Media industry

SpongeBob Square Pants & Gary balloon makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
December 04, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...
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In this Oct. 29, 2019, photo, Donnesha Cooper touches a photo of her daughter, Alianna DeFreeze, in Cleveland. Her daughter’s murder and the murder of Reagan Tokes had a lot in common. Yet only one victim got a law with her name on it, Tokes, who was white. An Associated Press analysis found that more than 8 in 10 stand-alone laws named for victims of violent crime identified since 1990 honored white victims or groups of victims that included at least one white person. That has left black victims such as DeFreeze underrepresented by such laws. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 03, 2019 - 10:31 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, DeFreeze a 14-year-old seventh grader. Both their killers, previously convicted sex offenders, were subsequently...
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This image released by NBC shows celebrity judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of "America's Got Talent," in Los Angeles. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union's allegation that she was fired as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” because she complained of racism and other on-set issues. The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of...
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FILE- This April 20, 2016, file photo shows the Salt Lake Tribune sign in Salt Lake City. Tribune publisher Paul Huntsman learned earlier this month that the Internal Revenue Service had approved the paper’s plan to become a public charity, which lets people claim tax deductions for donations to support its journalism. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 29, 2019 - 4:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Utah’s Salt Lake Tribune is taking an intriguing approach toward survival by successfully petitioning the IRS to let it become a nonprofit. That allows people to claim a tax deduction if they donate money to the paper. Publisher Paul Huntsman says he’s already heard from several...
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David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, right, watches former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 26, 2019 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Five days of impeachment hearings were great news for the cable news networks. That wasn’t necessarily the case for broadcasters. CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC showed every minute of the hearings and were rewarded. Their viewership ballooned. The Nielsen company said that it was...
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FILE - This Jan. 10, 2014 file photo shows Nancy Grace of HLN posing at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif. Former CNN mainstay Nancy Grace is joining the Fox Nation streaming service. She’ll begin offering her podcast and radio show “Crime Stories” on Fox Nation in January. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 26, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former CNN mainstay Nancy Grace is signing up for a crime show on Fox Nation, an illustration of how Fox News’ streaming service has evolved counter to expectations one year into operation. Cameras will show her delivering her podcast and SiriusXM radio show, “Crime Stories with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes part in an event discussing Mexico's relationship to the U.S., in Mexico City. With Bloomberg now running for president, the news service that bears his name said Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, it will not “investigate” him or any of his Democratic rivals, and Bloomberg Opinion will no longer run unsigned editorials. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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November 24, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With Michael Bloomberg now running for president, the news service that bears his name said Sunday it will not “investigate” him or any of his Democratic rivals, and Bloomberg Opinion will no longer run unsigned editorials. Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced the...
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In this Nov. 21, 2019 photo, Shannon Booth, vice president and general manager for Gray Television who oversees company-owned Nebraska stations in Lincoln, Hastings and North Platte, poses for a photo in front of the KOLN television station's satellite dishes in Lincoln, Neb. An estimated 500,000 households nationwide don't have access to local broadcast channels because of a complicated federal law and a decades-long dispute between local broadcasters and satellite television providers. Households in the nation's "neglected markets" _ rural areas that can't get local broadcast signals, are forced to rely on satellite service with news from other states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
November 24, 2019 - 7:16 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In many rural corners of America, television viewers who want to watch local news are getting stuck with irrelevant stories from out-of-state stations hundreds of miles away. It’s a major problem for viewers who rely on satellite television because they live too far from local...
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David Lasher stands for a portrait at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. When Lasher reported sexual abuse by a priest to an independent review board, the board ruled against him. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 21, 2019 - 2:52 am
Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops...
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November 20, 2019 - 5:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five American journalists sued the U.S. government Wednesday, alleging border authorities violated their First Amendment rights by inspecting their cameras and notebooks and questioning them extensively about their coverage of last year’s migrant caravan. The lawsuit filed by the...
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