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French Magazine Draws Outrage for Putting Convicted Killer on Its Cover

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:08:02 GMT

The music weekly Les Inrockuptibles featured Bertrand Cantat, who was jailed for fatally beating his partner in 2003, on the front of its latest issue.



Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:47:35 GMT

Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor at The Times, trying on virtual reality technology at a V.R. event this month.Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality, traces The Times’s push into V.R. and other visual technologies.


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How Many People Watch Netflix? Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Gaten Matarazzo, left, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp in the original Netflix series “Stranger Things.”The ratings company is using audio-recognition software to crack a closely guarded trade secret.


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‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:22 GMT

Andrew Lincoln in the Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” which is the 100th episode of the show’s run.As the zombie apocalypse drama returns for Season 8, the AMC series is looking to rebound from a stretch of storytelling shenanigans that alienated viewers.


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Roy Price Quits Amazon Studios After Sexual Harassment Claim

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:13:51 GMT

Roy Price, at a screening of “Transparent” in 2014, was in charge of Amazon’s efforts to create original movies and television shows.Amazon’s original-programming division was already considering a change in strategy before the accusation against its top executive.


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Harvey Weinstein, Fired on Oct. 8, Resigns From Company’s Board

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:31:16 GMT

Over the last week and a half, more than 30 women have come forward publicly with harrowing stories of encounters with Harvey Weinstein.Mr. Weinstein submitted his resignation during a meeting with the company’s remaining board members, who had convened to affirm his earlier firing.


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Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:32:51 GMT

At the top of PolitiFact’s front page last week, a display ad served by Google promoted a fake news story that said Melania Trump was leaving the White House. It linked to a faked version of Vogue’s site.Google placed ads linking to blatantly bogus stories on Snopes and PolitiFact, sites created precisely to dispel such falsehoods.


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France Considers Fines for Catcalls as Women Speak Out on Harassment

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:22:23 GMT

Marlène Schiappa, center, France’s junior minister for gender equality, who is helping to develop a new law against street harassment, said she had been deeply struck by stories of abuse shared by women on social media.A French social media campaign inspired by the scandal around the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has put the spotlight on proposed new laws.


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Australian TV Host’s Departure Raises Questions on Gender Pay Gap

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:01:57 GMT

Lisa Wilkinson and her co-host, Karl Stefanovic, at a TV awards ceremony in Melbourne, Australia, in April. Ms. Wilkinson’s last contract was said to be about half as rich as Mr. Stefanovic’s.The abrupt defection of Lisa Wilkinson, a co-host of the popular “Today Show,” to a rival network is reigniting a debate about a gender pay gap in media.


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Harvey Weinstein’s Fall Opens the Floodgates in Hollywood

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:19:49 GMT

Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Hollywood associations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America have moved to strip Harvey Weinstein of his membership.With women in the entertainment industry leading the discussion, talk of sexual harassment floods social media.


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Netflix Says It Will Spend Up to $8 Billion on Content Next Year

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:24:10 GMT

Netflix will soon release the second season of “Stranger Things.” The streaming service plans to invest more in original programming.The company beat expectations by adding 5.3 million subscribers in the third quarter and said it would ramp up its spending on original content.


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Investigative Journalist in Malta Is Killed in Car Bombing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:09:42 GMT

Forensic experts looked for evidence after a car explosion killed an investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, in Bidnija, Malta, on Monday.Using the leaked Panama Papers, the journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, exposed Malta’s links to offshore tax havens.


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Reeling From Scandal, Weinstein Company Gets a Financial Lifeline

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:12:57 GMT

Thomas J. Barrack Jr. is the founder and chief executive of Colony Capital.The embattled studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein secured a financial lifeline — and possible new owner — from Colony Capital, an investor with experience in distressed Hollywood assets.


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Mediator: As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:32:40 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, and his fellow mavens of social media regularly offer to be more “transparent.” But people are starting to see through that.We’re giving away a lot more information than we’re getting from Mark Zuckerberg and his friends.


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A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT

The account @TrumpsAlert keeps track of the Twitter activities of President Trump, his wife, three of his children and his adviser Kellyanne Conway.Twitter bots are winning fans by formatting President Trump’s posts to look like official statements, or tracking the accounts he and his inner circle follow.


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Baby Boomers to Advertisers: Don’t Forget About Us

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:16:22 GMT

An image from a T-Mobile commercial that mocks the way competitors market phones to baby boomers.Brands work very hard to connect with the millennial generation, but baby boomers are large in number and have money to spend.


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Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:49:38 GMT

Jim Jehle, 66, a senior project manager, meets with his mentor, Nicole Mancino, 27, the director of marketing, at Sachse Construction’s office in Detroit. The company paired 10 executives with junior workers.As businesses chase evanescent market trends, young workers are being pulled into programs to give advice to the top ranks of their companies.


