The White House on Monday abruptly dropped its effort to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House. However, it said going forward, reporters would be permitted one question each if called upon at news conferences and allowed follow-ups only at the discretion of the president. CNN said that, as a result, it has dropped its lawsuit against the White House filed on Acosta’s behalf.
To honor innovative, creative and effective use of social media, this year’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 10 will present the first Social Media Excellent Awards to WTVT Tampa, Fla.; KCCI Des Moines, Iowa; Josh Johnson of WSFA Montgomery, Ala.; and Kristen Hampton of WBTV Charlotte, N.C. After accepting their awards, winners will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kim Wilson of Social News Desk.
Scott Rasmussen will produce weekly polls and stories on national trending topics developed from national poll questions designed to get to the heart of what matters to viewers in the context of the Sinclair’s many markets.
Chris Wallace was born into journalism royalty, but that hasn’t stopped the anchor for Donald Trump’s favorite network from blazing a surprising path all his own.
A federal appeals court cleared the way for Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks to pursue civil rights suits against two of the nation’s biggest cable operators, Charter Communications and Comcast. These lawsuits seek sizable damages — $20 billion against Comcast and $10 billion against Charter — for alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act.
Kelli Raftery will work with Dana McClintock and Chris Ender, guiding CBS Corp.’s overall media relations and communications strategy.
Great stories don’t grow on trees. But ABC O&O KFSN Fresno, Calif., found one that grows on vines.
Discovery Inc. has promoted HGTV and Food Network executive Courtney White to president of Food Network. The executive will relocate to New York and oversee all of Discovery Inc.’s food-related brands.
At NewsTECHForum on Dec. 10 at the New York Hilton, Matt Danzico, NBC; Emily Kassie, The Marshall Project; Matt Pearl, Tegna’s WXIA and Frederic Roux, Dalet North America will show and discuss examples of their, or in Roux’s case, his clients’ groundbreaking work.