Friday, December 3, 2021

FCC WANTS BETTER DISCLOSURE OF PAY-FOR-PLAY NEWS

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Waldman, who recently headed an FCC panel that looked into so-called pay-for-play news operations, has refuted claims by the National Association of Broadcasters that the findings of the panel provided “little to no evidence that ‘pay for play’ sponsorships in news, where advertisers are allowed to dictate news scripts, are a systematic problem.” Waldman, […]

CJR: O’REILLY’S CLOUT HAD COMCAST HOST FIRED

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Implicitly raising questions about how Comcast might deal with its Fox News-bashing commentators on MSNBC if it takes over NBC Universal, the Columbia Journalism Review has disclosed that the eponymous host of a Comcast cable program, Backstage with Barry Nolan, was fired in 2008 after Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly wrote a "lawyerly letter" to […]