inothernews:

Front page, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday 14 August 2014.
(via Newseum)

Headline from St. Louis. Two reporters, Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and The Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, were arrested and briefly detained by police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday night while covering the fifth night of unrest there since officers shot an unarmed man on Saturday. A city alderman was also arrested.
Residents and members of the media have been frustrated by the slow trickle of information about the shooting coming from Ferguson’s police department, as well as what they say are heavy-handed tactics by police in the days since the incident. Both peaceful protests and riots have taken place in the city in the five days since the shooting.

inothernews:

Front page, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday 14 August 2014.

(via Newseum)

Headline from St. Louis. Two reporters, Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and The Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, were arrested and briefly detained by police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday night while covering the fifth night of unrest there since officers shot an unarmed man on Saturday. A city alderman was also arrested.

Residents and members of the media have been frustrated by the slow trickle of information about the shooting coming from Ferguson’s police department, as well as what they say are heavy-handed tactics by police in the days since the incident. Both peaceful protests and riots have taken place in the city in the five days since the shooting.

The Washington Redskins released an ad this week featuring Native Americans defending the team’s name as a symbol of pride. Burson-Marsteller is supporting the team, which is under growing pressure to change its nickname. In April, the franchise’s #RedskinsPride Twitter campaign drew an angry response from opponents, who mocked the initiative.

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burgerking:

I love chickenfries because its like a fry but its chicken.

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It’s science.

Burger King has brought back its chicken fries, fried chicken strips shaped like french fries. The fast-food chain is promoting the comeback on social media with the hashtag #ChickenFriesAreBack. The brand has also set up a shop on eBay selling Chicken Fries gear, such as t-shirts, bikinis, mugs, and temporary tattoos.

"In the age of social media, everyone is an obituary writer."

— "On Twitter, mourning is collective: Robin Williams’ death, reflected in social media" (via The New York Times)

Actress Lauren Bacall died on Tuesday at age 89. She was also an occasional celebrity spokesperson for brands. Here’s one of Bacall’s turns promoting High Point Coffee from the 1970s.

Data released by the Pew Research Center this week shows that the salary gap between PR professionals and reporters is wider than ever, reaching nearly $20,000 a year based on median annual incomes for both professions. PR pros now also outnumber reporters by a 5-to-1 ratio, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).


Palestinian teenager Farah Baker has garnered a lot of attention on social media for her live tweets documenting the conflict in Gaza. The 16-year-old’s Twitter followers have increased from 800 to more than 185,000 over the past month. Farah lives near Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, where her father is a surgeon.
"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

— Robin Williams as John Keating in “Dead Poets Society” (via usatoday)


You may have seen your friends on Facebook nominating each other for an ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness of ALS. Even the Kennedy family has gotten in on the action, with Ethel Kennedy nominating President Obama to take the challenge next. No word yet if the president will participate.