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Pew Research Center
Journalism & Media
November 12, 2019

Daily Briefing of Media News share on Twitter

In Today's news:  Student journalists at Northwestern face backlash for apology, Twitter announces exceptions to its political ad ban and staff at Hearst Magazines announce plans to form a union with the Writers Guild America East.
Top Stories

Student journalists at Northwestern apologized for photographing protesters. Then, the backlash began.

Twitter will make exceptions to its political ad ban. Here’s one of them.

Hearst Magazines staffers unionizing across two dozen publications, forming giant for Writers Guild of America

Sports News

View: I was fired from Deadspin for refusing to ‘stick to sports’

Television News

TV’s evening-news battle spills out of its time slot

Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic

Press & Government

Watergate hearings were a TV spectacle. Now veteran journalists are demanding PBS offer the same access.

News Magazines

The Boomers’ media behemoth

Media Business

The Athletic, Axios raising money as rivals consolidate

Liberty Media wants to build up podcasting business [Subscription Required]


Twitter takes steps to keep UK election ‘healthy and safe’

Al Jazeera to Facebook: Get your shit together on disinformation

In Germany, focusing on this metric let a newspaper increase reader loyalty (and subscribers too)

The BBC has apologized after using old footage of Boris Johnson laying a wreath


The Daily Briefing of Media News is edited by Amy Mitchell and Katerina Eva Matsa and compiled by Pew Research Center staff, including: Michael Barthel, Jeffrey Gottfried, Elizabeth Grieco, Maya Khuzam, Elisa Shearer, Galen Stocking, Mason Walker and Kirsten Worden.