Media and Adv

A Timeline of MoviePass’s Bumpy History

Mar, 07/31/2018 - 22:15
The subscription-based movie ticket service has been on a roller-coaster ride since 2011, and the end feels near. Here’s what happened.

Les Moonves Stays as CBS C.E.O. While Its Board Plans an Investigation

Mar, 07/31/2018 - 18:17
Days after The New Yorker detailed allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Moonves, the company’s directors took no immediate action.

Local Media Needs Security. What Chance the Rapper’s Purchase of Chicagoist Means.

Mar, 07/31/2018 - 17:55
The rapper and Chicago leader, 25, recently announced he bought the local outlet to resurrect it. But nobody should expect him, or anyone, to be local media’s superhero.

News From Your Neighborhood, Brought to You by the State of New Jersey

Mar, 07/31/2018 - 02:04
Lawmakers have responded to a crisis in local news coverage by dedicating public money to fund journalism in what is believed to be the first effort of its kind.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Firing Prompts Pushback in Hollywood

Mar, 07/31/2018 - 00:57
Chris Pratt and other stars derided the “mob mentality” that led Disney to oust the writer-director James Gunn. But just how should studios handle transgressions made during a more anything-goes era?

Octavia Spencer to Star in ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ on Netflix

Lun, 07/30/2018 - 19:24
Ms. Spencer will also executive produce the limited series, the true story of a washerwoman who founded a hair-care company and became a millionaire.

Future of MoviePass Is in Doubt After Service Outage, Experts Say

Lun, 07/30/2018 - 18:52
The subscription-based movie ticket service said the outage happened after it could not pay its bills and was forced to borrow $5 million.

Vogue’s Top Talent Goes Freelance

Lun, 07/30/2018 - 15:46
As print takes a back seat to digital, two of Vogue’s most influential longtime staffers are leaving their roles for freelance positions.

Advertising: When Is a Burrito More Than Just a Burrito? When It’s a Lifestyle

Dom, 07/29/2018 - 21:24
Chipotle is marketing itself as a “purpose-driven lifestyle brand” at a time when brands are trying to enter their customers’ daily lives.

Judith Appelbaum, a Guide for Would-Be Authors, Dies at 78

Dom, 07/29/2018 - 20:55
A long career in the publishing world was highlighted by her influential and enduring book “How to Get Happily Published.”

Cruise’s Latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ Is a Huge No. 1, Lifting Paramount

Dom, 07/29/2018 - 20:03
“Mission: Impossible — Fallout” arrived to $153.5 million in worldwide ticket sales, contributing to a nascent turnaround at Paramount Pictures.

Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Will Leave ABC Studios in August

Sab, 07/28/2018 - 05:37
Mr. Barris will part ways with the Disney-owned production company in August, following creative differences. He is widely expected to move to Netflix.

Catalog of Fania Records, the Motown of Latin Music, Is Sold

Ven, 07/27/2018 - 20:40
The independent Concord Music bought the catalog of the New York salsa label that defined the genre in the 1960s and ’70s in a deal estimated at $30 million.

Les Moonves, CBS C.E.O., Faces Inquiry Over Misconduct Allegations

Ven, 07/27/2018 - 18:59
The company’s board of directors said it would start an investigation after a report that a forthcoming New Yorker article would detail allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Moonves.

Disney and Fox Shareholders Approve Deal, Ending Corporate Duel

Ven, 07/27/2018 - 18:13
Overseas regulators must still approve the deal, but the votes brought to a close a six-month battle waged across two continents by Disney and Comcast for supremacy in the media business.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Inequality Rising

Ven, 07/27/2018 - 15:00
Why the week’s most important technology story involved the tragic slaying of a young woman at a train station in San Francisco’s East Bay.

Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Guilty to Selling Fraudulent Tickets

Ven, 07/27/2018 - 04:13
The authorities said the organizer, Billy McFarland, got involved in the scam while out on bail on charges related to the festival.

Third Suspect Arrested in Killing of XXXTentacion

Gio, 07/26/2018 - 15:46
Robert Allen, 22, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Georgia on Wednesday, after being indicted in the shooting of the 20-year-old rapper.

Sean Spicer Talks About That BBC Interview: ‘Extreme’ and ‘Outlandish’

Gio, 07/26/2018 - 14:45
He regrets the inauguration crowd briefing. He regrets his Holocaust remarks. But did he corrupt world discourse? Was he an amazing child?

Australian Media Merger Stirs Fear of ‘Catastrophic’ Deal

Gio, 07/26/2018 - 13:15
Fairfax Media and Nine announced plans to merge under the Nine name, which would make it one of Australia’s largest media groups.