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Most News Organizations Are Using Security Contractors to Help Keep Their Teams Safe in Sochi

Fears mount over militant activity

With the Winter Olympics underway, the governments of several countries (including the U.S.) have battened down the hatches in case of violence, attracting both sports and political coverage to Sochi.…

Here Are the Twitter Feeds Soledad O’Brien Finds Especially Helpful

Also, the gadget she can’t do without

Specs Who Soledad O'Brien Age 47 Accomplishments Broadcast journalist; CEO of Starfish Media Group; philanthropist; will be hosting two panels at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans Feb. 14-16 Base New York What’s the…

Harry Connick Jr. Says Jennifer Lopez Is His Social Media Mentor

The American Idol judge is a Twitter newbie

Specs Who Harry Connick Jr. Age 46 Accomplishments Grammy Award-winning singer and composer; actor; American Idol judge (Season 13 airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox) Base Connecticut What’s the first information you consume in…

CNN Twitter Feed Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

Brief takeover follows attack on Microsoft

It appears CNN's Twitter feed was briefly hacked this evening by the Syrian Electronic Army, a frequent hijacker of Western news feeds. A series of posts around 6 p.m. Eastern…

CNN Creates Yet Another Films Division

New unit will handle acquisitions, windowing

You could be forgiven for hearing that CNN has a new brand called CNN Films Presents and asking, "Don't they have one of those already?" CNN Films, the shingle launched…

Why Are the Newtown Recordings Different From Everything on Broadcastify?

Networks struggle with controversial tape

NBC was the first to say it out loud: "The families of the victims of the Newtown, Conn. shootings made it public that they did not want the 911 tapes…

Here Are the Hot List TV Winners

It was a big year for FX

John Landgraf, FX Networks Photo: Karl J. Kaul/Wonderful Machine Under John Landgraf, FX has produced some of the decade’s most critically acclaimed original TV series. With the addition of the Cold War spy…

Newt Gingrich Leads a Totally Digital Lifestyle

But his staff won’t let him play Grand Theft Auto

Specs Who Newt Gingrich Age 70 Accomplishments Co-host on CNN’s Crossfire (weeknights at 6:30); author; co-founder of Gingrich Productions; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Base Arlington, Va. What’s the first information you…

CNN Nabs Bloomberg Video Exec

Chris Berend aims to bridge TV and Web efforts

CNN has snatched up Bloomberg's digital video czar. Starting on Dec. 2, Chris Berend lands at CNN as the company's new vp of digital video development. Berend was most recently head of…

Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2 Is Changing the Way Movies Are Marketed

The wide-reaching social push is unlike anything done before

In a video that will soon be making the rounds in Ireland and beyond, Ron Burgundy—as if he had been cryogenically frozen since the late ’70s—offers his congrats to Irish…

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