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Polls Reveal How Millennials Consume News

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Fusion and NeimanLab each have new polls out about how millennials — people born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s — consume news.

According to the Fusion poll of likely millennial voters, 30 percent get their political news from TV, while only 12 percent favor social media for political news. Only 14 percent of millennials will actually Google a topic and ten percent rely on asking friends and family when it comes to seeking political news.

NiemanLab collected data geared for millennials and reports that CNN.com is the favorite website for news and information of millennial voters, with 21 percent saying they visit it the most often. Ten percent of millennials surveyed favored Fox News. Meanwhile, Vice, BuzzFeed and Slate are the news sites with the highest percentage of millennial visitors. 54.3 percent of Vice’s unique visitors are millennials, while only 32.7 percent of CNN’s visitors can make that claim.

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Broadcast Networks to Carry Pres. Obama’s End-of-Year News Conference

abccbsnbclogosABC, CBS, and NBC will carry President Obama‘s end-of-year news conference this afternoon at 2pmET.

ABC News will air a special report at approximately 2pm with George Stephanopoulos anchoring from New York and Jon Karl reporting from the White House.

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will anchor CBS News’ coverage from New York.

Lester Holt will anchor from New York for NBC News, with “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory in the D.C. bureau and Chuck Todd reporting from the White House.

Brian Stelter Makes ‘Reliable Sources’ Debut

StelterRS304Brian Stelter, who filled in a few times on “Reliable Sources” the last few months, made his debut as host of the CNN media criticism show this morning. Stelter covered this week’s revolving media door, President Obama‘s media criticism, and the death of Nelson Mandela.

Stelter opened with a panel on Martin Bashir‘s resignation and Sam Champion‘s move to The Weather Channel.

NPR media critic Eric Deggans criticized MSNBC for not suspending Bashir immediately for Bashir’s vile comments toward Sarah Palin, while The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi doubted Bashir’s resignation, suggesting MSNBC President Phil Griffin probably asked him to leave, and allowed Bashir to resign. American University professor Jane Hall said if Bashir didn’t leave, MSNBC would be in the uncomfortable position of looking less bothered by vile comments toward women than about Alec Baldwin‘s anti-gay slurs.

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President Obama: Media Contributes to America’s ‘Divide’ and ‘Splinter’

Obama on HardballPresident Obama sat down for a town-hall interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews last night at American University, and had sharp criticism for the media: it’s contributing to America’s divide and splinter, he says.

“Yes, sometimes we get very divided,” the president told Matthews. “Partly because our politics and our media specifically tries to divide them and splinter them.”

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President Obama Hosts Off-Record Meeting With MSNBC Hosts, Fox’s Juan Williams

obama speech_304x200President Obama held an off-the-record meeting yesterday with liberal commentators including MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ezra Klein, and Fox News’s Juan Williams.

Appearing with Jon Scott, Williams reported his discussion with the President was off-the-record, but senior officials told him they are in “full fight mode” over the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

Williams later showed up in primetime, where Sean Hannity criticized the President for inviting Schultz into the White House, saying a slur he made against Laura Ingraham 2 and a half years ago should disqualify him from a meeting with the president.

Williams notably reported that one MSNBC host, Martin Bashir, was not present. Bashir was the subject of a letter Sarah Palin‘s PAC sent to MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NBC News President Deborah Turness inquiring whether they will discipline him for his vile comments about Palin made a week ago today. Bashir apologized on Monday, and has hosted his show every night this week.

President Obama held a similar off-the-record meeting with conservative journalists in October.

President Obama Calls Prop 8 Plaintiffs During Live MSNBC Interview

Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. At 11:15 AM, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts was interviewing some of the plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 Supreme Court case, and in the middle of the interview, President Obama called them.

The President was put on speakerphone, and his comments to the plaintiffs were out there for the world (or at least MSNBC listeners) to hear.

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Cablers (And NBC) Break Into Coverage For Obama/Karzai Presser

President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai are holding a joint news conference in Washington, drawing live coverage from the cable news channels, as well as NBC, which broke into regular programming shortly after 1:30 to cover the event.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Road Tripping with Obama and Watching McDonald’s McSitcoms

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we go on the road with President Obama, call dibs on #Occupy spots, sample the new McTV menu at McDonald’s, and… there was one more thing… oh yeah, the World Series.

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Bill Daley Talks to CNBC About Ed Henry Exchange

CNBC’s John Harwood sat down with White House chief of staff Bill Daley yesterday for an exclusive interview in Washington, DC. Among the topics of the interview: Occupy Wall Street, the economic recovery and President Obama’s Thursday exchange with Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry.

Daley did not back away from Obama’s comments that Henry was “the spokesman for Mitt Romney,” telling Harwood, “There are certain people in the media who do seem, at times, to carry the water for certain pieces of the political spectrum.” Watch, beginning at the 1:20 mark, below:

TNT To Broadcast Jim Cornelison Singing National Anthem

TNT doesn’t normally broadcast the national anthem prior to the start of basketball games, but tonight’s Chicago vs. Atlanta contest will be an exception.

Jim Cornelison, the legendary Chicago Blackhawks’ singer, will perform the national anthem prior to the Chicago Bulls game for the first time.

Cornelison often sings alongside the U.S. armed forces during his performances. Fresh off the death of Osama bin Laden, it should be an emotional scene at the United Center.

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