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Time Warner’s CNN Blocked from White House Briefing

CNNMoney: CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the BBC and the Guardian were also among...

Google’s YouTube in Hot Water Over Fake News Videos

BuzzFeed: Twitter, Facebook and Reddit have been forced to undergo painful, often public reckonings with the role they play in spreading bad information.  And yet there is a mammoth social platform, which hosts and even pays for a fathomless stock of viral fake news,...

Amazon Wins Three Oscars in First for Video Streaming

GeekWire: Amazon Studios won its first-ever Academy Awards on Sunday night, taking home three Oscar statues in what was a historic achievement for the streaming industry. The wins for Amazon drew the praise of company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who was in attendance...

Netflix Makes Friends with Carriers in Global Expansion

New York Times: Netflix's partnerships with cable and cellphone operators worldwide give it almost instantaneous access to potential new users without having to spend a fortune on advertising and distribution deals in markets where its brand and content are often...

Vevo CEO Wants to Convince Teenagers to Start Paying

Financial Times: Vevo CEO Erik Huggers wants to transform the online music video streaming service owned by Universal and Sony into a “youth lifestyle entertainment brand.” He also needs a viable business model for the company, which controls the world’s largest...

Roku Seeks to Raise $200 Million in New Funding Round

Fortune: Roku is in advanced discussions to raise at least $200 million in new funding at a post-money valuation of approximately $1.5 billion, according to sources familiar with the situation. The round will be led by U.S.-based investors, one source says, but “not...

Snap’s Beachfront Headquarters Stirs Investor Worries

CNBC:Snap's headquarters are unlike those of any other company. It's a handful of low-slung buildings scattered across the expensive real estate landscape of Venice, California. The main office is a stone's throw from Venice's famous boardwalk, teeming with tourists...

Turner’s Bleacher Report Deletes Tweet After Complaint

Deadspin: Bleacher Report tweeted out a video of Dirk Nowitzki shooting an air ball, captioned “DIRK FOREVER." Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was apparently incensed enough by the joke to personally complain to the president of Bleacher Report’s parent company, Turner,...

Bloomberg Backs Out of ‘Nerd Prom’ – So Does Trump

RT: President Trump has tweeted he is not going to be present at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. The announcement comes after several high-profile news organizations, including Bloomberg and The New Yorker, withdrew from the...

New York Times New Ad Campaign Criticized by Trump

New York Post: President Trump ripped the New York Times for its planned Oscars ad — and hours later the paper’s executive editor called the media takedowns “dangerous.” Trump tweeted:  “For the first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save...

Wenner’s Us Weekly Halts Cover Stories About Trump

New York Post: After five consecutive covers featuring at least one of the Family Trump on its cover, Us Weekly has finally gone Trump-less. The unprecedented run of five Trumped-up covers coincided with negotiations between magazine owner Jann Wenner and American...

Conde Nast’s New Yorker Puts Cover Logo in Russian

MediaPost: The March 6 edition of The New Yorker recreated its venerable nameplate in Russian as part of a cover story imagining an alternative future based on Vladimir Putin’s perceived influence of the U.S. presidency. The cover features an illustration recreating...

Eldridge’s Hollywood Reporter Fattens Up for Oscars

MediaPost: The Hollywood Reporter has pulled out all the stops for the Academy Awards. At 188 pages, this year’s special issue for the Oscars is THR’s biggest magazine to date. The issue is roughly half editorial and half advertising, from brands like Gucci, Versace...

Gawker’s Nick Denton Asks Court to Drop Bankruptcy

Daily Mail: Gawker founder and CEO Nick Denton has asked the court to dismiss his Chapter 11 bankruptcy following his settlement with Hulk Hogan, explaining the case has become too costly and unnecessary. Denton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York in...

Mediaite Readies Digital Video Network of Court Trials

Hollywood Reporter: Dan Abrams, ABC News' chief legal analyst and the founder of Mediaite, is set on Monday to debut a new online video channel that will expand LawNewz and bring live coverage of trials and other court hearings....

Group Nine’s Thrillist Spinoff JackThreads Up for Sale

Fortune: A little more than a year after being spun out of Ben Lerer's Thrillist Media Group, e-commerce startup JackThreads is preparing to cease operations as an independent company. The online menswear retailer has cut its staff down to a skeleton crew with mass...

Huffington Post to Woo Teenagers with New Newsletter

Digiday: To introduce itself to its next generation of readers, the Huffington Post is going straight for their inboxes. On Monday, it will launch the Tea, a weekly newsletter targeted at female Generation Z readers (or, as they were once known, teenage...

Viacom CEO Bringing Five-Member Team to the Oscars

New York Post: Viacom CEO Bob Bakish is said to be planning on attending the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday along with the new five-member in-house committee established to run Paramount Pictures going forward. “The committee is showing they’re committed,” joked one...

Disney Lays Off 80 at Maker Studios in YouTube Rethink

MarketWatch: Disney is laying off about 80 people as it radically shrinks the number of YouTube creators supported by its Maker Studios unit. Disney has been integrating Maker, which it acquired in 2014 for $675 million, into its consumer products and interactive...

Time Warner’s CNN Audiotape Leak Falls Flat in Release

Politico: For a few days, Project Veritas founder and conservative activist James O'Keefe has been hyping the release of what he said were hundreds of hours of undercover audio recordings of employees at CNN. But what O'Keefe released on Thursday landed with a dull...

Comcast-NBC News Staffer Said to Leak Billy Bush Tape

New York Post: The infamous “Access Hollywood” tape — in which Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women — was an inside job, leaked by an NBC News staffer on Billy Bush’s own “Today” show, according to multiple sources. “The tape was leaked by the NBC News division,...

Fox News’ Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66 After Brief Illness

Associated Press: Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox aired a tribute to Colmes and a statement from his family saying that he died...

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