media

A Theory of How TMZ Landed the Kardashian Pregnancy Story of the Year

In 2013, TMZ founder Harvey Levin appeared as a co-host on Kris, the ill-fated daytime talk show hosted by Kris Jenner,…
Jordan Sargent / April 12, 2018

So What Happened With TMZ’s Apparently Erroneous Story About TRL Being Canceled?

Here's something odd that happened yesterday. TMZ reported late in the afternoon that MTV was canceling the rebooted version of TRL, citing an internal memo that…
Jordan Sargent / March 15, 2018

NME Ends Print Edition After 66 Years

Long-running U.K. music mag NME will cease print publication after this week's issue, its publisher Time Inc. U.K. announced today. Its website NME.com will continue, substituting the…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2018

Wenner Media Sells Controlling Stake in Rolling Stone to Penske Media

Penske Media Corporation has purchased a controlling stake in Wenner Media in a deal that values the company at "roughly" $100 million, The New York Times reports.
Tosten Burks / December 20, 2017

Rolling Stone Is Up for Sale

After nearly 50 years of independence, Rolling Stone is putting itself up for sale. Wenner Media, the company controlled by magazine founder Jann S. Wenner and son Gus Wenner,…
Anna Gaca / September 18, 2017

The GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Is Not Actually Called the “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017″

This morning, left-leaning reporters were giddy over the discovery of what seemed to be the formal legal name of the GOP's ballyhooed alternative to the…
Andy Cush / March 8, 2017

Calling Donald Trump “Presidential” Forces Us to Fight a Person Who Doesn’t Exist

By now you've seen the praise for Donald Trump's speech last night that wasn't technically a State of the Union address but might as well…
Jordan Sargent / March 1, 2017

Sources: The Pitchfork Review, Pitchfork’s Print Quarterly, Is Quietly Shutting Down

The Pitchfork Review, a quarterly print magazine launched by Pitchfork in 2013, has published its last issue, multiple former Pitchfork employees told SPIN. The magazine, which…
Andy Cush / February 23, 2017

Breitbart’s Facebook Live Interview With Sean Spicer Is the Bleakest Video You’ve Ever Seen

The landscape of the American media in 2017 is as uncertain as it's ever been. Sober news institutions that have held up the fourth estate for generations…
Andy Cush / February 10, 2017

NPR Exec Says They Won’t Call a “False Statement” by Donald Trump a “Lie” [UPDATE]

Donald Trump and his representatives frequently make public statements that simply are not true. Are they lying? For now, at least, NPR says no, not necessarily—when Trump…
Anna Gaca / January 25, 2017