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Andy LeCount to Join HarperCollins

7 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Andy LeCount will begin his new role as vice president, director of sales for general books at HarperCollins on December 29.

Two Archie Comics Stories to be Featured in the Love is Love Book

7 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The release date for this graphic novel anthology has been set on December 28.

Mysterious shutdown plagues popular news site in Qatar

It was 4:30 am on Nov. 30, and Omar Chatriwala and Shabina Khatri were on holiday visiting relatives in Detroit, when the husband-and-wife team who run the Doha News started receiving notifications the site had been blocked in Qatar. Users on Facebook and Twitter had begun posting they could no longer access the portal. A colleague in Doha called Khatri...

NBC’s Live Production of ‘Hairspray’ Sets a Ratings Mark for the Network — But It’s Not a Happy One

Will NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” be the production that convinces the broadcast networks to rethink their strategy of pouring resources into high-profile live musicals? Probably not, The New York Times reports, even though Wednesday night’s broadcast delivered the lowest viewer numbers...

Here Are 11 Eye-Opening Digital Marketing Stats From the Last Week

Last week, holiday shopping dominated a steady stream of digital marketing stats. During the last several days, the data points were more varied, providing a cornucopia of marketing intelligence. Here are 11 numbers that caught our eye: 1. Show More Summary

Flipboard Is Debuting a Swipeable 'Promoted Roundup' Ad That Looks Like Instagram Carousel

Flipboard has launched another native ad unit that lets brands promote multiple pieces of branded content or traditional advertising simultaneously in a carousel. The format, which the mobile magazine is calling "Promoted Roundup," shows a main image that when clicked brings up a full story similar to editorial content on Flipboard. Show More Summary

The Current Version of ‘Jeopardy!’ Has Been On-Air for 34 Years, and This Has Never Happened — Why Next Tuesday’s Episode Will Likely Tug at Your Heartstrings

The episode of the long-running game show “Jeopardy!” scheduled to air Tuesday, Dec. 13, will include the show’s first posthumous appearance by a contestant. The New York Post reports that the episode will include contestant Cindy Stowell, who died of...

Can journalism be virtual?

In June 2003, the San Francisco company Linden Labs launched a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game called Second Life. It quickly grew to over a million users, and has become a touchstone for the potential social adoption of virtual worlds. While other such games, like World of Warcraft, have seen far wider adoption, the creators of Second Life insist...

Michael Moore, Who Predicted in July that Trump Would Win the Presidency, Has a Controversial New Prediction About Trump

Filmmaker Michael Moore, who predicted over the summer that Donald Trump would win the presidential election — and even detailed exactly how it would happen, with the Rust Belt states swinging toward Trump — has made a controversial new prediction about...

Fake News Can Damage Your Corporate Reputation

Fake news just got real. Last weekend, a North Carolina man named Edgar Welch drove to Washington, D.C., with the belief that an area pizzeria was the center of a "Hillary Clinton-sponsored child sex ring." If you think it sounds crazy...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Canal+ Blesses FreeWheel-StickyADs.TV Combine With Cross-Screen Ad Deal

LONDON - If anyone in the premium video business doubted the logic behind FreeWheel's acquisition of StickyADs.tv, French media giant Canal+ dispelled it by choosing the combined entity to optimize and manage its advertising inventory...Show More Summary

Celebrate Kirk Douglas’ 100th Birthday Today by Watching Him in One of His Best Roles

By Chuck Ross Kirk Douglas turns 100 today, and there’s no better way to commemorate the milestone than by watching him in one of his best roles. I’m talking about “The Bad and the Beautiful” (1952) in glorious, Oscar-winning black....

MSNBC Reports Some Fake News about Fox News

Fox News is having its Christmas party at the Liaison Capitol Hill, not at Trump International Hotel D.C., as was reported by Stephanie Ruhle.

He Played for the Dodgers and Angels and Managed the Rangers and Mets — Former Ballplayer May Get the Nod From Trump to Become Ambassador to Japan

A former Major League ballplayer is on Donald Trump’s short list to be named U.S. ambassador to Japan. According to a report by WEEI-FM in Boston, Trump is considering appointing Bobby Valentine to the post. Valentine, 66, is currently Sacred...

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