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Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Teams With L.A. Tattoo Artists for Inked Billboard

A clever bit of branding has been unveiled this week in Los Angeles. Amazingly and refreshingly, the timing has nothing to do with that little gold guy. The Bulleit Frontier Works program, which will add another installation in L.A. later this spring before branching out to other cities around the country, is designed to showcase...

Netflix Lands Louis C.K. for Two Exclusive Comedy Specials

Louis C.K.’s next live stand-up comedy special will be rolling out in a few weeks on Netflix, which has exclusive rights to his next two specials. Variety reports that “2017,” filmed in Washington, D.C., is set to premiere April 4.....

Tucker Carlson: ‘My Views Are Not Super Interesting’

"If your politics don’t change when circumstances do, you’re an idiot, you’re a reactionary."

Judge Judy Puts Her Old Shows on the Market for $200 Million

Judy Sheindlin — TV’s “Judge Judy” — is shopping reruns of her syndicated court show, from CBS Television Distribution, for $200 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “As part of her most recent contract renegotiation, she locked in a cool...

What's Behind Trump's War With The Press?

There is something curious about Donald Trump’s deliberate and repeated provocations of the news media. The most extreme so far was his declaration last week that several of the nation’s oldest and best-known news organizations are “enemies of America”. Show More Summary

Facebook Is Expanding Ad Breaks for Live and Uploaded Video

Publishers and creators might soon be able to make more money off their Facebook video content. Facebook is introducing or expanding three types of video ads for both the social network and publishers' websites: in-stream video ads for publisher websites, expanding ad breaks for Facebook Live videos within Facebook's own app and ad breaks for...

This tool from Google parent Alphabet tries to tackle “toxic” comments through machine learning

Jigsaw, the technology incubator within Google’s parent company Alphabet, released a new tool Thursday that uses aims to improve publishers’ comment sections by using machine learning to identify “toxic” comments — defined as “a rude, disrespectful, or unreasonable comment that is likely to make you leave a discussion.” The tool is called Perspective, and Jigsaw...

After J.C. Monahan’s Departure, WCVB Announces New Anchor Teams

"Both Emily and Antoinette are outstanding journalists who have contributed greatly to WCVB’s news success."

The Washington Post Adds WSJ’s Devlin Barrett, John Podesta Joins as Contributing Columnist

The Washington Post grabs up The Wall Street Journal's Devlin Barrett, who said good-bye to the Journal yesterday after seven years there as a reporter covering law enforcement and national security. He'll have a similar beat at the Post, where he'll cover national security issues and institutions including the FBI and Homeland Security. Prior to...

The Art of the Personal Project: Vincent Dixon

Personal Projects are crucial in showing potential buyers how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or show something I have never seen before. In this revised column, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of […]

The Ida B. Wells Society wants to build a better pipeline to connect news orgs with journalists of color

Nikole Hannah-Jones has heard all the excuses for why newsrooms can’t hire more reporters of color. “The one you hear the most is: ‘We’d love to fill these positions with diverse candidates, but we can’t find anyone who is qualified,'” said Hannah-Jones, a reporter at The New York Times Magazine. Fueled by that frustration, Hannah-Jones last...

Google’s Gboard iOS App Adds New Languages, Google Doodles, More

Google updated its Gboard keyboard application on iPhone. First launched in May 2016, the keyboard allows users to search for information on Google, which can be shared through text messages, emails and more. With this update, Gboard now supports 15 additional languages, and it gives users access to Google Doodles, new emoji and voice typing....

Fox News Contributor, Veteran Political Commentator, Dead at 66

A TV and radio personality who was a regular contributor to political discussions on Fox News has died. Fox News announced that Alan Colmes died this morning after a brief illness. He was 66. Colmes was one of the most...

Newsonomics: Softbank, Fortress, Trump – and the real story of Gatehouse’s boundless ambition

Sometimes when you connect the dots, you just get more dots. It looked like head-turning news: A Japanese company had taken control of one of America’s largest newspaper chains, New Media Investment Group, a.k.a. GateHouse Media. Tuesday’s headline: “Robotics and tech firm SoftBank Japan purchases newspaper company GateHouse Media”. Show More Summary

Fox News Mourns Loss of Another Familiar Face

Fox News is mourning its second loss in one week: Alan Colmes has died at age 66, the network announced Thursday, per Mediaite. Colmes was generally known as the "liberal" on the network (as this headline at the Washington Examiner notes), once paired as a counterpoint to Sean Hannity on...

The New York Times Joins the Debate About the Truth in Minimalist Ads From Droga5

In a world of fake news and alternative facts, The New York Times is asserting the primacy and importance of the truth--and the role independent journalists play in searching for it, and telling it--in a big new brand campaign from Droga5. Stripped-down TV, print, outdoor, digital and social ads tackle head on the sense of...

Amobee Acquires Ad-Tech Company Turn for $310 Million

Amobee has agreed to acquire the ad-tech company Turn for $310 million, bringing both Turn's data management platform and demand-side advertising platform into the Singtel-owned Amobee's tech stack. The acquisition, announced by theShow More Summary

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