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Tampon Marketing Gets Real For The Social Media Age

An online video spot for HelloFlo breaks the familiar mold of cheesy tampon commercials in a clever way. Ad watchers say it's a reflection of the open, transparent conversations spurred by social media.

Local Kentucky TV Station Wants To 'Un-Hype' The News

Sick of the hype that desperate local TV news programs use to try to draw viewers, a station in Louisville, Ky., is making a bold promise: If news isn't breaking at that moment, the station won't call it breaking news. It is part of a new compact with viewers and advertisers not to hype the news.

Announcer-Free TV? Detroit's Baseball Fans Say Yes, Please

The only voices in a TV broadcast of last night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals came from the field and the stands. FOX Sports Detroit offered fans "Natural Sounds at Comerica Park" as an alternative to its regular telecast.

Spanish-Language Radio Star Yanked Off The Air

Wildly popular Spanish-language radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo was taken off the air by his network last week.

Scott Simon On Sharing His Mother's Final Moments On Twitter

The Weekend Edition host used Twitter to share his observations and feelings in the final, tender moments of his mother's life. In a conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish, Simon remembers his late mom and explains how the social media community bolstered his spirits in a time of grieving.
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"Our Nixon:" A New Documentary

Most people know Richard Nixon secretly taped Oval Office conversations during his presidency. But few are aware that three of Nixon's top aides obsessively used home movie cameras to document their time at the White House; capturing...

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Virginia Supreme Court Denies Public Access To Audio Of Oral Arguments

Sessions at the Virginia Supreme Court are recorded, however, the audio files are kept secret, and video recordings are forbidden.


The Reply To Email Overload? Prioritize — Or Turn It Off

In this age of digital overload, we're forced to pay "continuous partial attention" to the world around us. The problem of too much email is so prevalent that a Wall Street titan is using it as his legal defense. Experts offer tips on dealing with the email onslaught.

Heads Roll At TV Station That Broadcast Bogus Pilots Names

The Bay Area's KTVU-TV broadcast obviously made-up and offensive names of what it said were the pilots on board Asiana Flight 214, which crashed on July 6. Now it has reportedly taken action against some of the staffers who were at the station that day.

'Cubicle Guy' Pops Up: Weiner News Conference Made Him A Star

Who was that white-haired guy who kept peering over the former congressman's shoulder Tuesday? He became a social media star known as "cubicle guy." Well, it was a New York City radio reporter who says that "cubicle guy had no idea that he was cubicle guy."