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Fox News Viewers Wage War on Dish: Thousands Call to Complain, Disconnect

mediabistro.com — Dish customers lost Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network Saturday night, as talks between the network and satellite provider collapsed. Since late Saturday night, talks have stopped. Fox News EVP of distribution Tim Carry tells TVNewser "our phone line is open, we're willing to talk. Am I negotiating right now?
Dec 21, 2014

RT @johnnydollar01: Fox News Viewers Wage War on Dish: Thousands Call to Complain, Cancel Service - post by @standupkid Mark Joyella… mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fox-n…

Tom Brokaw Reports His Cancer Is In Remission

mediabistro.com — NBC special correspondent and former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw has told colleagues he's headed into 2015 on a high note-his cancer is in remission. In February, Brokaw revealed he'd been diagnosed in August, 2013 with multiple myeloma and was undergoing treatment.
Dec 21, 2014

NBC’s Tom Brokaw has great news heading into 2015: his cancer is in remission: mediabistro.com/tvnewser/tom-b… via @tvnewser

Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network Pulled From DISH Network

mediabistro.com — At 11:50pmET last night, Dish network viewers lost Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network after negotiations on a new carriage agreement failed. Fox says DISH dropped the channel "prematurely." Dish says "21st Century Fox blocked DISH customer access" to those channels.

Brands Get Almost 50x More Engagement on #Instagram Than #Twitter

mediabistro.com — Instagram has 300 million users , which is more than Twitter. But users aren't everything, right? What about engagement? Uh, turns out Instagram has Twitter beat there, as well. Socialbakers compared engagement levels for 25 top brands using Twitter and Instagram and found that the latter significantly outperformed the former, with Instagram generating almost fifty times more engagement on average.
Dec 20, 2014

Incredible digital media stat of the day: Brands get ~50x more engagement on @instagram than on @twitter. READ: bit.ly/1sTSLM3

Fusion Reporter Live Streams the NYPD Tragedy on His Block

mediabistro.com — This is absolutely the last thing Fusion reporter Tim Pool wanted to be sharing on the Saturday before Christmas. But because he lives on a Brooklyn block next to the intersection where two NYPD cops were brazenly and fatally ambushed this afternoon, he is live streaming at press time via YouTube as he reacts and investigates.

Behind the TV Scenes: Yahoo! News’ Tony Maciulis

mediabistro.com — Tony Maciulis , Head of News, Yahoo Studios, has been Katie Couric 's right hand since 2007. In fact, Couric often says that they "share a brain." Couric is now the Yahoo News Global Anchor, so Maciulis has moved into the digital space where he is making a significant impact after only six months.

Saveur, Bloomberg Add to Teams

mediabistro.com — A couple Revolving Door items for you today, involving Saveur and Bloomberg Media. Details are below. Marian Bull has been named associate editor, digital of Saveur. Bull comes to Saveur from Food52, where she served as associate editor. Bull's appointment is effective January 5, 2015.

KTVT Names New Evening Anchor

mediabistro.com — Yesterday, longtime KTVT evening anchor Karen Borta told the newsroom she was moving to the morning shift. Today, the CBS owned Dallas station says Borta's replacement will be Kaley O'Kelley . The station said O'Kelley will join Doug Dunbar at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. starting in late January.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @MarnieMarns: Wishing my friend @kaleyokelley the best of luck as she begins her new journey!! xo xo KTVT Names New Evening Anchor mediabistro.com/tvspy/ktvt-nam…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @3kingsley: Congrats to client & friend @kaleyokelley becoming the new 5, 6 & 10pm anchor @CBSDFW bit.ly/1AP9YF1 #blessed http:/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @3kingsley: Congrats to client & friend @kaleyokelley becoming the new 5, 6 & 10pm anchor @CBSDFW bit.ly/1AP9YF1 #blessed http:/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @MsStephGuzman: A great person on & off camera! Congrats .@kaleyokelley! RT @TVSpyNews: Kaley O'Kelley is the new KTVT PM anchor. htt…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @3kingsley: Congrats to client & friend @kaleyokelley becoming the new 5, 6 & 10pm anchor @CBSDFW bit.ly/1AP9YF1 #blessed http:/…

Was Live Network Morning Show Sydney Hostage Taker’s Original Target?

mediabistro.com — A live broadcast by Australia's Seven Network-which produces national morning shows "Sunrise" and "The Morning Show" from its studios at Martin Place-may have been the original target in the fatal Sydney siege at the Lindt cafe.

