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“Spotlight:” Boston Globe church-scandal movie spurs press introspection

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

After the thunderous applause died down for last week’s preview of “Spotlight,” the new Michael Keaton movie, the real stars took seats in front of the screen. Marty Baron, Walter “Robby” Robinson, Mike Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer and Ben Bradlee Jr. Show More Summary

New York Times editor: “We have to treat comments as content”

News organizations must treat reader comments with the same level of consideration that they treat their own stories, New York Times community editor Bassey Etim said today speaking on a panel at this year’s Computation + Journalism Symposium at Columbia University. “We have to treat comments as content,” Etim said. “We can’t cede the social...

News for the Newsless: Snapchat Seeks to Become the Anti-Twitter for the Young and the Underinformed

Two years ago, then-CNN reporter Peter Hamby lamented the negative effect he believed Twitter and other social media were having on presidential campaign coverage. In a 95-page research paper (pdf) he wrote while he was a fellow at Harvard's...Show More Summary

Snapchat news targets the young and the underinformed

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

Previously published at and republished in The Huffington Post. Two years ago, then-CNN reporter Peter Hamby lamented the negative effect he believed Twitter and other social media were having on presidential campaign coverage. Show More Summary

How Gawker's Kotaku Is Helping Cheerios Reach Millennial Gamers

Honey Nut Cheerios wants to be the cereal of choice for gamers. And Gawker Media's gaming-focused vertical Kotaku hopes to make that happen by producing its first sponsored series for the General Mills brand. "They had expressed strong interest in reaching out to millennial gamers," Paul Sundue, executive director of Studio@Gawker, told Adweek. Show More Summary

Skeptics Win Big. Deniers Win Small.

The Associated Press amended the global warming section of its widely-used guidelines for journalists last week. This AP Stylebook change will have a far-reaching influence on how we talk about skepticism and denial by changing the way many media outlets and publications describe those who reject the reality of human-caused global warming. Show More Summary

Why Rob Gronkowski Is Taking 2,500 of His Best Buds on a Cruise

NFL star tight end Rob Gronkowski obviously knows how to play football. He's three years into a six-year contract worth $54 million with the New England Patriots. But the 26 year-old Gronkowski (or, as fans know him, just Gronk) is even better at playing the endorsement game. Show More Summary

With its curation product Twitter becomes an editorial beast. Does this beast have a soul?

At a recent event produced by the NY Daily News Innovation Lab, I had a chance to interview Adam Sharp, head of news, government and elections at Twitter, and Niketa Patel, news partnerships manager. The part I bring to your attention — and ask you to watch if you have a special interest — is […]

Ad of the Day: Here's the Most Enchanted, Surreal, Least Bank-Like Bank Ad of the Year

Umpqua Bank tries something decidedly different for the financial services category with "The Seed and the Moon," a visually stunning animated short by CAA Marketing and Nexus director Kibwe Tavares. The three-minute film is a parable about growth and humanity. Show More Summary

Honoring Neil deGrasse Tyson for his journalism

When Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewed Edward Snowden (via electronic avatar) for his podcast, the good doctor said a few times that he is not a journalist. Yet the Knight Foundation and we at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism are giving Tyson the third Knight Innovation Award for journalism on Oct. 14. When I told […]

Fahrvergnügen: Enjoy the Ride

Driving enjoyment = Fahrvergnügen. Or does it? When companies get in hot water, it's an instant news hook for the media and public conversations. If you're out to make a difference on a global scale, watch for companies making headlines...Show More Summary

Pepsi and BBDO New York Rekindle Relationship 7 Years After Their Big Breakup

Seven years after a painful breakup, Pepsi and longtime agency BBDO New York have rekindled their relationship. For nearly 50 years, the two had maintained one of advertising's most high-profile partnerships, with BBDO creating iconic Pepsi ads starring the likes of Michael Jackson, Michael J. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Bond Gets a New Sidekick in W+K's Entertaining Swan Song for Heineken

Another day, another James Bond movie, another dapper chase scene of a Heineken commercial—but with a new kind of hero. Daniel Craig bookends this new 90-second, high-octane ad—from Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and MJZ director Tom Kuntz—promoting both the beer brand and the Nov. Show More Summary

Good For You

When you build something extensive and show it to your teacher, you hope to hear a, "Good for you," or like in A Christmas Story at least at A+++++. Ahmed Mohamed made a clock and when he presented it to his teacher, he didn't get an atta boy, but instead got arrested. Show More Summary

As Anti-Latino Sentiment Brews, Is MSNBC Planning to Cut Its Only Latino Anchor?

MSNBC is making changes to its morning lineup, and Latinos have plenty of reason to be concerned. Two weeks ago, Mediaite reported on how the cable news network would seek to reshuffle its morning programming in order to expand Morning...Show More Summary

Look At This Face

Take lemons and make lemonade. That's what they always say about bad PR. "Look at this face; the face of leadership." Carly Fiorina fights Donald Trump's insensitive statement last week, "Look at that face; would anyone vote for that?" by making it the heart of her new paid advertising campaign. Show More Summary

Comedy Central, Buffalo Wild Wings Are Reconsidering Deals With Comedian Who Lied About 9/11

Comedian Steve Rannazzisi, best known for his role as Kevin on the The League, has admitted that he faked his account of surviving the 9/11 attacks. In December 2009 Rannazzisi told the tale to Marc Maron, whose interview style lends itself to a confessional environment for guests, on his WTF podcast. Show More Summary

Oh No She Didn't

If you hear someone say, "Oh no she didn't," you have an instant news hook. Today, many people are saying that about Kim Davis being compared to Rosa Parks. Let's take a moment and reflect on that: 1) being jailed for not doing your job according to federal law, 2) versus being jailed for standing up for equal rights. Show More Summary

Why Social Media Makes You Feel Ugly

You wake up and scroll through photographs of people more beautiful than you. You envy their bodies, their boyfriends, even their acai bowls and cappuccinos that look too picturesque to possibly taste any good. You see them vacationing...Show More Summary

Wieden + Kennedy Waxes Metaphorical in First Full Campaign for Verizon

Verizon recently surprised many in the agency world by signing Wieden + Kennedy as its newest creative partner without launching a formal review. And this week, after introducing a sleeker logo, America's leading wireless provider debuted "Better Matters," the first full campaign from the agency. Show More Summary

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