The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of an event code that would create a streamlined, consistent way for the media to issue Blue Alerts when a police officer has been threatened or harmed. The proposal will now be up for public comment for three months.
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The White House's criticism of the media and a reduced number of press briefings continue to fuel tensions during Donald Trump's presidency. Press coverage was again limited on Monday and Thursday this week, prompting reporters and TV hosts to speak out against the actions, including a call from CNN's Jim Acosta for reporters to walk out.
The National Association of Broadcasters has voiced its support of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to raise the regulatory fee exemption threshold. The NAB wrote that the cost of collecting payments would most likely exceed the actual amount of the payment, while smaller and rural TV and radio stations would benefit significantly from the decision.
Tesla is in discussions with major record labels as it seeks to license a streaming music service that would be made available in its vehicles, industry sources say. The company wants to create a proprietary service that provides customers with the freedom to choose what they listen to and what source they use to listen to it, a representative said.
Raycom has added three journalists to its investigative unit, showing the company's commitment to "research-based journalism and factual reporting," says CEO Pat LaPlatney. Megan Luther, Andy Miller and Jill Riepenhoff are the three newest members of the unit headed by Lee Zurik.
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