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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.

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July 15, 2012
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June 5, 2012
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April 3, 2012
20:06 // 2 years ago
During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.
A message from NBC News • Apologizing for their editing of the 911 tape with George Zimmerman, which removed a 911 interviewer’s question, giving the listener the impression that Zimmerman offered up the race of Trayvon Martin without prompting, when, in fact, he was asked. The Washington Post’s Eric Wemple puts the apology in perspective: “No matter how you feel about Zimmerman, that bit of tape editing was unfair to the truth and to Zimmerman’s reputation, such as it is.”
17:57 // 2 years ago
January 28, 2012

We’re sorry, this is just low: Back in 1997, Newt Gingrich faced a tough punishment for ethics violations similar to those that caused his predecessor’s downfall. So, clearly, with Mitt needing some strong ammo to hold him off in Florida, this is probably the right line of attack. Problem is … well, what the hell does Tom Brokaw have to do with this? Mitt’s latest ad in Florida is just a long replay of a news clip from that era, with a little bit of dramatic music to really sell the whole thing. Brokaw is understandably pissed: ”I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad,” he said in a statement. “I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign.” We’re pissed for him —Romney just co-opted his trusted image to score some cheap points. Not cool. NBC has asked the Romney campaign to remove their news footage from the clip, and they better. source

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13:54 // 2 years ago
January 16, 2012
Can you please have the post of Brian Williams’ email to Nick Denton taken down immediately? That was sent in confidence as friends and absolutely never intended to be public. A speedy removal would go a long way in maintaining the trust and respect we have for your site.
NBC News’ media relations, to Gawker. It’s okay, Nick. We got you covered in case you want to take it down. Something tells us Richard Cotton is all over this.
19:51 // 2 years ago
January 8, 2012

Here’s the live stream of the NBC News New Hampshire debate. We’ll be liveblogging this today under the hashtag #NHDebate.

9:01 // 2 years ago
December 14, 2011
inothernews:

Chuck Todd shall henceforth be named “Facepalm” and he shall host a show called “Moments In Extreme Candor.”

Morning Joe: Where you can be guaranteed someone will do something profane first thing in the morning.

inothernews:

Chuck Todd shall henceforth be named “Facepalm” and he shall host a show called “Moments In Extreme Candor.”

Morning Joe: Where you can be guaranteed someone will do something profane first thing in the morning.

12:25 // 2 years ago
December 8, 2011
Second victim in Virginia Tech shooting may have been gunman: NBC News is the only source we’ve seen report this thus far, but we’ll keep an eye out. Press conference at 4:30; watch the live stream here. (via @ckanal)

Second victim in Virginia Tech shooting may have been gunman: NBC News is the only source we’ve seen report this thus far, but we’ll keep an eye out. Press conference at 4:30; watch the live stream here(via @ckanal)

16:25 // 2 years ago