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Reader’s Digest parent company bets its life on hearth-and-home, wholesome audience

Bonnie Kintzer has had plenty of experience as a publishing consultant and executive as well as earning a Harvard MBA degree. Still, when she signed on as CEO in April 2014 to turn around the twice-bankrupt Reader’s Digest Association,...Show More Summary

RIP: Journalist, Diplomat John H. Hicks

John H. Hicks, the first black reporter hired by the St. Louis Post-Distpach, was 85.

France's Most Famous Arab Cartoonist on Growing Up Between Two Worlds

Riad Sattouf is the best known Arab cartoonist in France. He has also succeeded as a film director -- his highly popular movie The French Kissers won a César for best first film. Yet these days the 37-year-old Sattouf's fame is owedShow More Summary

Christian Science Monitor: We’ll cover fewer topics, but do so with authority and insight

At an all-hands meeting last Friday, Christian Science Monitor staffers were told that the paper is restructuring and will cut about two dozen jobs over the next 18 months. “We will retain the capacity to cover the most important stories of the day,” says a memo to staff, “but a significant share of our resources … Read More

Lawyers for Jack Dunn and ‘Spotlight’ engage in war of words

The dispute between Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn and the makers of “Spotlight” is escalating. “Spotlight,” as you no doubt know, is a movie about The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on the pedophile-priest scandal in the Catholic Church. For the past few days, starting with a Kevin Cullen column in Sunday’s Globe, Dunn has been making […]

CNN’s Jeff Zucker Tells Staffers What He’s Thankful For

"I just want you to know, whether you are out in the field or at home working around the clock to keep our audiences informed, that I am most sincerely grateful for all the sacrifices you make."

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders is Still a Thorn in Hillary Clinton’s Side

He saw a 2% increase in his poll numbers in Iowa over the past month to be down 42% to Hillary’s 51%.

Lawsuit Paints Portrait of Viacom Boss Sumner Redstone as ‘Living Ghost'; Redstone Camp Fires Back

Attorneys for Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, fired back against a lawsuit filed today by the media titan’s former longtime companion, according to media reports. The lawsuit reportedly challenges Redstone’s mental competency. Variety reports that Manuela Herzer wants...

How HBO’s ‘Sesame Street,’ Coming in January, Will Be Different

HBO is ready to unveil its version of the long-running children’s show “Sesame Street” on Jan. 16, and Reuters reports that the new series will include some major changes from the PBS version — including a new Latina character, different...

Producer Sues Fox Over Long-Running Drama Series

An executive producer on a long-running Fox drama series filed a complaint today in L.A. Superior Court alleging breach of contract and fraudulent inducement, Dominic Patten reports on “Bones” producer Barry Josephson filed the suit against 20th Century Fox...

Rosie O’Donnell Sums Up Her Feelings About Donald Trump’s Campaign in One Word

Asked for her opinion on the presidential campaign of her longtime adversary Donald Trump, Rosie O’Donnell called it a “nightmare.” The AP reports that O’Donnell kept her response succinct, saying simply: “It’s a nightmare. That’s my quote.” The quote arose...

How Chicago newsrooms decided how to handle the Laquan McDonald video

On Tuesday, in the hours before Chicago officials released video of a city police officer shooting a teenager 16 times, news directors and editors around the city were wrestling with how much of the footage they might show. In October 2014, veteran police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shot Laquan McDonald, 17. Police tried to withhold dash-cam footage of the...

‘The Guilty’ Leads the iBooks Bestsellers List

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The Guilty by David Baldacci leads the iBooks Bestsellers list this week. Apple has released the list of Bestselling iBooks from the week of 11/22/15. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich is No. 2 on the list and The Crossing by Michael Connelly is No. 3 on the list. We have the entire list for you after the jump. iBooks US Bestseller List- Paid Books Week 11/22/15 1....

Jenna Lee Announces She’s Pregnant With Second Child

"We’re going to need another pair of American flag sunglasses."

Frank Gifford Had Traumatic Brain Disease CTE, Will Be Studied

"Our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating effects of head trauma were confirmed."

Media Bias That Makes You Sick

On Thanksgiving Day, it is appropriate to say thank you for Accuracy in Media and the rise of conservative media.

The Truth About Siamak Namazi, the Iranian-American Arrested in Iran

"It is only when a mosquito lands on your testicles that you realize there is always a way to solve problems without using violence." Siamak Namazi sent me an Internet meme with this quote only a few weeks ago. It was his clever way of responding to the heated discussions I was having on social media in his defense. Show More Summary

ObamaCare Supporters Keep Fighting for Insurance Bailout

Uh, no thanks. Who wants to bail out insurance companies after bailing out auto companies during the Great Recession?

Sources of Light in Literature: INFOGRAPHIC

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Do you remember that scene where Sophie and The BFG first saw one another in the moonlight?

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