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Lee says no to Alden Global Capitals attempt to nominate directors
Lee Enterprises fired another volley Friday morning in its attempt to fend off a hostile takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Specifically, it rejected Aldens attempt to nominate […] The post Lee says no to Alden Global Capitals attempt to nominate directors appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, December 3, 2021 10:45:43 AM


Poynter Power Rankings: A different Brian Williams, a high school newspaper, the latest Jeopardy!
Here are my Poynter Power Rankings: a look at those people, places and things that had a big impact on the media. They were the movers, shakers and influencers of […] The post Poynter Power Rankings: A different Brian Williams, a high school newspaper, the latest Jeopardy! steamroller and more. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:09 AM


The winter 2021 rules for fighting COVID-19
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 The winter 2021 rules for fighting COVID-19 appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, December 3, 2021 5:00:26 AM


Hannity falsely claimed the US didnt import a single barrel of Saudi oil pre-pandemic under Trump
Rattling off a list of praises for former President Donald Trump during an interview with Donald Trump Jr., Fox News host Sean Hannity falsely claimed that under Trump, the U.S. completely scrapped […] The post Hannity falsely claimed the US didnt import a single barrel of Saudi oil pre-pandemic under Trump appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, December 3, 2021 4:55:02 AM


BuzzFeed News Union members stage walkout as shareholders vote to take the company public
Roughly 60 union workers at BuzzFeed News walked off the job Thursday, the same day shareholders voted on whether to take the company public. The walkout comes after nearly two […] The post BuzzFeed News Union members stage walkout as shareholders vote to take the company public appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:06:07 PM


Jeopardy Finally Sets Mayim Bialiks Spinoff Hosting Debut With National College Championship
Mayim Bialik will begin her job as host of Jeopardy primetime specials in the new year with the premiere of Jeopardy National College Championship on ABC, the broadcast network said Thursday. The event will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8/7c on ABC.  Jeopardy National College Championship  is a “multiconsecutive-night event that features 36 students from 36 colleges and universities from across the country, battling head-to-head for nine days of intense competition,” per its official descript...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:22:54 PM


BuzzFeed News Union employees walk off the job, the same day as the companys shareholders vote whet
Members of the BuzzFeed News union announced early Thursday morning that theyre striking today, which coincides with a shareholder meeting to vote on whether BuzzFeed goes public at a valuation of $1.5 billion. (Heres what else it tried to sell potential investors on). Weve been bargaining our contract for almost 2 years, but BuzzFeed wont...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:01:59 PM


Airbnbs “Home Alone” stunt is confusing me and news coverage has answered literally zero of my ques
Airbnb is doing a marketing thing: It appears that you plus three other people can win a one-night stay in the house in Winnetka, Illinois, that was the setting of 1990 hit film “Home Alone.” From Airbnbs press release: This season, fans are set to have their dreams come true with an overnight stay in...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:01:21 AM


Overwhelmingly white but leaning female: See the results of the Canadian Association of Journalists
Almost half of all newsrooms in Canada have only white people on staff, and nearly 80% of all newsrooms dont have any Black or Indigenous journalists on staff. These are among the top findings of the inaugural diversity survey from the Canadian Association of Journalists. The survey was conducted between November 2020 and July 2021,...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:00:49 AM


Lawos V_matrix Gets Boost With 3 New Rear Plate Models
For more than five years, Lawos V_matrix IP-broadcast core infrastructure ecosystem has allowed users to transform their installations into a flexible, future-proof production and/or delivery facility. Its C100 processing blades accommodate a wide range of software-defined video and audio workflows and also facilitate the transition to a fully IP-based environment with best-of-breed gateway functionality. To […] The post Lawos V_matrix Gets Boost With 3 New Rear Plate Models appeared...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 9:02:24 AM


Vislink Launches New IP And AI Technology Features And Solutions
Vislink, a global technology provider in the capture, delivery and management of high quality, live video and associated data in the media and entertainment, law enforcement and defense markets, has rolled out a number of technical advances across several Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint product lines. Collectively, they represent substantial innovation in the areas of IP-centric […] The post Vislink Launches New IP And AI Technology Features And Solutions appeared first on TV News Check ...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:42:03 AM


Grass Valley And Broadcast Solutions Group Sign Multi-Million Enterprise Pricing Agreement
Grass Valley has made an enterprise pricing deal with leading outside broadcast (OB) truck manufacturing company and systems integrator Broadcast Solutions Group. The deal will see Broadcast Solutions commit to an investment of $31 million over five years to deliver on its strategic vision to develop mission-critical premium live content solutions for global media companies. The deal […] The post Grass Valley And Broadcast Solutions Group Sign Multi-Million Enterprise Pricing Agreement ...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:18:39 AM


