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Outside media company will cut three magazines and lay off dozens of employees
Outside Inc., which publishes more than 20 magazines dedicated to the outdoors and fitness including namesake Outside, will lay off 66 full-time employees as it shifts away from print and […] The post Outside media company will cut three magazines and lay off dozens of employees appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 24, 2022 2:47:59 PM


This college nerd investigates the Ukraine war from the digital front lines
I first stumbled across The Intel Crab in 2021. The anonymous Twitter account shared videos showing an Israeli airstrike hitting Associated Press offices in the Gaza Strip. The footage that […] The post This college nerd investigates the Ukraine war from the digital front lines appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:37:09 AM


Inside the troubling report on the Southern Baptist Convention
Want to read a disturbing, but spot-on lede? This is from Christianity Todays Kate Shellnutt: Armed with a secret list of more than 700 abusive pastors, Southern Baptist leaders chose […] The post Inside the troubling report on the Southern Baptist Convention appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:30:29 AM


In Georgia race, an election denier distorts Brad Raffenspergers use of a Zuckerberg grant
U.S. Rep. Jody Hice is running to be Georgia Secretary of State on a platform of false claims about the 2020 election. Hice, who was endorsed by former President Donald […] The post In Georgia race, an election denier distorts Brad Raffenspergers use of a Zuckerberg grant appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00:59 AM


The 2,000 mules trailer about voting by mail in the 2020 election is built on a faulty premise
“2000 mules,” a new documentary from a right-wing filmmaker with a history of spreading false claims, promises to give evidence to millions of Americans who believe something went wrong in […] The post The 2,000 mules trailer about voting by mail in the 2020 election is built on a faulty premise appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:55:52 AM


‘NCIS: LA’ and ‘S.W.A.T.’ Slip With Late Starts; ‘Idol’ Gets No
CBS is reporting that  NCIS: Los Angeles  — which started nearly an hour late due to golf overrun — ended Season 13 with just shy of 4 million total viewers , which marks a series low. ABCs  American Idol closed out Season 20 with 5.6 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, merely holding steady week-to-week but topping Sunday in both measures. The post ‘NCIS: LA’ and ‘S.W.A.T.’ Slip With Late Starts; ‘Idol’ Gets No Finale Bounce appeared first on ...
TV News Check at Monday, May 23, 2022 12:12:05 PM


Lebanese fact-checkers feel tempered hope after Hezbollah loses majority in parliament
On Tuesday, Hezbollah and its allies lost their edge in the Lebanese parliament, winning 62 of the 128 parliamentary seats, three fewer than the 65 needed to retain a voting […] The post Lebanese fact-checkers feel tempered hope after Hezbollah loses majority in parliament appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, May 23, 2022 12:00:20 PM


SiriusXM Buys Team Coco; Conan OBrien To Remain Host Of Flagship Podcast
SiriusXM has acquired Team Coco, Conan OBriens podcast network and digital media business, including his popular podcast  Conan OBrien Needs  a Friend . Team Cocos staff will continue to produce the networks slate of podcasts and collaborate on new content for SiriusXM. The deal includes a five-year talent agreement for OBrien to remain host of his namesake podcast, which will continue to be widely available widely. The post SiriusXM Buys Team Coco; Conan OBrien To Remain Host Of Flag...
TV News Check at Monday, May 23, 2022 8:55:28 AM


The strangest interview of the weekend was …
One of the more bizarre interviews over the weekend was Brian Stelter interviewing Kathy Barnette on CNNs “Reliable Sources.” Barnette finished third in Pennsylvanias Republican primary for U.S. Senate behind […] The post The strangest interview of the weekend was … appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, May 23, 2022 6:30:01 AM


Abortion Ads Soar Following SCOTUS Draft Leak
Spending on abortion-related advertising soared following the leak of the Supreme Court draft option, according to an analysis released Friday by competitive ad tracking firm AdImpact. Since the beginning of the year, we had seen an average of about 2,000 airings a week relating to abortion, the analysis notes, adding, After the leaked draft, that changed dramatically, peaking last week at nearly 20,000 airings. The post Abortion Ads Soar Following SCOTUS Draft Leak appeared first on TV New...
TV News Check at Monday, May 23, 2022 6:26:53 AM


