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Size of 'I Am Cait' audience keeps up with the Kardashians

New York (CNN) — Caitlyn Jenner's new E! reality show "I Am Cait" opened to healthy viewership numbers on Sunday with an average of 2.7 million overall viewers, according to Nielsen.

The reality show brought in a young skewing audience as viewers aged 18 to 49, the prized advertising demographic, …


Newspaper newsrooms suffer biggest cuts since 2007-2008 - Jul. 28, 2015

A report released Tuesday brought more grim news for the already beleaguered newspaper business.

The annual census from the American Society of News Editors showed that newsroom employment dipped 10.4 percent in 2014. That calculates to a loss of 3,800 fulltime editorial jobs.

The census said that …

News Industry

New York Times editor calls Clinton email coverage 'a mess'

New York (CNN) — Two of the New York Times' top editors on Monday addressed the paper's handling of a controversial story about Hillary Clinton's State Department emails and one of the editors concluded, "It was, to put it mildly, a mess."

The reviews concerned the way the Times handled a story that …

Hillary Clinton

Bill Cosby's 35 accusers appear on New York magazine cover

New York (CNN) — Thirty-five women who have accused Bill Cosby of sex assault appear on the current cover of New York Magazine in a stunning statement of unity against the legendary comic.

The black-and-white photograph of the women seated in similar poses appears on the July 27 issue. The headline …

Bill Cosby

Gawker's Nick Denton promises 'second act' for gossip site

New York (CNN) — Nick Denton says "Gawker's growing up."

The founder and self-described "guardian of the editorial ethos" of Gawker sought to turn the page after it published a controversial article that led to the most embarrassing 10-day period in the site's history.

"The company is no longer the …

Nick Denton

'Arrested Development' creates writers room to plot more episodes - Jul. 24, 2015

Grazer on 'Arrested Development' writers' room

Most of the time, new seasons of TV shows are plotted and created based on a specific number of episodes ordered by a network.

But what if the number of ideas for the new season dictated the number of episodes instead of the other way around?

That's how …

Arrested Development

Judd Apatow 'devastated' by shooting in theater showing his movie

New York (CNN) — Judd Apatow and members of the "Trainwreck" cast conveyed their condolences on social media following the shooting in a Louisiana theater where the movie was being shown.

Apatow, the film's director, has been outspoken about gun violence.

"One of the reasons we make these movies is …


Horror in a movie theater, instead of on a screen

New York (CNN) — At the movies, feelings of fear and terror are supposed to come from the big screen and the blasting speakers.

But on Thursday a real-life burst of violence interrupted a 7:00 p.m. showing of "Trainwreck" in Lafayette, Louisiana. Gunfire killed two moviegoers and injured seven …

Horror Movies

YouTube redesigns app; priority is 'mobile, mobile, and mobile'

New York (CNN) — The way you watch and create YouTube videos on your phone is about to change.

YouTube is unveiling a redesign to its mobile app, visible right away on Android devices and coming soon to Apple devices.

The app has a "streamlined design," YouTube says, with three main pathways: a …


Why is Comcast talking to Buzzfeed? - Jul. 24, 2015

5 stunning stats about Comcast

The pairings might sound outlandish: Comcast and Vice?! Comcast and BuzzFeed?!

But the deal talks between Comcast (CCV), the cable giant, and several darlings of new media make a ton of sense.

The talks are mostly informal, and it's possible that none of the deals will …


LeBron James teams up with Warner Bros. to make TV and film

New York (CNN) — Basketball superstar LeBron James is widely referred to as King James. On Wednesday, he extended his realm to entertainment.

James' entertainment company Springhill announced a production partnership with Warner Bros. to produce content for television, film and digital …


Financial Times sold to Japan's Nikkei for $1.3 billion

London (CNN) — The Financial Times has a new owner.

Japanese publishing group Nikkei Inc. is paying Pearson £844 million ($1.3 billion) in cash for the Financial Times Group, which includes the famous pink newspaper, luxury lifestyle magazine How to Spend It, and a range of specialist titles including …


MSNBC planning new hard news daytime lineup - Jul. 23, 2015

Brian Williams: 'I said things that weren't true'

MSNBC's future involves going back to its past.

The cable news channel is contemplating another batch of schedule changes that will prioritize breaking news over progressive opinion, according to people involved in the planning.

Several political talk …

Ronan Farrow

Bill Simmons signs with HBO

New York (CNN) — A little more than two months after being dumped by ESPN, Bill Simmons is back -- this time at HBO.

Simmons, the former ESPN standout sportswriter, will be going to the cable channel giant in a "multi-year, multi-platform deal," the network announced on Wednesday.

This includes a …

Bill Simmons

Comcast shows swagger: revenue, subscriber trends beat expectations - Jul. 23, 2015

5 stunning stats about Comcast

Fending off new and old competitors, Comcast reported strong quarterly financial results on Thursday: revenue was up 11% and profits 7%.

