Media

How Crowdfunding Site Patreon Is Helping Artists Build Media Empires

In the spring of 2013, musician Jack Conte was frustrated with the challenge of supporting himself as a creative person in the internet age. Conte, who performs both solo and—with his wife, Nataly Dawn—as part of an indie-rock duo called Pomplamoose, had sunk $10,000 of his own money into a wildly inventive sci-fi–themed music video, complete with a singing robotic ...

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TV Vet Toby Byrne Moves to Ad-Tech Firm Zefr | Media

Credit: Zefr Zefr, an ad tech company that helps marketers purchase spots in specific videos on YouTube, is tapping TV ad vet Toby Byrne to serve as president. Byrne previously led ad sales for Fox Networks Group before departing in September 2016 and setting off an eight-month search for his replacement. Zefr gained some relevance this year amid YouTube brand ...

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ISU investigating assault, porn cases tied to social media | Crime and Courts

NORMAL — Illinois State University police are investigating alleged sexual assault and revenge porn cases where, in both instances, the people met on the social search app Tinder, and communicated via Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia mobile app. Although the two incidents are unrelated, both encounters started with Tinder, said ISU Police Chief Aaron Woodruff, who has issued a ...

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Portuguese regulator rejects Altice’s bid for media company

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s telecom regulator has blocked an attempt by international operator Altice to buy control of local company Media Capital, saying it could create “significant obstacles” to competition. The National Communications Authority, known as Anacom, said in a statement on its website Tuesday the deal needs to be reconfigured. Netherlands-based Altice N.V., through its Portuguese telecoms company MEO, ...

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Morrissey rails against media on new single Spent the Day in Bed | Music

Morrissey has released his first new music since 2014, with Spent the Day in Bed, the first single from his album Low in High School. Backed by chirpy organ and strummed guitars, it’s a typically existentialist, Eeyoreish song from the former Smiths singer, in which he rejects the “emasculation” and “castration” of the rat race, instead recommending that you stay ...

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Why The Times Covers the Media

And part of my job is reporting on The Times, one of the most influential news organizations in the country. The company happens to pay my salary. The media industry is also in a significant financial downturn. Publications have struggled to remain relevant amid the flood of information available to everyone, at any time — I frequently learn of layoffs ...

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Social media reacts to Minnie Dlamini’s wedding

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/MINNIE DLAMINI Minnie Dlamini and her fiance, Quinton Jones’ wedding took place  at the Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West in Cape Town on Saturday. For the past week Minnie Dlamini’s wedding hashtag “#BecomingMrsJones”  has been trending. From her bachelorette fun times in Paris to the trailer of the 3 part wedding documentary special. She has been trending and ...

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Jewish media company puts biblical spin on news for evangelical Christians

Naphtali “Tuly” Weisz was a newly ordained Modern Orthodox rabbi in Columbus, Ohio, when he began dialoging with evangelical Christians. At first, they met at the local Jewish Community Center. Later, he invited them into his synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation, where he had taken over the pulpit from his late, long-serving grandfather, Rabbi David Stavsky. This interfaith dialogue was satisfying, but ...

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Dominica’s prime minister charts ‘merciless’ Hurricane Maria on social media | World news

The prime minister of Dominica has used Facebook to describe in harrowing detail – and in real time – his own rescue from the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The category five storm passed directly over the island nation of Dominica on Monday night local time. Amid gusts of wind up to 260kmh (160mph) the country’s long-serving leader, Roosevelt Skerrit, rode ...

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