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Regional News: Nevada Supreme Court rules news shield law applies to digital media, sends developer’s defamation case back to lower court

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Sam Toll, the publisher of the Storey Teller, outside his cabin in Gold Hill on March 1, 2019. /David Calvert/The Nevada Independent By Daniel Rothberg | The Nevada Independent In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that journalists writing for digital publications are protected from revealing their sources. The ruling expands the state’s media […]

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[COLUMN] Americano! producers invite you to ‘something special’

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Our company prides itself on creative, innovative work. But nothing may compare to what is coming early next year.  That’s when a five-year passion project to bring to life an original musical hits The Phoenix Theatre Company’s biggest stage. And we hope you will be able to enjoy it with us. This city has […]

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The race to fill local newsrooms

Posted by   /  December 2, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Sara Fischer | Axios Efforts to fill local newsrooms are ramping up as the industry continues to face rapid cuts, consolidation and closures. Why it matters: The death of local news in America is routinely cited as one of the country’s biggest threats to democracy. With fewer opportunities in local journalism and […]

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More ‘quid pro quo stuff’ on SNL

Posted by   /  December 1, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

President Trump holds an impromptu press conference outside the White House near a loud helicopter.

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Analysis: Circulation decline for ‘The Arizona Republic’ among steepest for Gannett papers

Posted by   /  November 26, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Don Seiffert | Boston Business Journal Of the 200 daily newspapers at the newly merged Gannett Co. that file print circulation numbers publicly, more than 80% are losing circulation at a faster rate than the national average and 10% are declining at twice that rate or more, according to a Business Journal analysis. Among the state’s […]

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It’s the Democrat presidential hopefuls’ turn on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Posted by   /  November 25, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Presidential candidates Andrew Yang (Bowen Yang), Pete Buttigieg (Colin Jost), Cory Booker (Chris Redd), Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon), Amy Klobuchar (Rachel Dratch), Tom Steyer (Will Ferrell), Michael Bloomberg (Fred Armisen), Tulsi Gabbard (Cecily Strong) Bernie Sanders (Larry David), Joe Biden (Woody Harrelson) and Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph) speak at MSNBC’s 2020 Democratic Debate.

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‘Arizona Republic’ newsroom might avoid large layoffs

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Gannett looks to spare journalists’ jobs after big newspaper merger The chief executive of the newspaper giant formed by the merger of USA Today publisher Gannett Co. and GateHouse Media said the new company would make deep cost reductions across its organizations, but pledged to avoid big layoffs of journalists, reports The Wall Street Journal. Gannett-owned USA Today […]

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Ready for our close-up? NBC News, Chuck Todd to focus on Maricopa County in run-up to 2020 election

Posted by   /  November 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Chuck Todd moderates “Meet the Press.” /Photo: William B. Plowman By Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic  Get ready for your close-up, Maricopa County. NBC News and Chuck Todd are launching a year-long project called “County to County,” which will focus on five counties in key states leading up to the 2020 election; Maricopa County is […]

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SNL presents Days of Our Impeachment

Posted by   /  November 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

The Trump impeachment hearings get the soap opera treatment they need to keep the American people paying attention.

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Paul Gosar’s Twitter stunt lands him on Tucker Carlson’s show: ‘It made my day’

Posted by   /  November 16, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic  You may think that Rep. Paul Gosar’s Twitter stunt, in which he spelled out a conspiracy theory in the first letters of 23 consecutive tweets, was clever. You may think it was nuts. But it’s getting him what everyone on Twitter wants — attention. And Thursday night, it got […]

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