CNN Reports Hackers Sent Message to Sony: ‘You’ve Done the Right Thing’

mediabistro.com — CNN is reporting hackers sent emails to top executives at Sony Thursday night congratulating the company on its "very wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview." Brian Stelter reports the emails included the message "you've done the right thing."
Dec 19, 2014

"@Mediabistro: CNN Reports Hackers Sent Message to Sony: ‘You’ve Done the Right Thing’ mbist.ro/1r88oxZ (via @tvnewser)" wow

Dec 19, 2014

RT @tvnewser: CNN's @BrianStelter reports hackers have emailed Sony, congratulating execs--and threatening them: mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn-r…

In Exclusive Interview, Stephen Collins Tells Katie Couric He’s Not a Pedophile

mediabistro.com — "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins denies being a pedophile in an interview with Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric -portions of which will appear on ABC's "20/20″ Friday. "A pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children. I'm not," Collins said.
Dec 19, 2014

In Exclusive Interview, Stephen Collins Tells Katie Couric He’s Not a Pedophile mediabistro.com/tvnewser/in-ex… via @tvnewser

President Obama Purposely Selected All Women Reporters at Today’s #ObamaPresser

mediabistro.com — All eight reporters President Obama called on today for questions are women. http://t.co/gUsHFAsEdB #cspanchat pic.twitter.com/wCoLSJ5jXo - CSPAN (@cspan) December 19, 2014 It didn't escape notice that all eight of the reporters that President Obama called on today were women. Turns out that was by design.
Dec 19, 2014

Press Sec Earnest explains why all women journos were chosen during today's #ObamaPresser. mediabistro.com/prnewser/presi… via @prnewser

President Obama’s Presser Full of Women

mediabistro.com — During his end of the year press conference, President Barack Obama did something quite out of the ordinary. He didn't call on a single male or television reporter. "The fact is, there are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the President of the United States," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest .

Bakersfield Station Reinvents 1994 Holiday Promo

mediabistro.com — Who says Bakersfield is just the city that's squarely between Los Angeles and Fresno? Bakersfield CBS affiliate KBAK revived a holiday spot from 1994 that featured staffers passing a gift wrapped box from shot to shot.

‘Caught on Camera’ Comes to NBC Primetime

mediabistro.com — "Caught on Camera," a staple of MSNBC weekends and hosted by Contessa Brewer , is getting an NBC primetime run hosted by Nick Cannon . Like the MSNBC version, the two-part series, airing tonight and next Friday at 8pmET/7pmCT, is produced by NBC News's Peacock Productions.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @InsideCableNews: I'm sorry but just won't be Caught on Camera with anyone other than @ContessaBrewer #BlatantSuckup mediabistro.com/tvnewser/caugh…

Weekend Show Preview - 12.21.14

mediabistro.com — In the words of my predecessor, Nick Massella ... Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include President Barack Obama and Senator John McCain on "State of the Union"; Former President Bill Clinton on Al Punto; and Marco Rubio on "Face the Nation," "Meet the Press" and "Al Punto."

FCC Says ‘Redskin’ Is Not Profane

mediabistro.com — Daniel Snyder? Paging Daniel Snyder? We have the FCC on line one serenading you with their contemporary take on "Don't Worry, Be Happy." For a while there has been a movement by Native Americans to tell the NFL that they are people ... not mascots.

ESPN’s Unique Take on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ with Frank Caliendo

mediabistro.com — Comedian Frank Caliendo joined "Mike and Mike" on ESPN Radio and ESPN 2 this morning and performed the holiday classic, "Twas the Night Before Christmas," while imitating pretty much every ESPN sports newser. The Lou Holtz impression is particularly amazing. Watch as Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic struggle to keep a straight face.
Dec 19, 2014

ESPN’s Unique Take on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ with Frank Caliendo mediabistro.com/tvnewser/espns… via @tvnewser

Cover Battle: Cover of The Year

mediabistro.com — Starting January 6, learn basic copy editing skills using the AP Stylebook! In this course, you'll learn how to use dictionaries and online reference tools to edit work, ask the right questions to clarify convoluted copy, prepare for a copy editing test, and tailor your resume to find more work as a copy editor.
Dec 19, 2014

Vote 4 Bloomberg Businessweek's "Race, Class, and The Future of Ferguson" Cover in FishbowlNY's cover of year battle. tinyurl.com/mxcp9zg