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SNL fires Shane Gillis after clips show use of racial slurs

Shane Gillis performing.
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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" says comedian Shane Gillis won't be joining the show after resurfaced clips showed him using racial slurs and homophobic language, Variety reports.

Why it matters: Gillis' removal from the show's incoming cast serves as yet another example of public figures facing increased accountability for past comments in the age of the internet.

Scoop: NBC local TV group will no longer use ratings to sell ads

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Beginning this week, all NBC and Telemundo-owned local TV stations will use impressions instead of traditional ratings points to measure an ad campaign’s effectiveness, according to an agency pitch document obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: Local TV and radio are the last forms of media to still rely on traditional ratings points to measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. Nearly every other type of media uses the cost per impression (CPM) to measure an ad's effectiveness.