Good morning and welcome to Insider Advertising for February 25. I’m senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:
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Megan Hernbroth examines what happened to Comcast Ventures – the venture arm of media giant Comcast.
- In November, Comcast wound down Comcast Ventures and rolled its team into its business development division.
- Comcast Ventures invested in healthcare companies like Sidecar Health, and K Health as well as advertising and media startups like Blavity and Players’ Lounge.
Carolyn Ryan is the most powerful woman in The New York Times newsroom – and she could become its next top editor
- Steven Perlberg profiled Carolyn Ryan, who oversees newsroom diversity and edits some of the paper’s most controversial coverage.
- She has been responding to recent controversies like science reporter Donald McNeil’s resignation.
- Ryan is seen as a candidate to succeed executive editor Dean Baquet when he steps down.
- Ashley Rodriguez reports that Netflix has a special team of business leaders who debate the company’s biggest decisions.
- The “Lstaff” helped shaped recent moves like the decisions to open a Canada office and invest capital in Black-led banks.
- Its members include CMO Bozoma Saint John and VP of global TV Bela Bajaria.
More stories we’re reading:
- YouTube stars The Try Guys break into traditional TV with new Food Network production (Business Insider)
- ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner made over $1 million on Cameo last year. Here were the 10 most-booked talent on the celeb shout-out app in 2020. (Business Insider)
- 10 times Elon Musk proved Tesla doesn’t need advertising (Business Insider)
- Catalina sues Quotient in a clash of the coupons (Adweek)
- TPG-Backed Fandom buys gaming e-commerce platform (Wall Street Journal)