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The White House Is Now Using Facebook Messenger So You Can Chat With Obama

If you've ever thought of writing a letter to the president but were too lazy to swing by the post office, the process just got a whole lot easier. The White House has launched a chatbot for Facebook Messenger that lets any of the more...Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: A 48-Year Record Holder Challenges Today's Olympians to Best Him

In 1968, U.S. Olympian Bob Beamon soared 8.9 meters, surpassing the current long jump world record not by mere inches but by nearly 2 feet. Since that event at the Mexico City Olympics, no athlete in the games has matched—much less beaten—his distance (though fellow U.S. Show More Summary

Robert Smigel on Bringing 'Triumph the Insult Comic Dog' to the RNC and DNC for Hulu

In an unbelievable presidential election brimming with hilarious, incisive political comedy from late-night hosts and other comics, some of this year's best political satire came from Triumph's Election Special 2016. The special, which...Show More Summary

The Los Angeles Times built its own journalist-friendly story editor, and it’s now rolling out to all of Tronc

Raise your hand if you’re a reporter or editor who loves your newsroom CMS. You compose in it directly. There are story templates perfectly suited to your writing process, just complex enough. There are no extraneous fields to complete (or forget to complete). Every single person in the newsroom understands how to use it. Not...

CBS Chief Says Network 'Needs to Do Better' When It Comes to Diversity in Its Shows

In one of the most contentious sessions of the Television Critics Association's summer press tour so far, CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller was repeatedly questioned about the lack of diversity in his network's fall slate, which...Show More Summary

How Nike Brilliantly Ruined Olympic Marketing Forever

Unless you happen to be a company like GE, Coca-Cola or McDonald's—a brand that can afford the reported $100 million to $200 million it costs to be an official Olympic sponsor—you'd better not mention the Rio games in your marketing. As social-savvy marketers have quickly learned, the U.S. Show More Summary

Newsonomics: After John Oliver, the you-get-what-you-pay-for imperative has never been clearer

Can John Oliver’s 19 minutes rivet attention as all the bolts and screws continue to come undone in the local news business? That seems a hope against hope — and yet 3.7 million YouTube views of his Sunday evening HBO program say something. Oliver offered no new revelations, but he connected the dots as he...

Jim Gaffigan on the Best Ad Campaign He Ever Shot—and Nobody Saw

Specs Age 50 Claim to fame Star and co-creator of The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land (Sundays, 10 p.m.); currently appearing in the Fully Dressed Tour Base New York Twitter @JimGaffigan Adweek: What's the first information you consumeShow More Summary

10 Ways Brands Are Talking About the Olympics Without Saying 'Olympics'

If you're not an official Olympic sponsor brand, talking about the Olympics on social media during the games can be a minefield thanks to the U.S. Olympic Committee's strict intellectual property rules. Some brands have managed to leverage the enthusiasm of the games without breaking the rules, however. Show More Summary

How Will Mary Carillo Top the Badminton Rant and Guido The Zamboni Guy?

"You've got Colleen Clark up in the tree, trying to get down a SpongeBob SquarePants beach ball with a hockey stick."

First Look Media is going to stop funding Reported.ly on August 31

Reported.ly, the social news site funded by Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, said Monday that is will “suspend its operations” as of August 31. In a Medium post, Reported.ly editor Andy Carvin said that First Look “has chosen to part ways with us, so we will no longer receive financial support from the company.” Our...

In a Break From the Usual Vegas Hotel Ads, The Venetian Goes for Bright and Quirky

A weekend getaway at a luxury hotel on the Las Vegas strip should be something everyone can enjoy, says a new campaign from The Venetian Las Vegas. "Come as You Are," from boutique creative agency Zambezi, is one of the luxury hotel's first big marketing campaigns since The Venetian opened its doors in 1999. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Temptations Rewrites 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' as an Ode to Your Cat

Maybe you haven't had enough Keyboard Cat or '80s throwbacks. Or maybe, over the course of your day, you thought, "Whatever happened to those delightful Meow Mix ads?" Have we got a wonderful treat for you. Today, Mars Petcare brandShow More Summary

John Oliver Skewers Tronc

At one point in the spoof trailer for Stoplight, the Boston Chronicle gets rebranded as Chorp.

How Vox Media’s new Storytelling Studio thinks of stories as products

When Hillary Clinton takes the stage in Philadelphia tonight to accept the Democratic nomination for president, it will be the peak of a lifetime spent in politics. And over that lifetime, she’s been the subject of an almost incalculable amount of media coverage. When Vox.com wanted to add to that mountain with a Clinton interview...

The New York Times is trying to narrow the distance between reporters and analytics data

Over the course of the morning of July 8, a New York Times story about the shooting of police officers in Dallas changed headlines more than a dozen times — introducing the name of the suspected shooter, then changing to include possible motive, then changing to reflect that the suspect had been killed, then changing...

Mic used text messaging during the Republican National Convention to conquer reader FOMO

Couldn’t watch the final night of the Republican National Convention last night? Mic had you covered. Through a push notification for mobile and desktop, Mic readers learned they could opt-in to receive live SMS messages from the Mic team on happenings at the RNC. Referring to it as “live microjournalism,” this was Mic’s first experiment...

The Censorship Monster: Who's Afraid Of A Queer Nipple In The Digital Age?

An open letter to Mr. Mark Zuckerberg NYC Dyke March by Slava Mogutin, June 25, 2016 Censored by Instagram for violating "Community Guidelines" Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, I'd like to share with you a very personal account of censorship inShow More Summary

Snapchat Influencers Start Labeling Social Endorsements as Paid Ads

For months, brands have leaned heavily on Snapchat's biggest celebrities to run under-the-radar campaigns that subtly promote their products in the form of sponsored posts that are seen by influencers' millions of followers. Now those...Show More Summary

What Every Woman Should Know About Hillary Clinton (And Probably Already Does)

It's the kind of thing that people joke about -- how women in politics always have an extra set of challenges that men don't face. As President Obama said in his speech at the Democratic National Convention, (paraphrasing Ann Richards): Eight years ago, you may remember Hillary and I were rivals for the Democratic nomination. Show More Summary

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