Tag: News and News Media

In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities

AHMEDABAD, India — The two men were unlikely candidates to work in the news business. Neither had a background in journalism, but both were alarmed with the surge of misinformation in India that followed the rise of Narendra Modi as the Hindu nationalist prime minister. To take on this problem, the men, both engineers, started […]

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Allan M. Siegal, Influential Watchdog Inside The Times, Dies at 82

Allan M. Siegal, a former assistant managing editor of The New York Times who left a deep imprint on the newspaper’s policies and practices as its exacting and unquestioned arbiter of language, taste, tone and ethics for 30 years, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. His wife, Gretchen Leefmans, confirmed […]

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One Last Broadcast for Queen Elizabeth II

Television introduced Queen Elizabeth II to the world. It was only fitting that television should see her out of it. The queen’s seven-decade reign almost exactly spanned the modern TV era. Her coronation in 1953 began the age of global video spectacles. Her funeral on Monday was a full-color pageant accessible to billions. It was […]

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s U.K. Trip Under Scrutiny

LONDON — All Meghan Markle did was put on a somber outfit and a sympathetic expression and walk around in public with three other people for 45 minutes. But the pointillistic armchair analysis of that brief event — a surprise outing outside Windsor Castle last Saturday featuring Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, and Prince […]

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A Slain Reporter, a City of Sin and a Politician Charged With Murder

LAS VEGAS — As one of four reporters on the investigative team of Las Vegas’s main newspaper, Jeff German wrote stories that reached nearly every sordid corner of Sin City. Even as old-school reporting jobs dwindled, Mr. German’s watchdog articles and columns pried back the curtain on mobsters, crooked politicians, casino titans and just about […]

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As Russians Retreat, Putin Is Criticized by Hawks Who Trumpeted His War

“Hello, hello, anybody home?” one asked. “Are we ready to fend off an attack in this direction?” Days later, it became apparent that the answer was no. Ukrainian forces overran Russia’s thin defenses in Balakliya and other nearby towns in northeastern Ukraine. By this weekend, some analysts estimated that the territory retaken by Ukraine amounted […]

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Bernard Shaw, CNN’s Lead Anchor for 20 Years, Dies at 82

Bernard Shaw, CNN’s lead prime-time anchor for 20 years, who was also known for his steely coverage from Tiananmen Square in Beijing during the Chinese government’s crackdown on protesters in 1989 and from Baghdad at the start of the Persian Gulf war two years later, died on Wednesday. He was 82. The death, at a […]

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Police Investigating Las Vegas Reporter’s Killing Search a County Official’s Home

The police in Las Vegas searched the home of a county official on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of a veteran reporter for The Las Vegas Review-Journal who had written several investigative stories about the official, according to the local news media and a neighbor. According to The Review-Journal, reporters saw uniformed officers […]

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Anne Garrels, Fearless NPR Correspondent, Dies at 71

Anne Garrels, an international correspondent for NPR who reported from the front lines of major conflicts around the world, including during the American “shock and awe” bombing of Baghdad in 2003, died on Wednesday at her home in Norfolk, Conn. She was 71. Her brother, John Garrels, said the cause was lung cancer. Ms. Garrels […]

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Washington Post’s Business Struggles as Frustrations Mount

In the years after Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post in 2013, business boomed. Droves of readers bought digital subscriptions, and the newsroom roughly doubled in size, adding hundreds more journalists. But The Post’s business has stalled in the past year. As the breakneck news pace of the Trump administration faded away, readers have turned […]

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Lisa LaFlamme Ouster Sets Off Outcry in Canada

From a makeshift studio and with a news anchor’s measured tones, one of Canada’s most familiar faces shocked viewers, created a PR disaster at a national broadcaster and set off intense conversations about how employers treat women as they age. She did it with a polite, unexpected farewell. “I guess this is my sign-off from […]

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Introducing ‘The Run-Up,’ a Politics Podcast from The New York Times

Listen and follow ‘The Run-Up’Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Amazon Music Starting Sept. 6, 2022 First launched in August 2016, three months before the election of Donald Trump, “The Run-Up” is back. Through conversations with colleagues, newsmakers and voters across the country, Astead Herndon will grapple with the big ideas animating the 2022 […]

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Does Watching College Football on TV Have to Be So Miserable?

