CNN Denies Attempting to Script Town Hall Question

Colton Haab, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, accused CNN of scripting the questions at their town hall on Wednesday night. However, the news organization stated that they “did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.” No other students […]

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CBS News Announces Margaret Brennan as new Face the Nation Moderator

CBS News announced on Thursday that senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan will be the new moderator of Face the Nation. Brennan’s first show will be this Sunday and she will continue in her role as senior foreign affairs correspondent. The New York Times was the first to report the […]

Fox News Announces New Opinion-Focused Streaming Service

Fox News announced on Tuesday a new over-the-top streaming service, Fox Nation, that is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year. Fox Nation will primarily focus on opinion programming and not have any overlap with Fox News’s programming due to carrier contracts. The New York Times reported […]


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Chicago Reader Fires Executive Editor over First Cover

The Chicago Reader fired Mark Konkol ten days into his tenure as executive editor. Konkol’s first cover (pictured above) depicted gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker on the phone while sitting on a lawn jockey. In the corner, an FBI agent appears to listen him on his conversation. The cover came as a result […]

New York Times Hires and Fires Technology Columnist in One Day

On September 19, 2014, Quinn Norton tweeted, “Today I realized I’d probably make a lot more money being a racist for @nytimes.” On Tuesday, Norton was hired by the New York Times to be their “lead opinion writer on the power, culture and consequences of technology.” However, she and the […]

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