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

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

In The States
Media Outlets Sue Virginia’s Governor for Records of His Education Tip Line
2022-04-14 18:00:59
by Tom Ramstack

RICHMOND, Va. — A group of media outlets sued Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday over his refusal to turn over information about his administration's email tip line for reporting "divisive" information taught in schools. The media organizations filed Freedom... Read More

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

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

Partisan Media Consumption Tied to Election Legitimacy Perception
2021-12-06 21:47:09
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder found viewers’ consumption of Fox News was connected to lowered perceptions of election legitimacy while consumption of other outlets led to higher perceptions of election legitimacy. The study, published... Read More

Bannon Accused of Trying to Orchestrate Trial by Media
2021-11-29 19:43:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors on Sunday accused former Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon of trying to defend against the criminal charges he faces through the media instead of federal court. They said in a court filing that Bannon wants to share... 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 news organizations that their phone records were seized as part of leak investigations under the Trump administration, with President Joe... Read More

Foreign Affairs
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 Hamas operated in a Gaza building housing The Associated Press and other media outlets that was destroyed by an Israeli... Read More

Opinion Polls
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 and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released... Read More

Media Accused of Disinformation As Congress Ponders Restrictions
2021-02-25 15:03:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The news media fell under attack Wednesday in Congress for exacerbating the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and irresponsibly downplaying threats of global warming. The criticisms were hurled during a House Energy... Read More

Search is on For New Leaders in Journalism's Upper Echelons

NEW YORK (AP) — The “help wanted” list for top management jobs in journalism is suddenly getting very long. Searches for new leaders at brand names like The Washington Post, ABC News and the Los Angeles Times are coming at... Read More

DC's Top Federal Prosecutor Condemns Violence Against Journalists at Capitol Riot
2021-01-12 19:24:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The top federal prosecutor in Washington said Tuesday investigators are aware of multiple reports of reporters being assaulted and otherwise abused during last Wednesday's siege at the U.S. Capitol and vowed to bring the guilty parties to justice.... Read More

Report: Gov't Spyware Targets Phones of Al-Jazeera Reporters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of journalists at Al-Jazeera, the Qatari state-owned media company, have been targeted by advanced spyware in an attack likely linked to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a cybersecurity... Read More

Time Magazine Names Biden, Harris 2020 Person of the Year
2020-12-11 16:49:03
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK - Time magazine has named Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 2020's Person of the Year. The two made history on November 7 when they beat Donald Trump after an election marked by a surging public health crisis and... Read More

Presidents’ Feuds With Press, From America’s Earliest Days
2020-12-02 19:30:23
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — While it may seem that the White House’s relationship with the media is in an appalling state, Historian Harold Holzer claims that the president vs. press feud is actually nothing new. In fact, President Trump’s antagonism barely measures... Read More

Senate Watch
GA Senate: Jon Ossoff (D)
2020-10-28 15:31:28
by TWN Staff

About Ossoff: Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, media executive, investigative journalist, and small business owner. Ossoff and his wife Alisha, an OB/GYN physician, both grew up in Atlanta. Since 2013, Ossoff has served as the CEO of Insight TWI,... Read More

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

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

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

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

Chris Matthews Announces Retirement from MSNBC After Controversial Comments

NEW YORK — Chris Matthews, the longtime host of MSNBC’s political show “Hardball,” announced he is retiring from the broadcast effective Monday after coming under fire over controversial remarks he made to a guest. Matthews told viewers of his resignation... Read More

In Tit for Tat, Trump Limits Number of Chinese Journalists in US

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday ordered several Chinese media organizations to dismiss 60 U.S.-based Chinese nationals in retaliation for a “long-standing trend” of actions by Beijing against journalists, including the expulsion last month of three Wall Street Journal... Read More

China, US Media Dispute Heats Up As Beijing Expels Three Reporters
2020-02-19 19:24:21
by Dan McCue

China expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters Wednesday saying it was revoking their credentials due to a headline that appeared above an opinion column two weeks ago. The expulsions came less than 24 hours after the Trump administration designated five... Read More

Pentagon Proposal to Defund Stars and Stripes Sparks Uproar
2020-02-18 13:25:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Pentagon proposal to cut funding for Stars and Stripes is causing an uproar among media organizations and reporters covering the Defense Department who contend the independent newspaper remains a vital source of information for military personnel stationed... Read More

Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press
2020-01-17 18:40:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It has been a tough, some would say strange, few weeks for the press in Washington, D.C. Symbolically, it began with the shuttering of the Newseum, a museum dedicated to journalism and freedom of speech, which closed December... Read More

In The News
‘No Cameras, No C-Span, No Coverage.’ Rules Will Limit Access During Trump’s Trial

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Tuesday that there will be restrictions to public and press access during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, including periods when the Senate chamber is cleared of reporters. The bulk of the trial will... Read More

Decline of Local Journalism is Likely Increasing Voter Polarization

WASHINGTON — In May 2017, former Republican Rep. Leonard Lance crossed party lines and voted against the GOP health care repeal, a proposal deeply unpopular with voters in New Jersey’s 7th District, which he had represented in Washington for nearly... Read More

Reporter’s White House Press Pass Reinstated by Judge After Altercation
2019-09-06 14:27:59
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A federal judge reinstated the White House press pass of Playboy magazine reporter Brian Karem Tuesday after it was taken away by the Trump administration’s press secretary. Karem lost his press pass in July after a loud altercation... Read More

Newsroom Employment Continues to Decline, Led by Newspapers, Study Finds
2019-07-17 20:22:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Newsroom employment continues to decline across the United States, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers, a new study says. For a report released Wednesday, the Pew Research Center analyzed 10 years of occupational employment data compiled by... Read More

Supreme Court
FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information
2019-06-24 21:08:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the media and general public are not entitled to every bit of information a government body collects about private businesses. The underlying case came to the high court from South Dakota... Read More

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