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TV Basketball Deal Extended

Fox Sports gave a vote of confidence to a fledgling basketball league, announcing that it has extended its deal for the 3-on-3 pro league BIG3 by an extra year. Co-founded by Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, the league...

NPR Makes Staffing Changes as it Prepares for Its Collaborative Journalism Initiative

NPR shifts some newsroom roles as work continues on a multi-year effort to develop its Collaborative Journalism Network, which will connect NPR staff with staff at local member stations across the country through regional hubs. The hubs will serve as localized command centers when breaking news hits as well as a way to increase resources...

Instagram: Here’s How to Control Whether Photos You’re Tagged in Appear on Your Profile

By default, when someone tags you in a photo on Instagram, the photo will automatically appear on your profile. However, did you know that Instagram allows you to stop this from happening? Our guide will show you how to prevent photos you're tagged in from automatically appearing on your profile. Note: These screenshots were captured...

CP+B Names the Head of Recently Acquired Forsman & Bodenfors as Its New Global CEO

Crispin Porter + Bogusky announced today that Erik Sollenberg will be its next global chief executive officer. The incoming CEO formerly spent 14 years as head of Forsman & Bodenfors, the Swedish agency acquired by CP+B's parent company MDC Partners just over a year ago. He will relocate to the agency's headquarters in Boulder, Colo.,...

Parents of LGBTQ Youth Also Come Out in This Touching Campaign for PFLAG

3M, maker of Post-it notes and dozens of other consumer products, gives the parents of LGBTQ individuals a chance to share their unique perspective in this video for its #ParentsComingOut campaign, made for nonprofit advocacy group PFLAG. Coming out can be a scary, awkward and intense process for LGBTQ teens and adults, and most media...

The Daily Beast Taps Mia Libby as Its Next CRO

A replacement has been found for Bill McGarry and is being internally announced late this morning by The Daily Beast. CRO McGarry departed a few months ago for a position as vice president of sales with The Weather Channel. Taking over the role of chief revenue officer sometime in October will be Mia Libby (pictured),...

SB Nation’s The MMA Hour Is Prepping for Mayweather-McGregor Live on Twitter

Vox Media's The MMA Hour from SB Nation, which began livestreaming on Twitter June 26, is turning its focus to Saturday night's long-anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. Special episodes of The MMA Hour will livestream on Twitter from Radio Row in Las Vegas: Wednesday, Aug. 23. 3 p.m. to 5...

Five months in, the News Integrity Initiative is refining its focus on diversity, transparency, and trust

The News Integrity Initiative — the $14 million news literacy project based at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, backed by funders including Facebook, Craig Newmark, and the Ford Foundation — is getting a clearer path forward. This morning, NII published a new roadmap for the project, which is designed to better lay out the...

Carl Cameron is Retiring From Fox News

"If you have ever seen any campaign coverage ever here on Fox News Channel, you knew him by two words: 'Campaign Carl.'"

Google Is Teaming Up With Walmart to Take on Amazon in Voice-Activated Ecommerce

Google is hoping the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer can give it some much-needed leverage over Amazon. The company has partnered with Walmart, making it the first time that the retailer has legally sold its goods outside of its own website and stores. Starting in September, Walmart will supply "hundreds of thousands of items" that can...

Will New L.A. Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn Tap Lessons Learned With Janice Min?

There are three people who have fundamentally changed the way entertainment news is covered on the West Coast: TMZ's Harvey Levin, Deadline founder Nikki Finke and The Hollywood Reporter's Janice Min. Levin is still at it; Finke, recently focused on the non-fiction side of things, is rumored to be making a return of some sort...

Providence Equity Has Reportedly Invested $200 Million in DoubleVerify

The number of truly independent marketing measurement software providers keeps dwindling. Private equity firm Providence Equity revealed today that it has invested heavily in DoubleVerify, an analytics player that helps brands determine the effectiveness of their digital media buys. Show More Summary

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