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2022-09-28 14:57:36
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Resolution Could Set Location of Fallen Journalist Memorial

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan resolution introduced late last week would authorize the placement of a national memorial commemorating fallen journalists... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan resolution introduced late last week would authorize the placement of a national memorial commemorating fallen journalists on Independence Avenue, between the Voice of America building and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The effort... Read More

2022-09-23 21:07:24
by Madeline Hughes
21 Broadcasters Face Fines for Violating Child TV Protections

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one broadcasters are being fined for violating children’s television programming rules to the tune of $3.4 million, the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one broadcasters are being fined for violating children’s television programming rules to the tune of $3.4 million, the Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday. The broadcasters aired advertisements for Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage during episodes of “Team Hot... Read More

2022-09-23 20:39:36
by Dan McCue
Straight Talk Between Klobuchar, Cruz Advances Senate Journalism Antitrust Bill 

WASHINGTON — It took two weeks of straight talk and negotiations, but in the end, a deal between Sens. Amy... Read More

WASHINGTON — It took two weeks of straight talk and negotiations, but in the end, a deal between Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, advanced what could prove to be a highly significant antitrust bill for the news... Read More

2022-09-09 21:23:16
by Tom Ramstack
Bill to Protect Local Media on Internet Halted by Senate Critics

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee put a bill that would give journalism outlets a bigger share of the profits reaped... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee put a bill that would give journalism outlets a bigger share of the profits reaped by platforms like Facebook and Google on hold Thursday at the last moment. The Senate Judiciary Committee was marking up... Read More

2022-09-01 20:24:33
by Dan McCue
Corporation for Public Broadcasting to Fund More Urban Alternative Stations

WASHINGTON — In its ongoing bid to attract a younger, more diverse audience to public radio the Corporation for Public... Read More

WASHINGTON — In its ongoing bid to attract a younger, more diverse audience to public radio the Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced this week it is seeking proposals to expand the Urban Alternative music format to three additional public radio... Read More

2022-08-23 21:04:34
by Tom Ramstack
Reporters and Lawyers Sue CIA After Interviewing Wikileaks Founder

NEW YORK — American lawyers and journalists who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London are... Read More

NEW YORK — American lawyers and journalists who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London are suing the Central Intelligence Agency for what they call "an extraordinary campaign of illegal spying" against them. They said in... Read More

2022-07-19 13:46:02
by Dan McCue
US Attorney Declines to Prosecute Colbert Team for Capitol ‘Disturbance’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has declined to press charges against staffers from “The... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has declined to press charges against staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” who were arrested in June for allegedly trespassing in a congressional office building near the... Read More

2022-07-12 21:23:47
by Madeline Hughes
DC Circuit Court Rules Against FCC

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated part of a rule from the Federal Communications Commission that sought... Read More

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated part of a rule from the Federal Communications Commission that sought to require broadcasters to disclose if foreign governments purchase time on American television and radio airwaves in a Tuesday ruling.... Read More

2022-06-30 17:54:34
by Madeline Hughes
Media Union Adds Opposition to Broadcast Deal

WASHINGTON — There’s increasing scrutiny on the deal that would allow 64 local news stations to be bought by the... Read More

WASHINGTON — There’s increasing scrutiny on the deal that would allow 64 local news stations to be bought by the hedge fund Standard General. Last week the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America and National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA filed... Read More

2022-06-21 17:30:02
by Dan McCue
Colbert Addresses Staff Arrests in Capitol Hill Building

WASHINGTON — “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert used his monologue on Monday night to address the arrests of members... Read More

WASHINGTON — “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert used his monologue on Monday night to address the arrests of members of his field production crew last week after they were found filming in a House office building without permission or... Read More

2022-06-18 16:24:42
by Dan McCue
Stephen Colbert Staffers Busted for Trespassing on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Seven staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested Thursday night for allegedly trespassing in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Seven staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested Thursday night for allegedly trespassing in a congressional office building near the U.S. Capitol. In an email to The Well News, U.S. Capitol Police said that at... Read More

