Ex-Times Reporter Who Used Racial Slur Publishes a Lengthy Defense

Donald McNeil, who resigned last month after the publication of an article on his conduct during a student trip, writes that he left the paper after “a series of misunderstandings and blunders.”

#baquet-dean, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #internal-storyline-no, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity

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How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot

On social media, cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J. Trump tried to rewrite history in real time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on Jan. 6.

#antifa-movement-us, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fox-news-channel, #house-of-representatives, #ingraham-laura-a, #limbaugh-rush, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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High on Their Own Supply

Democrats work the refs.

#murkowski-lisa, #news-and-news-media, #tanden-neera

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How Marty Baron and Jeff Bezos Remade The Washington Post

The celebrated editor is ending his tenure at the helm of a very different newspaper than the one he originally signed on to run.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #baron-martin-d, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #content-type-personal-profile, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #washington-post

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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup

The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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Australia’s Social Media Law Won’t Save Journalism

Google and Facebook have objected to a law that will require them to pay media outlets for content. But the legislation won’t protect the businesses it aims to help.

#australia, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia

The agreement means users and publishers in Australia can once again share links to news articles, after Facebook had blocked the practice last week.

#australia, #brown-campbell, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #frydenberg-josh, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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Slate Suspends Podcast Host After Debate Over Racial Slur

Mike Pesca of “The Gist” said he was suspended after defending, in a Slack discussion with colleagues, the use of the slur in some contexts.

#defector-media-llc, #discrimination, #hohlt-jared, #mike-pesca, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #slate-magazine, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Did Washington Just Have an Actual Weekend?

President Biden is uninterested in generating headlines, which only emphasizes how the Trump-size hole in Washington has created a sense of free time in the capital — psychically, if not literally.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims

Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”

#att-inc, #comcast-corporation, #dorsey-jack, #eshoo-anna-g, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How Investigative Journalism Flourished in Hostile Russia

A new wave of news outlets has used conventional, and unconventional, methods to pierce the veil of Putin’s power.

#anti-corruption-foundation, #corruption-institutional, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #meduza-medusa-project-sia, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #news-and-news-media, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates

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Must We Dance on Rush Limbaugh’s Grave?

Speaking ill of the dead needn’t mean cackling over their demise.

#deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #limbaugh-rush, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #rumors-and-misinformation, #twitter

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The House That Rush Limbaugh Built

How Rush Limbaugh broke the liberal hegemony in broadcast media.

#conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #limbaugh-rush, #news-and-news-media, #radio

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Where Will Rush Limbaugh’s 15 Million Listeners Go Now?

No one will have a megaphone like his again. But podcasters, “26-year-old conservatives on Instagram” and Sean Hannity all fill the void.

#beck-glenn, #conservatism-us-politics, #hannity-sean, #iheartmedia-inc, #jones-alex-1974, #limbaugh-rush, #national-review, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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How a Former News Anchor and Current Painter Spends His Sundays

John Johnson, a trailblazing Black journalist, lives in the woods now, where he has an art studio and a cozy den that he calls “the nest.”

#black-people, #cbs-news, #content-type-personal-profile, #johnson-john-1938, #news-and-news-media, #television, #wabc, #yih-anne

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Hong Kong’s Move to Overhaul RTHK Fans Fears of Media Crackdown

The broadcaster, Radio Television Hong Kong, is known for independent reporting often critical of the government.

#freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #news-and-news-media, #radio-television-hong-kong

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Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In

The social network’s decision to block journalism rather than pay for it erased more than expected, leaving many outraged and debating what should happen next.

#australia, #censorship, #news-and-news-media, #social-media

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Facebook and Google Diverge in Response to Proposed Australian Law

With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook said it would block news links in the country while Google has struck deals to pay publishers.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #australian-the-newspaper, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #social-media, #youtube-com

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Who is Stewart Bainum? The New Owner of The Baltimore Sun

Stewart Bainum, a hotel magnate and former politician, has swooped in with a plan to run it and other papers in Maryland as part of a nonprofit.

