CNN corrects reporting error on Trump campaign access to DNC emails | Protesters gearing up for "Break the Net" | ComScore chief operating officer steps down as company makes job cuts
December 11, 2017
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Calif. traffic reporters continue risky coverage to keep residents informed
Calif. traffic reporters continue risky coverage to keep residents informed
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Traffic reporters in Los Angeles have been facing serious challenges while reporting on the California wildfires, including perilous conditions that are keeping some aircraft grounded. Despite ongoing challenges, reporters from TV and radio stations, including KTLA and KNX 1070, are both on the ground and taking to the skies when possible to keep residents safe and informed of traffic conditions.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (12/8) 
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CNN corrects reporting error on Trump campaign access to DNC emails
CNN corrects reporting error on Trump campaign access to DNC emails
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CNN has updated a September story and issued a statement about the correction of the date on which President Donald Trump's campaign received access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails. CNN previously reported that the campaign received the information Sept. 4 -- ahead of the WikiLeaks release -- but has now corrected the date to Sept. 14, one day after the release.
Politico (12/8) 
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Protesters gearing up for "Break the Net"
Protesters gearing up for "Break the Net"
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Protesters are putting out a call for websites to "Break the Net" on Dec. 12 in response to the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to roll back net neutrality. The strategy includes giving a website the appearance that it is "broken" and urging visitors to contact Congress to urge members to step in to block the vote.
Broadcasting & Cable (12/8) 
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ComScore chief operating officer steps down as company makes job cuts
ComScore Chief Operating Officer Cameron Meierhoefer has stepped down from his role but will stay on as a special adviser through March. The company has also eliminated 175 jobs, accounting for 10% of its workforce, in an effort to cut costs.
Bloomberg (free registration) (12/6) 
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Broadcast Programming
Ripa, Seacrest embrace lighthearted small talk
Despite growing political tensions and recent broadcast scandals, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest have kept "Live with Kelly and Ryan" a lighthearted morning show. "We're good time Charlies. That's what you're signing up for," says Ripa.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (12/10) 
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Apple in talks for potential purchase of Shazam app
Apple is in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam, a deal that experts estimate at $400 million and one that might be completed as early as this week. Apple already has some integration with Shazam.
Reuters (12/8) 
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People & Personalities
Report: Trump's "fake news" being used to control press worldwide
Report: Trump's "fake news" being used to control press worldwide
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A Politico report has found that major leaders in at least 15 countries are using President Donald Trump's "fake news" line to speak out against their critics, with the Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon calling the move a tactic to shield "their attacks on press freedom and human rights." Simon says Trump's stance "is providing a context and framework for all sorts of authoritarian leaders -- or democratic leaders and others who are dissatisfied or upset by critical media coverage -- to undermine and discredit reporting."
Politico (12/8) 
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NAB News
Two Weeks Left to Air NAB's 2017 Congressional PSAs
NAB's Congressional PSA campaign ends soon: PSAs can air through Dec. 31. Broadcast-quality radio and TV spots on topics such as prescription drug abuse and support for veterans and small businesses can be accessed via your station's Extreme Reach inbox. We appreciate stations for their generous airtime and ask that spots be pulled by Dec. 31. For additional information, contact Suzie Raven.
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NAB Show, held April 7 to 12 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. Purchase a ticket to the new NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner, where popular gameshows "Wheel of Fortune" and "JEOPARDY!" will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Explore the variety of registration options here.
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