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Pew: Half Of U.S. Facebook Users Use It To Get News Pew: Half Of U.S. Facebook Users Use It To Get News

The Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has put out a study about the role of news on Facebook, finding that about half of U.S. adult Facebook users (47%) get news from …

Apparently There’s Only One Way to Report News About Mike Myers and a Baby Apparently There’s Only One Way to Report News About Mike Myers and a Baby

One of Conan O’Brien’s best bits is his “media reacts” bit, where his team compiles various local new broadcasts reporting news in the exact same way. Seriously, the exact same way. It’s as if there’s one writer sitting somewhere writing …

NC Middle School Terrifies Kids with a Masked Gunman NC Middle School Terrifies Kids with a Masked Gunman
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Imagine that you send your kid to school one day, only to hear that a masked man wielding a gun showed up. You’d assume the worst, right? After all, stories where people take guns into schools never end well. While …

PolitiFact Is Going to Start Fact-Checking the Media with New PunditFact Venture PolitiFact Is Going to Start Fact-Checking the Media with New PunditFact Venture
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Want to know if whatever vile garbage spewing from the mouth of some TV pundit is actually true? PolitifFact wants to give you a place to go. PolitiFact, the fact-checking operation owned by the Tampa Bay Times, has just announced …

Twitter Experiments With News By Direct Message With Event Parrot Account Twitter Experiments With News By Direct Message With Event Parrot Account

Twitter has been running a lot of experiments lately, and the latest one deals with helping users keep up with what’s happening in the world. It’s being conducted using an account @eventparrot, which has already accumulated nearly 10,000 followers despite …

NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10% NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10%

NPR announced on Friday that it will attempt to reduce its staff by about 10% through voluntary buyouts, in order to balance the budget. NPR is a very popular source of news and entertainment for many people, and it is …

Here Comes Facebook’s Big TV Push Here Comes Facebook’s Big TV Push

Facebook announced on Monday that it is launching new tools for media organizations to make use of trends on Facebook. This is the latest in Facebook’s series of releases related to public conversations. The new tools come in the form …

Nancy Pelosi Won’t Be Speaker Again Nancy Pelosi Won’t Be Speaker Again

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will not be Speaker of the House again. However the 73-year-old says she will run again for her seat.In an interview published Friday in the National Journal, an inside-Washington magazine, Pelosi …

Twitter Now Shows You Articles Where Popular Tweets Have Been Embedded Twitter Now Shows You Articles Where Popular Tweets Have Been Embedded

After testing it last month, Twitter is announcing the wide rollout of a new feature called “related headlines.” Basically, what Twitter is doing is displaying all of the articles that embed certain tweets under the actual tweet itself, on its …

NowThis News Launches Video News Channel on Instagram NowThis News Launches Video News Channel on Instagram

NowThis News, an online news startup focusing on mobile video and social sharing, is looking to harness Instagram to deliver short bits of news on the go. Back in June, Instagram launched video on the network on the heels of …

Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans

Just over one-fifth of American adults now rely on the Internet as their main source of news about current events. That’s according to a new poll from Gallup. 21% of those polled answered the question “what would you say is …

Megyn Kelly Will Be Moving To Primetime On Fox News Megyn Kelly Will Be Moving To Primetime On Fox News

Megyn Kelly of Fox News fame announced back in February that she was pregnant. As a result, she’ll be leaving the news channel for a while, but she’s in for a big promotion upon her return. Fox News announced on …

Weather Girl Has Totally Appropriate Reaction to a Giant On-Screen Spider Weather Girl Has Totally Appropriate Reaction to a Giant On-Screen Spider

When I was a kid, I loved nature books. But there was one problem with the larger-than-life photographic representations in the arachnid section – the problem was that they were still creepy, even though they were just photographs. I wouldn’t …

Google Reader Is Dying Because News Consumption Is Changing Google Reader Is Dying Because News Consumption Is Changing
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Check your calendars, folks. The beheading of Google Reader is less than a month away. On July 1st, the popular (but not popular enough) RSS reader will close forever. If you weren’t aware of this, Google will remind you the …

Local News Anchor and Weatherwoman Have Some Cringeworthy Exchanges [VIDEO] Local News Anchor and Weatherwoman Have Some Cringeworthy Exchanges [VIDEO]

CBS 3 anchor Nicole Brewer and weatherwoman Carol Erickson despise each other – at least that’s what it looks like on camera. YouTube user AmazingLife247 compiled this supercut of some cringeworthy moments between the two Philly newswomen. What you’re about …

Missing Man Walks By News Crew Right After They Wrap Up Report On HIs Disappearance Missing Man Walks By News Crew Right After They Wrap Up Report On HIs Disappearance

It’s hard not to worry when a man goes missing for 16 hours. For one town, that worry turned into surprise when the missing man unexpectedly showed up on a live broadcast about his disappearance. WMTW reports that Robert McDonough, …

Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed
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Attention Yahoo users: you’re about to see a big change to the homepage newsfeed – tweets. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the new partnership today in a post on the Yahoo blog. “Tweets have become an important information source for …

Why Are These News Anchors Holding A Satellite Interview In The Same Parking Lot? Why Are These News Anchors Holding A Satellite Interview In The Same Parking Lot?
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CNN has become somewhat of an Internet joke the past few weeks with its botched coverage of the Boston bombings and subsequent manhunt. That story is mostly behind us, though, and CNN can now work on delivering news without something …

105-Year-Old Bacon Woman Credits Tasty Meat For Her Long Life 105-Year-Old Bacon Woman Credits Tasty Meat For Her Long Life

105-year-old bacon woman sounds like a post-modern art piece, but it actually refers to a sweet grandmother who has found the secret to life – delicious bacon. Pearl Cantrell is 105-years-old and she really loves bacon. In fact, she eats …

If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts
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Google posted a new Webmaster Help video today. This time, Matt Cutts addresses a question posed by fellow Googler John Mueller, who asks: A newspaper company wants to add an archive with 200,000 pages. Should they add it all at …

Reddit Apologizes for ‘Dangerous Speculation’ in Wake of Boston Bombings Reddit Apologizes for ‘Dangerous Speculation’ in Wake of Boston Bombings

Reddit’s General Manager Erik Martin has posted a formal and heartfelt apology on behalf of the site and its many users for the part they played in the spreading of false information in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. …