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Experts and Tribune Media unions raise concerns about Sinclair’s history of pushing conservative “propaganda”

“Sinclair is a very right-wing, conservative, almost alt-right in their political beliefs."<p>Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s recent purchase of Tribune Media is drawing serious concern from Tribune employees and their union leadership, as well as broadcasting experts who fear the company will continue …

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How to watch the New York Times’ Executive Editor Dean Baquet live today

Baquet will be interviewed live from our Code Conference by Peter Kafka.<p>As executive editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet oversees the news in all its various forms, from print to digital to mobile. Before being named executive editor in May 2014 — the first black man in the role at the …

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Reporter tries to dig himself out of hole after 'racist' Indy 500 tweet

A Denver sportswriter has apologized for a racially insensitive tweet about the first Japanese winner of the Indy 500.<p>Writing that it was “nothing …

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The Ringer, Bill Simmons’s Site, Will Switch Its Host to Vox

The Ringer, a sports and culture website created by Bill Simmons, will soon be hosted on Vox Media’s platform but maintain editorial independence under a partnership announced on Tuesday.<p>Mr. Simmons, a former ESPN personality, will keep ownership of The Ringer, but Vox will sell advertising for the …

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Covering world news isn't cheap, but cost of ignoring it is far greater

CBC's foreign correspondents gather in Toronto for final The National in Conversation town hall<p><i>CBC's foreign correspondents travel the globe to bring</i> …

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Success of new Cambridge weekly suggests investment in quality can pay off for regional press

Despite launching only eight months ago, the Cambridge Independent has already made a name for itself as a title that is investing in quality …

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Golic: Greenberg’s not ‘Mike & Mike’ worker I’m mad at

Mike Greenberg isn’t the loudmouth Mike Golic said he has a problem with.<p>The “Mike & Mike” host addressed the report that paints him and Greenberg as …

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How Frank Deford changed sports journalism

Frank Deford had one of those careers that kids in journalism school could point to and say, “I want to do that.” He was an iconic sports writer, editor, novelist and commentator. He won pretty much every award you could win as a sports writer, won them for long-form features and columns and books …

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Cops: Boy,14, shot and killed in Kensington

A 14-year-old boy was was shot and killed in Kensington on Monday night, police said.<p>The teen was on the 2000 block of East Orleans Street when an …

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Macron blasts Russian ‘fake news’ campaign to Putin’s face

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called out two Kremlin media outlets for spreading “deceitful propaganda” during France’s recent election …

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When You See Something (Fake), Say Something

<b>Q.</b> <i>What is Facebook doing to stop misinformation from spreading? And if I see a fake news article in my news feed, how do I report it?</i><p><b>A.</b> Facebook began stepping up its efforts to combat the spread of false information and hoaxes late last year in a number of ways, including working with third-party …

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“Robert Victor Sullivan, whom you’ve surely never heard of, was the toughest coach of them all. He was so tough he had to have two tough nicknames, …

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Trump Earpiece Fiasco By Some In The Media Fuels "Fake News" Narrative

One of the hallmarks thus far of the Trump administration is the way the President has both lambasted the media and of course uses it when he feels …

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We Are Not Stupid People - Get Your Agenda Out Of My News!

I am sort of a news junkie, especially political news. I am also a customer service fanatic. I have noticed these two portions of my world colliding …

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Trolls Are Targeting Indian Restaurants With A Create-Your-Own Fake News Site

At least 30 websites invite people to make up a fake news story and share it on Facebook. Over the past 12 months the articles have generated more than 13 million engagements on the social network.<p>Posted on May 29, 2017, 18:58 GMT<p>Shrina Begum, the owner of Karri Twist, and the fake news story …

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Napster founder now wants to destroy online piracy

Sean Parker, best known for founding Napster and getting in early on Facebook, has a strange new line of work. The entrepreneur has a startup that’s …

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Frank Deford, Giant of Sports Journalism, Dies at 78

The feature writer spent decades at 'Sports Illustrated,' wrote the novel 'Everyone's All American' and served as the editor of the grandiose …

Entertainment

Online reading brims with advantages, but there is still something special about printed newspapers

In 1951 I first became aware of newspapers—the “funny pages” anyway—and fell in love with them, over time adding the news and editorial pages to my …

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Golf magazines help you swing into the season

Even if you’ve never picked up a golf club outside of a roadside mini-golf course, you’ve no doubt run across people, especially on Monday mornings, …

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Track and field leaders (May 28)

Marks reported as of May 28:<p><b>BOYS</b><p><b>100</b>—Goodwin (Chr) 10.64, Ellis (MC) 10.68, Martin (Morse) 10.68, McElroy (Morse) 10.70, Lippert (LCC) 10.83, Olave …

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Documenting Hate

Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there’s no reliable data on the nature or prevalence of the violence. We’re collecting and …

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For-profit tactics might be coming to public universities, and no one is talking about it

Purdue announced the acquisition of troubled online for-profit college Kaplan University and it's highly unusual.<p>Unless you’re a resident of Indiana, you probably haven’t heard about Purdue University’s recently announced acquisition of troubled online for-profit college Kaplan University. This …

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Watch: CNN reporter diagnoses problem with the mainstream media — and he absolutely nails it

One of President Donald Trump’s biggest complaints during last year’s presidential election, one that has followed him into the White House, was his belief that the mainstream media was biased against him. He even created the moniker “fake news media,” which he still uses to refer to the press.<p>And …

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Trump, fake news, and shrinking newsrooms: does journalism still matter in 2017?

Discussions about the future of journalism have broken out of the newsroom and into Australia’s public debate. How will society adjust its information needs?<p>Perhaps we can thank Donald Trump and the soul-searching of the fractured nation that elected him. Perhaps it is because of the latest round …

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Trump accuses 'fake news' media of making up sources

President Donald Trump on Sunday morning accused news outlets of fabricating stories and making up sources.<p>In a series of tweets, the president said he believed the leaks coming from his administration are actually "fabricated lies."<p>"It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White …

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How The New York Times now has 13 million subscribers to 50 email newsletters

The New York Times’ email lists are swelling. The Times announced in an internal memo on Tuesday that it has amassed 13 million email subscribers, …

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The ‘fake news’ trope is making it harder to fight state-sanctioned violence in Asia

In Southeast Asia, a region full of young democracies, journalists and press freedom advocates are alarmed by politicians’ eager uptake of two cultural memes spawned by the Trump election and presidency — adviser Kellyanne Conway’s neologism “alternative facts” and the label “fake news”—in response …

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Columbia Journalism Review Seeks To Be Clearinghouse For Newsroom Job Loss Info

CJR.org, the website of the Columbia Journalism Review. wants to be the clearinghouse for news of any job losses in America’s newsrooms.<p>The reason? Some of the country’s biggest media companies have started making journalist job cuts on the quiet, reports CJR’s David Uberti.<p>For example, Poynter …

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Fox News Host Compares The Washington Post To The National Enquirer

On Sunday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on <i>Fox & Friends</i>. During his segment, Gingrich ripped the anonymous sourcing of the …

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