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Scoreboard: Friday, January 12

MSNBC's coverage of Pres. Trump's controversial remarks about Haiti and African nations lifted the network to a No. 1 prime time ranking on Friday. Fox News won Total Day. CNN beat MSNBC in the demo from 2 - 8 p.m.

YouTube Is Finally Addressing Brand Safety Fears With These 3 Changes

After nearly a year of complaints from advertisers concerned about their ads appearing alongside questionable content and a slew of its biggest influencers going rogue on the platform, YouTube is revamping its policies for how creators make money off of their videos. Over the past year, YouTube has tweaked several of its policies, upping the...

Why More Than 20 States Are Suing the FCC

“Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia filed the first major lawsuit Tuesday to block the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules,” The Washington Post reports. “Those rules had prohibited Internet providers from slowing down or blocking...

Catherine Deneuve Walks Back Her #MeToo Comments

After sparking a backlash over her signing on to an open letter from French women defending men’s “freedom to importune’ — a letter that was widely seen as an attack on the #MeToo movement — actress Catherine Deneuve has apparently....

Mexican journalist killed in Tamaulipas

Mexico City, January 16, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the murder of journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on January 13 killed Domínguez Rodríguez while he was driving through the city of Nuevo...

Chris Cillizza Picks Apart WSJ Trump Interview

President Trump sat last week for an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and it made some news. But mostly it brought out snark from the mainstream media. Chris Cillizza, formerly of the Washington Post and now of CNN, offered “Donald Trump’s 56 most unforgettable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview.” First on the […]

Media Blames Trump For False Missile Alarm in Hawaii

An employee involved in a drill at a state emergency agency in Hawaii last Saturday accidentally pushed out a message the state was under imminent threat from an incoming ballistic missile. President Trump, who was golfing in Florida, did not know about the push message. He did not know it had been corrected 38 minutes […]

NASCAR Star Gets His Marching Orders From NBC

NBC Sports today revealed how it will begin to use one of its latest acquisitions, assigning recently retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to work the pregame show before the Super Bowl. The son of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt...

Guatemala arrests lawmaker accused of plotting 2 journalists' murders

New York, January 16, 2018--The arrest of a lawmaker accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 is an important step against impunity in Guatemala, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Guatemalan authorities arrested Congressman Julio Juárez Ramírez, who allegedly ordered the attack that killed Danilo...

Late-Night Show Renewed

A late-night series running on cable has been given a renewal. Receiving a pickup for a 20-episode second season is Comedy Central’s “The Jim Jefferies Show.” Making the announcement was Comedy Central President Kent Alterman. “You’d think I’d stop being...

Daytime Show Renewed

A popular daytime talk show has just received the green light for a new season. Announcing the renewal today of “Pickler & Ben” for season two, Cater Lee, vice president of programming for Scripps, said: “Kellie and Ben are a...

Russia votes on bill to require journalists to register as foreign agents

Kiev, January 16, 2018--Russia's State Duma should drop a bill that would require some bloggers and journalists to register as foreign agents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Duma on January 12 voted overwhelmingly to approve the bill, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported....

BlackBerry Introduces ‘Jarvis,’ a New Security Platform for Connected Cars

At the North American International Auto Show on Monday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled "Jarvis," a new security platform for connected and autonomous cars. The software scans the cars' inputs and outputs for both standard and manufacturer-defined protocols, and automatically identifies any bugs, potential exploits and nonconforming code. Show More Summary

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