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NBC Announces the Fourth Coach for ‘The Voice’

< 1 minute agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

NBC announced today who will occupy the fourth and final spot on the coaches’ panel for “The Voice.” Alicia Keys will return for her third stint on the panel. The show made the official announcement with a video clip posted...

Newsonomics: The Daily’s Michael Barbaro on becoming a personality, learning to focus, and Maggie Haberman’s singing

He doesn’t listen to many podcasts, and he doesn’t even own an Amazon Echo or Google Home, but Michael Barbaro has become one of this year’s breakout audio stars. Barbaro began hosting The New York Times’ The Daily at its February launch, and the show’s five-day-a-week window into the news has added a brighter, warmer...

MGM’s First Ad Following the Las Vegas Shootings Draws Swift Criticism on Social

< 1 minute agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

MGM Resorts International has released a new ad following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas 18 days ago. The 30-second spot, "Together We Shine," debuted during opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA season and has immediately drawn criticism on social media. MGM originally released its first brand campaign, "Welcome to the Show," on Sept....

Poll: Almost Half Think Media Make Up Stories About Trump

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that almost half of voters, 46 percent, believe that the news media fabricates news stories about President Trump and his administration. Just 37 percent disagree, while, 17 percent are undecided, according to the poll. Voters are divided along partisan lines with 76 percent of Republicans agreeing that the media […]

Netflix Says Nielsen Measurement Is ‘Not Even Close’

< 1 minute agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

Netflix and Nielsen are having what might be politely described as a misunderstanding about Nielsen’s newest effort to measure Netflix viewing. USA Today reports that Nielsen “is offering its first data on how many people actually watch the streaming giant’s...

That content recommendation network everyone loves to hate is also investigating Russia-linked U.S. election tampering on its platform

Facebook groups and campaigns. Twitter ads. Ads on YouTube, on Gmail. Promotions on Pokémon Go?! And now Outbrain, one of the companies responsible for those ubiquitous content recommendations no one ever thought they needed, is investigating whether Russia-linked groups purchased ads on its platform to somehow meddle in the 2016 U.S. elections, according to a...

U.S. Olympian Says Team Doctor Molested Her

Adding her voice to the #MeToo movement that has spread since allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced in connection with Harvey Weinstein, gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney has accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of molesting her....

Panoply’s Pinna might just be the first really interesting attempt to get people to pay for podcasts

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 136, published October 17, 2017. 60dB ? Google. Google has acqui-hired the team behind 60dB, the personalized short-form audio app. The team, which goes by the name of Tiny Garage Labs, announced the move last Tuesday, and a Google representative confirmed the development to Business Insider. As part of...

Cable Channel Pulls the Plug on Signature Show

A series that became a fixture of the cable landscape following its launch back in 1995 is about to end its run. Variety reports in an exclusive that E! is pulling the plug on “Fashion Police,” which has been a...

Not a revolution (yet): Data journalism hasn’t changed that much in 4 years, a new paper finds

When you hear the words “data journalism,” you also often hear words like “revolution” and “future.” But — according to a new paper that looks at a couple hundred international data journalism projects nominated for awards over four years — most of the journalism itself hasn’t changed as much as you’d think: It still mostly...

Ecuadoran TV journalist receives death threats

New York, October 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ecuadoran authorities to ensure the safety of television journalist Janet Hinostroza....

Legendary TV Executive Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on Four Decades of Harassment in Hollywood: ‘The No. 1 casting criterion in Hollywood is that, above all else, an actress must be ‘hot and f—able’’

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a veteran of decades as a Hollywood writer and TV producer best-known for creating “Designing Women” and for her long allegiance with the Clintons, tells of years of sexual impropriety and abuse of power in Hollywood in a...

One of India’s most famous newspapermen is turning to digital with a political journalism platform

In 2014, when Shekhar Gupta stepped down as CEO and editor-in-chief of The Indian Express, speculation swirled around his next move. Gupta is one of India’s most famous journalists, arguably the last of a tribe of celebrity editors almost as famous as their publications. During his 19-year reign at the English-language publication, Gupta transformed the...

‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin’s Family to Carry On His TV Legacy

The family of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, who was killed by a stingray in 2006, has just signed a deal to return to Animal Planet with a new show. “The network said Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, and...

The New York Times released new staff social media guidelines, so phew, thankfully that’s settled

Last night, in an event at George Washington University, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet talked about his frustration with the social media profiles of some of the Times’ reporters and editors: “I’ve spent full days policing our social media,” executive editor Dean Baquet said, adding that he’s called reporters personally. Baquet said his...

Alicia Keys Makes Her Triumphant Return as 15-Time Grammy Award Winner Reclaims a Red Chair on Season 14 of ‘The Voice’

Press release from NBC, Oct. 18, 2017: Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner and musical superstar Alicia Keys will return to the 14th season of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award winning musical competition series “The Voice.” Keys will be joined by Adam Levine,...

Even smart people are shockingly bad at analyzing sources online. This might be an actual solution.

Many smart people are still very bad at evaluating sources. Stanford’s Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew observed “10 Ph.D. historians, 10 professional fact checkers, and 25 Stanford University undergraduates…as they evaluated live websites...Show More Summary

As news organizations around the world struggle with advertising, more are prioritizing the individual reader

Journalism is going through a moment of self-reckoning. News organizations around the world are trying to repair or improve readers’ perceptions of their work, while also trying to figure out how to make real money sustainably while playing on Facebook and Google’s turf (and not just to stem print losses). So they focus increasingly on...

With $440,000 in funding, MuckRock is expanding its mission to improve access to public records

Here’s something surprising about MuckRock, the nonprofit site created to increase access to public records: While the site was founded over seven years ago, neither one of its founders have been working on the project full-time. That’s changing. MuckRock said Thursday that it’s raised $440,000 from The Knight Foundation and The Democracy Fund, which will...

With its new reporting network, ProPublica wants to fund investigative reporters around the U.S.

ProPublica is going local. Last week the organization announced the ProPublica Local Reporting Network, a new initiative that will pay the full-time salaries and benefits of six journalists as they do investigative reporting within their local communities. With the effort, ProPublica wants, however slightly, to help fill some of the gaps left by the hollowing-out...

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