CNN 40

On one level this is an encapsulation of 40 years of American news stories, on another it’s an account of why we need independent journalism. The climax is Keisha Lance Bottoms’ passionate reminder that all media is local.

Westworld at SXSW

HBO blitzed it at SXSW, successfully promoting the new series of Westworld by busing fans and journalists to a replica Sweetwater in the dead of night. From the BI article about it: HBO hired a cast of 60 actors, six stuntpeople, five bands, and six horses to bring “Westworld” to life. A script for the 90-minute experience is more than 440 pages long.

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