Nexstar to Acquire Tribune Media for $4.1 Billion

Nexstar Media Group agreed to acquire Tribune Media Co. for $4.1 billion in a deal set to create the largest operator of local television stations in the U.S. Including the assumption of debt, the takeover price amounts to ...
Source: Georg Szalai, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Dec 03, 2018

Mic Has Laid Off the Majority of Its Staff

Mic is laying off the majority off its staff while the digital publisher works on a deal to sell the remainder of its assets to Bustle Digital Group. Until today the company had employed more than 100 people. ...
Source: Peter Kafka, Recode
Posted: Nov 29, 2018

Commentary: Trump’s ‘Worldwide Network’ Is a Great Idea, But It Already Exists

Frustrated by CNN, with which he has an ongoing beef, the president suggested that the United States create its own “worldwide network to show the World the way we really are — GREAT!” ...
Source: Amanda Bennett, VOA
Posted: Nov 28, 2018

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Should the First Amendment Apply to Facebook? It’s Complicated.

Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about Facebook's growing power and whether the company should be able to decide who gets to speak. ...
Source: Eric Johnson, Recode
Posted: Nov 26, 2018

Digging Deep Into Local News, A Small Newspaper In Rural Oregon Is Thriving

The Malheur Enterprise was founded in 1909, and, like many other newspapers, was languishing. But in the past few years, its circulation has surged and it has won several national awards. ...
Source: Tom Goldman, NPR
Posted: Nov 26, 2018

Why the Decline of Newspapers Is Bad for the Environment

Local newspapers in the United States are declining at an alarming rate. A lack of local news sources can be bad for democracy, leaving politicians free to act without scrutiny. A new study suggests that it could also ...
Source: SOPHIE YEO, Pacific Standard
Posted: Nov 20, 2018

The Essentials for Covering Silicon Valley: Burner Phones and Doorbells

Reporting on secretive technology companies sometimes means finding people who don’t want to be found. A Silicon Valley reporter who covers Apple relies on some old-school methods. ...
Source: Jack Nicas, NYtimes
Posted: Nov 15, 2018

$132 Million Later, Ev Williams Says He Is Raising Even More Money for Medium

Ev Williams, the Twitter cofounder who has so far raised $132 million in investment for his longform publishing platform Medium, says the company is still not profitable and he will be raising more money. ...
Source: Jim Edwards, businessinsider
Posted: Nov 12, 2018

Xinhua News Agency Debuts AI Anchors in Partnership With Search Engine Sogou

China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency introduced so-called “composite anchors” on Wednesday, combining the images and voices of human anchors with artificial intelligence (AI) technology. ...
Source: Li Tao,
Posted: Nov 08, 2018

White House Suspends Press Pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta

The White House suspended the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, hours after President Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked at a news conference. ...
Source: Amy B Wang and Paul Farhi, Washington Post
Posted: Nov 08, 2018

Pew Study: Newsroom Employees Are Less Diverse Than U.S. Workers Overall

More than three-quarters of newsroom employees -- those who work as reporters, editors, and photographers in the newspaper, broadcasting and internet publishing industries – are non-Hispanic whites. ...
Source: ELIZABETH GRIECO, Pew Research
Posted: Nov 05, 2018

Amazon to Stop Pushing Washington Post Stories to Customers Inc. will stop emailing popular Washington Post stories to customers, the company said in an email, a possible attempt to separate the e-commerce giant from the newspaper’s hard-hitting coverage of Donald Trump. ...
Source: Spencer Soper, Bloomberg
Posted: Nov 05, 2018