Byron Allen’s $10B Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Thrown Out
A judge has dismissed a $10 billion lawsuit against McDonald's Corp. by the media entrepreneur Byron Allen, who accused the fast-food chain of racial discrimination for not advertising with Black-owned media. U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles wrote on Tuesday that two companies owned by Allen did not offer enough factual evidence to show that McDonald's intentionally and purposefully discriminated against them. The post Byron Allen’s $10B Lawsuit Against McDonald’...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:27:27 AM


UTA Launches $200 Million SPAC For Video Game-Related Acquisitions
Capitalizing on its strength in video gaming, UTA is in the process of raising $200 million through a SPAC designed to pursue acquisitions of gaming-related companies. On Wednesday, UTA confirmed that the UTA Acquisition Corp. has launched an offering of 20 million shares priced at $10. Shares will trade on Nasdaq as of Thursday under the ticker symbol UTAAU and the offering is expected to be completed by Dec. 6. The post UTA Launches $200 Million SPAC For Video Game-Related Acquisitions app...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:10:33 AM


Chris Cuomo talks about his suspension: Its embarrassing
He says hes sorry. But will it be enough for CNNs Chris Cuomo to keep his job? Cuomo addressed his suspension from the network briefly during his SiriusXM radio show […] The post Chris Cuomo talks about his suspension: Its embarrassing appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:30:52 AM


CIMM Developing Guide To Converged TV Measurement Providers
The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement is developing a guide to converged TV measurement providers in the United States. CIMM is working with The Project X Institute and TVRev on the guide, which aims to provide profiles and objective comparisons of the capabilities and services offered by all industry players offering cross-platform TV and video audience measurement services, including all forms of linear and streaming across all devices. The post CIMM Developing Guide To Converged...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:22:47 AM


Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley Says RSN Streaming Rights Deals Could Come ‘Shortly’
Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley said Tuesday that additional streaming rights deals for its upcoming direct-to-consumer RSN service could be coming soon, adding that he believes the company has enough content in hand now to launch the product successfully. Ripley said Sinclair is in “active and ongoing negotiations,” with the NHL and the NBA for streaming rights, and that although it has rights from only four MLB teams, that could change. The post Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley Says RSN ...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:02:35 AM


MLB Owners Lock Out Players, 1st Work Stoppage Since 1995
The strategy, managements equivalent of a strike under federal labor law, ended the sports labor peace after 9,740 days over 26 1/2 years. Teams decided to force the long-anticipated confrontation during an offseason rather than risk players walking out during the summer, as they did in 1994. Players and owners had successfully reached four consecutive agreements without a work stoppage, but they have been accelerating toward a clash for more than two years. The post MLB Owners Lock Out Pla...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:54:32 AM


Thanksgiving Football, Big 10 Rivalry Game Score In Ratings
For the week in primetime, NBC led with an average of 6.8 million viewers. CBS had 4.8 million, Fox had 3.4 million, ABC had 3.2 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Iom Television had 990,000 and Telemundo had 840,000. ESPN led the cable networks, averaging 2.83 million viewers in primetime. Fox News Channel had 2.11 million, Hallmark had 2.01 million, Paramount had 1.18 million and TBS had 888,000. The post Thanksgiving Football, Big 10 Rivalry Game Score In Ratings appeared first on TV Ne...
TV News Check at Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:27:23 AM


The first omicron case has been detected in the US. What happens now?
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 The first omicron case has been detected in the US. What happens now? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:00:06 AM


If you want employees to stay, tell them you are thankful for their work
A new poll by Gallup found that 52% of people who left their job during the pandemic said their employer could have done something to make them stay. There is […] The post If you want employees to stay, tell them you are thankful for their work appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:59:57 AM


Many news outlets, not just Reuters, reported on the mild symptoms of omicron infections in South Af
Amid fears about the new omicron coronavirus variant, a claim is being shared on social media that news outlets are failing to report that, in fact, a doctor who discovered […] The post Many news outlets, not just Reuters, reported on the mild symptoms of omicron infections in South Africa appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:55:34 AM


FTC: Let digital subscribers click to cancel. Newspapers: Hey, not so fast.
If you poke around the online cancellation policies of publishers with the most digital subscribers, one group emerges as outliers. Digital news outlets like Insider (f.k.a. Business Insider) and the sports-focused site The Athletic offer online cancellation. The Atlantic and The New Yorker — magazines with strong digital subscriber numbers — offer straightforward ways to cancel...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:46:19 PM