Mea culpa: The print edition of USA Today is still very much alive
I was wrong, wrong, wrong. In an October 2019 article, I predicted in slightly hedged fashion that USA Todays print edition would fold within two years as Gannett and GateHouse […] The post Mea culpa: The print edition of USA Today is still very much alive appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, May 23, 2022 6:15:55 AM


PBS National Memorial Day Concert Returns With Tributes To Colin Powell, Gold Star Families
The National Memorial Day Concert will return as a live presentation on May 29, with plans including a tribute to General Colin Powell and commemorations of Gold Star families and to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The 90-minute broadcast once again will be hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise and will once again feature a lineup of musical performances along with tribute segments. It will air on PBS and stream on YouTube starting at 8 p.m. ET. The post PBS National Memoria...
TV News Check at Monday, May 23, 2022 5:54:23 AM


A conspiracy theory tries to blame Pfizer and Bill Gates for the baby formula shortage
A Facebook post linked several unfounded claims to create one conspiracy theory about U.S. baby formula shortages. “(Pfizer) says do not breastfeed,” the May 17 post said. “Baby formula shortages everywhere. Gates […] The post A conspiracy theory tries to blame Pfizer and Bill Gates for the baby formula shortage appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, May 23, 2022 4:55:55 AM


Twitter To Tackle Ukraine Conflict Misinformation With Warning Labels
Twitter will begin placing warning notices in front of some misleading content regarding the conflict in Ukraine and limit the spread of claims debunked by humanitarian groups or other credible sources, the social media company said on Thursday. The step-up against misinformation around Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a special military operation, is part of a new policy that outlines how Twitter will approach misinformation during crises. The post Twitter To Tackle Ukraine C...
TV News Check at Friday, May 20, 2022 1:51:01 PM


Broadcast TVs Reduced Role Made Clear In Fall Presentations
There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers in flashy New York presentations. None was more glaring than the fact that Craig Erwich and Kelly Kahl, chiefs of the ABC and CBS entertainment divisions, watched from the sidelines. (Image: Associated Press) The post Broadcast TVs Reduced Role Made Cl...
TV News Check at Friday, May 20, 2022 11:27:51 AM


Why Scripps and Google are recruiting print journalists to broadcast news
Some of the finest American journalism is still being done by newspapers, said Adam Symson, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, one of the largest broadcast news companies […] The post Why Scripps and Google are recruiting print journalists to broadcast news appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, May 20, 2022 10:27:51 AM


Pete Williams, one of NBC News most respected journalists, will retire
Pete Williams, the classy and venerable NBC News correspondent who mostly covered the Supreme Court and the Department of Justice for nearly 30 years, announced he will retire in July. […] The post Pete Williams, one of NBC News’ most respected journalists, will retire appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, May 20, 2022 6:30:34 AM


Monkeypox is no need for panic
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have […] The post Monkeypox is no need for panic appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, May 20, 2022 5:00:27 AM


No, this news interview doesnt prove the Buffalo supermarket shooting was staged
The day before the deadly shooting at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket, a patron of the store had spoken to the man who police have charged in the attack. An […] The post No, this news interview doesnt prove the Buffalo supermarket shooting was staged appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, May 20, 2022 4:55:48 AM


World Broadcasting Unions Updates Cybersecurity Recommendations
The World Broadcasting Unions has updated its list of Cybersecurity Recommendations for Media Vendors Systems, Software and Services, a document designed to help technology vendors enhance the security of their solutions. Media company IT and security managers also use the list, first released in 2018, as a framework for what to ask of their vendors when investing or maintaining their networks. Download a copy of the recommendations here . The post World Broadcasting Unions Updates Cybersec...
TV News Check at Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:18:58 PM


Did Pfizers CEO say a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was necessary?
With new COVID-19 variants being discovered by scientists, many on social media are beginning to wonder if the current protection offered by the COVID-19 vaccine is enough or if new […] The post Did Pfizers CEO say a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was necessary? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, May 19, 2022 3:54:34 PM


