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Most big legacy news publishers across 10 countries are blocking OpenAIs crawlers, report finds
With The New York Times suing Microsoft and OpenAI for copyright infringement (a case the Times might well win, AI writer and researcher Timothy B. Lee and Cornell professor James Grimmelman argued this week), its a good time to take a look at how news sites in general are responding to tech companies use of...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, February 22, 2024 11:27:35 AM


Wealthier, urban Americans have access to more local news
Is local news readily available in your town? Do reporters still cover your school board and other municipal meetings? If you answered yes, you are likely wealthier than the average American, and you live in or near a metro area. The State of Local News Project at Northwestern University documents the changing local news landscape...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, February 22, 2024 11:25:02 AM


Cable Trade Groups Take FCC To Court Over Digital Discrimination Rules
Cable-affiliated internet service providers (ISPs) are challenging new federal digital discrimination rules in federal court in Washington, the second major legal case to target the rules. The suit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by NCTA - The Internet & Television Association and ACA Connects, which combined represent hundreds of broadband ISPs, the vast majority of them small. The post Cable Trade Groups Take FCC To Court Over Digital D...
TV News Check at Thursday, February 22, 2024 8:05:27 AM


What a Julian Assange conviction could mean for the future of press freedom
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University's Jameel Jaffer about arguments that prosecuting Julian Assange would threaten press freedom.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 21, 2024 5:00:30 PM


Six weeks after abrupt Houston Landing firings, staffers unionize
When Houston Landing editor-in-chief Mizanur Rahman and star investigative reporter Alex Stuckey were fired six weeks ago as part of what CEO Peter Bhatia called a company “reset,” remaining staff of the six-month-old nonprofit newsroom were “blindsided” by the loss of two widely beloved colleagues who had hired and mentored most other newsroom members. The...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:06:08 PM


“Weve really worked hard not to ever have a pivot at The New York Times”: A.G. Sulzberger on AI, lo
Men named Arthur Sulzberger have tended to take over The New York Times at points of transition. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger became publisher in June 1963, just after the conclusion of 114-day printers strike that had kept all seven of New Yorks daily newspapers from printing. The strike had been directly responsible for Sulzbergers ascent, at...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:06:08 PM


Award-winning Arab American journalist writes about her search for belonging
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Emmy Award winning journalist Hala Gorani about her memoir, But You Don't Look Arab, and what it's like to cover the world as a Syrian-American journalist.
NPR News at Tuesday, February 20, 2024 7:00:27 AM


No Satellite, No Problem. DirecTV Touts Streaming
DirecTV, long known as a satellite company, is launching a new ad campaign that says dishes are for the birds and that they should be streaming their TV. A new commercial entitled The Good Stuff features two pigeons on a rooftop who are surprised to notice a household watching the good stuff on DirecTV without a dish. The voices of the pigeons – Bobby and Frank – are supplied by Steve Buscemi and Henry Winkler. The post No Satellite, No Problem. DirecTV Touts Streaming appeared first on T...
TV News Check at Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:07:30 AM


Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Syrian-American journalist writes about her search to belong
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Emmy Award winning journalist Hala Gorani about her memoir, But You Don't Look Arab, and what it's like to cover the world as a Syrian-American journalist.
NPR News at Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:00:26 AM


Poland's new government deprograms its once far-right public media
Under Poland's Law and Justice party, the country's public broadcaster was turned into a propaganda tool for the far-right government to use as it wished. That era has come to an end.
NPR News at Monday, February 19, 2024 5:00:30 AM


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Poynter Institute at Saturday, February 17, 2024 12:05:20 AM


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TV News Check at Friday, February 16, 2024 10:01:40 AM


Remembering Bob Edwards, Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist
Edwards, who died Feb. 10, was the first and longest-serving host of NPR's Morning Edition , from the show's inception in 1979 until 2004. Originally broadcast in 1993 and 2004.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 14, 2024 3:00:06 PM


“Nobody solves media except temporarily”: Four indie media owners on money, sustainability, and “mak
Its been a rough start to the new year for the news industry, between layoffs, shutdowns, sales, and strikes at news organizations across the United States. But even in the most chaotic times, there are bright spots cropping up that inform communities and celebrate the craft of writing and storytelling. A new podcast, Never Post,...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, February 14, 2024 2:06:02 PM


Journalists turn to picket lines as the news business ails
Journalists have walked out of two dozen newsrooms over layoffs, budget cuts and fraught contract talks in just the past few weeks. All of them belong to the leading newspaper union, the NewsGuild.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 14, 2024 1:00:04 PM


Grover the Muppet says he's a reporter. Not for long, joke his beleaguered peers
As a news reporter ... I am confident to report that you are so special and amazing, Grover tweeted. Some responded with jokes about him getting laid off, a common occurrence in today's media world.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 14, 2024 11:00:06 AM


