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Full transcript: Filmmaker Ken Burns on Recode Media

On this episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his new 10-part, 18-hour documentary, “The Vietnam War.” Burns says he sought to upend conventional wisdom about the war by rewinding the iconic images, stories and music of the time and telling history through the lens of all the countries involved in the conflict. You can ...

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Herb Scannell Joins Mitu as CEO, Co-Founder Roy Burstin Resigns

Herb Scannell, a longtime media exec who once headed Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide North America, has joined Latino digital-media company Mitu as chief executive officer. Scannell will assume the CEO position immediately, based at Mitu’s headquarters in downtown L.A. Co-founder Roy Burstin, who had been CEO since the company was founded in 2012, has resigned. Beatriz Acevedo, co-founder and president, ...

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‘#TrumpVindicated’? Manafort Wiretap Report Could Boost Trump’s Claim After Months of Media Mocking

A new report that former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped under secret court order could bolster President Trump’s explosive March claim about surveillance under the previous administration, after months of media mockery. The CNN report said the surveillance of Manafort continued into early 2017, covering the period before and after the November presidential election. This reportedly covered a stretch ...

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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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