Writers Guild of America

Writer, director settle credit battle over ‘Call Me by Your Name’ screenplay

A fight over who deserves credit for the screenplay for “Call Me by Your Name” has ended in a happy truce.<p>James Ivory took director Luca Guadagnino …

How will I know if I’ve lived a good life?

Three years publishing this magazine has brought me into—and out of—existential crisis<p>I founded <i>Latterly</i> around the same time I got married. That was …

Bertrand Russell

Fund Local News to Fight Inequality

The writers at the New York branches of news outlets DNAinfo and Gothamist decided to unionize in late October. Rather than bargain with them, their …

Liberal View

Vox Union

WHY WE’RE ORGANIZING<p>From the Vox Union Organizing Committee<p>Vox Media’s editorial and video staff are proud to announce we are unionizing with the …

Journalism

Vox Media staff, including SB Nation writers, announce plans to unionize

After a year of layoffs, pivots and restructurings across media, editorial and video staffers at Vox Media announced Friday they will unionize as …

Journalism

AT&T-Time Warner, Sinclair-Tribune Test Trump Era Appetite for Big Media Mergers

As a candidate, Donald Trump warned of the dangers of media concentration. Now that he’s president, however, those dangers appear to exist on a …

Net Neutrality

Responding to New Levels of Press Suppression: Drop the #J20 Charges

A journalist covers Washington, DC, police and protesters after the inauguration ceremony confirming Trump as the 45th president of the United States …

Liberal View

Megadeaths From America — Yemen Is the Worst Case Among Many

<i>“Let me be clear: The use of starvation as a weapon of war is a war crime.”</i><br>— UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, January 15, 2016, warning the warring …

Liberal View

Has the Far Right Reached a Point of No Return?

Breitbart’s defense of an alleged child molester may “represent the final straw” in the G.O.P. civil war.<p>You'd think <b>Bill Clinton</b> was still president, lying about his personal life, and that impeachment was imminent, given how the controversy over Alabama's <b>Roy Moore</b> has been covered by the …

New York Times

'Mad Men' Writer Kater Gordon Accuses Showrunner Matthew Weiner of Sexual Harassment

A former writer on the hit series <i>Mad Men</i> has accused showrunner Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment.<p>Kater Gordon, who won Emmy and Writers Guild of …

Energy

JEOPARDY Tournament of Champions Features Broadway 2017 Category - How'd You Do?

Last night's episode of the JEOPARDY 2017 Tournament of Champions featured a category titled 'Broadway 2017' in the Double Jeopardy round. Check out …

Entertainment

Who's a Laughingstock? And Why Aren't You Laughing?

In his latest impersonation of the Red Queen from <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, the president of the United States stopped just short of shouting “Off with his …

Liberal View

New Yorkers rally in support of ‘Gothamist’ and ‘DNAinfo’ outside City Hall

On Monday afternoon, former staffers of recently shuttered news sites <i>Gothamist</i> and <i>DNAinfo</i> lined up for a rally outside City Hall in lower Manhattan …

City Halls

Texas massacre; Vegas reporter reflects; Kellyanne's answers; Paradise Papers; media literacy week; "Thor" tops box office

"Deliver us from evil"<p>There are 23 bodies inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two more bodies outside. A 26th churchgoer died …

Journalism

Can You Really Shut Down Your Company Right After Your Workers Unionize?

One hundred fifteen newsroom workers learned that they'd lost their jobs the same way the rest of the world did yesterday, when the <i>New York Times</i> …

Political Science

Gothamist and DNAinfo are victims of the billionaire war on journalism

This article might not exist in two years.<p>It could be razed by a future owner of <i>Newsweek</i>. It could be sued out of existence by a billionaire. It …

Journalism

Can't say that they weren't warned: they just organized themselves into unemployment

Well, they were warned:<p>November 2, 2017 | 5:22 PM<p>Every single article from local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist–including all of their subsidiary …

Conservative View

Billionaire Joe Ricketts Kills Local News Sites After Vote to Unionize

DNAinfo and Gothamist are dead, and 115 employees are now out in the cold.<p><b>Joe Ricketts</b> was just a kid in Omaha when Woody Guthrie was adapting “You Gotta Go Down and Join the Union” from the gospel classic, <i>Lonesome Valley</i>. It’s safe to say that Ricketts, the multi-billionaire founder of TD …

Journalism

DNAinfo, Gothamist staff to rally for independent journalism

Writers Guild of America, East is calling for support at a rally Monday at 1 p.m. at City Hall to demonstrate that "independent journalism is alive …

Journalism

Billionaire Owner Shuts DNAInfo and Gothamist Down Just Days After They Vote to Unionize

Less than one week after a contentious unionization effort ended with local New York news sites DNAInfo and Gothamist voting to unionize, the sites’ …

Liberal View

Popular news sites Gothamist, DNAinfo shut down abruptly

Two popular New York City news sites and their satellites in Chicago, San Francisco and elsewhere were shut down a week after their New York staffs voted to unionize.<p>Joe Ricketts, the billionaire CEO of DNAinfo and founder and former chief executive of what is now TD Ameritrade, said in a post on …

Business

Could Joe Ricketts Get Away With Shuttering Gothamist for Unionizing?

Last week, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, shut down the local news …

21st Century

‘House Of Cards’ Cancelled Amid Spacey Allegations; He Comes Out As Gay

NEW YORK (AP) — The fallout facing<b> Kevin Spacey</b> widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with …

Entertainment

'House of Cards' cancelled as fallout continues for Spacey

NEW YORK — The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix …

Canadian News

House of Cards cancelled as fallout continues for Spacey

Weinstein banned from Producers Guild of America<p>The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual …

Kevin Spacey

Spacey slammed for timing of coming out as gay

<i>New York</i> — It was an apology that managed to trigger even more anger.<p>Kevin Spacey’s statement of regret after being accused of trying to seduce …

Kevin Spacey

Top Producers Vow to Combat Sexual Harassment: ‘We Have to Lead and Create a Culture’

The black cloud of the Harvey Weinstein scandal hung heavy over the Producers Guild of America’s third annual Produced By NY conference, held …

Celebrity News

‘It cannot stand’: Actresses Rose McGowan, Amber Tamblyn say they won’t be silenced over sexual assault

DETROIT — Actress and activist Rose McGowan gave a brief but blistering critique of Hollywood's treatment and portrayal of women during a panel on sexual assault Friday at the Opening Day of the Women's Convention here.<p>McGowan has been a leading voice against sexual harassment in the industry, …

Feminism

Consumer groups join conservatives against AT&T deal for Time Warner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven groups ranging from the Tea Party Patriots to liberal consumer groups warned against AT&T's (N:T) plan to buy Time …

Stock Markets

Winter Commencement speakers began successful Hollywood partnership on campus

The speakers for this year’s UW–Madison winter commencement ceremony spin wild tales for a living. But the story of how they met on campus years ago …

Madison