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Fantasy Writer Extraordinaire, Ursula K. Le Guin (‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ the Earthsea series), Dies at 88

“Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home...

The New Wave of Media Consumption: How Group Nine Media Stays on Top

It’s no secret that today’s media environment has been challenging for publishers, as audience attention (and the resulting ad dollars) grows ever more elusive. Consumer attention and media consumption has shifted dramatically from radio, newspapers and television to mobile and social media platforms. Show More Summary

‘Judge Judy’ Being Taken to Court

The wildly profitable court series “Judge Judy” is headed to court, with the sale of rights to the show’s library sparking a lawsuit against Big Ticket Television, CBS and Judge Judy Sheindlin, The Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq., reports. Kaye Switzer...

L.A. Location Filming Declines

Filming in the greater Los Angeles region was down last year, with FilmLA reporting that on-location filming dipped 3.4% to 38,284 shoot days, Variety reports. Both feature film and television production slipped. “TV production slid 7.6% to 15,218 days and...

NBC Orders Four Comedies

NBC has ordered its first comedies for the 2018-2019 TV season, placing orders for four multicamera pilots, Variety reports. “Two of the projects boast ‘Will & Grace’ star Sean Hayes as an executive producer,” the report notes. “The first is...

Basic Cable Ranker: Week of January 15

Fox News was the most-watched cable network of the week. Hannity was No. 1 on cable news in total viewers. Maddow was No. 1 on cable news among A25-54.

Wieden + Kennedy Hires New Leadership for Its Renowned Design Studio

Wieden + Kennedy announced it has hired acclaimed design veterans Nicole Jacek and Noreen Morioka to serve as co-heads of design. Together, they will lead the 100-plus employees who are part of the design studio at the agency's Portland headquarters. The duo will relocate to Washington and lead creative and new business efforts for the...

Megyn Kelly vs. Jane Fonda Battle Heats Up

It’s not just Megyn Kelly vs. Jane Fonda anymore. Fonda’s allies in the mainstream media have stepped in to defend her. After Kelly provided a strident coda to her earlier interview with Fonda, Seth Abramovitch, a writer for the Hollywood Reporter, said: “Jane Fonda is a feminist icon, an artistic genius, an exercise mogul, a […]

Media Continues to Eat Crow Over Shutdown

With the government shutdown over with not even one full workday affected, it’s instructive to look back at some of the projections. And it is rare to come across one that, in its glee to drive a stiletto into President Trump, ended up so colossally wrong. A piece by David Faris in The Week deserves […]

CNN: Trump ‘Irrelevant’ in Shutdown Talks Despite Meeting with Democratic Party Leader

According to CNN’s Chris Cillizza, President Donald Trump was “irrelevant” in the negotiations leading up to the government shutdown early Saturday morning. President Trump met with House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) on Friday to try to clear the air on why the Democratic Party minority would force a government shutdown. No deal was finalized […]

Controversial Ballplayer Joins ESPN’s ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ Broadcast Team

A former Major League Baseball player who is known not only as one of the best ballplayers of all time but also as one of the most controversial has joined the broadcast team for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.” ESPN announced...

Alex Rodriguez and Matt Vasgersian Join Jessica Mendoza to Form ESPN’s New ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ Broadcast Booth

Press release from ESPN, Jan. 23, 2018: ESPN today announced that Alex Rodriguez, World Series Champion and 14-time MLB All-Star, will join Sunday Night Baseball – the exclusive national MLB game of the week – as an analyst in a...

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