Trump Global Broadcasting Chief Quits Amid VOA Staff Revolt

Michael Pack resigned as the chief executive office of the U.S. Agency for Global Media just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday. The agency runs the Voice of America and sister networks. Pack had created a furor when he took over the agency last year and fired the boards of all the outlets under his control along with the leadership of the individual broadcast networks. The actions were criticized as threatening the broadcasters’ prized editorial independence.

Pro-Trump Media Keeps Disinformation Flowing

Forgoing any appeals for healing or reflection, right-wing media organizations that spread former President Donald J. Trump’s distortions about the 2020 election continued on Wednesday to push conspiracy theories about large-scale fraud, with some predicting more political conflict in the months ahead.

Psaki Shows New Tone In WH Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s first news conference with reporters on Wednesday stood in stark contrast to Sean Spicer’s first time before reporters four years earlier. Spicer made the plainly false claim that President Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was the largest in history, which he later said he regretted. Psaki’s session was sedate, even boring at times, due at least in part to the newness of the administration.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Society of Professional Journalists Asks Biden To End Restrictions On Agency Personnel Speaking To Press

NEWS ANALYSIS

Biden’s Inaugural Speech Calls Out The Media

“Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit.”

TV Captures The End Of A Tumultuous Presidency

As Trump completes his time in office with made-for-TV images, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos says, “The image in my head is Richard Nixon in 1974.”

WBRZ Weatherman Pat Shingleton ‘Closes The Umbrella’

Covering the weather that included more than 500 storms and related weather events, Pat Shingleton, “The Weatherman,” Manship’s ABC affiliate WBRZ Baton Rouge, La., is “closing his umbrella” on Friday, Jan. 28. “My forecasting approach incorporated the protection of life and property and when it wasn’t serious, let’s have some fun….” For 45 years he […]

Four Questions For Your Newsroom When A Giant National Story Unfolds

WPTZ-WNNE Promotes Alice Kang To Anchor Desk

Hearst Television’s NBC-CW duopoly of WPTZ-WNNE Burlington, Vt., has added Alice Kang to the NBC5 News evening team as a news anchor. She joins anchors Brian Colleran and Stewart Ledbetter, and chief meteorologist Tom Messner. A native of Chicago’s north shore, Kang joined the WPTZ in August 2018 as the morning anchor for NBC5 News […]

When Misinformation Goes Viral, Local News Can Be An Antidote

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette To Drop Friday Print Edition, Expand Sunday Paper

Shepard Smith Opens Up About Leaving Fox News After 23 Years

Two Fox News Political Executives Out After Arizona Call

Bill Sammon, senior vice president and managing editor at Fox’s Washington bureau, announced his retirement to staff members on Monday. On Tuesday, as part of a restructuring of Fox’s digital operations, politics editor Chris Stirewalt was let go. Fox’s decision — the correct one — to call Arizona for Joe Biden took the network’s anchors by surprise and infuriated the White House, which believed the determination was premature.

How Cable News Is Covering The Inauguration

The inauguration ofJoseph R. Biden Jr.and Kamala Harris as the president and vice president of the United States will take place Wednesday, Jan. 20, with events interspersed throughout the day, highlighted by the swearing-in ceremony at noon ET, following by Biden’s inaugural address. Here is the cable network coverage plans for the inauguration of America’s 46th president, listed in alphabetical order. The broadcast network coverage plans posted Monday.

Cecilia Vega Gets New Role in ABC News Washington Shuffle

ABC News named Cecilia Vega the Disney news unit’s chief White House correspondent.

Layoffs Hit Fox News Digital Amid Restructuring

The company had added to its workforce to help with its coverage of the 2020 election, and with the election over the company is adjusting its staffing to account for the less intense news cycle.

‘LX News New York’ Premieres On NBCLX

Hosted by WNBC New York Digital Reporter Kay Angrum and produced by WNBC, LX News New York gives Tri-State audiences a daily roundup of the news and community stories happening around them.

Jim Tilmon, Retired WMAQ Weatherman, Dies At 86

Former KMOV Meteorologist Meghan Danahey Sues Station

Fox News Primetime Features Bartiromo, Gowdy, Pavlich

The new Fox News Primetime opinion show has set a slate of rotating hosts, mostly familiar faces for the network.

How Broadcast Nets Will Cover Inauguration

The inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris as president and vice president of the United States will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 20, with events interspersed throughout the day, highlighted by the swearing-in ceremony at noon ET, and President Biden’s inaugural address immediately after. Here’s how broadcast networks are covering the inauguration of America’s 46th president.

Four Years In The Front Row

The country’s best female political reporters go on the record about what it was really like covering Trump’s America.

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

Three Ways The Media Can Vanquish The Big Lie

Fox News Settled A Lawsuit But Insisted On One Unusual Condition

Why did the network demand an agreement with the family of a murdered young man remain undisclosed until after the election?

Sinclair’s ‘The National Desk’ Starts Today

Sinclair’s The National Desk, a three-hour morning news program, debuted today on Sinclair’s 190-plus stations. Promising commentary-free news coverage from both local and national perspectives, the program is based out of WJLA’s studios in Washington.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Consumer Content Producer Opening In Sunny Locale

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a consumer producer at the NBC-Telemundo duopoly in San Francisco.

Reporter Lileana Pearson Leaving WOWT Omaha

National Association Of Black Journalists Goes Virtual For 2021 Convention

Tony Perkins Takes Over As Host Of WUSA’s ‘Get Up DC!’

Tegna’s CBS affiliate WUSA Washington, D.C., announced that Tony Perkins will be taking over as host of Get Up DC!, its morning show. Perkins has been a part of the Get Up DC! team for more than a year. Comedian Reese Waters, who has been host of Get Up DC! for the last three years, […]

Journalists Prepare For Protests Where They Could Be Targets

State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. Above, a member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police stands guard at the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., on Jan. 13.