Media industry

This Tuesday, May 6, 2014, photo shows the exterior of the Orange Avenue side of the Orlando Sentinel building in Orlando, Fla. In an announcement Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Tribune Publishing Company said it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including The Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chicago-based newspaper chain said the decision was made as the company evaluates its real estate needs in light of health and economic conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
August 12, 2020 - 5:51 pm
Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The company said the newspapers — including the Orlando...
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The pressroom is seen at the Albuquerque Publishing Company, publishers of the Albuquerque Journal in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 15, 2020. The Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican are partnering to print both of their publications at the The New Mexican's production facility in Santa Fe. The state's two largest newspapers made the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 11, saying discussions about consolidation of the printing operations have been ongoing for years. (Dean Hanson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
August 12, 2020 - 1:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican newspapers are partnering to print both publications at the The New Mexican’s production facility in Santa Fe in a cost-cutting move. The state’s two largest newspapers made the announcement Tuesday, saying discussions...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1999 file photo, Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone smiles during the announcement of a merger between CBS and Viacom in New York. Redstone, the strong-willed media mogul whose public disputes with family members and subordinates made him a feared operator in Hollywood, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
August 12, 2020 - 11:46 am
Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97. Under his watch, Viacom became one of the nation’s media titans, home to pay TV channels MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, Dr. Sonia Angell, director of the California Department of Public Health discusses the state's efforts concerning the coronavirus during a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Angell announced she was departing from her role as director and state public health officer for the California Department of Public Health in a letter to staff that was released Sunday, August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)
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August 10, 2020 - 8:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and...
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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, center, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Lai was arrested Monday on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers, his aide said, in the highest-profile use yet of the new national security law Beijing imposed on the city after protests last year. (AP Photo)
August 10, 2020 - 12:31 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting media tycoon Jimmy Lai, searching the publisher's headquarters and carting away boxes of what they said was evidence, in a blow to one of the territory's leading pro-democracy...
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FILE - This Wednesday, July 19, 2017 file photo shows the main entrance to the headquarters of the publicly funded BBC in London. British radio host Sideman quit the BBC on Saturday Aug. 8, 2020, over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 08, 2020 - 3:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — British radio host Sideman quit the BBC on Saturday over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack. Sideman, who appeared on music station Radio 1Xtra, said in an Instagram post that broadcasting the word “feels like a slap in the face...
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Women wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus chat as they pass by the ByteDance headquarters in Beijing, China on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. TikTok is owned by Chinese company ByteDance. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
August 07, 2020 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s bans on two popular Chinese social media apps — TikTok and WeChat — are the latest moves in an escalating U.S.-China rift, and point to a future where technology and innovation are increasingly walled behind political barriers. In China, the Communist Party...
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July 31, 2020 - 6:38 pm
News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its newspapers, which include the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. The Australian government said on Friday, July 31, 2020 it plans to give Google and Facebook three months to negotiate with Australian media businesses fair pay for news content. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 31, 2020 - 3:13 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Friday it plans to give Google and Facebook three months to negotiate with Australian media businesses fair pay for news content. In releasing a draft of a mandatory code of conduct, the government aims to succeed where other countries...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018 photo shows the Google app on an iPad in Baltimore. Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, July 30, 2020, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 30, 2020 - 6:51 pm
Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices. All four were affected by the pandemic, although in strikingly different ways. Google and Facebook...
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