Media Industry

Neil Cavuto Shreds Trump: 'You're The President... Why Don’t You Act Like It?'

The Fox News host says Trump’s Twitter attacks are like “using a bazooka to respond to a pea shooter.”<p>Fox News host Neil Cavuto is calling out President Donald Trump over his latest Twitter attacks.<p>Over the weekend, in separate tweets, Trump went after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and LaVar Ball, the …

Donald Trump

F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites.<p>The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a …

Net Neutrality

Hannity’s Thanksgiving Advice For Liberals Goes Hilariously Off The Rails

Fox News host gets it dished right back at him.<p>Fox News host Sean Hannity offered to give advice for dealing with “liberal relatives” during Thanksgiving.<p>“Dr. Hannity is back!” he tweeted. “Need advice on how to deal with you liberal relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday? Call into my radio show.”<p>…

Sean Hannity

She Complained That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story.

“When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation.”<p><b>Michigan Rep. John Conyers</b>, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged …

Long-form Journalism

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed<p>One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat …

Long-form Journalism

CBS fires Charlie Rose over widespread sex harassment claims

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after eight women came forward accusing the veteran TV journalist of sexual harassment.<p>In a memo to staffers, CBS …

News Industry

What Hillary Clinton Got Wrong About Fox News

Would Fox News really have driven Bill from the White House?<p><b>Hillary Clinton</b> tends to hate the press in a bipartisan fashion. She's got reason to be suspicious, given the battering she's taken over several decades. But she's now gone a bit far in her own macro communication analysis.<p>“Unfortunately …

Journalism

Why BuzzFeed teamed with a far-right figure to break the John Conyers scandal

Journalism can make for strange bedfellows. Case in point: BuzzFeed and Mike Cernovich.<p>Cernovich — a controversial far-right figure who has promoted blatantly false conspiracy theories, such as the discredited “Pizzagate” hoax — was the source of a big BuzzFeed scoop Monday night. The popular news …

Lifestyle

Sarah Sanders Orders Press To Say What They're Thankful For Before Questions

“I hope you felt the passion of my thankfulness," April Ryan said.<p>The Thanksgiving holiday spirit took a bit of a strident twist during Monday’s press briefing by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.<p>She told journalists that they would be expected to announce what they were thankful …

Donald Trump

By pulling its campaign with the Daily Mail, Paperchase has ended up looking like it has no principles at all

Poor old Paperchase. The stationery company wrapped itself in knots this weekend, having run a reader offer with the <i>Daily Mail</i> on Saturday only to …

Digital Media

'Jack-of-all-trades, master of none': Why Mashable flamed out - Digiday

Few images better capture the unfettered optimism and indignity of digital media than 2014 at South by Southwest, where a line of hoodie-wearing …

Advertising Industry

Dan Rather Is Not Naming Names

Hearing Dan Rather’s familiar Texas twang during a phone conversation last week brought back vivid memories–of election night “Ratherisms” like a candidate’s lead being “shakier than cafeteria Jell-O”–and a long-lost time when most Americans could easily name the anchors of the three network …

Donald Trump

The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?

Before he had even made his first movie, Spike Lee used to fantasize about three things: season tickets at the Garden, a brownstone in Fort Greene like the one that he was raised in and a house in the historically black Oak Bluffs section of Martha’s Vineyard. In 1986, after writing, producing, …

Long-form Journalism

Kathy Griffin Brutally Rejects O'Reilly: 'I'm Not That Desperate, Bill McRapey'

... and her mom had an even sharper message.<p>Kathy Griffin rejected an offer to appear on Bill O’Reilly’s podcast in the most public way possible.<p>Griffin shared screenshots of messages from someone representing O’Reilly inviting her on the podcast to talk about her complaints of being blacklisted by …

Comedy

Ending Open Secrets—Both Inside and Outside the Newsroom

This is a decisive moment for women, and also for the journalists investigating their accounts.<p>“You have me riveted,” reads the incoming text. “How long will you be in NY?”<p>Later that evening, my phone lights up again: “Reading with pleasure.”<p>The next ping: “Exquisite pleasure in fact.”<p>The man …

James Toback

Online TV services offset cord cutting losses in Q3

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Online TV services including Sling TV and Playstation Vue added 962,000 subscribers in Q3 2017, which helped offset the 872,000 in subscriber losses traditional pay-TV …

Televisions

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

<b>In September,</b> Michal Kosinski published a study that he feared might end his career. The Economist broke the news first, giving it a self-consciously anodyne title: “Advances in A.I. Are Used to Spot Signs of Sexuality.” But the headlines quickly grew more alarmed. By the next day, the Human Rights …

Long-form Journalism

Facebook Shouldn’t Censor Pro-Life News Outlets

This month, the <i>New York Times</i> ran an op-ed by Rossalyn Warren entitled “Facebook Is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News.” In the piece, Warren expresses …

Conservative View

Trump circus squeezes a key media niche on Capitol Hill

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) is swarmed by reporters as he arrives for the Senate Republicans' lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. (Photo By …

Journalism

Season of the Witch: The Enduring Power of Stevie Nicks

A shawl is a self-selected aura; a shawl is makeshift set of wings. Stevie Nicks owns hundreds if not thousands of them at this point, and sometimes …

John McVie

Fake News? 'Morning Joe' Crew Repeats Discredited Claim About Republican Tax Plan

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed last week the Senate Republican health care bill would lead to millions of Americans losing their …

Dick Durbin

People are threatening to boycott Starbucks over its holiday cup's 'gay agenda' — but the controversy was invented by the media

• <b>#BoycottStarbucks is trending after a conspiracy theory emerged that the chain's holiday cups featured the hands of a lesbian couple.</b>• <b><br>BuzzFeed News and other publications promoted and created the theory based on little evidence.</b>• <b><br>Now, homophobic people are actually threatening to boycott …

U.S. Politics

Breitbart editor-in-chief: The word "rape" now means "any sex that the woman ends up regretting that she had"

Alex Marlow: "Rape used to mean something. We used to all knew what it meant. And then now we don't know what it means. And then we don't know what's …

Liberal View

Is Mic's Pivot to Video Spinning Out of Control? 

GIF<p>Within the pantheon of panic-inducing statements managers can make to employees, the assurance that there’s no need to panic sits near its apex. …

Digital Media

Financial Times surpasses 700,000 digital subscribers and boasts highest readership in 130-year history

The Financial Times claims to have exceeded 900,000 ‘paying readers’ for the first time.<p>The title has seen a surge in digital subscribers since April …

Digital Media

New York Times to roll out more subscriptions beyond news

(Reuters) - The New York Times Co plans to introduce two or three new standalone digital subscriptions next year focused on lifestyle topics as part of its push to get more people to pay for its content beyond traditional news, a senior executive told Reuters.<p>FILE PHOTO: People line up for taxi …

Digital Media

Opinion | Op-Ed | OZY

The special election in Alabama is less than one month away, and Republicans are scrambling to figure out what to do about Moore.<p>The return of …

News Media

Facebook tests VR experiences in News Feed

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Facebook-owned Oculus announced it has begun testing web-based VR experiences within the News Feed, representing Facebook’s latest bid to pique VR interest among …

Digital Media

After watching Gothamist and DNAinfo disappear, this journalist built a tool to help others save their own archives

When Gothamist and DNAinfo suddenly shut down earlier this month, Ben Welsh, data editor at the Los Angeles Times, watched the conversations among …

Journalism

ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet News Applications Developer David Eads — ProPublica

David Eads, who came to ProPublica Illinois from National Public Radio, believes reporters should focus on stories that people are purposefully …

Journalism