James Gandolfini, the New Jersey-born actor who left an indelible impression on American popular culture with his portrayal of haunted mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He was 51. Gandolfini’s death was confirmed by his managers, Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders. Show More Summary
Ford cars with Sync AppLink can now get two Sirius XM feeds, a live one from a satellite and its on-demand and its internet radio service channeled through a smartphone.
Turner Broadcasting System has wrapped the bulk of its entertainment network upfront sales, finalizing the last of its deals with the major media agencies just hours ago. According to multiple sources, Turner’s TNT, TBS, truTV and Adult Swim secured CPM increases between 7 percent and 8 percent, putting the portfolio at the high end of the market. Show More Summary
The office of Maine Governor Paul LePage will no longer respond to queries from the state's largest media company, announced one of its properties, the Portland Press Herald, on Tuesday. That silence includes responding to requests for...Show More Summary
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Wednesday it's time for the Federal Communications Commission to take action on an 18-month-old petition to lift the sports blackout rule. For sports fans, few things...Show More Summary
For reasons that are not immediately apparent, the girl with the vodka tonic is taking pictures of the actress on the Embassy Row TV monitor, even though the real thing is, at this very moment, perched on a chair inside the studio that lies just on the other side of the wall. Show More Summary
Longtime Rolling Stone writer Chet Flippo is dead at 69. (rollingstone.com) | (viacom.com) AP CEO Gary Pruitt lays out 5 measures to ensure press freedom. (ap.org) BuzzFeed scoops Charlie Rose on his own interview with the president. (observer.com) New York Times throws a big party for cultural-section advertisers. (capitalnewyork.com) Ex-Los … Read More
I live in Atlanta and have two small children, so I am up early and often in the car, schlepping the kids from place to place, especially in the summer. As such, I am an avid consumer of sports-talk radio, harmful as it can be to my intelligence and blood pressure. I grew up religiously listening to Mike Francesa and...
DETROIT, MI -- Education policy in Michigan and the debates around it have become a tangled thicket for reporters (and their audiences) to navigate. Among the complications: the rapid expansion of charter schools; emergency management of public schools in Detroit and beyond; and an experimental statewide school district. Show More Summary
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The Idea Lab of the New York Times has cranked out a series of innovative ad products. Here's some examples -- and a look at why the flashy ads haven't lifted Times' ad sales out of a rut.
“Today” co-host Matt Lauer was a guest on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show this morning. Here’s their discussion about reading and newspapers: STERN: Do you like to read? LAUER: I love to read, although I’ll be honest with you: because I have to read so much for work I’ve lost a little bit of the love … Read More
Fox News talker Sean Hannity tells Playboy that he was “a big troublemaker” when he was a kid. “I don’t know how far I want to go with my honesty here, but I was taken home by the cops in the first grade for hanging on the back of cars in the wintertime,” he says. … Read More
Minneapolis, MN — Best-selling author Vince Flynn, 47, died of prostate cancer today. Flynn is best known for his series of books featuring protagonist Mitch Rapp, a CIA undercover counter-terrorist operative. Flynn originally aspired to be a Marine Corps aviator but was discharged from the service for medical reasons. Show More Summary
Yesterday’s nameplate: Today’s: Sun-Times editor Jim Kirk: “Today marks the beginning of a change in the way we deliver news and information both in the newspaper and online. We are rolling out a new contemporary design in print that we believe will help you navigate the paper better while better connecting related information and content … Read More
Eduardo Porter, the New York Times economics columnist, deserves a shout-out for his column last Wednesday challenging a meme that's been circulating for some time in health policy circles--and echoed in the media. As the meme goes,Show More Summary
This likely won't come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the same-sex marriage battle as it rolls out across the country: Media have published more positive opinions about gay marriage than negative ones. A new study from Pew Research Center that looked at stories from March 18 through May 12 codifies this in a helpful way. And...