Stories tagged: media
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Trump skirts Russia issue, bashes media in freewheeling news conference
President Donald Trump said Thursday that “nobody that I know of” from his campaign contacted Russian agents or government officials before his election. His denial was perhaps the most notable …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia
President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and “illegally leaked” intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn, one day after the White House said Trump …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:48 a.m.
Colorado newspaper fights back over charges of ‘fake news’
A Colorado newspaper is threatening to file a libel suit against a state lawmaker who accused the publication of printing “fake news,” setting the stage for a possible legal battle …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks
President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
A week into the job, Trump labels media ‘the opposition’
President Donald Trump joined his chief strategist Friday in characterizing the media as “the opposition party,” expressing an unusually high level of antagonism toward the press just a week into …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
Trump is a master of diversion
Trump and his team know how emotional many Americans are about him. He can choose what he wants to be hated for – preferably for something silly and unrelated to …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Agriculture agency halts public release of documents
An Agriculture Department research agency has banned the release of news releases, photos and other material to the public.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
‘SNL’ writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump
A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son, Barron.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
North Korean media covers Trump’s inauguration with brief mention two days late
Generally speaking, North Korean state media isn’t the best outlet to read if you want to keep up on international events. The Hermit Kingdom’s official news outlets offer a limited, …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 4:45 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Mistrust of the media runs high, but we all need journalists
Sue Lani Madsen: We all have to rely on media to keep us informed, even if this is a season when trust in the news media is at an all-time …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
Colin McEnroe: Unlike Trump, media show restraint
News organizations refused to publish damaging claims about Trump because they could not be sure those claims were true. This is the kind of restraint of which Trump is incapable.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Obama not slipping away quietly from presidency
Barack Obama is not leaving his presidency quietly. Besides his farewell address to the nation Tuesday night, Obama has been on a media blitz during his final weeks in office. …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Northwest Cable News set to go off air Friday night
Northwest Cable News, the Pacific Northwest’s 24-hour regional news network, is set to go off air Friday night after 21 years of broadcasting.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
Trump should defend net neutrality
This “net neutrality” policy is intended to prevent internet access providers from discriminating against content, or favoring content or services they prefer.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
Max Roser: No, 2016 wasn’t the worst year
This lack of knowledge about how our world is changing is not a new phenomenon. Surveys from long before 2016 – the era before the world turned “post-factual” – show …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist from her Baghdad home
Gunmen kidnapped an Iraqi journalist after breaking into her Baghdad home, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, a reminder of the dangers reporters face in a war-torn country where authorities have …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
Dana Milbank: Trump updates? Wait for tweets
Trump hasn’t had a news conference in 145 days. But that’s OK: His able spokesmen, on a daily basis, are very capable of saying nothing in his stead.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Report: At least 48 journalists killed on the job in 2016
At least 48 journalists worldwide have been killed on the job in 2016 as the year winds down, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That is down from 72 …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Redstone firm calls off CBS, Viacom merger proposal
Media mogul Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements is abandoning a proposal that CBS and Viacom reunite after a 10-year split.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe’s Sky
Rupert Murdoch may get all of European broadcaster Sky after all. Sky said Friday that Murdoch’s entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox has reached a preliminary deal to buy the rest …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
AT&T-Time Warner merger draws grilling from U.S. lawmakers
U.S. lawmakers grilled chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner about whether their proposed tie-up would benefit consumers and called for antitrust officials to closely scrutinize potential competitive harm from …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart
Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Huffington Post names founder Arianna Huffington’s successor
The Huffington Post has tapped New York Times editor Lydia Polgreen to succeed founder Arianna Huffington as its editor-in-chief.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Analysis: Donald Trump was right. He got incredibly negative press coverage.
One of Donald Trump’s hobbyhorses during the presidential campaign and even now that he has emerged as the president-elect is how deeply negative the media coverage of him was during …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Greek journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity
Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Gary Crooks: Trump poses unique challenge for media
Many of Donald Trump’s supporters applaud his communication style, saying it bypasses the mainstream media filter. That’s one way to look at it. Another is that it allows him to …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Kathleen Parker: Freedom won’t ring without press
How long before Donald Trump’s words convince some off-balanced Second Amendment ‘patriot’ to take out a ‘crooked’ media person, fully expecting to be applauded by the president-elect?
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
Breitbart News urges boycott of Kellogg after brand abandons website
Breitbart News urged its readers to boycott Kellogg Co. after the cereal maker stopped advertising on the news site, whose former chairman is a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ends 24-year print edition run
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper printed its last edition and has laid off 106 workers as it transitions into an online-only publication.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
CNN and Jake Tapper apologize for ‘unacceptable’ banner text
CNN and host Jake Tapper have both apologized for an on-screen banner that Tapper said was “unacceptable” and “horrified” him when it appeared during his show on Monday.