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3 Major Outlets Backtrack on a Rudy Giuliani Story

'Competitive pressures' fueled the mistake, writes media reporter Paul Farhi

(Newser) - Three major news organizations misfired on a Rudy Giuliani story last week, and media writer Paul Farhi of the Washington Post digs into what went wrong. Two big factors: "Competitive pressures" and anonymous sources. Farhi's own newspaper was the first to report the would-be scoop: The Post said...

Press Freedom Takes 'Dramatic' Hit in Pandemic

Reporters Without Borders says there's been a 'dramatic deterioration' worldwide

(Newser) - There's been a "dramatic deterioration" of press freedom since the pandemic started to tear across the world, Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report published Tuesday. The group's new World Press Freedom Index, which evaluated the press situations in 180 countries, painted a stark picture and...

Kayleigh McEnany's Fox News Role Is Revealed

Former White House press secretary to co-host 'Outnumbered'

(Newser) - Kayleigh McEnany will host a daytime talk show as part of her new gig with Fox News . The former White House press secretary will join co-hosts Harris Faulkner and Emily Compagno on Outnumbered , which features a rotating panel of guests, starting April 6, Variety reports. Deadline notes it's the...

Piers Morgan Thought About It, Still Doesn't Believe Meghan

Duchess filed complaint with ITV over his comments

(Newser) - One of the 41,000 people who complained to ITV about Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle was apparently the duchess herself. "The Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to ITV on Monday" and "it's thought to have been sent to the broadcaster's CEO,...

See Piers Morgan's TV Blowup Over Meghan Markle
Piers Morgan Quits Show
After Walking Off Set
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Piers Morgan Quits Show After Walking Off Set

He's done with 'Good Morning Britain' amid bickering over Meghan Markle interview

(Newser) - Piers Morgan stormed off the set of ITV's Good Morning Britain on Tuesday after taking flak for his continued criticism of Meghan Markle. And it appears the split is permanent: The network announced later in the day that Morgan has decided to leave the show, and ITV "has...

Our Culture Wants to 'Destroy' Celebs Like Me, Britney

Child actor Mara Wilson describes sexualization by the media

(Newser) - On her 13th birthday, Mara Wilson "made one of the biggest mistakes of my life." She opened up to a reporter, who would go on to describe a "complaining" child star who sounded "like a spoiled brat," Wilson writes in an op-ed at the New ...

Newsmax Nabs First Ratings Victory Over Fox
Competing Network Delivers
'Serious Shock' to Fox
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Competing Network Delivers 'Serious Shock' to Fox

In small victory, Newsmax won in the ratings over Fox, thanks to 'Greg Kelly Reports'

(Newser) - President Trump has spent weeks directing followers to Newsmax TV, apparently with results. On Monday, the network recorded its first ratings win over Fox News. Greg Kelly Reports at 7pm ET averaged 229,000 viewers in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic, while an average of 203,000 viewers in...

Fox Host Returns to Studio, Then Tests Positive
Veteran Fox Host
Tests Positive

Veteran Fox Host Tests Positive

'I'm not great but I'm not dying or anything,' says Juan Williams

(Newser) - It's a good thing Fox News host Juan Williams appeared to be keeping his distance from his fellow The Five co-hosts during a live in-studio broadcast on Wednesday. The New York Times reports that the liberal host tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon. He did not appear on...

Trump Will Be Nominated Without Media Present
RNC Bans Media
From Convention

RNC Bans Media From Convention

Due to the pandemic

(Newser) - When Donald Trump accepts the Republican party's presidential nomination later this month, well, you won't hear it from the Fourth Estate. The Republican National Convention has banned the press from its proceedings later this month due to the pandemic, with a rep telling the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that "...

Fox Anchor Out Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Chief national correspondent Ed Henry fired after investigation into years-old incident

(Newser) - Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry is out of a job following an investigation into sexual misconduct claims. The America's Newsroom co-anchor was suspended Thursday after the network "received a complaint ... from a former employee's attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago,"...

