Afternoon Reading List 10.28.13

News network aimed at Hispanic millenials launches today: According to their story on Reuters, Lisa Richwine and David Adams report that Walt Disney Co’s ABC, in collaboration with the Spanish-language network Univision Communications Inc, will launch a new network aimed at a specific group of millenials. Fusion, the new network, will be an English-language channel, focusing on the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population: young Latinos and millenials.

Why you should read it: Fusion will “blend hard news, satire and pop culture,” using politicians, reporters, and hand-puppets. You know, to make the news more like an episode of the “Muppet Babies,” just with hard news and Latin flavor. ¡Viva Televisión! Read more here.

The NSA is at it again!: According to TWT news writer Cheryl K. Chumley, the Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, is pretty peeved at the National Security Agency. The newspaper accuses the them of tapping over 60 million phone calls in Spain between December 2012 and January 2013. That’s 60 million telephones tapped in just that one month! Of course, it’s Edward Snowden‘s fault. El Mundo reported that the info came from Snowden’s leaks from May of this year.

Why you should read it: If El Mundo’s claims are true, then that means the government is way more competent and effective than anyone had thought or has ever experienced. Take notes, Department of Motor Vehicles. They’re making you look like a bunch of chumps! Read more here.

Which local newsperson is Free Beacon’s reporter of the week?

Free Beacon <3’s Rachel Rollar: Recently, Free Beacon’s Robert Charette named Rachel Rollar, local newsperson from East Texas’ KFXK, as the official reporter of the week. Because Rollar is such a talented reporter, a celebratory dinner is being planned by some of us in FishbowlDC’s fall 2013 Internship Class (just me, really) to congratulate her on her success. Sadly, Charette will not be in attendance at the dinner because his invitation is about to get lost in the mail.

Why you should read it: To see why they picked her, of course. Read more here.