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- Election 2016: Rigged Or Reality Show? in
It's too easy -- and too whiny -- to scream "rigged election" when your side might lose. Politicians cannot claim the United States is the best system in the world, then assail it if voters select their rivals.
- iHeartMedia Taps Santos As CCO Of New iHeartLatino Unit in
The mainstream radio company, with a quarter of a billion monthly U.S. listeners, has teamed with Hispanic radio personality Enrique Santos to jump-start a new Latin unit.
- Art At Viacom Champions Creativity, Impactful Public Art in
Viacom isn't just on the cutting edge of technology and fan engagement, as evidenced in its Media Lab. Manhattan HQ is redefining the aesthetics of the workplace.
- Stream Me in
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Truthfully, how many of us check our streaming options, including Hulu, HBO Go, Acorn TV, PBS Kids, etc. before checking what's on TV? If we even channel-surf at all.
- Elections, Debra Messing And TV News in
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For the most part, TV is becoming all Trump, all the time -- to the consternation of conservatives and liberals alike. There is cognitive dissonance -- and there is lazy reporting. And then there is Debra Messing's Detective Laura Diamond.
- Will Trump Voters Be Trumped By GOP Establishment? in
At issue is the fear that Donald Trump, who has racked up 10 primary victories, and isn't owned by lobbyists and big donors, will be uncontrollable. However, love him or hate him, his supporters are Americans who legally voted.
- The Press Should Be A Watchdog, Not Spinmeisters in
The founders envisioned the press as a watchdog. When it becomes an attack dog, shilling for one candidate or subverting realities in favor of election drama, it fails to protect the public or fulfill its charge.
- AMI, Weinstein Co. Team For Cross-Platform Shows in
American Media, which publishes celebrity and lifestyle magazines, is teaming with the Weinstein Company to develop original TV, film and digital efforts. Stephen Land, chief executive of Jupiter Entertainment, along with AMI's Dylan Howard, will handle distribution and production.
- TV: Wasteland And Wonder in
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TV comes in for its share of bashing, since channel surfing can be a soul-crushing experience. But there is also intelligent, sophisticated fare worthy of attention.
- Former Spotify Exec To Huffington Post CEO in
The Huffington Post's expansion includes a new CEO: Jared Grusd. Previously, he was global head of corporate development at Spotify and a former AOL executive.