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Fox News Settles Lawsuit After Conspiracy Theory Report
Media
Fox News Settles Lawsuit After Conspiracy Theory Report
2020-11-30 14:27:59
by Tom Ramstack

NEW YORK -- Fox News is paying a reported seven-figure sum in a settlement reached this week with the parents of a Democratic National Committee staff member who was murdered in Washington, D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood in 2016. A subsequent Fox... Read More

New Book Offers Unique Look at Our Presidents and the Wines They Drank
White House
New Book Offers Unique Look at Our Presidents and the Wines They Drank
2020-11-30 14:14:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - There has probably never been a comprehensive tome on the American presidency quite like this one. Entitled "Wine and the White House: A History" and coming in at 456 pages, this new, elegant offering from the White House... Read More

Election Disinformation Fears Came True for State Officials
State News
Election Disinformation Fears Came True for State Officials

The disinformation scenario that local election officials feared months ago has come true: President Donald Trump's false claims of voter fraud have been picked up by many state and local Republican officials across the country, and polls now show that more than... Read More

Sinclair Broadcast Loses $3.2 Billion in Third Quarter Amid Pandemic's Impact on Sports Networks
Media
Sinclair Broadcast Loses $3.2 Billion in Third Quarter Amid Pandemic's Impact on Sports Networks

Sinclair Broadcast Group reported a massive loss for the quarter ended Sept. 30 due to charges related to its local sports segment during the coronavirus. The Hunt Valley-based broadcaster lost $3.2 billion for the July-to-September period as the company wrote off about $4.2 billion... Read More

A Viewer's Guide to Election Night: Patience is Key
Media
A Viewer's Guide to Election Night: Patience is Key

While we're all beyond ready to see this election — and this year — come to an end, don't be so sure we'll get that closure on Nov. 3. Millions of Americans may have already voted, but there's an unprecedented amount... Read More

Lesley Stahl Gets Security Protection After Death Threat Over Trump '60 Minutes' Interview
Media
Lesley Stahl Gets Security Protection After Death Threat Over Trump '60 Minutes' Interview

CBS has reportedly hired full-time security for "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl after a family member received a death threat over her interview with President Trump. An unidentified suspect called Stahl's home Thursday, just hours before the president released his own copy of the... Read More

National Press Club Takes Possession of 'Holy Grail of Broadcast Journalism'
Media
National Press Club Takes Possession of 'Holy Grail of Broadcast Journalism'
2020-10-22 18:03:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The BCC microphone used by CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow during his historic broadcast from war-torn London during World War II is taking up temporary residence at the National Press Club this fall. Casey Murrow, the legendary journalist's... Read More

WHCA 'Strongly Encourages' Journalists to Avoid Working on White House Grounds
Media
WHCA 'Strongly Encourages' Journalists to Avoid Working on White House Grounds
2020-10-08 14:20:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents’ Association on Wednesday "strongly" encouraged journalists to "avoid working from the White House grounds entirely" if at all possible. The notice, circulated among the association's members and posted on its website, came after BuzzFeed... Read More

Justices Agree to Decide Challenge to FCC's Bid to Loosen Media Ownership Rules
Media
Justices Agree to Decide Challenge to FCC's Bid to Loosen Media Ownership Rules
2020-10-02 19:17:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear oral arguments in a challenge to the FCC's efforts to loosen rules that limit media ownership. The underlying case was brought by Philadelphia-based Prometheus Radio Project, a coalition of low-power... Read More

President Trump Paid $750 in Income Taxes in 2016 and 2017, NYT Says
Taxes
President Trump Paid $750 in Income Taxes in 2016 and 2017, NYT Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, reported losing millions of dollars from his golf courses and has hundreds of millions in debt that will come due in the next few... Read More

ROKK Solutions Launches New Practice Area: Social Impact Communications
In The News
ROKK Solutions Launches New Practice Area: Social Impact Communications
2020-09-22 19:08:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Lindsay Singleton, longtime managing director at ROKK Solutions, will now also serve as lead of its new practice area: social impact communications. The practice, launched Tuesday by the bipartisan political communications firm, will assist organizations in amplifying their... Read More

The Atlantic Festival Features Women in Washington
Media
The Atlantic Festival Features Women in Washington
2020-09-22 14:10:57
by Sara Wilkerson

As part of the kickoff of its four-day festival, the Atlantic Festival featured a panel of women leaders in areas of media, economics, government and more discussing the pandemic’s impact on their professions and America’s future.  Moderated by staff writers... Read More

Trump Ditches ‘Law and Order’ for the Economy in New TV Ad Blitz
Political News
Trump Ditches ‘Law and Order’ for the Economy in New TV Ad Blitz

WASHINGTON — Just weeks after a Republican National Convention dominated by calls for “law and order,” President Donald Trump’s campaign has returned to an almost exclusively economic message in its advertising. It’s the latest strategic pivot by the Trump campaign,... Read More

Pandemic Forces Journalists to Rethink Campaign Coverage
Media
Pandemic Forces Journalists to Rethink Campaign Coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus shutdown began, ABC News' Martha Raddatz figured her plan for a cross-country road trip to meet voters would be shelved, too. Instead, this week Raddatz nears the end of a 6,000-mile journey, where... Read More

