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'When it comes to it, news is just some things that have happened'

Newspapers: still the most important medium for understanding the world
Adam Curtis: “We don't read newspapers because the journalism is so boring” [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 5, 2014 - 21 comments


When audio failed on the WGN Morning News today, the intrepid anchors persevered with pen and paper. [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Feb 21, 2014 - 44 comments

It's OK, you can admit it.

Conan O'Brien once again catches local news media recycling the same joke, over and over, this time for christmas. [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Dec 18, 2013 - 122 comments

People should believe 71% of what they hear on the news

Ron Burgundy did the News last week in Bismark North Dakota. Some thought it made a mockery of the news, but the station is pretty happy with how it turned out. This week, Ron dropped in on Emerson College to give some advice to the journalism grads, starting with "Of course you have to report the facts. Unless it’s too hard to find the facts — then, just make something up."
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 10, 2013 - 100 comments


"All of us in TV have had people try to sabotage one of our reports before, so I figured if they want to be on TV so badly, I'll put them on TV." Parts 1 and 2, and related.
posted by mudpuppie on Jul 11, 2013 - 35 comments

“More,” you moan, “More pizza! More future!”

Cecil Crowninshield, resident mystical defender of Salem Massachusetts, has put down his Lumurian Quartz topped wand and picked up the keyboard to help keep his neighbors informed of goings-on around town via a series of local news columns - Impress your date! - The Top Five Salem Sandwiches and the ghosts who stole them! - Magick On A Budgetk! When not writing his regular column, Cecil enjoys commenting on others. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2013 - 13 comments

The Year Of Horsey Dancing In The Background

2012's Best News Bloopers
posted by The Whelk on Dec 29, 2012 - 33 comments

A reason to watch local news

First introduced to Metafilter in this thread earlier today, Jennie Stencel served as a traffic reporter for WXII in North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Nov 3, 2010 - 61 comments

Dammit. Who typed a question mark on the Teleprompter?

Back in September, things weren't going very well at the KGTV newsroom. [SLYT]
posted by schmod on Nov 3, 2010 - 65 comments

They're obviously not fans of The Simpsons

Some wiseacres slip in risque prank-call names to a local TV station for its "Happy Birthday" segment, and whaddyaknow! It works.
posted by zardoz on Mar 29, 2009 - 65 comments

OhnoohmygodNO... Did you just put that in your MOUTH?

"I want to make a point!" said Brenda Hughes after she chewed on some boric acid she'd picked up from the ground. The Savannah, Georgia woman was arrested earlier for throwing boric acid on her black neighbors in what police call a hate crime. She and her t-shirt agree that she didn't do it. So far they seem to be the only ones, though.
posted by miss lynnster on Mar 14, 2007 - 44 comments

an allegedly phallic tree

an allegedly phallic tree Would you agree to dismemberment for neighborhood peace?
posted by onegoodmove on May 16, 2002 - 24 comments

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