Fox News Latino To Shut Down

Breitbart Plans Suit Against ‘Major Media Co.’

Breitbart News is preparing a lawsuit against a “major media company” over claims that it is a white nationalist website, it said today in an exclusive statement to The Hill. It said it objects to a “baseless and defamatory claim that Breitbart News is a ‘white nationalist website.’ ”

TV Prepares For Record-Setting Election Night

If the wild, unpredictable 2016 presidential campaign is a reality show starring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, think of election night as the series finale. Based on the record-shattering ratings for the debates and all-time audience highs for the cable news networks during the past year, it’s likely that Tuesday will be the most-watched night of election coverage ever.

How To Change Political Coverage On-Air, Online

Newsy Goes #OffTheTrail For Young Voters

Newsy, the E.W. Scripps-owned video news service, is launching a series leading up to the election to explore issues it believes need more attention.

Online Pubs, Magazines Now Eligible For Pulitzers

Bloomberg TV To Stream 3 Shows Live On Twitter

Vice Money To Go Live On Sunday

Sunday is a big day for Vice Media, as its new HBO half-hour news show drops, as does a redesign of its news site and the debut of Vice Money, its business news channel. EIC Matt Phillips, a veteran of Quartz and The Wall Street Journal,  says the site will feature requisite servings of “youth-splaining.” Phillips will be the primary writer on the video-centric channel, one of a number of new verticals Vice has in the offing.

Raju Narisetti New CEO Of Former Gawker Media

Newsy Expands From OTT To Cable

The news service from Scripps has launched on a channel on Cincinnati Bell Fioptics system.

ONA Ups Irving Washington To Exec. Director

Irving Washington, the Online News Association’s current deputy director, will succeed Jane McDonnell as the organization’s executive director on Jan. 1, 2017, ONA said today. Washington currently manages logistics for the group’s annual meeting and runs its $1 Million Challenge Fund in Journalism Education, among other initiatives.

Olbermann Gets GQ Web Series

ONA Journalism Awards Finalists Named

Carrie Budoff Brown Tapped As Politico Editor

What Facebook Is Paying For Facebook Live

Facebook is paying more than $50 million to 140 video creators, including legacy publishers, digital media companies and celebrities. BuzzFeed leads the pack with a $3.05 million deal over one year, with the New York Times and CNN not far behind, according to a document obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

Online Startups Tackle Local News

Some see a news hole left behind by the shrinking newsrooms of traditional city newspapers and alt-weeklies. Others want to woo smartphone-addicted millennial readers. They’re using newsletters and social media like Instagram to build an audience for their sites.

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD

KGO Smashes Local SF Media On Social

ABC/Disney-owned KGO is the juggernaut among local media on social in San Francisco according to Shareablee data. It holds a comfortable lead in both total actions and fans/followers with Fox’s KTVU as its most viable competitor.

Yahoo’s Mayer Standing By Katie Couric

DMA 23: PITTSBURGH

Stations Getting Creative With Facebook Live

In newsrooms across the country, Facebook’s instant video option might be changing the way we consume social media. Reporters need only a smartphone camera and Facebook account to capture live, unedited video that can be viewed on their personal or station’s pages and websites. Consider it the visual equivalent of listening to the police scanner. Above, Kristine Sorensen, host of KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live, points out items for the upcoming show as she does a Facebook Live intro before broadcasting starts. (Darrell Sapp photo)

Reuters: Readers Want Quality, But For Free

Ah, readers — give ’em something good for free and they’ll never want to pay again. So finds a new poll from Reuters in April that saw 81% of readers agreeing that a news brand was synonymous with quality, but two-thirds of them unwilling to pay for it in a digital format no matter how good it is. The study of more than 1,200 readers also found these readers are also curious about VR, and they still haven’t abandoned the news homepage.

DMA 1

WNBC New York Names Ben Berkowitz Digital VP

NBC O&O WNBC New York (DMA 1) today appointed Ben Berkowitz vice president, digital. His first day will be Monday, June 6. At WNBC, Berkowitz will manage the editorial and business strategy, operations and direction for the station’s New York’s digital platforms, including social media, mobile and the station’s website NBCNewYork.com. He will also work closely […]

Q&A WITH REID WICOFF

Video And Pot Show Promise For Denver Post

Newsroom morale may have sunk with cutbacks and leadership departures at Digital First’s flagship Denver Post, but Reid Wicoff, its digital chief, says its struggles are inspiring innovation. Video — via its nascent DPTV effort — has been a boon, he tells NetNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp, and so has its pot vertical, The Cannabist. In an exclusive interview, he says digital now accounts for almost a third of the paper’s overall revenue.

View: The Algorithms Are Winning Against Journalism

CNN To Pump $20M Into Digital Expansion

CNN is planning to pour $20 million into its digital products as it looks to expand its reach while also fending off the growth of a new crop of online media companies. The new investment will be focused on three key areas: Web video, mobile and global expansion.

Breitbart Exodus After Choosing Trump Over Reporter

Michelle Fields Quits Breitbart

DMA 112

Has WAGT Augusta Gone Rogue?

Newscasts produced by Augusta, Ga., NBC affiliate WAGT came to an end three weeks ago when the station was bought by Gray TV. But some WAGT staffers seem to have gone rogue, and continue producing NBC26 news online, via Facebook and website NBC26.tv. That site has a copyright to Media General, which sold the station to Gray last month.

Couric Hunkers Down At Struggling Yahoo

Yahoo’s announced the loss of around 1,700 jobs and a cataclysmic refocusing of its website. But Katie Couric, the glitzy Global News Anchor for the embattled Web portal, still plans to wait and see what happens to the company, a source close to the journalist says.

Pressure On Couric To Deliver Amid Yahoo Cutbacks

Weigel-Backed TouchVision Shuts Down

The Chicago-based multiplatform digital programming service abruptly ceased operations after two years on Thursday.

Newsy Named To Apple TV Best Of 2015 List

E.W. Scripps’ millennial-focused over-the-top news service Newsy has earned a spot on Apple’s list of the top apps of 2015 for its Apple TV platform.

Yahoo’s Troubles Put Focus On Couric

As Yahoo considers selling its core Internet business, its $10 million investment in Katie Couric is coming under scrutiny as a lackluster move. There’s uncertainty over how many video views Couric has garnered, but the math suggests that the revenue from ads tied to them isn’t close to making up for her salary. Couric was initially a major coup for CEO Marissa Mayer as part of a move to expand original content.

Apple TV Names Newsy ‘Best New App’

Chris Hansen Is Back To Catching Predators

10 Arrests For Chris Hansen’s ‘Predator’ Web Series

NBC Sports To Launch New Website Monday

Do Article Tags Really Matter?

Maybe not for traffic, but publishers are using them to glean insights. Analytics company Parse.ly found that sites are expanding their use of article tags to track sponsored content and control paywall access.

DMA 10 (HOUSTON)

KXLN, KTRK To Stream Houston Mayoral Debate

MARKET SHARE (DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO)

KRON Leads Bay Area TV Websites In July

DMA 36 (CINCINNATI)

WCPO Site Challenging The Enquirer

The E.W. Scripps-owned WCPO.com is moving in on Cincinnati.com’s turf, though both outlets ultimately see the competition as driving richer, deeper journalism for the city and the greater Cincinnati region.