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‘Netzpolitik’ Journalists Charged With Treason — Protests Have Begun

One German news website is hitting the media spotlight following two published reports on domestic surveillance. As part of a federal investigation initiated by German officials, a news website,, is receiving heat over controversial leaks. Show More Summary

‘Cosmopolitan’ Blinders Campaign From Hearst Founder’s Granddaughter Compares ‘Cosmo’ Magazine To ‘Playboy’ Porn [Video]

Cosmopolitan magazine needs blinders to cover up its racy content. That’s the idea behind a campaign that wants blinders because it considers Cosmopolitan to constitute pornography, reported the New York Times. Blinders will be used by both Food Lion and Rite Aid in an attempt to shield minors’ innocent eyes from the sexually suggestive covers. Show More Summary

Victoria Taylor Reflects on Her Time at Reddit and Life at the Center of a Media Maelstrom

When Reddit's long-simmering user frustrations boiled over into full-blown revolt last month, Victoria Taylor quickly and unintentionally became the rebellion's most celebrated martyr. Best known for coordinating the site's popular Ask...Show More Summary

Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Allegedly Paid to Have Sex With 16-Year-Old

The FBI has subpoenaed text messages from former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in which he allegedly admits having paid $100 for sex with a 16-year-old girl. Business Insider reports Fogle had been messaging a woman—who formerly worked as a Subway franchisee—with whom he was having a sexual relationship. Show More Summary

Women's Health and Domino Team Up to Cover Healthy Living

While magazine publishers are increasingly pushing for more internal collaboration between brands, it's still rare to see titles from different publishers working together—especially when they have very similar target audiences. Yet,...Show More Summary

5 Startup Funding Rounds This Week That Marketers Should Know About

It was a busy week in funding news around marketing-software startups. Here are five players getting an influx of cash that brand-minded folks should keep an eye on: 1. AltspaceVR reeled in $10.3 million from eight firms, including Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures and Comcast Ventures, a new investor for the virtual-reality player. Show More Summary

Former Relativity Media CMO Angela Courtin Moves to Fox Broadcasting

It didn't take long for Angela Courtin to find a new CMO job after she resigned from Relativity Media. She is joining Fox Broadcasting as evp and CMO, the network announced today. In what is a new role for the network, she'll oversee Fox's brand strategy and manage promotion, marketing and social media. Show More Summary

Owed $37 Million, Carat USA Is Relativity Media's Largest Unsecured Creditor

Relativity Media's Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, filed July 30, lists Carat USA as its biggest unsecured creditor, with the agency owed nearly $36.8 million. The Dentsu Aegis network, which won Relativity's business in October 2010, is among 50 such creditors owed by the independent studio. Show More Summary

Here's How Bud Light Designed 200,000 Different Colorful Cans for Music Festivalgoers

Individualized packaging seems to be the latest trend for beverage giants like Diet Coke and Absolut, and now Bud Light is getting in on the action and bringing it to the U.S. The beer behemoth created 200,000 different cans, variations on 31 designs, using vertical-printing technology from HP. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Check Out Geico's First Spots in a While Not Made by The Martin Agency

Geico is out with its first commercials that aren't from The Martin Agency in a good long while, but they do continue the brand's tradition of absurd, offbeat humor. Four 15-second spots, created by Atlanta shop IQ, are, in all fairness,...Show More Summary

24 Hours in Advertising: Friday, July 31, 2015

Calvin Klein and Mother New York released a new, rather racy campaign. Plus, digital agencies including Brooklyn-based Breakfast and Huge discuss what the dress code is like at their agencies. New on Adweek: A look at the dress codeShow More Summary

Is it fair to reveal the names of minors charged as adults?

Editors at the San Francisco Chronicle learned the identity of a teenage boy in police custody Tuesday who was suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering an 8-year-old girl in nearby Santa Cruz, CA. Initially, the paper withheld his name. Show More Summary

Oh deer, what a headline!

Who gets credit for this headline in the Welland Tribune? Would the story have run had the dead deer been found in another lot? Who tipped off the paper? Reporter Allan Benner tells Romenesko readers: I suggested “Dead deer at dead Deere plant”; the word “discovered” was added by layout to fit the space for … Read More

How The Washington Post built — and will be building on — its “Knowledge Map” feature

Say you’re reading a long story — one that picks up on a lot of other fast-moving threads in the news, some of which you haven’t been following. It makes repeated mention of people whose significance you’ve forgotten. You could open up another tab, throw their names into Google, and scan through the results. But...

A new mobile ad report shows that while you probably start your day with social, news app users are loyal

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first app you open? Is it a social media app? If so, you’re in good company. According to the latest quarterly State of Mobile Advertising report from Opera Mediaworks, which bills itself as the “first mobile ad platform built for brands,” the majority of smartphone users...

E! News Officially Appoints Maria Menounos As Co-Anchor And Also Adds Three More Correspondents

E! News has officially appointed Maria Menounos as co-anchor, replacing Giuliana Rancic. The popular show has also made a few extra additions to the correspondent line-up. The E! News network made the decision public that the co-host position and its associated duties have been officially handed over to Maria Menounos. Show More Summary

Etihad Airways Picks Cheil Worldwide and Barbarian Group for Its Westward Expansion

In March, Etihad Airways made headlines with a new ad campaign—created by M&C Saatchi and starring Nicole Kidman—aimed at redefining luxury in the context of business travel. Now, Cheil Worldwide and New York-based, tech-centric creative...Show More Summary

Kraft's Popular Mac and Cheese Dinner Is Officially Changing Its Name to 'KD' in Canada

Quick—when's the last time you had a little KD for dinner? Don't know? Of course you do. KD stands for Kraft Dinner, which is actually Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, which is formally Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner—or, if you're American, just mac and cheese. Show More Summary

The Dress Code at Digital Agencies Nowadays? Just Don't Come as You Aren't

When Andrea Bredau, managing director of talent at Huge, and her team bring in job candidates, she tells them not to wear suits. Take note, newly minted college grads winding down your summer vacations and looking to get a job in digital: You may need some cool, casual gear just to get in the door. Show More Summary

Is Twitter to Blame for an MLB Player Crying on Live TV During a Game?

One of the most bizarre events in the recent history of Major League Baseball occurred last night, and many people feel social media is to blame. The New York Mets lost to the San Diego Padres 7-3, but the outcome of the game seemed like an afterthought in the bigger picture. Show More Summary

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