Category: Happening Now

FBN ADDS TO ITS REPORTING RANKS

Edward Lawrence, who has freelanced for….well…everybody, including NBC News, CBS News, MSNBC and Global News Canada is now a fulltime assignment reporter covering economic and political breaking news for Fox Business. He’ll work out ...

FORMER SINCLAIR ND UNLOADS

The so-called “promo announcements” that Sinclair Broadcast mandated its local anchors deliver convincingly – or else – blatantly adopted Trumpian talking points about “fake news” and biased reporting and, only retroactively tried to refine ...

IN CLOSING…

It is fairly evident that Sinclair’s overall contempt for real journalism is a top-down philosophy. For an example, we can reach back to an email exchange in November between David Smith, Sinclair’s executive chairman, ...

CASTING A GOVERNMENT

Working in this Administration is, at this point, better characterized as being cast for a part. The latest example, of course, is the improbably-named Caroline Sunshine, late of the Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up”, ...

ZUCKER UNLOADS ON FOX NEWS

We normally don’t cover the food fights between the cable news outlets. The charges, countercharges and insults are as enlightening and mature as a spitting contest between a septuagenarian President and a septuagenarian former ...

WOODRUFF GOES SOLO

PBS finally made official what has been fact for a year and a half. Going forward, Judy Woodruff will be the solo anchor for the “PBS News Hour.” That’s been the case ever since ...

AVESON OUT AT KRON

Bay area blogger Rich Lieberman has the lowdown on the exit of  Nexstar’s KRON evening anchor anchor Steve Aveson who is being shown the door at the end of the month when his contract ...

MOUTHY CEO SUSPENDED

And speaking of Cambridge Analytica, its CEO Alexander Nix was suspended Tuesday after he was recorded bragging that his company had managed to influence more than 200 elections around the world. Britain’s Channel 4 ...

GONE IN DETROIT

The disappearance of a web bio for WXYZ morning anchor Malcolm Maddox appears to confirm what some folks on the Tipline told us over the weekend. The morning anchor for the Scripps’ Detroit station ...

CLEARING OUT IN CINCY

Sources relay to us that WCPO in Cincinnati had several layoffs this week and decided not to renew the contract of one of its “Good Morning Tri-State” anchors. Chris Riva anchored his final show ...

CTV DROPS VETERAN ANCHOR

A longtime CTV anchor-correspondent suspended in January over allegations of workplace harassment is no longer with the network. CTV cut ties with Paul Bliss after it completed an internal investigation into the charges. Those ...

DOBBS UNHINGED

Once upon a time, Lou Dobbs was a rather well-respected business news reporter and anchor. Once upon a time. Even after moving over to Fox Business News from CNN in 2011, Dobbs maintained an ...

A SLICE OF PAI AT CPAC

Industry lobbyist and FCC Chair Ajit Pai will take the podium at the CPAC conference at the end of the week, his first as chair of the telecommunications industry’s deregulation subsidiary. It was at ...

#MORETHANABABE IS BORN

Two weeks ago, we added our endorsement of KARK news director Austin Kellerman’s well-reasoned request for a Little Rock, AR radio station to drop its inane and overtly testosterone-y “Babe Bracket.” It’s 2018. Now ...

HERE WE ARE – AGAIN

And here we are again. Another week, Another school shooting – 18 of them since the start of the new year and we are only halfway through February. This time it was the stations ...

WGN MAKES DONLON HIRE OFFICIAL

Robert Feder nailed it with his call that Joe Donlon would be imported from Portland, OR’s KGW and instantly transformed into one of “Chicago’s Very Own” at Tribune’s WGN. The station announced Tuesday that ...

HIRING THE BOSS’S WIFE

They’re keeping it in the family at the Sun-Times in Chicago as Jennifer Schulze, former news director at Tribune’s WGN, becomes executive producer – new media for the Sun-Times. She’ll report to Carol Fowler, ...

MEDILL SCHOOL ROCKED BY ACCUSATIONS

10 former Medill School of Journalism students released an open letter this week accusing Prof. Alec Klein, director of the Medill Justice Project, of “harassing” and “predatory” behavior. Employees also signed the letter, which ...

“SLOW MOTION DISASTER”

You have to wonder whatever made the folks at the Newseum imagine that, in a city overflowing with FREE attractions, people would pay $25 to see Al Neuharth’s typewriter? For ten years, the Newseum, ...

GRETA’S GOT A GIG

Greta Van Susteren, who’s hit for the circuit in the cable news world, having worked at Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, is taking a bit of a hook with her next job. She’s getting ...