Specs Who Amber Tamblyn Age 30 Accomplishments Stars on CBS’ Two and a Half Men as Jenny (Thursdays 9:30 p.m.); poet and co-founder of the Write Now Poetry Society Base Los Angeles and New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? Probably last night’s dreams. Show More Summary
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115687/netflixs-war-mass-culture Netflix may call itself a next-generation TV network, but it’s fundamentally changing how we watch television, and in turn define ourselves as a nation, argues Tim Wu in a piece for the New Republic. Wu retells some of Netflix’s earlier original content efforts, and argues […]
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An excerpt from “Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee’s Wednesday report: BEE: What Blackstone did was clearly a huge story, but apparently the business networks’ eager young reporters and crazy old codgers had better things to explain. I went to the New York Times — the paper of record – to find out why all those … Read More
Just about everyone has heard by now the cautionary tale of Vice Magazine's accidental outing of a source's location, and that source's subsequent arrest. John McAfee, computer software tycoon turned colorful fugitive, had recently gone missing after being declared a person of interest in the death of his neighbor in Belize. A Vice editor and photographer caught up with him...
Some Chromecast users are starting to report that they have received the latest firmware update for Google’s TV dongle, and the most prominent change seems to be an even more subdued home screen. Gone is the big “ready to cast” tag line, as well as the […]
Bonjour and guten Tag: Netflix executives have visited Germany and France as they are looking for additional markets to launch their service.
Disney shut down its virtual mobile operator more than five years ago, but now it's taking another swipe at a branded mobile service, partnering with little-known MVNO Zact.
A journalist writes: “Please DO NOT use my name. Just say a Romenesko reader. But I thought you and maybe your readers might find it interesting that Slate’s teaser headlines on its home page seem to be increasingly relying on question marks in the headlines to try to get people to click. At 12:30 AM … Read More
Former Wall Street Journal writer Jessica Lessin has launched a subscription-only news site called The Information, but there are a few things about hard paywalls that she should keep in mind
American Copy Editors Society executive board member Brady Jones sent this memo to his colleagues last night. I’ve asked Lincoln Journal Star editor Dave Bundy if it’s correct that his copy desk is being eliminated, but haven’t heard back. If you know what’s going on at this Lee-owned newspaper, please email me. (I’ll protect you, … Read More
Publishers and marketers believe they are being responsible by distinguishing native advertising--advertising designed to look and feel like journalism--from news content by using colors, boxes, and labels containing terms like "sponsored by" or "presented by." But none of those things work with all users or on all platforms. Show More Summary
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I'll never forget the interview that led to my first job, as associate editor at Campus Progress (which has since been renamed Generation Progress) back in 2007. There I was in a conference room at the organization's Metro Center office in Washington, DC: Just me, my boss-to-be Ben Adler, then-associate editor Dana Goldstein, and my mom and my dad. The...
Any advertising that’s in the new print edition Newsweek will be “icing,” says editor Jim Impoco. “Basically, we’ll charge consumers more than it costs us to produce it.” (The price hasn’t been set yet.) (adage.com) Does Capital New York face being TBD’d? “Within 18 months we’ll know whether or not this is on … Read More
McClatchy’s Charlotte Observer has purchased the Dow Jones printing plant in Charlotte — a deal that publisher Ann Caulkins says “sends a clear message that we’re here to stay and we’re investing, and we have the money to invest.” She adds in a memo to staff that “relocating printing could potentially also allow us to … Read More
Specs Who Co-founding partners Löic Maes (l.) and Bill Robinson What Production company Where New York If the name of production company Shady Media connotes a little playful edginess, that was the intent all along. Launched in New York...Show More Summary