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DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST - Jennifer Lopez will be the headline performance, just before the iconic Times Square ball drop, live in New YorkÕs Times Square exclusively on ÒDick ClarkÕs New YearÕs RockinÕ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.Ó Lopez will be joined by additional performers Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper and Jimmie Allen. The most-watched New YearÕs Eve celebration nationwide, which features performances of the yearÕs biggest songs, airs LIVE Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. This is a broadcast event closed to the public. (ABC/Jeff Neira) JENNIFER LOPEZ


Jennifer Lopez Wears Balmain Ensemble for New Year’s Eve Performance in Times Square

Last year’s televised countdown reeled in nearly 18 million viewers.

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Google's New York headquarters in 2020.


Google Grants $6M to ‘Innovative’ Diversity Projects From Newsrooms

Although a couple of large players were selected, like Vox and Gannett, most of the recipients are local newsrooms.

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Media People: Derek Blasberg of YouTube Fashion

Usually a man about town, WWD spoke to Blasberg as a man about his house, working away on fashion and beauty strategy for YouTube.

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Carlos Watson and Katty Kay


Katty Kay Launching First Podcast With BBC and Carlos Watson

The broadcaster says the appetite abroad for news and understanding of issues in America is bigger than she’s ever seen.

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The Biggest Twitter Trends During the Pandemic

Twitter has been a busy place, with more users than ever talking toilet paper, knitting, “WAP” and Kanye West’s bid for president.

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Front Row at Gabriela Hearst RTW Fall 2017


Condé Nast to Drop Some Claims Against Tonchi to Keep W Details Secret

The publisher wants to avoid revealing a trove of communications and details about the magazine’s business and previously interested buyers.

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Social media sites like Facebook and YouTube are rife with misinformation and violence.


Social Media Law Needs Update and Enforcement, Not Repeal, Report Says

An NYU Stern report calls for Internet companies keeping liability protection under Section 230, but with new conditions and enforcement.

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Halle Berry, in Teresa Helbig, at the 2019 premiere of 'John Wick: Chapter 3."


Halle Berry Backs New BIPOC Designer Program From Walker Drawas

The pro bono program came out of Berry and her stylist expressing frustration with finding enough emerging BIPOC-founded brands to support.

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Backstage at Oscar de la Renta RTW Spring 2018


A New Generation of Boutique Agencies Emerging From the Pandemic

Business upheaval and layoffs have caused a number of younger p.r. and brand agency workers to take the risk of going out on their own.

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Travis Scott on GQ's September 2020 cover.


GQ’s New Diversity, Inclusion ‘Manifesto’ Goes Across Global Editions

How a newly public focus on diversity and gender equality will look in different markets, like GQ Middle East, remains to be seen.

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WSJ magazine's May 2020 cover featuring Kanye West.


WSJ Magazine Style Director Makes Abrupt Exit

David Thielebeule has been leading fashion efforts at the respected Wall Street Journal insert for several years.

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Michael Bloomberg in 2017


Bloomberg LP Hit With More Discrimination Claims by Former Reporter

A news reporter is suing over “diversity slots,” discrimination and pay inequity, among other systemic issues at Bloomberg News.

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Michael Bloomberg


Bloomberg Demands Woman Suing for Harassment Give Up Anonymity

The company said it already knows who is suing it, but thinks everyone else should know, too.

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Podcast Listening Starts Steady Comeback After Early Pandemic Slowdown

Podcasts also look to be a bright spot in a digital ad market hit hard by economic effects of the coronavirus.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with U.S. tech workers, before signing an Executive Order on hiring American workers, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Trump Says He’s Still Immune From E. Jean Carroll’s Lawsuit

Trump wants to push Carroll’s defamation case related to her rape allegation until he’s out of office. So 2021 or 2025.

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