#alden-global-capital, #bainum-stewart-jr, #baltimore-md, #baltimore-sun, #choice-hotels-international-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #hedge-funds, #maryland, #news-and-news-media, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #tribune-publishing-company

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Hedge Fund Reaches a Deal to Buy Tribune Publishing

The acquisition by Alden Global Capital continues the trend of the financial industry’s taking control of major newspaper chains. The Baltimore Sun, a Tribune paper, will be sold to a Maryland entrepreneur in a separate deal.

#alden-global-capital, #baltimore-sun, #chicago-tribune, #hedge-funds, #medianews-group-inc, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #tribune-publishing-company

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Vox Finds Its Next Top Editor at The Atlantic

Swati Sharma, 34, prepares to take over the 90-person newsroom of a digital outlet known for its clearsighted articles on knotty issues in the news.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #atlantic-the-magazine, #bell-melissa-1979, #klein-ezra, #news-and-news-media, #sharma-swati-1986, #vox-media-inc, #williams-lauren-editor, #yglesias-matthew

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As Fox News Struggles at Home, Murdoch Brings Its Playbook to the U.K.

His venture and another upstart by a rival group of investors will challenge the BBC and Britain’s efforts to guard against political bias in television news.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #fox-news-channel, #gb-news, #great-britain, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #news-uk-tv, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #television

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Held Hostage in Syria, a Reporter Tells What It Took to Survive

“Blindfold” is the American journalist Theo Padnos’s memoir of his nearly two years in captivity and a meditation on resilience.

#al-qaeda, #blindfold-a-memoir-of-capture-torture-and-enlightenment-book, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #curtis-peter-theo, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #muslims-and-islam, #news-and-news-media, #syria, #terrorism, #torture

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Was ‘60 Minutes’ TV’s Most Toxic Workplace?

“Ticking Clock,” a new memoir by Ira Rosen, a former producer for the show, recounts the newsmagazine’s pathbreaking journalism and its culture of harassment and abuse.

#metoo-movement, #60-minutes-tv-program, #books-and-literature, #cbs-news, #fager-jeff, #hewitt-don, #news-and-news-media, #rose-charlie, #rosen-ira-television-producer, #sexual-harassment, #television, #ticking-clock-behind-the-scenes-at-60-minutes-book, #wallace-mike-1918-2012, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop

Other news organizations have their own personnel dramas. But none attract the spotlight like The Times.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity

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Albor Ruiz, a Journalistic Voice for Latinos, Is Dead at 80

As a columnist for The Daily News, he wrote passionately about the issues facing immigrants and lobbied for the U.S. to lift its trade embargo of his native Cuba.

#cuba, #deaths-obituaries, #el-diario, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-daily-news, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #ruiz-albor-1940-2021, #writing-and-writers

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White House Press Aide Resigns Over Call to Reporter

T.J. Ducklo, a former campaign aide, had apologized to the reporter and was given a one-week suspension. But Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said his resignation was accepted on Saturday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #ducklo-tj, #mccammond-alexi, #news-and-news-media, #palmeri-tara, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vanity-fair

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How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cuomo-christopher, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #impeachment, #ingraham-laura-a, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr

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You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cuomo-christopher, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #impeachment, #ingraham-laura-a, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr

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How Conservative Outlets Are Covering Impeachment, or Not

“There’s no consistent narrative that the conservative media is pushing, which is extremely atypical,” one media critic said.

#impeachment, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary for Threatening Reporter

T.J. Ducklo said he would “destroy” a Politico journalist who asked about his romantic relationship with a reporter who covered President Biden.

#axios-media-inc, #dating-and-relationships, #ducklo-t-j, #mccammond-alexi, #news-and-news-media, #palmeri-tara, #politico-the, #united-states-politics-and-government

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary for Threatening Politico Reporter

T.J. Ducklo said he would “destroy” a Politico journalist who asked about his romantic relationship with a reporter who covered President Biden.

#axios-media-inc, #dating-and-relationships, #ducklo-tj, #mccammond-alexi, #news-and-news-media, #palmeri-tara, #politico-the, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump?

Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah.

#all-in-the-family-tv-program, #clinton-bill, #cnn, #impeachment, #msnbc, #new-jersey-generals, #news-and-news-media, #television, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

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China Blocks BBC After CGTN Ban in U.K.

