FCC Rule Rollback Makes It Easier To Buy And Sell Media Outlets

17 November 2017, 9:29 pm

Speaking of corporations, major media companies have gotten some good news. On Thursday, the FCC voted to roll back decades-old rules that will make it easier for media outlets to be bought and sold. Media conglomerates can now own both newspapers and TV ...... Read More »

Vox Media becomes the latest digital media outlet to seek unionization

17 November 2017, 3:47 am

Staffers of the digital media company Vox Media announced Friday that they intend to unionize with the Writers Guild of America East, the latest unionization effort at digital media outlet as the industry shows more signs of trouble. “By organizing, we ...... Read More »

Tipping point? Conservative media outlets bailing on Roy Moore

16 November 2017, 5:41 am

The media tide is turning against Roy Moore as even some prominent voices on the right are urging him to drop out of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. The mounting allegations against the former judge have already undermined his attempts to paint himself as ...... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Twitter and media outlets fight hoaxes with 'trust indicators'

15 November 2017, 8:10 pm

Facebook, Google, Twitter and several media outlets including The Washington Post plan to begin using "Trust Indicators" to help assure users of the reliability of their content and combat fabricated stories. These new indicators will appear as symbols in ...... Read More »

FCC Softens Its Regulations on Buying Media Outlets, Helping Sinclair/Tribune Acquisition

15 November 2017, 7:00 pm

The Federal Communications Commission apparently thinks it’s a-okay for giant media corporations to buy up every local news organization in a given region and give all of them the same partisan slant. In a 3-2 vote today, the FCC moved to back regulatory ...... Read More »

Russia passes 'intentionally blurred' bill targeting media outlets as foreign agents

15 November 2017, 7:41 am

Russia's lower house of parliament approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents on Wednesday. It was a response to the US' demand that Russian state-owned media outlet Russia Today register as a ...... Read More »

Russia Votes to Enact Restrictions On Foreign Media Outlets

15 November 2017, 4:42 am

The move comes in response to a requirement that Russian outlet RT register as a foreign agent in the U.S. In a swipe back at the U.S., Russian lawmakers voted Wednesday to allow restrictions on foreign media outlets. Russia’s State Duma, the lower house ...... Read More »

US Mass Media Outlets May Have To Register As Foreign Agents In Russia

15 November 2017, 2:40 am

Russia's lower house of parliament passed a bill that would let authorities force certain foreign outlets working there to register.... Read More »

Dear media outlets: Stop using the College Football Playoff committee rankings instead of the AP Poll

14 November 2017, 7:00 pm

It’s November. The college football season is entering its final stage. For the past three weeks, the playoff committee has been releasing its weekly Top 25 rankings. Media outlets, mainly ESPN, supplant the “Top 25” they usually use, most likely the ...... Read More »

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