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August 14, 2013
In which MSNBC doesn’t know where half the major cities in New York are.

In which MSNBC doesn’t know where half the major cities in New York are.

23:14 // 1 year ago
May 9, 2013
4:42 // 1 year ago
March 27, 2013

politicsbuzz:

Total minutes devoted to yesterday’s Prop 8 coverage on cable news. 

Simple, effective, shareable.

(via thedorseyshawexperience)

10:36 // 1 year ago
March 18, 2013

Study: Cable news heavily opinionated, but not the way you’d think

  • 55% of Fox News’ programming relies on opinion-based broadcasts, as opposed to factual reporting, according to the latest Pew Research State of the Media report.
  • 85% of MSNBC programming is opinionated, leaving CNN as the least-opinionated name in news with only 45%, according to the research and polling organization. source
14:23 // 1 year ago
March 14, 2013
brooklynmutt:

Chris Hayes to Take Over 8 P.M. Show on MSNBC - NYTimes

And the world rights itself. The guy who deserves a weekend show gets a weekend show, and Chris Hayes gets a front-and-center spot.

brooklynmutt:

Chris Hayes to Take Over 8 P.M. Show on MSNBC - NYTimes

And the world rights itself. The guy who deserves a weekend show gets a weekend show, and Chris Hayes gets a front-and-center spot.

9:34 // 1 year ago
November 6, 2012
election:

msnbc:

A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.
http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/06/machine-turns-vote-for-obama-into-one-for-romney/
(Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

This situation was directly affected by a video posted to Reddit — which had initially pinpointed it as fraud. It appears to have been a mis-calibrated machine. Anyone else see stories like this today in their neck of the woods?
— Ernie @ ShortFormBlog

Today in the internet having a direct effect on the election.

election:

msnbc:

A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.

http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/06/machine-turns-vote-for-obama-into-one-for-romney/

(Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

This situation was directly affected by a video posted to Reddit — which had initially pinpointed it as fraud. It appears to have been a mis-calibrated machine. Anyone else see stories like this today in their neck of the woods?

— Ernie @ ShortFormBlog

Today in the internet having a direct effect on the election.

(via gov)

13:44 // 1 year ago
August 25, 2012
theatlantic:

Foxy Ladies: Why One Network Applies So Much Makeup

Of course, TV news shows have always put a premium on appearance, more so for women than for men. And it’s hardly a revelation that some networks place more pressure on women than do others: C-SPAN has no makeup room at all, just a collection of powder compacts that guests can use if they are so inclined. At MSNBC, Rachel Maddow is known to prefer minimal makeup, while other anchors want more, and the artists oblige with a range of choices, from neutral tones to berry hues. Bloomberg TV tends toward the corporate aesthetic; CNN favors a professional style that makes women and men look crisp, as if they have been ironed. As for Fox, suffice it to say that there is a YouTube montage devoted to leg shots of Fox anchors, who are often outfitted in body-hugging dresses of vibrant red and turquoise, their eyes enhanced by not only liner and shadow but also false lashes. A Fox regular once commented to me that she gets more calls from network management about her hair, clothes, and makeup than about what she says. “I just think of it as a uniform,” she said of her getup.

Read more. [Image: Charles Ommanney/Getty]

A truly surface-level issue with some beneath-the-surface implications.

theatlantic:

Foxy Ladies: Why One Network Applies So Much Makeup

Of course, TV news shows have always put a premium on appearance, more so for women than for men. And it’s hardly a revelation that some networks place more pressure on women than do others: C-SPAN has no makeup room at all, just a collection of powder compacts that guests can use if they are so inclined. At MSNBC, Rachel Maddow is known to prefer minimal makeup, while other anchors want more, and the artists oblige with a range of choices, from neutral tones to berry hues. Bloomberg TV tends toward the corporate aesthetic; CNN favors a professional style that makes women and men look crisp, as if they have been ironed. As for Fox, suffice it to say that there is a YouTube montage devoted to leg shots of Fox anchors, who are often outfitted in body-hugging dresses of vibrant red and turquoise, their eyes enhanced by not only liner and shadow but also false lashes. A Fox regular once commented to me that she gets more calls from network management about her hair, clothes, and makeup than about what she says. “I just think of it as a uniform,” she said of her getup.

Read more. [Image: Charles Ommanney/Getty]

A truly surface-level issue with some beneath-the-surface implications.

(via businessoutsider)

12:53 // 1 year ago
July 16, 2012
A look back at pre-split MSNBC: How did a news brand, meant to be the ultimate TV/online integration, split in two? Sixteen years after the fact, we look back at the circumstances that at first made MSNBC a good idea for Microsoft and NBC News, and the difficulties that eventually led the two companies to go their separate ways. For fans of cool tools, we made this with Jux, which is something of a Tumblr for slideshows. Check it out.

A look back at pre-split MSNBC: How did a news brand, meant to be the ultimate TV/online integration, split in two? Sixteen years after the fact, we look back at the circumstances that at first made MSNBC a good idea for Microsoft and NBC News, and the difficulties that eventually led the two companies to go their separate ways. For fans of cool tools, we made this with Jux, which is something of a Tumblr for slideshows. Check it out.

9:54 // 2 years ago
July 15, 2012
22:23 // 2 years ago
producermatthew:

It’s official: MSNBC.com is now NBCNews.com

Howard Kurtz may not have had the exclusive, but his timing wasn’t far off.

producermatthew:

It’s official: MSNBC.com is now NBCNews.com

Howard Kurtz may not have had the exclusive, but his timing wasn’t far off.

22:12 // 2 years ago