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YouTube Users Are Singing Along With La La Land as the Oscars Approach

Ahead of the 89th Annual Academy Awards, YouTube released data related to this year's nominees. YouTube analyzed the trailers for this year's nine Best Picture Oscar nominees and found that the videos have accumulated 3 million hours of total watch time on the video-sharing platform. Overall, when including both studio channels and "popular aggregators," the...

Infographic: What We Learned From The Walking Dead’s Midseason Premiere

On Sunday, Feb. 12, people across the U.S. tuned into AMC to watch the midseason premiere of the network's highest-rated show, The Walking Dead. Meanwhile, millions of connected TVs and set-top boxes were sending data about those viewers to Samba TV. The software and analytics company, which develops smart TV apps for media companies and...

Author Lucy Sykes on Becoming a ‘Fitness Junkie’ and Why She Wouldn’t Want to Exercise With Gwyneth Paltrow

So glad to be back on the beat at Michael's today! What better way to beat the February doldrums than with a dishy 'Lunch' with one of my favorite Manhattan power couples, Euan Rellie and Lucy Sykes. The delightful duo are very popular on the city's social circuit due in no small part, I'm sure,...

Why CNN’s Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz Merge the Worlds of Politics and Pop Culture for Cover/Line

When Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz were hired away from Independent Journal Review by CNN last month, it was as a two-person team, the way it had been when CNN grabbed BuzzFeed's entire K-File unit. The plan was for them to embark on a new project together, one that expanded upon what they had done...

Bicycling Magazine Spotlights Handmade in America Product

It's the sort of a press a new company dreams of. A few months ahead of the $8,975 Allied Alfa custom-made carbon-fiber frame bicycle rolling off the HIA Velo assembly line, Rodale's Bicycling magazine has given the model its March cover and a full-tilt rave review. (HIA stands for Handmade in America.) From Ron Koch's...

‘It does not feel like transparency’: Atlanta mayor dumps 1.47 million pages of public records

IN A SURREAL SCENE near the end of Black Orpheus, the title character seeks his lost love, Eurydice, in a government building at night. Orpheus sees a janitor pushing a broom toward him from the other end of a long, half-lit hallway; he asks the man to show him the Office of Missing Persons. “This is […]

This Tech Pair Aims to Serve Better Mobile Ads Inside Target, CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade

People have grown accustomed to websites tracking their every move. Because everyone is carrying a smartphone nowadays, similar, navigation-styled data is being gathered in retail shops. As the latest example, Blis and Unacast are teaming...Show More Summary

Twitter Just Lost Its Head of Entertainment Talent

Twitter head of entertainment talent and lifestyle partnerships Lara Cohen became the social network's latest high-profile executive to pass through its perpetually spinning revolving door. Cohen announced via a tweet Tuesday that she was leaving the company, but she did not reveal her future plans. I've made the extremely tough decision to move on from...

Rubicon Project’s President Is Among Several Executives Leaving the Company

The president of Rubicon Project and several other key executives are leaving the ad-tech company as it aims to further narrow its business. On Tuesday, Rubicon Project president Greg Raifman announced plans to resign and pursue "an exciting opportunity" while staying on the company's board of directors. Since Raifman joined the company in 2013, it...

The Honest Company Celebrates ‘Honest Moments’ Like Childbirth in Its First Brand Campaign

The Jessica Alba co-founded Honest Company is launching its first brand campaign, "Honest Moments," which it says is intended to start conversations with its customers. It all starts with birth "The Big One," a 60-second spot featuring real mothers telling their birth stories--complete with actual footage. It's a fitting way to launch the consumer-goods company's...

‘Everyone genuinely seems to care. Collectively, not much changes.’

If the 1960s epitomized the modern civil right movements, then the 1980s were the golden age of affirmative action. In the wake of deadly riots and widespread civil disobedience that rocked urban America into near revolution in the earlier decade, diversity—nee affirmative action, integration, desegregation—was seen as the workplace answer to the problems. Whether from […]

4 steps newsrooms are taking to boost diversity

It’s hard to overlook the painful moments that arise from the lack of diversity in the news industry. NBC was accused of whitewashing after giving Megyn Kelly the 9 am time slot occupied by Tamron Hall and Al Roker; Reliable Sources featured a panel of seven media observes who were all white; and the San […]

RD Roundup: ProPublica Illinois Gets an EIC; Lachlan Markay to The Daily Beast

An EIC for ProPublica Illinois ProPublica's Illinois expansion continues with the hire of Louise Kiernan as the first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois. Kiernan, who starts April 4, arrives from the academic world. More specifically, she is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and student fellowship director of...

Hotels.com’s ‘Winter Swear Jar’ Turns Obscene Tweets About the Weather Into Cash for Vacations

Curses! Canadian winters are so bitterly cold and snowy! What the hell can frost-fatigued, wind-weary, drift-dodging Canucks do to get some relief? Well, damn! Now, they can check out the "Winter Swear Jar" from Hotels.com. The social media push from J. Walter Thompson Canada helps turn people's profane tweets about icy, inclement weather into money...

TBWA Acquires a Majority Share in Independent London Agency Lucky Generals

TBWA Worldwide has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in independent, London-based creative agency Lucky Generals. The Omnicom network will now create a TBWA U.K. division consisting of TBWA\London and Lucky Generals' headquarters. Show More Summary

This Agency Created an Obstacle Course to Show People What It’s Like to Be ‘Black at Work’

In honor of Black History Month, Havas Chicago wanted to do something that would get its employees and the people of Chicago to not only reflect, but also learn a little something about what it's like to be black in an ad agency today. A team of employees decided to create an obstacle course in...

A Changing of the Fortune-Cookie Writing Guard

Time magazine's Olivia B. Waxman had the scoop in late January. Wonton Food Inc.'s chief financial officer and chief fortune writer, David Lau, was ceding the latter title to James Wong, a 41-year-old nephew of the company's founder. This week, Wong has spoken to Canadian radio news magazine As It Happens. When asked by host...

Gather will offer a platform to explore questions around community engagement

Looking for a sounding board for your audience engagement idea? Looking to trawl through case studies of other newsrooms’ successful community engagement projects for ideas for your own? The Agora Journalism Center at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon is launching a digital community that the launch team hopes...

A Single Instagram Post Can Now Contain Up to 10 Photos and Videos

Instagram officially introduced the ability for users to share multiple photos and videos in a single post, after several users spotted the feature being tested earlier this month. Users of the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network who update their iOS or Android applications to version 10.9 can now add up to 10 photos and videos...

Instagram Users Can Now Share Up to 10 Photos and Videos in a Single Post

Instagram is hoping to encourage more posting on the platform by letting users do what Facebook has already done for years: post many photos or videos all at once. Today, the app will begin letting users upload as many as 10 pieces of content into the same post. Using the 'carousel' feature, the swipeable format...

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