LeBron James Brings In $100M for 'Unapologetic' Media Empire

SpringHill Entertainment company will offer people of color more creative control

(Newser) - A production company, media firm, and marketing company have all merged to form LeBron James' latest venture with an "unapologetic agenda," and he and his business partner have now pulled in $100 million in investments for it. The BBC reports that the SpringHill Company, headed up by the...

Reporter's Tweet Gets Her Banned From Covering Protests

Alexis Johnson is now suing the 'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday, the AP reports. Alexis Johnson, who is black, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania alleging the Post-Gazette was engaging in racial discrimination and illegal retaliation....

Trump Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From CNN

Campaign accused of distorting network footage in nationwide ad

(Newser) - CNN's parent company has sent a cease-and-desist letter to President Trump's reelection campaign, ordering the removal of a new ad using CNN footage in a manner that is "false, misleading, and deceptive." The minute-long ad released Sunday includes a segment from a conversation on a March...

Fired IT Staff Deliver Parting Diss at Billboard
Fired IT Staff
Deliver Parting
Diss at Billboard
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Fired IT Staff Deliver Parting Diss at Billboard

Animal House-themed post announcing layoffs was quickly deleted

(Newser) - Revenge is apparently best served by Kent "Flounder" Dorfman. A photo of the Animal House character described as having a 0.2 grade point average topped a late Tuesday article published by Billboard with the headline "Billboard / Hollywood Reporter lays off entire IT staff due to Covid19....

'Pretty Dire' Situation for NPR in COVID-19 Climate

Nonprofit says it will make major cuts while facing budget deficit

(Newser) - On Thursday night, New York Times media columnist Ben Smith reported on a "pretty dire email" from National Public Radio CEO John Lansing, and the news was dire indeed: The nonprofit media group is being forced to initiate big cost-cutting measures in the wake of a budget deficit that...

China Makes Big Move Against Some American Journalists

Revokes media credentials of those working for WSJ, NYT, WaPo

(Newser) - China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major US news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to new US restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. The foreign ministry said early Wednesday that American citizens working for the New York ...

After Her Math Error, the Racist Twitter Mob Came
First Came the Math Error,
Then the Racist Trolls
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First Came the Math Error, Then the Racist Trolls

Mara Gay of the 'New York Times' tells them she's not going anywhere

(Newser) - Mara Gay, a black member of the New York Times editorial board, had the misfortune to make a mistake about math with Brian Williams while appearing on his MSNBC show last Thursday. They were talking about Michael Bloomberg's outlay of $500 million for campaign ads, and Gay said, "...

This Gayle King Battle Is Now Full-Blown War

With Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice piling on, it's getting ugly

(Newser) - The ruckus over a Gayle King interview clip has morphed into a vicious social-media battle including harsh words from Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice, NBC News reports. The spark was a clip of King interviewing WNBA legend Lisa Leslie, and asking her about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant....

NPR Blocked From Pompeo Trip as Squabble Continues
NPR-Pompeo
Brouhaha
Rolls On

NPR-Pompeo Brouhaha Rolls On

Journalist Michele Kelemen removed from upcoming Pompeo trip in retaliation

(Newser) - An NPR reporter has been blocked from Mike Pompeo's upcoming trip abroad following the secretary of state's testy exchange with another NPR journalist. The State Department Correspondents' Association confirmed NPR correspondent Michele Kelemen would not travel with Pompeo to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, saying the...

Pompeo: NPR Host 'Lied to Me'
Pompeo: NPR Host 'Lied to Me'

Pompeo: NPR Host 'Lied to Me'

The Secretary of State reacts to story about his expletive-filled rant

(Newser) - Mike Pompeo lashed out at an NPR host and "the media" Saturday after making a testy appearance on All Things Considered, USA Today reports. The Secretary of State accused the host, Mary Louise Kelly, of lying to him, though he didn't deny unloading on her afterward in an...

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