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Roger Ailes, seen here in a 2006 picture, blended entertainment with conservative politics in creating Fox News | ©  | Frederick M. Brown
How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump...

19 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast deal

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States...

9 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel
Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday...

2 May 2017

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eBay founder pledges US$100m for global journalism

WASHINGTON - eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic foundation pledged Wednesday to donate $100 million over three years to support "independent media and investigative journalism" worldwide, while tackling "misinformation and hate speech"...

6 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The New York Times and Spotify new subscription service will cost users $5 a week in the US ()
NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns
Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns

They know how you browse the internet, your favourite TV shows and where you shop and travel. Data collected by internet and media...

27 Oct 2016

AFRICA

African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution
African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution

The African Media Agency has expanded its communications media channel to distribute press releases to media in the United States...

22 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Univision wins bid to buy Gawker Media
Univision wins bid to buy Gawker Media

Univision has won the bidding for embattled Gawker Media, which recently filed for bankruptcy after being ordered to pay $140 million to Hulk Hogan for releasing his sex tape...

18 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before...

19 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll
Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll

WASHINGTON: Americans are increasingly turning to their mobile devices for news, with print newspapers losing more ground, a poll showed Thursday...

8 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Digital is not rescuing troubled US newspapers
Digital is not rescuing troubled US newspapers

WASHINGTON: The grim news for newspapers: digital is doing little to rescue them from their deepening woes...

17 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Google News shines spotlight on local coverage
Google News shines spotlight on local coverage

SAN FRANCISCO: Google began Monday shining a spotlight on local reporting mixed in with the deluge of stories at its free online news aggregation website...

10 May 2016

UNITED STATES

CMI becomes media investment management hub for GroupH of WPP
CMI becomes media investment management hub for GroupH of WPP

Following its acquisition of Communications Media, one of the largest healthcare media agencies in the US, WPP has announced that Ogilvy CommonHealth Medical Media will become part of CMI...

1 Apr 2016

UNITED STATES

Facebook expands 'Instant Articles' to Android
Facebook expands 'Instant Articles' to Android

WASHINGTON, USA: Facebook said on Wednesday it had signed up 350 global media partners for its "Instant Articles" service as it expanded the program to Android devices...

18 Dec 2015

UNITED STATES

Global Media Awards has new categories
Global Media Awards has new categories

The International News Media Association (INMA) has added new categories to its 2016 Global Media Awards to reflect the new categories unique to the media environment of today...

2 Nov 2015

UNITED STATES

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps
Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps

NEW YORK, USA: US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear...

5 Oct 2015

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Media group launches global fact-check network

WASHINGTON, USA: Fact-checking has a new global network after the media studies Poynter Institute announced plans Monday for a new body to support efforts to root out false claims from the media...

22 Sep 2015

UNITED STATES

Fake 'Bloomberg' report spikes Twitter shares
Fake 'Bloomberg' report spikes Twitter shares

NEW YORK, USA: A fake news report purportedly from Bloomberg about a possible $31bn takeover of Twitter spurred a five percent surge in the social network's shares on Tuesday before it was denied.

15 Jul 2015

UNITED STATES

Gannett completes split of newspaper, broadcast units
Gannett completes split of newspaper, broadcast units

WASHINGTON, USA: US media giant Gannett said on Monday it completed its breakup which separates its newspaper division, including flagship USA Today, from broadcast and digital businesses.

30 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Rising Stars in Media sought globally
Rising Stars in Media sought globally

FIPP's new global 'Rising Stars in Media' awards has been created to discover and recognise those individuals - from around the world - under the age of 30...

10 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

Millennials favour Facebook for US political news: study
Millennials favour Facebook for US political news: study

WASHINGTON, US: When it comes to political news, Millennials are more likely to turn to Facebook than their television-watching Baby Boomer elders, a Pew Research Center study released on Monday suggests...

3 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards now global
AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards now global

The Kavli Foundation has opened the competition for the first time to journalists from around the world in each of the eight reporting categories...

28 May 2015

UNITED STATES

Vox Media buys tech news operation Re/code
Vox Media buys tech news operation Re/code

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The San Francisco company behind technology news website Re/code announced on Tuesday that it is being bought by Vox Media...

27 May 2015

UNITED STATES

IWMF announces Courage in Journalism Award winners
IWMF announces Courage in Journalism Award winners

WASHINGTON DC, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced the 2015 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Award winners

22 May 2015

IRAN

Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran
Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday...

21 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

A lesson for Trevor... How to offend in the US
A lesson for Trevor... How to offend in the US

Kevin Bloom recommends some books that will help Trevor Noah prepare for his The Daily Show gig...

7 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

First winner of Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award
First winner of Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

WASHINGTON DC, US: Washington DC. The inaugural winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award is freelance photographer Heidi Levine...

27 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

ISIS threatens Twitter founder
ISIS threatens Twitter founder

WASHINGTON DC, US: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter are now being targeted by Islamic militants for suspending certain accounts...

3 Mar 2015

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