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News Roundup for May 23, 2017

News gives the blues. 1. Three more lawsuits alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment have been brought against Fox News. Nobody is surprised. More here. 2. An explosion in Manchester last night killed 22 and injured 59 people. Show More Summary

Review: A Fragile Trust

There’s not much left that can be said about the Jayson Blair scandal. The New York Times, the paper where Blair worked, spent more than 7,000 words on it in the immediate aftermath. Jayson Blair wrote a critically and commercially-panned book on it. Show More Summary

Trump’s Family Leave Plan: What Employers Need to Know

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : MediaBistro

It was announced today that President Trump’s budget for 2018 will include paid family leave. Here’s everything HR and employers need to know. Basically, the proposed plan includes a provision for both mothers and fathers to be granted six weeks of paid leave following the birth—or adoption—of a child. Show More Summary

The Evening Newscasts Will Broadcast Live Tonight From Manchester

Lester Holt took an overnight flight to Manchester after anchoring NBC Nightly News and filing multiple special reports live from Jerusalem.

NBC News Will Produce the First Daily News Show For Snapchat

NBC News tends to outperform its rivals among younger demos, so this partnership seems to make sense from an consumer perspective.

Morning Show Ratings: Week of May 15

The morning shows are struggling to draw the A25-54 demographic, at least relative to last year.

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 15

A split decision in the evenings, with NBC winning the key A25-54 demo, and ABC finishing No. 1 in total audience.

Scoreboard: Sunday, May 21

CNN won the prime time demo, led by Anthony Bourdain at 9 p.m. Fox News won total viewers, led by Jeanine Pirro.

2 Tough Headlines for Fox News

Tuesday isn't shaping up to be a great news day for Fox News. Harassment lawsuits and sinking ratings are both making headlines: Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes, the AP reports. The cases increase to 23 the...

Scoreboard: Saturday, May 20

Led by Judge Jeanine Pirro, Fox News was the top cable news network on Saturday in total viewers and the demo.

Monica Lewinsky Slams Roger Ailes, Says Fox News Exploited Painful ‘Personal Tragedy’

In an op-ed published Monday, Monica Lewinsky bid the late Roger Ailes farewell, but not before blaming him for shamelessly capitalizing on the sex scandal that brought down former President Bill Clinton and left her in such a fragile...Show More Summary

Fox News’ Primetime Ratings Unravel, MSNBC Claims No. 1 Spot for the First Time Ever

Fox News’ primetime ratings continue to tumble after the departure of longtime host Bill O’Reilly. The once impregnable primetime lineup built by the late Roger Ailes, and torn asunder by the Murdoch brothers, finished third in the advertiser-coveted A25-54 demo last week. The last time that happened was June 9, 2000. After Fox fired O’Reilly […]

Freelance Photographer’s Shot of Manchester Bombing Victim Dominates Front-Page Newspaper Coverage

As British newspapers scrambled to update their late Tuesday editions and U.S. outlets prepared theirs, one photo stood out as the immediate and sad, logical choice. This morning, the shot of a victim of being helped away from the site of the Manchester bombing is everywhere. The photo was taken by Manchester freelancer Joel Goodman...

This Design Conference Wants Creatives to Help Solve Climate Change With a Competition

What Design Can Do, a design conference currently taking place in Amsterdam, has proposed an interesting challenge to the creative community today. Beginning today, the conference is asking anyone and everyone in the creative community to submit ideas to its Climate Action Challenge. The goal? To find solutions that will help solve climate change. Anyone...

Joy Bauer’s Nourish Happily Breaks Every Rule of Snack Foods

As the resident health and nutrition expert for NBC's Today show, the New York City Ballet's official nutritionist and the author of 12 best-selling books on healthy eating, Joy Bauer could have pretty much any taste-testing team she wants. And, in fact, she does: It's her husband, her three kids and their neighborhood friends with...

How Brands Can Identify the Best Influencers

The use of celebrity endorsements has a long and interesting history. To market his china and pottery in the 1760s, Josiah Wedgwood solicited the endorsement of royals to set his products above the competition. It worked. Wedgwood china was perceived as more valuable than other china, even though it was essentially the same. When Queen...

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