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  • Comcast’s NBCUniversal said it will make a $200 million equity investment in social-driven media company BuzzFeed, as part of the Peacock’s efforts to reach younger, digital-native consumers.

     

  • Comcast’s NBCUniversal said it will make a $200 million equity investment in social-driven media company BuzzFeed, as part of the Peacock’s efforts to reach younger, digital-native consumers.

     

  • which brings BuzzFeed to nearly $300 million raised to date,

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  • The group will produce 35 new “Sesame Street” episodes a year, up from the 18 it now produces. It will also create a spinoff series based on the “Sesame Street” Muppets along with another new educational series for children.
  • It is an unexpected union: the nonprofit behind a TV show created to teach children in underserved communities matched with the premium cable network that targets affluent adults with innovative programming
  • For Sesame Workshop, the deal helps alleviate funding pressures the group has faced, especially since important revenues from sources like DVD sales have eroded

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  • only some of your money is paid to the artists you listen to
  • That “somewhere else” is decided by a small group of subscribers who have gained control over your money thanks to a mathematical flaw in how artist royalties are calculated
  • This September, when you aren’t listening to music, put your favorite indie artists on repeat, and turn the sound down.

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  • As a watershed study by the University of Maryland’s Melissa Kearney and Wellesley College’s Phillip Levine found, the show’s pedagogical benefits are on par with those seen in Head Start
Aug 11, 15

"she is upset that the film is being lumped together with other black films only, instead of being marketed as a romantic drama for everyone, regardless of race."

  • CBS was the only Big 4 network that didn’t join the Hulu joint venture. But that hasn’t stopped the company from letting the streaming service offer its new Showtime stand-alone online package
  • ubscribers will be able to access Showtime through the Hulu app

  • NFL announced that Yahoo had acquired global streaming rights to a single regular-season game
  • two home TV markets (second- and third-smallest in the NFL, per StationIndex.com) will still get the game over the air
  • Internationally, those who don't or can't pay for the NFL's GamePass international streaming service will finally be able to tune in to a live match at a reasonable hour.

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  • this trend has developed in the aftermath of student protests over privatization and other crises, and needs to be considered in conjunction with them.
  • During all this, the overwhelming majority of faculty remained distant and passive. I’m not aware that Laura Kipnis was ever moved to editorialize about the plight of students who fought for political expression during these years; few feminist faculty were, despite their avowed beliefs.
  • In fact, aggressive vulnerability is neither a blind contradiction nor supposed to be celebratory. It can mean different things in practice, without those things’ implying that it is anyone’s model of what meaningful remediation would be.

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