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January 23, 2015

CNN.com shrinks header nav bar

After just under a month on its new design, CNN.com has tweaked the header to take up a bit less screen real estate. The new navigation bar condenses the weather, search box, main navigation and subnavigation bars to be just a bit shorter. The red CNN logo box, however, remains approximately the same size and […]

January 23, 2015

‘#YouTubeAsksObama’ ‘sets’ look like bad parody

YouTube hosted a special live stream featuring YouTube creators Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green interviewing President Obama from “sets” that resembled something between a really bad preschool play and adult movie set. You’ll notice the word “sets” appears in quotation marks (read: air quotes) throughout this article, because they barely qualify for that distinction. […]

January 20, 2015

NBC News launches NBCBLK

NBCNews.com has launched NBCBLK, a section of its website devoted what it calls “black culture news.” The site, whose launch date coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, represents NBC family’s re-entry into the category. MSNBC previously owned TheGrio.com, but sold it back to its founders last year.

January 14, 2015

TV Guide Network dumps listings, becomes ‘Pop’

Having apparently finally figured out no one needs scrolling TV listings anymore, the channel once known as TV Guide Network becomes “Pop” today with original programming that gets full screen treatment. The network, which was previously known as Prevue Channel and TV Guide Channel, switched to using just the acronym TVGN in 2013. With the […]

January 8, 2015

Huge photos take over CNN.com homepage for Paris attack coverage

Fresh off its redesign, CNN.com is stretching its new look with fullscreen homepage photos and overlaid headlines for its coverage of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. The network has used a variety of photo and headline combinations since the story broke, one of the ones used Thursday morning is shown above. […]

January 6, 2015

CNN puts freshmen senator bios in Tinder-inspired ‘app’

From the network that brought you the “50 Shades of Jihad,” now comes the Tinder-inspired “PoliTinder.” OK, so PoliTinder It’s not actually an app — rather just a way to “imagine the freshmen senators on Tinder,” (because who hasn’t?) according to the network. CNN produced a short video that simulates an app on a mobile […]

January 6, 2015

‘Evening News’ botches Photoshop job for ‘on air’ graphic for Twitter

The “CBS Evening News” has started using a photo to promote its hashtag on Twitter — but it features a rather botched Photoshop job. The CBS News flagship broadcast tweeted out the photo above shortly before 6:30 p.m. eastern time to let users know the broadcast is on the air and encourage them to use the hashtag […]

January 6, 2015

Yahoo! builds Couric small new home

Katie Couric, who officially started her role as global news anchor at Yahoo! this week, is originating her new, original content from a newly designed, smaller sized studio. Couric, who left NBC News‘ “Today Show” in 2006 for a low-rated stint in the anchor chair at the “CBS Evening News” before jumping to ABC in […]

January 3, 2015

CNN.com relaunches

CNN has taken the wraps off its new website look — over a year after it was scheduled to debut. CNN announced in August 2013 that it would launch a new look that November, even offering up previews of the new design at a press event in New York City. That site featured a dark […]

December 18, 2014

‘GMA’ still tagging videos with ex-anchor names

This is either a big oversight or someone being pretty smart. We happened to notice that the ABC News website is still tagging, using special code meant for news oriented search engines, its stories with former anchors’ names. A close inspection of the video pages found on ABCNews.com that feature “Good Morning America” content (which are hosted under the […]