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John Oliver Leaving The Daily Show, Coming to HBO Sunday Nights

John Oliver’s star is rising, thanks to a truly great 7-year run on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Now, he’s saying goodbye to the show that kickstarted his career and saying hello to HBO. HBO has announced that Oliver will star in a “topical comedy series” slated to debut next year. The show will air on HBO’s packed Sunday …

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CBS to Live-Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage Online

Next Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, and CBS is remembering the historic event with a “real-time” broadcast of the original 1963 coverage, as it aired on that fateful day. At 1:40 pm EST on Friday, November 22nd, CBSNews.com will begin to stream Walter Cronkite’s famous coverage of the event, as it happened 50 years ago. Kennedy …

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LinkedIn Replaces LinkedIn Today With Pulse

LinkedIn announced today that it is replacing its social news product LinkedIn Today with LinkedIn Pulse, which is based on the Pulse news reader app that the company acquired earlier this year. The Pulse app itself is also getting updated. LinkedIn’s Ankit Gupta writes on the company blog, “Pulse and LinkedIn technology have been fully integrated to offer a more …

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Gigaom Shuts Down PaidContent As A Brand

Gigaom is shutting down paidContent.org as a standalone brand, and is rolling it into the Gigaom site. Last year, Gigaom acquired paidContent along with the rest of the ContentNext Media assets (which included mocoNews.net, contentSutra and paidContent UK – all of which have been living on paidContent.org) from Guardian News a & Media. The amount wasn’t disclosed, but was reportedly …

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ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Seeks Treatment

ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas is currently in rehabilitation for alcohol dependency. At fifty-one years old, the host of ABC News specials and co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 has checked herself into rehab, which has been confirmed by the network. She has worked for the network since 1996, and is married to fifty-four year old Marc Cohn, a singer, songwriter, and …

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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 the social network. This, according to Pew, amounts to 30% of the population. The study finds that most adults in …

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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 a single script and distributing it to W-blah-blah-blah before every evening news telecast. It’s hilarious. Well, Mike Myers and his …

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NC Middle School Terrifies Kids with a Masked Gunman

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 such a situation happened at a Wayne County, NC school on Friday, no one was harmed–the mask was real, but …

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PolitiFact Is Going to Start Fact-Checking the Media with New PunditFact Venture

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 a new venture called PunditFact. Just as PolitiFact spends its time fact-checking the statements of government officials, Congress, and interest …

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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 not having tweeted yet. It may not be tweeting much anyway, however, as in the bio it says followers will …

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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 sad to hear of news like this. Hopefully people will not have to miss out on too many of their …

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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 of two APIs: the Public Feed API and the Keyword Insights API. The former will display a real-time feed of …

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