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A year of media upheaval

Posted by   /  December 22, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Sara Fischer | Axios  2019 was a transformative year for the U.S. news media industry, but it was also one of the most turbulent points in its history. The big picture: There were enormous business challenges, which resulted in an unprecedented number of layoffs, desperate product maneuvers and fire-sale deals. Driving […]

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[OPINION] Billionaires can seem like saviors to media companies, but they come with risks

Posted by   /  September 20, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  By David Gelles | The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Roughly a century ago, men like William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer and Henry Luce dominated the media landscape. These moguls built their publishing empires and used them to intimidate rivals, espouse favored causes and settle scores. […]

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When the media become a political weapon

Posted by   /  February 8, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Kim Hart, Sara Fischer | Axios Political operatives who once relied on one-sided media outlets and platforms during campaigns now acknowledge their role in the erosion of trust in media and facts in general. Why it matters: Increased polarization of media on both sides of the political spectrum has created a crisis of faith in […]

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Fake News: Some of the most ridiculous stories from Arizona

Posted by   /  August 7, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Lindsay Moore | Phoenix New Times There’s nothing “new” about fake news — slaveholders spread rumors that African-Americans were spontaneously turning white, Nazis printed children books that equated Jewish people to poisonous mushrooms, and The Onion tricked journalists at the Korea Times into thinking North Korea’s Kim Jong-un was named the “Sexiest Man Alive.” […]

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[OPINION] Lessons from 2016 for the news media, as the ground shifts

Posted by   /  December 26, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Jim Rutenberg | The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Starting a weekly column about the nexus between media, technology, culture and politics in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign was like parachuting into a hail of machine-gun crossfire. Dense smoke was everywhere as the candidates […]

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