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From The New Yorker, With Love

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:20:18 +0000

We wrote recently about Bloomberg putting Eustace Tilley in the ring with President Trump. For the March 6 issue of The New Yorker, artist Barry Blitt has explored a similar theme to frame the cover story by Evan Osnos, David Remnick and Joshua Yaffa. This riff on The New Yorker's first cover in 1925, by...

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CBS’ Doubt Is the First Freshman Broadcast Show to Get Pulled From the Schedule This Season

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:21 +0000

Just when it seemed like the broadcast networks were actually going to make it through the whole 2016-17 TV season without canceling a freshman show, CBS waved the white flag on Friday night, pulling its midseason legal drama Doubt from the schedule after just two episodes. The network announced it had yanked the Katherine Heigl...

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NYPL’s 2017 Book Award Finalists Wrote About Gun Deaths, Pandemics, War Zones, Dark Money and Refugees

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:32:13 +0000

As the name of the award implies, the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism is dedicated to honoring notable works of non-fiction written by journalists. The winner among the just-announced five finalists, to be revealed May 22, will join a group that includes George Packer, Ellen Schultz, David Finkel,...

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This New Campaign Urges You to Tell Your Friends About Podcasts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:45:30 +0000

It's fitting that #trypod, essentially a word-of-mouth campaign to promote podcasts debuting in March, grew its partner base of podcast producers through word of mouth. Israel Smith, NPR's senior director of promotion and audience development, who broached the idea at a meeting late last year with a group of podcast producers, tells a story that...

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How Keeping It Simple Applies to Live Social Media

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:00:31 +0000

One of the most rewarding aspects of social media is the interaction you have with consumers. But an in-market, live social media campaign provides a deeper level of instant gratification, in-the-moment results and real-time engagement. Not many channels can so quickly raise brand awareness, sway sentiment and influence audiences. As these types of campaigns become...

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Viggo Mortensen’s Golden Boot Award

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:00:25 +0000

What's left to say about the 89th Annual Academy Awards at this point that has not already been tweeted, podcast, written about, commented on or TV blurbed? Absolutely nothing. Which is why we are focusing instead on a less celebrated aspect of Best Actor nominee Viggo Mortensen's kudo career-the Golden Boot he collected in the...

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Periscope Producer Now Available to All Users on Mobile, Web

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:00:09 +0000

Periscope announced Periscope Producer is now available to all users on iOS, Android and the web. The feature allows users to live stream on Periscope from devices other than phones and tablets. Anyone can now broadcast with Periscope Producer - available on Android, iOS and web! -- Periscope Help (@periscopehelp) February 23, 2017 First...

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Journalist Recalls Editor’s Memorable Halloween Costume

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:15:07 +0000

Des Moines Register Metro columnist Daniel P. Finney posted a sweet piece this week about two former colleagues both recently claimed by cancer. Much has been written posthumously about one of these folks, Steve Buttry, and not so much about the other, Anne Carothers-Kay (pictured). Carothers-Kay, a veteran Iowa journalist, passed away Feb. 18 at...

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Cadillac’s Lovely Oscars Ad Offers Message of Unity for a ‘Nation Divided’

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:37:17 +0000

Over the past few years, Cadillac has presented itself as an automotive brand with a point of view, one that stands for entrepreneurialism and taking risks, under its new platform, "Dare Greatly." Its new ad, debuting on this Sunday's Oscars, follows that playbook, offering a message of hope amid the anger and aggression of today's...

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Hulu Users Reveal the Weirdest Places They’ve Watched TV

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:04:02 +0000

TV viewers are pretty dedicated to their craft, according to a new study released from Hulu. Hulu surveyed almost 500 members of the Hulu Brain Trust, a group of core users that are invited to answer polls and questionnaires about Hulu services and other TV habits. In a series of surveys surrounding the "true confessions...

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