Audiences Spend Record 30% Of Total TV Time Watching Streaming Content
The Nielsen Gauge report for April 2022, published Thursday, revealed that audiences spent on average more than 30% of their total TV viewing time this past month consuming watching streaming video content. That is a record share for streaming, and up from the previous record of 29.7% that was set in March. Overall TV viewing dropped by 2.1% from March, while consumption of streaming content in April was almost identical to March, helping to increase streamings share of overall TV viewing by ov...
TV News Check at Thursday, May 19, 2022 1:58:20 PM


National TV Scatter Spending Down 32% Vs. Four Years Ago
National TV scatter market advertising revenue is down a massive 32% so far this season — October 2021 through March 2022 — versus the same period four years ago, according to an analysis conducted by media competitive ad tracking researcher Standard Media Index. This year — similar to 2018 — includes Winter Olympics programming on NBC TV networks. And the period, like this year, starts off a big political advertising season with spending ramping up for the November elections. The post Nation...
TV News Check at Thursday, May 19, 2022 1:20:43 PM


Sinclair’s Ripley: Politically Divided America Is ‘Very Good For Our Business’
Stark political divisions in the U.S. have caused a surge in TV ad spending, with primary races in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other key states pointing to a massive haul in the upcoming fall midterms. One key beneficiary of that influx of cash is Sinclair Broadcast Group, the No. 2 owner of local TV stations in the U.S. The companys CEO, Chris Ripley, offered his outlook on political ads and other topics in an appearance at the MoffettNathanson 9th Annual Media and Communications Summit. The post...
TV News Check at Thursday, May 19, 2022 1:07:12 PM


Hearst Media Production Group Expands Business Development Team
Jacqueline Wickert has joined Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG) and Laura Bradley has been promoted, both to the new position of business partnerships and development executive.  Wickert and Bradley report to Amy DeGregorio, HMPG senior vice president, managing director of sales for educational/informational (E/I) programming. Wickert — an Emmy-winning entertainment executive — previously worked for eight […] The post Hearst Media Production Group Expands Business Development Team a...
TV News Check at Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:26:21 PM


Ikegami To Show Latest UHD, HDR, HFR & IP Production Technology At Hamburg Open 2022
Ikegami will promote the latest additions to its range of broadcast production camera systems and monitors at Hamburg Open 2022. The show will be held June 1-2 in Hall B6 of the Congress Center Hamburg. Representatives at the company’s stand 535 will include Ikegami Electronics (Europe) Broadcast & Professional Video Division Manager Michael Lätzsch and Sales Engineer David Lieven. […] The post Ikegami To Show Latest UHD, HDR, HFR & IP Production Technology At Hamburg Open...
TV News Check at Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:15:11 AM


Why wont some people pay for news?
Canceling that free trial: Four reasons people are unwilling to subscribe to a news organization Ask media types about what news organizations need to survive in the future, and almost invariably the conversation these days will emphasize “reader revenue” of some kind: subscriptions, memberships, donations — any means, old or new, of getting people to...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, May 19, 2022 8:55:30 AM


Media must continue to fight against the Big Lie
As we woke up Wednesday morning, there was a virtual dead heat in the Republican primary for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race. Celebrity doctor and Trump endorsee Mehmet Oz held the […] The post Media must continue to fight against the Big Lie appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:30:41 AM


One-third of Americans should now be wearing masks, CDC director says
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have […] The post One-third of Americans should now be wearing masks, CDC director says appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:00:39 AM


A fake Twitter account posing as CBS News shared false information about the Buffalo shooting
Twitter accounts falsely posing as news organizations sometimes share misinformation during big, developing breaking news stories, such as the recent shooting in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 people dead […] The post A fake Twitter account posing as CBS News shared false information about the Buffalo shooting appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:55:08 AM


In a surprise decision, a federal court upholds a law knee-capping tech companies power to moderate
Last week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a Texas law, HB 20, that forbids social media companies from banning users for their political positions and censoring posts […] The post In a surprise decision, a federal court upholds a law knee-capping tech companies power to moderate appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:29:12 PM


