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Amid big changes in Philly media, startup Billy Penn sticks to its vision

In the 16 months since the news startup Billy Penn launched, the media landscape in Philadelphia, the site’s home city, has changed dramatically. The major dailies made a radical shift to a nonprofit model, the alt-weekly City PaperShow More Summary

Janelle Monae Will Kick Off Pepsi's Halftime Show With This Dance Through the Decades

Pepsi is playing homage to its pop culture and musical history this year in its pre-halftime show spot, "The Joy of Dance," starring Janelle Monáe. Monáe, whose unique style and talents can be hard to peg to pigeonhole into any one genre,...Show More Summary

Jack Crosses the Delaware in Jack in the Box's Super Bowl Spot by David&Goliath

Perennial Big Game advertiser Jack in the Box is returning for Super Bowl 50 with another regional spot from its new creative agency of record, David&Goliath. It's the second ad the agency will run in this year's Big Game—"Walken Closet" is its seventh consecutive Super Bowl ad for Kia. Show More Summary

Sports Illustrated's First Comprehensive App Has a Feature That Could Boost Video Views

Sports Illustrated has been around for 62 years, but it's a newbie when it comes to mobile. Though the longstanding sports brand has launched a few specific apps for its Kids and Swimsuit products, today SI rolled out its first comprehensive mobile app that houses all of its offerings under one roof. Show More Summary

Zac Posen Inks Book Deal With Rodale

Fashion designer Zac Posen has inked a cook book deal with Rodale Books.

NFL and No More Is Running Another Subtle Super Bowl Spot on Domestic Violence

No More is returning to the Super Bowl with a public awareness spot that uses a text message exchange between two friends to alert viewers to the signs of domestic violence and sexual assault. Like last year's spot, the execution is subtle and shows no violent images. Show More Summary

KCPQ Moves Weekend Anchor to Weekday Mornings

She'll also anchor and report breaking news later in the morning.

Tea Party Spat: Glenn Beck Critical of Sarah Palin

Interesting development in the surrogate fight : Conservative personality Glenn Beck attacked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Wednesday night for her attacks on Sen. Ted Cruz on behalf of Donald Trump. The Tea Party former governor, who endorsed the Manhattan billionaire last month, posted a Facebook statement Tuesday. In the post, Palin doubled down on […]

Drama Series Canceled

A drama series has the dubious distinction of being the first original scripted series to get the ax from cable and satellite channel WGN America. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network pulled the plug on “Manhattan,” which...

Animated Suicide Squad Trailer Remake Goes Viral

A YouTube creative known as Reuven White took on the task of re-creating an animated version of the Suicide Squad movie trailer.

What to Do When It’s a Slow News Day

"Is there a way to go in-depth with what you already have?" asks Teddleton.

Pew Confirms There’s No Escape From Elections Coverage

And who is this 9 percent of the population that hasn't heard anything about the elections?

NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Adds Polarizing Pop Star to the Lineup

One of the biggest stars of the current music scene — and one of its most polarizing figures — is joining the lineup of on-air talent for NBC’s “The Voice.” NBC confirmed that Miley Cyrus has signed on in the...

It takes two jobs and 21 hours a day to run a hyperlocal news site

At 7am Tuesday morning, Franklin Tucker has been awake for nearly 21 hours. And in a few short hours, he’ll start another 21-hour day. Tucker is the editor in chief of the Belmontonian, a hyperlocal news site for the Boston suburb of Belmont where he lives. A journalist for 25 years, Tucker also serves as the site’s sole reporter, as...

MEC Promotes 2 Employees in Top Management Shift

The GroupM media network MEC is making changes to its top management team: Stuart Bowden, formerly joint CEO of MEC in the U.K., is the new global chief strategy officer while Pele Cortizo-Burgess, global integrated planning director, moves into the new role of global chief creative officer. Show More Summary

How Big Cable Is Stemming the Cord Cutting Tide

A funny thing happened this week on the way to that big cable box in the sky: three of the largest U.S. cable operators actually added subscribers. In releasing their fourth quarter and full-year earnings for 2015, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Charter Communications all posted subscriber gains for the past quarter. Show More Summary

The Boxscore: High Profits, Low Morale

If you have not yet caught up to The Big Lead editor in chief Jason McIntyre’s deep dive into how has been tilted by the disruptive forces of online sports journalism, here’s one of the more sobering takeaways: Amid the layoffs and the low morale – sources tell The Big Lead as many as five CBS staffers complained to human...

Drama Series Sets Viewing Record for Cable Net

A drama series delivered a big audience for its premiere this week, setting a record for its cable network. Citing Nielsen same-day figures released Wednesday, Variety reports that “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” delivered 5.11 million viewers for...

Here's How Brands Should Create Their Real-Time Super Bowl Strategy for Twitter

Brands have a number of new ways to interact with followers on Twitter this year, including event targeting, Promoted Moments, Periscope livestreams, Periscope video within promoted tweets and conversational ads. And while using theShow More Summary

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