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Media Misses: Op-Ed Suggests Being in Media Similar to Serving in Military

We break down the top media moments this week—and plenty of misses. This week, the conspiracy website Infowars, which is run by Alex Jones, was... Read More The post Media Misses: Op-Ed Suggests Being
This Exceptional Novel Was Pecked Out on a Prison Typewriter by an Iraq Veteran Turned Bank Robber

This Exceptional Novel Was Pecked Out on a Prison Typewriter by an Iraq Veteran Turned Bank Robber

The author page reads simply, “Nico Walker lives in Kentucky. Cherry is his first novel.” Walker, 33, wanted it that way. What the bio doesn’t say is that his Kentucky abode is a federal prison. Or
How Ray J made the leap from show business to consumer electronics

How Ray J made the leap from show business to consumer electronics

Celebrity sightings aren’t unusual at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the big tech industry trade show that takes place in Las Vegas each January. But Ray J, an R&B performer and TV
Opposition Party: Boston Globe Organizing 'War of Words' Against Trump

Opposition Party: Boston Globe Organizing 'War of Words' Against Trump

The Boston Globe is organizing a “war of words” against President Donald Trump with "about 70" publications to combat what it describes as the president’s “dirty war against the free press.”
Sunday Reading: Fake News

Sunday Reading: Fake News

Pieces from The New Yorker’s archive about fake news, disinformation, and our fractured media moment by Adrian Chen, Elizabeth Kolbert, Dana Priest, Peter Hessler, Andrew Marantz, and Emily Nussbaum.
Adshir enables real-time ray tracing on mobile devices

Adshir enables real-time ray tracing on mobile devices

Adshir is announcing that it can demonstrate the holy grail of computer graphics: real-time ray tracing on mobile devices. That means that it can show physically accurate computer animations in real

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’ offers tongue-in-cheek fantasy adventures

Disenchantment is the latest animated series from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama. The show premieres on Netflix on August 17, and we talk about our initial impressions on the
China denies violating minority rights amid detention claims

China denies violating minority rights amid detention claims

UN panel says 1m ethnic Uighur Muslims being held in internment camps in Xinjiang China has denied claims made during a UN panel last week that authorities are suppressing the rights of Muslim
Enter the Newest Duo in Americana

Enter the Newest Duo in Americana

Album Review Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis Wild! Wild! Wild! Bloodshot He’s an Americana great who excels at both sly humor and thoughtful balladry. She’s the younger sister of original rock and

Omarosa Releases New Tape Suggesting Trump Didn’t Know About Her Firing

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the Apprentice candidate turned White House staffer, has released a new recording of what she says is a 2017 phone conversation with President Donald Trump that suggests he
Netflix CFO David Wells is leaving after 14 years

Netflix CFO David Wells is leaving after 14 years

Netflix has announced that chief financial officer (CFO) David Wells is stepping down. Wells joined Netflix in 2004 as vice president for finance planning and analysis, before taking over as CFO in
Facebook news chief to media: ‘Work with Facebook or die’

Facebook news chief to media: ‘Work with Facebook or die’

The Australian reports that Facebook media relations chief Campbell Brown privately disclosed that Mark Zuckerberg is indifferent to publishers and offers the news media a simple choice: "Work with
NYC Mayor de Blasio: If Fox News didn’t exist, we’d have less racial hatred — and no President Trump

NYC Mayor de Blasio: If Fox News didn’t exist, we’d have less racial hatred — and no President Trump

Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.) said last week the “survival of our democracy” hinges on social media companies going beyond erasing the presence of…

White House lawyer admits it’s reasonable to doubt the Trump admin’s integrity as it hands out Fox News’ ethics waiver

President Donald Trump’s administration has admitted that a “reasonable person” is likely to “question the integrity” of White House operations after a controversial ethics waiver was granted to
Isabelle Riva: How the Unity game engine will democratize film

Isabelle Riva: How the Unity game engine will democratize film

Unity Technologies has been known among developers as the maker of a “game engine” since the tool debuted in 2005. But these days, “creation engine” might be a better name for it. That’s because
The Omarosa Debacle Proves Trump Has No Control Over His White House

The Omarosa Debacle Proves Trump Has No Control Over His White House

It shouldn't be surprising that the administration is constantly being distracted by petty feuds and public spats.
Trump acknowledges it’s dishonorable to attack media during speech to troops, then does it anyway

Trump acknowledges it’s dishonorable to attack media during speech to troops, then does it anyway

President Donald Trump on Monday commemorated the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act with a speech to troops at Fort Drum, N.Y. in which he acknowledged that attacking the media in such
Facebook buys Vidpresso’s team and tech to make video interactive

Facebook buys Vidpresso’s team and tech to make video interactive

Zombie-like passive consumption of static video is both unhealthy for viewers and undifferentiated for the tech giants that power it. That’s set Facebook on a mission to make video interactive, full
Facebook acqui-hires Utah startup Vidpresso for its interactive live video tools

Facebook acqui-hires Utah startup Vidpresso for its interactive live video tools

As Facebook is putting more resources behind its video content, the company announced today that it is 'acquihiring' a small Utah startup that specializes in adding social features to
Zuckerberg Doesn’t Care About Publishers? Facebook Denies It.

Zuckerberg Doesn’t Care About Publishers? Facebook Denies It.

Facebook's head of news reportedly said Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers.