Editor Files Discrimination Suit Against The New York Post

In the lawsuit, Michelle Gotthelf said the tabloid’s longtime top editor, Col Allan, had retaliated against her after she turned down a sexual proposition.

#allan-col, #gotthelf-michelle, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #newspapers, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Jodie Ginsburg, a Fighter for Press Freedom, Is Expanding Her Battle

Jodie Ginsberg, a veteran British journalist and advocate, will become the president of the Committee to Protect Journalists at a time when attacks on the press are at an all-time high.

#committee-to-protect-journalists, #freedom-of-the-press, #ginsberg-jodie, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #london-england, #news-and-news-media, #rajab-nabeel

Eastern Europe TestNew Forms of Media Censorship

With new, less repressive tactics, countries like Serbia, Poland and Hungary are deploying highly effective tools to skew public opinion.

#elections, #freedom-of-the-press, #hungary, #news-and-news-media, #orban-viktor, #poland, #politics-and-government, #serbia, #vucic-aleksandar

One America News Will Be Dropped by DirecTV, a Major Distributor

The right-wing network has aired conspiracies about the 2020 election, last year’s Capitol riot and the safety of coronavirus vaccines.

#directv, #news-and-news-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television

Michael Parks, Reporter Who Rose to Lead The Los Angeles Times, Dies at 78

A Pulitzer winner, he covered the Vietnam War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of apartheid in South Africa before running The Times’s newsroom.

#annenberg-school-for-communication, #baltimore-sun, #deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #parks-michael, #pulitzer-prizes

Pause in Zimbabwe Trial of Freelance Reporter for The Times

The trial of Jeffrey Moyo, accused of having fabricated accreditation cards for two New York Times journalists, will resume next month.

#accreditation, #freedom-of-the-press, #moyo-jeffrey, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #zimbabwe

Grid, a ‘Fuller Picture’ News Site, Goes Live

The latest media start-up, with millions in funding and a team of more than 20 journalists, aims to bring clarity to weighty issues.

#bauman-mark, #digital-media, #grid, #mcgann-laura, #news-and-news-media

Jesse Watters of Fox News Is Promoted to an Evening Slot

Mr. Watters, a sardonic conservative with a pro-Trump bent, will take over the 7 p.m. hour.

#fox-news-channel, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #oreilly-bill, #scott-suzanne, #television, #tucker-carlson-tonight-tv-program, #watters-jesse

The head of New York Public Radio will take charge of Politico.

The Washington news organization, under new ownership, names Goli Sheikholeslami as its chief executive.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #new-york-public-radio, #news-and-news-media, #politico-the, #sheikholeslami-goli, #springer-axel-verlag-ag, #wnyc

Symone Sanders, a Strategist for Biden and Harris, Is Joining MSNBC

Ms. Sanders, 32, will host a weekend show on the cable network, one of the first big programming moves by MSNBC’s president, Rashida Jones.

#cable-television, #harris-kamala-d, #jones-rashida, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #sanders-symone-d, #television

Freelance Writer Ruth Shalit Barrett Accuses Atlantic of Defamation

A lawsuit by Ruth Shalit Barrett centers on the magazine’s retraction of her article in 2020 about wealthy parents seeking Ivy League admissions for their children through sports.

#atlantic-the-magazine, #libel-and-slander, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #shalit-ruth, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Why Dr. Oz Is So Popular: American’s Dysfunctional Attitude to Health

Mehmet Oz is a quasi-religious leader, one who has set up his revival tent between a yoga studio and an urgent-care clinic, with the television cameras rolling.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #elections-senate, #news-and-news-media, #obesity, #oz-mehmet-c, #rumors-and-misinformation, #television, #the-dr-oz-show-tv-program, #the-oprah-winfrey-show-tv-program

Carl Bernstein’s Eulogy for the Newspaper Business

Bernstein’s memoir “Chasing History” is a personal and affectionate look at the past, when journalism was thriving.

#bernstein-carl, #books-and-literature, #chasing-history-a-kid-in-the-newsroom-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #washington-evening-star, #washington-post

New York Times Co. Said to Have Reached Deal for The Athletic

The deal, valued at around $550 million, could help the media company reach its goal of 10 million subscriptions ahead of schedule.

#athletic-media-co, #athletics-and-sports, #kopit-levien-meredith, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #news-and-news-media

The Next Big Lies: Jan. 6 Was No Big Deal, or a Left-Wing Plot

How revisionist histories of Jan. 6 picked up where the “stop the steal” campaign left off, warping beliefs about what transpired at the Capitol.

#antifa-movement-us, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #news-and-news-media, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Carl Bernstein, Looking Back at His Start, Conjures the Newsrooms of the Early 1960s

“Chasing History” tells the story of his journalistic apprenticeship at The Evening Star in Washington, D.C., when he was in his teens and early 20s.

