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The Communications Library at the University of Illinois, providing industry news/updates for Advertising, Communication, Journalism, and Media & Cinema Studies
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CommLibrary@Illinois 23h
"Sony Pictures Entertainment is merging its domestic film and TV marketing divisions under one umbrella. As a result,Sony becomes the first major studio to consolidate the once disparate divisions, offering a testament to the blurring of the line between theatrical and streaming"
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 25
Interested in brand/company acquisitions: "Dunkin' Brands Group Inc DNKN.O has held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands, a private equity-backed restaurant company, Dunkin' said in a statement on Sunday."
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 22
"Katzenberg, in a statement yesterday, admitted that 'our standalone business model is no longer viable' while also saying 'the world has changed dramatically since Quibi launched' on April 6-suggesting he still blames the COVID pandemic for his brainchild’s failure to take off."
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Media at Illinois Oct 21
Congratulations to Angharad Valdivia, Institute of Communications Research professor, for receiving the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Critical Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association .
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 20
Check out this analysis from CJR on how organizations are labeled as news sources on Facebook and Google:
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 18
Interested in content moderation? "Automated systems are simply not capable of consistently identifying content correctly. Human communication and interactions are complex, and automated tools misunderstand the political, social or interpersonal context of speech all the time"
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Media at Illinois Oct 16
Students in ADV 482: Qualitative Analysis in Advertising, taught by Professor Michelle Nelson , visited in Gregory Hall to review the D'arcy Advertising Collection, which has about 1 million original ads published between 1890-1970.
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 14
An update on the investigation into Amazon: "The European Commission started an investigation into Amazon in July 2019, focusing on whether its dual role as a marketplace for merchants and also as a competitor selling the same products might give it an unfair advantage."
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 13
Check out this article on a recent controversial Kraft Mac & Cheese ad campaign: "The campaign was a quick, racy gamble for the brand. Which was entirely the point."
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 11
Proctoring apps have raised concern from digital privacy advocates. Check out the article from EFF: Want to do more research on digital privacy? Contact us at comlibrarian@library.illinois.edu to request help or set up a research consultation.
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 8
Doing company research for a class assignment? Domino's just released quarterly profit information: "Chief Executive Officer Ritch Allison told analysts he expects elevated costs to continue during the pandemic"
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 7
Interested in film festival acquisitions? Check this article out: "Three of the biggest fall film festivals — Venice, TIFF and NYFF — have helped the big streamers bulk up their original movie catalogs with prestige and potentially awards-contending films."
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 6
"The scathing 449-page report described dozens of instances where the companies misused their power, revealing corporate cultures apparently bent on doing what they could to maintain dominance over large portions of the internet."
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 4
Check out this article, which discusses digital privacy-- "We don’t want to know who you are, what you’re doing on our system. And so we either don’t collect the information, don’t store the information, or if we have to, we encrypt it [...]"
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CommLibrary@Illinois Oct 1
Interested in documentary film-making? Check out this article from CJR: "Yet this golden age of documentaries is defined, in part, by the blurring of what it even means to be a documentary."
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CommLibrary@Illinois Sep 30
Interested in researching presidential ad campaigns? We have a great resource linked on our website under the Key Resources tab called the Living Room Candidate, which gives you access to presidential campaign commercials all the way back to 1952.
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CommLibrary@Illinois Sep 24
Interested in app stores/app marketplaces? "The group on Thursday also laid out 10 'App Store Principles' it plans to demand, including that 'No developer should be required to pay unfair, unreasonable or discriminatory fees or revenue shares.' "
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CommLibrary@Illinois Sep 23
Replying to @CommLibraryUIUC
Interested in more updates from Variety? You can also browse their issues through our library databases. Visit our website, follow the Journals and Magazines tab in our menu, and search for Variety to access full-text content.
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CommLibrary@Illinois Sep 23
"As a deal deciding the fate of TikTok hangs in the balance, the Chinese-owned video app is seeking an emergency injunction to halt the Trump administration’s order that would ban app stores from carrying TikTok in the U.S. as of Sept. 27."
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CommLibrary@Illinois Sep 20
Check out the full WMC Investigation: Gender & Non Acting Primetime Emmy Nominations. "“When it comes to those powerful, behind-the-scenes roles for producing, directing, writing, and editing, progress for women took two steps forward and one step backward,” said Julie Burton."
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