Molly Grantham has been an award-winning anchor and reporter at WBTV Charlotte, N.C., for the past 15 years. For starters, she’s won two Emmys for her work; she was named the RTDNAC TV News Reporter of the Year for both Carolinas in 2011; she’s reported on issues from gangs and terrorism to kids facing uphill medical battles; and she anchors the evening newscasts for WBTV. But she’s also a mother, and she’s not afraid to use social media to talk about the struggles that come with being a full-time working mom.
CNN’s Brian Stelter: “I used to think the transparency of Twitter helped improve trust in media. I think that’s true around the edges. But I’m leaning toward the Silicon Valley exec’s view that the incessant tweeting undermines trust. ‘You guys are down in the mud with the bots and the bad faith actors,’ the tech exec said.”
In an era of social media and fake news, journalists who have survived the print plunge have new foes to face.
U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users’ personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on the record.
AT&T, one of the biggest advertisers in the U.S., had balked because offensive content too often accompanied its ads. Now, after nearly two years, it says YouTube has addressed the issue.
It was a happy accident, and it made WBTV feature reporter Kristen Hampton a Facebook sensation.