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CNN Has Landed on Its CEO
CNN Has Landed on Its CEO

CNN Has Landed on Its CEO

Former 'New York Times' CEO Mark Thompson will join network in October

(Newser) - CNN has landed on its turnaround solution: Mark Thompson has been selected as the new CEO of the network, which he'll officially join on Oct. 9. It's a position he held from 2012 to 2020 at the New York Times, having made major strides in building its robust...

Laid-Off National Geographic Writers Say No More Are Left

Departing staffers say they are the last ones

(Newser) - National Geographic, one of the most read magazines in the country, no longer has a single staff writer on its payroll, according to staffers who were given the sendoff Wednesday. The magazine said farewell to 19 staffers—including writers Michael Greshko, Doug Main, Nina Strochlic, Craig Welch, and Debra Adams...

Liz Truss Didn't Find Lettuce Joke Amusing

UK news media covers people over policy, former prime minister says

(Newser) - Liz Truss said Monday that she didn't find the running gag about a head of lettuce lasting longer than her 44-day reign as UK prime minister funny, and she seemed to not appreciate being asked about it, either. The Daily Star, a British tabloid, had bought a head of...

After Shootings, Protesters Demand State Media Changes

Demonstrations began in response to two mass shootings

(Newser) - Huge crowds of anti-government protesters on Saturday encircled the Serbian state television building in downtown Belgrade to press their demand for autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic to ease his tight grip on the mainstream media and allow alternative voices. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters, some chanting slogans urging Vucic's...

Another Media Outlet Headed for the Brink: Report
Another Major
Media Outlet Goes Bust

Another Major Media Outlet Goes Bust

Vice files for bankruptcy

(Newser) - Vice filed for bankruptcy as expected Monday morning, the latest large media company to go under. In this case, it appears that a group of Vice lenders including Soros Fund Management and Fortress Investment Group will attempt the buy the company with a credit bid of $225 million, reports CNBC...

Boycotts Worked: Twitter Drops Label That Drove NPR Away

The 'government-funded media' descriptor is no more

(Newser) - Twitter was apparently concerned enough by media outlets boycotting its platform that it's made a U-turn, dropping the "government-funded media" label that sent NPR , the CBC , and other outlets packing. The label is now missing from the accounts of NPR, the CBC, the BBC, and other outlets, while...

BuzzFeed News Is Dead
BuzzFeed News
Is Dead

BuzzFeed News Is Dead

BuzzFeed is shuttering its newsroom

(Newser) - BuzzFeed News is being shut down, BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti announced in an email sent to staff on Thursday. He wrote that "we are reducing our workforce by approximately 15% today across our Business, Content, Tech, and Admin teams, and beginning the process of closing BuzzFeed News....

NPR Is First Major US News Outlet to Dump Twitter
Another Name Joins
NPR in Fleeing Twitter

Another Name Joins NPR in Fleeing Twitter

PBS has stopped tweeting since it was labeled 'government-funded media' on Saturday

(Newser) - PBS has joined NPR in getting the heck away from Twitter. Like NPR, the Public Broadcasting Service was recently labeled by the social platform as "government-funded media," meaning Twitter would not amplify its tweets. The label was initially "state-affiliated media," a phrase applied to propaganda outlets...

Media Groups: We Want Jan. 6 Footage That Carlson Got
Media Groups Demand
Jan. 6 Footage

Media Groups Demand Jan. 6 Footage

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave Fox's Tucker Carlson exclusive access; now others want it

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is the only media personality given access by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to thousands of hours of Jan. 6 footage. Now, other media groups are demanding a piece of that, they noted in a Friday letter to congressional leadership, per CBS News . "Without full public...

Don Lemon Will Return to Host Chair—With Conditions

'CNN This Morning' host has agreed 'to participate in formal training,' says Chris Licht

(Newser) - Don Lemon has been given "a proverbial slap on the wrist" for his comments about older women, the Daily Beast reports. Absent since Thursday, Lemon will return as a co-host on CNN This Morning on Wednesday after agreeing "to participate in formal training, as well as continuing to...

