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Pres. Obama Announces New Executive Action on Immigration Reform - Posted June 30, 2014
NBC News and ABC News provided special coverage of President Obama's statement on immigration reform this afternoon, where the president announced new executive action he will take. CBS News didn't provide special coverage. "America can not wait forever for them [House Republicans] to act," the president said before announcing he is moving... [TVNewser]

WHCA and GW Host Panel on Diversity in WH Press Corps - Posted April 28, 2014
On Monday, the White House Correspondents' Association and GW's School of Media and Public Affairs hosted a panel to discuss the past, present, and future of minority journalists in the White House press corps. The panel comprised Fusion's Jim Avila... [PRNewser]

WHCA and GW Host Panel on Diversity in WH Press Corps - Posted April 28, 2014
On Monday, the White House Correspondents' Association and GW's School of Media and Public Affairs hosted a panel to discuss the past, present, and future of minority journalists in the White House press corps. The panel comprised Fusion's Jim Avila... [FishbowlDC]

GW Explores Diversity Among White House Press Corps - Posted April 23, 2014
The Monday before the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner, the WHCA and GW will examine diversity among the White House press corps, 70 years after the Atlanta Daily World's Harry McAlpin became the first black journalist to cover a White House news conference. The panel comprising media ... [FishbowlDC]

Here's What the Broadcast and Cable Networks Have Planned For Election Day - Posted November 5, 2013
Here's what the cable and broadcast networks have planned for tonight's Election Day coverage: Fox News: Bret Baier will anchor live cut-ins with election results during normal primetime programming. Carl Cameron... [TVNewser]

As Fusion is Born, a Morning Party for Parents ABC and Univision - Posted October 28, 2013
With just hours to go until the official launch of Fusion, ABC News and Univision put their ... [TVNewser]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [Fishbowl NY]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [FishbowlNY]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [TVNewser]

ABC News 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit Sent Back To State Court - Posted June 13, 2013
The "Pink Slime" lawsuit is moving back to state court, much to the chagrin of attorneys for ABC News, whoa argued that its proper jurisdiction was in federal court. The case, if you aren't caught up, involves an ABC News story that referred to a certain processed beef product as "pink slime."... [TVNewser]

Expanded Evening Newscasts After Deadly Explosions Rock Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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How Reuters Handles Profanity - Posted March 5, 2013
Media outlets have different ways of handling profanity in stories. Some use dashes. Others stars. Reuters? They put it all out there right up front in large bold letters. And then they use the actual swear word -- fuck, as in "fuck you" -- in the story. ... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage: ABC News - Posted February 8, 2013
Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC News' coverage of the State of the Union from Washington, DC beginning at 9pmET Tu... [TVNewser]

ABC's Jim Avila to the White House - Posted February 6, 2013
ABC News President Ben Sherwood has announced that Matthew Dowd and Jim Avila will ass... [PRNewser]

Jim Avila Moves To White House Beat For ABC/Univision - Posted February 6, 2013
The ABC/Univision venture continues to staff up, and today's addition is a big one. Jim Avila, who had been ABC's senior national correspondent, will join Jon Karl on ABC's White House team. Once the still-unnamed ABC/Univision cable news channel la... [TVNewser]

The Most Covered Stories And Most Utilized Correspondents Of 2012 - Posted January 16, 2013
The Tyndall Report has released its analysis of the network evening newscasts in 2012. As usual, it provides insight into the differences between the newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as who the "most valuable players" are, so to speak. ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Hit With Another 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit - Posted December 13, 2012
A worker who was laid off from Beef Products, Inc. is suing ABC News, claiming the network's use of the "pink slime" phrase to describe BPI's products led to him losing his job. The worker, Bruce Smith, is one of 750 people who laid off at BPI. The South Dakota-based company is... [TVNewser]

Judge Recuses Himself From 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit, Citing Ties to ABC News - Posted November 27, 2012
Judge Lawrence L. Piersol has recused himself from the billion-dollar defamation lawsuit against ABC because his daughter-in-law is a producer on "Good Morning America," the AP ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Sued Over 'Pink Slime' Reports - Posted September 13, 2012
ABC News, and anchor Diane Sawyer, have been named in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. (BPI). The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 "false and misleading ... [TVNewser]

Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [Fishbowl NY]

Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [FishbowlNY]

Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [TVNewser]

ABC News Hires Reena Ninan from Fox News - Posted February 1, 2012
ABC News president Ben Sherwood is changing up a couple of correspondent assignments, while bringing on a new reporter: Reena Ninan, late of Fox News. Ninan is joining... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Interviews with Conrad Murray, and a Juror Who Found Him Guilty - Posted November 9, 2011
NBC News will air Savannah Guthrie's pre-verdict interview with Dr. Conrad Murray tomorrow and Friday on the "Today" show. Murray, who is in custody following the guilty verdict in the death of Mich... [TVNewser]

Conrad Murray Guilty of Manslaughter in Michael Jackson Death - Posted November 7, 2011
> Breaking: At 4:17pmET, the verdict was read. Conrad Murray is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. The CBS News special report ran until 4:22pm, ABC's until 4:23 and NBC's and FOX's until 4:24pm. Fox News also ended coverage, anchored by Shepard Smith, at 4:24 when... [TVNewser]

From Southern Storms to Royal Wedding, a Friday Night of News - Posted April 30, 2011
The broadcast networks devoted a significant chunk of time last night to news programs. CBS produced an hour on the Royal Wedding at 8pm, while NBC and ABC went head-to-head with two hour specials from 9-11pm. The first hour of "Dateline" was anchored by Brian Williams and was devoted almost entirely... [TVNewser]

Networks Prep Specials for Michael Jackson Death Anniversary; NBC News Licenses Non-NBC Interview - Posted June 23, 2010
This Friday, ABC, NBC, and CNN will all have special coverage commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing. NBC will air a special "Dateline" titled "Michael Jackson: A Mother's story at 9pm Friday night. The special, which is reported by Jos... [TVNewser]

More Michael Jackson on ABC - Posted July 29, 2009
Tonight, ABC News' "Primetime: Crime" reports the latest on the investigation surrounding the death of Michael Jackson, and how his passing has shined a light on celebrities' drug use and the doctors who enable them. The hour will examine Jackson's physician Dr. Conrad Murray and searches of his home and offices have... [TVNewser]

Covering Columbine: 10 Years Later - Posted April 20, 2009
10 years ago today, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered their high school in a Denver suburb, looking to kill hundreds of their classmates. ... [TVNewser]

Times Square Transformed For ABC Election Night - Posted November 4, 2008
After stopping by the CNN viewing party in Duffy Square we headed a few blocks south to ABC's Times Square studios. As we walked in, GMA Weekend anchor Bill Weir was heading outside to begin live shots for the network's coverage. On the second floor... [TVNewser]

Avila To Receive Journalist of the Year Award - Posted August 11, 2008
ABC's Senior Law and Justice Correspondent Jim Avila has been selected to receive the prestigious 2008 Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Avila will be honored at the NAHJ's 23rd Annual Noche de Triunfos Journalism Aw... [TVNewser]

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