Friday, March 18, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Here's why 'Straight Outta Compton' had different Facebook trailers for people of different races"

For Universal Pictures, one of the problems Facebook helped them sidestep was the fact that white Americans didn’t really know what iconic rap group N.W.A. was, or that Ice Cube and Dr. Dre made music.
2. "NPR decides it won’t promote its podcasts or NPR One on air"
In other words, NPR can’t promote NPR One — the lauded, loved app that is basically the future of NPR — to what is literally the group of people that would be most interested in it, NPR radio listeners. NPR is investing substantially in developing podcasts — but it isn’t allowed to tell radio listeners where to find them or how they can listen to them.
3. "Were Changes to [NY Times' Bernie] Sanders Article ‘Stealth Editing’?"
Three editors told me in no uncertain terms that the editing changes had not been made in response to complaints from the Clinton camp. Did the Clinton people even reach out?

“Not that I know of,” Mr. Baquet told me in an email. The article’s immediate editor, Michael Tackett, agreed: “There’s zero evidence of that.”
4. New tees at Last Exit to Nowhere based on High-Rise and Quentin Tarantino's movies.