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Russell Simmons Documentary Premieres Amid Controversy
The filmmakers behind “On the Record” thanked Sundance for “standing strong and never blinking” after Oprah Winfrey backed out as an executive producer.
Pompeo Denounces News Media, Undermining U.S. Message on Press Freedom
In an extraordinary statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized a veteran NPR reporter, Mary Louise Kelly, and said the news media was “unhinged.”
Indonesia Releases U.S. Journalist Detained Over Visa Issue
The authorities had threatened a yearslong prison sentence for Philip Jacobson, who was jailed for three days. He is likely to be deported soon, but his movements remain restricted.
Trump Impeachment: Making a Case Against a President, and Against Tuning Out
The Democratic impeachment case used passion and video clips to substitute for witnesses and fight apathy.
Have a Search Warrant for Data? Google Wants You to Pay
The tech giant has begun charging U.S. law enforcement for responses to search warrants and subpoenas.
Marlon James to Host New Literary Podcast
The Booker Prize winner is teaming up with his editor, Jake Morrissey, on “Marlon and Jake Read Dead People.”
Jeff Bezos’ Hack Inquiry Falls Short of Implicating National Enquirer
The Amazon founder’s investigation did not find evidence to back his suggestion of a link between Saudi Arabia and the tabloid that gleefully exposed his affair.
Editor Who Sharpened Daily News Is Picked to Revive Deadspin
Jim Rich, who presided over a Pulitzer, will take over at a freewheeling sports site that has posted almost nothing since its staff quit last fall.
How the Grammys and Deborah Dugan Went From Hello to War in 5 Months
Accusations of harassment, favoritism and bullying have overshadowed Sunday’s show and pitted the Recording Academy against its suspended chief executive.
The Boys Return to Their Comic Book Roots
A new story will reveal more about the characters before the Amazon Prime TV superhero series returns this year.
Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor, Is Dead at 85
For 36 years, mostly teaming with Robert MacNeil, he offered an alternative to network evening news programs with in-depth reporting, interviews and news analysis.
Reagan Arthur Named Publisher at Knopf
Ms. Arthur, previously the publisher at Little, Brown, succeeds Sonny Mehta, who died late last year.
People Are Calling SWAT Teams to Tech Executives’ Homes
Online forums carry personal details of potential targets like industry leaders and their families. The police are struggling to find a solution.
Hollywood Women Push Directors Guild for Better Parental Benefits
Taking leave can result in lost coverage, as one female director discovered after giving birth. She’s enlisted Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and others in her effort to get the rules revised.
Jack Van Impe, End Times Preacher on TV, Is Dead at 88
Known for his prodigious memorization of the Bible, he mingled scripture with commentary on public affairs.
Hallmark TV Chief Leaves After Dispute Over Same-Sex Wedding Ad
Bill Abbott’s departure was announced weeks after the network apologized for pulling a commercial that showed brides kissing.
American Journalist Is Arrested in Indonesia Over Visa Issue
The editor, Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental website Mongabay, was detained last month after attending a public meeting on Borneo island. He was traveling on a business visa.
Biden and Sanders Trade Criticism Over Honesty, Social Security and Guns
A day after they seemed to have brokered a truce, Joe Biden released a video criticizing “Bernie’s negative attacks” and Bernie Sanders responded with one blasting his rival’s record on Social Security.
Analysis Ties Hacking of Bezos’ Phone to Saudi Leader’s Account
Investigators said the phone of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon chief, began behaving strangely after he received a video from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account.
Trump Impeachment: A Quill-and-Ink Process Enters the Digital Age
The televised trial began with smartphone seizures, virtual video witnesses and media blitzes.
Trump Trial Day 1: Roped-Off Reporters and TV Cameras Run by the Senate
With the government in control of the production, “the emotion” of Tuesday’s session was missing, said Chris Wallace of Fox News.
Grammys Chief Calls Her Removal Retaliation for Exposing ‘Boys’ Club’
Deborah Dugan, who was placed on leave, said that the Recording Academy’s lawyer sexually harassed her and that she had complained about financial and voting irregularities.
Netflix Reports a Subscriber Bump as Disney Poses a New Threat
The streaming giant behind “The Crown” and “The Irishman” now has more than 167 million subscribers around the world.
The Former Journalist Who Is Bernie Sanders’s Media Critic
David Sirota’s job is to remind the candidate’s supporters why he dislikes the news media.
Tony Hall to Step Down as BBC Chief
The director general’s decision comes amid questions over a gender pay gap and political bias.
A New Player at Sundance, Backed by Laurene Powell Jobs
One-fourth of the documentaries in the Sundance Film Festival’s competition for American nonfiction films come from the same upstart company, Concordia Studio.
With Impeachment in the News, Ads Are Staying Away From Politics
A desire not to offend potential customers in a divided nation, as well as wariness of President Trump’s Twitter account, means fewer topical ads.
New York Times Editorial Board Endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren
The decision to endorse two candidates was a significant break with convention. The board said it reflected the Democratic Party’s “radical” and “realist” models.
‘Bad Boys for Life’ Excelled at the Box Office. ‘Dolittle’ Didn’t.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence led “Bad Boys for Life” to box office glory this weekend. “Dolittle” did less well.
Even C-SPAN Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage
The Senate will control the cameras during the impeachment trial, limiting what viewers see, and reporters will be confined to roped-off areas.