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World Editors Forum President reflects on five Brazilian colleagues killed in plane crash in Colombia

The chartered plane carrying 81 people that crashed outside of Medellin, Colombia claimed the lives of all but five who were onboard. The players of the Chapecoense de Brasil soccer club and the journalists who were en route to cover the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament were among those who lost their lives. Show More Summary

Here's What the IAB Wants Ad Buyers to Know About Digital Audio

When was the last time you listened to an internet radio station or a podcast? If you said "recently," then chances are you're an 18- to 34-year-old smartphone streamer, at least according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau's newShow More Summary

Twice the FOIA fun: MuckRock bulks up its records request resources with the free FOIA Machine tool

Nonprofit FOIA site MuckRock announced Tuesday that it is officially taking over the records request tool FOIA Machine. FOIA Machine, funded through foundations like Knight and via a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, helps records requesters (whether journalists or interested members of the public) send and track their information requests. Show More Summary

Facebook and Other Digital Ad Sellers Saw Double-Digit Gains on Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Digital advertisers spent 17.9 percent more on Black Friday and 13.8 percent more on Thanksgiving compared to last year, according to AdRoll's data. Its findings are based on cross-client numbers from 25,000 customers that have purchased...Show More Summary

WPP Consolidates All Global Data Assets in One Place as Digital Media Race Heats Up

WPP's media division GroupM announced today that it will combine all existing global data analytics and digital media assets under the [m]PLATFORM umbrella to create what it calls the ad industry's most powerful collection of related...Show More Summary

Revolution at The Washington Post

Is it an underhanded compliment to be called the most innovative company in the newspaper business? The Washington Post will happily take it. In the three years since Amazon’s Jeff Bezos bought the Post for $250 million—now seen as a steal for one of the great brands in publishing—the Post has reinvented itself with digital speed. Its Web traffic has...

How Justin Bieber Booted Bing Crosby Off Retail Stores' Christmas Music Playlists

Right now, if you were to walk into a retail store anywhere in the world, there's a 1 in 10 chance you'd hear a Christmas song thumping through the PA. The deeper we get into the holiday season, the more those odds increase. By Christmas Eve, it's 1 in 4. Show More Summary

Article 19: legal restrictions to “fake news” could be used to limit press freedom

As the debate over fake news and their possible impact on the US elections rages on, the press freedom organisation Article 19 weighs in on the issue, warning against overreaction. Read more...

Quartz launches its Bot Studio with $240K from Knight, and plans for Slack and Echo

Quartz is betting big on bots. The Atlantic Media-owned outlet is getting a $240,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to launch Quartz Bot Studio, a group focused on developing three bot-related projects in the coming year, for everything from messaging platforms like Slack to voice interfaces like the Amazon Echo (disclosure: Knight is a supporter...

Cyber Monday Sales Are on Pace to Nearly Hit $3.4 Billion, Which Will Set a New Ecommerce Record

Cyber Monday is on track to set a new record with $3.39 billion spent online in the U.S., a 10.2 percent increase year-over-year, according to data released by Adobe tonight. That figure will represent the largest online sales day in...Show More Summary

AT&T Unveils Pricing and Channel Lineups for Its DirectTV Now Streaming Bundle

Starting Wednesday, cord-nevers, cord shavers and cord cutters will have a relatively inexpensive, easy new option to access live TV. AT&T finally unveiled pricing, channel lineups and more details about DirecTV Now, its over-the-top, streaming bundle service, which launches on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Inside New York's Social Club for Influential Women

On Nov. 13, the Sunday following the election of President-elect Donald Trump, roughly 300 women gathered to "sit shiva" and "scheme" at The Wing, a newly established women's-only social club and co-working space in New York. The event...Show More Summary

A+E Networks' New CMO Is Ready to Take Some Big Marketing Risks

Specs Current gig Chief marketing officer, A+E Networks Previous gig Chief creative officer, international, A+E Networks Age 42 Adweek: You're now handling A+E's global marketing after overseeing only the international side. How are the company's domestic challenges different? Amanda Hill: Not particularly different. Show More Summary

This Creative Agency's 'Respectfully Disruptive' Campaigns Help Brands Shake Up Their Image

Specs Who Co-founders Matt Doud (l.) and Ed Callahan What Creative agency Where Baltimore In 1994, grade school friends-cum-advertising professionals Matt Doud and Ed Callahan started Planit, a Baltimore-based creative agency that has...Show More Summary

Here's What's Made Tony the Tiger Cereal's Coolest Cat for So Many Years

In September, the media converged in Midtown Manhattan for a press conference with an outspoken, controversial celebrity with orange hair. He would take questions, the PR people promised. He would even do a little song and dance. Nick...Show More Summary

Five lessons on covering trauma from the campaign trail

Of the many crises unleashed by America’s recent election, that faced by journalism is high on the list. Combine the fact that so much campaign reporting simply got this election wrong with the escalating hostility, harassment, and threats directed at news professionals and media companies, and you have a grimly astringent moment of reckoning. Show More Summary

Bill Nye Is Hosting a Facebook Live View-A-Thon to Raise Money for National Parks

Bill Nye—the quirky, energetic, bow-tied science guy from the hit educational show—spent the 1990s winning over the hearts and minds of students with the goal of helping them see that "science is cool." Now, two decades later, he's hoping...Show More Summary

Grey Wins Pfizer's Nexium as Pharma Giant Consolidates Its U.S. Agency Roster

Pfizer, the world's second largest pharmaceutical company by sales, has picked Grey as lead creative agency on its antacid brand Nexium in the U.S. after a review. The business had been with Leo Burnett, which won a global remit in a 2013 review. Show More Summary

Snickers Returns to WrestleMania After Scoring 1.5 Billion Brand Impressions

Snickers is stepping back in the ring with WWE's signature WrestleMania event, which scored the brand 1.5 billion sponsorship impressions this year. The partnership—with Snickers returning as the "exclusive presenting partner" of the...Show More Summary

BuzzFeed CMO Frank Cooper Is Leaving the Digital Media Giant

Industry veteran Frank Cooper is leaving BuzzFeed, where he has been CMO for the past 17 months. In marketing circles, Cooper has been seen as a key conduit between the digital publisher and advertisers because of his brand experience. Show More Summary

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