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Three media business stories you may have missed this week

As the fallout from the Capitol invasion continues to dominate the news cycle, media business happenings haven’t stopped.No surprise, Facebook is dominant — 68% of a large survey sample use the s

Don Lemon Brands Trump the ‘Biggest Snowflake’ After Spokesman Calls Him ‘Most Masculine’ President (Video)

CNN’s Don Lemon went off Monday night after finding out that a spokesperson for outgoing president Donald Trump had claimed he was the most “masculine” president.Lemon felt a better descriptor

Toledo Blade reporters hold byline strike in protest of edits to Capitol attack stories

Reporters at the Toledo Blade in Ohio are holding a byline strike in response to their management’s editing of stories related to the attack on the U.The union also referenced online comments false

Remembering TechCrunch Japan’s Hirohide Yoshida (1971-2020) – TechCrunch

On New Year’s Eve, TechCrunch Japan’s Editor-in-Chief Hirohide Yoshida passed away at age 49.In addition to being a tremendously valuable member of our international team who helped build the site

Alden Global Bids for Control of Tribune

In August, when most newspaper employees had been working remotely for months, Tribune announced that it was permanently closing the physical newsroom of The Daily News.; The Orlando Sentinel; The Car

Alden Global Capital Seeks to Buy Tribune Publishing Outright (Report)

Photo credit: Tribune Publishing.Alden has a 32% stake in Tribune Publishing and could make an offer to buy the rest of the company as soon as Thursday, according to WSJ.Alden bought 25% of Tribune Pu

Chinese journalist who documented Wuhan coronavirus outbreak jailed for 4 years

A former lawyer, Zhang Zhan traveled to the central Chinese city in February to report on the pandemic and subsequent attempts to contain it, just as the authorities began reining in state-run and pri

Queen’s Christmas video gets ‘deepfake’ parody treatment, drawing mixed reactions

Britain’s Channel 4 last week produced a stunningly real-looking parody video of Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas Day message that the network claims highlights the dangers of 'deepfake' techno

The best-read stories of 2020: coronavirus, Trump, Kobe Bryant and a supermodel

Chartbeat’s list of the best-read digital stories of the year (as measured by engaged minutes among its clients) was released Tuesday.The winner: a Politico survey of 34 experts on how the coronavi

America’s growing fake news problem on social media, in one chart

America’s fake news problem is getting worse, not better.In 2019, 8 percent of engagement with the 100 top-performing news sources on social media was dubious.NewsGuard, which rates news websites ac

Just 1.4 Million People of Any Age Watched CBS’ ‘Kid of the Year’ Special

Special ran on some ViacomCBS cable channels earlier this month.Very few kids and adults tuned in to watch CBS’ airing of the “Kid of the Year” special on Monday, when “The Bachelorette” le

Dozens of Al Jazeera journalists targeted in apparent iOS spyware attack

36 personal phones belonging to Al Jazeera journalists, producers, anchors, and executives were hacked in a spyware campaign between July and August 2020, a new report from Citizen Lab alleges.The att