Jennifer Jacobs, a senior political reporter for Bloomberg News, has come to dominate this only-in-2020 beat.
YouTube has barred One America News Network, a cable TV news channel, from posting new videos for a week after it uploaded a video promoting a cure for COVID-19. “After careful review, we removed a video from OANN and issued a ‘strike’ on the channel for violating our Covid-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there’s a guaranteed cure,” said Ivy Choi, a YouTube spokesperson.
Two titans of the digital publishing space will soon merge, as BuzzFeed is acquiring HuffPost as part of a larger deal with Verizon Media. The newsrooms of HuffPost and BuzzFeed News will remain separate, though HuffPost’s editor-in-chief (currently an open role) will report to BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Mark Schoof’s according to an email Schoofs sent to BuzzFeed staff.
It will highlight the latest and most pressing news of the day in real time for viewers across the country and will be available across Sinclair broadcast, digital and over-the-top platforms.
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube remained on alert as the lack of a clear election result kept the online misinformation flowing.
Pennsylvania was a hot spot for online misinformation on Election Day. Facebook and Twitter scrambled to take down false posts about polling locations in Scranton, Philadelphia and beyond to minimize the spread of misinformation and prevent it from sowing doubt about the election process.
VUit, the ad-supported streaming service built in partnership with some of the world’s largest local TV station groups, will be presenting a special esports themed election night special on its popular VUit eSports channel, entitled VUit eSports — Decision 2020. Starting Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. ET, and running all evening, the special will bring […]
The sites are key conduits for communication and information. Here’s how they plan to handle the challenges facing them before, on and after Tuesday.
Trump made the legacy media great again. Here’s what’s next for them.
The Drudge Report’s traffic fell 45% year-over-year in September, extending its nine-month losing streak in 2020, according to Comscore data. The data shows that visits to the conservative news aggregator was down, but one conservative figurehead who did not see declines is Dan Bongino, a Fox News contributor who launched his own aggregator site last year to compete with Drudge’s.
Fox News Media’s international streaming platform Fox News International has expanded its distribution to 27 countries worldwide, enabling more audiences abroad access to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network’s coverage ahead of the United States election on Nov. 3. Starting today, the direct-to-consumer service will be made available to 12 additional countries, including enhanced distribution across […]
In an election year when voting has never been more important — or more complex — E.W. Scripps has rolled out voter resource pages across its 42 markets aggregating local deadlines, rules and instructions, along with drawing from a well of Scripps and Newsy election coverage. Above, a Scripps voter resource page from Cincinnati, similar to ones found in each of the group’s 42 markets.
Digital executives from Tegna, Gray, Nexstar and Allen Media said they’re holding on to some of their surging COVID and protest audiences by ramping up their digital user experiences, cultivating loyalty programs and offering up plenty of bespoke content on their digital platforms. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.
Real-time 3D graphics and virtual set innovation are among the features designed for an immersive viewer election night experience across platforms. Fox News Digital will complement network coverage with interactive live and historical race data.
With two weeks left until Election Day, NBCLX, an OTT and linear network designed for adults 18-45, today announced a series of video stories about the issues that are motivating millennials and Gen Z-ers to exercise their right to vote in this year’s election. The news series also includes “What Could Happen?” special reports that ask the provocative […]
As part of Spectrum Networks’ commitment to cover locally relevant issues, Spectrum News has launched Decision 2020: The Election Hub, a digital destination for voters to find local resources and reliable information to prepare for the 2020 election. Additionally, in partnership with market research firm Ipsos, Spectrum Networks conducted its first Spectrum News Poll in […]
NBCLX is NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ multiplatform lab for storytelling innovation, iterating across digital, diginets and OTT. It’s turning news conventions on their head in a bid to build loyal younger audiences. Above, LXNews hosts Ashley Holt and Nik Zecevic at its studio at KXAS Dallas.
The Newsy channel will be available on Philo’s streaming TV service just in time for the highly-anticipated 2020 election.
Kat Downs Mulder has been named The Washington Post’s managing editor for digital, a top leadership role in which she will oversee online operations as well as video, photography, graphics, audio and other departments of the newsroom.
In a hour-long digital edition of her syndicated show Matter of Fact tomorrow night (7 p.m. ET), O’Brien will lead a discussion of race and privilege, racial stress, the impact of bias in the images and language in our daily news and the creation of stereotypes and how they influence the way we think. It will livestream on the digital platforms of Matter of Fact and most Hearst media properties.
Ranging from local digital voter guides and precinct-by-precinct coverage to in-depth national coverage, Scripps TV stations and national media businesses are producing coverage that breaks down the voting process as it unfolds and encourages voters to be actively engaged in the democratic process.
VUit (pronounced “view it”), launched in September by its parent company Syncbak as a free, ad-supported national streaming service aiming to be the “Netflix of Live, Local, and Free,” has unveiled a new channel meant to fill a void in the current presidential election coverage: Battleground States. The channel will provide viewers across the country a 24/7 […]
Today’s launch includes the debut of LX News, a weekday newscast targeted to Gen Z and millennials.
Google will pay publishers more than $1 billion over the next three years through a new program for licensing news. The tech giant has signed licensing deals with about 200 publications in select countries with plans to add more and expand geographically.
The Local Media Consortium, a strategic alliance of local media companies, today named Kevin Lockland general manager of The Matchup. Launched in July, The Matchup is a collaborative online sports initiative that provides fans with access to high quality, locally produced sports stories and coast-to-coast content. An experienced digital media product and editorial leader, Lockland was […]
A new Pew Research Center study finds that YouTube has become an important source of news for many Americans. About a quarter of all U.S. adults (26%) say they get news on YouTube. And while relatively few of these people say it is their primary news source, most say it is an important way they stay informed.