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. "D.C. Federal Chief Judge Retires Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations"
Court papers say Roberts, then 27, coerced Mitchell's silence by telling the then-16-year-old girl that if the alleged assaults were discovered, a mistrial would be declared and Franklin would go free.
4. "Florida is drinking Gatorade out of Powerade bottles, so the NCAA doesn't get mad"