The Breaking News Epidemic

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in 2015 but is just as timely–perhaps even more timely–today than when it was first released. We are going into a period of extended “breaking news” interruptions due to the chaos in Washington and the 2020 Election Year Cycle, so it’s not a bad idea to revisit the […]

Nightshift Sports Rio Preview: Mariel Zagunis

The Olympics Fencing is an old, old sport. It’s possible that you might not know anyone that actually knows how to fence, which is all the more reason why you should watch Mariel Zagunis of the U.S. Olympic Fencing team. The sport is lightning quick and is more of a mind game than a physical […]

Nightshift Sports Rio Preview: Marti Mallow

The Olympics Athletic competition in judo is nothing like the staged, tightly choreographed physical dances you see in action films. It’s a lot more tactical and mistakes are not allowed–they take you right out of the match. Here’s U.S. Olympic Judo team member Marti Mallow, in a profile produced by Sports Illustrated (embed via YouTube).

Nightshift Sports Rio Preview: The Shooters

The Olympics The Summer Olympics are one of the world’s great athletic and cultural events. There will be a nation’s worth of new media and television coverage at the Rio Olympics, but don’t forget to look at/for the very great work that is being done by still photographers at the Olympics.   Embed from Getty […]

Nightshift Sports Rio Preview: Allyson Felix

The Olympics  One in in a series of videos on the 2016 Rio Olympics focusing on American Athletes. The series is produced by Sports Illustrated. This particular video focuses on American track&field star Allyson Felix.  One recommendation: play it full screen. It’s very well done. Embed courtesy of Sports Illustrated via YouTube .

Nightshift Sports Rio: Olympics On All Devices

The Olympics From our friends at Wired magazine, a guide to watching the Olympics on all of your digital devices. And, here at the media bunker, we have a very simple  system to keep up with the events, using Chromecast, a laptop, and a flatscreen. Go to and select the events you want to […]