Low Expectations



Gearing Up

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If you are a listener of WNPR you have noticed reports from the New England News Collaborative with increasing frequency.

John Dankosky, the former WNPR news director who now leads the public radio news sharing experiment, is busy this summer preparing a new program that will debut early next month to showcase the work.

The first episode will air at 2p.m. on August 4.

Or as Chion Wolf might say: “August 4th…..at 2!”

Developing…

Moving On

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The news media world is not waiting for Roger Ailes to depart the scene – speculation is already focused on who will succeed Ailes as the leader of Fox News once he is formally shown the door.

The New York Times is reporting an internal investigation, launched after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson of Greenwich filed a sexual harassment suit against Ailes, quickly uncovered enough information to make Ailes’s survival at Fox impossible.

The latest reporting suggests Ailes will depart the network he built by the end of the week.

I Don’t Know Another…Ailes – Los Angeles Times

Who Can Replace Ailes? – Variety

Contenders in Frame to Replace Ailes – Financial Times

The End of Roger Ailes – The New Yorker

 

Gannett Not Giving Up

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According to the New York Post, which has had some of the most accurate reporting on the story, Gannett is still pursuing a buyout of tronc(formerly Tribune Publishing).

Unlike the very public takeover bid made and rejected earlier this year, this time Gannett executives have been meeting privately with the leadership of tronc in an effort to convince them that a Gannett merger is in the interest of both companies. The meetings have taken place in Chicago, according to the Post.

Tronc owns the Hartford Courant.

Media Convention

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Daly and Keating together again.

As is typical every four years, there are more reporters than delegates at the national political conventions.

The gatherings lead to re-unions like this one including former Hartford Courant colleagues Matt Daly and Chris Keating. Daly now writes for the Associated Press from Washington, D.C. and has become a big Washington Nationals baseball fan.

Death Watch

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…as the news media world watches and waits for the forced departure of Roger Ailes from Fox News, The New Yorker weighs in…

Fait Accompli

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All the doors at Fox News HQ seem to be marked exit for Roger Ailes.

Various sources are reporting the man behind the incredible success of the network is negotiating the terms of his dismissal two weeks after former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson of Greenwich filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

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The story accelerated Tuesday when Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine reported Fox news star Megyn Kelly testified she too had been a victim of Ailes’s harassing behavior when she first joined the network as a legal analyst. The word leaked out of an internal investigation a few days after the Ailes team accused Kelly of being disloyal by refusing to publicly defend Ailes against Carlson’s charges as many others have.

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