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Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of June 19: 2017 BET Awards in a Landslide

The 2017 BET Awards dominated the week of June 19 in the Nielsen Social Content Ratings, totaling 10.497 million interactions across Facebook and Twitter while no other TV series, special or sports event broke 1 million. The awards show was distantly trailed by Starz's Power, with 399 million total interactions, and NBC's America's Got Talent...

Vietnamese blogger stripped of citizenship, deported

New York, June 26, 2017--Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang should restore blogger Pham Minh Hoang's citizenship and should allow him to reside and work freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 25, 2017

Court adjourns in trial of journalists accused of supporting coup Istanbul's 26th Court for Serious Crimes on June 23 adjourned until September 19 the trial of 17 journalists--10 of whom are being tried in absentia--accused of supporting the failed July 2016 military coup in one way or another. CPJ...

Independent journalist detained in eastern Cuba

New York, June 23, 2017--Cuban authorities should immediately release independent journalist Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez and return his equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State security forces and Interior Ministry officials detained León Velázquez around 4 p.m. yesterday in the eastern province of Guantánamo, according to his...

Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper closed for two weeks

Police and officials from the Gambia Revenue Agency (GRA) on June 14, 2017, shut down the Daily Observer newspaper and forced all staff from the publication to leave the office, saying the publication owed 17 million dalasi (U.S.$371,415) in unpaid taxes, Daily Observer Managing Director Pa Modou Mbowe told...

After US-Backed Bombing Sparks Famine in Yemen, WaPo Editor Insists ‘US Not the Problem’

Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl took a massive, human rights-violating catastrophe—the US-assisted Saudi bombing of Yemen for the past two-and-a-half years, and the massive famine it’s caused—and somehow turned it into a write-up on how good and noble the United States is.

Indian state assembly sentences two editors to prison for defamation

New Delhi, June 23, 2017--The elected assembly of India's Karnataka state should revoke one-year jail sentences it imposed on two editors in Bangalore, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

NYT’s New ‘Reader Center’ Already Proving a Step Backward in Accountability

Yesterday, the Times published the first installment of the paper’s new “Reader Center,” the ostensible replacement to the public editor, and, not surprisingly, it thoroughly underwhelmed.

Freshman Comedy on Netflix Not Renewed

Netflix canceled a comedy series after rolling out just one season of the show. The streaming service pulled the plug on “Girlboss,” which debuted its 13-episode freshman season on April 21. Created by Kay Cannon and based on Sophia Amoruso’s...

Blog: CPJ partners with Facebook on Journalist Safety Initiative

Facebook has become integral to the work of journalists around the world. Yet journalists' use of the largest social network can put them and their sources at risk if they don't know how to keep safe on the platform....

Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War

One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative consequences, like civilian deaths, it’s simply a matter of bumbling around without much plan or purpose.

Body of Salvador Dali to Be Exhumed

The body of surrealist painter Salvador Dali has been ordered exhumed in connection with a paternity suit in Spain, the BBC reports. Dali died of heart failure in 1989 at age 84 and is buried in a crypt at the...

CNN Retracts Story About Supposed Russian Meeting

CNN has retracted a story about what was first reported as an investigation into a meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund, the AP reports. CNN did not provide a reason today for pulling...

Report Forecasts Huge Loss of Subs as Traditional Pay-TV Universe Continues to Shrink

The latest forecast projects continuing shrinkage for the traditional pay-TV universe. A new report by Kagan, a unit of S&P Global Market Intelligence, projects a loss of 10.8 million households among traditional multichannel subscribers by 2021, bringing the total to...

The Daily Promo – Christopher Stolz

  Christopher Stolz Who printed it? Newspaper Club printed it, they did an excellent job and even reached out to me before they printed to double check print quality. I really like the ease of use they provide. Who designed it? I got input from my graphic designer friend but this is my first paper […]

Numbers Are In for Week 4 of NBC’s ‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’

The viewer numbers for NBC’s new prime-time Megyn Kelly program show that the broadcast has been experiencing viewer erosion. Variety reports that the latest installment of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” fell to a new low, both in total viewers...

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