Furor Erupts Over Trump’s Claim He Knowingly Downplayed the Coronavirus
Political News
Furor Erupts Over Trump’s Claim He Knowingly Downplayed the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said in a taped interview that he deliberately downplayed the danger of the coronavirus in public early this year even though he knew it posed a deadly threat to Americans, a revelation that sent shock... Read More

Republican Convention Draws 15.9 Million TV Viewers, Down 28% From 2016
2020 Elections
Republican Convention Draws 15.9 Million TV Viewers, Down 28% From 2016

The first night of the Republican National Convention averaged 15.9 million viewers on Monday, a sharp drop of 28% from 2016. The audience figure from Nielsen was also below the opening night of last week’s Democratic National Convention which averaged... Read More

TV Audience for Night 3 of the Democratic Convention Rises to 21.4 Million Viewers
Television
TV Audience for Night 3 of the Democratic Convention Rises to 21.4 Million Viewers

The third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention delivered the largest TV audience for the event so far with an average of 21.4 million viewers across the major cable news channels and broadcast networks. The 10 p.m. Eastern hour... Read More

Why an Anti-Trust Safe Harbor Is the Answer the News Business Needs
Opinions
Why an Anti-Trust Safe Harbor Is the Answer the News Business Needs

News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large part, because of the unbalanced relationship between news publishers and tech platforms. But that relationship could be... Read More

Democratic Convention Draws 18.7 Million TV Viewers, Down 28% From 2016
Television
Democratic Convention Draws 18.7 Million TV Viewers, Down 28% From 2016

MSNBC had the largest prime-time audience on the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, but overall viewing of the party’s virtual gathering on Monday was down significantly from four years ago. Nielsen data showed an average of around... Read More

TV Coverage of Bush v. Gore Is a Scary Reminder of What Can Go Wrong on Election Night
Elections
TV Coverage of Bush v. Gore Is a Scary Reminder of What Can Go Wrong on Election Night

It was well past 3 a.m. ET on Nov. 8, 2000, when NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw looked into a camera on his network’s election night set and delivered what is likely the most humbling remark to come from a... Read More

Newspapers Suffer Deep Losses as Pandemic Deals Another Blow
Media
Newspapers Suffer Deep Losses as Pandemic Deals Another Blow
2020-08-18 13:22:33
by Tom Ramstack

The New York Daily News put itself on the cutting edge of journalism again last week as it faces down a threat from coronavirus. The newspaper, which has boasted one of the nation’s largest number of readers, closed its newsroom.... Read More

Trump Admits to Blocking Postal Service Funding to Undercut Voting by Mail
2020 Elections
Trump Admits to Blocking Postal Service Funding to Undercut Voting by Mail

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would block a funding boost for the U.S. Postal Service to handle an expected flood of mail-in ballots in coming weeks, admitting it’s part of a White House effort to limit... Read More

Legendary Journalist and Writer Pete Hamill Dead at 85
Media
Legendary Journalist and Writer Pete Hamill Dead at 85

NEW YORK — Pete Hamill, the Brooklyn-born bard of the five boroughs and eloquent voice of his beloved hometown as both newspaper columnist and best-selling author, died Wednesday morning. He was 85. Hamill fell on Saturday, fracturing his right hip,... Read More

'Sobering' Report Shows Hardening Attitudes Against Media
Opinion Polls
'Sobering' Report Shows Hardening Attitudes Against Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The distrust many Americans feel toward the news media, caught up like much of the nation's problems in the partisan divide, only seems to be getting worse. That was the conclusion of a “sobering” study of... Read More

Chatham Announces Plan to Buy Newspaper Publisher McClatchy
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Chatham Announces Plan to Buy Newspaper Publisher McClatchy

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday. The agreement... Read More

Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
Entertainment
Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
2020-07-10 19:25:48
by Sara Wilkerson

As governments and businesses across the U.S. continue to struggle with the question of when and how to resume outdoor sports and entertainment events, the United Kingdom is moving ahead with plans to restart this segment of its economy. If... Read More

Florida’s Coronavirus Outbreak Complicates GOP Convention, Trump’s Reelection Bid
2020 Elections
Florida’s Coronavirus Outbreak Complicates GOP Convention, Trump’s Reelection Bid

MIAMI — When Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, returns to Florida Thursday, he’ll find a much different situation than when he last visited in late May. Florida at the time was reopening... Read More

Bolton Book Says Trump Sought Xi’s 2020 Help, Roiling Race Anew
Political News
Bolton Book Says Trump Sought Xi’s 2020 Help, Roiling Race Anew

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a new book that President Donald Trump asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help him win reelection by buying more U.S. farm products, according to an excerpt published by The... Read More

Trump Administration Seeks Restraining Order to Block Bolton Book
In The News
Trump Administration Seeks Restraining Order to Block Bolton Book

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to criminally charge John Bolton with disclosing classified information in his upcoming White House memoir, and the Justice Department late Wednesday ramped up its legal campaign by seeking a temporary restraining order to... Read More

Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
Opinion Polls
Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
2020-06-11 15:20:32
by Sara Wilkerson

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in February, Americans have struggled to find information they believe they can trust on the rate of infection, the death rate and what they should be doing to protect themselves, a new Gallup/Knight... Read More

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