Newsroom union leader says guild members are standing up for jobs and for journalism
In just the past few weeks alone, journalists have walked out of more than two dozen newsrooms over layoffs, budget cuts and expired contracts.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 14, 2024 7:00:05 AM


Grover the Muppet becomes a journalist, shining a light on the plight of the industry
As a news reporter ... I am confident to report that you are so special and amazing, Grover tweeted. Some responded with jokes about him getting laid off, a common occurrence in today's media world.
NPR News at Tuesday, February 13, 2024 3:00:05 PM


How an ethic of care can heal the harms of journalism
This newsletter is almost four years old, and during that time we have chronicled again and again how research has shown how deeply frustrated many consumers are with news as it exists today. In the U.S., thats especially true for conservatives who feel alienated by the mainstream media, and thus have abandoned local and national news sources in favor of Fox...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, February 13, 2024 1:05:07 PM


“People dont quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses”: How journalists evaluate newsroom leadership
In the first weeks of my first job in journalism, the editor-in-chief stormed into the newsroom, furious — the photo editor had not photographed the event that he had planned the front page around. He stood before her, red-faced and yelling, before grabbing a copy of the AP Stylebook off a nearby table and throwing...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, February 13, 2024 1:05:07 PM


Remembering longtime 'Morning Edition' host Bob Edwards who has died at 76
Edwards hosted the show for more than 24 years. One of his longest-running radio relationships was also one of listeners' favorites: weekly conversation with sports broadcasting legend Red Barber.
NPR News at Tuesday, February 13, 2024 5:00:04 AM


How a Mississippi news site declared the national local
On Sunday, millions of Americans — not to mention millions more around the world — gathered to watch two great teams battle. Only one could end up on top, of course, but each side had its share of vocal fans rooting for their side and denigrating the other. Im speaking, of course, of the ur-conflict...
Nieman Labs at Monday, February 12, 2024 3:04:42 PM


AI adoption in newsrooms presents “a familiar power imbalance” between publishers and platforms, new
Uncertainty in the news industry, hype around AI, and hope for better business models and new revenue streams have all helped to drive news organizations to adopt AI technology, a new report from the Tow Center of Digital Journalism at Columbia University finds. Felix Simon, a researcher and doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute,...
Nieman Labs at Monday, February 12, 2024 12:04:41 PM


Veteran 'Morning Edition' host Bob Edwards dies at 76
Steve Inkseep remembers longtime public radio broadcaster and former NPR Morning Edition host Bob Edwards, who died Saturday at the age of 76.
NPR News at Monday, February 12, 2024 11:00:05 AM


'The voice we woke up to': Bob Edwards, longtime 'Morning Edition' host, dies at 76
Edwards, a consummate newsman, hosted NPR's morning show for more than two decades. He sort of set the tone and the bar for all of us, says one former NPR executive.
NPR News at Monday, February 12, 2024 10:00:06 AM


The Priciest Shareholder Fight Ever Is Headed To Disneys Boardroom
Two activist hedge funds — Nelson Peltzs Trian Fund Management and the smaller Blackwells Capital — are separately going toe-to-toe with Disney to gain spots on its board and challenge the strategy of CEO Bob Iger. All in, the three parties could spend north of $70 million ahead of an April 3 shareholder vote. They are already shelling out for slick marketing materials, social-media blitzes and the services of proxy solicitors — akin to campaign strategists — who wrangle shareholder support for...
TV News Check at Monday, February 12, 2024 6:39:14 AM


Jim Nantz And Tony Romo Finally Get A Great Game In Their 3rd Super Bowl For CBS
What a thrill to be able to say that we witnessed an overtime Super Bowl game and what will go down in history as one of the greatest games of all time and the longest Super Bowl game of all time. That's what I'm trying to process right now, Nantz said after the Kansas City Chiefs 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers. I'm thrilled for our team and thrilled for the sport. It was an unbelievably fitting finish to a remarkable football season. Pictured: Kansas City Chiefs tight end T...
TV News Check at Monday, February 12, 2024 6:06:16 AM


Super Bowl Ad Review: Celebrity Commercials Tried For Fun,But Many Stuck With Formula
For the second consecutive year, Madison Avenue relied on a massive parade of celebrities to capture consumer attention, foregoing in many cases the social messages and dynamic creative concepts that have generated chatter in the past. Where the Super Bowl was once the setting for Apples still-talked-about 1984 commercial or Procter & Gambles clever insertion of Tide into a bevy of ads, its now become a place for formulaic cameos of famous faces. “Its like a celebrity arms race,” says ...
TV News Check at Monday, February 12, 2024 6:06:15 AM


