How American government propaganda was born

A new book sees the roots of modern government persuasion in a World War I-era agency.
The media during the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. A new book by John Maxwell Hamilton sees the origins of modern government persuasion in a World War I-era office set up by the Woodrow Wilson administration in 1917.
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Private equity bought Deadspin. It didn't work out.

Nov 1, 2019
The website, once the go-to for sports and culture, is now a shell of its former self.
Deadspin is effectively deceased.
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CBS and Viacom announce merger — again

Aug 13, 2019
This time around, the media landscape is "completely different," says Keach Hagey of the Wall Street Journal.
The CBS headquarters in New York City in 2013.
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Serious Eats and the seriously tough business of digital media

Jun 11, 2019
Serious Eats was Ed Levine's "dream job." "I just didn't know all the baggage that would come with the dream job."
Ed Levine, creator of Serious Eats and author of the new book, "Serious Eater: A Food Lover's Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption."
Photo by Vicky Wasik, courtesy of Serious Eats

Social media, elections and fake news: India edition

Apr 5, 2019
As national elections approach, voters are being targeted with fake news on WhatsApp.
An Indian newspaper vendor reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information in New Delhi on July 10, 2018.
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How social media helped change the way we connect

Feb 4, 2019
Facebook went live 15 years ago. But how did social media shape the (greater) social network?
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote address at the f8 Developer Conference April 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California.
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News is a hard business. Now add millennials and Facebook. Yikes?

Dec 19, 2018
NowThis News has to navigate a lot of platforms to reach its viewers.
The NowThis newsroom in New York City.
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Time magazine may have time on its side now

Sep 17, 2018
With new billionaire owners in the wings, the iconic publication will have breathing room to focus on its future.
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Streaming companies are spending big on content talent

Aug 17, 2018
Netflix and Amazon are rushing to sign writers, directors and showrunners for multiyear, multimillion-dollar deals. The latest: Netflix confirmed that it has inked a deal with Kenya Barris, the creator of the ABC sitcom “Black-ish.” So what are these streaming…
Kenya Barris speaks onstage at The 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony on May 21, 2016 in New York City. Barris signed a $100 million deal with Netflix.
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Why we're still talking about Sumner Redstone

Jun 25, 2018
Succession planning is tricky when the plan involves never dying.
Sumner Redstone, chairman emeritus of the CBS Corporation and Viacom.
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