On December 14, Hartford’s WFSB-TV will not be in Newtown, Conn. “As we approach the somber anniversary of the mass shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, Channel 3 Eyewitness News has made the decision to stay out of Newtown that day out of respect for the community,” the station announced on its website Tuesday. — More.
A massive winter storm is moving its way across the U.S. and is once again expected to blast portions of Tennessee, but, just like last week, East Tennessee is expected to be spared the worst of any frozen precipitation. — More.
Toronto Star tech reporter Raju Mudhar conducted a real-life test of Shreddies, underwear whose motto is “Fart with confidence.” — More.
Don’t miss the reference to Dutch oven.
“We thought it would be really funny to put on suits and eat way too many weed cookies and go see the show. It turns out that it’s just terrifying.”
East TN journalist Ben Garrett: When one of the nation’s most-read newspapers veils its partisan biases so thinly and is as eager to display its hypocrisy for all the world to see, that’s disheartening and dangerous for the newspaper industry in general. Large or small, daily or non, newspapers in general are still judged by the likes of the New York Post, the Washington Post, and a handful of other top-read newspapers. So when you see the next poll saying that Americans have little to no trust in newspapers, thank a member of the NYT’s hopelessly biased and journalistically unethical editorial board . . . and pray for the hastened day that the Ol’ Gray Lady finally goes belly up for good. — More.
Worth the watch. Via a tweet.
Archaeologists have uncovered the oldest known palatial wine cellar in the Middle East at a site in Israel. The storage room stocked at least 3,000 bottles’ worth of the intoxicating beverage in massive pottery jars, researchers report today (Nov. 22) at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore. — More.
Seems to me if they had wine cellars in 1700 B.C, TN should at least be able to sell it in grocery stores in 2014.
NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A federal jury on Friday ordered two media companies to pay $1.2 million to a freelance photojournalist for their unauthorized use of photographs he posted to Twitter. — More.
When can news outlets use photos they find on Twitter? A $1.2 million jury awarded to a photographer over unauthorized use of photos from the Haiti earthquake is likely to give editors heartburn. — More.
In addition, Getty and AFP were also found to have violated a total of 16 counts (based on the eight images in question) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, for the amount of $400,000, according to Joseph Baio, Morel’s attorney. — More.
AFP obtained Morel’s eight photographs from the TwitPic account of a certain Lisandro Suero who had posted them on his own feed without crediting Morel or providing any restrictions on their use. — More.
The case is one of the first to address how images that individuals make available to the public through social media can be used by third parties for commercial purposes. — More.
The jury also said AFP and Getty had violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, for which they awarded Morel an additional $20,000. — More.
When I was at the KNS, I found it pretty easy just to ask permission to use a photo. I know, radical concept.