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8 Latino TV Characters Who Will Inspire Your Kids

By Maria O Alvarez, Common Sense Media “Diversity” is a lot more than the latest buzzword in Hollywood. When kids see positive portrayals of people who share their background and culture on TV, it can be truly life-changing. It plants the seed of possibility. Show More Summary

Edelman Hires Former Leo Burnett Exec, Moves Further Into Ad Agency Territory

In 2013, Edelman stunned the public relations industry by reversing its opposition to paid media placements as the world's largest communications firm effectively pivoted into marketing. Today the company further strengthened its dedication...Show More Summary

Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 21

Fox News and CNN each delivered a large prime time audience on Wednesday due to live coverage of the events in Charlotte.

2016 MacArthur Fellows Revealed

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Twenty-three creative people have been named as the 2016 MacArthur Fellows. Careers of people on the list range from a human rights lawyer to bioengineer and jewelry maker. Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, journalist Sarah Stillman,Show More Summary

Wednesday cable ratings: ‘American Horror Story’ experiences major drop

Following its season six premiere last week, “American Horror Story” experienced a major dip on FX from a 2.8 to a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49. The series still managed to grab the top spot of the night though. Meanwhile, the season 2 finale of USA’s “Mr. Robot” ticked up one tenth from its previous 0.3 […]

Wednesday final ratings: ‘Empire’ adjusts up, ‘Designated Survivor’ adjusts down

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 Wednesday’s biggest show grew a little bit from the early ratings to the finals, while a new series went the other direction. The Season 3 premiere of “Empire” on FOX adjusted up a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 to a 4.2. ABC’s […]

Yahoo Just Disclosed That 500 Million User Accounts Were Hacked in 2014

A half a billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2014 by a "state-sponsored actor" that resulted in users' information being stolen, the company revealed Thursday. A statement from the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based internet player did not say...Show More Summary

Nielsen Says Mainstream Consumers Really Are Interested in Virtual Reality

The question of whether virtual reality will become a mainstream medium has in some ways been more of a "chicken or egg" dilemma. Some say there needs to be enough content created to warrant paying for expensive VR headsets, while others...Show More Summary

Pottermore Now Lets You Discover Your Personal Patronus

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website, a destination for all things Harry Potter, has released a new tool that lets fans identity their Patronus type.

Report: Jann Wenner Close to Stepping Down at Rolling Stone Magazine — See Who Will Reportedly Take His Place

Rolling Stone magazine co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner has his successor lined up and will soon step down, according to a report by The New York Post’s Page Six. Gus Wenner, his 26-year-old son, has been anointed as his successor,...

Bill O’Reilly Sold 250K Books in One Week

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Bill O'Reilly's new book sold a quarter of a million copies in one week.

Christopher Bell Calls for Female Superheroes in a TED Talk

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

During his talk, Christopher Bell made references to comic superheroes, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars.

Netflix likes to watch you watching Netflix

Netflix has released a set of data showing when people get “hooked” on shows available on the streaming service. The company defines “hooked” as the episode after which 70 percent or more of users in 20 different countries went on to complete that show’s first season. It only took two episodes of “Stranger Things” and […]

Former Beatle Paul McCartney’s Odd Request for Upcoming Concert Appearance: Can You See Me Now?

Paul McCartney had an unusual request in advance of a high-profile concert appearance, according to a report by The New York Post’s Page Six. McCartney is one of the iconic performers lined up for an upcoming concert near Coachella, Calif.,...

How Hulu Is Cashing In on TV’s ‘Long, Slow Decline’

When the streaming service Hulu goes after ad dollars, it is effectively competing against the same media companies that own Hulu, according to Peter Naylor, Hulu’s senior vice president of advertising sales, who talks about the company’s ad strategy in...

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