Media Industry Timeline

News Anchor Leslie Roberts Suspended Amid ‘Journalistic Integrity’ Probe

Global News Anchor

Global Television news anchor Leslie Roberts was suspended indefinitely amid an ongoing investigation into his “journalistic integrity.” Roberts is accused of using the Morning Show and News Hour programs to promote clients for a PR firm — which he partially owns. In addition to hosting two programs, Leslie Roberts is Global News’ executive director. Spokesperson… Read more »

Cable TV Providers Continue To Rake In Billions Of Dollars

Cable TV Providers Rake In Billions

Cable TV providers are raking in the dough. Even though thousands of Americans are refusing to shell out $40 a month for cable TV service, companies like Time Warner, Comcast, DirecTV, and Verizon are still able to generate billions of dollars. Nielsen is an American global measurement and information company with headquarters in New York… Read more »

#JeSuisCharlie: Tweet Your Support For ‘Charlie Hebdo’

#JeSuisCharlie Trending On Twitter

The hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (or I Am Charlie) is trending today on Twitter as millions across the world show their support for the satire weekly that was the subject of an attack that left 12 dead on Wednesday. The BBC reports that among the dead were the paper’s four well-known cartoonists, including the paper’s editor. Stephane… Read more »

Study Shows Watching Fox News Makes You More Conservative

Bret Baier and a panel of Fox News contributors

Does watching Fox News make you a Republican, or are you just more likely to watch it because you have conservative views to start with? While Republicans do tend to watch Fox News more and Democrats tend to favor MSNBC, until recently, there had been no definitive proof those shows influenced the votes of their… Read more »

Fox News Ratings Plummet As Consequence Of Dish Network Blackout

Dish Network

Fox News is taking a major hit in the ratings as a result of a contract dispute with Dish Network. Since the fourth week of December, over 14 million satellite TV viewers have gone without the Fox News Chanel, stemming from an argument between Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox Inc., and Dish Network… Read more »

France Uses Media To Sell The ‘Cure’ For Antisemitism, Raising Awareness


Over the past couple of years, antisemitism – or hostility and prejudice towards Jews – has increased substantially. The Inquisitr reported numerous times on issues in which antisemitism was the driving reason behind it. Just recently, a billboard was erected up in Nazareth, Israel calling all Muslims to kill Jews, especially those in the Israeli… Read more »

Don Lemon Named ‘Worst Journalist of 2014’

Don Lemon Named to Worst Journalist Of 2014 List

CNN’s Don Lemon was named as “Worst Journalist of 2014″ on the Columbia Journalism Review, Darts & Laurel blog. Per the blog, Lemon was the only named journalist, although publications were also mentioned. There were a series of, well, misspoken words which were not chosen wisely. During a Ferguson, Missouri protest, Lemon gave insight on… Read more »

No, Pope Francis Did Not Say Dogs Can Go To Heaven: Sorry, Pet Lovers

Pope Francis Did Not Say Dogs Go To Heaven

Pope Francis has declared that all dogs can go to heaven in multiple erroneous media reports that have come out over the last couple of weeks. On Saturday, the Vatican finally squashed this Snopes fodder once and for all by explaining how numerous news outlets got it wrong. “There is a fundamental rule in journalism…. Read more »

Sony Pictures Hack: FBI Investigating Threatening Emails Sent To Employees

Graphics of GOP, the group claiming responsibility of the Sony Pictures hack

The Sony Pictures hackers are now threatening the safety of employees and their families. The “Guardians of Peace,” or GOP, began the massive cyberattack against Sony on November 24, releasing confidential company data and saying they plan to eradicate all of Sony Pictures Entertainment. According to Today, employees discovered the hack after logging on to… Read more »

IRS Targeting Conservatives Again? Sen. Ted Cruz Wants Answers For Latest Audit

IRS Targeting Conservatives Again? Ted Cruz Suspects So

Is the IRS targeting Conservatives again? Texas Senator Ted Cruz wants answers for the latest audit issued against a right-leaning news website. According to a report from another right-leaning news site, the Blaze, Breitbart News Network has attracted attention from Internal Revenue Service auditors. Cruz believes that the Senate Judiciary Committee should issue subpoenas to… Read more »

Yahoo Tests New Homepage: Users Say ’Epic Fail’

Users are not too happy with the new Yahoo homepage

The new Yahoo homepage is making an unexpected test appearance on thousands of users’ computers, and the response has been overwhelmingly negative. According to Tech Crunch, Yahoo has been working through a major design overhaul for the past year or so, and has now started testing the new format. The new homepage, which TechnoBuffalo reports… Read more »