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April, 2017

Watch Hasan Minhaj’s Take-No-Prisoners WHCD Roast

After it was announced, after a prolonged search, that Daily Show senior correspondent Hasan Minhaj would be the host of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a number of Who Is Hasan Minhaj-style pieces followed, something that wouldn’t have been necessary for some of the more well-known names to host Correspondents’ dinners past. And Minhaj…
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New ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ Gets the TMZ Thumbs Down

Friday’s TMZ item about Augustin LeGrand, the recently selected “Most Interesting Man in the World” successor, is not exactly earth-shattering. The French actor was photographed at a cafe in New York’s West Village, sitting at a sidewalk table topped with ros? and San Pellegrino sparkly water. No Dos Equis beer bottles in sight. What is…
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USA Today Writer Decides Not to Mention Jokes About USA Today

USA Today Life writer Erin Jensen has an extensive summary today of Hasan Minhaj’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes. With one noticeable omission. When she gets to the media portion of The Daily Show jokester’s skewering, she mentions his shots at CNN, Fox News, C-Span and MSNBC. But not… USA Today. “Pretty Woman” moment. #WePlaceTheNapkinGentlyInTheLap…
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Teen Vogue EIC Started Out as an MAIP Intern

This week, Elaine Welteroth, 30, became the youngest editor in chief at a Cond? Nast magazine title, officially taking over the helm of Teen Vogue, a publication she has guided since the spring of 2016. She is the second African-American to occupy such an editor spot at the company, alongside Keija Minor, who was named…
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This Why I Left BuzzFeed Parody Is Pretty Perfect

First there was BuzzFeed. Then came the “Why I Left BuzzFeed” YouTube videos, followed by Todd Spangler’s piece about the phenomenon in Variety, followed by a “entitled millennials” condemnation in the Observer. Then came the parodies. Ok, the parodies already existed, as Spangler noted, but this fresh one from Megan MacKay is a perfect execution…
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How Zappos Is Using Its Internet-Connected Outhouses to Boost the Brand

When it comes to doing your business, Zappos’ internet-connected outhouses might be able to offer a lesson–and perhaps even a number, too. The online retailer’s Porta-Party, which it debuted in 2015, has been touted by CEO Tony Hsieh as a way to disrupt the $2 billion industry with something that makes going to the bathroom…
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Ellen DeGeneres’ Historic ‘Puppy Episode’ in Which She Came Out Is Available to Stream for Free From ABC

The 20th anniversary of Ellen DeGeneres’ “Puppy Episode” in which she came out, is this Sunday. To celebrate, ABC is streaming all five seasons of Ellen for free with no login required. Viewers can find the whole show in the “Throwbacks” section of the ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected devices. The episode from…
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Twitter Just Inked Another Livestreaming Lax Pact

Twitter is becoming the place to be for livestreamed lacrosse, as the social network followed up March’s announcement of a pact with the National Lacrosse League with Friday’s news of an agreement with Major League Lacrosse. Twitter will livestream the MLL Game of the Week during the 2017 season, and its slate consists of 15…
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Craig Helmstetter Is Named Managing Partner of APM’s New Research Lab and Analyst Group

American Public Media (APM) has named Craig Helmstetter managing partner of the APM Research Lab and Analyst Group. The group is a new initiative from APM, and staff will engage in data analysis and statistics to bolster APM as well as Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) journalism. “The idea is to deepen our understanding of important…
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What One Media Agency Exec Wants to See From 3 Highly Anticipated NewFronts Presentations

Doing well on the SATs is all about problem solving strategies. For example, when taking the test, it’s critical to form an idea of the answer before looking at the multiple choice options. The best way to avoid the distraction of incorrect, trick options on the exam is to have plausible answers top-of-mind acting as…
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