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As Firestorm Grows Around Media Kickbacks, the Industry Launches a New Task Force

It has been called (by 4A's President Nancy Hill, specifically) the ad industry's "elephant in the room." The issue? Allegations of media agencies pocketing discounts on volume media buys and not sharing the "kickbacks" with clients....Show More Summary

Dog the Bounty Hunter Defends Hilldog

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

(Visual Approximation) Bet you weren’t expecting that… apparently neither were the hosts of Fox News’ “Outnumbered.” On Friday’s #OneLuckyGuy segment, Dog the Bounty Hunter (a.k.a., Duane Chapman) turned a few heads with his comments...Show More Summary

Brian Unger’s New ‘Travel Channel’ Series Hits Up DC

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

In case you haven’t heard, Brian Unger has a new Travel Channel series called \"Time Traveling with Brian Unger,\" and for history buffs and non-history buffs alike, it’s pretty freakin’ sweet. The season’s second episode, which airs Monday, April 27 at 10:00 p.m. Show More Summary

The Emoji Translation Project on Kickstarter

13 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Fred Benenson and Chris Mulligan are trying to raise $15,000 to fund The Emoji Translation Project, which includes building a digital translation engine, as well as publishing a phrasebook that translates emoji. The phrasebook has practical...Show More Summary

Dept of Defense Chief Admits Network was Hacked by Russians

At Stanford University, current Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that the Russians did hack into an unclassified network for the department he runs.

BET Announces 7 New Shows and Looks Beyond TV for Growth

Singer Tyrese was dubbed the "Mayor" of the BET upfront presentation Thursday night at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. His constituents included Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Mack Wilds, Whoopi Goldberg and Queen Latifah. The night was full...Show More Summary

Erik Didriksen: ‘Be expressive!’

13 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with Tumblr poet Erik Didriksen. Q: How did you begin to write Pop Sonnets? A: I came across a Tumblr post where Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” was recast as a Shakespearean sonnet. Show More Summary

Mobile Will Be Huge at the NewFronts, but Presenters Will Talk About It Differently

AOL will deliver its Digital Content NewFronts presentation on Tuesday evening, and reps for the tech player told Adweek that roughly 50 percent of its two-hour showcase will focus on mobile. It's not as if the words "smartphone" and...Show More Summary

A World Without Newspapers

All the news that's fit to print.... I am old. I am so old that I still like to start each morning with a printed, paper newspaper at breakfast. I could read the paper online, on my iPad or my phone, but there is something enormously...Show More Summary

Accounts in Review: Coke Joins the Long List of Media Searches

The media account frenzy continues. A week after searches for Visa and Coty surfaced, Coca-Cola bubbled up with a review of its U.S. media business. Spending on the account grew 27 percent last year to more than $400 million and is expected to rise again this year. Show More Summary

Live+3: ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' Emerges at Sunday's Top Broadcast Series

ABC’s Once Upon a Time emerged as Sunday’s #1 broadcast series among Adults 18-49

As Mobile Travel Bookings Grow, This Private Jet Charter Service Is Catching Up

While the mobile boom took off for commercial travel brands a few years ago, the private sector has been noticeably slower to make the shift to digital. But that's starting to change for high-end players like Skyjet, a private jet charter service. Show More Summary

File Under: Grant Proposals I Wish I’d Written

Arthur Raney (Florida State University), Mary Beth Oliver (Penn State), Sophie Janicke (University of Arkansas) and Robert Jones (Public Religion Research Institute) will spend the next three years researching whether good news can help make us better people. Show More Summary

Legendary Film Critic Dead at 71

One of the most famous film critics in the U.S., who became a fixture of popular culture as an editor and writer for Time magazine, has died. Time reports that Richard Corliss dies Thursday night in New York City following...

Cablevision Rolls Out New Service Aimed at Cord Cutters

Cablevision has set its sights on cord cutters with its latest product offering. The company released details Thursday on its new line of Internet-focused Optimum services that the company says “provide greater choice and flexibility for the ‘cord cutter’ and...

Google Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Image in Google Maps

A spokeswoman for Google apologized after what she called an “inappropriate” image appeared in Google Maps. The image, which appears to show an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo, was spotted in a map of the outskirts of Rawalpindi,...

CNN Names New Host for Political Talk Show

CNN has named a new host for a politically oriented talk show. Variety reports that Jake Tapper will be the new host of the Sunday program “State of the Union.” Tapper, who replaces Candy Crowley, reportedly confirmed the news this....

‘Investigative reporting is obviously alive and well’ and other observations from first-time Pulitzer jurors

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Pulitzer Medals. (Photo from Columbia University) This year, several first-time Pulitzer Prize jurors came from online news organizations and platforms, including Quartz, Twitter, Trove, The Marshall Project and The Texas Tribune. I spoke with three of them about their experiences judging the Pulitzers. Show More Summary

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