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Startup Aims to Change the Product-Referral Narrative for Digital Content Publishers

Shirley Chen, founder and CEO of Narrativ, wants to upend the model of embedded product-links in articles. Per a write-up by TechCrunch's Anthony Ha, her company has raised $3 million and is designed to allow retailers to bid, in real time, for clicks emanating from a particular piece of content. She has dubbed her central...

Millennial Parents and Their Kids Love Smart Speakers, but Data Privacy Issues Persist

Google Home and Amazon Echo, if you haven't heard, are giving millennial parents a glimpse into what a future with actual household robots may look like. Their children are loving the conversational back-and-forth with Google and Alexa, commanding them to play music or answer random questions. Fifty-seven percent of smart-speaker owners with children surveyed by...

Lionsgate Pictures and Microsoft Were the Top Spenders on National Broadcast Placement Last Week

Spending on broadcast for new creative fell considerably last week after skyrocketing the week prior. According to Kantar Media, advertisers spent some $135 million on national broadcast placement for new ads for the week of July 31-Aug. 6. Last week that total fell considerably, as 529 advertisers spent $78 million on national broadcast placement for...

Kimmel: 'Total Disaster' Trump 'Needs to Go'

President Trump's Charlottesville remarks Tuesday met with disbelief from network hosts —and ridicule from their late-night counterparts. Trump is a "total disaster" who needs to go, Jimmy Kimmel told viewers. Trump supporters should "treat the situation like you would if you'd put Star Wars wallpaper up in the kitchen: 'All...

Fox News Contributor in Talks for Her Own Show

A longtime contributor and fill-in host for Fox News is reportedly in talks with the cable channel to get her own show. CNN cites a source saying discussions have taken place between the channel and Laura Ingraham. The report suggests...

Screenwriter Who Penned the First Episode of ‘The Simpsons’ Was Never Invited Back — and Explains Why

The screenwriter who got the ball rolling on what became one of the longest-running shows in the history of television was never invited back into the writers’ room. Mimi Pond, who penned the premiere episode of “The Simpsons” way back...

CBS Appears to Be Getting Into the Singing Competition Game

CBS has a project in the works that could end up competing with “American Idol,” “The Voice” and other singing competition shows, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. “The network is developing a singing competition series with manager and producer...

Fox News Removes Video Showing Cars Plowing Through Demonstrators

Fox News has reportedly taken down a video from its website that showed cars plowing through demonstrators. The AP reports that Fox said the clip was “inappropriate.” “The development was part of another fast-moving day Tuesday for media keeping up...

5 Ways to Get Yourself to Think Outside of the Box

23 hours agoIndustries / Media : MediaBistro

After a long day of writing and editing, your creative juices are most likely depleted. If you work in the writing industry, day-to-day deadlines can get you down, give you writer’s block, and leave you physically and emotionally drained. Show More Summary

Fox News Host Calls Trump’s Newser ‘One of the Biggest Messes I’ve Ever Seen’

"What you just saw was a president who was needing to unload a lot of frustration."

Cable Network Ranker: Week of August 7

Fox News and MSNBC finished No. 1 and No. 2 in total prime time viewers across basic cable. Fox News was also a top 10 basic cable network in the A25-54 demo.

Scoreboard: Monday, August 14

In the demo, Erin Burnett wins 7, Tucker Carlson wins 8, Rachel Maddow wins 9, Sean Hannity wins 10, and Brian Williams wins 11. Rachel Maddow is No. 1 overall for the night.

Iran bars BBC staff and contributors from selling property

Washington, D.C., August 15, 2017--Iranian authorities should immediately reverse an order banning 152 journalists and media workers with the BBC's Persian service from buying or selling assets, cease harassing BBC journalists, and lift their ban on the station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Why Time Out Calls Its Battle of the Burger Event a ‘360-Degree Program’

Time Out New York's fifth annual Battle of the Burger event, held last Thursday at Pier 26 in Hudson River Park, had all the trappings of a live event put on by a digital organization in 2017. There was the gramworthy photos ops, from the miniature burgers on offer from the restaurants battling it out...

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