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Actor Slams Trump’s ‘Vitriolic and Hate-Filled Rhetoric’ in New York Times Op-Ed

In an op-ed piece published today in The New York Times, popular actor and comedian Aziz Ansari says prejudice is on the rise — and hate speech from Donald Trump and others is contributing to it. “It’s visceral, and scary,...

Frito-Lay Seeks Photos of Weird-Shaped Cheetos — and They Can Be Worth Big Bucks

A manatee swimming, a person just about to kick, Macho Poser and T Rex on a rock are just a few of the weird-shaped Cheetos with their photos on display in the online Cheetos Museum, where the Community Gallery is...

George Lucas Scraps Planned Chicago Museum, Shifts Focus to California

“Star Wars” creator George Lucas is abandoning plans to build a museum on Chicago’s lakefront that would have showcased his art collection. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lucas will instead try to build the museum in California. The move ends...

BuzzFeed to social platforms: More transparency, please

Amid publishers’ ongoing handwringing about social platforms’ control over media, BuzzFeed has become a poster child for embracing third-party distribution networks. This progressive view has helped it gain a massive global audience....Show More Summary

Scoreboard: Thursday, June 23

Megyn Kelly has the most-watched show of the day in viewers and the A25-54 demo.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Showed Up at Cannes to Meet With Advertisers After All

CANNES, France—Snapchat bought a huge sign across from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès here this week, implemented other out-of-home advertising, but didn't do much else to woo festivalgoers this year, right? "Where's Snapchat?"...Show More Summary

Author Michael Herr Has Died

22 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Author and war correspondent Michael Herr had died at the age of 76. Herr died in a hospital in upstate New York after a long illness.

Josh Thomas Out at WFLA

His demotion to reporter last year was publicly questioned by the Tampa Association of Black Journalists

Smithsonian Magazine to Hold Annual Museum Day Live! Event on Sept 24

23 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

When admission will be as free as it is at the Smithsonian's museums.

Winners in Brexit: Old people, old media

The referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union was a battle of old against young. But it was also a battle of old media against new. And on both counts, the result was a smashing victory for the elder generation. During the campaign, there was much talk about data-driven targeting, and relentless attempts at social media engagement. Politicians from...

YouTube Is Beefing Up Its Live Video Game to Compete With Facebook and Periscope

YouTube may have been first in the online video space, but as the digital ecosystem explodes, the online video giant has fallen behind in one of the newest trends: live video. Last night during its keynote at VidCon, the annual confab...Show More Summary

Billboard Editor Moves Over to Complex Media

23 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

Executive editor Alex Gale is wrapping up his first week.

LeBron James to EP New CNBC Show

"It’s a transformational series that can lift up all of Northeast Ohio."

The New York Times VR Film 'The Displaced' Wins the Lions Entertainment Grand Prix

CANNES, France—The NYT VR project from The New York Times won its second Grand Prix of this Cannes Lions festival here tonight, with the individual virtual reality film "The Displaced," shot by Vrse.Works, earning the top prize in the...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling On Newt Scamander: VIDEO

In the video, J.K. Rowling talks about how she first came to create the character Newt Scamander.

David Folkenflik’s Tronc Tidbits

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

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