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City of Milwaukee pays freelance journalist $4,570.52 after a cop breaks his camera

Milwaukee freelance journalist Geoffrey Davidian, 70, tells Romenesko readers: City of Milwaukee settled the federal civil rights case I filed after a cop broke my camera while I was recording several officers ticketing the victim after a squad car exited an alley and T-boned her car. When reporters and photogs have rights violated, they let … Read More

TV Jobs: Bloomberg, Fox News, Nickelodeon

This week, Bloomberg is hiring a TV producer, while Fox News needs an associate producer for Money With Melissa Francis. Nickelodeon is seeking a senior director of press and communications, and MSNBC is on the hunt for a senior producer for Hardball With Chris Matthews. Show More Summary

Not Good: VA Hospital Switched Meds for Older Drugs to Cut Costs

As the Washington Free Beacon reported: “A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia switched out patients’ prescribed medications with older drugs to cut costs, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced in a letter to Congress...Show More Summary

Winter is coming: Print revenue could be headed for another cliff

Media watcher Clay Shirky argues that instead of a gradual decline, print readership -- and as a result, print advertising -- could be headed for a cliff

Facebook tweaks its algorithm again, news publishers could pay the price

Facebook's algorithm changes reinforce the fact that the site ultimately controls how news content is discovered and shared -- but publishers have no choice but to play ball

YouTube Is Doing Great With Fewer People Skipping Ads, Google Says

Google says YouTube ads are responsible for the company's lower recent ad pricing, and the mobile transition is no longer the drag it once was. Google reported earnings today, and it focused on YouTube's impact on the business. Google touted YouTube's ad growth, with more brands running campaigns and more people viewing ads instead of skipping them. Show More Summary

Libyan journalist shot dead in Benghazi TV office

New York April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of a Libyan television journalist in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday. Muftah al-Qatrani, 33, was shot dead in his office at Al-Anwar, the privately owned television production company he was director of, according to news reports....

Short-Lived Today Show Producer Jamie Horowitz Joins Fox Sports

Jamie Horowitz has been named President of Fox Sports National Networks, a newly-created position in a reorganized Fox Sports management team. Horowitz is a former ESPN executive who moved to NBC News last year with the intention of taking on the lead producing job at the “Today” show. Show More Summary

Producers apologize for silence over Affleck’s request to omit slave-owning heritage

PBS | Current The team behind an episode of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots” that glossed over movie star Ben Affleck’s slave-owning ancestry has apologized. On Thursday, Executive Producers Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dyllan McGee addressed...Show More Summary

10 Percent of Small, Local Businesses Have Purchased Twitter Ads

Twitter launched automated ad buying for small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) in Indonesia earlier this week after rolling out the service in other countries in recent months. But it's been three whole years since the San Francisco-based social media player debuted self-service ads in the U.S. Show More Summary

The ESPYs, Growing Beyond Die-Hard Sports Fans, Will Air on ABC This Year

The 2015 ESPYs will not be airing on their longtime TV home of ESPN, but on sister network ABC. The ESPYs, with lead sponsor Capital One, will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 15. Moving to ABC gives the awards—which recognize major sports achievements of the last year—a broader audience that is not uniquely sports-centric. Show More Summary

'Grey's Anatomy' Finale Moves to Thursday, May 14

“Grey’s Anatomy” on THURSDAY, APRIL 30 will now be a two-hour episode from 8:00-10:01 p.m.

Scoreboard: Wed., April 22

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 218 | CNN: 134 | MSNBC: 63 | HLN: 83 Primetime: FNC: 322 | CNN: 171 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 90 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: FNC Cavuto: 206 TheFive: 319 Baier: 282 Greta: 280 O’Reilly: 4Show More Summary

Ahead of Lauer Interview, Dr. Oz Tells NBC News: ‘It’s Not a Medical Show’

In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Stephanie Gosk, Dr. Mehmet Oz insists his syndicated show–criticized by a group of physicians for promoting unscientific “miracle” cures–is actually “not a medical show.” Portions of the interview...Show More Summary

Blog: Five-day ban for Al-Jazeera in India, one year after map error

On Wednesday, Al-Jazeera was forced off the air in India after the government demanded the Qatar-based news broadcaster be suspended for five days for broadcasting images of maps between 2013 and 2014 that did not display Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as separate territory....

GOP Courting Jewish Donors after Obama’s Pro-Iran Deal

GOP hopefuls for the White House are meeting with Republican Jewish activists in light of the disastrous Obama deal with Iran.

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