One of the top ESPN-to-Fox personalities is a longtime radio host named Colin Cowherd, who once noted, in an almost admirably honest interview with Bryan Curtis of The Ringer, that “in my business, being absolutely, absurdly wrong occasionally is a wonderful thing.” He also said he constantly tells one of his friends in the industry […]

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Sean Hannity and Other Fox Stars Face Depositions in Defamation Suit

Some of the biggest names at Fox News have been questioned, or are scheduled to be questioned in the coming days, by lawyers representing Dominion Voting Systems in its $1.6 billion defamation suit against the network, as the election technology company presses ahead with a case that First Amendment scholars say is extraordinary in its […]

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Google Looks to Vaccination to Combat Misinformation In Searches

In the fight against online misinformation, falsehoods have key advantages: They crop up fast and spread at the speed of electrons, and there is a lag period before fact checkers can debunk them. So researchers at Google, the University of Cambridge and the University of Bristol tested a different approach that tries to undermine misinformation […]

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Google Looks to Vaccination to Combat Misinformation In Searches

In the fight against online misinformation, falsehoods have key advantages: They crop up fast and spread at the speed of electrons, and there is a lag period before fact checkers can debunk them. So researchers at Google, the University of Cambridge and the University of Bristol tested a different approach that tries to undermine misinformation […]

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Tim Page, Gonzo Photographer of the Vietnam War, Is Dead at 78

Tim Page, one of the pre-eminent photographers of the Vietnam War, known as much for his larger-than-life personality as for his intense and powerful combat photographs, died on Wednesday at his home in New South Wales, Australia. He was 78. His death, from liver cancer, was confirmed by his longtime partner, Marianne Harris. A freelancer […]

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Facebook’s Four Problems

In October of last year, my colleague Kevin Roose wrote a column titled, “Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew.” His hook was a series of stories in The Wall Street Journal, based on internal company documents, which revealed the company’s failure to stop content that damaged teen mental health, spread vaccine misinformation and more. “It […]

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In Russians’ New Feed, a War Over Western Plans to Subjugate Them

“Vesti Nedeli,” the flagship weekly roundup of Kremlin-controlled television news, recently portrayed a long history of predatory Western powers coming to grief when they invaded Russia: Sweden in the 18th century, France in the 19th, Germany in the 20th. Enemies now seek to reverse those losses, said Dmitry Kiselyov, the show’s host, blaming the West […]

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‘Cable Cowboy’ John Malone Sees More Streaming Bundles Ahead

Early last year, the longtime media heavyweight John Malone made a prediction about a big change coming in the film and TV industry. Over lunch with two fellow media moguls, Brian Roberts of Comcast and Barry Diller of IAC, at his winter home in Jupiter Island, Fla., Mr. Malone hypothesized that AT&T — then the […]

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A Former Fox News Insider Spills the Beans

Today’s newsletter is a guest contribution by Jeremy W. Peters, who writes for The Times’s media desk. He got his hands on a forthcoming book by Chris Stirewalt, a former senior journalist at Fox News, and shares its highlights here. After a decade at Fox News, Chris Stirewalt was suddenly shown the door in January […]

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After Roe v. Wade Reversal, Readers Flock to Publications Aimed at Women

In the weeks since the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, overturning the right to abortion after almost 50 years, the consequences have quickly rippled through American life. States have banned abortion or restricted access. Individual stories about the real-life impacts have become national headlines. Concerns have flared about what the decision means for other […]

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Lawsuit Against Fox Is Shaping Up to Be a Major First Amendment Case

In the weeks after President Donald J. Trump lost the 2020 election, the Fox Business host Lou Dobbs claimed to have “tremendous evidence” that voter fraud was to blame. That evidence never emerged but a new culprit in a supposed scheme to rig the election did: Dominion Voting Systems, a maker of election technology whose […]

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Kenya on Edge as Media’s Election Tally Suddenly Stops

NAIROBI, Kenya — As results poured in from Kenya’s cliffhanger presidential election, patrons at a restaurant in Eldoret, 150 miles north of Nairobi, the capital, stared up at six television screens on Thursday night that were showing the competing tallies by Kenyan news media outlets. With 90 percent of the votes tallied, the two main […]

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How Russia Propaganda Is Reaching Beyond English Speakers

The day after a missile struck a shopping mall in central Ukraine in June, killing at least 18 people, the Spanish-language arm of Russia’s global television network, RT en Español, took to Facebook to challenge the facts of the attack. On its account, available across much of Central and South America and even in the […]

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I Didn’t Want It to Be True, but the Medium Really Is the Message

I have come to think the same of today’s technologists: Their problem is that they do not take technology seriously enough. They refuse to see how it is changing us or even how it is changing them. It’s been revealing watching Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of the browsers Mosaic and Netscape and of A16Z, a […]

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