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Melissa Francis Tears Up Discussing Trump’s News Conference

"There have been a lot of tears at this network," said a consoling Harris Faulkner.

Here’s How Jelani Cobb Responded to Larry Kudlow’s Assertion That Trump Doesn’t Have ‘A Hate Bone in His Body’

Last evening's The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC featured the guest pairing of conservative commentator and Trump supporter Larry Kudlow and journalism professor and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb. The topic was, as host Ari Melber described it, the "entire sweep" of President Trump's comments on Charlottesville, from "both sides" to "racism is...

These Ridiculously Hopeful Droga5 Spots for a Sports Betting App Are Equally Dark and Comical

You wouldn't think that a 50-second ad for a sports betting app could be both a dark, comical tribute to parenthood that also gets across the feeling of using said betting app, but Droga5 in London accomplishes all that and more. The spot features a narrative about a father seeing the birth of his son--who...

Obama’s Charlottesville Tweet Has Broken a Twitter Record With 3.3 Million Likes

Following the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., former President Barack Obama shared a series of three anti-hate tweets quoting Nelson Mandela. The first tweet contained a picture of the former president looking into a window at children of multiple races. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or...

For Decades, Nazis Were Hollywood’s Ultimate Villains. Will Recent Events Get Fists Swinging Again?

Stories need stakes, something that the protagonist is either trying to make happen or working to avoid happening. Those can be big--think about any of the recent superhero movies where a giant sky laser is threatening to bring down (fill in the blank invading army)--or more personal, involving family, relationships, jobs and the like. For...

Court sentences two Syrian journalists for blasphemy, shutters magazine

The Court of First Instance of the Second Criminal Court of the Syrian city of Douma, which is under the control of the rebel group the Army of Islam, on July 11, 2017, sentenced Shawkat Gharz al-Din, a journalist for Rising for Freedom, and Laila Safadi, the editor of...

One of the big advertising groups is partnering with Digital Content Next’s trust-focused ad marketplace

Last May Digital Content Next, a trade organization that represents many of the big digital media companies, launched TrustX, a curated, automated ad-buying marketplace designed to offer advertisers a more consistent, brand-safe way to purchase ad innovatory. Nearly thirty digital publishers — including Hearst, Conde Nast, Vox Media, and Time Inc. — joined the effort,...

Facebook Gives News Feed a New Look on Mobile

Facebook released a series of changes to News Feed, with the goal of making the feed "more readable, conversational, and easier to navigate." As part of this update, post replies and comments are now placed in rounded message bubbles, giving comments and threads an appearance similar to conversations in Facebook Messenger. In addition, story titles...

5 Tips for Leveraging Sporting Events to Drive Social Engagement

For years, brands have tied major marketing campaigns to high-profile sporting events, capitalizing on the millions of viewers who tune in to watch them. Brands recognize that creative, out-of-the-box spots play a significant role in the overall viewer experience. In fact, one study showed that more millennials now watch the Super Bowl for the commercials...

Hyatt Celebrates Understanding 50 Years After It Opened Its Doors to Civil Rights Leaders

Fifty years ago today, the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta opened its doors to a group of civil rights leaders in need of a place to congregate for the 11th annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Many other establishments had turned them away, but not the Hyatt. Today, the brand launched a new film as part of...

Liberal Journalists Conference a Hostile Audience for Trump Aide Omarosa

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the director of communications in the Office of Public Liaison, attended the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference in New Orleans this past week. However, her reception was met with combative questions and led to chaos in the audience and among the panelists. She was on the panel to discuss policing with […]

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