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Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey Mendoza is Newsy's in-house pop culture nerd and entertainment critic. Before joining the company in 2017, she studied political science and journalism at Knox College and freelanced as a reporter, photographer and videographer in western Illinois and Washington, D.C. Even when she isn't working, Casey is constantly devouring pieces of entertainment and thinking about them in the context of social issues, politics, history and culture. Outside of Newsy, you can find her geekiest musings on Twitter.

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VideoblocksTech

Despite 'Streaming Wars,' Netflix Ended 2019 Fairly Strong

Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarando
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Producers Guild Of America Honors Netflix Chief With Major Award

Amy Poehler sits with peacock.
NBCTech

NBC Is 'Hatching' A Plan To Compete In The Streaming Wars

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NEON / "Parasite"Entertainment

What Makes A Film 'International'? The Answer Isn't Really Clear.

Noah Baumbach, Laura Dern and Ted Sarandos at 77th Golden Globes
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Netflix, Hulu And Amazon Get Major Thanks At The 2020 Golden Globes

Michael Douglas, Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins at a Netflix-hosted party
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Can Broadcast TV Still Keep Up With Streaming And Premium Cable?

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Disney PlusEntertainment

2019 Wrap-Up: How The Streaming Wars Changed Hollywood

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VideoblocksEntertainment

Hallmark's Premium Streaming Service Has Topped 900,000 Subscribers

"The Witcher" character readies for battle with swords
Katalin Vermes, Netflix / "The Witcher"Entertainment

Can Netflix's 'The Witcher' Fill The 'Game Of Thrones' Gap?

Concept art for Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian."
Disney Plus / "The Mandalorian"Entertainment

Wanna Buy A 'Baby Yoda' Toy? We've Got Some Bad News.

Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston help introduce Apple TV Plus.
AppleTech

Which Streaming Services Came Out On Top This Year?

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Save The ChildrenTech

Video Game Charity Streams Are Basically Modern-Day Telethons

Actor Aasif Mandvi poses with Carrie Bradshaw's laptop
Stitcher / "Lost at the Smithsonian"U.S.

What's The Point Of Preserving Pop Culture Artifacts?

Concept art of 'Baby Yoda.'
Twitter / @Jon_FavreauTech

Will The 'Streaming Wars' Cause A Rise In Digital Piracy?

Actor Bill Fagerbakke poses with his character, Patrick Star
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The Voice Of Patrick Star Explains The Value Of Kids' Television

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Apple TV PlusTech

Disney And Apple TV Plus Are Big Because Others Laid The Groundwork

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Disney PlusEntertainment

Is Disney A Monopoly In The Entertainment World? It's Complicated.

Felicia Day
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Felicia Day Speaks On Today's 'New Type Of Entertainment'

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DisneyLifeTech

Not Every Streaming Platform Finds Success — Let's Explain What Failed

"Daybreak" characters surviving the apocalypse.
Ursula Coyote/NetflixEntertainment

Streaming And Binge-Watching Have Changed The Way TV Shows Are Written

Actresses Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer
Earwold / "Office Ladies"Entertainment

Why Is 'The Office' Still So Popular? We Asked The 'Office Ladies'

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NetflixTech

Netflix's Latest Earnings Report Shows A Calm Before The Storm

Pete Holmes
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Comedian Pete Holmes Talks About The State Of Comedy Today

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The Creator Of 'Law & Order' Isn't Leaving Broadcast TV Anytime Soon

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Pop TV / "Schitt's Creek"Entertainment

Which Country Makes The Most Globally In-Demand TV Shows?

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NBCTech

The Future Of The Streaming Industry? Advertisements.

Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden at the Emmys
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Online Platforms Are Big At The Emmys — But That Wasn't Always True

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NBC / "Friends," NBC / "The Office"Tech

Streaming Companies Are Betting Big With Your Favorite Sitcoms

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New Jersey Allowed Oscar Betting Last Year. Could It Happen Again?

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NetflixEntertainment

Experts Say Netflix's Theatrical Debuts Are Just 'Token Releases'