Daytime Emmy Awards: Days of Our Lives Wins Best Drama, George Lucas Nabs First Emmy (THR / The Race Blog)
In a surprise win, Days of Our Lives was named best drama series Sunday night at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which aired live from the Beverly Hilton on HLN. CBS’ The Price Is Right won best game show, while Cash Cab host Ben Bailey won best game show host, more than a year after Discovery Channel canceled the long-running taxi-set quiz show. Meanwhile, CBS Sunday Morning beat out NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America for best morning program honors. TheWrap The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which already won six Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, took home top honors in the daytime talk category, winning the Emmy for outstanding daytime talk show, entertainment. Overall, CBS ruled the night with a total of eight wins, including two Emmys in one category when Scott Clifton of The Bold and the Beautiful and Billy Miller of The Young and the Restless tied for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Deadline Hollywood In his first Emmy win, George Lucas accepted the award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for his Star Wars: The Clone Wars series from presenter Carrie Fisher who joked before opening the envelope, “Our nominees haven’t taken acid, at least not with me — which is, as most of you know, the only way to go. Right, George?” Lucas thanked the TV Academy for including animation in their annual program and gave a shout out to “all those poor souls who toil over their computers.” HuffPost / AP Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on Sesame Street. Yahoo! News / AP In a major gaffe, Aisha Tyler of The Talk was presenting outstanding talk show when she opened the envelope and quickly realized she had been given the wrong one. “Oh, interestingly enough this winner is not in this category,” she said. “If I read it out I’m going to give another category away.” The audience at the Beverly Hilton hotel gasped and Tyler vamped while waiting to be given the correct envelope from the wings. TVNewser One show that probably won’t win an Emmy: the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards. Hosted by Good Morning America’s Sam Champion and HLN’s Robin Meade and A.J. Hammer, the show was rife with technical errors, missed cues and an “F” bomb that didn’t get bleeped.
Washington Examiner Says Goodbye to Daily Edition (Poynter / MediaWire)
The Washington Examiner published its last local daily edition Friday. It will become “a digital platform and weekly print magazine focused on political thought leadership,” the company announced in March. To make the transition, the Examiner laid off most of its local staffers, many of whom “are moving on to new opportunities in D.C. and around the country,” the Examiner’s Matt Connolly writes in a valedictory piece. The New Republic Friday was the last day of publication for the daily Washington Examiner, and with it, it may be time for a bunch of us Washingtonians to let go of a dream we’ve held on to through all sorts of changing media moments: That Washington would develop its own indigenous tabloid. A free paper owned by the right-wing Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, the Examiner launched eight years ago. And despite an array of financial incentives that must have pointed in the other direction, it devoted a larger-than-necessary chunk of its meager resources to meat-and-potatoes coverage of local news subjects like transportation, where it frequently broke big stories. FishbowlDC The newsroom wall at The Washington Examiner has long featured a quote board of stupid (but sometimes pretty funny) crap staffers have said over the years. But as part of the paper’s new, more serious, political paradigm, it’s coming down. We’ve taken the liberty of grabbing a bunch of examples to share.
Facebook Will Launch A News Reader at June 20 Press Event (TechCrunch)
The upcoming death of Google Reader and the addition of hashtags signal Facebook will likely launch a new way to discover and read news at the June 20 press event it’s sent out mysterious invites to. AllFacebook Facebook alerted journalists by mail — snail mail, not email — that it will debut a new product next Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. As was the case with previous Facebook product announcements — such as those for Home, the revamped News Feed, and Graph Search — details were scarce.
Big News Forges Its Own Path (NYT)
During a visit to Toronto last week, I noticed the entire city was pivoting around a story by Gawker, a site that has a broad range of interests, but at its core is dedicated to detailing the running silliness of life in Manhattan.
Oxford English Dictionary Adds ‘Tweet,’ ‘Crowdsourcing’ (GalleyCat)
The Oxford English Dictionary has added “tweet” and “crowdsourcing” to its famous lexicon. OED chief editor John Simpson wrote an article about the newly added words. The verb “crowdsourcing” has been attributed to Jeff Howe and his famous Wired magazine article about the topic. OED Some notes on the new vocabulary in this batch come from a wide range of semantic regions, as usual. Scientific vocabulary (especially technology) forms a healthy chunk: big data, crowdsourcing, eReader, mouseover, redirect (the noun), and stream (the verb). AllTwitter The OED added the word “tweetable” to its listing in February 2013, and “retweet” in August 2011. This round of 1,200 newly revised and updated words brings the OED’s total number of entries to more than 823,000.
