Hollywood usually banks on big summer blockbusters… but this year, Americans said no to the going to the movies. Was it this year’s offerings? Or are our entertainment options changing and making the movie theater a thing of the past?
Adam B. Vary, BuzzFeed: “Why Hollywood bombed so badly this summer”
Neda Ulaby, NPR: “Hollywood suffers worst summer box office in a decade”
Brooks Barnes, New York Times: “After dismal summer, Hollywood pins hopes on fall ticket sales”
Scott Mendelson, Forbes: “2017 might produce a record number of box office bombs
EPA accuses AP of misleading reporting
Matthew Nussbaum, POLITICO: “Trump’s EPA attacks AP reporter in personal terms”
Jason Dearen & Michael Biesecker, Associated Press: “AP Exclusive: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area”
Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News: “AP defends itself against EPA attacks ‘misleading’ report on Superfund sites”
Benjamin Hart, New York Magazine: “EPA denies neglecting Houston Superfund sites, attacks reporter”
Sean Moran, Breitbart News: “Fake news: AP writes misleading article about EPA’s cleanup efforts after Hurricane Harvey”
Oliver Milman, The Guardian: “’Your eyes start itching’: Pollution soars in Houston after chemical industry leaks”
Insensitive interviewing or exploitation?
Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “After a CNN interviewee erupts in anger, disaster reporting standards come into focus”
Indira Lakshmanan, Poynter: “Exploiting suffering or hogging the spotlight? Media slammed for covering Harvey, no matter how they do it”
Pete Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review: “The media today: In Harvey reporting, two ethics questions raised”
Tronc buys the NY Daily News
Tronc News Releawse: “tronc acquires the New York Daily News”
Staff, New York Daily News: “The New York Daily News is sold to tronc, Inc.”
Sydney Ember & Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times: “The Daily News, a distinctive voice in New York, is sold”
Joe Pompeo, POLITCO: “An anti-Trump tabloid pulls back”
Newsy moves to cable
Todd Spangler, Variety: "Newsy moves to cable"
Diana Marszalek, Multichannel News: "Scripps-owned Newsy becoming a cable channel after RLTV purchase"
Chris Airens, AdWeek: "Scripps-owned Newsy will produce a 2-hour daily news show and 3 new series"
Bullied by Google
Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo: “A serf on Google’s farm”
Kenneth P. Vogel, New York Times: “New America, a Google-funded think tank, faces backlash for firing a Google critic”
Stephen E. Arnold, Beyond Search: “Demonizing the ever helpful Alaphabet (sic) Google XXVI things”
Kashmir Hill, Gizmodo: “Yes, Google uses its power to quash ideas it doesn’t like – I know because it happened to me”
Nitasha Tiku, Wired: “The hard consequence of Google’s soft power”
Patrick Kulp, Mashable: “The anti-monopoly ideas Google tried to suppress are growing influential”
Editorial, The Guardian: “The Guardian view on Google: overweening power”
Barry Lynn, Washington Post: “I criticized Google. It got me fired. That’s how corporate power works”
Violet Blue, Engadget: “Google’s commenting-ranking system will be a hit with the alt-right”
Panic over Megyn Kelly?
Alex McLevy, AV Club: “NBC is freaking out about Megyn Kelly’s ratings”
Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast: “NBC Insider: ‘Total panic’ over Megyn Kelly’s morning show”
Walking away from football
Jim Warren, Poynter: “This ESPN football analyst had a crisis of conscience. Then he quit.
John Branch, New York Times: “ESPN football analyst walks away, disturbed by brain trauma on field”