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Human Events Shuts Down Print Edition (FishbowlDC) There was a large number of layoffs atHuman Events, as announced at an internal staff meeting Wednesday morning, FishbowlDC has learned. But it’s actually much bigger than that. The conservative publication is shutting down its print edition entirely. FishbowlDC Higher-ups at Human Events warned staff on Tuesday that there would be a big announcement…

Oscars Not as Social as Super Bowl

Oscars Not as Social as Super Bowl by Erik Sass The Oscars were big on social media, but not as big as the Super Bowl, according to Twitter, which released figures comparing the two televised mega-events: the movie awards broadcast garnered a total of 8.98 million tweets over the course of the evening, including both…

TV Blog

  Smart TVs Register Uptick, 66 Mil Shipped In 2012 by David Goetzl Widespread use of apps, Netflix and other functions on smart TVs may be a while away, but the sets are making their way into homes at an increasingly higher rate. Some 25%-plus of TV sets shipped globally last year were smart TVs.…

Five O’Clock News Brief

Cartels Terrorize Mexican Social Media Users by Erik Sass Maybe the ultimate testimony to social media’s power as a force for transparency and openness is the fear it inspires in malefactors who benefit from fear and secrecy. This is certainly the case in Mexico, where drug cartels continue trying to terrorize social media users into…

Media Bistro

NBCU Spent $195M To Buy Out MSNBC.com TV Newswer NBCUniversal spent $195 million to buy back the 50% of MSNBC.com that was owned by Microsoft, TV Newser reports, citing Comcast’s latest 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “The purchase price means that Microsoft and NBCU valued MSNBC.com at around $500 million.” The deal,…