Dylan Byers Joins NBC News To Cover Hollywood, Silicon Valley | Deadline

NBC News has hired Dylan Byers as senior media reporter, based in LA. Byers will cover Silicon Valley and Hollywood, with focus on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix and  emerging players.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/08/dylan-byers-nbc-news-hollywood-silicon-valley-cnn-1202446592/

Y Combinator to Set Up China Arm With Ex-Baidu Exec as CEO – Bloomberg

Former Baidu Inc. executive Qi Lu has been named head of Y Combinator China, marking the American startup incubator’s first full-fledged international effort.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-15/y-combinator-to-set-up-china-arm-with-ex-baidu-exec-qi-lu-as-ceo

The Top 25 American Film Schools, Ranked | Hollywood Reporter

As cultural, social and technological change rock the entertainment industry, these top colleges and universities — from USC to AFI — are training the next generation of cinematic geniuses.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/top-25-american-film-schools-ranked-1134785/item/2018-top-25-film-schools-usc-1134784

Why building a business that’s dependent on Facebook is ‘crazy’ – Recode


Why building a business that’s dependent on Facebook is ‘crazy’

Digiday editor in chief Brian Morrissey says publishers were naïve if they didn’t think Facebook would eventually put its own interests above theirs.


Aretha Franklin Dead: Queen of Soul Dies at 76 – Variety


Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dies at 76

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, the eruptive singer who reigned atop the pop and R&B charts in the late ’60s and early ’70s with a succession of albums and singles of unparalleled …


When Is Time Really Up? #MeToo Grapples With Paths to Redemption | Hollywood Reporter

As Jessica Chastain’s director steps down over past assault, the Time’s Up leadership struggles to weigh “varying degrees of misbehavior” and whether a rush to redemption could leave powerful predators invincible: “We can’t let pain and confusion keep us from hearing women’s voices.”
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/is-time-up-metoo-grapples-paths-redemption-1134578

The Woman Behind the New York Times’ High-Risk, High-Reward Business Strategy – WSJ

Meredith Kopit Levien, who became chief operating officer last year at the New York Times, has pursued nontraditional advertising deals as she tries to navigate unforgiving waters in publishing.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/the-woman-behind-the-new-york-times-high-risk-high-reward-business-strategy-1534325400

Condé Nast Takes First Step Towards Global Integration, Merging Condé Nast Traveller’s US and UK Editions | News & Analysis | BoF

Condé Nast Takes First Step Towards Global Integration, Merging Condé Nast Traveller’s US and UK Editions | News & Analysis | BoF
— Read on www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/conde-nast-takes-first-step-towards-global-integration-merging-conde-nast-travellers-us-and-uk-editions