How CBS News Is Trying To Reinvent Itself

In the fall of 2014, CBS launched CBSN, a 24-hour streaming news channel available for free online and across all manner of smartphones, tablets and connected TV screens. Nearly three years in, CBSN is profitable. Going forward, the plan is to “take some of the success and reinvest it” into the business, according to Christy Tanner, SVP-GM of CBS News Digital for CBS Interactive. This includes putting money and resources toward new content, distribution partnerships and editorial products, which will often involve working in tandem with other departments in the broader CBS portfolio — a testament to how much CBS higher-ups value CBSN.

New Site Tracks Press Freedom Violations In U.S.

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Spider Stars In TV Reporter’s Live Shot

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Sex Used To Attract Viewers To Local News

Female veterans of Boston news stations worry that a push for a “sexed up” look for women on camera is distracting from important stories and burdens them unfairly. The issue flared up this week when former WCVB anchor Heather Unruh, who recently left the station after 15 years, said on New England Living online magazine that women are “encouraged” to dress more provocatively on air.

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Anchor Vanessa Echols Marks 25 Years At WFTV

Scaramucci To Hold Online Event Friday

Anthony Scaramucci wants to tell his own story. Following his departure from the White House after less than 11 days as communications director, Scaramucci will be hosting an online event on Friday where he will address the American people directly. Scaramucci said this daytime event — which will be available on various live platforms with help from former Fox News co-president Bill Shine — will give him the opportunity to reach and communicate with the President’s base.

Confusion, Anger At FNC Over Rich Probe

It has been more than two months since Fox News retracted its story about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, and the network still claims to be investigating what happened, leaving its employees perplexed and wondering why there has been no explanation and no action taken to put the issue to rest.

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How Broadcast News Is Trying To Stay Afloat

NBC News recently began production on Stay Tuned, a twice-daily newscast produced exclusively for users of the social media platform Snapchat. Young anchors Gadi Schwartz and Savannah Sellers tape their two-to-three minute programs in the Rockefeller Center studio belonging to the company where such innovations as color TV were developed. But making a newscast designed for a vertical screen of a mobile device did not require a technological breakthrough.

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‘Meet the Press’ Plans Documentary Film Fest

The venerable Sunday public-affairs mainstay is joining forces with the American Film Institute for a film festival to be held in November in Washington D.C. Submissions for what is expected to be a slate of seven short-length documentary films are now being accepted. It’s a surprising extension of a TV mainstay that is in the midst of its 70th year on the air.

Lowell Thomas: Granddaddy Of All Newscasters

New ‘Washington Week’ Host: Balance Over Frivolity

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WGRZ’s Erica Brecher Sidelined By Softball Injury

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WTTG’s News Finishes First In July

Lawyer Wants Trump To Testify In Fox Suit

The lawyer for a Washington private investigator who is suing Fox News over its use of allegedly invented quotes in a news story advancing a bizarre conspiracy theory said Tuesday he will seek to depose President Trump and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to question them over their roles in the affair.

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KVOA Tucson Names Alyx Dote Weekend Anchor

Cordillera Communications-owned NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 71, has promoted Alyx Dote to weekend news anchor. She will co-anchor News 4 Tucson weekend newscasts at 5:30 and 10 p.m. with Nick VinZant. Before joining KVOA in June 2016 as a reporter/multimedia journalist, Dote reported for KRCR Chico, Calif. She graduated from San Diego State […]

Downsides To Working As An MMJ

Ask a few TV reporters what it’s like working as an MMJ and you might get very different stories. Reporter Adam Bagni couldn’t be happier that he no longer has to work alone.

Gizmodo Suing For Roger Ailes’ FBI File

This morning, Gizmodo filed a lawsuit against the FBI seeking access to any files it holds on Roger Ailes. Gizmodo sought access to the records under the Freedom of Information Act on May 18, the day Ailes was found dead in his Palm Beach home due to a traumatic brain injury aggravated by his hemophilia. As one the most influential and controversial political figures of his era, we believe these files are likely to exist. The FBI failed to provide or formally deny access to the records within the time period allowed under the federal statute.

Contessa Brewer Named CNBC Reporter

One America News Network Fires Lewandowski

Shine Said To Be In Running For WH Job

Bill Shine, a former co-president of Fox News and top lieutenant to the network’s founder, Roger Ailes, has spoken with White House officials about taking a position on President Trump’s communications team, according to several people briefed on the discussions.

CBC Slates New Hosts For ‘The National’

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F&F Productions Rolls Out 4K-UHD OB Vehicle

Lawsuit Alleges Fox News Fabricated Quotes

A private investigator who was put at the center of a controversial report on the death of a murdered Democratic National Committee operative is alleging he was placed there against his will by employees of Fox News Channel.

Oops, Best News Bloopers Of July

Distrust, Business Models Changing News?

New forces are threatening journalism and forcing writers and editors to adapt to a new set of norms.

Program Links Newsrooms With Minority Journos

Report: CNN, ESPN, NBC News Rule Twitter

Since the first tweet went over a decade ago, Twitter has become a universally known brand, and more importantly, a tool that has become an essential communications tool to millions across the globe. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at the state of journalism on Twitter in 2017.

Sinclair–And 2 Maine Stations–Under Fire

Portland, Maine, CBS affiliate WGME and Fox affiliate WPFO each carry commentary segments by Boris Epshteyn nine times a week on orders from their owner, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation’s largest owner of local television stations and an aggressive, unabashed disseminator of conservative commentary supporting the Trump wing of the Republican Party. The  commentaries are raising some eyebrows among viewers and others in the state.