Facebook Is Facing the Maximum Allowable Fine in the U.K. Over Cambridge Analytica

The Information Commissioner’s Office, the privacy regulator in the U.K., is threatening Facebook with its maximum penalty over the Cambridge Analytica user data scandal, but the punishment would be far more symbolic than it would be damaging. The maxi…

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Univision Is Considering Selling Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion

Univision Communications Inc. has formally initiated the process of exploring the sale of Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, the company announced today. Selling the companies would allow UCI to “focus on its core assets” while giving each media compan…

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Reese Witherspoon’s Media Company Launches VOD Channel on DirecTV With Two New Shows

Reese Witherspoon is expanding her TV empire to include a new video on demand (VOD) channel for AT&T’s DirecTV, DirectTV Now and U-Verse. The channel will feature two new shows. AT&T and Witherspoon’s media and production company, Hello Sunshin…

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Cosmo’s Audience Is Exploding. Meet the Digital Director Who Knows What Resonates With Readers

Jessica Pels, digital director of Cosmopolitan, first moved to New York as a 14-year-old to study ballet at the American Ballet Theatre. Her parents had only one condition: Pels, coming from Atlanta, had to stay at a nunnery in Chelsea. In her spare ti…

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New Yorker Management Voluntarily Recognizes Staffers’ Union

New Yorker management agreed to voluntarily recognize the union after staffers overwhelmingly voted in favor of forming one early last month. The Cond? Nast title joins a host of other publications that have recently unionized, including Gizmodo Media …

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HeadCount.org Is Using Concerts to Grab the Attention of Pro-Weed Voters

Not all people who attend concerts are consumers of cannabis, and not all consumers of cannabis attend shows, but nonpartisan voter engagement organization HeadCount.org is looking to connect with the members of those groups that do overlap. HeadCount….

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HeadCount.org Is Using Concerts to Grab the Attention of Pro-Weed Voters

Not all people who attend concerts are consumers of cannabis, and not all consumers of cannabis attend shows, but nonpartisan voter engagement organization HeadCount.org is looking to connect with the members of those groups that do overlap. HeadCount….

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Why Experts Say It’s No Surprise Live TV Streaming Platforms Are Raising Prices

It turns out those too-good-to-be-true deals offered by several live TV streaming video platforms were indeed too good to be true. AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Dish’s Sling TV, Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Google’s YouTube TV have each recently raised their m…

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More Than 5,000 People Entered Gimlet and Squarespace’s Contest to Host a Podcast

Squarespace and Gimlet Creative asked users to submit their ideas for their own podcast series and the response has been overwhelming. In the three weeks since the contest has been open for submissions, more than 5,000 entries have poured in. Squarespa…

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Why The Players’ Tribune Teamed Up With Budweiser for This Unique Event Space

Want to mingle over beers with the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. or talk shop with the Blazers’ C. J. McCollum? Look no further than The Players’ Lounge. The event space, which opened in February at The Players’ Tribune New York headquarters, hopes to attra…

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