#bernstein-carl, #books-and-literature, #chasing-history-a-kid-in-the-newsroom-book, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

Times Media Columnist Ben Smith to Leave Paper

Mr. Smith will help start a new organization with Justin Smith, the chief executive of Bloomberg Media.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bloomberg-media-group, #buzzfeed-inc, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #smith-ben-e, #smith-justin-b

Why Silicon Valley Can’t Escape Elizabeth Holmes

Ms. Holmes, the founder of Theranos, wasn’t a creature of Silicon Valley, or so the refrain went. But her fraud trial showed otherwise.

#computers-and-the-internet, #frauds-and-swindling, #high-net-worth-individuals, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #news-and-news-media, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #theranos-inc, #venture-capital

Our Broken Electoral System Created the Capitol Riot

Our institutions, from the Electoral College to the media, have convinced conservatives that they are denizens of the real America. 

#constitution-us, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Beijing Has Muted Hong Kong’s Independent Media

Citizen News, a small but aggressive online publication, is the latest outlet to fold amid relentless pressure from the authorities.

#china, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #news-and-news-media, #shutdowns-institutional

The Challenges of Keeping Schools Open

Readers discuss the teacher shortage and conditions in inner-city schools. Also: The nuclear threat; saving the free press; Meredith Willson.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doomsday, #education-k-12, #national-broadcasting-co, #news-and-news-media, #nuclear-weapons, #willson-meredith

Is There Such a Thing as a Slow News Week?

The answer is yes. And Times editors are always preparing for it.

#news-and-news-media, #newspapers

Hong Kong Police Raid Stand News and Arrest Staff

Six current or former senior staff members of Stand News were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious material. More than 200 officers raided the news site’s headquarters.

#freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #search-and-seizure, #shutdowns-institutional, #the-stand-news, #treason-and-sedition

Hong Hong Police Raid Stand News and Arrest Staff

Six current or former senior staff members of Stand News were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious material. More than 200 officers raided the news site’s headquarters.

#freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #search-and-seizure, #shutdowns-institutional, #the-stand-news, #treason-and-sedition

Judge Says New York Times Can Retain Project Veritas Memos, for Now

A New York appeals court said the paper did not need to immediately give up or destroy documents related to the conservative group. The paper is still prevented from publishing certain documents.

#first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #reporters-committee-for-freedom-of-the-press, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sulzberger-a-g, #wood-charles-d

A Dangerous Ruling About The Times, Project Veritas and Press Freedom

A troubling ruling that raises First Amendment concerns.

#freedom-of-the-press, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #project-veritas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Jesse Watters’s Incendiary Fauci Comments Follow a Fox News Pattern

Comments by Jesse Watters, a host of “The Five,” were in keeping with previous derogatory remarks about Dr. Anthony Fauci by hosts and conservatives.

#anti-defamation-league, #carlson-tucker, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #fox-news-channel, #jordan-jim-1964, #logan-lara, #news-and-news-media, #television, #watters-jesse

Robert Lemke Sentenced to 3 Years Over Threats to Journalists and Politicians

The same day that Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Robert Lemke told a congressman’s brother that he was with “armed members near your home,” prosecutors said.

#cnn, #jeffries-hakeem, #lemke-robert, #lemon-don, #news-and-news-media, #stelter-brian, #stephanopoulos-george, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #williams-damian-attorney

On Trump, Truth and Press Coverage

Responses to a column by Ross Douthat about Donald Trump, politics and the press. Also: Russia and Ukraine; keeping place names; F.D.R. and Churchill.

#churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #douthat-ross-g, #jefferson-thomas, #names-geographical, #news-and-news-media, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #russia, #stephens-bret-1973, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vindman-alexander-s, #washington-george-1732-99

Someone Offered ‘Harvard’ Jobs to Known Women in India. It Was a Scam.

For over a year, prominent women in India, including journalists, were reeled into a labyrinthine online scam, offering work with Harvard University. Who targeted them, and why, is a mystery.

#anand-bharat-n, #bharatiya-janata-party, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #harvard-university, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #impostors-criminal, #news-and-news-media

Fox News Hosts Take the Offensive About Texts to Meadows

Stars of the most-watched cable channel continued to downplay the Jan. 6 attack and back Donald J. Trump while criticizing the investigation of the Capitol siege.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cheney-liz, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #ingraham-laura-a, #kilmeade-brian, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #wallace-chris-1947

Judge Clarifies Order on New York Times Coverage of Project Veritas

The decision allows some latitude for reporting until a final ruling is reached. The Times said the order remained “an unconstitutional prior restraint that should be dissolved.”

