Suit: FNC ‘Padded Paycheck’ To Contributor

As the investigation continues and threats of new lawsuits swirl in the allegations that Fox News Channel’s now suspended Eric Bolling sent lewd texts to colleagues, the outlet’s battle with Andrea Tantaros has taken another strange twist. Fighting back against moves by FNC and a former on-air contributor to toss the Ex-Outnumbered and The Five co-host’s federal case claiming “extremely high-tech” hacking and a “professional/career assassination,” Tantaros’ attorney is now throwing serious suspicion on the big bucks paid to one Pete Snyder by the cable newser.

DMA 136

KOMU Columbia Revamps ‘KOMU 8 News Today’

University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 136) is overhauling its morning newscast with a “focus on immediacy.” Starting Monday, KOMU 8 News Today will feature a “Right Now Desk” anchored by Angie Bailey. Bailey will be monitoring multiple live news feeds, social media and real-time traffic to provide the latest developments […]

DMA 53

Anchor Scott Levin Returning To WGRZ Buffalo

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DMA 3

WFLD Chicago Losing Anchor Jeff Herndon

Trump Making ‘All the President’s Men’ Great Again

CNN Fires Pro-Trump Pundit After Nazi Tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic. A network spokesperson confirmed that Lord was no longer with the network and said “Nazi salutes are indefensible.” The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil!” at the head of […]

DMA 13: DETROIT

WXYZ Revs Up For Dream Cruise Coverage

It’s time again for classic cars and chrome. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WXYZ Detroit (DMA 13) will broadcast exclusive coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford, on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Viewers in cities from Los Angeles to New York also can experience the excitement of what the station calls […]

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DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

Julian Johnson Joins WTVT News

Fox-owned WTVT Tampa Bay, Fla. (DMA 11) is adding Julian Johnson as a general assignment reporter on various newscasts, effective Sept. 11. Most recently, Johnson has been a general assignment reporter and anchor at WGCL Atlanta. Prior to that, he held the same position at KMOV St. Louis; WBBH Fort Myers, Fla.; and KLFY Lafayette, […]

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Anchor Dave Barras To Retire In Dec.

Data-Driven Traffic Reports Shift In High Gear

Technology from many of the vendors stations rely on to keep viewers informed of changing weather conditions is being used to provide commuters with relevant traffic data on their mobile devices and TVs.

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Maynard Launches New Diversity Initiatives

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker: Tell Us Your Problems

DMA 29: NASHVILLE

WKRN Nashville Promotes Nikki Burdine

Bolling Sues Journo For $50M Over Allegation

Recently suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing journalist Yashar Ali for defamation and is seeking $50 million in damages after Ali’s HuffPost story claimed that Bolling sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.”

COMMENTARY BY COLBY HALL

How Can CNN Possibly Claim It’s ‘The Most Trusted Name In News’?

DMA 36

WXIX Cincinnati Slots New Weekend Show

Raycom-owned Fox affiliate WXIX Cincinnati (DMA 36) today announced premiere dates for Cincinnati Connection, a new, weekly, community affairs program on the station and its Bounce digital subchannel. Cincinnati Connection, which will be hosted by WXIX news anchor Charisse Gibson, premieres on Bounce (ch. 19.2) Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 a.m., followed by an encore […]

SPJ Executive Director Leaving After 12 Years

Mozilla Launches Effort To Counter Fake News

Mozilla, the creators of the popular Firefox web browser, are launching a new program to counter fake news stories. The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative (MITI) will increase funding for research on misinformation, the first findings to be released later this year. The company hopes to leverage Firefox’s size and reach to get data about news browsing habits.

Hadas Gold Leaves Politico For CNN

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DMA 3

CSN Chicago Cuts Chris Boden

DMA 18

Anchor Angela Taylor Leaves WESH Orlando

DOJ To Meet With Reporters On Subpoenas

Justice Department officials are slated to meet with a nonprofit journalism organization on Thursday as the administration moves to revisit its rules on whether to subpoena reporters who receive classified information. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will meet with individuals in the Justice Department’s public affairs office to discuss new subpoena guidelines.

DMA 16

CBS O&O WFOR Miami Debuts New Set

RTDNA Board Elections Now Open

COMMENTARY BY FRANKLIN FOER

When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

The pursuit of digital readership broke the New Republic — and an entire industry. Data have turned journalism into a commodity, something to be marketed, tested, calibrated. Perhaps people in the media have always thought this way. But if that impulse existed, it was at least buffered. Journalism’s leaders were vigilant about separating the church of editorial from the secular concerns of business. We can now see the cause for fanaticism about building such a thick wall between the two.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Newest WH Star

The new White House press secretary is more understated than her predecessor, Sean Spicer, but she still speaks for a president at war with the media.

SOCIAL SCORECARD | DMA 91

WTOC Owns Facebook In Savannah, Ga.

Raycom’s CBS affiliate dominates social media actions in Savannah over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. WTOC has almost four times the number of actions than its nearest competitor. Sarah Smith, WTOC’s digital content manager: “We make sure that we’re hitting our audiences on all platforms, everywhere we can reach them digitally. We share as much on Facebook as we would anywhere else, as much as we would on the air.”