Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’

April 23, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Deriving additional emotional power from its formal beauty, it should be one of the signature breakouts from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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In Fiery TV Spot, Democratic Congressional Candidate Clangs a Bullet Through Republican Opponent’s Pitch

April 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The Montana congressional race between Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte just got a little more colorful. In the spot above, Quist downgrades his opponent as a "millionaire from New Jersey" (the tag previously has been "billionaire") and takes a bullseye shot across some open space at a TV set displaying one of Gianforte's...

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Apple Talks Up Its Environmental Efforts in Charming Animated Stories for Earth Day

April 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It took Apple a while to properly commit to manufacturing policies that help protect the environment, but in recent years it's made significant progress--and has been broadcasting that fact, particularly on Earth Day. For Earth Day 2017, the tech giant has rolled out four charming animated videos explaining some of its green initiatives, narrated by...

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Revisiting the Worst School Massacre in U.S. History

April 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

On the front page of several Michigan newspapers today: Washington Post enterprise reporter Theresa Vargas' look back at the worst school massacre in U.S. history. An event that took place 90 years ago this spring at the Bath Consolidated School north of East Lansing. The headline "World's Worst Demon" is a reference to how the...

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John Swansburg Joins The Atlantic

April 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The Atlantic snags a new senior editor in John Swansburg, who joins the publication from Slate magazine, where he has been deputy editor, a promotion he received in 2014 at the publication where he has worked for the past decade. We should add an asterisk to that last sentence; Swansburg had briefly left Slate in...

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YouTube Users and Creators Can Now Report Videos They Feel Were Unfairly Excluded From Restricted Mode

April 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

YouTube Friday announced more changes to its Restricted Mode, chief among them the availability of 12 million additional videos and a way for creators and viewers to report videos that they believe have been inappropriately excluded. The Google-owned video site described Restricted Mode as follows: Restricted Mode is an optional setting that has been available...

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Pinterest Is Waving Farewell to Its Like Button

April 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It's the end of the line for Pinterest's Like button, which will be phased out "in the coming weeks," giving the social network's Save button--formerly the Pin It button--a more prominent role. Writer and content strategist Kim O'Rourke bade farewell to the Like button in a blog post Friday, saying that Pins users have liked...

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Bill Nye Is Taking on Hot Button Issues in a New Netflix Series for Millennials

April 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

With original series galore, Netflix has some of the most premium comedy and dramatic programming available to viewers. But as millennials choose on-demand content, with or without ads, they have the opportunity to opt out of content from news stations on TV or online through social media and their websites. And social media has become...

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CNBC Digital Names Jeffrey McCracken Managing Editor

April 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

CNBC Digital adds Jeffrey McCracken as managing editor for digital, announced senior vice president and executive editor Jay Yarow in a note to staff. McCracken joins from Bloomberg, where he has been executive editor and, per Yarow's note, "spent almost seven years at Bloomberg building an impressive M&A team." Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2010,...

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Australia Cheers Magazine Cover Depicting Breastfeeding Mom Sophie Cachia

April 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

When the name of the publication is Mother & Baby, this sort of cover should logically be the rule rather than the exception. But it isn't, quite yet. The mom, Sophie Cachia, is well-known Down Under for her candid and often humorous blog The Young Mummy." We join her fans in applauding the Bauer Media...

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