Why CNN’s Jim Acosta titled his new book ‘The Enemy of the People’

New York (CNN Business)President Trump began his Sunday by declaring two news outlets, The New York Times and CNN, “truly The Enemy of the People!” His exclamation mark, not mine. We checked, and found that he’s used the “enemy” phrase on Twitter more than 30 times since taking office. On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” I asked Acosta — a top recipient of criticism from Trump fans — about his reason for writing it. “I wanted to send a message to folks who really care about what we do, and the message is basically this: I did not want my children to grow up in a country where the press is called ‘the enemy of the people,’” Acosta said. He pointed out …

‘Mistakes’ may have been made during arrest of journalist, Kremlin says

Moscow makes comments after Russian papers call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov The Kremlin has admitted that mistakes may have been made by police during the arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on controversial drug-dealing charges, as calls for his release grew louder. Mistakes can never be ruled out, said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin. The important thing is to recognise mistakes so that they arent repeated. Some issues need clarification, he said on Monday. Police initially published a number of photographs that they said showed a drug lab at Golunovs rented flat in Moscow. They were later removed from the interior ministrys website after police officials admitted that the photographs had been taken at a …

Vox Media and employees come to deal on union contract

New York (CNN Business)Vox Media employees and management have struck an agreement for a union contract. Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff said in an email to staff that he was “thrilled” both sides were able to come to an agreement. “I want to thank all the individuals who have helped us get here — especially those serving on the two bargaining committees,” Bankoff wrote. “You have dedicated significant time and made tremendous sacrifices. I am very grateful for your efforts to make Vox Media even stronger.” Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The cable network that is Foxier than Fox — and that Trump is promoting

New York (CNN Business)Does President Trump think he can play Fox News and One America News Network off each other? OANN executives have encouraged the presidential endorsements in their conversations with White House aides — and sometimes in public on Twitter. Robert Herring, the channel’s CEO, regularly tags Trump in tweets. “Mr. President our young employees want to thank you for noticing all of their hard work,” he wrote in one of the posts last month. The praise goes both ways. On Monday the president thanked both Fox and OANN in back-to-back tweets. First he sent kudos to “Fox & Friends” for its ratings, then he said “congratulations to @OANN on the great job you are doing and the big …

AT&T is selling its stake in Hulu

New York (CNN Business)AT&T will sell its minority stake in Hulu back to the streaming video service, the two companies announced Monday. But it’s also a sign of how the streaming wars have evolved in the last few years. Hulu was at one time a joint venture between several media titans: Disney (DIS), 21st Century Fox, Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal and Time Warner. None of those companies had majority control. Now, Disney does. The company became the majority stakeholder in the streaming video service after it closed a deal for most of Fox’s assets last month. NBCUniversal is the only other owner with roughly 30%. Disney has already made it clear that it envisions Hulu as a critical part of its …

Coca-Cola and Disney partner for new ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ land

Anaheim (CNN Business)Disney and Coca-Cola, two of the most recognizable brands on earth, are going to be together in a galaxy far, far away. The lands, which are set to open at Disneyland in California on May 31 and on August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, will act as a fully immersive experience that feels like being in an actual “Star Wars” film. The Coke partnership is just another aspect of that. The “Star Wars” packaging of the cola products help to maintain the illusion of the land and its story for guests. The new lands will include interactive rides like Smuggler’s Run, where guests can fly the Millennium Falcon, and feature bars and restaurants like Oga’s Cantina. …

Trump to snub White House Correspondents’ Dinner for third year in a row

New York (CNN Business)President Donald Trump will once again skip the White House Correspondents Dinner, snubbing the annual Washington gala for the third year in a row. Trump has yet to attend the dinner as president, and it isn’t difficult to guess why. The event has featured comedians, who often use the forum to roast the guests, particularly those holding office. Presidents have traditionally given light-hearted remarks at the dinner, as well. In 2011, then President Barack Obama used his time at the podium to ruthlessly mock Trump, who was seated in the crowd. And last year, with Trump absent, the comedian Michelle Wolff lobbed biting jokes at the administration in a performance that upset some in the White House …

What Apple is up against in the streaming-video world

New York (CNN Business)We don’t know exactly what Apple will debut during its big press event on Monday. A new streaming-video product? A revamped TV app and video storefront? There’s Disney (DIS), which will demo its new service Disney+ at an investor day on April 11. The House of Mouse has one of the most vast (if not the most vast) content libraries in Hollywood: We’re talking “Star Wars,” Marvel, Disney Animation, Disney live action, Pixar and now, thanks to its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s assets earlier this week, even more content. Disney also owns a controlling stake of Hulu, which gives it an even bigger slice of the streaming pie. AT&T (T)‘s WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company, is also …

Christchurch attacks: the media’s rush to be first causes its own kind of harm

Facebooks AI may have failed the victims but humans didnt do much better Rookie journalists struggling with their copy are often told by news editors: Just tell the story. An esteemed colleague once told me his first editor told him to imagine shouting the intro to an aged relative moving away at speed on a bus. Boiling an event down to who, what, why, where and when is the basis of all news coverage for a reason it tells the story. But what happens when being fast and crafting a simple narrative becomes misleading or causes its own kind of harm? This question has become increasingly relevant over the past decade. The internet has brought incredible new ways of telling …

Father of slain TV journalist says Big Tech needs to police ‘murder videos’

New York (CNN Business)Andy Parker’s daughter Alison was killed on live television during a news report in 2015. Now, after the New Zealand shooting, Parker has a message for powerful tech platforms: Fix how you police violent videos and harassment. In 2015, Parker’s daughter Alison, a reporter at CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia and photojournalist Adam Ward, were fatally shot by an ex-employee of the station during a live interview. The gunman later posted video of the shooting to his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Although Facebook and Twitter quickly took down videos of the shooting, conspiracy theorists have posted graphic videos of the murder on YouTube and claimed that Alison Parker was a crisis actor. Sandy Hook and Parkland …

Washington is awash with speculation about Robert Mueller report timing

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. This NYT story about DC holding its breath is on the front page of Wednesday’s newspaper. Nicholas Fandos and Noah Weiland write: “It may or may not be the report of the century, it may or may not be ready soon, and it may be only a few pages long. But it is unquestionably one of the capital’s most anticipated documents since the Starr Report.” So is this the week? I wish I knew. But The Times is right about the rumors and guessing games. And even if Mueller doesn’t deliver anything, his probe is still making …

Venezuela: US journalist reportedly arrested in early-morning raid

Freelancer Cody Weddle, who works for the Miami Herald and ABC, out of contact since 8am, reports say Authorities in Venezuela have reportedly arrested a US freelance journalist after an early morning raid on his Caracas home by the countrys feared military counter-intelligence agency. Cody Weddle, who freelances for the Miami Herald, the Daily Telegraph and ABC News, has been out of contact since according to a press workers union in Venezuela. Weddles assistant Carlos Camacho, a Venezuelan national, was also detained after a raid on his home by the same counter-intelligence agency on Wednesday morning, reported the union, tweeted Jos Miguel Vivanco, the Americas director at Human Rights Watch. Maduro, who is fending off Sign up for the US …