Posts Tagged ‘president’

The State of This Year’s WHCD Parties

April 28, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A series of events in the lead-up to this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend, starting with, well, the 2016 election as well as the decision by The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, followed by others, to exit the party circuit this year, continuing with the decision by President Trump to stay away from the...

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In the Age of ‘Fake News,’ Media Brands Are Turning to Advertising to Promote the Importance of Journalism

April 17, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The proliferation of "fake news"--be that the insult lobbed at journalists and publications that President Donald Trump and his administration detest or the websites peddling false information across the web to make a quick buck--has brought about a wave of advertising from news media organizations looking to underscore the value of responsible journalism. Earlier this...

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Twitter Is Celebrating National Park Week With a Hashtag-Triggered Emoji

April 13, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The U.S. National Park Service may not be faring so well under the administration of President Donald Trump, but Twitter is showing park rangers some love. Twitter users who tweet with the hashtags #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque during National Park Week--April 16 through 24--will unlock a special park ranger emoji. Your official National Park Week hashtags...

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Twitter Is Suing the U.S. Government After Homeland Security Demanded an Anti-Trump User’s Information

April 6, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking a federal court to protect its right to prevent the government from unmasking users who have spoken critically of President Donald Trump. In a lawsuit filed today, Twitter said Homeland Security in March demanded that Twitter release information about a user associated...

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Two Covers, One Hole

April 1, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Out of the overwhelmingly large collection of eligible topics for a cover treatment, The New Yorker and The Economist settled on the same one for their newest issues: golf. Or, more specifically, the president's proclivity for the game, one that has found him visiting his golf courses 13 times since taking office (he didn't play...

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Photos: Last Week’s Parties, Panels and More from SXSW to NYC

March 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Former Vice President Joe Biden (third from left) and Jill Biden (second from right) pose for a photo with the Game of Thrones crew (l. to r., showrunner D.B. Weiss, actresses Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, showrunner David Benioff) at SXSW. Mindy Best/Getty Images for SXSW (L. to r.) GE CMO Linda Boff, Twitter head...

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John Oliver Will Try to Teach Trump About Healthcare With Another Ad During Fox & Friends

March 13, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

One month after John Oliver created a Trump-targeted ad about the nuclear triad, which ran locally in the Washington D.C. market on all three cable news networks, the comedian has put together another spot aimed at the president, focusing on problems with the GOP's American Health Care Act. Oliver made the announcement during Sunday's Last...

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How Some Publishers and Platforms Are Participating in ‘A Day Without A Woman’

March 7, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Many popular publishers and platforms will be supporting their female employees on March 8, International Women's Day. Organizers of the Women's March, which took place the day after President Trump's inauguration, also helped put together a plan for people to find ways to participate in a women's strike. A Day Without A Woman was designed...

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Press Freedom Groups, News Associations Send a Message to President Trump

March 3, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

More than 80 First Amendment-related groups have signed on to a statement directed toward President Trump that is part press freedom lecture, part defense of journalism, all designed to denounce the president's continued attacks on the media. It starts, fittingly, with a quote from Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black's concurring opinion in New York Times...

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There’s a High Bar for Trump’s Inauguration to Beat Previous TV Ratings

January 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Ratings are the currency of TV, and President-elect Donald Trump knows it. A TV star for the past decade and a publicity aficionado long before that, Trump, during his presidential campaign, based his cultural relevance largely on Nielsen numbers. The higher the ratings, the better he was doing. In fact, his fascination with ratings is rivaled only by the most passionate of network executives. Trump has been known to use Twitter to boast when programs or networks he's involved with deliver strong ratings. One of the best produced, including the incredible stage & set, in the history of conventions. Great unity! Big T.V. ratings! @KarlRove — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2016 The president-elect has also been known to gloat when programs he's not directly involved with struggle or when he's portrayed in what he believes to be a negative light. Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got "swamped" (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for...

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