Watch Hasan Minhaj’s Take-No-Prisoners WHCD Roast

April 30, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

After it was announced, following a prolonged search, that Daily Show senior correspondent Hasan Minhaj would be the host of this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, a number of Who Is Hasan Minhaj-style pieces followed, something that wouldn't have been necessary for some of the more well-known names to host Correspondents' dinners past. And Minhaj...

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New ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ Gets the TMZ Thumbs Down

April 30, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Friday's TMZ item about Augustin LeGrand, the recently selected "Most Interesting Man in the World" successor, is not exactly earth-shattering. The French actor was photographed at a cafe in New York's West Village, sitting at a sidewalk table topped with ros? and San Pellegrino sparkly water. No Dos Equis beer bottles in sight. What is...

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USA Today Writer Decides Not to Mention Jokes About USA Today

April 30, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

USA Today Life writer Erin Jensen has an extensive summary today of Hasan Minhaj's White House Correspondents' Dinner jokes. With one noticeable omission. When she gets to the media portion of The Daily Show jokester's skewering, she mentions his shots at CNN, Fox News, C-Span and MSNBC. But not... USA Today. "Pretty Woman" moment. #WePlaceTheNapkinGentlyInTheLap...

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Teen Vogue EIC Started Out as an MAIP Intern

April 30, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

This week, Elaine Welteroth, 30, became the youngest editor in chief at a Cond? Nast magazine title, officially taking over the helm of Teen Vogue, a publication she has guided since the spring of 2016. She is the second African-American to occupy such an editor spot at the company, alongside Keija Minor, who was named...

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How Zappos Is Using Its Internet-Connected Outhouses to Boost the Brand

April 28, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

When it comes to doing your business, Zappos' internet-connected outhouses might be able to offer a lesson--and perhaps even a number, too. The online retailer's Porta-Party, which it debuted in 2015, has been touted by CEO Tony Hsieh as a way to disrupt the $2 billion industry with something that makes going to the bathroom...

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Ellen DeGeneres’ Historic ‘Puppy Episode’ in Which She Came Out Is Available to Stream for Free From ABC

April 28, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The 20th anniversary of Ellen DeGeneres' "Puppy Episode" in which she came out, is this Sunday. To celebrate, ABC is streaming all five seasons of Ellen for free with no login required. Viewers can find the whole show in the "Throwbacks" section of the ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected devices. The episode from...

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Twitter Just Inked Another Livestreaming Lax Pact

April 28, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Twitter is becoming the place to be for livestreamed lacrosse, as the social network followed up March's announcement of a pact with the National Lacrosse League with Friday's news of an agreement with Major League Lacrosse. Twitter will livestream the MLL Game of the Week during the 2017 season, and its slate consists of 15...

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Craig Helmstetter Is Named Managing Partner of APM’s New Research Lab and Analyst Group

April 28, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

American Public Media (APM) has named Craig Helmstetter managing partner of the APM Research Lab and Analyst Group. The group is a new initiative from APM, and staff will engage in data analysis and statistics to bolster APM as well as Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR) journalism. "The idea is to deepen our understanding of important...

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Craig Helmstetter Is Named Managing Partner of APM’s New Research Lab and Analyst Group

April 28, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

American Public Media (APM) has named Craig Helmstetter managing partner of the APM Research Lab and Analyst Group. The group is a new initiative from APM, and staff will engage in data analysis and statistics to bolster APM as well as Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR) journalism. "The idea is to deepen our understanding of important...

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The State of This Year’s WHCD Parties

April 28, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A series of events in the lead-up to this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend, starting with, well, the 2016 election as well as the decision by The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, followed by others, to exit the party circuit this year, continuing with the decision by President Trump to stay away from the...

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