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2021-10-11 18:45:30
by Dan McCue
Americans’ Trust in Media Continues to Slide

WASHINGTON – Americans’ trust in the news media continues to plummet, dropping four percentage points from last year’s already low... Read More

WASHINGTON – Americans’ trust in the news media continues to plummet, dropping four percentage points from last year’s already low 36%, a new Gallup poll has found. The poll, which was released last week also found the media continues to... Read More

2021-09-22 18:13:08
by Dan McCue
Bill Aimed at Saving Local Journalism Included in Reconciliation Package

WASHINGTON -- A key piece of a bipartisan proposal to sustain local journalism has passed through the House Ways and... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A key piece of a bipartisan proposal to sustain local journalism has passed through the House Ways and Means Committee and is now part of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package currently awaiting a vote in the full... Read More

2021-09-22 13:59:46
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Accuses His Niece and NY Times of Conspiracy for Revealing His Tax Returns

Former President Donald Trump accuses his niece and The New York Times of deceit and conspiracy to obtain his tax... Read More

Former President Donald Trump accuses his niece and The New York Times of deceit and conspiracy to obtain his tax returns in a lawsuit he filed Tuesday. The lawsuit asks for $100 million in compensation after the former president says... Read More

2021-09-16 19:38:34
by Dan McCue
Lone Sentence in Popular Series Could Cost Netflix a Cool $5 Million

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the statues at this weekend’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, could wind up costing the streaming giant a cool $5 million thanks... Read More

2021-09-04 18:07:26
by Dan McCue
Broadcasters Say Media Ownership Rules Are Detrimental to Competition, Diversity

WASHINGTON -- Regulations governing the ownership of broadcast radio and television stations harms broadcasters’ ability to compete in the marketplace,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Regulations governing the ownership of broadcast radio and television stations harms broadcasters’ ability to compete in the marketplace, stymies service to local communities and fails to promote diversity in ownership, the National Association of Broadcasters said in a... Read More

2021-09-01 20:32:21
by Dan McCue
Nielsen Has National Ratings Accreditation Yanked by Media Rating Council

Nielsen, which for decades has been providing television ratings for everything from presidential debates and political conventions to nightly newscasts,... Read More

Nielsen, which for decades has been providing television ratings for everything from presidential debates and political conventions to nightly newscasts, was reeling Wednesday after a key industry organization pulled its support of the company’s services. The Media Rating Council is... Read More

2021-08-17 19:43:47
by Dan McCue
Diversity Groups Push for Revival of Minority Tax Program

Seven diversity organizations have joined the call for Congress to revive a tax certificate program intended to encourage minority and... Read More

Seven diversity organizations have joined the call for Congress to revive a tax certificate program intended to encourage minority and women ownership of broadcast stations. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced the bill to reestablish the... Read More

2021-08-13 15:58:18
by Tom Ramstack
Nunes’s Defamation Suit Against Washington Post to Continue

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit by Rep. Devin Nunes against The Washington Post for defamation is proceeding after a judge this... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit by Rep. Devin Nunes against The Washington Post for defamation is proceeding after a judge this week declined to dismiss it. The Post reported that Nunes accused the Obama administration of spying on Trump Tower in... Read More

2021-07-26 13:10:46
by Reece Nations
Pegasus Spyware Used to Target Activists, Journalists, Report Finds

An investigation by the Paris-based journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories and the human rights group Amnesty International revealed thousands of people... Read More

An investigation by the Paris-based journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories and the human rights group Amnesty International revealed thousands of people were targeted by spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group Technologies. Hundreds of human rights activists, government officials, business executives... Read More

2021-07-08 12:32:22
by Dan McCue
Raskin, Lieu, Yarmouth Step Up to Protect a Free Press

WASHINGTON - Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and John Yarmuth, D-Ky., are stepping up to protect journalists from... Read More

WASHINGTON - Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and John Yarmuth, D-Ky., are stepping up to protect journalists from being compelled to reveal confidential sources and to prevent federal law enforcement from abusing subpoena power. On Wednesday, the three... Read More

2021-07-07 20:05:23
by Dan McCue
Broadcasters Group Asks FCC to Toss Request for New Low-Power FM Class

WASHINGTON - The National Association of Broadcasters is urging federal regulators to reject a request for a new class of... Read More

WASHINGTON - The National Association of Broadcasters is urging federal regulators to reject a request for a new class of low-power FM radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission established low-power FM radio in 2000 to create opportunities for more voices... Read More

2021-06-25 13:54:57
by Tom Ramstack
Cameras in Courts Proposal Wins Early Support in Senate

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved bills Thursday to put video cameras in federal courts in a move that ups... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved bills Thursday to put video cameras in federal courts in a move that ups the chances more of the proceedings will reach household televisions soon. If the proposed legislation wins as expected in a... Read More

2021-06-18 14:56:15
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Big Tech Faces Calls For Revenue Sharing

In the latest call for regulators to limit the power of big tech companies, a group of Canadian news media... Read More

