Remember the young anchor who began his TV career in Bismarck, N.D. and promptly dropped an f-bomb and added a few other swear words?
The anchor, AJ Clemente, was fired, but then made a name for himself going on various talk shows. Matt Lauer was very sympathetic to AJ's plight and suggested another station give him a chance.
That sounded nice, but TV Spy is
The Justice Department used a secret subpoena to obtain two months of phone records for Associated Press reporters and editors without notifying the news organization, a senior department official told NBC News, saying the step was necessary to avoid "a substantial threat to the integrity" of an ongoing leak investigation (
"Can I see that story before you run it?"
It is a common request made by executives and others after they have been interviewed for a story.
As a veteran PR person, I cringe when the question is even asked since I often tell clients NOT to ask for story approval.
Most reputable journalists simply respond by saying, "It is our policy to not allow sources to see a story before it runs. If I...
Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise, but a recent study says being a reporter at a newspaper is the worst job of 2013, according to the CareerCast.com Jobs Related Report.
"Ever-shrinking newsrooms, dwindling budgets and competition from Internet businesses have created very difficult conditions for newspaper reporters, which has been ranked as this year's worst job, according to CareerCast.com," ...
There are likely some professors at the University of West Virginia red-faced today after a recent graduate made his TV debut by dropping a string of obscenities.
A.J. Clemente went on the air for the first time at NBC North Dakota affiliate KFYR-TV and almost immediately blurted out a string of obscenities that left him looking like he was learning disabled.
"Say hello to the most disastrou...
Swimmer Ryan Lochte was supposed to dominate the recent Olympic Games and go on to fame and fortune.
Well, he didn't exactly come out of the Olympics as a super-hero. In fact, in interviews he often sounded like he had been underwater too long.
He's the one who went to the media to explain that his mother didn't really mean he only ...
Many of the images from the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing are shocking, to say the least.
Photos of people in horrendous pain, bloody sidewalks, broken glass, etc., all add up to dramatic photos/videos that truly show the public what transpired when bombs went off during the iconic race.
The question now is whether the New York Daily News should have doctored a photo it printed on...
The New York Post is famous for its outrageous headlines.
But its Sunday headline about Tiger Woods might have his a new high--or low--depending on your viewpoint.
Woods was embroiled in controversy at the Masters over the placement of his ball on a shot in the second round and he was later penalized two strokes. That gave the editors a golden opportunity to connect Woods with the recent c...
The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) released its annual report today on American newspaper revenue, and the updated advertising revenue data from the report through 2012 does not paint a very good picture for print newspapers going forward.
The American Enterprise Institute
Remember KCTV reporter Shaun Broyls?
He was the guy who left the station (maybe "pushed out" would be a better way to explain it) after a few years to embark on a career as a stand-up comedian.
It now looks as if he might have been better off focusing on his TV career.
He now has started a petition and created a YouTube video (below) that has fewer than 200 views that com...