2022-06-17 21:08:30
by TWN Staff
DC Chapter of SPJ Honors Best in Local Journalism

WASHINGTON — The Well News’ Dan McCue and Well News alumni H.J. Mai were among the finalists as the Washington,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Well News’ Dan McCue and Well News alumni H.J. Mai were among the finalists as the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists bestowed its 2022 Dateline Awards for journalism excellence at the National Press... Read More

2022-06-06 16:00:23
by Dan McCue
FTC to Overhaul Guidance on Digital Advertising

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission on Friday began the first major overhaul of its guidance for digital advertisers in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission on Friday began the first major overhaul of its guidance for digital advertisers in nearly a decade. Last updated in March 2013, the guidance entitled “How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising,” established... Read More

Can Musk Deliver on His Vision for Twitter? Questions Remain

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stands to be the next owner of Twitter, having pledged roughly $44 billion to buy the... Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stands to be the next owner of Twitter, having pledged roughly $44 billion to buy the social platform and take it private. Assuming that happens, next up on his agenda will be planning how to fulfill his promises... Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis Pushes to End Disney Self-Government

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday asked the Legislature to repeal a law allowing Walt Disney... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday asked the Legislature to repeal a law allowing Walt Disney World to operate a private government over its properties in the state, the latest volley in a feud between the... Read More

2022-04-14 23:22:02
by Madeline Hughes
Possible Radio Station Company Takeover Sends Stock Soaring

WASHINGTON — The stock price for Cumulus Media, a company with 406 radio stations across the United States, shot up... Read More

WASHINGTON — The stock price for Cumulus Media, a company with 406 radio stations across the United States, shot up about 40% Thursday afternoon to just over $14 a share for a 52-week high. The increased public interest came just... Read More

2022-04-11 16:10:00
by Madeline Hughes
WarnerMedia Merges With Discovery

WASHINGTON — Friday afternoon Discovery finally merged with WarnerMedia, creating a streaming and cable media giant that now has three... Read More

WASHINGTON — Friday afternoon Discovery finally merged with WarnerMedia, creating a streaming and cable media giant that now has three streaming services — Discovery+, HBO Max and the newly launched CNN+. "I am confident that our collective energy and genuine... Read More

2022-04-05 17:11:09
by Madeline Hughes
Elon Musk to Join Twitter's Board of Directors

WASHINGTON — Elon Musk is joining the board of directors for Twitter. The company announced Musk’s new role Tuesday in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Elon Musk is joining the board of directors for Twitter. The company announced Musk’s new role Tuesday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission the day after Musk filed that he owns 9.2% of the company’s... Read More

2022-04-01 18:25:42
by Dan McCue
White House Press Secretary Psaki Refuses to Confirm Reports She's Joining MSNBC

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who brought back the tradition of daily, in-depth briefings with reporters, refused... Read More

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who brought back the tradition of daily, in-depth briefings with reporters, refused to directly confirm reports in advanced talks to leave the Biden administration and join MSNBC, perhaps as early as next... Read More

2022-03-30 17:58:14
by Madeline Hughes
FTC Sues Creators of TurboTax for Allegedly Misleading Consumers

WASHINGTON —The Federal Trade Commission is suing the makers of TurboTax, Intuit Inc., over an allegedly “deceptive” ad campaign offering... Read More

WASHINGTON —The Federal Trade Commission is suing the makers of TurboTax, Intuit Inc., over an allegedly “deceptive” ad campaign offering “free” services and then having charges appear as Americans file their taxes with the online software. “TurboTax is bombarding consumers... Read More

2022-03-28 14:57:29
by Dan McCue
American Genius: The Story of the Journalist Nellie Bly

The crowd at the Jersey City Railroad terminal had been building for hours by the time the train from Pittsburgh... Read More