NBCUniversal's hit movies like "Jurassic World" and "Furious 7" helped the bottom line and received shout outs from Comcast (CCV)CEO …


Obama's best moments on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' since 2005

New York (CNN) — Jon Stewart and President Obama sat down on Tuesday night for one final interview before Stewart signs off on August 6.

Obama first went on 'The Daily Show' in 2005, when he was a senator from Illinois. He has made seven appearances in all, three since he was elected president.

July …

The Daily Show

With Trump out, NBC brainstorming new 'Apprentice' boss - Jul. 15, 2015

NBC is starting to cast for Donald Trump's successor for the forthcoming season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Network executives are having brainstorming conversations about potential hosts, a person with knowledge of the talks said Wednesday.

However, the person denied a story in the New York …


Miss USA ratings at all-time low amid Trump controversy - Jul. 14, 2015

Viewership of this year's Miss USA pageant plummeted to an all-time low after Donald Trump's controversial statements caused it to be relegated to the little-known Reelz channel.

Sunday's airing of the annual beauty pageant brought in an average of 925,000 viewers for the Reelz network, according to …

Miss USA

Geraldo to Fox host: 'I'd knock you out right now' - Jul. 14, 2015

So much for playing nice.

Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox News' "The Five" on Monday and threatened to knock out co-host Eric Bolling during a heated argument about Donald Trump's comments about immigration. After a San Francisco woman, Kate Steinle, was murdered by an illegal immigrant, Rivera …

Geraldo Rivera

Sports Illustrated honoring each women's soccer player with own cover - Jul. 13, 2015

Every single player on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team is getting her own Sports Illustrated cover.

In celebration of the team's World Cup win, the magazine is publishing 25 different covers this week: one for each player, one for coach Jill Ellis, and one small group shot.

The covers will …


Amazon sides with Ted Cruz in bestseller fight with New York Times - Jul. 13, 2015

Ted Cruz: 'I am running for president'

Amazon denied Monday that "bulk purchases" were fueling sales of Ted Cruz's new book, but the New York Times said it's not budging in its decision to exclude the senator's memoir from its bestseller list.

Amazon said in a statement that it has found "no evidence …


Netflix releases schedule for upcoming original films - Jul. 7, 2015

5 stunning stats about Netflix

Netflix users will be spending the holidays with Adam Sandler, but will have to wait until next year for the return of Pee-wee Herman.

The streaming service announced on Tuesday the release dates for its upcoming slate of original films, or what it calls its "film …


What Comcast's new streaming TV service is all about - Jul. 13, 2015

If you're a Comcast broadband customer and you want to stream "America's Got Talent" and "Game of Thrones," Comcast has a new option for you.

The company is calling it Stream, and it includes access to live broadcast channels, HBO, and a library of on-demand TV shows and movies.

The service has a lot …


Upworthy to move away from aggregating stories - Jul. 8, 2015

Upworthy, an aggregation web site best known for making warm and fuzzy stories go viral, has a new plan: "quality empathetic storytelling."

What does that mean? It means doing original reporting and interviewing and appealing to users' emotions to generate huge amounts of traffic.

"We are moving from …


The Nation erecting metered paywall - Jul. 7, 2015

The Nation magazine, a bastion of liberal journalism, is joining the ranks of publications that are adding metered paywalls to their web sites.

The magazine announced the plan this week as it introduced a newly redesigned site timed to its 150th anniversary in print.

All articles will be free for a …


Showtime launches streaming subscriptions - Jul. 7, 2015

Starting today, you can subscribe to all of Showtime's programming through the Internet.

Showtime has four distribution partners for Tuesday's launch: Hulu, Apple, Roku, and the PlayStation Vue.

Each distributor is a little bit different, but they all enable subscribers to stream Showtime series like …


No one fired at Rolling Stone. Really?

(CNN) — No one at Rolling Stone magazine is going to be fired: How can that be?

Rolling Stone wants the damning report by Columbia Journalism School to be a moment when the magazine begins to restore its battered reputation. But observers are asking if it can really do that without any punishment …


Donald Trump's media list of winners and 'losers' - Jul. 9, 2015

Donald Trump in 90 Seconds

Donald Trump says he wants to be president to "make America great again," but his candidacy has been focused on improving journalism as much as anything.

The outspoken bllionaire's Twitter feed has long been filled with often-cutting observations on reporters, pundits and …

Donald Trump

John Oliver lands Edward Snowden interview from Russia

(CNN) — HBO comedian John Oliver scored his biggest coup yet: an in-depth interview in Russia with whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The comedian surprised viewers on Sunday night by revealing that he visited Russia last week and met with Snowden, who leaked a trove of documents about the American …

John Oliver