Media and Adv

‘Incredibles 2’ Sells a Record-Setting $180 Million in Tickets

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:38
The Pixar movie had the best-ever opening for an animated release, benefiting from rapturous word of mouth. Ticket buyers gave it a rare A-plus in exit polls.

With Twitch, Amazon Tightens Grip on Live Streams of Video Games

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 02:32
Google and Facebook are struggling to catch up with Twitch, a service that Amazon bought four years ago for $1.1 billion.

Advertising: Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:57
Apps have become a critical part of companies’ financial strategies, but people are getting savvier about them and less forgiving if they think their performance is subpar.

Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain.

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:45
A group of journalists leaves a shrinking daily to start a new outlet, The Colorado Sun, in partnership with a blockchain company.

Boston Globe Columnist Suspended After Review Finds Fabrications

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:29
The review uncovered “significant problems” with remarks that Kevin Cullen made in radio interviews and public appearances after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

China’s Official News Media Sharply Criticize Trump

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 17:06
The newspaper that serves as the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece, and other state-controlled outlets, had harsh words for the president’s tariff move.

The Great Interview Magazine Caper

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:00
Andy Warhol’s magazine is dead. No wait, it’s back! Inside Peter Brant’s latest magic trick.

A.M.I., Tabloid Giant and Trump Ally, Expands Its Reach

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 00:53
The tabloid publisher added In Touch, Life & Style and Closer to a portfolio that already included The National Enquirer, Us Weekly and Star.

AT&T Executive Taking Over HBO and CNN Promises a Hands-Off Approach

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 22:39
John Stankey, a 30-year veteran of AT&T, will now oversee the rechristened WarnerMedia after the telecom company’s acquisition of Time Warner.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Fired as Paper Shifts Right

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:19
The dismissal of Rob Rogers, the longtime editorial cartoonist and a frequent critic of President Trump, was the latest controversy involving the paper’s editorial page.

The Serious Business of the Literary Party

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:17
Building buzz and raising cash — the publishing social circuit is good for more than free booze.

Comedy Central Cancels ‘The Opposition With Jordan Klepper’

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:38
“The Opposition,” a “Daily Show” spinoff that starred Mr. Klepper as a paranoid, conspiratorial broadcaster, is the latest show to fall short for the network at 11:30 p.m.

Yesterday in Styles: ‘Metrosexuals’ Were Just Straight Men Who Loved Self-Care. Right?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:07
In the early 2000s, heterosexuals who favored European jeans, wine bars and fancy face creams — the calling cards of some women and gay men — sparked a marketing frenzy.

Shujaat Bukhari Was a Fearless Journalist in Kashmir. He Was Also My Friend.

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:55
A New York Times reporter in Kashmir remembers Mr. Bukhari, who was killed on Thursday, as “a mentor and a friend who never failed us.”

L’Uomo Vogue Lives Again

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:30
The new version of the influential men’s magazine continues its celebration of maleness but with a new emphasis on inclusiveness and gender.

Corner Office: Marc Benioff of Salesforce: ‘Are We Not All Connected?’

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:00
A billionaire tech mogul with a spiritual side, Mr. Benioff riffs on his early days at Apple and Oracle, and what’s wrong with Facebook.

Facebook’s Head of Communications and Policy Is Leaving Company

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:24
Elliot Schrage, an architect of Facebook’s responses to recent scandals, said Thursday that he was ending a decade of service.

Facebook’s New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:57
The company introduced new policies in response to criticism of its role in the 2016 election, but news outlets say journalism can now be mislabeled political content.

AT&T Closes Acquisition of Time Warner

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:52
The Justice Department said it would not seek an injunction to stop the deal, which gives AT&T access to Time Warner’s vast media and entertainment portfolio.

Overlooked No More: Fannie Farmer, Modern Cookery’s Pioneer

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:20
She brought a scientific approach to cooking, taught countless women marketable skills and wrote a cookbook that defined American food for the 20th century.