China cited complaints about BBC news reports, but the ban also came after a British regulator banned China’s main global broadcaster over license problems.

#china, #china-central-television, #communist-party-of-china, #great-britain, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #television

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How the Trump Era Broke the Sunday-Morning News Show

Any number of hallowed political and media institutions fell apart. So why should the most hallowed political-media institution of them all escape unscathed?

#cruz-ted, #meet-the-press-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #paul-rand, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-of-the-union-tv-program, #this-week-tv-program

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Can We Put Fox News on Trial With Trump?

Even if we can’t impeach media companies, we can do more to hold them accountable for sowing sedition.

#cable-television, #carusone-angelo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #media-matters-for-america, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ratings-audience-measurement, #rumors-and-misinformation, #television, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Maxine Cheshire, Who Chronicled Beltway Scandals, Dies at 90

A star society reporter for The Washington Post, she was the scourge of presidents, foreign operatives and philandering politicians.

#cheshire-maxine-1930-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #news-and-news-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #washington-post

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Facebook Dials Down the Politics for Users

News feeds will start getting less political content in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia, the social network said, with the change reaching the U.S. in coming weeks.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Cyberspace Plus Trump Almost Killed Our Democracy. Can Europe Save Us?

If we don’t find a solution fast, China will pass us economically.

#china, #cyberspace-administration-of-china, #europe, #european-parliament, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #zuboff-shoshana

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New York Times Promotes Rebecca Blumenstein to Newly Created Role

Ms. Blumenstein will report to the publisher, helping to oversee newsroom operations and becoming a frequent public representative for The Times.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baquet-dean, #blumenstein-rebecca, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #sulzberger-a-g

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Fox Files Motion to Dismiss Smartmatic’s $2.7 Billion Defamation Suit

In a court filing, Rupert Murdoch’s media company says it had the right to broadcast the debunked claims of election fraud promoted by President Donald Trump’s legal team on Fox News and Fox Business.

#bartiromo-maria, #clement-paul-d, #dobbs-lou, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #kirklandellis, #libel-and-slander, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #pirro-jeanine, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic-sgo-group, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too.

The former president’s second impeachment trial begins oral arguments on Tuesday. But conservative media organizations face an even more consequential test in the weeks and months ahead.

#conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Facebook says it plans to remove posts with false vaccine claims.

The move, which applies to anti-vaccine posts unrelated to Covid as well, targets unpaid posts to the site and particularly Facebook pages and groups.

#autism, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Pedro Gomez, a Pillar of Baseball Coverage for ESPN, Dies at 58

A son of Cuban refugees, he covered 25 World Series and 22 All-Star Games.

#baseball, #cuba, #deaths-obituaries, #espn, #news-and-news-media, #pedro-gomez, #television

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China Arrests Cheng Lei, Australian Host for Chinese State TV

The case of Cheng Lei, a CGTN host who was detained in August, has added to tensions between China and Australia.

#australia, #cheng-lei, #china, #china-global-television-network-cgtn, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #international-relations, #news-and-news-media

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Lawsuits Take the Lead in Fight Against Disinformation

Defamation cases have made waves across an uneasy right-wing media landscape, from Fox to Newsmax.

#dobbs-lou, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #kelly-greg-1968, #lindell-mike, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ruddy-christopher, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic-sgo-group, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wabc

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Fox Business Cancels ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’

Mr. Dobbs, a loyal supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, is named in a lawsuit by the election technology company Smartmatic against the Fox Corporation and two other Fox anchors.

#dobbs-lou, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Donald McNeil and Andy Mills Leave The New York Times

Donald McNeil, a veteran science reporter, and Andy Mills, who helped make the “Caliphate” podcast, were the focus of complaints inside and outside The Times.

#baquet-dean, #caliphate-radio-program, #mills-andy-journalist, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sexual-harassment, #the-daily-radio-program, #wnyc

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The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

#cable-television, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jeff Zucker Announces Plans to Step Down

The executive shaped the look and feel of CNN since coming aboard in 2013. The network hit record ratings in recent months, during which Mr. Zucker had tensions with his newly installed boss.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cnn, #kilar-jason, #news-and-news-media, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

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