Marlee Matlin Calls Out CBS For Not Showing ASL Performances During Super Bowl
Deaf artists Shaheem Sanchez, Anjel Piñero and Daniel Durant were introduced during the game before their performances. Sanchez performed Lift Every Voice and Sing with Andra Day, Piñero was introduced to perform alongside Post Malone's America, The Beautiful and Durant interpreted the National Anthem alongside Reba McEntire. “I am absolutely SHOCKED at CBS for introducing the Deaf performers at todays pregame #SuperBowl and then not showing even one second (or more) of their performance… a...
TV News Check at Monday, February 12, 2024 6:06:14 AM


Republicans Want SCOTUS To Restrict White House Contact With Tech Platforms
Forty-five House Republicans are urging the Supreme Court to uphold an injunction that could prevent White House officials from discussing controversial matters with personnel at social media platforms. The injunction, issued in September by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, prohibits some government officials from attempting to “coerce or significantly encourage” platforms' content moderation decisions. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other lawmakers cl...
TV News Check at Monday, February 12, 2024 6:06:14 AM


ABC Eyes More Only Murders In The Building On Linear
Only Murders In The Building, the Hulu comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, could remain on ABC in addition to streaming. The Hulu original premiered on its sibling linear network earlier this month, coming as the network had a largely unscripted fall slate due to the Hollywood strikes. It remains on the streaming service. ABC and Hulu boss Craig Erwich, speaking at the TCA press tour, said: “Were certainly open to doing it with Only Murders  again and or other shows. ...
TV News Check at Sunday, February 11, 2024 7:04:38 PM


New Sports Joint Venture Is Too Small
Ted Hearn: The joint venture formed this week by Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery promises a massive slate of sports programming ripped from the traditional cable bundle yet deeply discounted from the roughly $200 or so that many pay each month to cable TV giants like Comcast and Charter. the Disney-Fox-WBD venture has a clear defect: It is too small. The market capitalization of the three JV partners is $238 billion combined. Netflix alone is worth $432 billion. Toss in Amazon/Prime at $1...
TV News Check at Saturday, February 10, 2024 2:04:56 PM


How The NFL Is Transforming The Media Business With Streaming
The NFL isnt just the most popular sports league in the U.S., its also the most valuable with the highest-rated programming and the priciest ad time. In 2021 the league signed an estimated $110 billion worth of media deals covering 11 years, which reportedly was nearly double the value of its previous contracts. With tech giants Alphabet and Amazon, along with NBCUniversals Peacock, snapping up digital rights to NFL games, and with the announcement this week that Disneys ESPN, Fox and Warner...
TV News Check at Friday, February 9, 2024 4:06:15 PM


NCTA: Local Governments Cant Tax Broadband Revenue
Cables largest trade association is issuing a new reminder that cities cant impose fees on cable operators broadband revenue. NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, in a Feb. 7 letter to the FCC, cited federal law that requires cable to pay local franchise fees based on a percentage of gross revenue derived from cable service. Broadband is not a cable service but rather an information service. The post NCTA: Local Governments Cant Tax Broadband Revenue appeared first on TV Ne...
TV News Check at Friday, February 9, 2024 2:05:11 PM


Why Advertisers Are Paying Up To $4 Million For Super Bowl Pre-Game Commercials
One of the biggest moments for advertisers interested in the Super Bowl isnt actually in the Super Bowl itself. FanDuel and YouTube are trying to make a big splash in the moments just before the Big Game, hoping that commercials in the last break before kick-off will help them make a marketing point before consumers get deluged with 30-second spots — along with celebrity cameos and pop-song surprises – once the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers start their struggling in earnest. The ...
TV News Check at Friday, February 9, 2024 12:06:20 PM


Wall Street Is Overreacting To New Sports Joint Venture, Says Scripps CEO
Local broadcast station groups plummeted in value this week after Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery and Fox announced they will be launching a new joint venture focused on sports fans. However, according to EW Scripps CEO Adam Symson, says Wall Street is overestimating the new products popularity, saying investors appear to be pricing in that local ABC and Fox affiliates wouldnt be part of the new skinnier bundle. They will be included, he said, citing assurances hes been given in conversations ...
TV News Check at Friday, February 9, 2024 12:06:09 PM


‘Drew Barrymore,’ ‘ET,’ ‘Inside Edition’ Head To Vegas For Super
As part of its week-long activation for the 2024 Super Bowl, Paramount Global took Drew Barrymore ,  Entertainment   Tonight  and  Inside Edition to Las Vegas to shoot shows and segments on the ground before, during and after the big game. All three CBS Media Ventures-produced shows set up shop in front of the Bellagio fountains to talk football, parties, celebrity, and of course, the Taylor Swift of it all. The post ‘Drew Barrymore,’ ‘ET,’ ‘Inside Edition̵...
TV News Check at Friday, February 9, 2024 5:15:03 AM


