Best of the week: Trump Trump Trump Trump
The president calls out the media in a rambling press conference
February 17, 2017
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The biggest story of the week in media may have been Donald Trump’s Thursday news conference in which he called out the media, saying it had been unfair in its coverage and repeatedly accusing them of putting out “fake news.”
The media were quick to respond.
Remembering Wayne Barrett
Many knew Barrett as a crusading investigative reporter for The Village Voice. But Mac Barrett knew him as dad. He shares memories of both sides of Wayne following his recent passing.
The German story that wasn’t
Germany’s most-read newspaper ran a fake news story recently, though it thought at the time it was true. The newspaper was forced to remove the article, which other outlets picked up.
Catching a falling YouTube star
Is the media to blame for PewDiePie’s demise? Or is it stupid and reckless to use anti-Semitism in a video even if you’re making some greater point about our culture?
The Grammys and the race issue
Oh man was Twitter outraged Sunday night when Beyonce failed to win album of the year. The social network may have been right.
A Univision superstar on optimism in the age of Trump
Jorge Ramos was famously tossed from one of Donald Trump’s early press conferences when he was running for president. He’s not letting Trump get to him.
After nearly 18 years, it’s time to say good-bye
Yet more evidence native advertising doesn’t work
A new type of cord-cutting: Snipping broadband
Coming, the collapse of radio’s iHeartMedia
Weeklies: Surviving if not thriving in digital age
Tweeter in chief: How Trump could save Twitter
Shows Trump hates are seeing big ad gains
Broadcast vs. cable: How the top shows stack up
A sign that coughs at your cigarette smoke
The word: Time Inc. sale is imminent
Rundown: Which advertisers have jumped from YouTube
Media Life’s Digital Media Transparency Initiative
HBO does hard time with Dwayne Johnson
- Arun Kumar becomes chief data and marketing tech officer at IPG
- Jenny Campbell rises to managing director at 72andSunny
- Adam Crandall becomes director of strategy at mono
- Mark Wildman rises to EVP of partnerships at Westwood One
- Kevin Craig rises to SVP of newspaper relations at AMG/Parade
- Bill Corvalan becomes VP of West Coast partnerships at AllOver Media
- Richard Just becomes editor at The Washington Post Magazine
- Gemma Lawson rises to VP and design director at Nickelodeon
- Ashley Judd joins Epix' 'Berlin Station'
- Former NBC ad sales executive Robert Blackmore dies at age 90
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