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[FAKE NEWS] Rose Law Group Reporter wins national award for use of ‘news drones’

Posted by   /  October 15, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter has posted more than 20,000 articles, but the volume of news is not what drew the attention of an international awards committee. The Pewluster Prize Committee on this month announced its 2017 Pewluster for Journalism has been awarded to Rose Law Group Reporter of Scottsdale, Ariz. for innovation in news-gathering. The […]

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Kellyanne Conway morphed into pennywise on ‘SNL’ and it’s terrifying

Posted by   /  October 15, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

This “Saturday Night Live” sketch came straight out of a nightmare The Huffington Post “SNL” turned Kellyanne Conway into the terrifying villain from Stephen King’s ‘It’ but, of course, with a spin. Kate McKinnon played Conway, or in this horror movie parody, Kellywise. Poor CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, played by Alex Moffat, found the Kellywise […]

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GOP lawmaker drafts bill requiring journalists to register with police

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Avery Anapol | The Hill Indiana State Rep. Jim Lucas has drafted legislation that would require professional journalists to be licensed by police. The Republican lawmaker is taking aim at journalists for what he says is “irresponsible” coverage, proposing that they are fingerprinted and licensed to practice. “If you’re OK licensing my Second Amendment […]

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The 30-second ad has had its 15 minutes of fame

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

AMC plans to start selling six-second ads during its hit zombie drama “The Walking Dead” By Shannon Bond | Financial Times The 30-second television ad has been dethroned. As US television networks face growing digital competition for marketing dollars and viewers’ attention, they are selling shorter ads. The result? Thirty-second spots, long the industry standard, […]

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Gosar interview pits brother against brother

Posted by   /  October 12, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is reopening his Facebook page to critics after facing a constituent lawsuit and national ridicule for an appearance on national TV last week in which he touted conspiracy theories. That interview also exposed a deep-seated family rift, with Gosar’s brother repulsed by the congressman’s […]

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Roger Goodell has a secret defender — his wife

Posted by   /  October 12, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment, Sports  /  No Comments

When media outlets wrote about the NFL commissioner, an anonymous tweeter hit back By Andrew Beaton | The Wall Street Journal; When National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is under attack, as he so often is these days, @forargument is there to fight back. Wait, who? The Twitter account, under the name “Jones smith,” has […]

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Adults spend 12 hours per day with media

Posted by   /  October 10, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Sara Fischer | Axios Individuals in the U.S. manage to spend the equivalent of half a day consuming media, according to eMarketer’s latest media time spent figures. In total, eMarketer estimates that adults will spend an average of 12 hours, 1 minute per day with major media this year. Here’s the breakdown by medium: […]

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Fernanda Santos: Journalist grows roots in the borderlands

Posted by   /  October 9, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Fernanda Santos is putting down roots in Arizona. The Brazilian-born journalist spent 12 years at the New York Times, including the past five as a correspondent based in Arizona. When faced with a decision to continue at the newspaper or stay in Phoenix, she chose the desert. Now […]

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Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records

Posted by   /  October 6, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  By Evan Wyloge | Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of Education has reversed course and released the school letter grades to media outlets who sought them. The release of […]

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Arizona Department of Education forcibly removes reporter asking to inspect records

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Evan Wyloge and Jim Small | Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting The Arizona Department of Education [ADE] physically removed an Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting [AZCIR] reporter out of its Capitol Mall offices today in response to a request to inspect the latest school letter grade records. The agency’s security guard told AZCIR’s reporter […]

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