Stories tagged: media
Sat., July 2, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Creditors and iHeartMedia reach debt restructuring impasse
One of the world’s largest radio and billboard companies says it may have reached an impasse in its efforts to persuade creditors to restructure its massive debt.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Lewiston police restrict media access under new policy
The Lewiston Police Department will no longer allow its officers to speak to reporters over the weekend under a newly implemented policy.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
L.A. Times owner Tribune changes name to Tronc
Don’t call it Tribune anymore: The newspaper company has officially changed its name to Tronc.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Sex abuse allegation, race, glare of national media divide town of Dietrich
The allegations of prolonged racist taunts and physical abuse were revealed this month when a family filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Dietrich School District in Idaho. It claims …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Gannett urges Tribune holders to reject nominees for board
Five days after boosting its unsolicited takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by 22 percent, USA Today owner Gannett is urging Tribune shareholders to reject the company’s slate of nominees …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Veteran ‘60 Minutes’ newsman Morley Safer dies at 84
CBS says veteran journalist and “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Morley Safer, CBS News and ‘60 Minutes’ veteran, retiring
NEW YORK – CBS News veteran Morley Safer, who’s been a correspondent on “60 Minutes” for all but two of the show’s 48 seasons, is retiring. The network said Wednesday …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett’s ‘opportunistic’ bid
Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett’s more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it’s too little for the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Gannett tells Tribune shareholders not to vote for board
Gannett is escalating its pursuit of buy rival newspaper company Tribune, telling shareholders of Tribune not to vote for its board member nominees up for election in June.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
Yakima Herald-Republic names new top editor
Alison Bath, executive editor of the Times newspaper of Shreveport, La., was named Wednesday to the top editor’s position at the Yakima Herald-Republic. She succeeds Bob Crider, who was promoted …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Iraqi authorities shut down Al Jazeera’s Baghdad bureau
The Al Jazeera Media Network says Iraqi authorities have shut down their bureau in Baghdad and banned its journalists from reporting in the country.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Tribune calls Gannett ‘erratic,’ but still reviewing purchase offer
Tribune Publishing said Tuesday in a letter that USA Today owner Gannett was “erratic” and “unreliable” as the two newspaper companies tried to discuss a possible tie-up.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Amazon to debut live show about fashion
In its quest to build out its fashion business, Amazon.com may disrupt the world of TV talk shows, too – with a nightly live show dedicated to fashion and beauty. …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wed in London
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model-actress Jerry Hall have married in London.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 12:27 p.m.
Reporting assignment raised suspicions about newspaper owner
LAS VEGAS (AP) – When several reporters for the main newspaper in Las Vegas were taken off their beats and assigned to investigate three judges, the decision seemed strange because …
Thu., Sept. 24, 2015, 8:03 a.m.
Political polarization blamed on TV news deregulation
The more television news we watch, the more polarized we become. That’s the finding of a new Washington State University study that also blames U.S. political polarization on the deregulation …
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, 12:46 p.m.
Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to “degrade and …
Tue., June 17, 2014, midnight
Longtime KHQ executive J. Birney Blair dies
The longtime president and general manager of KHQ, J. Birney Blair, died in his Spokane home on Saturday. He was 92. Blair started working at KHQ as a radio reporter …
Sat., April 26, 2014, midnight
Robert J. Samuelson: Media outlets cater to their consumers’ tastes
Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream. Gentzkow, who teaches at the University of Chicago, has just won the John Bates Clark Medal …
Sat., March 29, 2014, 3:13 a.m.
Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a second ruling against Turkey’s ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013, 8:19 a.m.
Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks …
Sat., July 20, 2013, 7:19 a.m.
Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92
WASHINGTON — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2013, 9:28 a.m.
Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope
Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2013, 2:10 p.m.
Is blizzard getting too much hype? No, experts say
WASHINGTON (AP) — You can call it a snowstorm of historic proportions. You can call it the return of New England’s blizzard of 1978. You can call it simply dangerous. …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
Booker won’t run for NJ gov, eyes US Senate seat
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey’s highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 3:19 p.m.
Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 2:26 p.m.
NRA promises to help prevent school shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
Facebook users hit ‘like,’ stores jump into action
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook isn’t just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what’s in stores during this holiday …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 12:13 a.m.
NRA goes silent after Connecticut school shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) — Where is the NRA? The nation’s largest gun-rights organization — typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths — has gone all but silent since last …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 1:12 p.m.
TV network aimed at millennials set for summer
NEW YORK (AP) — Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking. The as-yet-unnamed …