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Comcast Getting Heat From Regulators

Officials at the Justice Department and the FCC may take action against NBCUniversal owner Comcast over allegations that the company violated agreements going back to 2011 that made it possible for the cabler to acquire NBCUniversal, Claire Atkinson reports in...

Who's a "Menace to Society"? Journalist or Leading Psychiatrist?

On April 26, 2015, Jeffrey Lieberman, former president of the American Psychiatric Association, stirred up controversy by calling investigative journalist Robert Whitaker a "menace to society" on CBC radio because Whitaker, in his book...Show More Summary

Sasha Frere-Jones Moves to Contract Work for Genius

Sasha Frere-Jones and—the lyrics annotation site—never seemed like a good fit, and so it’s little surprise that the music critic has reduced his role from full-time staffer to contractual worker. According to Gawker, Frere-Jones decided to make the move because he wanted more time to work on other projects. Show More Summary

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to Host the Very Eric Carle Exhibit

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host the “Very Eric Carle” exhibit. The curators drew inspiration from five Eric Carle picture books for this program: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, and The Very Busy Spider. The opening date has been scheduled for June 13th. Show More Summary

Herald commercial employees reject offer; Purcell responds

Labor and management continue to be far apart at the Boston Herald, as the Newspaper Guild reports that employees on the commercial side have rejected the company’s contract offer by a vote of 35 to 12. This follows last week’s 32-26 no vote by editorial employees. The Guild tweets: Commercial has it worse than editorial. They […]

VIDEO: CBS reports on Hundreds of Millions of Gov’t Waste on U.S. Embassies

The government wasting taxpayer dollars in renovating U.S. embassies? No, no way sarcasm.  

This Week In Photography Books: Alessandra Mauro

by Jonathan Blaustein The cursor blinks. Blue on white. Blink. Blink. Taunting me. “What are you going to say this week, Blaustein? Are you going to tell us a story about your kids? Or deconstruct a Hollywood movie? How are you going to keep it fresh?” It’s a surprisingly annoying cursor. Poking at my insecurities. […]

Guardian US, Observer Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items for you this morning, involving Guardian US and the Observer. Details are below. Nicole Flatow is joining Guardian US as enterprise editor. Flatow comes to Guardian US from ThinkProgress, where for the past three years she served as senior editor of its investigative team. Show More Summary

WATCH: NBC says Clinton’s Wealth and Scandals will be a Problem in 2016

Yes, and it’s proven to be a problem for the early parts of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. So much for fighting for the “everyday American.”

1972 Bernie Sanders Essay said Women Fantasize about Being Raped

Yeah, this was actually what his essay said. But, the Sanders campaign said it was a parody or satire of events in the 1970s.

IDW to Publish Print Edition of Strange Nation

Writer Paul Allor and artist Juan Romera have landed a deal with IDW Publishing. IDW will release the print edition of Strange Nation in August 2015. The first issue was digitally published by Monkeybrain Comics back in October 2013....Show More Summary

Jason Rezaian trial goes dark, Pandora can figure your politics by your music

Good morning. Have a good weekend. Status of Jason Rezaian “espionage” trial very muddy While the world hails the American justice system in the wake of indictments in the FIFA corruption case (POLITICO), it might note the outrage of the entire Iranian system. Show More Summary

Scary Mary (Meeker) and that fallacious chart are back again

I was elsewhere earlier this week when Internet savant Mary Meeker released her gargantuan annual slide deck on big-picture digital trends.  I was not surprised that it received respectful coverage, as is warranted, nor, alas, that her...Show More Summary

Study finds Administrative Costs Ballooning under ObamaCare

If the unpopular health care law had not been passed, costs would have been far lower. No, duh!

AIM Editor Talks About Stephanopoulos and Media Corruption

The incestuous relationships between media and the administration are so extensive that disclaimers are necessary to alert viewers.

In Ads for Jack Link's, YouTube Stars Will Prank the Sasquatch

To put a fresh spin on its "Feed Your Wild Side" campaign, meat-snack purveyor Jack Link's has tapped YouTube influencers The Dudesons, Kevin Brueck and PrankvsPrank to produce sponsored content for the brand. The new campaign, called "Messin' with Sasquatch," features various consumers pranking the legendary creature. Show More Summary

Is Walmart Trying to Brand Itself as Socially Conscious?

Walmart has long been a vilified brand, possibly one of the most-hated in America. But in the last year the retail chain has made several significant moves that may change its brand perception, and some analysts say it's doing so in order to appeal to consumers who value corporate social responsibility. Show More Summary

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: May 22-29

If you're a word freak, you got a kick out of new spots for Scrabble and GE this week, along with a Mazda commercial that was all about the voiceover. Vodafone delivered an adorable animal spot. And Plum Organics rounded things out with another honest ad about parenting. See all the ads below, and vote for your favorite.

Sunday Night Football Is the Season's Top-Rated TV Show, Again

In the last four TV seasons, three different networks have won the top spot among adults ages 18 to 49. But during the same period, just one broadcast program has ranked No. 1 in that demographic—NBC's Sunday Night Football, which grabbed the crown again for the 2014-15 season. Show More Summary

Tow-Knight Fellows Show Off Range of Entrepreneurial Projects

yesterdayMedia / New Media : Idea Lab

Twenty Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism fellows recently presented their startups during our fifth annual Demo Week. The projects ranged from newsroom training services to niche reporting platforms, from immersive podcasts to mobile products for underserved communities. Show More Summary

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