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November 20, 2014

Concentric rings, clock theme inspire MSNBC title card

MSNBC has started using a short but eye-catching animation before videos posted to its social media accounts. The three-second animation starts with a bright white screen and a few rings and quickly becomes multicolored (likely an illusion to the NBC peacock) rings and gear-like shapes that rotate. If you look closely, you can also see […]

November 17, 2014

‘Today’ tweets about ‘great show’ featuring beheading news

It’s one thing to get excited about your show’s rundown — but it’s another to tweet about it being “a great show” when it’s full of bad (or downright tragic) news. NBC News‘ “Today Show” found that out the hard way with a tweet posted to its Twitter account Sunday morning. The tweet, which has since […]

November 6, 2014

Calif. reporter does ‘selfie’ live shot with iPad

Like thousands of other journalists, Natalie Brunell, a reporter for KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, Calif., knew she’s be working hard on election day — but did she know she’d be doing a live hit without a photographer or even a true camera? Instead of sending crew or even a camera so she could do her […]

November 6, 2014

CBSN launches with tidy graphics, messy set

CBS News has launched CBSN, the network’s foray into the 24-hour news business with a clean graphics package and cluttered newsroom set. The channel, which is available via streaming TVs, the CBS News website and apps, is produced as a collaboration between CBS News and CBS News Digital. For a logo, CBS opted to simply […]

October 29, 2014

CNN beta site goes live, then goes offline

CNN has quietly made what appears to be a beta version of a new website live. The site, which is located at http://beta.next.cnn.com, features a cleaner, typography heavy design. In August 2013, CNN.com announced plans to overhaul its website and showcased previews that included moving the network logo to a red square and adding dark blue […]

October 13, 2014

NBC partners with SurveyMonkey

NBC News and SurveyMonkey are embarking new partnership that will enable them to harness the best of the Web’s wide reach and real-time reaction combined with scientific methodology and journalistic standards, according to a release issued by the network. NBC News and SurveyMonkey will work together to deliver in-depth assessments of public attitudes and explore new […]

October 6, 2014

Bloomberg debuts politics section with unique design

Financial news organization Bloomberg has debut a new politics section that features a unique, innovative design. The new look is a bit confusing at first — there’s a header with something called the “Curiosity Index” and then what appears to be a large video ad. That video panel, however, eventually becomes a live feed of […]

October 1, 2014

Today.com rolls out design tweaks

Today.com has been tweaked a bit. The new page moves what was a prominent feature of the the old layout — a segment-by-segment timeline that gave users instant access to almost every story and topic discussed on the broadcast version of the “Today Show.” In the new design, this timeline now runs down the right side […]

September 15, 2014

‘Today’ to celebrate one year of Orange Room with streaming event

In celebration of the one year anniversary of its “Today” digital studio, dubbed the “Orange Room,” NBC News is planning a special live streaming event. The event, hosted by Carson Daly, starts at 7:20 a.m. eastern time and will be titled “The Orange Room Show.” The hour-long special will stream live on today.com and feature a performance […]

September 11, 2014

NBCNews.com previewing new ‘topic pages’

Just a month after launching its redesigned homepage, NBCNews.com is now offering a preview of its new “topic pages.” These pages, which are essentially section and subsection main pages, are getting a similar look and feel to the new homepage. Users are notified of the preview with a banner stretching across the bottom of the […]