Mediahub To Use Unaccredited Performance Data As ‘Currency’ For Ad Buys On Univision
IPGs Mediahub unit this morning announced a deal with Spanish-language media giant Univision to utilize third-party performance data as a “currency” for ad buys on its media outlets. Describing it as a “first-of-its-kind partnership,” the companies said they would utilize data and analytics from two suppliers — EDO Inc. and DatafuelX — to measure consumer behavior and to “predict engagement performance” for ad campaigns across Univisions linear TV networks. The post Mediahub To Use Unaccred...
TV News Check at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:11:16 PM


Netflix Makes Good On Pledge To Move 2% Of Cash, $100 Million, To Black-Led Financial Institutions
Netflix  said it has fulfilled a pledge to move two percent of its cash holdings, around $100 million, into Black-led banks and financial institutions, a plan it first announced in late June of 2020, and announced how the funds have been distributed. The idea is that better capitalized institutions will mean more home and small-business loans and better opportunities for Black communities. The post Netflix Makes Good On Pledge To Move 2% Of Cash, $100 Million, To Black-Led Financial Instituti...
TV News Check at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:01:39 PM


UK news publisher Archant is closing most of its offices because “home working is a preferred choice
You know they mean it when they start reducing their office space: The UK regional publisher Archant will close 8 of its 12 offices by March, PressGazette reported Wednesday. “We have seen, time and again, from staff survey feedback and the very low numbers of employees who choose to come into our offices, that for...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:10:03 AM


From respected journalist to trolling opinionist: What happened to Lara Logan?
What the heck happened to Lara Logan? She used to be a respected journalist. She even was a correspondent on “60 Minutes” — the gold standard of TV news shows. […] The post From respected journalist to trolling opinionist: What happened to Lara Logan? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 9:32:15 AM


As the semester wraps up, share your best work from 2021 with The Lead
The Lead is a weekly newsletter that provides resources and connections for student journalists in both college and high school. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every Wednesday […] The post As the semester wraps up, share your best work from 2021 with The Lead appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 9:30:47 AM


How researchers used decades of Wall Street Journal articles to predict stock market returns
Financial news articles can be a good short-term indicator of why the U.S. stock market is doing well or poorly, finds a new working paper, “Business News and Business Cycles,” from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Based on a full-text analysis of 763,887 Wall Street Journal articles published from 1984 to 2017, the authors find that...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:38:36 AM


Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and oil all plunge due to omicron uncertainty
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 Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and oil all plunge due to omicron uncertainty appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:00:05 AM


The omicron variants name comes from the Greek alphabet and is not evidence of a COVID-19 hoax
On Nov. 26, the World Health Organization classified a new coronavirus variant as a variant of concern. Its called omicron, following a decision that the WHO announced in May to […] The post The omicron variants name comes from the Greek alphabet and is not evidence of a COVID-19 hoax appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:55:58 AM


CNN suspends Chris Cuomo
CNN had to do … something. News broke Monday that one of its biggest stars, prime-time anchor Chris Cuomo, had a greater-than-originally-thought role in helping his brother, New York Gov. […] The post CNN suspends Chris Cuomo appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:12:04 PM


Disney, Comcast Renew Carriage Deal For ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC Stations
Comcast and Disney renewed a critical carriage pact that will keep ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC and more flowing to the subscribers of the Philadelphia cable giant. The two companies said they had struck a “multi-year agreement” that includes carriage of the ESPN networks, Disneys kid-focused cable networks, Freeform, the FX and National Geographic networks and ABC-owned stations on Comcasts Xfinity service. The post Disney, Comcast Renew Carriage Deal For ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC Stations a...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:01:38 PM


More than 100 local newsrooms closed during the coronavirus pandemic
This story was last updated on Nov. 30, 2021.  In many places, it started with a cut in print days. Furloughs. Layoffs. Just to get through the crisis, newsroom leaders […] The post More than 100 local newsrooms closed during the coronavirus pandemic appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:25:51 PM


The first “European Newsroom” will launch next year, with 16 EU member state news agencies to start
Starting in January 2022, 16 state news agencies in the European Union will band together to create a “European Newsroom” to cover EU-wide issues. According to the EU news site Euractiv, the German Press Agency (dpa) will lead the initiative. Other participating agencies include Agence France-Presse (France), EFE (Spain), agencies from Austria, Italy, Slovakia, non-EU...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:06:34 PM


