Stories tagged: media
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
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?
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 …
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.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 7:03 a.m.
Trump calls New York Times ‘not nice’ and cancels planned meeting
President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday morning on Twitter that a planned meeting with the New York Times had been canceled “when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook’s ideas to battle fake news
A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Sorry Trump, NY Times says subscriptions rose since election
The New York Times pushed back against President-elect Donald Trump, saying Thursday that its paid subscriptions have jumped since the election, despite what Trump has said on Twitter.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
Sally Buzbee named Associated Press executive editor
Sally Buzbee, a veteran journalist with deep experience in both U.S. and overseas news, has been named the new executive editor of the Associated Press.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
Trump tested media fairness standards
How should the news media keep campaign coverage fair and balanced when one candidate spews out a dizzying array of allegations and outright falsehoods?
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Prince Harry condemns media ‘abuse’ of American girlfriend
Prince Harry condemned the media for subjecting girlfriend Meghan Markle to “a wave of abuse and harassment,” issuing a highly unusual statement Tuesday that confirmed his relationship with the American …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly says Roger Ailes offered career boosts for ‘sexual favors’
We knew that Megyn Kelly, the star anchor at Fox News, has alleged that now-ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes sexually harassed her about a decade ago, before she became …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Gawker’s shell settles with Hulk Hogan for $31 million
The shell of Gawker has settled with Hulk Hogan for $31 million, ending a years-long fight that led to the media company’s bankruptcy, the shutdown of Gawker.com and the sale …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Gannett gives up on Tronc
NEW YORK – Gannett on Tuesday walked away from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies. Gannett’s target was …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Asian-American groups meet with Fox News personnel over Jesse Watters segment
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and other advocacy groups met Tuesday with two officials from Fox News to discuss an Oct. 3 segment in which Fox News’ Jesse Watters …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Smaller screens’ rise cues AT&T deal for Time Warner
AT&T and Time Warner, which both are laboring to hold on to customers, confront a similar challenge: how to deliver content to younger consumers who are turning away from traditional …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump whines, but he’s not the victim
Who has ever been more in need of lectures about personal responsibility than the Republican candidate for president?
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
AT&T’s Time Warner deal looks like bad news for Verizon
AT&T’s $85.4 billion megadeal to acquire Time Warner is an unprecedented bid to diversify the telecom giant as network operators nationwide scramble to marry their communications pipes with exclusive content.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Trump TV already exists. It’s called Right Side Broadcasting.
Donald Trump might launch a TV network, should he lose next month’s presidential election, but a place to watch his every move and hear his every word already exists. It’s …