Media Industry Timeline

Yahoo Tests New Homepage: Users Say ’Epic Fail’

Users are not too happy with the new Yahoo homepage

The new Yahoo homepage is making an unexpected test appearance on thousands of users’ computers, and the response has been overwhelmingly negative. According to Tech Crunch, Yahoo has been working through a major design overhaul for the past year or so, and has now started testing the new format. The new homepage, which TechnoBuffalo reports… Read more »

Donald Trump Questions Obama’s Sanity, Calls President ‘Psycho’

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Donald Trump has always been vocal in his criticism of President Obama, from perpetuating the “Birther” theories to his latest tweet, where he slammed the President for what Trump views as a major oversight in the handling of the current Ebola crisis. “I am starting to think that there is something seriously wrong with President… Read more »

‘Creator’ Of Bitcoin Sues News Agency That Exposed Him, Wants You To Finance The Lawsuit — Bitcoins Accepted, Naturally

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The world was shocked to learn that the creator of Bitcoin, a crazy-popular virtual crypto-currency, was an unassuming 65-year-old Japanese man quietly and rather frugally living in California. Now furious about the allegations, the ‘creator’ is suing the news agency who first reported about his possible legacy. News agency Newsweek was the first platform that… Read more »

NeNe Leakes To ‘Fashion Police’ As Joan Rivers Replacement?

NeNe Leakes to Fashion Police?

NeNe Leakes may be a strong contender to take the hosting seat of the late Joan Rivers on Fashion Police, assuming anyone could really replace the legendary comedienne who tragically passed away earlier this month. Leakes has starred on the Bravo reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta since 2008. The equally opinionated (and some would… Read more »

Luke Russert Joins ‘Meet The Press’

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Luke Russert, the son of the longest-serving Meet the Press moderator, Tim Russert, is joining the public affairs program his late father hosted until his death. The younger Russert has been a fixture on the network since his father’s death; he delivered a moving eulogy at the Kennedy Center that was broadcast on cable news…. Read more »

1,500 Yr. Old Shaolin Temple Is Hiring And Women Can Apply Too!

Shaolin Temple Is Hiring

Shaolin Temple monks are famous for their acrobatic skills and death-defying martial arts. Some monks have even gone ahead and shared a decent meal with a tiger, but there are a few jobs that these lethal, yet peaceful disciples of Buddha aren’t trained for. Hence a 1,500 Years old Shaolin Temple released a ‘for hire’… Read more »

What Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists?

Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists

Anyone who watches the news should be keenly aware of the many risks foreign correspondents and journalists like Richard Engel (as an example) face when they cover stories in war-torn countries, like Syria and Iraq. But have you ever wondered which countries are the most dangerous and inspire the most fear in the hearts of… Read more »

Arwa Damon Returns To CNN After Drunken Incident In Baghdad, Lawsuit

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International correspondent Arwa Damon has returned to CNN’s airwaves about a month after she was slapped with a lawsuit by two emergency medical technicians she allegedly bit during a drunken incident in Baghdad, according to media blog TV Newser. The outlet said Arwa Damon’s return follows a long absence that came about following the apology… Read more »

San Diego Chargers Broadcaster Suspended For Anti-Semitic Remark

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San Diego Chargers radio analyst Hank Bauer was suspended for one game for an anti-Semitic “joke.” At the end of the broadcast of the pre-season game between the Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers, Bauer made an idiotic comment that stereotyped Jews for being cheap. The Chargers subsequently pulled him off the next game’s broadcast…. Read more »

Cable Companies Calling On FCC To Block High-Speed Internet Expansion

Block High-Speed Internet, Says Telecom Giants

Block high-speed Internet expansion. That’s the message that cable companies are sending to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concerning the plans of Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Friday USTelecom, which represents cable giants Comcast, Time Warner and others, told the FCC that the “success of public broadband is a mixed record, with numerous… Read more »

Netflix To FCC: Comcast’s Slow Speeds Resulting In Loss Of Customers

Netflix Has Been Slower Thanks To Comcast, Company States

Netflix has taken their data throttling gripes up with the FCC. In a statement to the Federal Communications Commission, the movie/TV streaming service blamed Comcast’s slow speeds for their recent loss of customers. The company also declared that it was this loss of customers that led them to pay a toll for faster load times…. Read more »

Is Explainer Journalism A Fad That Is Already Fading?

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Are you familiar with explainer journalism? If not, let me give you a quick crash course — you take a complex or sometimes a non-complex issue in the news, use charts, graphs, and graphics to simplify it to terms understandable by the general public, and then add some language to help explain what you are… Read more »

Does Drudge Skew the News on Ferguson?

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As rioting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri continues, coverage on the popular news outlet The Drudge Report, is often cited – especially in “right wing” publications and similar websites. The release of the St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy report of Michael Brown, the teen shot by a police officer whose death sparked the riots,… Read more »

Premier League: Don’t Post Unofficial Goal Videos

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The Pemier League is cracking down on unofficial, fan-posted goal videos ahead of its season opening Saturday, according to the BBC. The concern apparently arises from a huge number of videos posted to Vine during this summer’s World Cup. Vine is a social media network centered on short, six-second video clips. But as the English… Read more »