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David Folkenflik’s Tronc Tidbits

Good info Monday on the radio, followed by great info Wednesday via Twitter.

Jingle Punks and the Songwriter Poo Bear Want to Create the Next 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing'

CANNES, France—Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd and Jared Gutstadt, president of Jingle Punks, are creating a new market for forging partnerships between brands and musicians. Their work has connected artists like Timbaland, Justin Bieber, Steven...Show More Summary

‘Dance Moms’ Star to Plead Guilty In $5 Million Fraud Case

Abby Lee Miller, the star of Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” has agreed to a deal with federal prosecutors and will plead guilty next week in a $5 million fraud case. Details of the agreement were not released, but cites sources...

Media Stocks Suffer Across Europe and U.K. Following ‘Brexit’ Vote

Media stocks fell this morning on London’s FTSE and across Europe in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to exit the European Union. “Shares in pan-Euro pay TV giant Sky were down almost 8% by noon UK time, while ITV was...

Self-Published Bestsellers List

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Man Candy by Melanie Harlow has joined the Self-Published Bestsellers List this week at No 1.

Dramedy Series Picked Up for Third Season — Producer Inks First-Look Deal

A comedy-drama series that bowed last fall has received a renewal for a third season, while one of its producers signed a first-look deal with Hulu. The streaming service announced the pickup for “Casual” and the new deal with Jason...

CBS Shuffles This Sunday’s Schedule, Will Rebroadcast Series Premiere

CBS has announced a tweak to its prime-time lineup for this Sunday, pulling the broadcast of an “Elementary” repeat that was previously announced and replacing it with a rebroadcast of the “American Gothic” series premiere. The new drama series stars...

'It’s just a tough environment': Kansas sales highlight the challenges for family-owned papers

June 17 was a tumultuous day for family-owned newspapers in Kansas. Members of the Simons family, which has owned the Lawrence Journal-World for 125 years, informed employees that morning that they had agreed to sell the paper and other properties to West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers for an undisclosed sum. Show More Summary

Mike Sugerman is Leaving KPIX

"I've done, I figure, 10,000 stories over the last 37 years," he said.

VidCon Stars Read Mean Tweets

Some of the top creators of Internet content are featured in the latest edition of “Mean Tweets.” The clip from ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was posted as content creators gather for this weekend’s VidCon. It’s one of the most expletive-laced...

See How Close the Flames Come to KTLA Crew Covering Wildfire

"You don't realize how fast a fire moves until you're breathing hot, ashy air and the panic starts to set in."

Why Agencies Will Be a Barometer of Brexit's Fallout and Potential for Recovery

CANNES, France—When economic times are tight, as they're likely to be in the aftermath of Great Britain's decision to leave the EU, the financial health of marketing agencies is often a sign of things to come. "It's actually a barometer...Show More Summary

The Center for Fiction Reveals 2016 Fellows

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Center for Fiction has revealed the nine writers who have been chosen as fellows for 2016.

Fresh Off Bringing NBA Title to Cleveland, LeBron James Launches TV Series

NBA Finals MVP LeBron James just wrapped up the first major sports title for the city of Cleveland in 52 years, but he’s not stopping there. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star forward, a native of Northeast Ohio, will continue his focus....

NBA Superstar LeBron James and Business Partner Maverick Carter Draft a Winning Lineup for New CNBC Series ‘Cleveland Hustles’

Press release from CNBC, June 24, 2016: Today, CNBC announced LeBron James’ and Maverick Carter’s selection of local judges and globally recognized C-suite host for the network’s highly anticipated unscripted primetime series, “Cleveland Hustles,” premiering Wednesday, August 24 at 10pm...

WNYW Has Changed How it Does Sports

"It’s not like we don’t care about sports.”

This Radio Industry Legend Is Now Transforming the Podcasting Scene

CANNES, France—Norm Pattiz has been called the Prince of Podcasts, but after a quick survey of his four-decade career, the Wizard of Wireless may be a more apt nickname. The Los Angeles native revolutionized radio after founding Westwood One in 1976, and now the 73-year-old is attempting to do the same with podcasting. Show More Summary

These Twisted Ice Cream Ads Are Among the Sweetest Print Work at Cannes

CANNES, France—One of the great pleasures of the Cannes Lions festival is discovering wonderful ads you've never seen before. Cutwater creative chief Chuck McBride has a few favorites from this year's show. He discussed those with us...Show More Summary

Coming Soon: A TV Series Based on the ‘Step Up’ Movie Franchise — Here’s How Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum Will Be Involved

In a blockbuster announcement for fans of the “Step Up” movies, a series based on the dance drama franchise is in the works at YouTube. The video platform and Lionsgate Television announced the project Thursday. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum,...

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