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Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:30
The tech companies vowed this week to stamp out conspiracy videos and misinformation on the Parkland, Fla., shooting. So far, they are falling short.

Anna dello Russo, Street-Style Star, Decides to Move On

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:00
The Italian fashion editor, saying she wants a change, is auctioning some of her clothes this weekend.

As Conservatives Gather, Anger at the News Media Runs Deep

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:32
The first panel of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference took aim at the press, and the attacks did not let up from there.

With Florida Shooting Survivors, N.R.A. Spokeswoman Holds Back. With Conservatives, It’s a Different Story.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:00
The spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference a day after addressing those affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Margaret Brennan Named Host of ‘Face the Nation’ on CBS

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:32
Ms. Brennan, who succeeds John Dickerson, becomes the only female journalist currently serving as the solo anchor of a major Sunday political show.

Comedian Going to White House Correspondents’ Dinner. What About Trump?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:24
Michelle Wolf, a stand-up comic and contributor to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” takes on one of the most prominent — and perilous — gigs in comedy.

In This #MeToo Moment, Academy Awards Want to Spotlight the Films

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:14
“The Oscars should be a spectacle,” one of the show’s lead producers said, a sign that the industrywide reckoning over sexual harassment may not take center stage during the March 4 telecast.

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:01
A surge of legal cases against entertainers, journalists and activists has raised concerns about one of the Arab world’s freest environments.

The Making of a No. 1 YouTube Conspiracy Video After the Parkland Tragedy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:28
The user who posted the video, “mike m.,” stands by his baseless theory that a student at the school is really an actor. And he says he’s “not going to stop.”

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:43
Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

NPR Executive Was Warned Repeatedly About Sexual Harassment, Report Finds

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:07
An investigation revealed “a very prominent distrust of management” at the organization, and found that Michael Oreskes behaved inappropriately toward multiple young women.

The Atlantic Plans a Hiring Spree

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:38
At a time when media companies old and new are laying off employees, a publication founded in 1857 goes against the grain with support from Laurene Powell Jobs.

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:27
Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.

An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:20
Maribel Vinson, a three-time Olympian and renowned coach, had another distinction that is almost forgotten: She was the first female sportswriter at The New York Times.

State of the Art: Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:00
Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.

Feature: What Happens When Athletes Do the Sportswriting?

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:00
The Players’ Tribune, a pet project of Derek Jeter’s, allows the stars to tell their own stories. It’s occasionally great — but is it journalism?

Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:46
Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Jack Kingston express suspicion toward the teenage survivors. The website Gateway Pundit claims they were coached.

Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for ‘Superfans’

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 02:00
Fox Nation will focus primarily on right-leaning commentary and charge viewers a subscription fee.

David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:28
A Methodist minister, he saw TV and radio programming — soap operas, in particular — as effective tools to teach the world about population control.

Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:27
Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a pornographic film actress, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.

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