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WarnerMedia Lays Off Hundreds

Impacted staffers begun being informed about the cuts at roughly 10:30 a.m. PT. Approximately 650 people at Warner Bros. are expected to be let go, according to people familiar with the matter, while HBO will cut 150 and 175 staffers. – Variety
Tags: Art, Hbo, Media, Warner Bros, 08.11.20


Major Layoffs At DC Comics

Roughly one third of DC’s editorial ranks are being laid off, according to sources. Insiders also say the majority of the staff of the streaming service DC Universe has been laid off, a move that had been widely expected as WarnerMedia shifts its focus to new streaming service HBO Max. – Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Dc Comics, WarnerMedia, 08.11.20, HBO Max Hollywood


Scribd acquires presentation-sharing service SlideShare from LinkedIn

has a new owner, with LinkedIn selling the presentation-sharing service to Scribd for an undisclosed price. According to LinkedIn, Scribd will take over operation of the SlideShare business on September 24. Scribd CEO Trip Adler argued that the two companies have very similar roots, both launching in /2007 with stories on TechCrunch, and both of them focused on content- and document-sharing. “The two products always had kind of similar missions,” Adler said. “The difference was, [Slid...
Tags: Scribd, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Media, Microsoft, Linkedin, Tech, Netflix, M&a, Slideshare, Adler, Trip Adler, Chris Pruett, LinkedIn Scribd, SlideShare Adler, LinkedIn Nothing


BBC and Sky accused of 'voyeurism' in coverage of migrant boats

Live footage of people crossing Channel to UK is like ‘grotesque reality TV’, says MPBritain’s television news broadcasters have been criticised by opposition MPs and campaigners over their coverage of migrants crossing the Channel, with claims that some of their reports dehumanise those taking the risk to make the journey.Footage of Sky News and BBC Breakfast teams approaching and filming small boats trying to navigate the busy waters of the Dover strait was widely condemned on social media. Th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Bbc, Labour, Television industry, Home Office, Refugees, TV News, Sky News, Zarah Sultana


General Manager Out At DC’s WAMU After No-Good, Very Bad Summer

“J.J. Yore … presided over big increases in revenue and membership since the Marketplace co-creator arrived at the public radio station in 2014, but the end of his tenure began with a public debate over the station’s ability to retain Black journalists and blossomed into a full-on staff revolt that followed an investigation into one editor and revelations about how WAMU treated allegations of harassment by former reporter Martin Di Caro.” – Washingtonian
Tags: Art, Media, Dc, WAMU, 08.07.20


Hong Kong rallies around Apple Daily after arrest of founder Jimmy Lai

Newspaper prints 500,000 copies, up from 100,000, as readers queue for hours to buy pro-democracy tabloidHong Kong residents have rallied behind the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily after its founder Jimmy Lai was detained under a controversial national security law being used to crack down on dissent.Residents lined up around 2am on Tuesday, hours after the daily tabloid’s offices were raided by police following Lai’s arrest, to buy copies of the paper in a show of support. Many purchased th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, World news, Asia Pacific, Lai, Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai


Hong Kong's Apple Daily vows to fight on after arrest of Jimmy Lai

Readers queued for hours to get a copy of the pro-democracy tabloid, as US secretary of state says China has ‘eviscerated Hong Kong’s freedoms’Hong Kong’s Apple Daily tabloid has responded with defiance to the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new national security law imposed by Beijing, promising to “fight on” in a front-page headline above an image of Lai being detained..Readers queued from the early hours to get a copy of the pro-democracy paper a day after police raided its offices and took...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, China, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, State, Lai, Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai


Why Is Everyone Beating Up On TikTok?

TikTok, the video making and sharing app probably most known for its quirky video memes and gags made by people under 20, seems to be in many governments’ crosshairs. The attacks either come directly on the platform itself or to people using it in ways that violate the local social order. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Media, 08.10.20


Judge Rules Movie Studios Can Own Theatres For First Time In 71 Years

This game-changing decision could result in a complete overhaul of not only who owns theater chains in the near and long-term future, but how, when and where consumers will enjoy feature film content. – Forbes
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 08.07.20


iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app

Apple’s still-in-beta operating systems will automatically redirect News+ subscribers to the Apple News app when they click on links from a News+ publisher. In other words, if you click or tap on a link to a paywalled story published by a News+ partner — including stories from our own Extra Crunch membership program — iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur will take you straight to the article page in the News+ app, even when the link ostensibly points to the publisher’s own website. Tony Haile ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, News, Media, Tech, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Apple News, Ny Times, Haile, Tony Haile


Extras Being Replaced By Mannequins?

