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Google, Facebook to Blame For Newspapers’ Demise

Wed, Jan. 13, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Google FacebookBig Tech giants Google and Facebook are the forces primarily responsible for the U.S. newspaper industry’s economic collapse, according to a report by the American Economic Liberties Project.

Facebook Creates Civil Rights Unit

Tue, Jan. 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Roy AustinFacebook has hired Roy Austin, partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis law firm, as VP-civil rights, a new position at the social media company.


Pro-Trump Media Continue to Peddle Lies After Capitol Attack

Mon, Jan. 11, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

mobRight-wing media outlets began circulating wild conspiracy theories after a mob of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol Building on Wednesday. In some cases, they’ve continued to publish these false claims even after they’ve been debunked by major media networks and federal law enforcement agencies.


Media Maneuvers: Quibi Rises from the Dead

Fri, Jan. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

QuibiQuibi, the short-form entertainment platform that was recently shuttered by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, will soon be available to stream for free on the ad-supported Roku Channel... Meredith unloads Travel + Leisure to Wyndham Destinations, a company that manages 230 timeshare resorts, for $100 million... Tampa Bay Times to close and sell its printing plant.

Media Manueuvers: New York Post Picks Poole for E-I-C

Wed, Jan. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Keith PooleThe New York Post Group names Keith Poole editor-in-chief. Poole is currently deputy editor-in-chief of the News Corp.-owned U.K. tabloid The Sun... The BBC is set to name Richard Sharp as its new chairman. He replaces David Clementi... McClatchy promotes Colleen McCain Nelson to executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and regional editor for California.

Congress Calls for U.S. Push Vs 'Fake News'

Fri, Dec. 11, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Digital CitizenshipCongressional Democrats want president Biden to launch a coordinated national effort to build America’s resilience to online misinformation and disinformation.

RSF Launches Global Awareness Push

Fri, Dec. 11, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

RSFReporters Without Borders has launched a global video campaign to highlight journalism’s role in exposing state violence, human rights abuses, public health emergencies and discrimination against women and immigrants.

Media Maneuvers: MSNBC Names Rashida Jones President

Tue, Dec. 8, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Rashida JonesMSNBC names Rashida Jones president, effective Feb. 1... The Miami Herald appoints Monica Richardson as executive editor, making her the first Black executive editor in the paper’s 117-year history... The Hartford Courant is the latest Tribune Publishing newspaper to abandon its newsroom.

Conservative Media Landscape Reveals Post-Election Schism

Wed, Nov. 25, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

cableTrump supporters are ditching Fox News, creating an opportunity for once-obscure right-wing cable outlets to capitalize on a growing demand among viewers who appear to care less about being informed than having their fringe political views confirmed.

Media Maneuvers: ESPN Axes 300 People

Thu, Nov. 5, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ESPNESPN axes 300 people and eliminates 200 open jobs as the Disney unit struggles to score in rapidly changing sports arena... Sinclair Broadcast Group takes $3.2B hit for write-off portion of $10.6B Fox Regional Sports Networks deal... Gannett reports digitial subs top 1M mark in Q3 and net loss tops $31M.

Fake News Will Wage On Despite Who Wins Election

Mon, Nov. 2, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Fake NewsWhile most journalists agree that the “fake news” era has dealt a major blow to the news industry, few believe the outcome of the November presidential election will affect the problem in any meaningful way.

Media Maneuvers: WarnerMedia Cuts Thousands of Workers

Fri, Oct. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Warner MediaWarnerMedia slates thousands of job cuts to chop overhead by 20 percent... Canadian Broadcasting Corp. slices 130 jobs in "resizing"... New York Times editor Dean Baquet may head west.

Ogilvy's Bellan-White Moves to Vice

Tue, Oct. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Nadja Bellan-WhiteOgilvy's Nadja Bellan-White has joined Vice Media Group as global chief marketing officer. She starts at the end of October.

Condé Nast Taps Olden for D&I Post

Mon, Oct. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Yashica OldenYashica Olden, WPP’s executive director of diversity & inclusion for the past five months, is joining Condé Nast on Oct. 26.