Media

HBO Max executives appear at a panel.

What The Warner Bros.-Discovery Merger Means For Streaming As A Whole

Warner Bros. and Discovery's merger means major restructuring — and not just for the streaming platforms the company owns.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Twitter Adopts 'Poison Pill' Defense In Response To Musk Takeover Bid

The plan would take effect if Musk's Twitter stake grows to 15%, by allowing shareholders to buy additional shares at a discount — diluting his stake.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

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Explaining The Rise Of Mistrust In News Media

Only 24% of Americans trust TV anchors. Journalists as a whole don't rank much better, at 26%.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Netflix Raising Subscription Prices, Promises To Remain Ad-Free

In the U.S., the streaming service is increasing its most expensive plan to $20 per month, while its basic plan will increase to $10 per month.

 | By Associated Press

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Congressional Leaders Urge FCC To Perform Equity Audit

They want an assessment to "address and redress" the harm the agency’s policies and programs have caused Black and brown communities.

 | By Associated Press

Hong Kong Journalists Vow Fight As Press Freedoms Under Attack

Since a journalist was convicted over her coverage of anti-democracy protests in Hong Kong, other journalists have been targeted.

 | By CNN

Larry King has died at the age of 87.

Broadcast Legend Larry King, Host Of 'Larry King Live,' Dies at 87

Larry King died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

 | By Alex Arger and Ahmed Jawadi

On the two year anniversary of his death Oct. 2, a mourner holds tribute posters outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia Voted Off U.N. Human Rights Council

A pro-democracy group founded by journalist Jamal Khashoggi before his death hailed the loss of Saudi seat, citing "grotesque abuses" by crown prince.

 | By Peter Hecht

China's flag

U.S. Designates Five Chinese Media Outlets As Foreign Missions

The designation means the U.S. has identified the outlets as being "substantially owned or effectively controlled by a foreign government."

 | By Meg Hilling

Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 To Death For Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor says five people arrested in connection to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi have been sentenced to death.

 | By Meg Hilling

Jennifer Lopez & Constance Wu in "Hustlers"

'Hustlers' Posts Record-Breaking Debut To Go Along With Its Oscar Buzz

"Hustlers" gives Jennifer Lopez the best box office debut of her career and perhaps her best reviewed movie role.

 | By Jamal Andress

Gerard Butler in "Angel Has Fallen"

'Angel Has Fallen' Beats Box Office Expectations With $21M Debut

This is the first time Gerard Butler has opened in the No. 1 box office spot since his 2007 breakout hit "300."

 | By Jamal Andress

Stars of "Good Boys"

'Good Boys' Takes No. 1 At The Box Office And Makes Some Movie History

"Good Boys" is the first R-rated comedy to hold the No. 1 spot at the box office in more than three years.

 | By Jamal Andress

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in "Hobbs & Shaw"

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Shows This Franchise Still Has Box Office Muscle

Aside from the first two "Fast & Furious" films, every sequel thereafter has made more than half of its worldwide gross from the foreign box office.

 | By Jamal Andress

Members of Chicago's Young Republicans organization say Fox News represents them best.

Why Young Republicans Have A Hard Time Trusting The Media

Research has recently found that one group of people in particular is skeptical of trusting news media: Republicans. Newsy wanted to find out why.

 | By Ashley Holt

Leonardo DiCaprio in "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood"

'Once Upon A Time' Gives Tarantino The Best Debut Of His Career

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film, "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" finally gets two of the world's biggest stars on the same movie poster.

 | By Jamal Andress

Tom Holland in "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

'Far From Home' Becomes Third Highest-Grossing Spidey Flick Ever

Analysts expect "Far From Home" to hit the billion dollar mark by summer's end — becoming the ninth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to do so.

 | By Jamal Andress

Tom Holland & Zendaya in "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Ropes In Record $185M Over Holiday Weekend

Including foreign ticket sales, "Spider-Man: Far from Home" is more than halfway to a billion dollars at the box office.

 | By Jamal Andress

Woody and Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story 4"

'Toy Story 4' Heads To Half A Billion Box Office Dollars

While films like "Dark Phoenix" and "Men in Black: International" have struggled at the box office, "Toy Story 4" is beating box office expectations.

 | By Jamal Andress

Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in "Men In Black: International"

'MIB: International' Opens With The Worst U.S. Debut Of The Franchise

Fittingly, the international box office is helping "MIB: International" stay afloat. The foreign box office more than doubled the domestic haul.

 | By Jamal Andress

Sophie Turner in "Dark Phoenix"

'Dark Phoenix' Caps Off X-Men With The Worst Debut Of The Franchise

With an abysmal 22% on Rotten Tomatoes "Dark Phoenix" is also the worst reviewed film of the X-Men franchise.

 | By Jamal Andress

Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry in "John Wick 3"

'John Wick 3' Exceeds Box Office Expectations And Topples 'Endgame'

The original 'John Wick' shot its way into theaters back in 2014 with a solid $14 million debut and the franchise has been on the rise ever since.

 | By Jamal Andress

Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu in "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

'Detective Pikachu' Thunder Shocks The Box Office With $58M Debut

"Detective Pikachu" couldn't steal the top spot from "Avengers: Endgame" this weekend, but it still broke a box office record.

 | By Jamal Andress

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in "Avengers: Endgame"

"Avengers: Engame" Is The Second Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time

After pulling in $2.2 billion in just ten days "Avengers: Endgame" has passed "Titanic" on the list of highest-grossing films in box office history.

 | By Jamal Andress

"The Curse of La Llorona" movie

'Curse Of La Llorona' Beats Box-Office Expectations With $26M Debut

There were only two films brave enough to stand in the week before "Endgame" hits the box office: "The Curse of La Llorona" and "Breakthrough."

 | By Jamal Andress

Marsai Martin in "Little"

Hollywood's Youngest Exec Makes Her Box Office Debut With "Little"

14-year-old "Blackish" star Marsai Martin starred and executive produced "Little" making her the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history.

 | By Jamal Andress

Zachary Levi in "Shazam!"

"Shazam!" The DCEU Has Three Successful Hero Flicks In Two Years

With "Wonder Woman," "Aquaman" and "Shazam!" — DC Studios has released three popular and critically acclaimed superhero flicks in two years.

 | By Jamal Andress

Disney's 2019 remake of "Dumbo"

Disney's "Dumbo" Falls Behind Box Office Expectations In Debut Weekend

Tim Burton's remake of the 1940s classic "Dumbo" brought in about $5 to $10 million less than analysts expected.

 | By Jamal Andress

Family from Jordan Peele's 'Us'

Jordan Peele's "Us" Breaks Box Office Records During Debut Weekend

"Us" now holds the record for best box office debut for an original horror film and an original R-rated movie.

 | By Jamal Andress

Brie Larson in "Captain Marvel"

"Captain Marvel" Continues To Dominate Worldwide Box Office With $760M

After just two weekends in theaters, "Captain Marvel" has already passed the likes of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Doctor Strange."

 | By Jamal Andress