Media industry

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2004 file photo shows Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. Tribune Media is ending its $3.9 billion deal with Sinclair Broadcast, and has filed a lawsuit against Sinclair for breach of contract. Sinclair had offered to buy Tribune’s 42 TV stations. The two companies had until midnight Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 to call the deal off and have been facing tough regulatory challenges. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
August 09, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of...
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FILE- In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, a visitor walks past a display of Disney characters inside an exhibition entitled "Mexico and Walt Disney: A Magical Encounter," at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
August 07, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's upcoming streaming service won't try to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon, but will focus instead on quality — namely original programs from Disney's "Star Wars," Pixar and Marvel brands. The details from Disney CEO Bob Iger came as Disney reported a growth in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, the Disney character Mickey Mouse appears at CES International in Las Vegas. Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt Disney Company’s global ambassador, who made his film debut in “Steamboat Willie” on Nov. 18, 1928. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 07, 2018 - 12:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced "Mickey's 90th Spectacular," a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 file photo, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating its hate speech and bullying policies. The social media giant said in a statement Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 that it also blocked Jones' account for 30 days because he repeatedly posted content that broke its rules. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major tech companies have begun to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their services, reflecting a more aggressive enforcement of policies against hate speech and misinformation following protests on social media. Facebook has taken down four pages belonging to Jones...
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August 06, 2018 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court has rejected an antitrust lawsuit brought against publishers by what was once one of the country's largest wholesale magazine distributors. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in an opinion published on Monday with a lower-court judge in rejecting...
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CORRECTS THAT JEFF FAGEN, NOT MOONVES, IS DELAYING HIS REUTN FROM VACATION - FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Jeff Fager is delaying his return from vacation until a probe into sexual misconduct claims wraps up. On Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, the network said Fager will not return from his scheduled vacation Monday as planned. Allegations against Fager and Moonves appeared in a New Yorker article in July. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 05, 2018 - 12:31 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS' entertainment chief fielded a barrage of questions about sexual harassment at CBS Corp. during a session with reporters intended to promote the network's fall TV schedule. The network's presentation Sunday to the Television Critics Association summer meeting came...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 05, 2018 - 12:01 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, production workers stack newspapers onto a cart at the Janesville Gazette Printing & Distribution plant in Janesville, Wis. The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The tariffs unveiled Thursday, Aug. 2, are mostly lower than those originally announced earlier this year but would still impose an anti-dumping border tax as high as 16.88 percent. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The revised tariffs unveiled Thursday are mostly lower than those originally imposed earlier this year. But they would still hit the paper...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. The CBS board said Friday, July 27, 2018, it was investigating allegations of “personal misconduct” involving Moonves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2018 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CBS CEO Les Moonves facing sexual harassment allegations (all times local): 4:15 p.m. CBS says it will keep CEO Les Moonves in place while an outside counsel investigates sexual misconduct allegations against him. The company also says it will postpone its annual...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, A.G. Sulzberger poses for a photo on the 16th floor of the New York Times building in New York. Trump met with the publisher of The New York Times to discuss media coverage of his administration, including the president’s oft-repeated accusation that the media is the “enemy of the people,” Trump and the newspaper said Sunday, July 29, 2018. The meeting with A.G. Sulzberger occurred July 20, the White House and Times said. (Damon Winter/The New York Times via AP, File)
July 29, 2018 - 11:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times says he took President Donald Trump to task for "deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric" that is "not just divisive but increasingly dangerous" when the two met privately at the White House this month. Trump disclosed the meeting on Twitter on...
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