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Media Maneuvers: Fox Fires Ed Henry Over Sex Charges

Wed, Jul. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ed HenryFox News' Ed Henry is the network's latest employee to be booted in the wake of sexual harassment charges... The New York Times pulls plug on its partnership with Apple News... The Overseas Press Club of America launches fund to assist freelance journalists facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 crisis.

One in Four U.S. Papers Have Shuttered Since 2004

Fri, Jun. 26, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

newspaperThe United States has lost about one-quarter of the local newspapers it had 15 years ago—or more than 2,100 papers—according to a June report by the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (1 reader comment)

Suh Returns to NYT

Mon, Jun. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mary SuhMary Suh is rejoining the New York Times in the fall as acting op-ed editor in the aftermath of the resignation earlier this month of editorial page editor James Bennet following an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton, which advocated for the use of the military to control the Black Lives Matter protests.

NPC Furloughs 44% of Staff

Fri, Jun. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

National Press ClubThe National Press Club is furloughing up to 50 of its 113-member staff and cutting the salaries of remaining employees by 15 percent to deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (1 reader comment)

Protests Edge Out COVID-19 Coverage

Fri, Jun. 12, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

COVIDBLMThe nationwide protests in response to the killing of George Floyd have generated a level of media attention on par with coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pew research.

Media Maneuvers: McClatchy Closes 7 Newsrooms

Fri, Jun. 12, 2020

By Steve Barnes

McClatchyMcClatchy closes seven newsrooms, including DC, Miami and Charlotte, as reporters told to work at home until 2021 when it plans to rent smaller office spaces... Condé Nast Entertainment fires Matt Duckor, the head of programming for its style and lifestyle division, following charges of racial bias... Hearst Magazines names Samira Nasr editor-in-chief of the U.S. edition of Harper's BAZAAR. Nasr is the first black editor-in-chief in the history of the 153-year-old publication.

Embattled NYT Editorial Page Editor Quits

Mon, Jun. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

James BennetJames Bennet, editorial page director of the New York Times for the last four years, resigned June 7 following the newsroom revolt over the publication of Sen. Tom Cotton's "Send in the Military" op-ed. (1 reader comment)

Trump's Media Bashing Triggers Violence Against Journos

Mon, Jun. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

RWBReporters Without Borders counts 68 attacks on reporters by the police and demonstrators since the Minneapolis demonstration in the wake of the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd by police officers. (2 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers: ViacomCBS Wields Ax

Thu, May 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ViacomViacomCBS slated to cut from 300 to 400 staffers due to COVID-19, merger fallouts... Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp CEO, succeeding Carolyn Reidy, who died earlier this month... Local TV stations air "news segment" produced by Amazon's PR team, which showcases its efforts to keeps workers safe and healthy.

Media Maneuvers: Tribune Publishing Delays Financials

Wed, May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

TribuneTribune Publishing delays release of first-quarter financials as it struggles to access impact of COVID-19 pandemic... Facebook launches a foray into online shopping... The American Society of Journalists and Authors unveils COVID-19 coverage awards.

More Americans Trust Media’s COVID-19 Reporting

Fri, May 15, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

COVIDAs COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country, the percentage of Americans who believe the news media exaggerates the risks associated with the pandemic is declining, according to a Pew Research Center study. (2 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers: Senate Proposes Help for Local TV

Thu, May 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Maria CantwellA bill introduced in the US Senate by Maria Cantwell (D-WA) would allow individual television stations affiliated with a larger network to qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program... Condé Nast pink-slips about 100 employees, furloughs 100 more... Tribune Publishing and the Chicago Tribune Guild reach tentative agreement about more furloughs.

Media Maneuvers: RT America Gears Up for US Elections

Fri, May 8, 2020

By Steve Barnes

RTRT America, formerly known as Russia Today, is gearing up for the 2020 US presidential elections... Traditional pay TV is taking a big hit from the coronavirus crisis... TIME for Kids, a weekly magazine for elementary school students, has launched a Spanish language digital edition. (1 reader comment)

Trust in Media Up, Trust in Trump Down

Fri, May 8, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

TrumpA recent survey discovered that Americans have three times more trust in presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden than they currently exhibit toward President Trump. (5 reader comments)

NYT Posts 1% Q1 Growth

Wed, May 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ThompsonThe New York Times Co. today reported Q1 revenues inched ahead 1.0 percent to $443.6M while operating profit tumbled 21 percent to $27.3M due to a 15.2 percent decline in advertising sales to $106.1M. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers: Lack Leaves NBC News

Tue, May 5, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Andrew LackNBC News chairman Andrew Lack is leaving the company at the end of May... Dow Jones has named Almar Latour chief executive of the company, as well as publisher of the Wall Street Journal, effective May 15... Fox News cans Diamond and Silk.

Americans Have COVID-19 News Fatigue

Thu, Apr. 30, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

COVIDMany Americans are beginning to suffer from coronavirus-related news fatigue, according to recent analysis of data by the Pew Research Center. (2 reader comments)

Pulley Rebounds from Weber to Bloomberg

Tue, Apr. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Brett PulleyBrett Pulley, who was let go by Weber Shandwick in February as part of a cost-cutting move, has returned to Bloomberg as bureau chief in Atlanta.

Media Maneuvers: NBCUniversal Unloads Peloton Stake

Fri, Apr. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PelotonNBCUniversal unloads Peloton investment... Tribune Publishing institutes mandatory three-week furloughs for non-union employees earning between $40,000 and $67,000 a year... Executive Media Global publisher offers bundling deal for magazines.

Journos Overworked, Strapped for Resources

Wed, Apr. 22, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

coverJournalists have seen their resources dwindle in the last year while their workload has simultaneously increased, according to a global press survey released by Cision. (1 reader comment)

Australia to Force FB, Google to Pay Up

Mon, Apr. 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

John FrydenbergAustralia’s government says it will start forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news content. A draft of the mandatory code is expected by the end of July.