Ticker: Drone Festival, Global Poverty Project, ‘MediaBuzz’

By Brian Flood 

  • NBC News has been announced as the headline sponsor of the 1st Annual New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF). The world’s first film festival dedicated exclusively to drone cinema will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the Directors Guild of America Theater in NYC.
  • MSNBC has won a Cynopsis Media Social Good award for Nonprofit/Corporate Partnership for its work with Global Poverty Project.
  • Sunday’s edition of FNC’s “MediaBuzz,” hosted by Howie Kurtz, averaged 1.1 million in total viewers and 282K in the key 25-54 demo, beating both CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” in the 11amET timeslot. “MediaBuzz” (1.15M) nearly doubled “Reliable Sources” (651K) in total viewers and tripled MSNBC (251K).