In the latest call for regulators to limit the power of big tech companies, a group of Canadian news media publications has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to force revenue sharing negotiations among tech behemoths Google and Facebook and Canadian... Read More

Journalists Demanding More Action Against Online Harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' recent firing of a young reporter for what she said on Twitter has... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' recent firing of a young reporter for what she said on Twitter has somewhat unexpectedly turned company and industry attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the online abuse that... Read More

2021-06-07 19:40:11
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Drops Subpoena Seeking USA Today Readers

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department late Friday withdrew its subpoena ordering media organization USA Today to turn over records identifying... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department late Friday withdrew its subpoena ordering media organization USA Today to turn over records identifying readers of a story about a Feb. 2 shootout in Florida that killed two FBI agents and injured three others.... Read More

Biden's Pledge on Media Freedom May Be Easier Said Than Done

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Biden Justice Department's first big moves has been to alert reporters at three major... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Biden Justice Department's first big moves has been to alert reporters at three major news organizations that their phone records were seized as part of leak investigations under the Trump administration, with President Joe... Read More

Amazon to Buy MGM, Studio Behind James Bond and 'Shark Tank'

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, "Legally... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, "Legally Blonde" and "Shark Tank," with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch. Amazon is... Read More

2021-05-21 13:29:37
by Victoria Turner
AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery Deal Unlikely to Have Smooth Sailing

Telecom giant AT&T may expect smooth sailing through the federal review of its deal spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery, but... Read More

Telecom giant AT&T may expect smooth sailing through the federal review of its deal spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery, but four antitrust experts disagree that it is such a clear-cut case. And the deal is likely to get scrutinized by... Read More

Blinken Hasn't Seen Any Evidence on AP Gaza Building Strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday he hasn't yet seen any evidence supporting Israel's claim that... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday he hasn't yet seen any evidence supporting Israel's claim that Hamas operated in a Gaza building housing The Associated Press and other media outlets that was destroyed by an Israeli... Read More

2021-05-12 21:59:31
by Dan McCue
Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Four)

(This is the fourth and final part of a four-part series. The first three parts can be read here, here... Read More

(This is the fourth and final part of a four-part series. The first three parts can be read here, here and here.) The First Amendment Prevails The Supreme Court’s decision in the Pentagon Papers case, officially, New York Times Co.... Read More

2021-05-11 21:04:47
by Dan McCue
Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Three)

(This is the third part of a four-part series. The first and second installments can be read here and here.)... Read More

(This is the third part of a four-part series. The first and second installments can be read here and here.) White House Makes Its Move  Ultimately, the decision to seek prior restraint -- an injunction prohibiting The Times from publishing... Read More

2021-05-11 10:46:55
by Dan McCue
Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Two)

(This is the second part of a four-part series. The first installment can be read here.) To Publish or Not... Read More

(This is the second part of a four-part series. The first installment can be read here.) To Publish or Not to Publish Upon his return to Washington, Sheehan and an editor booked a room at the Jefferson Hotel, where they... Read More

2021-05-10 10:46:03
by Dan McCue
Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part One)

The battle was joined on a Monday night. It was shortly after 7 p.m. on June 14, 1971, when a... Read More

The battle was joined on a Monday night. It was shortly after 7 p.m. on June 14, 1971, when a seething President Richard Nixon telephoned his attorney general, John Mitchell, and told him it was time to make the administration’s... Read More

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters' Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday. The disclosure sets up... Read More

What to Watch During Biden's 1st Big Speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress, a prime-time speech on Wednesday night on the eve of his 100th day in office. Biden will use the... Read More

2021-04-14 20:13:05
by Dan McCue
COVID KO's Correspondents' Dinner

WASHINGTON - Citing ongoing concerns over the lingering coronavirus pandemic, the White House Correspondents' Association has decided to cancel its... Read More

WASHINGTON - Citing ongoing concerns over the lingering coronavirus pandemic, the White House Correspondents' Association has decided to cancel its annual dinner this year. "We have worked through any number of scenarios over the last several months, but to put... Read More

Study Finds People Want More Than Watchdogs for Journalists

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released... Read More

After Blank Front Page, Newspaper Learns It's Appreciated

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories are back on the cover of Kansas City's Northeast News this week after the newspaper... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories are back on the cover of Kansas City's Northeast News this week after the newspaper intentionally printed a blank front page of its previous edition to show community members what they'd miss if the newspaper... Read More

2021-03-26 13:46:29
by Dan McCue
Fox News Slapped With $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 2020 Election Claims

Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news company sought... Read More

Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news company sought to boost faltering ratings by falsely claiming the voting machine company had rigged the 2020 election.  The company, which is... Read More

Amid Growing Challenges, Biden to Hold 1st News Conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held off on holding his first news conference so he could use it to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held off on holding his first news conference so he could use it to celebrate passage of a defining legislative achievement, his giant COVID-19 relief package. But he's sure to be pressed at Thursday's... Read More

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