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Trailblazing journalist Barbara Walters has died at 93

Over more than a half century, the driven celebrity journalist built one of the most remarkable careers in TV news. She was 93. → Read More

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Fox News' Sean Hannity says he knew all along Trump lost the election

"I did not believe it for one second," Hannity said under oath about former President Trump's false claims that Dominion Voting Systems cheated him of votes in 2020. Dominion is suing Fox News. → Read More

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She was an ABC News producer. She also was a corporate operative

An ABC News freelance producer confronted critics of a consulting firm's powerful clients. Her actions confirm people's worst suspicions about the news media, says a former network news president. → Read More

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In the Southeast, power company money flows to news sites that attack their critics

Alabama Power and Florida Power & Light hired the consulting firm Matrix to help shape their fortunes. Matrix funded six sites that covered politics, filling a void left by the decline of local news. → Read More

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NPR to impose near-freeze on hiring but avoids layoffs as budget cuts loom

NPR is freezing hiring and tightening its belt in other ways in anticipation of a $20 million shortfall in financial sponsorships this fiscal year. → Read More

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Fox News CEO warned against 'crazies' after 2020 election, Dominion says

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott warned colleagues not to "give the crazies an inch" after the 2020 elections. Dominion Voting Systems revealed her words in its $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox. → Read More

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Fox's Jeanine Pirro is back in the hot seat in $1.6 billion election defamation case

Dominion Voting Systems' lawyers want to question the Fox News star again over texts they got just hours before she sat for a sworn deposition. Dominion sued Fox over false claims of election fraud. → Read More

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NPR chief news executive Nancy Barnes to depart as network reshapes top ranks

Nancy Barnes, NPR's newsroom leader, announced her forthcoming departure as the network moves to create a new executive to oversee both the news and programming divisions. → Read More

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An Australian news site dared Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch to sue. Now he has

An Australian news site published an opinion column arguing that Fox News, Lachlan Murdoch and his father Rupert shared in responsibility for the U.S. Capitol siege. → Read More

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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch threatened Aussie news site 'Crikey.' It's fighting back

Murdoch threatened to sue the Australian news site Crikey over a column connecting him to rhetoric on Fox News ahead of the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol. Crikey's response? Bring it on. → Read More

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Brian Stelter to depart CNN as it cancels 'Reliable Sources' media show

CNN chief Chris Licht informed host Brian Stelter that Reliable Sources would be canceled after more than three decades on air amid a great level of cost-cutting at the network. → Read More

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Hungary's autocratic leader tells U.S. conservatives to join his culture war

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán, who has suppressed civil liberties and intimidated media and corporate critics, kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas. → Read More

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Analysis: Trump's infamous obsession with TV helped define Jan. 6 too

Donald Trump's TV fixation led him to the White House. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will show that obsession also defined his actions on that day. → Read More

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A rape, an abortion, and a one-source story: a child's ordeal becomes national news

The Indianapolis Star's story about an anonymous child rape victim from Ohio who crossed state lines to get an abortion became a political lightning rod. Now a man has been arraigned for the rape. → Read More

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Jan. 6 hearings use TV tricks to great effect even as critics call them show biz

It's an extraordinary show of discipline for a congressional committee, with a minimum of showboating, yielding hearings that resemble Dateline NBC or investigative podcasts. → Read More

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Seth Rich's killing was exploited on Fox News and online. His parents are fed up

Seth Rich's killing brought incalculable loss to Joel and Mary Rich. Baseless conspiracy theories on Fox News made it even worse. They're speaking out for the first time since settling with Fox. → Read More

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Fired Fox News politics editor: Trump's ire at election night call led to 'panic'

In an interview with NPR, former Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt says that network should have been proud of being first to project that Joe Biden would win Arizona. → Read More

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Only one major cable news channel did not carry the Jan. 6 hearing live: Fox News

Airing the hearing would have required Fox to broadcast flat contradictions of what its personalities have told their audience in the past year and a half: that the riot was a mere legal protest. → Read More

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The New York Times' new editor will run its biggest newsroom ever — and most outspoken

Joe Kahn becomes The New York Times' executive editor next week. All he has to do is replace a legend and corral an often-contentious newsroom of more than 1,700 journalists. → Read More

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'The New York Times' can't shake the cloud over a 90-year-old Pulitzer Prize

In 1932, The New York Times' Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer for stories defending Soviet policies that led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians. The Times disavows his work but not the prize. → Read More