Showrunners have been changing scenes to have little or no background performers, Paula Spurr says. She’s even heard of some smaller-budget productions using mannequins “in the deep background” these days. “It’s like, ‘Oh great, we’re being replaced with dummies,”‘ Spurr says with a laugh. – CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Spurr, 08.10.20, Paula Spurr


With a renewed focus on creative skills, online learning company Skillshare raises $66M

CEO Matt Cooper said 2020 has been a year of rapid growth — even before the pandemic forced large swaths of the population to stay home and turn to online learning for entertainment and enrichment. Cooper (who became CEO in 2017) told me that the company decided last year to “focus on our strength,” leading to a “brand relaunch” in January 2020 to emphasize the richness of its creativity-themed content. At the same time, Cooper said the company defines creativity very broadly, with classes div...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Media, Education, India, Funding, Tech, United States, Gm, Skillshare, Cooper, Victo Ngai, Bob Ross, Susan Orlean, Matt Cooper, Shantell Martin


Donald Trump denies asking how to add face to Mount Rushmore

US president asked South Dakota official how to add extra presidents, says New York TimesDonald Trump has denied that his team ever approached South Dakota’s governor about adding his face to the iconic monument depicting four presidents at Mount Rushmore. However, he added that it “sounds like a good idea to me!”The New York Times reported a Republican party official source on Saturday stating that a White House aide reached out to Kristi Noem’s office with the question: “What’s the process to ...
Tags: Media, White House, US, World news, US news, South Dakota, New York Times, Native Americans, The New York Times, Republican Party, US press and publishing, Donald Trump, Mount Rushmore, Kristi Noem, New York TimesDonald Trump, Mount Rushmore However


5 Cool Golf Games to Play on Rainy Days

Image Source: Pixabay Playing golf in the great outdoors is a glorious experience, so long as the weather conditions stay fine and dry. But as soon as the wind picks up and the dark clouds gather round, you’ll be eager to scurry inside before the rains lash down and spoil everyone’s good time.Thankfully in the 21st century, there are lots of ways to k...
Tags: Media, Sport, EA, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Mother Nature, Ea Sports, McIlroy, Golf BattleOne


Britain’s Scariest Horror Film Disappeared For Decades

The perfect holiday film? “First broadcast on ITV, at 9pm Christmas Eve 1989, it haunted all who watched it, thanks in part to Wise’s tense, economical direction, and one of the greatest jump-scares in the history of horror. ‘[It created] a genuine physical reaction,’ wrote Nancy Banks-Smith in the Guardian, ‘as if one layer of your skin had shifted over another.'” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, Britain, Wise, Nancy Banks Smith, 08.07.20


BBC apologises for N-word in television broadcast after DJ Sideman quits

Director general admits mistake following 18,000 complaints The BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, has apologised after the N-word was used in a TV news broadcast, following mass complaints and the resignation of one of the corporation’s radio DJs.“Every organisation should be able to acknowledge when it has made a mistake. We made one here,” Hall said in an email to all BBC staff. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Radio 1, Tony Hall, Bristol, Hall


BBC apologises for N-word in news broadcast after DJ Sideman quits

Director general admits mistake following complaints and Radio 1Xtra presenter’s resignationThe BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, has apologised after the N-word was used in a TV news broadcast, following mass complaints and the resignation of one of the corporation’s radio DJs.“Every organisation should be able to acknowledge when it has made a mistake. We made one here,” Hall said in an email to all BBC staff. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Radio 1, Tony Hall, Bristol, Hall, DJ Sideman


Original Content podcast: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ returns for a messy-but-delightful second season

The first season of “The Umbrella Academy” had its flaws, but empathetic portrayals of its seven superhero siblings (all adults bearing the emotional scars of an upbringing under their strict adoptive father Reginald Hargreeves) more than made up for its meandering plot. In season two, which recently launched on Netflix, the Umbrella Academy has been transported to Dallas in the early 1960s, where the Hargreeves must once again try to repair their familial bonds while also averting a nuclear ...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Dallas, Jfk, Jack Ruby, Umbrella Academy, Reginald Hargreeves, Original Content Podcast, Hargreeves


Zoe Saldana Apologizes For Playing Nina Simone

The Marvel and Star Trek actress, who was heavily criticized for playing the much darker-skinned singer in the 2016 biopic Nina (which has a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, whew). Saldana said, “Nina had a life and she had a journey that should have been – and should be – honoured to the most specific detail because she was a specifically detailed individual.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Nina Simone, Zoe Saldana, Nina, Saldana, 08.06.20


Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in California

Music tycoon is having surgery but ‘doing fine’, his spokeswoman saysSimon Cowell is said to have undergone surgery after breaking his back in a fall from an electric bike in California.The music mogul’s spokeswoman said he was was in hospital and was “doing fine”. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, Media, California, UK News, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Simon Cowell, saysSimon Cowell


Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in US

Music tycoon and entertainer having surgery but his spokeswoman says he is ‘doing fine’ Simon Cowell is having surgery after breaking his back while testing out an electric bike in California, it emerged on Sunday.The 60-year-old entertainer, who has a home in Malibu, was said by his spokeswoman to be “doing fine”. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, Media, California, US, UK News, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Simon Cowell, Malibu


