Media and Adv

YouTube Revamped Its Ad System. AT&T Still Hasn’t Returned.

Mar, 02/13/2018 - 01:14
The company, one of the biggest marketers in the U.S., hasn’t returned to the platform because of concerns that its ads could appear with offensive content.

15 Minutes of Fame Is Too Much. Try 6 Seconds.

Lun, 02/12/2018 - 23:13
Giphy Studios is trying to help actors, musicians and advertisers slide into your DMs with goofy short videos. Yay for our brains!

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ Knocks Migos Out of No. 1

Lun, 02/12/2018 - 20:18
Despite mixed reviews, the pop star’s latest album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with the equivalent of 293,000 sales in the U.S.

Sony Apologizes for ‘Peter Rabbit’ Movie’s Allergy Scene

Lun, 02/12/2018 - 16:58
Tom McGregor, a villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example.

Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Lun, 02/12/2018 - 03:36
Eric T. Schneiderman filed a suit alleging the studio and its founders violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Advertising: Steve Wynn’s Tarnished Name and Now a Tainted Brand

Dom, 02/11/2018 - 21:08
For decades, Steve Wynn used his persona and his name to promote his casino and hotel empire. To get past sexual misconduct allegations, it must act quickly, experts said.

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Ends Sex Trilogy With Solid Ticket Sales

Dom, 02/11/2018 - 19:27
The raunchy “Fifty Shades Freed” and cuddly “Peter Rabbit” were No. 1 and No. 2 at the weekend box office. Clint Eastwood’s latest film was a soft third.

Reuters Publishes Account of Myanmar Massacre After Journalists’ Arrests

Sab, 02/10/2018 - 13:51
The news agency used photos and witness accounts to describe the killings of 10 Rohingya men. Two reporters who worked on the article were charged with obtaining state secrets.

How Joy Reid of MSNBC Became a Heroine of the Resistance

Sab, 02/10/2018 - 12:00
The daughter of immigrants, she spars fiercely with supporters of President Trump, both on the air and in the Twitter ether.

Trinity Mirror Agrees to Buy U.K. Tabloid Rival

Sab, 02/10/2018 - 01:38
The deal would bring together The Daily Mirror and The Daily Express, news outlets on opposite ends of Britain’s political spectrum.

NBC Executive Takes Over Amazon Studios

Sab, 02/10/2018 - 01:17
Jennifer Salke, who championed shows like “This Is Us,” will succeed Roy Price, who was forced out in October after a sexual harassment allegation.

Fox News Retracts a Top Executive’s Column on Olympic Team Diversity

Sab, 02/10/2018 - 01:09
The piece, written by John Moody and published on, sarcastically suggested that the motto for the U.S. Olympic Committee should be “Darker, Gayer, Different.”

Yesterday In Styles: 2004: When Fake News Was Cool

Ven, 02/09/2018 - 19:48
Long before “fake news” became a cudgel for the Trumpites, it was the hippest form of protest for Jon Stewart types during the George W. Bush years.

Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: HomePod Whiffs, but Elon Musk Does Not

Ven, 02/09/2018 - 15:00
In this week’s tech newsletter, a look at Apple’s new smart speaker, the Waymo vs. Uber trial and a billionaire’s rocket (plus his cherry red convertible).

New York Times Co. Subscription Revenue Surpassed $1 Billion in 2017

Gio, 02/08/2018 - 22:41
Subscription revenue now accounts for 60 percent of the company’s total revenue, which increased 8 percent for the year, to $1.7 billion.

‘Pod Save America’ Is Coming to HBO

Gio, 02/08/2018 - 21:01
The hosts, all veterans of the Obama White House, will broadcast a series of hourlong specials focused on the midterm elections.

Letter 44: Why We Need a New ‘Crocodile Dundee’

Gio, 02/08/2018 - 01:45
Movies define countries. Australia and its relationship to the world needs an update.

Tronc Agrees to Sell Los Angeles Times to Billionaire Doctor

Mer, 02/07/2018 - 15:00
The $500 million deal means the newspaper will once again come under local ownership, ending nearly two decades of corporate control.

State of the Art: A Crazy Idea for Funding Local News: Charge People for It

Mer, 02/07/2018 - 11:00
How two tech-industry news sites, The Information and Stratechery, may show a path forward.

Disney Reports Mixed Earnings and a Full Project Pipeline

Mer, 02/07/2018 - 03:14
Disney is pursuing new growth by buying most of 21st Century Fox, building two streaming services and expanding its theme parks.