CNN’s New Day Morning Show Is Jeff Zucker’s Most High-Profile Change at Network So Far (The Associated Press)
For anyone watching CNN, it’s been hard to miss the sunny reminders popping up on the bottom of the screen that Monday is the debut of the New Day morning show. New Day will feature the team of Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira in a three-hour telecast CNN promises will be newsy but not drowsy, an attempt to establish a morning program for a new generation. TVNewser New Day news anchor Michaela Pereira made her reporting debut for the channel Friday. Pereira interviewed Chelsea Clinton for Starting Point about her parents, growing up with the “Clinton” name and “Hillary 2016.”
Can BuzzFeed Be Stopped? (TechCrunch)
It’s been a good week for old media. The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal have all done a superb job of reporting on the NSA/PRISM revelations. Unfortunately it has also been a terrible decade for them.
Des Moines Register Prepares to Move Into New Offices (Poynter / MediaWire)
The Des Moines Register moved to a new office space Friday. “We’ll fill up about 2,100 boxes, and about midnight on Friday night, we’ll head up to Capital Square down Locust Street, and we’ll be there Saturday morning,” Register editor Rick Green told WHO-TV’s Andy Fales. “It’s been Iowa’s epicenter of ‘What’s up,'” Fales says of the old digs, which the paper has occupied since 1918. “But now it’s a testament to the ‘Has-been.'” WHO-TV Packing his final boxes, Evans keeps stopping to reminisce about the hey days of print. “When we were sitting up here in the newsroom, you knew when the presses were rolling because the building would vibrate.”
CNET Story on Wiretapping Shot Down by DNI (Business Insider)
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released an unusual statement late Sunday evening pushing back on a challenged report that claimed the National Security Agency had admitted it could freely listen to phone calls without warrants. It was directly responding to a report published on CNET late Saturday that has come under intense scrutiny. CNET The original headline when the story was published on Saturday was “NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants,” which was changed to “NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls,” to better match the story.
Marketing Advice for Disney: Check With Parents First (TheWrap / Suzette Valle)
Is it just me, or has the Walt Disney Company recently made some thoughtless decisions that aren’t quite in tune with the family entertainment company’s wholesome brand?
A Year Out, Times-Picayune Downsizing Leaves Bitterness, Scorn Among Former, Current Employees (CJR / The Audit)
A year ago this week, about 200 now-former employees of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, including almost half the newsroom, learned they would lose their jobs and that their newspaper — 175 years old, but still lively, potent, and deeply interwoven into the life of a great American city — would be seriously diminished.
Media Coverage of Same Sex Marriage Favors Supporters: Pew Study (HuffPost / AP)
Around the time the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the same-sex marriage issue, news reports had more comments from supporters than opponents, a study released Monday concluded. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism looked at nearly 500 stories on the topic over a two-month period that began just before the court started hearings in March on legalizing same-sex marriage. By a 5-to-1 margin, the stories with statements in support of legalization outweighed those dominated by opponents’ views.
Some Washington Post Co.-Owned Community Papers Will Get Paywalls, Too (Poynter / MediaWire)
The Washington Post Company’s Southern Maryland Newspapers — which include the Maryland Independent, The (St. Mary’s County) Enterprise and The Calvert Recorder — will launch a paywall Monday. An article published Friday tells current subscribers they’ll see no change other than a request they register on somdnews.com.
Bay Guardian And Editor Redmond Part Ways (San Francisco Chronicle)
Tim Redmond, the editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, parted ways with the weekly alternative newspaper Friday after 30 years in a dispute over staff cuts. Redmond, a 55-year-old progressive stalwart, said he was negotiating personnel decisions with the paper’s owners when he received an email early Friday notifying him that his resignation had been accepted.
Anderson Cooper Inspired A Heavy Metal Song (TVNewser)
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has inspired what he calls “a soulful ballad,” a heavy metal song by the Cryptic Murmurs. The song, appropriately titled “Anderson Cooper,” includes the lyrics: “usually has a stern look on his face / stands in the middle of hurricanes” and “has never lost his composure… ever… not even once.”
paobelt always trying to be more minimal- like Microsoft?
Ivan Pope Passbook got better, Reminders worse. The rest, flatter is all.
Yanelys Mena They went for a brighter look. I like it.
Vio U Interesting! Some look better, some not so good!