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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Welcome to America, the land of the perpetually whiny and offended

Posted by   /  August 18, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

“[T]hey fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode.”/Spiked By Jon Gabriel, opinion contributor  OPINION: Instead of debating ideas, the left and right are demanding that anyone who annoys them be cast out of polite society. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Sarah Silverman has […]

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Couple that met at Woodstock 50 years ago finally has photographic proof

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Out of the rain, 50 years later John and Judy Griffin met when her car broke down on the way to the legendary music festival By David Moye | The Huffington Post A couple that met at Woodstock finally has photographic evidence of their fateful encounter. Fifty years ago this weekend, Judy and Jerry Griffin […]

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Three years of misery inside Google, the happiest company in tech

Posted by   /  August 13, 2019  /  Employment Law, Featured News, Media and Entertainment, Technology  /  No Comments

About a thousand Google employees protest outside the company’s headquarters on January 30, 2017, decrying President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries./Jason Henry/The New York Times By Nitasha Tiku | Wired On a bright Monday in January 2017, at 2:30 in the afternoon, about a thousand Google employees—horrified, alarmed, […]

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Misfiled in the Don Bolles files: Filming 1976’s ‘A Star Is Born’ at Sun Devil Stadium

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Barbra Streisand sings on stage at Sun Devil Stadium for the filming of “A Star in Born.” A misplaced document shows how “A Star Is Born” producers got crowd scenes for the movie. They put on a dirt-cheap concert at Sun Devil Stadium By Richard Ruelas, Arizona Republic It was a festival concert with big […]

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Valley media company adds California newspapers, magazines to portfolio

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal Times Media Group is growing again, this time through the purchase of a California media company, to mark its first expansion outside of Arizona. Tempe-based Times Media Group bought Southland Publishing for an undisclosed price last week. With the Southland purchase comes five offices with five newsweeklies — […]

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Mohave County planning commissioner won’t be removed over racist Facebook posts

Posted by   /  August 11, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

 LaJuana Gillette, right, poses for a photo at a Republican event in Laughlin, Nevada, in 2018. Also pictured is Kelli Ward, the current chair of the Arizona Republican Party.  By Parker Shea | Arizona Mirror A Republican on Mohave County’s Planning and Zoning Commission will continue to serve on the government board, despite calls for […]

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Ditching the ruthless: Jonathan Keyser spreads the message of being selfless in business, real estate in new book

Posted by   /  August 8, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Jonathan Keyser By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Jonathan Keyser wants other entrepreneurs, business executives and professionals to know they don’t have to be ruthless and cutthroat to get ahead. “I believed that is what it took to be successful. I became ruthless because I wanted to have success,” said Keyser, who is […]

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[OPINION] 4 reasons New Media/Gannett Merger will not pay off

Posted by   /  August 6, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

A GateHouse Media owned Palm Beach Post is seen for sale on August 05, 2019 in Palm Beach, Florida. GateHose Media announced an agreement to acquire Gannett Co. Inc, which would create the largest local news/Getty Images By Peter Cohan | Forbes The Arizona Republic was a Gannett property (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published […]

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No fake here: Newspapers stagger into the future

Posted by   /  August 4, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

The Rocky Mountain News, a daily newspaper published in Denver, Colorado that had been in print since 1926, went out of business February 27, 2009. When cable TV and the internet made creating a news outlet cheaper, the business model for broad-based, unbiased journalism took a major beating./Matthew Staver/Bloomberg/Getty By Nathan Bomey | USA TODAY A […]

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Predicting how SNL will cast the 2020 presidential hopefuls

Posted by   /  August 4, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

 Elizabeth Warren and Kate McKinnon. Photo: Getty Images By Matthew Love | Vulture The Democratic Party’s nominating process for its 2020 candidate is shaping up to be a lollapalooza or a shitshow, depending on your faith in overcrowded acts of political theater. The sheer volume of candidates who have announced their bids, launched exploratory committees, […]

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