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Hannity Lashes Out at ‘Liberal Fascism’ as Sponsor Drops His Fox News Show

Fox News Channel fixture Sean Hannity is lashing out at a media watchdog group he accuses of “liberal fascism” in targeting advertisers on his show, the AP reports. The move comes as one advertiser, Cars.com, has pulled its ads from...

Why HBO Scrapped Jon Stewart’s Latest Project

Jon Stewart’s post-“Daily Show” career has suffered a setback with HBO confirming this week that it has scrapped his much-talked-about animation project. Stewart came aboard at HBO in late 2015 with a deal to create digital shorts for apps such...

Ken Kurson Resigns as Editor in Chief of the Observer

Ken Kurson has resigned as editor in chief of the Observer and is joining the corporate world as senior managing director at global advisory firm Teneo. "I want to thank Jared Kushner for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime," he wrote in an email to staff, referring to the Trump advisor and son-in-law who...

Writers Guild Ratifies New Contract

“Members of the Writers Guild of America have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with television and film producers,” the AP reports. “The guild announced Wednesday that the new agreement passed by a 99 percent margin, with only 30 members...

From a Central American Bagel Shop to Journalist of the Year

The San Diego Journalist of the Year has been announced. Morgan Cook, an investigative reporter with the Union-Tribune, will be feted later this year at the 2017 banquet of the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for her dogged work: Cook's first story came last April after she found a letter posted...

Facebook Outlines the 3 Steps It Will Take to Address Viewability

Facebook execs offered a peek at how the social giant approaches measurement during a news conference today that included an update on its upcoming audit with the Media Rating Council. Facebook also announced its new measurement science center in New York, which Adweek had a first look at this week. In February, Facebook said it...

Playboy Centerfold Cops Plea in High-Profile Fat-Shaming Case

In a case that generated headlines worldwide and could spark changes in privacy laws, nude model Dani Mathers pleaded no contest today to misdemeanor invasion of privacy. The AP reports that the plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court comes...

Kurdish authorities detain journalist who reported on theft verdict

New York, May 24, 2017--Authorities in northern Iraq should immediately release Aram Bakhtiar, a journalist for the independent broadcaster NRT, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kurdish security forces arrested Bakhtiar on May 22 on accusations of defaming a judge, NRT deputy newsroom manager Soran Rashid told CPJ....

The Evian Babies Are Back, and They’re Taking Over Snapchat in Adorably Oversized Duds

Evian's famous babies campaign is back once again and this time everything is oversized. For the brand's seventh iteration of the "Live Young" campaign from its creative shop, BETC in Paris, it wanted to go from showing babies to having its consumers experience what it might be like to see the world as a baby....

Apple Again Tops Kantar Media’s List of the 5 Biggest Spenders on New Creative

Last week saw an overall increase in spending on national broadcast campaigns. Advertisers spent nearly $848 million compared with a little over $822 million the previous week, according to Kantar Media. Spending on placement for new creative also rose, from just under $89 million to nearly $122 million. Advertisers spent more on placement during the...

TV Special Examines Bill Cosby’s Downfall

A new TV special delves into the secret life of Bill Cosby to explore the downfall of the onetime popular culture icon who became known as “America’s Dad.” Investigation Discovery will premiere the one-hour special, “Bill Cosby: An American Scandal,” on...

When It Comes To The Seth Rich Conspiracies, Enough Is Enough

We’ve always had fringe conspiracy theories floating in the ether, but it seems like now – perhaps because of social media - they are more visible than ever. Lord knows there have been a million insane conspiracy theories revolving around President Trump and Russia. Show More Summary

Two Major Documentaries to Kick Off Relaunched ‘Biography’ Banner

A&E will soon unveil its relaunch of the venerable “Biography” documentary series, kicking things off with “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” and “Who Killed Tupac?” “Biggie” will air in two parts, starting with the two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 28,...

A&E to Premiere ‘Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.’ (June 28) and ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ (June 29) Under the Recently Relaunched ‘Biography’ Banner

Press release from A&E, May 24, 2017: A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched ‘Biography’ banner. The three-hour, deeply personal biography will allow the late...

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