There is someone who works at the Associated Press, probably more than one!, that makes a decision about which news stories are important enough to be an alert for mobile users. And they decided that Oprah’s imminent announcement to end her show in 2 years is worthy:

AP thinks this is critical news

I can’t decide if this is dumber than their alert about golf in the 2016 Olympics. Does this even merit an alert if you work for Oprah and will lose your job in 2011?

They accept (and seem to ignore) feedback at mnnfeedback@ap.org.