The National Association of Hispanic Journalists this week accused Fox News of perpetuating disinformation that demonizes immigrant communities and rescinded its invitation to have the network sponsor an upcoming event. NAHJ President Hugo Balta says Fox News hosts' use of words like "invasion" when referring to Hispanics exacerbates the situation caused by President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric.
Disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein reportedly used a combination of threats and bribes to keep the media from looking too carefully into complaints against him. A number of women have confirmed that they told their stories of being victimized by Epstein to the media and say they were disappointed when their accounts were never published.
Staff at WNBC in New York are remembering summer web intern and Boston University student Erin Edwards, who, along with her brother, was fatally shot by her mother this week. WNBC hosts say Edwards was a gifted storyteller and passionate about journalism.
Disney will make an aggressive push to promote its three over-the-top services at its biennial D23 Expo for fans in Anaheim, Calif., this weekend, the first time the company has put streaming services in the limelight. The panels, previews and presentations will promote Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu in a showcase at the convention center, with actor Jeff Goldblum and former pro football star Peyton Manning expected to appear.
Kathleen Finch explains, in a Variety podcast, how she has successfully promoted the company's portfolio as chief lifestyle brands officer. She stresses familiarity and consistency as important factors in making fans feel like they are enjoying comfort food when they tune into the Discovery channels.
Apple's move into banking with an app-based credit card could drive a wedge into the direct relationship between consumers and carriers, a pair of MoffettNathanson analysts said in a message to clients. The iPhone maker would disrupt the traditional model if card users started making payments to Apple for phones instead of buying them from the carriers with their service plans, they wrote.
The Commerce Department is giving Huawei Technologies an additional 90 days to do business with US telecom vendors to "prevent any disruption" with the Chinese vendor's rural carrier customers, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said. The government also put another 46 organizations on a list that US companies can't do business with, a move that Huawei called "politically motivated."
Conservative radio personalities like Rush Limbaugh got their start as AM stations searched for new content, but they've slowly shaped the narrative of the Republican party over the last 30 years. Right-wing media personalities have gained political clout as ideological moderation has declined, writes Brian Rosenwald.
The completed merger of Viacom and CBS is just the start of an arduous process to combine the operations of the media giants, Variety's Cynthia Littleton writes, pointing to recent tie-ups in which companies faced unforeseen land mines post-merger. Challenges ahead include blending diverse corporate cultures, shoring up revenues and integrating properties.