Trump almost certainly wouldn’t have had the chance to dominate had Zucker and many other money-minded media figures not given him zillions in free advertising from the start of his 2016 campaign. Even as Trump sowed more and more distrust into the “fake news” fourth estate—“I do it to discredit you all . . . so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you”—he was able to get his many lies all the attention and headlines he craved for the length of an entire single term. … [Read more...] about It’s time to start treating Trump like a fringe cult leader
Once thought of as a relic of yesteryear, the limited series—or miniseries, depending on which generation you belong to—has rapidly shifted back into focus. In fact, it was only six years ago that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences adjusted its Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series category to better accommodate what networks were churning out and solidified the format’s definition as a series with at least two episodes with a total running time of at least 150 program minutes that tells a non-recurring story. In every year since, we’ve seen new limited series that are both ratings magnets and critical darlings: The Queen’s Gambit, The Undoing, Watchmen, Chernobyl, The Night Of, Sharp Objects, When They See Us. … [Read more...] about Hollywood is redefining Peak TV—for better and for worse
Is this a surprise? Many colleges had long ago let students decide whether to take Subject Tests, but the test results were still frequently used for freshman course placement, or to fulfill language requirements. For students, the Subject Test cancellation is immediate and sudden: Refunds are available for kids already registered for winter and spring tests. There were 20 subject tests in science, history, math, English, science, and languages. … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?
46% said they took on additional projects or programs. 44% said they took on a broader range of functions. 39% said they took on responsibilities related to e-commerce. 36% said their new responsibilities were duties from other departments than the one they were in. 31% said they were supervising more employees. Looking ahead, the same report asked retailers what they think 2021 will bring. Post-pandemic, 23% of retailers expect their company to only be an in-office work environment. More than half (56%) said they would take the hybrid approach (in-office and remote), and 16% said they would be an all-remote workplace. … [Read more...] about Taking on additional responsibilities at work? You’re not alone
In the real world, there are bold signs that warn us of danger—whether it’s a red “no entry” sign on a road or an exclamation mark that shouts: “keep clear.” It’s time key players like Facebook, Google, and Twitter consider how a simple tweak to their designs might just help people spot danger online too. … [Read more...] about Twitter, Facebook, and Google could combat disinformation with this simple design tweak