COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

Trump’s Favorite Channel, One America News, Was Never ‘News’ At All

When Reuters, the global news agency, published its two-part investigation last week of OAN, the most startling finding was that AT&T indirectly provided 90% of the channel’s revenue, after letting it be known that it was eager to host a new conservative cable network. But just as noteworthy as AT&T’s involvement was the way Reuters’s John Shiffman pulled back the curtain on how the San Diego-based network operates.

PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins Honored By RTCA For Her On-Site Reporting During Jan. 6 Insurrection

KPRC Anchor Dominique Sasche Leaving After 28 Years

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WSAZ Anchor Gone After Refusing Mandatory Vaccination

KYTV Reporter Fired For Refusing COVID Vaccine

ABC News Promotes Elwyn Lopez To Atlanta-Based Correspondent

It’s Anchors Away — Away From The Studio And Back To The Street

Scripps tries to redefine a traditional newsroom role by getting its stations’ anchors back in the field — not just for sweeps specials or big events, but for enterprise beat reporting.

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Fox News Seems Less Focused On Critical Race Theory

Concern about the intellectual framework triggered clashes at local school board meetings. But it seems to be dropping off the public radar now.

KATV Anchors Return From Suspension, Apologize For ‘Offensive’ Decision to Wear Afro Wigs On Air

NEWS ANALYSIS

MSNBC Chief Rashida Jones Faces Challenges That Would Make Cable News Veterans Shudder

Jones is in just her first year as president of MSNBC, the NBCUniversal cable news network that makes the bulk of its revenue from a primetime lineup that tilts toward progressive politics, and that may be in flux in the not-too-distant future. It’s a scenario that even the most veteran news executive would rather not face.

Steve Coll Leaving As Columbia Journalism School Dean

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Coll is stepping down as dean of the Columbia University Journalism School next June, saying that he will continue teaching there after nine years leading one of the nation’s top training grounds for reporters. Coll was behind the creation of a new master’s degree in data journalism, and the creation […]

Journalists From Philippines, Russia Given Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia for their fight for freedom of expression, stressing that it is vital in promoting peace.

Talking TV: Newsy Gets A Major Reboot

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Eric Ludgood, head of E.W. Scripps-owned Newsy, which saw a major overhaul and expansion of its programming this week as it now reaches 90% of U.S. television homes with a significant OTA expansion.

Newsy Adds Journalists To 14 Bureaus

The Scripps news network beefs up with 35 hires spread across Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Los Angeles; Missoula, Montana; Nashville, Tennessee; New York, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Washington, D.C.

KPIX Anchor Ken Bastida Retiring After 31 Years

‘I Sleep Well At Night’: Suzanne Scott On Running Fox News

Twenty-five years after its founding, a sit-down with the CEO of America’s most watched and most polarizing network, whose employees laud her for cleaning up a toxic workplace even as critics assail the channel for spreading misinformation and undermining democracy.

Sean Hannity: “Plenty Of People At Fox” Don’t Agree With My Political Opinions

The anchor, who says he reads basically every New York print newspaper but the ‘Times,’ adds: “I don’t hide my conservatism, I don’t hide the politicians I like.”

Americans’ Trust In Media Dips To Second Lowest On Record

Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest in Gallup’s trend. In all, 7% of U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” and 29% “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in newspapers, television and radio news reporting — which, combined, is four points above the 32% record low in 2016, amid the divisive presidential election campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

NewsNation Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon Leaving

Following the departure of news anchor Rob Nelson, Ramon is the second of the network’s four original on-air hires to resign in recent weeks.

Ozy Media’s Fall Is A Doozy

The company’s rapid downfall — and EEO Carlos Watson’s unexpected Today interview — pulled back the curtain on the open secrets of digital media it attempted to exploit.

Longtime KVAL Anchor David Walker Dies At 67

Rachel Maddow Has Surgery To Remove Skin Cancer

Texas Court Fines Dish-Infringing Streamer $7M

A Texas district court has found for Dish in the satellite service’s direct copyright infringement suit against streaming service Universe IPTV. The court found that the Arabic language IPTV service — owned and operated by defendants Mohamed Omar, Hossam Abd Elghany and Moustafa Maatouk — had provided access to Dish content to U.S. subscribers without authorization from Dish, directly infringing the satellite operators exclusive rights to distribute and perform that content.

Talking TV: Fox News’ Jon Scott On A 25-Year Milestone

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Jon Scott, anchor of Fox Report Weekend, about the 25-year anniversary both he and the network are celebrating today. They speak about being live on Sept. 11, 2001, what’s underlying the Fox’s mammoth ratings and how the network’s news side manages a coexistence with its more extreme opinion hosts.

OPEN MIKE BY TY CARVER

Local TV Faces ‘The Great Resignation’

Young talent is fleeing local television, feeling overworked, dramatically underpaid and no longer lured by TV’s once-gleaming promise. Executives need to act now to stop the exodus, says an industry talent recruitment and retention expert.

WLOX Biloxi Anchor Loses Job Over Vaccine

How AT&T Helped Build Far-Right One America News

As it lauded former President Donald Trump and spread his unfounded claims of election fraud, One America News Network saw its viewership jump. Reuters has uncovered how America’s telecom giant nurtured the news channel now at the center of a bitter national divide over politics and truth.

Fox Weather To Launch On Oct. 25

The new AVOD streaming platform will offer users a suite of weather products featuring local, regional and national reporting, in addition to live programming. It also has just signed WABC New York Meteorologist Amy Freeze as an anchor.

Week of Sept. 27 Cable Network Ranker: Fox News No. 1 in Total Day, ESPN No. 1 in Primetime

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