The crowd at the Jersey City Railroad terminal had been building for hours by the time the train from Pittsburgh pulled into the station at 3:51 p.m. on Jan. 25, 1890. Though no one could ever say for sure, their... Read More

2022-03-04 20:37:18
by Reece Nations
Netflix Requests Federal Judge Block ‘Cuties’ Lawsuit

TYLER, Texas — Lawyers for Netflix asked a U.S. District Court for injunctive relief in a lawsuit brought by Tyler... Read More

TYLER, Texas — Lawyers for Netflix asked a U.S. District Court for injunctive relief in a lawsuit brought by Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin on Thursday. Netflix was indicted by Babin in September 2020 for promoting and streaming the... Read More

2022-02-22 18:29:24
by Tom Ramstack
Broadcasters Accuse FCC of Overreach with Rules on Foreign Disclosures

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is defending itself in court against allegations from U.S. broadcasters that the agency exceeds... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is defending itself in court against allegations from U.S. broadcasters that the agency exceeds its authority with new rules on business transactions with foreign governments. The rules approved by the FCC last spring require... Read More

Republican Lawmakers Bar Journalists from Statehouse Floors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in several states are scaling back access to government business, extending pandemic-era rules... Read More

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in several states are scaling back access to government business, extending pandemic-era rules that restrict when journalists can report from the floors of state legislative chambers and, in effect, making it easier to... Read More

2022-02-18 20:54:35
by Dan McCue
New FCC Rules on Write-In Candidates to Go Into Effect March 14

WASHINGTON — Broadcast stations will have to take a few additional steps in assessing political advertising from purported write-in candidates... Read More

WASHINGTON — Broadcast stations will have to take a few additional steps in assessing political advertising from purported write-in candidates beginning March 14, including conducting a review of the candidates’ social media presence and whether they’ve created campaign websites. The... Read More

2022-02-16 15:23:49
by Dan McCue
Second Shoe Drops for Palin in Libel Case

NEW YORK — The jury deliberating Sarah Palin’s libel suit against The New York Times returned a verdict against her,... Read More

NEW YORK — The jury deliberating Sarah Palin’s libel suit against The New York Times returned a verdict against her, concluding there was insufficient evidence to prove the newspaper acted with “actual malice” when it published a 2017 editorial erroneously... Read More

2022-02-14 15:40:45
by Dan McCue
Trevor Noah Tapped as Entertainer for Correspondents’ Dinner

WASHINGTON — Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will be the featured entertainer at the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will be the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, scheduled for Saturday, April 30. “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner celebrates Americans’ freedoms and the... Read More

2022-02-07 21:32:19
by Dan McCue
Busy Day in Atlanta: Bottoms Opts for CNN, Jones for House Race

ATLANTA — It has turned out to be a particularly busy Monday for Atlanta politics. First came word that former... Read More

ATLANTA — It has turned out to be a particularly busy Monday for Atlanta politics. First came word that former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has decided to join CNN as a political commentator. Bottoms, who was a guest on... Read More

2022-02-02 23:32:45
by Tom Ramstack
Local News Executives Ask Senate Panel for Help to Survive Internet Competition

WASHINGTON — Local news executives made suggestions Wednesday to a Senate panel on how to take their industry off of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Local news executives made suggestions Wednesday to a Senate panel on how to take their industry off of life support in the face of internet competition. Growth of internet news is severely damaging local newspapers, radio and television... Read More

2022-01-31 16:42:49
by Dan McCue
Spotify Responds to COVID Misinformation Controversy, Rogan Offers Apology

NEW YORK —Bowing to pressure from critics who claim it has contributed to the spread of COVID and vaccine misinformation,... Read More

NEW YORK —Bowing to pressure from critics who claim it has contributed to the spread of COVID and vaccine misinformation, Spotify announced Sunday it plans to add warning labels to content that blurs the line between truth and fiction. “You’ve... Read More

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