Slow down, take small steps: OpenNews Sisi Wei on how little changes can lead to big ones
If youre a journalist of color, its very likely youve ended up in a space with Sisi Wei, the co-executive director at OpenNews. Shes worked at ProPublica, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press, but shes also part of the admin team for the Journalists of Color Slack and founded the...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 8:12:37 AM


Chris Cuomo helped his brother more than we knew. What will CNN do about it?
How in the world does Chris Cuomo survive this? We already knew that CNNs prime-time anchor was involved in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, combat sexual […] The post Chris Cuomo helped his brother more than we knew. What will CNN do about it? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:32:47 AM


Meg Cramer on how shes preparing for parenthood
This is part of The Cohort’s Your Turn edition, which is exclusive to Cohort subscribers. Each month, we publish a newsletter filled with your responses to the latest Cohort column, […] The post Meg Cramer on how she’s preparing for parenthood appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:30:16 AM


Alliance For Women In Media Foundation Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has launched a year-end fundraising campaign in an effort to further the organizations mission of using the media to create positive change while supporting educational programs and scholarships that benefit students of the media and allied fields. The campaign, which is asking for tax-deductible donations to support […] The post Alliance For Women In Media Foundation Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign appeared first on TV News Ch...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:29:24 AM


As Alden seeks seats on Lee Enterprises board, Lee unions urge the board to reject Aldens takeover
Alden Global Capital has played another card in its campaign to take over Lee Enterprises. On Friday, the hedge fund nominated a slate of three directors for seats on Lees […] The post As Alden seeks seats on Lee Enterprises board, Lee unions urge the board to reject Alden’s takeover appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:29:22 AM


As Sean McManus Celebrates 25 Years Leading CBS Sports, Hes Having Too Much Fun To Leave
Sean McManus is not retiring. Every couple of years, this rumor gains traction. It happened in the run-up to Super Bowl 50 nearly six years ago. What better way to cap off a legendary sports media career than to executive produce the NFLs 50th Super Bowl? Its happening again this year, as the 66-year-old executive who essentially saved CBS Sports marks a career milestone. He has overseen one of the most enduring sports brands for a quarter of a century. But McManus, one of the most respected e...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:00:43 AM


Journalism isnt who you are. Its what you do.
On March 10 of last year, I received a call from an editor at The New York Times. It was still the early days of the pandemic, and a medical […] The post Journalism isnt who you are. Its what you do. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:00:12 AM


Stay alert about omicron but dont 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 Stay alert about omicron but dont panic appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 5:00:36 AM


Kyle Rittenhouse didnt sue The View hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg
Since Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all criminal charges in the fatal 2020 shooting in Kenosha, Wis., some pundits have speculated that he has grounds to sue some news organizations for […] The post Kyle Rittenhouse didnt sue ‘The View’ hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:55:28 AM


Federal agency takes over Tampa Bay Times pension plan
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is taking control of the pension plan of the Tampa Bay Times, which is underfunded to the tune of $100 million. The corporation, as the […] The post Federal agency takes over Tampa Bay Times pension plan appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 29, 2021 7:23:44 PM


What you need to know about the omicron variant
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 What you need to know about the omicron variant appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 29, 2021 6:24:31 PM


Could the latest news about Chris Cuomo cost him his CNN job?
How in the world does Chris Cuomo survive this? We already knew that CNNs prime-time anchor was involved in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, combat sexual […] The post Could the latest news about Chris Cuomo cost him his CNN job? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 29, 2021 6:17:19 PM


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TV News Check at Monday, November 29, 2021 3:49:12 PM


Fox NFL Pre-Game Emergency Alert Tone Puts Affiliates In Difficult Position
A rather unusual spot appearing to be a Fox NFL promo aired during yesterdays NFL pre-game show.  What made it particularly unusual was that it included an EAS-like tone, and had a URL at the bottom of the screen for “WWW.FOXNFLEMERGENCYALERT.COM.”  That URL currently links to a “Lets Go Brandon” website that I dont encourage you to visit because our own spam software blocks access to it on the stated grounds of “Risky-Sites.” The post Fox NFL Pre-Game Emergency Alert Tone Puts Affiliates ...
TV News Check at Monday, November 29, 2021 2:39:51 PM


Hell keep the blue check, though: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down
There is no social platform more important to the state of contemporary journalism than Twitter. Sure, Facebook and its various appendages still send far more traffic, but that mostly affects the news business. Im talking about the news — the creation, evolution, and distribution of the stories we tell about the world around us right...
Nieman Labs at Monday, November 29, 2021 11:58:03 AM


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