As focus grows on schools, local newsrooms launch education reporting labs
Local education reporters have faced no shortage of news in the past few years.  First, there was the pandemic, which shuttered schools and forced students, teachers and parents to adapt […] The post As focus grows on schools, local newsrooms launch education reporting labs appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:45:41 AM


Schumer Implores Fox News Leaders To Stop Amplification Of Replacement Theory
Senate Majority Leader  Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that ownership and executives at Fox News stop what he says is the “reckless amplification of the so-called Great Replacement theory” on the network. “Proponents of this white nationalist, far-right conspiracy theory believe that a complicit or cooperative class of elites are advancing a plot designed to undermine the political power and culture of white Americans,” Schumer wrote in a letter Tuesday to top news executives at Fox an...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:30:32 PM


Netflix Hit By Layoffs; About 150 Mostly U.S.-Based Employees Affected
Layoffs are underway at Netflix today. About 150 positions out of the streamers 11,000 workforce are being eliminated amid a slowdown in the companys revenue growth. They are largely based in the U.S., a significant portion in creative. A number of them are in the executive ranks, including in original content, with a couple of director-level original series execs rumored to be leaving. The post Netflix Hit By Layoffs; About 150 Mostly U.S.-Based Employees Affected appeared first on TV Ne...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:05:26 PM


Dan Rather Receives Peabody Career Achievement Award From Dolly Parton
Dan Rather has received the Peabody career achievement award, with Dolly Parton presenting the broadcast journalist with the honors. Peabody announced the news on Tuesday morning. “For more than six decades, Dan Rather has brought his righteous passion, his intelligence, his boldness, his humor and his commitment to the truth to the public arena,” Parton said before presenting the award to Rather. “His lifes work has been to ask the questions that matter and to tell the stories that matter.” ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:58:38 PM


ABC Fall 2022 Schedule: Abbott Elementary Anchors Comedy Block, Celebrity Jeopardy Joins Sunday
ABCs breakout comedy  Abbott Elementary will move to a new night — and a prime location on the networks schedule — in the fall. The show will anchor the networks Wednesday comedy block, moving into the 9 p.m. slot. ABCs lineup to start the 2022-23 season will feature a pair of new dramas in  The Rookie: Feds  and the Hilary Swank-led  Alaska , along with a  Celebrity Jeopardy  game show on Sunday nights. The network is also making a big bet on  Bachelor in Paradise , which will air on both ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:53:50 PM


Scripps, Google Partner To Bring More Journalists To Broadcasting
The Scripps Journalism Journey is a multi-year initiative to move experienced journalists with primarily print news backgrounds into broadcast news careers. Participants will be hired into full-time career positions in Scripps local and national media newsrooms. The program provides mid-career transitions into video-driven storytelling through extensive training and support, including mentoring, job shadowing, hands-on work and individual coaching. The post Scripps, Google Partner To Bring Mo...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:42:34 PM


Good things happened when Honolulu Civil Beat dropped its paywall and went to donations instead
The 12-year-old news site learned that sometimes you can get more just by asking. It is axiomatic that digital startups, besides valuable journalism, need to find a sustainable mix of […] The post Good things happened when Honolulu Civil Beat dropped its paywall and went to donations instead appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:40:26 AM


Tegna Shareholders Approve Standard General Merger
Tegna Inc. said that at a special meeting of shareholders held earlier today, its shareholders voted to adopt the merger with an affiliate of Standard General L.P. According to the preliminary results announced at the special meeting, subject to certification by the independent inspector of election, approximately 78% of Tegnas outstanding common shares voted to adopt the merger agreement. Tegna said the transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022, subject to regulatory approval...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:47:49 AM


No, Ukraine isnt using cats to spot Russian sniper lasers
The internet is full of cute cat content ? cats wearing funny outfits, cat memes, cats chasing lasers, and of course, everyone loves a good “cat-does-incredible-thing” story. However, not everything […] The post No, Ukraine isnt using cats to spot Russian sniper lasers appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9:36:06 AM


