Media and Adv

Fighting Conspiracies, Sandy Hook Parent Is Thwarted by Online Policies

Mar, 08/14/2018 - 03:28
The father of a 6-year-old victim has tried to erase lies about his son from the internet, but Automattic, which runs WordPress, says “untrue content is not banned.”

Get hyped: Today’s Supreme Drop Is All Over the New York Post

Lun, 08/13/2018 - 20:01
A dramatic cover ad on the New York Post for the street wear company Supreme turned today’s tabloid into an impossible to find commodity.

Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Sells Enough to Beat Drake

Lun, 08/13/2018 - 19:58
The rapper’s new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, ending a five-week run at top for “Scorpion.”

Advertising: Google-Facebook Dominance Hurts Ad Tech Firms, Speeding Consolidation

Dom, 08/12/2018 - 23:15
The investment of venture capital money into ad tech start-ups is falling sharply, helping push a wave of acquisitions.

As Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find Footing, Founder Takes Heat

Dom, 08/12/2018 - 22:34
Sales are falling and critics say the company lacks a direction, sometimes seeming to give priority to sales of gifts and tchotchkes over books.

‘The Meg’ Is a Surprise Box-Office Monster

Dom, 08/12/2018 - 19:51
The shark movie was expected to take in $20 million. Instead, “The Meg” collected $44.5 million. Among highbrow films, “BlacKkKlansman” posted solid results.

‘This Is Incredibly Complex’: Inside Twitter’s Debate About What Stays on Its Site

Sab, 08/11/2018 - 02:33
The social media company provided a rare look inside a policy meeting as it struggled with criticism that it left up posts from the conspiracy site Infowars and its creator, Alex Jones.

NPR Is Criticized After White Nationalist Ranks the Races by Intelligence on Air

Ven, 08/10/2018 - 23:11
On “Morning Edition,” the host Noel King pushed back against the race-ranking remarks, but critics said the interview allowed a bigot to spread his message.

The Shift: Facebook Banned Infowars. Now What?

Ven, 08/10/2018 - 19:26
Slippery-slope fears about mass censorship by social media platforms are probably overblown. But many valid questions remain.

A Conversation With: Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards

Ven, 08/10/2018 - 19:23
The well regarded science writer took up poker while researching a book. Now she’s on the professional circuit.

Bits: The Week In Tech: Infowars and China’s Great Firewall

Ven, 08/10/2018 - 15:00
As exasperating as the debate about tech giants’ role in policing content may be for Americans, people in China can only dream of having such discussions.

Tribune Ends Deal With Sinclair, Dashing Plan for Conservative TV Behemoth

Ven, 08/10/2018 - 00:35
The announcement definitively ends efforts by the Sinclair Broadcast Group to create a broadcast giant and potential rival to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News.

Anita Miller, Author and Publisher With Eclectic Bent, Dies at 91

Gio, 08/09/2018 - 22:46
She and her husband founded Academy Chicago, which sold feminist, mystery, literary and children’s books and jousted in court with John Cheever’s family.

By the numbers: The Stars of September

Gio, 08/09/2018 - 18:51
Who makes the cut for the most important month in women’s fashion magazines? Historically, white women. But things are changing.

Tech Companies Banned Infowars. Now, Its App Is Trending.

Gio, 08/09/2018 - 01:55
Days after Google, Facebook and Apple removed Infowars content, the app from the right-wing conspiracy site has surged in downloads.

New York Times Co. Reports $24 Million Profit, Thanks to Digital Subscribers

Gio, 08/09/2018 - 01:07
The company added more than 100,000 digital-only subscribers in the second quarter, enough to make up for a continued decline in advertising revenue.

ProPublica to Fund Investigative Reporting Focused on State Government

Gio, 08/09/2018 - 00:52
The nonprofit news organization said it would choose seven local news organizations and provide money for them to pursue projects beginning next year.

Happy Meal Ad Is O.K. for Children, U.K. Regulator Says. Coco Pops Ad Isn’t.

Gio, 08/09/2018 - 00:22
The divergent rulings on products from McDonald’s and Kellogg’s come as the British government increases its scrutiny of the marketing of fatty and sugary food and drinks to young people.

On the Runway: Vanity Fair’s September Cover Sells Something. And Not Only What It Says.

Mer, 08/08/2018 - 23:50
Michelle Williams, Louis Vuitton and the aesthetics of brand synergy.

Oscars to Add ‘Popular Film’ Category, Creating Questions

Mer, 08/08/2018 - 21:35
By adding a new category, the Academy Awards risk signaling that blockbuster films are not worthy of consideration for the best overall picture honor.