutually decided to restore service of CNN, HLN and six other networks that were pulled from the satellite service a month ago today. Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang are also back on Dish. The companies also faced a Dec.

MSNBC Names Former White House Staffer as VP of Communications

mediabistro.com — Today MSNBC announced the hiring of Rachel Racusen as its new VP of communications. Racusen, who will handle comms and media strategy while partnering with editorial and business leads at the network, will also serve as MSNBC's primary spokesperson moving forward.
Nov 21, 2014

In case you thought MSNBC wasn't a loyal enough flack for Obama, it just hired a WhiteHouse staffer as VP mediabistro.com/prnewser/msnbc… #Journalism

Nov 21, 2014

MSNBC Names Former White House Staffer as VP of Communications zite.to/1HuAVmB

Nov 21, 2014

BREAKING: MSNBC names former White House staffer Rachel Racusen as its new VP of communications mediabistro.com/prnewser/msnbc…

Cover Battle: Fast Company or The Atlantic

mediabistro.com — Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY's Cover Battle. This week we have Fast Company going up against The Atlantic. Fast Company's latest issue features a lot of pink and Diplo, a man who is most famous for caring way too much about Taylor Swift' s butt.

Willie Geist and Carson Daly Undergo Live Testicular Cancer Exams

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Nov 21, 2014

You know it's sweeps when: Willie Geist and Carson Daly Undergo Live Testicular Cancer Exams mediabistro.com/tvnewser/willi… via @tvnewser

BREAKING: Journalists’ Opinions of PR Are Improving!

mediabistro.com — "I'm still mad as hell, but I've matured, emotionally speaking." While we had a little fun with the New York Observer's recent Big Apple PR expose yesterday, we almost skipped the best part: an anonymous survey in which 130 journalists revealed how they REALLY feel about PR.

A Lesson in Manners: DC Press Covering Royals Told to Dress Properly

mediabistro.com — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton , are set to visit New York and Washington on December 7 and 8, and apparently, there is worry that the generally underdressed and informal American press won't be appropriately attired to greet the royals.
Nov 21, 2014

US journos covering the British royals told to step up their style. ow.ly/EGR8C

Nov 21, 2014

RT @JoeHeim: Buckingham Palace issues dress code for U.S. reporters covering royal visit. Didn't we settle this 200+ yrs ago? mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/a-l…

Nov 21, 2014

Buckingham Palace issues dress code for U.S. reporters covering royal visit. Didn't we settle this 200+ yrs ago? mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/a-l…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @FishbowlDC: ICYMI: A Lesson in Manners- DC Press Covering Royals Told to Dress Properly mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/a-l…

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Music Journo Set for His 218th Rolling Stones Concert

mediabistro.com — In the 2013 memoir Strange Days , Dean Goodman framed his lifelong passion for the Rolling Stones as follows: I started obsessing about Mick & Co. when I was 13. Everyone at my New Zealand boarding school was into the Rolling Stones.
Nov 21, 2014

I saw 'em once. --> Music Journo Set for His 218th Rolling Stones Concert mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/dea… via @fishbowlny

Big Changes in Tech Journalism: ‘Fake Steve Jobs’ Is Your New Valleywag

mediabistro.com — Yesterday we learned of a couple of big changes in the Silicon Valley tech journalism game: the head of Valleywag is headed to The Verge and her replacement will be the writer/marketer formerly known as "Fake Steve Jobs."

17 ABC Affiliates Team Up with ABC News for Investigative Piece

mediabistro.com — Tonight on "20/20," ABC will air a Brian Ross investigation called "Recall Roulette." The story is about what ABC is calling the "flawed government recall system" and may seem familiar to some local viewers. Pieces were used as part of a partnership with the investigative teams of 17 ABC affiliates.
Nov 21, 2014

Yeah @BlairWSOC9 @BigStolp -- 17 ABC Affiliates Team Up with ABC News for Investigative Piece mediabistro.com/tvspy/17-abc-a… via @tvspynews

Corona Light/Modelo Leaving GS&P

mediabistro.com — Yes, our Wednesday post on rumors that some portion of the Corona business would be up for review was extremely vague. But we were correct: the beer's parent company just announced that it will no longer be working with GS&P .
Nov 21, 2014

VINDICATED: Corona Light/Modelo launch agency review ow.ly/EH3Gy

Cable Networks, PBS, Telelmundo, and Univision Broadcasting Obama Address Live

mediabistro.com — With the major networks apparently too busy tonight with The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy and The Biggest Loser, only PBS, Telemundo, Univision and the cable networks (CNN, MSNBC and Fox News) will be broadcasting President Barack Obama 's speech on immigration live at 8 pm ET.

Rachel Racusen Leaves White House for MSNBC

mediabistro.com — PRNewser reports Rachel Racusen has been named VP of Communications for MSNBC. Racusen joins the network from the White House where she has been Associate Communications Director. Prior to that, Racusen was Deputy Communications Director for Pres. Obama's re-election campaign. Racusen takes over for Lauren Skowronski who was promoted to VP of Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal.