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Why this Mexican sports site is experimenting with as many new story formats as it can

The Mexican men’s Olympic soccer team entered its game against South Korea earlier this month needing a win to advance to the knockout round. El Tri, as the Mexican team is known, won the gold medal in 2012, but if they didn’t win they would be returning home from Rio empty handed. The stakes were...

Here’s How the Rams Are Promoting Their Return to Los Angeles

Los Angeles' 22-year span without an NFL team is coming to an end this season as the Rams return to the city after playing in St. Louis since 1995. The team is promoting its return in a new ad campaign that features its players leaping over famous L.A. Show More Summary

The 5 Biggest Issues Facing Viacom Now That Philippe Dauman Is Out as CEO

Viacom's infighting is finally over. Now it's time for the company's real work to begin. After months of battling over the future of Viacom, Sumner Redstone has officially prevailed over Philippe Dauman, who has resigned as president...Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: KFC Unveils Chicken-Scented Sunscreen, With Help From George Hamilton

The Rio Olympics may be over, and we're quickly heading toward Labor Day. But there's still time left to enjoy the summer rays. And who can better advise us on how to soak up the sun than the famously brown George Hamilton? In its latest campaign, KFC picked Mr. Show More Summary

Government requests to Google for user data grow by a third

SURVEILLANCE: Google’s Transparency Report, published on July 19th, shows that government requests for user data related to Google and YouTube use increased last year by almost one third worldwide. Read more......

After 14 years, is officially dead. Here are some numbers to remember its life by

By now you’ll have heard that after 14 years, will publish no more. Univision, the new owner of’s sibling sites, likely decided it didn’t want to deal with the Gawker Media flagship’s baggage. Gawker’s writers are being folded into other sites like Deadspin, Gizmodo, and Jezebel, or into other parts of Univision (though...

Speedo Drops Ryan Lochte After Rio Scandal, Will Donate $50,000 of His Fee to Charity

Speedo has ended its relationship with U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte, a decision that comes after the swimmer was accused of fabricating his tale of being robbed in Rio de Janeiro. "Speedo USA today announces the decision to end its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte," the brand announced in a statement. Show More Summary

Longtime Real Simple Editor Steps Down Amid Changes at Time Inc.

Another changing of the guard is afoot at Time Inc., where Real Simple's longtime editor in chief Kristin van Ogtrop announced today that she'll soon be stepping down from her post at the 16-year-old magazine. Van Ogtrop joined Real Simple as editor in 2003, making her the longest-serving editor in chief at a Time Inc. Show More Summary

Platform aimed at audience interaction generates story ideas, goodwill

One morning in January, Elizabeth Marlow was on her way to work listening to KALW in San Francisco, her favorite local public radio station, when she heard an announcement encouraging listeners to share questions they wanted the station to investigate. So Marlow, a nurse practitioner who has lived in the Bay Area for 18 years, went to the KALW site...

How does your newsroom share the data behind your data journalism with the public? Fill out this survey!

When your news organization publishes data stories, does it always publish a “nerd box” alongside it, explaining the methodology behind the analysis and detailing decisions made along the way? Does it publish the complete raw data set, in its naked glory? Or does it publish a cleaned-up version of the data? Or nothing at all?...

IAB Expands Its International Reach With New Dmexco Partnership

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has inked a deal with Dmexco, one of the world's largest digital media and technology conferences. As part of its role as Dmexco's official international partner, the IAB will send its execs to speak at the conference held in Cologne, Germany on Sept. Show More Summary

Adweek Announces Winners of the 2016 Brand Genius Awards

Adweek is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Brand Genius Awards. Now in their 27th year, the awards recognize the talented men and women behind the most inventive, ambitious and successful brand-building efforts across 10 categories. Show More Summary

Melania Trump Apology And Retraction From ‘The Inquisitr’

A story published within the last week at the Inquisitr had attributed to unfounded rumors and innuendo regarding model Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, and her life prior to her marriage. WhileShow More Summary

The transformation of Right to be Forgotten into Right to Forget the News

In the last couple of months European courts have taken particularly troubling decisions on grounds of right to be forgotten, resulting in unprecedented constraints to the news media. Less than two months after the Belgian paper Le Soir’s...Show More Summary

Shield laws and journalist's privilege: The basics every reporter should know

Compelled disclosure is in the air. A federal judge has ordered Glenn Beck to disclose the names of confidential sources he used in his reporting that a Saudi Arabian man was involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. The man sued Beck for defamation after he was cleared of any involvement. Journalist and filmmaker Mark Boal, who wrote and produced The...

Policy updates on holiday

Please note that our media policy news monitoring service will be on holiday until the end of August. We wish you all a relaxing break. Read more......

Ceasefire Brings Hope to Colombian Journalists

Colombia’s constitutional court is moving ahead with a national referendum on a peace deal with FARC rebels, one month after the two sides signed a landmark ceasefire agreement in Havana. The country hopes the ceasefire will end half...Show More Summary

South African Journalists' Jobs in Limbo over Broadcaster Protest Ban

Journalists, civil society groups and the ruling ANC party have gone head to head with South Africa’s public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), since May, when the broadcaster announced that it would no longer air footage of the destruction of public property during protests. Show More Summary

How to re-engage the mobile-first generation

Mobile has become the number one digital platform, but it's not so much news that is being consumed. However, news organisations urgently need to invest in mobile, because it's the platform of choice for the next generation, according to Paula Poindexter, Journalism Professor at the University of Texas. Read more...

This Bottle Cap Could Save Billions of Gallons of Water

With California suffering its worst water shortage in perhaps 1,000 years, VCU Brandcenter students devised a novel plan to curtail waste from standard kitchen and bathroom taps and spread the word about conservation. "With 'Cap theShow More Summary

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