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Young Audiences Flock to ‘Happy Death Day’

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:34:19 GMT

Jessica Rothe stars in “Happy Death Day,” the latest in a string of No. 1 horror hits for Blumhouse Productions.Continuing a horror boom at the box office, “Happy Death Day” arrived as the No. 1 movie in North America, with $26.5 million in ticket sales.


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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Breitbart in the White House

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:00:43 GMT

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart News’s senior White House correspondentIn this week’s episode, Charlie Spiering, a White House correspondent for Breitbart News, spoke to The Times about how he does his job, what he makes of the controversy surrounding his employer and more.


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Harvey Weinstein Ousted From Motion Picture Academy

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:02:21 GMT

Harvey Weinstein at the 2014 Oscars in Los Angeles.In an emergency session brought about by the recent public accusations, the board voted to remove the mogul whose studios won more than 80 Oscars.


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Heard the One About Asia’s Comedy Scene? First, You’ll Need a Permit

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:32:10 GMT

Storm Xu, a Chinese comedian from Shanghai, gave up a career as an engineer to become a stand-up comedian. In order to tell jokes, he must first submit his scripts to government censors.Comedians in some Asian countries must have their scripts approved while finding creative ways to joke about sex and politics so as not to offend the government.


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Harvey Weinstein May Get Kicked Out of the Oscar Club

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:24:38 GMT

The headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. The academy’s 54-member board will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss Harvey Weinstein’s membership.The academy has long insisted that professional achievement is what counts, but now it stands at a precipice, and Harvey Weinstein could change everything.


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Bob Weinstein’s Upbeat Statement Belies Company in Chaos

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:40:18 GMT

Bob Weinstein, co-founder of the Weinstein Company movie studio, denied reports that the company was exploring a sale or shutdown.“Business is continuing as usual,” says the executive, after published accusations against his brother, Harvey, have left the company in turmoil.


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Right and Left React to Harvey Weinstein Reports

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00:01 GMT

Harvey Weinstein in Venice in 2012.Writers from across the political spectrum take on the fallout from accusations of sexual misconduct by the Hollywood producer.


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Amazon Studios Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Claim

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:49:51 GMT

Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was accused on Thursday of making repeated sexual advances toward a producer of another Amazon show in 2015.Isa Hackett, of “The Man in the High Castle,” goes public with her story of lewd propositions she says Roy Price made toward her in 2015.


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Trump’s Attacks on the Press: Telling Escalation From Empty Threats

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:11:06 GMT

President Trump speaking to the news media at the White House last month.Old hands like Bob Schieffer and Russell Baker take the president’s words with a grain of salt. Others are not so sure.


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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:06:42 GMT

Facebook, Google and others positioned themselves as bettering the world. But their systems and tools have also been used to undermine democracy.American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.


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21st Century Fox Pressed by Investment Group to Overhaul Board

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:41:31 GMT

Fox Studios in Los Angeles. An investment group on Thursday called on 21st Century Fox to overhaul its board in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal at Fox News.The CtW Investment Group said the company’s directors had failed to effectively address the “longtime ethics crisis” at Fox News in a way that put 21st Century Fox at risk.


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Rose McGowan’s Twitter Account Locked After Posts About Weinstein

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:26:24 GMT

Rose McGowan in 2015. “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE,” she wrote on her Instagram page.The actress shared a screenshot saying she had been blocked from posting for 12 hours. Twitter said one of her tweets had violated its privacy policy.


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Kim Wall, Slain Journalist, Is Remembered in Her Own Words

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:59:24 GMT

Tom Wall, the brother of Kim Wall, spoke at a memorial service for her on Wednesday night at Columbia University.At a memorial service at Columbia University, family and friends read from Ms. Wall’s work and urged others to continue the work she had loved.


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Weinstein Company Was Aware of Payouts in 2015

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:21:58 GMT

The Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Conflicting accounts have emerged about what executives at his company knew of the misconduct complaints against him.As the company seeks to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein, there are conflicting accounts about what it knew and how it responded.


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How Did NBC Miss Out on a Harvey Weinstein Exposé?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:49:49 GMT

A report by Ronan Farrow on allegations of mistreatment of women by Harvey Weinstein, shown here at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year, began at NBC News but was ultimately published by The New Yorker.Ronan Farrow was an NBC contributor when he began reporting on claims that Mr. Weinstein had mistreated women. The article ended up being published by The New Yorker.


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Wonder Woman’s Surprising Back Story Has a Film of Its Own

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:02:18 GMT

Angela Robinson said she debated with herself whether the story of a three-way relationship involving bondage, sadomasochism and Wonder Woman would be made. “But I became obsessed with telling it,” she said.The director Angela Robinson explains how a psychologist with a three-way relationship and an interest in bondage and sadomasochism came to invent the superhero.


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Critic’s Notebook: Harvey Weinstein Is Gone. But Hollywood Still Has a Problem.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:51:18 GMT

Harvey Weinstein in 2015.Women helped build the movie industry, but it has long been a male-dominated enterprise that systematically treats women — as a class — as inferior.


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