Tucker Carlson, the fired Fox News star, makes bid for relevance with Putin interview
The right-wing provocateur flew to Moscow to interview the Russian president, becoming the first American to do so since the invasion of Ukraine. They spoke for two hours.
NPR News at Thursday, February 8, 2024 9:00:05 PM


Patterns in philanthropy leave small newsrooms behind. Can that change?
Before helping found the nonprofit Sierra Nevada Ally in 2020, Joe McCarthy had lived many lives — from serving in the Army, to running an arts center, to working as education director for the Nevada State Prison. At both the arts center and the Ally, where hes publisher and chief revenue officer, McCarthy has had...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, February 8, 2024 5:04:55 PM


Nexstar Fined $720,000 By FCC For Retrans Violations
Nexstar Media Group has been fined $720,000 — double the normal amount — for violating FCC rules while negotiating a new carriage deal last year with a cable company in Hawaii. The FCCs Media Bureau, in an order issued today, said Nexstar violated agency rules by demanding that Honolulu-based Hawaiian Telcom agree not to file an FCC complaint against the broadcaster as a condition of reaching a new carriage deal. Hawaiian Telcom filed a complaint anyway. The post Nexstar Fined $720,000 By FC...
TV News Check at Thursday, February 8, 2024 2:05:02 PM


News Corp In Advanced Talks With AI Firms On Deals To License Content, CEO Says
CEO Robert Thomson — a vocal critic of AI firms that have effectively stolen content from news organizations to train chatbots that produce “rubbish” — said “crucial negotiations are at an advanced stage” as prominent media firms seek fair compensation for their copyrighted works. Thomson said News Corp. believes “courtship is preferable to courtrooms” to solve the hotly debated issue. The post News Corp In Advanced Talks With AI Firms On Deals To License Content, CEO Says appeared first o...
TV News Check at Thursday, February 8, 2024 1:59:33 PM


Nonprofit news site Chalkbeat gets a shoutout on ABCs hit show “Abbott Elementary”
Sometimes we can just have nice little things. Like this! Nonprofit education news site Chalkbeat got a shoutout in last nights season 3 premiere of the ABC hit comedy “Abbott Elementary.” Did that really just happen? Yes, yes it did. Thank you @AbbottElemABC for the shoutout! Were excited for potentially more people to “read about...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, February 8, 2024 9:04:13 AM


Many small news nonprofits feel overlooked by funders. A new coalition is giving them a voice
Heres a question I bet you cant answer without Googling: Whats Didelphis virginiana? And what does Didelphis virginiana have to do with local news? I couldnt have answered either question five months ago. But last fall, when I interviewed Corinne Colbert, she introduced me to her publication, the Athens County Independent. Thats how I learned...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, February 7, 2024 4:40:25 PM


Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch Sees New Sports Streaming Venture Reaching Tens Of Millions Of Cord-Nevers
Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch is certain that that the companys new sports venture with Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery will be “additive” and will not threaten Foxs still-lucrative pay-TV business. The venture was announced Tuesday and has set media tongues wagging. The topic dominated Foxs 30-minute quarterly earnings call, which was where Murdoch made his comments, enabling execs to largely elude tougher questions about a 20% year-over-year decline in advertising revenue in the quarter. ...
TV News Check at Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:04:31 PM


A tribute to Linda Wertheimer, who's retiring after 5 decades at NPR
Longtime host and correspondent Linda Wertheimer is retiring — after more than half a century at NPR.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 7, 2024 6:00:05 AM


NPR founding mother Linda Wertheimer is retiring. Read her bittersweet goodbye note
At our first staff meeting there were no chairs (or tables) but there were eager people with lots of plans sitting on the floor and I was one of them, Wertheimer writes.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 7, 2024 6:00:05 AM


A tribute to Linda Wertheimer, who's retiring after 5 decads at NPR
Longtime host and correspondent Linda Wertheimer is retiring — after more than half a century at NPR.
NPR News at Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:00:04 AM


ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery plan to launch a sports streaming platform
The platform will include games from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR and college sports, including the men's and women's NCAA Tournament, as well as golf, tennis and the FIFA World Cup.
NPR News at Tuesday, February 6, 2024 8:00:05 PM


“Ineptitude bordering on cruelty”: A roundup of recent news and takes on The Messenger
Its been less than a week since The Messenger shut down, having “[burned] through $50 million in just eight months by pursuing obviously terrible ideas for a news site.” Details about the site in its final days — plus, of course, takes — continue to emerge. For your files! (And dont worry, if you loved The Messenger,...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, February 6, 2024 3:07:40 PM


The most popular news podcasts share the mic
The hosts of the most popular news podcasts hardly ever fly solo. A new report from the Pew Research Center finds news podcasts are more likely than other types of top podcasts to feature guests. Only about 15% of the top-ranked podcasts — which Pew defined here as appearing in the top 200 of either...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, February 6, 2024 3:07:40 PM


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