The just-concluded upfront market was stronger than expected, but the national TV market was relatively flat year over year in the second quarter, according to new data from Standard Media Index. In the findings from SMI, which tracks 70 percent of national ad spending from global and independent agencies, the national TV market saw a...
Institutional trust continues to decline in surveys, but religious organizations still rank high. While Americans’ confidence in various institutions dips, the church remains in relatively high regard—especially among Christians andShow More Summary
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth gave each other rare shoutouts on social media this week, making for a relatively public-facing week for the notoriously private pair. Read more...
A federal court in Florida has granted a preliminary injunction against more than two dozen relatively small pirate sites. The order allows the media conglomerate ABS-CBN to seize the associated domain names. In addition, advertising...Show More Summary
The wave of revolutionary protests known as the Arab Spring occurred relatively early in the history of social media, less than five years after Twitter—a key factor in popular uprisings in countries like Egypt and Tunisia—was launched in summer 2006. Show More Summary
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s off the hook in a fraud charge tied to his tenure on the board of Relativity Media in a seven-month period leading up to its 2015 filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The New York State Supreme Court yesterday granted his motion to dismiss fraud charges against him by RKA Film Financing. Show More Summary
Social media was designed to help us network with colleagues and stay in touch with our friends and relatives, but these days there's more snooping going on than staying in touch. Former lovers, friends of friends, long lost relatives,...Show More Summary
James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois is seen in this undated photo posted on his social media account. Social Media via REUTERS “Try to find the humanity in the people you disagree with.” That’s what I wrote in my Sunday print column this week. Show More Summary
The old financial media is burying the public in ‘quants did this….’ right now. Here is Josh Brown with a masterful piece pulling a lot of the pieces together. The quants have been coming for decades. What’s relatively new are greatShow More Summary
Republican Congressman David Schweikert was on NPR this morning to discuss, among other things, the shooting that took place yesterday during a GOP baseball practice. He spoke of the toxicity in politics on both sides that grows out of social...
The Hague (AFP) – Top Amsterdam club Ajax are set to name the relatively inexperienced Marcel Keizer as new coach following the departure of Peter Bosz for Borussia Dortmund after a single season, Dutch media reports said Tuesday. “Ajax...Show More Summary
German media said the woman had sought asylum and had been attacked by other refugees.
David Price spent the first six and a half seasons of his career in the relatively sleepy baseball market of Tampa Bay, then had only short (and highly successful) stints in Detroit and Toronto. So maybe it figures that when he signed with the Red Sox he wasn’t ready for the Boston media’s notorious intensity. Show More Summary
I do not have complete and unquestioning trust in the mainstream news media as an institution or in any specific news media publication, channel, or outlet. All the major players have made high-profile mistakes that we know about. Some...Show More Summary
The tragedy of the loss of black lives to violent crime ebbs and flows into the nation’s consciousness. The national media may pay attention to the murder of a celebrity’s relative, such as Dwayne Wade’s cousin being caught in a crossfire while pushing a stroller down the street. Show More Summary
36films and its founder Michael Cuccolo have announced that they just got the rights to produce the survival drama Not Without Hope which has been tied up at Relativity Media. This is the project that is based on the New York Times best-selling...Show More Summary
Back in the day, the time off between seasons was a (relatively) quiet time for the fashion industry. Now, though, the internet and social media requires brands to be grabbing peoples’ eyeballs 24/7, which has meant that some of the bigger names out there — aka the ones with more money — have started putting on extra events outside […]
For all his crocodile tears, the media has always graded popular vote loser Donald Trump on a curve. Oh, he read a speech to Congress that didn’t include him spewing insults? How frickin’ presidential! The latest example of this relates to Zombie Trumpcare. Show More Summary
Future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce had his basketball career come to an end this postseason when the LA Clippers lost in the first round to the Utah Jazz. Pierce’s retirement tour this year was relatively quiet but it did feature a memorable...Show More Summary
Being alive during the 2016 election meant being nearly constantly reminded that Hillary Clinton mishandled classified informationThe emails! You couldn't check social media, watch TV, open a newspaper, or speak to most relatives without...Show More Summary