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Hurricane Sandy

MTV and ‘Jersey Shore’ cast unite to ‘Restore the Shore’ post Sandy

The Jersey Shore was terribly and significantly hurt by Sandy recently. In honor of helping the region that also shares the name of MTV’s hit reality mega success, the cast and network are teaming up tonight to “Restore the Shore“. The cast, who have deep ties to the region have already been back and are doing everything they can to leverage their influence in real life and on social to help bring the region back to its fullest. We interviewed MTV’s SVP of Public Affairs, Jason Rzepka about the TV special taking place tonight at 11pm Eastern. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Create Quick Video for the Web

Create Quick Video for the WebLearn how to shoot, edit, and encode online video! Starting October 4, write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit film, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Students will get hands-on experience with a Canon HDV camera and Final Cut in this course. Register now! 
 

Instagram debuts on the web, a look at some of the first media profile pages

Instagram announced Monday that it’s rolling out web profile pages for the first time which look — perhaps not surprisingly — very similar to Facebook, Instagram’s parent company. “You’ve asked for Instagram on the web and we’ve listened,” explains a blog post announcing the new feature. The roll out will take several days, but a few media companies are among the early launches, like powerhouse MTV (which is nearing one million followers):

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The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore on how social affected Sandy coverage: ‘Nothing travels faster than the news on social media’

Surreal is the only way to describe the past 24-hours in NYC. While the city’s still in a bit of shock and hundreds of thousands in Manhattan alone are still without power, a sense of “the show must go on” is in the air. We caught up with The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore in Battery Park in Manhattan to discuss social media and “one of the five costliest disasters out there,” Hurricane Sandy. Read more

Are your Facebook friends affected by Hurricane Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy (otherwise known as Frankenstorm) is in full throttle. While the rain hasn’t started yet here in NYC, the winds are picking up and the streets are looking eerily empty. In July we reported on The Weather Channel’s “My Friends’ Weather”, a Facebook app that tells you which Facebook friends are affected by severe weather. There’s never been a better time to use this app and here’s how. Read more