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Westboro Baptist Church Has A New Target: Media

Westboro Baptist Church, everyone’s favorite bunch of wackadoo hatemongers, is up to their shenanigans once again. They are taking a break from picketing the funerals of fallen heroes and the sites of child murders to target media. All of media. Here is a quote from The Westboro Baptist Church flier intended to hail their army of misdirected zealots into battle …

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If Online Media Is Decaying, Is Facebook to Blame?

You’d probably laugh if some higher up at Little Caesars posted an epic diatribe blasting the state of modern pizza. You might scratch your head if this exec, let’s call him Bob, ranted about lesser quality pizza, and how the only thing we get anymore is the lowest common denominator pizza–the cheapest, flashiest, most easily digestible pizza that requires the …

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Newscred, Percolate, Brand.com Scheme To Alter Digital Content Creation

A group of companies is seeking to change the face of content creation and alter how brands are able to connect with target audiences online. They’re attempting to make an impact on the online news industry in a way that’s meaningful to businesses looking to promote their products and services, without compromising the integrity of interested publications. Companies like Newscred, …

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Jeff Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million

Business Insider announced on Wednesday that it has raised a new $12 million round of funding from existing investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Others include IVP, RRE, and Gordon Crovitz. According to CEO Henry Blodget, Business Insider will use the money to create “more great digital journalism (including long-form narratives and investigations),” more photography, more video, more data and …

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Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats

Kim Novak doesn’t have to explain herself. However, amidst the tumult of tweeters (so very brave behind the anonymity of their hateful 140 characters), she addressed the oh-so-obvious derisive diction slung her way following the Hollywood award show. Actually, she addressed it a while ago, smart guys. This is old news. When Kim shared her experience with plastic surgery before, …

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Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S.

Google and The Local Media Consortium, which is made up of 800 newspapers and 200 local broadcast outlets from 41 member companies throughout the U.S., announced a strategic partnership, which will see Google providing the consortium’s members with ad products. The consortium will launch a private ad exchange powered by Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange technology. Additionally, members will have access …

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FCC Wants Greater Control Of The News

The Federal Communications Commission is planning on conducting a study to determine how news outlets decide what topics to take up. It sounds simple and innocent enough, but many are critical about the move on speculations that it is the government’s way of elbowing itself into newsrooms. When questioned about government surveillance of the media, FCC chair Tom Wheeler stated …

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Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’

Jason Calacanis is back with a new news app called Inside. It’s out for iOS and Blackberry with an Android version on the way. There’s also a mobile web version. Calacanis talks about the project as well as the demise of his previous venture Mahalo in this interview with Re/code: Mahalo’s content is still on the web, but it’s sunsetting, …

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Yahoo News Gets New Deputy Editor In Daniel Klaidman

Yahoo has been rebuilding its Yahoo News team in recent months with some high profile talent acquisitions. On Monday, the company announced yet another new team member with the appointment of Daniel Klaidman to the Deputy Editor position. He comes from The Daily Beast, where he was the national political correspondent. In this new role, Klaidman will oversee day-to-day editorial …

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Re/code (The New All Things D) Introduced For The New Year

Back in September, The Wall Street Journal and its tech site All Things D announced that they were parting ways, and now with the new year, we get to see both the new Wall Street Journal tech section and the new All Things D. The new All Things D is not actually called All Things D at all, but is …

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Angelina Jolie Ups Cancer Awareness, Not Knowledge

Angelina Jolie, despite not having held many large movie roles in recent years, is still one of the most followed stars in Hollywood – perhaps due to her good looks, philanthropic actions, and the fact that she is married to Brad Pitt. As such, Jolie holds much sway amongst the Hollywood community and the general public. So when Jolie released …

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Elon Musk Calls Media Coverage of Tesla Unreasonable

In the past couple of months, several fires have broken out as a result of accidents involving Tesla Model S cars and multiple purchasers. As the company fought to repair the damage, their stock price zig-zagged as if it were riding a rollercoaster; this week, USNews.com reports CEO Elon Musk condemning the media coverage of the car fires as “extremely …

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