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Kelly's Clash With Gingrich On Fox Reveals Rifts Beyond Trump

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:47:00 -0400

Megyn Kelly's unexpected dispute with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich illuminates why Trump's poll numbers are crashing. Gingrich tried to lecture Kelly on her "fascination" with sex and scandal.

WATCH: Megyn Kelly And Newt Gingrich Spar Over 'Sexual Predators'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:26:00 -0400

The Fox host and the former speaker of the House get in a testy discussion over sexual obsession and Donald Trump.

Twitter's Dual Challenges: Taming The Trolls, Attracting More Users

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:06:00 -0400

Twitter is a powerful platform for news and conversation, but lingering problems with hate speech hamper its efforts to grow, says Emily Bell of the Columbia Journalism School.

Not Fit To Print? When Politicians Talk Dirty, Media Scramble To Sanitize

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:23:00 -0400

Donald Trump isn't the first politician to use coarse language, but linguist Geoff Nunberg says the 2005 Access Hollywood tape of him discussing women's genitalia wasn't like other live-mic incidents.

AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:36:00 -0400

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.

'Trump Effect' Will Outlast His Campaign, Conservative Blogger Says

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400

Donald Trump may be coming up short in the polls, but his brand of politics has sparked a movement. David Greene talks to Chris Buskirk, a conservative blogger and a talk radio host in Arizona.

Did A Sort Of 'Trump TV' Just Launch Its Pilot?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:10:00 -0400

On the inaugural nightly Facebook Live from Trump Tower, Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said "unequivocally" that Trump will win despite badly trailing Hillary Clinton in polls.

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Raises Concerns Over CNN's Independence

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:28:00 -0400

CNN's profitability makes it an attractive part of the Time Warner portfolio that AT&T struck a deal to acquire. Concerns have been raised about whether the deal could compromise CNN's independence.

Presidential Campaigns Blast AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:25:00 -0400

Donald Trump said it put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" and Tim Kaine called for "less concentration, especially in the media."

Atlantic Editor On Acrimony In U.S.: 'I Have To Imagine That It Actually Gets Worse'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:39:00 -0400

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic's new editor, tells NPR about the magazine's unexpected endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and anti-Semitic tweets directed at him and other journalists.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

AT&T To Acquire Media Giant Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

AT&T and Time Warner agreed Saturday to an $85 billion merger that, if approved by federal regulators, would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

TIMELINE: AT&T's Merger With Time Warner Follows Decades Of Industry Deals

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:39:00 -0400

The $85.4-billion merger of a telecom and a media giants is the latest in the web of consolidation, spurned offers and spin-offs that are increasingly interlinking the two industries.

AT&T Reaches Deal To Buy Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:48:00 -0400

AT&T has agreed to terms with Time Warner to buy the media giant. "This is a perfect match of two companies with complementary strengths," AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced.

Voice Actors Strike Against Video Game Companies

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

The strike of the SAG-AFTRA union went into effect Friday after failed negotiations between the union's voice actors and video game employers, particularly over compensation and secrecy.