Media industry

FILE - In this June 16, 2017 file photo, the Facebook booth is seen at the Vivatech, a gadgets show in Paris, France. France has adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook despite threats from the U.S. Just ahead of the vote Thursday, French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said allies needed to settle differences "without using threats." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
July 11, 2019 - 9:29 am
PARIS (AP) — France has adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports. The final vote in favor of the tax in the French Senate on Thursday came hours after the Trump administration announced an...
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July 10, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers. Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Will Smith, right, kisses Jada Pinkett Smith as they arrive at the premiere of "Aladdin" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. The Hollywood power couple on Wednesday announced the launch of a new media venture. According to a statement, Westbrook Inc. will be a cross-platform holding company “formed to execute the Smith family’s global content and commerce business strategy.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 10, 2019 - 10:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are looking to expand their brands under a new corporate umbrella. The Hollywood power couple on Wednesday announced the launch of a new media venture. According to a statement, Westbrook Inc. will be a cross-platform holding company "formed to...
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United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks during a news conference, in New York, Monday, July 8, 2019. Federal prosecutors announced sex trafficking and conspiracy charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. Court documents unsealed Monday show Epstein is charged with creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 09, 2019 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald's stories on sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein illustrate a counter-intuitive trend: Investigative journalism is thriving as the news media industry struggles. In announcing new charges against Epstein 11 years after the financier...
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This image released by Showtime shows Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes in a scene from the limited series, "The Loudest Voice," which premiered on Sunday, June 30. The Nielsen company said 299,000 watched Sunday's 10 p.m. debut of the miniseries. When you add replays and streams, Sunday’s audience swelled to 651,000, Nielsen said. (JoJo Whilden/Showtime via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who developed and ran the place for its first two decades? The safest answer for Showtime's "The Loudest Voice...
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June 26, 2019 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation...
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In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is wider. That level of expansion is stunning in an era where U.S. newspaper newsroom employment has shrunk by nearly half over the past 15 years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 18, 2019 - 9:06 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and...
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In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is wider. That level of expansion is stunning in an era where U.S. newspaper newsroom employment has shrunk by nearly half over the past 15 years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 18, 2019 - 9:06 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they'...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 18, 2019 - 3:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...
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June 18, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers helped create as the technology industry hired tens of thousands of high-paid workers. The pledge...
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