SpongeBob Movie to Air Exclusively Online Next Year

NEW YORK — ViacomCBS announced the latest feature film in the SpongeBob franchise, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN, will bypass movie theaters next year and be available only online or pay-per-view. The movie is set to debut digitally in the U.S via premium video on demand in early 2021 and then move exclusively […]

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Dan’s Papers Merges With The Independent

Two weekly newspapers covering the East End of Long Island – Dan’s Papers and The Independent — are merging together to form “Dan’s Independent Media.” The combined company will bring together Dan’s Papers—the multiplatform news, entertainment, events and digital media company—with The Independent, the East End’s largest newspaper, known for its in-depth news reporting and features. […]

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NY Times Magazine Wins 5 Ellie Awards

NEW YORK — The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced winners for the 2020 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media last week held in a virtual event. ASME President Jonathan Dorn opened the 55th annual presentation of the Ellie Awards, which was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Winners receive “Ellies,” the elephant-shaped […]

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Wall Street Journal Reports Over 2 Million Digital Subscribers

NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal, a division of News Corp., said it has surpassed over 2.2 million digital subscribers in May and has a total of nearly 3 million paid subscribers including the print newspaper. As part of the company’s third quarter earnings report ending March 31, News Corp also noted that The […]

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Columbia Announces 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners

NEW YORK — Columbia University has announced winners of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The New York Times won three Pulitzer awards — in Investigative Reporting, International Reporting and Commentary — and now has 130 total — more than any other news organization. For more info, visit […]

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Former Hulu CEO Named WarnerMedia CEO

Experienced media executive Jason Kilar has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, starting on May 1. WarnerMedia is a subsidiary of AT&T and was formerly known as Time Warner. It operates CNN, HBO, Turner Networks including TNT and TBS, and Warner Bros. Kilar, 48, previously was the founding CEO of Hulu and SVP at Amazon. He […]

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Top Music Stars to Sing From Their Living Rooms

NEW YORK – iHeartMedia and FOX announced that Camila Cabello, Dave Grohl, H.E.R. and Sam Smith will perform during the all-new benefit special FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA on Sunday night at 9 p.m. EST, a music event to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the […]

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Time Names 100 Women of the Year

NEW YORK —  TIME magazine has released a new list of the 100 Women of the Year: the leaders, innovators, activists, entertainers, athletes and artists who defined a century. For the first time in the magazine’s history, TIME is publishing 100 different TIME covers for each woman. Inspired by TIME’s annual Person of the Year, […]

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NY Times Hires New Finance Editor

The New York Times has hired Anupreeta Das as its new finance editor. Das spent 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, most recently as deputy business editor. At WSJ, Das helped supervise a wide swath of business and technology coverage, shaping daily news and enterprise. Among the stories she was closely involved in were […]

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NBC to Launch Peacock Streaming Service April 15

NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, a division of cable giant Comcast, is joining the streaming network wars. The company officially unveiled Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers offering more than 600 movies and 400 series, as well as live and on-demand content across news, sports, late night, and reality. The service will […]