Winston Churchill waged war on paper over 'fake news' photo caption

Depicted as a warmonger, the future PM had a very modern dislike of media criticism, reveals new bookIt is one of the earliest examples of a politician accusing the media of fake news. And it illustrates that, despite having been a journalist himself, Winston Churchill had an ambivalent relationship with the press, praising it on occasions, attacking it on others.Churchill had been incensed by a picture published on the back page of the Daily Herald on 4 June 1929, that showed him outside 11 Dow...
Tags: Books, Media, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Winston Churchill, Churchill, Daily Herald


Sideman: Radio 1Xtra presenter quits after BBC defends use of N-word in report

Presenter says he can no longer work for broadcaster after ‘slap in the face’A BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended its decision to broadcast the N-word in a television news broadcast.Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman said he no longer felt comfortable working for the national broadcaster after it stuck by the decision to broadcast the language in a report on a racially motivated hit-and-run attack. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Television & radio, Bristol, Sideman


Italy’s new liberal newspaper Domani promises ‘facts not chatter’

One of the country’s leading publishers says his latest venture will give a voice to those hit hardest by the economic slumpCarlo De Benedetti, the former owner of La Repubblica, one of Italy’s biggest daily newspapers, is no stranger to a challenge. Now, at the age of 85, the tycoon is about to embark on what might be his biggest one to date – launching a newspaper in the midst of a serious financial slump.De Benedetti wants the newspaper, due to launch online and in print in mid-September, to ...
Tags: Europe, Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Italy, La Repubblica, Domani, De Benedetti


BBC presenter quits in protest over N-word allegedly used in attack being said on TV

Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman says he can no longer work for broadcaster after ‘slap in the face’A BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended its decision to broadcast the N-word in a television news broadcast.Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman said he no longer felt comfortable working for the national broadcaster after it stuck by the decision to broadcast the language in a report on a racially motivated hit-and-run attack. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Television & radio, Bristol, Sideman


Presenter quits after BBC defends use of N-word in report

Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman says he can no longer work for broadcaster after ‘slap in the face’A BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended its decision to broadcast the N-word in a television news broadcast.Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman said he no longer felt comfortable working for the national broadcaster after it stuck by the decision to broadcast the language in a report on a racially motivated hit-and-run attack. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Television & radio, Bristol, Sideman


Federal judge approves ending consent decrees that prevented movie studios from owning theaters

A federal judge has approved the Department of Justice’s efforts to end the Paramount Consent Decrees — 70-year-old court orders that prevented movie studios from engaging in a variety of anticompetitive behaviors, including ownership of movie theaters. U.S. District Court Judge Analisa Torres cited the rise of streaming services like Netflix as one of the reasons for her decision: Motion picture distributors that are not subject to the Decrees have entered the market since the 1940s — most s...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Media, Lionsgate, New York City, Amc, Los Angeles, Tech, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Department Of Justice, U S District Court, Torres, Analisa Torres, Paris theatre, Netflix Amazon Apple


Young people retaliate with shocking finality to unchecked abuse

In this 2019 footage, patrons ouside a bar in Los Angeles argue with some skateboarding kids. Though the youngsters aren't belligerent, a heavily-built man lunches at them, punching one youngster in the face. He punches another boy who tries to reason with him, and then a third. Bystanders do nothing to stop him attacking the children, including a man wearing a security guard costume. After the third punch, however, one of the kids whacks him in the head with a skateboard, and the crowd loses...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Media, Los Angeles, Child Abuse, Footage, Retaliation


Two-thirds of parents say technology makes parenting harder

Today's parents believe parenting is harder now than 20 years ago.A Pew Research Center survey found this belief stems from the new challenges and worries brought by technology.With some schools going remote next year, many parents will need to adjust expectations and re-learn that measured screen usage won't harm their children. Parents and guardians have always endured a tough road. They are the providers of an entire human being's subsistence. They keep that person feed, clothed, and bathe; ...
Tags: Health, Family, Technology, Media, Parenting, Children, Social Media, Teaching, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Pew, Pew Research Center, Moana, Don, Jenny Radesky


Unfiltered lessons of a female entrepreneur

Women today are founding more businesses than ever. In 2018, they made up 40% of new entrepreneurs, yet in that same year, they received just 2.2% of all venture capital investment. The playing field is off-balance. So what can women do?They can get candid with each other. In this Big Think Live session, Victoria Montgomery Brown, co-founder and CEO of Big Think, and Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, will discuss entrepreneurship, decision-making, and leadership lessons from Vic...
Tags: Decision Making, Business, Money, Media, Finance, New York City, Women, Entrepreneur, Success, Yale, New York Times, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Victoria, Start-up, Montreal