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 that feature “Good Morning America” content (which are hosted under the […]

December 18, 2014

MSNBC goes informal for Shift set design

Shift by MSNBC launched this week, beginning the networks full time foray into original streaming content. Shift includes multiple original programs, serving as a testbed for MSNBC talent development and show ideas. Using Studio 3K by Clickspring Design, MSNBC has used existing space with some new elements for the Shift venture. A riser with midcentury modern […]

December 15, 2014

Bloomberg merging news website with BusinessWeek

Bloomberg News and its sister publication Bloomberg Businessweek will merge their online homes in 2015, reports the Financial Times. The combing of the two properties will allow the two properties to create a single platform for online news, while the print magazine will continue to be published. Bloomberg purchased BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill in late 2009 […]

December 15, 2014

MSNBC ‘shifts forward’ with new online offeirng

MSNBC is launching “Shift,” a new online-only interactive video offering. Combining live news events with original show franchises on culture, sports, economics and more, Shift marks MSNBC’s first venture into Web-only programming, an effort that follows closely on the heals of CBS News’ CBSN. The Shift interface allows viewers to seamlessly move between live events, new shows, original […]

December 12, 2014

Facebook unveils new tools for publishers

Facebook has announced several new tools for media publishers designed to help control who can see posts and for how long, more tightly integrate with social sharing of links and provide better analytics. Interest Targeting: This feature allows publishers to select specific topic areas that, in turn, will allow the post to only be shown […]

December 11, 2014

Jack Morton unveils new website

Jack Morton has launched a new website, which includes a large portfolio update for its broadcast division. The new website showcases recent work for ESPN, “Last Week Tonight,” “The View” and “Inside the NFL” among others.

December 3, 2014

NBC O&Os redesign apps

NBC O&Os in key markets have pushed out an update to its iOS apps that includes a redesign. The new look uses a simplified light gray and white design that divides individual headlines into horizontal bars. A header includes the current weather conditions and access to a menu for additional content. In addition, the app […]

December 3, 2014 to reboot in January

As we first reported in October, the new design will rollout in January 2015, according to Alex Weprin of Capital New York. “Come early January 2015, is getting a reboot, as the news site gets a much-needed design refresh. The design isn’t finalized, but one addition on the beta site is a live ‘ticker’ that […]

December 1, 2014

ABC launching daily Facebook newscast

ABC News is launching a social media newscast on Facebook hosted by “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir. Starting today, “Facecast: The One Thing “will feature a one-minute news update on the social network every weekday beginning Dec. 1, according to the network’s press release announcing the new offering. Facecast will give Facebook users a […]

November 25, 2014

NBC refreshes ‘Nightly News’ apps

NBC News Digital has unveiled the enhanced “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The refreshed app now features a video centric experience, offering viewers a new way to engage with “Nightly News” content. Optimized for performance and speed, the “Nightly News” app is built with a faster interface […]