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WFAA’s Byron Harris: ‘Since TV Years Are Like Dog Years, I’ve Actually Been Here 280 Years’

mediabistro.com — At Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, investigative reporter Byron Harris is simply called a "titan." He's broken the big stories, won the big awards, and on Monday, he marked forty years on the job-though he admits it may seem like he's been there even longer.
Oct 21, 2014

Great tribute to a great investigative journalist. @byronwfaa celebrates 40 years at WFAA. Don't slow down Byron!! ow.ly/D79QY

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TVSpyNews: Byron Harris on 40 yrs at WFAA: "Since TV years are like dog years, I've actually been here 280 years" mediabistro.com/tvspy/wfaas-by…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TVSpyNews: Reporter Byron Harris on 40 years at WFAA: "Since TV years are like dog years, I've actually been here 280 years" mediabistro.com/tvspy/wfaas-by…

Fusion to Host Massive Conference on Global Political Movements

mediabistro.com — Fusion, in partnership with Brigade, Ryot, Summit, and UNICEF, today announced much of the agenda and participants for RiseUp, a November conference in DC with global activists and political leaders on recent political and social movements including those in Egypt, Hong Kong, and Ferguson, Mo. The event will feature insight from U.S.

Reporter on Festival Organizer Who Sent Him Viral: ‘I Need to Send Her a Thank You Card’

mediabistro.com — The young reporter who fought for his right to report from the Keene Pumpkin Festival knows the woman who tried to snatch the microphone out of his hand on live TV did him a favor, sending his video viral. "Yeah, I really need to send her a thank you card," Jared Goodell , 22, told a Boston radio show host Monday.
Oct 21, 2014

Reporter on Festival Organizer Who Sent Him Viral: ‘I Need to Send Her a Thank You Card’ mediabistro.com/tvspy/reporter… via @tvspynews

The Guardian Overtakes NY Times as Second Most Visited Newspaper Site

mediabistro.com — The Guardian has overtaken The New York Times as the second most visited English-language newspaper site. In September, theguardian.com drew 42.6 million unique visits, compared to 41.6 million for nytimes.com. The data comes via comScore. For the Guardian, that represented a 12 percent month-on-month increase, but it still wasn't enough to crack the top three slots, which are all occupied by Chinese newspaper sites.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @Mediabistro: The Guardian Overtakes NY Times as Second Most Visited Newspaper Site mbist.ro/1r9Vp9q (via @FishbowlNY)

CNN Vet Alan Duke Jumps to Radar Online

mediabistro.com — For the past five and a half years, for all but one month, Alan Duke 's byline has been the number one desktop-views attraction at CNN Digital. During that one month in question, Duke went on vacation for three weeks. More specifically, for first nine months of 2014, Duke's byline attracted a staggering 300 million desktop page views.

Renewal Scam Targets NY Times Subscribers

mediabistro.com — If you've recently received a "renewal notice" from The New York Times, ignore it. It's a scam. The Times sent out a notice that a variety of "independent solicitation companies" are targeting subscribers to the Times and other publications. The Times stated that there has been no breach of subscriber information.

Employers Crack Down on Waistlines, Not Deadlines

mediabistro.com — Yes, you read that right. As part of wellness at work programs, CNN reports employers are prodding their workers to lose extra baggage and get more active. Wellness programs are apparently evolving. Sure, at one point perhaps programs included fundraising teams for walkathons but now they're offering biometric screenings to measure cholesterol, glucose levels and blood pressure.
Oct 21, 2014

Check out the kicker in this article. re: health plans. 'Employers Crack Down on Waistlines, Not Deadlines' mediabistro.com/mediajobsdaily…

Dan Rather on The Secret Service, Mark Cuban and Not Having ‘to Kiss Up to Anybody’

mediabistro.com — Exclusive: , as the oft-told story goes, went from being an unknown CBS runner to a rising star at the network with his dogged reporting in Dallas on the day President John F. Kennedy was killed. Years later, in 1981, Rather was just settling into his role as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" when it very nearly happened again.