Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on April 14, 2014 by icn2

Jetting to Hawaii to attend my sister’s wedding. Short trip. No time to search for snorkels…just wedding bells. Blogging resumes Friday. Normally I’d say “Behave yourselves” but that doesn’t seem to be the problem these days given the drastic reduction in comments caused by…well…we know why…

MSNBC and NowThis News team up…

Posted in MSNBC on April 14, 2014 by icn2

Newscast Studio’s Dak Dillon writes about MSNBC and NowThis News teaming up to distribute content on a variety of platforms…

MSNBC and NowThis News have launched new, co-produced original 15-second daily video series titled “15 Seconds to Truth,” which will dig into a big headline each day to uncover a truth hidden behind the day’s conventional wisdom and spin.

The video series, launching today on MSNBC, Facebook and Twitter, builds on the recently formed partnership between the NBCUniversal News Group and NowThis News, a news organization that specializes in creating unique and impactful short-form video for audiences across social platforms, and popularized the format of 15-second news videos.

In addition to distributing “15 Seconds to Truth” across social and mobile platforms, MSNBC will air the news pieces on-air during its regular broadcast lineup as programs transition in and out of commercial breaks.

Lawrence O’Donnell Out For a While…

Posted in MSNBC on April 14, 2014 by icn2

TVNewser’s Jordan Chariton writes that Lawrence O’Donnell was involved in an overseas car accident along with his brother and will be off the air for a while as he recuperates.

Free for All: 04/11/14

Posted in Free For All on April 11, 2014 by icn2

What’s on your mind?

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,214

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on April 10, 2014 by icn2


The real question for me is did he catch that himself or did the producer put it in his ear?

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,213

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on April 10, 2014 by icn2

Well this must be a hazard…it says so in the hashtag…

HLN Teams Up With Twitter…

Posted in HLN on April 10, 2014 by icn2

HLN announced a new alliance with Twitter today…


Alliance Includes Piloting New Ways to Visualize Twitter Data on Air and Use of Twitter to Engage the Audience During Coverage of Mid-Term Elections

HLN, which rebranded itself earlier this year as the first TV home for the social media generation (millennials and the millennial-minded), has formed a strategic partnership with Twitter, it was announced by Albie Hecht, executive vice president and general manager, HLN and Vivian Schiller, head of news, Twitter.

The partnership will include collaboration between HLN and Twitter on several projects, including piloting an innovative program to visualize Twitter data live on air in new and compelling ways. The teams will work together to broadcast live visualizations of Twitter data simultaneously across television and digital platforms. During 2014, HLN will use Twitter to power trending segments on Morning Express with Robin Meade.
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