Telestream Acquires Encoding.com
In a strategic move that Telestream says will further extend its reach in the cloud-media processing sector,  the Genstar Capital company is buying Encoding.com, an Emmy-winning cloud media processing platform used by media and entertainment companies, streaming services, broadcasters and corporate video customers around the globe. The acquisition expands Telestreams offerings in file-based video media workflows […] The post Telestream Acquires Encoding.com appeared first on TV News ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:34:31 AM


More coverage and reaction from the mass shooting in Buffalo
As horrific as Saturday was — an 18-year-old white supremacist purposely traveling to a Black neighborhood and killing 10 people at a supermarket — it could have been even worse. […] The post More coverage and reaction from the mass shooting in Buffalo appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 6:30:45 AM


An unholy coalition torpedoes social media reform legislation in Brazil
Mercurial Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Google and Facebook are accidental allies fighting in the same trench to defeat Big Tech regulation in Brazil. Bolsonaro maneuvered his congressional allies last month […] The post An unholy coalition torpedoes social media reform legislation in Brazil appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 6:00:08 AM


Upfront Dispatches: Strange Bedfellows At Foxs 4-for-1 Pitch
The old wall between Fox and Fox News is more of a sheer curtain these days. Evidence of the blurring between the pillars of Rupert Murdochs media behemoth can be seen in Rudy Giulianis recent turn on entertainment flagship  The Masked Singer — and the network brass nonchalance over criticism for the casting choice. Brand identity got even blurrier late Monday afternoon, when, for the first time, a “One Fox” upfront pitch to advertisers placed as much emphasis on conservative cable news outf...
TV News Check at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:50:57 AM


With the baby food shortage predicted to last months, pediatricians change recommendations
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have […] The post With the baby food shortage predicted to last months, pediatricians change recommendations appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:00:07 AM


Claims that photos of the Buffalo shooting suspect show crisis actors are unfounded
Authorities have identified 18-year-old Payton Gendron as the suspect in a May 14 massacre at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 people dead and others injured. […] The post Claims that photos of the Buffalo shooting suspect show crisis actors are unfounded appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:55:32 AM


NBC Chicago Releases The Lost Story Of Emmett Till: Trial In The Delta
NBC Chicago (WMAQ) and the Collaboraction Theatre Company bring to life the Emmett Till murder trial in a staged theatrical adaptation The Lost Story of Emmett Till: Trial in the Delta. Based on the official 1955 trial transcripts, NBC Chicago produced an extension of Collaboractions original play, Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till, co-written by Willie Round and G. Riley […] The post NBC Chicago Releases The Lost Story Of Emmett Till: Trial In The Delta appeared first o...
TV News Check at Monday, May 16, 2022 1:48:58 PM


David Zaslav Outlines Warner Bros. Discoverys Focus On Financial Opportunities In Memo To Staff
Months before the Warner Bros. Discovery deal was completed, execs at the now-merged company promised to find $3 billion in synergy savings over the next three years. In a new memo sent out to Warner Bros. Discovery staff and obtained by  Variety, CEO David Zaslav began to elaborate on those plans. In a list of “near-term priorities,” Zaslav mentioned that the company would “focus on financial opportunities.” The post David Zaslav Outlines Warner Bros. Discoverys Focus On Financial Opportu...
TV News Check at Monday, May 16, 2022 1:18:55 PM


Whats working for local TV stations on Facebook? Posting early, killing hashtags, skipping sports
In a typical American city, the local daily newspaper is the outlet producing the most news day after day. But that doesnt mean its the most popular outlet — a local TV station will often edge it out in terms of digital audience. And on Facebook? Forget it, print fans: Local TV is dominant. Just...
Nieman Labs at Monday, May 16, 2022 12:42:44 PM


TV Market Faces Big Questions as Upfront Presentations Start
Each upfront takes on its own character, but 2022 will have its own character if only because buyers and clients are flocking to New York to take in the extravagant shows television companies put on in venerable venues like Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. Given that, there are still some big questions that will be answered this week as the presentations roll out and in the next few weeks as negotiations over about $20 billion worth of advertising for the 2022-23 season take place. Above...
TV News Check at Monday, May 16, 2022 12:33:23 PM


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