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What to Expect From Netflix Earnings
The streaming giant lost domestic subscribers for the first time earlier this year. But it doesn’t expect to disappoint in the third quarter.
Shonda Rhimes, Star TV Producer, Signs a Podcast Deal
The prolific producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and other television hits takes her talent for narrative twists and turns to the realm of audio.
Save Some Popcorn for the Deal-Making Behind TV
Media companies merged to take on tech, and tech giants are producing media. Edmund Lee, a media reporter, has his eyes on what comes next.
Australian Booksellers Block Sales of Ronan Farrow’s Book
“Catch and Kill” was pulled from two of Australia’s biggest online book retailers amid legal threats from the former National Enquirer editor who features prominently in the book.
Ad Giant Wins Over Disney With Big Data Pitch
After a “painful” earnings report, the advertising company Publicis trotted out what it knows about consumers in its “most important pitch of the year.”
Twitter Stands by Trump Amid Calls to Terminate His Account
Twitter said it would keep President Trump’s account live, despite pressure from Democrats to delete it.
Dana Fradon, Prolific New Yorker Cartoonist, Is Dead at 97
In the nearly 1,400 cartoons he published between 1948 and 2003, he cast a wide and whimsical net on American society and skewered pomposity.
Sally Soames, Fearless Photographer With Personal Touch, Dies at 82
In taking portraits of the famous — Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery and Rudolf Nureyev among them — she made them relax. In war zones she was unflinching.
A Songwriting Dispute Brews Over ‘Truth Hurts,’ Lizzo’s Biggest Hit
Two brothers say the song’s signature lyric came out of their writing session, and are seeking credit. The singer’s team says the claim has no merit.
Spanx Started a Shapewear Revolution
The undergarment company has inspired many other brands, but will millennials stand for being squished?
The Reason Your Photos Are About to Get a Lot Better
Google’s Pixel 4 is the newest example of how computational photography is driving the future of phone cameras.
DreamWorks Film ‘Abominable’ Is Pulled by Vietnam Over Chinese Map Scene
The animated movie briefly shows China’s disputed “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea, which includes territory claimed by Vietnam and other countries.
ABC Apologizes for Showing Video From U.S. Gun Range in Report on Syria
The video appeared in a report on Turkish attacks in northern Syria. ABC News did not specify how the error had occurred.
AMC Theater Chain Gets Into Streaming With On-Demand Movies
AMC Entertainment dominates the cineplex business. Now it also wants to be a major player in home viewing.
NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book
The president, Noah Oppenheim, in a detailed memo to employees, described the book as a “smear” and a “conspiracy theory.”
Who Is Marc Lacey? Meet the Times Editor Moderating the Democratic Debate
Marc Lacey, the National editor, will be onstage with the CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett at the first debate The Times has hosted in more than a decade.
Fox News Is Trump’s Chief TV Booster. So Why Is He Griping About It?
A phone call from the president to the Fox News chief executive suggests a crack in the alliance between him and his favorite news network.
Bob Weinstein, Brother of Disgraced Mogul, Starts New Production Company
The younger brother of Harvey Weinstein is returning to Hollywood, a move that brought condemnation from the advocacy group Time’s Up.
Warren Dares Facebook With Intentionally False Political Ad
The Democratic presidential candidate bought the ad to goad Facebook into removing misinformation in political ads, escalating her feud with the social network.
Philip Gips, Creator of Celebrated Film Posters, Dies at 88
In the imagery he devised to promote “Alien,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and other movies, he strove to capture their essence without giving too much away.
China’s Political Correctness: One Country, No Arguments
The Communist Party has spent decades preparing the people to defend a united homeland. Hong Kong’s protests show it has paid off.
Shepard Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network
The chief news anchor at Fox News, who stood apart from the network’s commentators, announced his departure at the close of his regular broadcast.
A New Owner, and Layoffs, for amNewYork
The newsroom at the tabloid intended for subway reading loses more than half its employees as Schneps Media, a New York publisher, takes over.
Netflix Goes All Out to Wow Children as Streaming Wars Intensify
Faced with new competition like Disney Plus, the streaming service has quietly prepared a barrage of shows and movies for children and families.
Ronan Farrow Goes After NBC News Executives in His New Book
In “Catch and Kill,” the reporter says they blocked his monthslong investigation of Harvey Weinstein. The network disputes his claims.
James Murdoch Buys a Stake in Vice Media
Rupert Murdoch’s son is focusing his investments on media businesses that bear little resemblance to those in his father’s empire.
Splinter, a Gawker Successor Focused on Politics, Is Shuttered
The news website, once owned by Fusion Media, has ceased publishing new content.
Apple Removes App That Helps Hong Kong Protesters Track the Police
Apple said it was removing the HKmap.live app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because the Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack the police.