Which Trump Official Has Coronavirus Now? This Reporter Always Seems To Know First

Jennifer Jacobs, a senior political reporter for Bloomberg News, has come to dominate this only-in-2020 beat.

YouTube Temporarily Bans OANN

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.

BuzzFeed Acquiring HuffPost In Verizon Deal

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.

Sinclair Names Headline Service ‘The National Desk’

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.

Drudge Report, A Former Trump Ally, Looks To Biden

Fox News Digital Consumers Spent 312% More Time On The Site Post-Election Than In 2016

Mexican Reporter About To Broadcast Discovery Of Human Remains Is Shot Dead

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Creates A Digital Broadcast

Social Media Companies Survived Election Day

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube remained on alert as the lack of a clear election result kept the online misinformation flowing.

New York Times Hits 7M Subs As Digital Revenue Rises

Pennsylvania Emerges As Online Misinformation Hot Spot

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 Slots Esports-Themed Election Night Special

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 […]

What To Expect From Facebook, Twitter And YouTube On Election Day

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.

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It’s The End Of An Era For The Media, No Matter Who Wins The Election

Trump made the legacy media great again. Here’s what’s next for them.

Drudge Report Traffic Down 45% From 2019

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.

Glenn Greenwald Leaves The Intercept, Claiming He Was Censored

Fox News International Expands Distribution To 12 More Countries

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 […]

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E.W. Scripps Spins Up Voter Resources To Counter Election Complexities

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.

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Unique Content, Better UX Sustaining New Local Viewers On Digital

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.

Fox News Media Unveils New Election Tech

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.

NBCLX Presents ‘LXtion 2020’ Special Reports

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 […]

Spectrum Networks Launches Polling And Election Hub To Help Voters Prepare For Election Day

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 […]

Michael Bloomberg Held Talks To Take His Media Empire Public

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NBCLX Goes Bold For Next-Gen Audiences

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.

Drudge Report’s Mystery Net Worth Attracts Interest Amid Sale Rumors

Fox News International Expands Streaming Platform In Europe

NBC News Digital Launches Commentary-Opinion Section On MSNBC.com

Newsy’s Lineup Now Available On Philo

The Newsy channel will be available on Philo’s streaming TV service just in time for the highly-anticipated 2020 election.

Kat Downs Mulder Named Washington Post’s Managing Editor For Digital News

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.

NBC News Makes First Hires Under New Regional Reporting Initiative

BuzzFeed News Pulls Reporter From White House, Citing Virus Risk

Soledad O’Brien Goes Digital On Race Relations

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.

Scripps Amps Up Voter Information Efforts

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 Debuts 24/7 Battleground States Channel

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 […]

NBCLX Now Available On The Roku Platform

Today’s launch includes the debut of LX News, a weekday newscast targeted to Gen Z and millennials.

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WRAL And PolitiFact Fact-Checked Presidential Debate In Real Time

Google To Pay News Publishers Over $1B

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.

Local Media Consortium Hires Kevin Lockland As Matchup GM

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 […]

26% Of U.S. Adults Get News From YouTube

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.

Verizon Scrambling To Unload HuffPost As Losses Mount