Tucker Carlson Granted Access to 41K Hours of Jan. 6 Footage

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gives Fox host exclusive access

(Newser) - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, in a move seen as highly unusual, has given Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to thousands of hours of footage from the Capitol attack. A Fox spokesperson confirmed to the Hill on Monday that Carlson and his team had been granted access to the footage....

'Gifted' NYT Political Journalist Dies Suddenly at 44

Police investigating Blake Hounshell's death as a suicide

(Newser) - Journalist Blake Hounshell, who became editor of the New York Times' "On Politics" newsletter after roles as editor-in-chief at Politico Magazine and managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, died Tuesday at the age of 44. His family said he died in Washington "after a long and courageous battle...

New York Times Hit With First Mass Walkout in Decades

News Guild urges readers not to cross the 'digital picket line,' meaning no Wordle Thursday

(Newser) - Some 1,100 New York Times employees walked off the job beginning at 12:01am Thursday to protest that they still don't have a fair contract after more than 20 months of negotiations—and they want your help . "Read local news. Listen to public radio. Pull out a...

This Tool Calculates Your 'Press Value' If You Go Missing

'Columbia Journalism Review' shines a light on media bias in coverage

(Newser) - If you went missing, how much press would you get in today's media landscape? The Columbia Journalism Review unveiled a tool on Thursday that calculates the number of stories your disappearance would net, based on demographics, per the AP .
  • You can calculate your own "press value" here .

New York Post: Sexist, Racist Headlines Posted by Employee

The employee has since been fired

(Newser) - The New York Post says a rogue employee was responsible for racist, violent, and sexually explicit headlines targeting politicians from President Biden to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday. Readers of the Post's website and Twitter account awoke to fake headlines calling for assassinations of those politicians as well as...

Fast Company Hacked, Racist Alerts Go Out

Media company's website remains down hours later

(Newser) - Business publication Fast Company shut down its website Tuesday evening following a hack, which resulted in subscribers on Apple News receiving two racist push notifications. The company's main news website was also defaced, reports the Washington Post . A Fast Company rep later said its "content management system account...

Gingrich: Yes, a GOP Wave Is Coming
Yes, a GOP
Wave Is

Gingrich: Yes, a GOP Wave Is Coming

Ex-House speaker says left-leaning media is either misunderstanding the facts or distorting them

(Newser) - There's a growing sentiment in the media that the GOP will struggle in the upcoming November midterms, writes former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich. But in his op-ed at Fox News , Gingrich asserts that the "legacy, left-wing media is at best misunderstanding—and at worst deliberately distorting—the...

Stelter Urges Accountability on Final Show

CNN dropped 'Reliable Sources' host and the 30-year show

(Newser) - Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter insisted Sunday that he'll still be rooting for CNN, though his show has been canceled, but stressed that it was important for the network and others to hold the media accountable. CNN gave Stelter the chance to host a final episode of the 30-year...

Rittenhouse to Pay for Lawsuits With Shooter Video Game

He says he's fighting back with 'fake news turkey shoot'

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse says he's releasing a video game to fund his planned defamation lawsuits against media outlets. In it, players act as a cartoonish Rittenhouse, shooting flying turkeys labeled "fake news" and "MSDNC" with a large orange gun, per the Washington Post . "The media is nothing...

Sexist Joke Leads to Staff Turmoil at Washington Post

Journalist Dave Weigel has been suspended for a retweet, and colleagues are now fighting about it all

(Newser) - A blowup among staffers at the Washington Post has ended up going very public, leading to apparent disciplinary measures for journalist Dave Weigel. Sources tell CNN Business that Weigel has been suspended for a month without pay after he retweeted a sexist joke from YouTuber Cam Harless, who Variety notes...

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