We hadn’t heard of former Good Morning America executive producer Shelley Ross until yesterday, and she would probably prefer we never did.
Ms. Ross was featured in a Sunday Times round-up of ICorrect.com, which Ms. Ross pays $1,000 a year for the space to post rebuttals to what she sees as inaccuracies in Read More
Radiohead’s digital release of new album The King of Limbs was bumped up by a day, thanks, apparently, to a good tech team and an eager band. “With everything ready on their website, the band decided to bring forward the release,” said the band’s press release. The Observer hasn’t paid for a copy yet (unlike Read More
More news out of Bravo today, as Lisa Hsia has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Bravo Digital Media. Bravo’s release detailed Hsia’s responsibilities–overseeing Bravo’s flagship site and their recap mecca, Television Without Pity, as well as working on various multiplatform initiatives. Hsia’s most notable credit–at least to late Read More
“I regret to say I’m not holed up in the fetal position. All I can say to them is: nobody ever took my photo!” Nikki Finke laughs. Speaking to the Observer today about the photograph of the reclusive blogger, driving, that The Daily ran today, she noted: “I have a very nice car, Read More
About Jennifer Aniston–you knew that she might, maybe, have been a Saturday Night Live cast member, unless she hadn’t, or that she always hated her iconic haircut. But the star is still at work grooming her public image, and doing so more assiduously than in years. Today brings a Zach Read More
The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator, a website which launched yesterday, is catching on faster than those trendy shoes from The Tipping Point. The site allows readers to refresh and see a new, pastel-on-white cover of a book on scientific ideas. Each could fit easily alongside Gladwell’s back catalog, but for an absurdist twist. Read More
The promise of the Internet has been fulfilled–every last question of even remote interest has by now been answered. What day did Ferris Bueller skip school to see the Cubs play (and to impersonate a “Sausage King,” and to go to the Art Institute of Chicago)? Larry Granillo of the blog Baseball Prospectus Read More
Earlier this month, The Atlantic shocked many by announcing that, for the first time in decades, they had made some money on an actual smart-person magazine. To what strategy did it owe this windfall of profit, which totaled a respectable $1.8 million? Why, the Internet, apparently! In 2010 digital advertising for The Atlantic jumped Read More
When art fairs and galleries try to be hip, they release an iPhone app or start a YouTube channel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, always the traditionalist, opted for something subtler: an audio slideshow.
Connections, the museum’s newest online initiative, launched today. The institution’s shiny new digital media department invited conservators, curators, Read More
TV on the Internet
Since departing NBC last year after a string of failures, former network co-chairman Ben Silverman was brought on by Barry Diller to fulfill a similar role for IAC. It is called Electus and it is a “next generation studio.”
Yesterday, Electus launched an online-only morning show for AOL. Called “AOL Daybreak,” the Read More