#baquet-dean, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #wood-charles-d

Fox News Hosts Sent Texts to Mark Meadows During Jan. 6 Attack

Afterward, on their shows, Laura Ingraham spread the false claim of antifa involvement, and Sean Hannity referred to the 2020 election as a “train wreck.”

#cheney-liz, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #ingraham-laura-a, #kilmeade-brian, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television, #trump-donald-j

Chris Wallace Leaves Fox News as Right-Wing Hosts Hold Sway

The “Fox News Sunday” anchor had been with the network for 18 years, and often dissented from the views of his pro-Trump colleagues.

#fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #television, #wallace-chris-1947

‘Don’t Look Up’ Nails the Media Apocalypse

With “Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay makes a star-studded allegorical satire that shows the news media whistling past the climate-change graveyard.

#blanchett-cate, #brzezinski-mika, #comedy-and-humor, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dicaprio-leonardo, #global-warming, #lawrence-jennifer, #mckay-adam, #meteors-and-meteorites, #movies, #news-and-news-media, #perry-tyler, #scarborough-joe, #social-media

Chris Wallace to Leave Fox News

The “Fox News Sunday” host said on his program, “I want to try something new.”

#fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #television, #wallace-chris-1947

 Cultural Elites Need to Look Beyond Their Noses

Confined to our own bubbles, we are less informed about people who lead entirely different cultural, social and political lives.

#cultural-elite, #culture-arts, #internal-sub-only-nl, #news-and-news-media, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nobel-Winning Journalists Denounce War Talk and Online ‘Toxic Sludge’

At an awards ceremony in Oslo, Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitri A. Muratov of Russia called for peace, democratic renewal and support for a free press.

#freedom-of-the-press, #muratov-dmitri-a, #news-and-news-media, #nobel-prizes, #rappler, #ressa-maria, #social-media

A Nobel Peace Prize Is Not Enough to Save Independent Media

It will take more than speeches — or indeed Nobel prizes — to save independent journalism.

#freedom-of-the-press, #manila-philippines, #muratov-dmitri-a, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #nobel-prizes, #norwegian-nobel-committee, #novaya-gazeta, #oslo-norway, #philippines, #rappler, #russia

What a Times Journalist Learned From His ‘Don’t Look Up’ Moment

A new film about a killer comet revives memories of a nail-biting night in The Times newsroom two decades ago.

#asteroids, #dont-look-up-movie, #marsden-brian-g, #movies, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #overbye-dennis, #space-and-astronomy

Jailed Journalists Reach Record High for Sixth Year in 2021

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom monitoring group, said 293 journalists were behind bars this year, more than a quarter of them in China.

#beijing-china, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #simon-joel-1964, #turkey

On the Citizen App, Even the Happy Videos Can Be Unsettling

However the “personal safety” app adapts its message, it’s still toying with how you feel about your own community.

#citizen-app-mobile-app, #news-and-news-media, #reality-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #vigilantes

Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #harris-kamala-d, #kemp-brian-p, #mcauliffe-terry, #news-and-news-media, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veep-tv-program

Chris Cuomo Book Pulled by Harper Collins

The decision by HarperCollins comes after the anchor was fired by CNN and exited his daily satellite radio talk show.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #cnn, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #harpercollins-publishers, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #sirius-xm-radio-inc, #zucker-jeff

CNN Fires Chris Cuomo Over Role in Andrew Cuomo’s Scandal

The cable news network said it had “terminated him, effective immediately,” a move that came four months after Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York.

#abc-news, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-day-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #tapper-jake, #television, #zucker-jeff

Chris Cuomo Has a Funny Idea About What Doing His Job Means

Reporting on the suspension of a brotherly TV host.

#cnn, #conflicts-of-interest, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #cuomo-mario-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment

CNN and Chris Cuomo Face Difficult Questions After Anchor’s Suspension

The network said it was pursuing a “further evaluation” of evidence regarding its star anchor’s efforts to help stave off a sexual harassment scandal that his brother, former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, was facing.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #news-and-news-media, #zaslav-david-m

Chris Cuomo Is Suspended by CNN After Details of Help He Gave Andrew

The cable news network’s top-rated anchor was an enthusiastic adviser to Andrew Cuomo in the last 18 months of his governorship.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #zucker-jeff

Inside the ‘Misinformation’ Wars

Journalists and academics are developing a new language for truth. The results are not always clearer.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #donovan-joan-social-scientist, #news-and-news-media, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #shorenstein-center-on-media-politics-and-public-policy, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

Local News Outlets May Reap $1.7 Billion in Build Back Better Aid

A small paper like The Storm Lake Times in Iowa would receive a big tax credit. So would Gannett, the nation’s largest news publisher.

#cullen-art-journalist, #federal-taxes-us, #gannett-company-inc, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government