Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

The app, hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents. SAN FRANCISCO — When Instagram reached one billion users in 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, called it “an amazing success.” The photo-sharing app, which Facebook owns, was widely hailed as a hit with young people […]

CoinDesk: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto News and Price Data

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. @2021 CoinDesk […]

David F. Kennedy, Whose Ad Agency Put Nike on the Map, Dies at 82

Breaking from Madison Avenue tradition, he co-founded Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Ore., one of the largest remaining independent agencies. David F. Kennedy, who co-founded the innovative advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, which created famous campaigns featuring Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan and the musician Lou Reed on a Honda scooter, died on Sunday at his home in Estacada, […]

Governor of Missouri Accuses Reporter of Hacking State Website

Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri has asked for a criminal investigation of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who told the state that a website revealed teachers’ Social Security numbers. A reporter at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch this week alerted Missouri education officials that a state website that lists teachers’ names and certification status had a […]

Chappelle Special on Netflix Draws Criticism and Internal Unrest

The comedian Dave Chappelle’s comments on transgender people and gender in “The Closer” have led to outside criticism and internal unrest at the company that upended Hollywood. It was looking like a great year for Netflix. It surpassed 200 million subscribers, won 44 Emmys and gave the world “Squid Game,” a South Korean series that […]

LinkedIn to End Service in China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment

The Microsoft-owned service had censored posts in China, in compliance with the country’s laws, to operate there. SEATTLE — LinkedIn said on Thursday that it was shutting down its professional networking service in China later this year, citing “a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements.” The service, which is owned by Microsoft, […]

Nicholas Kristof Leaves The New York Times as He Weighs Political Bid

Mr. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is weighing a run for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up. After 37 years at The New York Times as a reporter, high-level editor and opinion columnist, Nicholas Kristof is leaving the newspaper as he considers running for governor of Oregon, a top Times editor […]

Adele Announces ‘30,’ Her First Album in Six Years

The singer’s long-awaited return will start this week, with the release of a single, “Easy on Me,” followed by a new album on Nov. 19, she announced on Wednesday. Almost six years to the day since the release of her previous blockbuster album, Adele will make her long-awaited return to the music industry with a […]

Sally Rooney Declines to Sell Translation Rights to Israeli Publisher

The author of “Beautiful World, Where Are You” turned down an offer from an Israeli publisher to translate the novel to Hebrew, citing her support for Palestinians “in their struggle for freedom, justice and equality.” The Irish novelist Sally Rooney said on Tuesday that she would not allow the Israeli publishing house that handled her […]

Netflix Employee Who Criticized Dave Chapelle Is Among 3 Suspended

Netflix recently suspended three employees, including a transgender employee who posted a Twitter thread last week criticizing a new Dave Chappelle stand-up special on the streaming service as being transphobic. The employees were suspended after they attended a virtual business meeting among top executives at the company that they had not been invited to, a […]

Alan Horn, a top creative executive, is the latest high-ranking Disney departure.

One of Hollywood’s senior statesmen announced his retirement on Monday, adding to a startling changing of the guard at the Walt Disney Company. Alan F. Horn, 78, will step down on Dec. 31 as chief creative officer of Disney Studios Content, a division that includes Marvel, Lucasfilm, Searchlight Pictures, Pixar, 20th Century Studios and Disney’s […]

James Bond Returns and Theaters See Reason for Hope

“No Time to Die” has taken in more than $300 million worldwide. The overall box office remains fragile, however, and the future for films that aren’t part of big-budget franchises is unsure. LOS ANGELES — Movie theaters are finally bouncing back from the pandemic, with solid turnout over the weekend for the latest James Bond […]

Facebook Whistleblower Fallout Prompts a Push to Calm Employees

Employees are divided over Frances Haugen, a former product manager who testified that the company was putting profit before safety. SAN FRANCISCO — At a question-and-answer session with employees last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, was asked about Frances Haugen, a former product manager turned whistle-blower who had testified to Congress about the company’s […]

Shannen Doherty Reveals Ravages of Breast Cancer in Candid Photos

The actress, 50, who has Stage 4 cancer, said she posted the photos to help raise awareness about breast cancer prevention. One picture shows the actress Shannen Doherty completely bald, a bloody cotton ball in her nose as she stares straight at the camera, looking almost confrontational. Another is more playful — Ms. Doherty, 50, […]

Give Phoebe Robinson the Title She Deserves: Boss

The comic has a publishing imprint, TV deals, even a primer on leadership she wrote after noting the absence of Black women’s perspectives in business books. Mention “The Devil Wears Prada” to the comic Phoebe Robinson and she’ll lean forward and tell you she has some opinions. The real villain in the tale of an […]

Marshall Project Founder Neil Barsky Is Stepping Down

A former hedge fund manager, Mr. Barsky led the nonprofit news organization to two Pulitzer Prizes in seven years. Neil Barsky said on Thursday that he would step down as chairman of the Marshall Project, the nonprofit investigative news organization he founded in 2014 that focuses on inequities in the American criminal justice system. In […]

