At TV’s Upfront Pitch, Traditional TV Takes a Back Seat While Netflix Is on Every Lip

At the upfronts, as the television industry’s annual pitch event for advertisers is known, the traditional TV aspect of the game this year may have never been less important. Amid the hurtle towards streaming video, this week’s presentations were less focused on networks’ traditional hour-by-hour scheduling strategies and more about the actual content — now … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist killed in the West Bank, was ‘the voice of Palestinian suffering’

Her employer, Al Jazeera, decried her death as “a blatant murder” by Israeli forces. Three eyewitnesses told CNN that the journalists were shot by Israeli troops and that there were no Palestinian militants immediately near to the journalists. The Israeli military’s Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said it was “not possible” yet to determine which … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israel military operation in West Bank

The Palestinian health ministry said she was shot in the head by a live bullet, and confirmed her death shortly afterwards. Abu Akleh’s producer, Ali Al-Samudi, was also shot and is in stable condition, the ministry said. Al Jazeera has accused Israeli security forces of deliberately targeting and killing Abu Akleh, 51 – one of … Read more

Al Jazeera reporter killed during an Israeli raid in the West Bank

JERUSALEM – Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israel forces. The Israeli army initially raised the possibility that Abu Akleh might have … Read more

Ukraine evacuates civilians from steel plant under siege

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa on Saturday and bombarded a besieged steel mill in Mariupol, hoping to complete their conquest of the port in time for Victory Day celebrations. Ukraine announced that all women, children and older adults had been evacuated from the mill, … Read more

The Postpandemic Normal Is Here And It Is Not That Special

There are higher inflation and interest rates than the stock market’s downdraft. This is also a sign that the economy has arrived at a new postpandemic normal — and it is not as lucrative as investors have hoped. The Pandemic Catalyzed a once-in-a-generation change in consumer, worker and company behavior: From a shift to remote … Read more

Amazon tribes turn the tables on intruders with social media

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – It was dusk on April 14 when Francisco Kuruaya heard a boat approaching along the river near his village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. He assumed it was the regular delivery boat bringing gasoline for generators and outboard motors to remote settlements like his. Instead, what Kuruaya found was a barge … Read more

Brooklyn Nets dysfunction weighs on business prospects

The Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving (left) has a pat for teammate Kevin Durant as the Celtics are expanding their lead in the second half of Game Four of their first-round NBA playoff series at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on April 25, 2022. Jim Davis | Boston Globe | Getty Images The superstar-laden, super-expensive, super-hyped … Read more

Will Inflation Break the News?

Netflix is ​​finding out what happens when everyone is confined to their homes and chained to their TV sets. The combination of more available entertainment options and an inflation spike (including price increases from Netflix itself) that has made budget-strapped families nixing discretionary expenses for the first time in a decade for the growth of … Read more