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Chris Ariens

Chris joined Mediabistro in July 2007 as editor of TVNewser.com and executive producer of the blog network and was promoted to editorial director in June 2009. Before joining mediabistro, Chris spent seven years at MSNBC, as a producer, coordinating producer for the Olympics, and lastly as executive producer of daytime programs., Chris worked as a producer in local TV news in Green Bay (WLUK) and Tampa (WFTS). Email chris@mediabistro.com and follow @ChrisAriens on Twitter.

TVNewser Show Price Break Ends Tonight

tvnshowsmallIs social TV a complement or a distraction? How are broadcasters adapting to Web TV? Is Aereo the future of TV, or will it be shut down before it really takes off? Are drones a safer way to capture news from the sky? Are newsrooms diverse enough?

We’re less than three weeks to the TVNewser Show where we’ll ponder those questions and many more.

So join NBC News anchor Tamron Hall, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Tribune Broadcasting president Larry Wert, NBC SVP Julian March, CNN VP Geraldine Moriba and many more on April 29. And if you sign up before midnight tonight, you’ll get $150 off the price at the door.

Check out the full program and speaker list for more details, and don’t forget to register today.

TVNewser Show Price Break Ends Tomorrow

tvnshowsmallThe TVNewser Show is picking up where last year’s Lost Remote Shows left off.

On April 29, in New York City, we’ll be talking about Aereo, a service that broadcasters want to see shut down and the Supreme Court will be taking up just a week before the Show; the growth of Social TV, which is changing the way shows are produced and watched. Plus, we’ll introduce you to new Web TV experiences, we’ll get to the bottom of why Millennials are the hot new audience and we’ll talk about the revolutionary but controversial use of drones in newsgathering.

As part of the lineup we’ve got Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Tribune Broadcasting president Larry Wert, NBC SVP Julian March, CNN VP Geraldine Moriba and many more joining us on April 29. And we’d love for you to join us as well.

Check out the full program and speaker list for more details, and don’t forget to register today to save $200 off the full price.

How News Leaders Are Finding Audience With the Second Screen

secondscreenWhat are the news divisions at the major networks doing to make sure they’re part of the second screen revolution? How are they engaging their audience? And what about the ecosystem that has built up around social TV?

These are just some of the questions we’ll ask at the TVNewser Show April 29.

On the social TV panel, we’ll talk with Jeff Misenti, Chief Digital Officer of Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network, Katy Finneran, Social Media Editor at Bloomberg TV, Julian March, the senior vice president of Editorial & Innovation at NBC News, and Brad Pelo, co-founder and CEO, i.TV.

We’ll also discuss the future of Aereo, which will go before the Supreme Court just a week before the TVNewser Show, we’ll discuss the hot topic of drones as newsgathering devices as well as the future of Web TV and what are media companies doing to stay ahead of the game.

We hope you’ll join us Tuesday, April 29 for the TVNewser Show in New York City.

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Cubes: Inside Newsweek & The Daily Beast

The MediabistroTV crew headed over to Manhattan’s West Side recently to check out the gleaming Frank Gehry-designed IAC building which is home to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, among dozens of other IAC brands. NewsBeast’s Senior Columnist and CNN contributor John Avlon takes you into the belly of the Beast, which is home to the magazine, the website, a daily web series, and a lot of free food.