A $1 Billion Competitor for Music Rights Says ‘Content Is Queen’

Sherrese Clarke Soares, the founder of HarbourView Equity Partners, is a Black woman approaching the high-stakes world of catalog sales from a different perspective. It has long been a stock slogan in the media business: “Content is king.” The idea is that intellectual property is vital to distribution systems like cable TV or streaming music, […]

Celebrate the Book Review's 125th Anniversary: A Times Event

On Oct. 25, join The New York Times Book Review and special guests for performances of favorite letters and reviews from the archives, trivia and more. Subscriber-only Live Event The Best of the Book Review: Celebrating 125 Years Monday, October 25 1 p.m. E.T. | 10 a.m. P.T. | 7 p.m. B.S.T. Which classics did […]

The Liberal Activist Who Targets Republicans With a MAGA Masquerade

Mike Pence told her, “I love your heart.” Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio confided in her that Donald J. Trump would soon announce he was running again for president in 2024. Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee for governor of Virginia, revealed to her that he could not publicly press his anti-abortion agenda for fear of […]

Meredith in Deal With Dotdash

People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly and more than 40 other magazines would become part of the same company as Serious Eats and Investopedia. A digital-age magazine giant was born on Wednesday with the announcement that Dotdash, a publishing unit of Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp, had reached an agreement to acquire Meredith, the publisher of People, Better Homes […]

Mic Reboots Itself, With More Pop Culture Coverage and Less Politics

Under new ownership, the online publication aimed at younger readers unveiled a revamped version of itself on Wednesday. Mic, an online magazine that was known for an earnest mix of political news and opinion essays aimed at millennial readers on the left, has rebooted itself under new ownership as a more varied publication, with a […]

James Bond Saved the World, but Can He Rescue U.K. Movie Theaters?

The 25th installment of the Bond franchise has brought record-breaking numbers of people back to British movie theaters, but pressures on the industry continue. LONDON — By the time the 25th James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” premiered to an audience of stars, members of the royal family and key workers here last week, […]

Their Thai Cave Rescue Film Was Done. Then 87 Hours of Footage Arrived.

For their heart-pounding documentary, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin faced a thorny tangle of rights, permissions and personalities. The documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi lives in fear of not telling a complete story. What if there is another angle to explore? More footage to uncover? Is her exploration of a topic ever really complete? […]

Clint and Ron Howard Remember When They Were Just ‘The Boys’

In a new memoir, the showbiz siblings recall their experiences growing up on “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Star Trek” and other Hollywood classics. But they weren’t all happy days. Growing up, Clint and Ron Howard never had to dream of stardom, because as children they’d already achieved it. Ron was just 6 when he was […]

A Reporter Striking Universal Chords

BEHIND THE BYLINE • DAN BARRY A Reporter Striking Universal Chords The reporter Dan Barry on finding stories, his central purpose and how he ends the work day. Oct. 6, 2021 Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Dan Barry has worked […]

Facebook Whistle-Blower Urges Lawmakers to Regulate the Company

Frances Haugen, who left the social network in May and leaked internal documents, gave senators rare insight into its inner workings. WASHINGTON — A former Facebook product manager who turned into a whistle-blower gave lawmakers an unvarnished look into the inner workings of the world’s largest social network on Tuesday and detailed how the company […]

Alan Kalter, Longtime Voice of Letterman’s ‘Late Show,’ Dies at 78

Far more than just an announcer, he contributed all sorts of outlandish, incongruous comic bits to “Late Show With David Letterman.” Alan Kalter, the announcer for the “Late Show With David Letterman” for some 20 years and a participant in a ridiculous array of comic bits during that run, died on Monday at a hospital […]

After pandemic layoffs, a local news company seeks subscribers on Substack.

Examiner Media, a publisher of free weekly newspapers in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, has started a digital magazine, Examiner+, on the digital platform Substack. Subscriptions to Examiner+, whose first issue appeared on Tuesday, will cost $5.99 a month or $49.99 a year. In creating a subscription publication for Substack, Examiner Media is testing whether […]

Finalists Announced for This Year’s National Book Awards

Five books are now shortlisted for each of the five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature. Winners will be named in November. A food memoir that examines a mother’s schizophrenia. A novel about an author’s book tour, and about growing up as a Black boy in the rural South. Poetry honoring […]

Hollywood Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is at loggerheads with companies like Netflix, Disney and Amazon over streaming pay and long workdays. LOS ANGELES — Hollywood moved closer to a production shutdown on Monday after one of the film and television industry’s lower-profile unions said that members had overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. […]

