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Michael Saucier, of Phoenix, writer, news editor, at 46

Posted by   /  November 8, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Boston Herald Michael P. Saucier, 46, of Phoenix, Ariz., a journalist and public relations consultant, died Nov. 1, at home and with his family by his side, after a short and valiant battle against pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Fernanda Santos Saucier and father of Flora Santos Saucier. Mr. Saucier wrote stories for […]

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The crisis in local news

Posted by   /  November 7, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Sara Fischer | Axios The economic strains on local news have forced local outlets to close, shutter their print editions or consolidate into major holding groups, often headquartered in far-away cities. Why it matters: “As long as [cuts to local news] continues, the people in power will get away with murder,” veteran NYC TV […]

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Kevin Spacey has entered the sex addiction rehab program at The Meadows clinic in Arizona 

Posted by   /  November 7, 2017  /  Health Care, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Parry | Dailymail.com Shamed Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has checked into a luxury $36,000-a-month rehab center in the Arizona desert to receive treatment for sex addiction, sources tell DailyMail.com. The elite Meadows clinic is popular among celebrities and has treated stars such as Tiger Woods, Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss and Selena Gomez. Last […]

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Paul Manafort’s House — “Saturday Night Live” [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  November 5, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) checks in on Paul Manafort (Alex Moffat) and sends Melania Trump (Cecily Strong) to Asia in his place./Youtube

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How to fix facebook? We asked 9 experts

Posted by   /  November 1, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Farhad Manjoo and Kevin Roose | The New York Times Colin Stretch, the general counsel of Facebook, appeared on Tuesday before senators who are investigating how Russia spread misinformation online during the 2016 presidential campaign. Along with Google and Twitter, Facebook has been blamed for helping Russian agents influence the outcome of the election. […]

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Why hasn’t Chase Field held a concert in more than a year?

Posted by   /  October 31, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic When U2 came to Arizona last month, the band rocked a sold-out University of Phoenix Stadium. Around the same time, Janet Jackson strutted through Talking Stick Resort Arena, while Gloria Trevi sparkled in sequins at Gila River Arena. But no musical stars graced Chase Field, the Valley’s other […]

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When you are replaceable and he will never be

Posted by   /  October 29, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  1 Comment

By Marin Cogan | The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) here are a lot of ways to pursue a career in a creative field. One path — that many young people eventually discover — is through the doggy door of a powerful institution. All of those unpaid […]

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The real story about fake news

Posted by   /  October 24, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Sara Fischer | Axios The hype around Russia’s involvement in the elections and fake news is complicated. Related: Conservative media slump The bottom line: Fake news is only going to get worse. Earlier this year, Axios outlined a number of ways fake news creators are becoming more creative in the face of efforts to […]

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Arizona State Capitol, Ugly?

Posted by   /  October 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

RetroSpectacular via Twitter “The Arizona State Capitol the ugliest in the Nation”, says Thrillist. I decided to go directly to the source. What do you think? WATCH

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Young subscribers flock to old media

Posted by   /  October 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Shunning Trump, the millennial generation does what it once resisted: pay for news By Jason Schwartz | POLITICO s President Donald Trump wages daily war against the press, millennials are subscribing to legacy news publications in record numbers—and at a growth rate, data suggests, far outpacing any other age group. Since November’s election, the New Yorker, […]

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