These Online Publications Are Not Free … and Readers Don’t Mind

Defector, The Daily Memphian, The Dispatch and other outlets of recent vintage are driving a shift in the digital media business. You had to pay to get in. Roughly 250 people paid $15 or $20 apiece to attend a party hosted by the staff of Defector, a subscription website started a year ago by journalists […]

‘The Beginning of the Snowball’: Supply-Chain Snarls Delay Books

Shipping delays, printer backups and worker shortages are forcing publishers to postpone new titles and leaving booksellers in a lurch for some old ones. Days after the release of Rebecca Donner’s book, “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” its hardcover edition sold out on Amazon, then at the online retailer Bookshop.org and at Powell’s […]

Ozy Media's Carlos Watson Says It Is ‘Going to Open for Business'

Ozy Media, the embattled company that announced last week that it would shut down after The New York Times reported that it had misled potential investors and partners, will try to keep operating, Carlos Watson, its chief executive and a co-founder, said Monday. In an interview Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” show, Mr. Watson compared […]

What Investors Saw in Ozy Media

The story behind the story is about the elite investors who plowed millions into a media dream without much due diligence, persuaded by the charm of Ozy’s head, Carlos Watson. There’s an irresistible temptation, in this age of scams and hype, to obsess about the man or woman at the center of a company’s implosion. […]

Whistle-Blower Says Facebook ‘Chooses Profits Over Safety’

Frances Haugen, a Facebook product manager who left the company in May, revealed that she had provided internal documents to journalists and others. John Tye, the founder of Whistleblower Aid, a legal nonprofit that represents people seeking to expose potential lawbreaking, was contacted this spring through a mutual connection by a woman who claimed to […]

Pat Robertson Ends His Long Run as Host of ‘The 700 Club’

Mr. Robertson, the evangelical leader who started the show in the 1960s to help save the Christian Broadcasting Network, said his son would take over as host of the program. The evangelical leader Pat Robertson said on Friday that he was stepping down as host of the “The 700 Club” after more than 50 years […]

Ozy Media Will Shut Down

The digital media start-up had come under scrutiny for its business practices after articles in The Times. Ozy Media, the digital media company that came under intense scrutiny for its business practices in recent days, announced on Friday that it was shutting down, following a sudden flight of investors and advertisers and bringing to a […]

Facebook Struggles to Quell Uproar Over Instagram’s Effect on Teens

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past few weeks, top Facebook executives assembled virtually for a series of emergency meetings. In one gathering last weekend, half a dozen managers — including Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, and Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs — discussed pausing the development of an Instagram service for children […]

Matt Amodio Beats James Holzhauer’s Streak on ‘Jeopardy!’

The Yale Ph.D. student, who is studying computer science, has won 33 games in a row, making him No. 2 on the game show’s hall of fame roster for longest streaks. Two years ago, one “Jeopardy!” contestant, James Holzhauer, captured the imaginations of game-show fans who watched nightly to see his lightning-fast buzzer reflexes and […]

Takao Saito, 84, Dies; Created a Japanese Comic Book Superstar

Over a half-century and in more than 200 collected volumes, his manga tales of Golgo 13, a globe-trotting assassin, steered Japanese comics toward adults. TOKYO — Takao Saito, who created “Golgo 13,” a manga comic book series that has sold in staggering numbers over a half-century, making its assassin-for-hire antihero one of Japan’s most recognizable […]

Carlos Watson, Co-founder of Ozy Media, Resigns From NPR Board

Ozy Media’s co-founder and chief executive, Carlos Watson, resigned from the board of NPR, the public radio organization said on Friday. “Mr. Watson’s resignation is effective as of today,” the chair of NPR’s board, LaFontaine E. Oliver, said in a statement. The resignation came five days after The New York Times published an article by […]

'Fake News' Bill in South Korea Gets Shelved Amid Outcry

Right groups warned that a proposed new law would discourage the media from reporting critically on powerful people. SEOUL — President Moon Jae-in and his Democratic Party in South Korea have spent months vowing to stamp out what they have called fake news in the media. But lawmakers had to postpone a vote on a […]

Ozy Built a TV Show on a False Claim, Says Its Former Producer

Producers say they were led to believe they were making a talk show for A&E, which said no to the program. “You are playing a dangerous game with the truth,” the top producer wrote in his resignation email. By the summer of 2020, Brad Bessey was winding down a long career in television, one that […]

Edward Keating, Times Photographer at Ground Zero, Dies at 65

In a risk-taking career, he helped the paper win a Pulitzer for its 9/11 photography and later prompted a debate on journalistic ethics that led to his leaving The Times. Edward Keating, who for more than a month did whatever it took, even disguising himself as a worker, to photograph the wreckage at ground zero […]

Ozy Media’s chairman resigns as company faces questions.

The chairman of the Ozy Media board resigned on Thursday, saying he lacked the experience in “crisis management and investigations” to continue leading the company. Marc Lasry, a hedge fund manager who is also a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, made the announcement four days after The New York Times reported that someone from Ozy […]