The Associated Press has named Daisy Veerasingham to succeed retiring AP President Gary Pruitt in January, making her the first person of color, woman and international citizen to hold the position in the media company’s 175-year history.
Big promotion: Veerasingham, 51, received her second promotion this year during an AP board of directors meeting last week, according to The Economic Times.
NextShark has been chosen to participate in Facebook Journalism Program’s Sustainability Accelerator Program along with a group of 20 news organizations owned and led by people of color.
The six-month program will provide newsrooms training and possible grants to help with revenue and audience growth strategies.
A female news anchor suffered a fractured skull and a bleeding eardrum after engaging in a violent barroom brawl against her own weather girl.
Erica Bivens, a Japanese American newsreader at NBC affiliate local news channel WSAZ in Huntington, West Virginia, is now recovering from her injuries at home, according to a recent Facebook post.
Doctor Eugene Gu, internet famous for drawing criticism for taking a knee against White supremacy on Twitter, revealed that he was fired from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) after experiencing a string of bullying incidents and complaints from patients who allegedly had a problem with his stance against racism.
Gu, a vocal proponent in the fight against White supremacy, originally made headlines for taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
China is reportedly planning to lift all limits on the number of children a family can have by the end of the year.
Three members of Got7 — JB, Youngjae, and Mark — were all captured on ‘ABC7 News’ camera walking down the streets of Los Angeles, according to AllKpop. Not just once, though — the three members were spotted twice by the cameras in two separate areas.
A group of uncivilized diners beat a waitress and hit her with cups and plates because their food reportedly arrived too slowly at their table.
According to Beijing News, the incident on Feb. 25 took place at Tianxiake Chinese Restaurant in Hengyang, Hunan Province, southern China.
Three men have been arrested for the execution-style murders of Bao and Jenny Lam in their Spring, Texas home on January 11.
According to ABC News, the suspects were identified by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Aakiel Kendrick, 23; Khari Kendrick, 21; and Erick Peralta, 20. One of the suspects lead to the capture of all three when he confessed his role in the murders.
Last Friday, Facebook’s Head of News Feed Adam Mosseri announced that Facebook will begin prioritizing content created by friends and family over content from the media, brands and other Pages since space in the News Feed is limited.
This is a good long-term move for Facebook and I hope they continue to experiment with other ways of distributing news stories, but the announcement may mark the end of an era of opportunity for the news industry. The media’s reaction so far (BuzzFeed, The Outline, New York Times) suggests that this is yet another example of how Facebook has ruined journalism by pulling another bait-and-switch, depriving the media of access to their audience, which is fair but missing an important point. Facebook has actually helped keep the mainstream news industry relevant for far longer than they would otherwise have been.
President Trump has again made headlines , this time for using the term “shithole” to describe Haiti and various African nations. In a meeting discussing the future of DACA, green cards, and immigration, Trump reportedly blurted out, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
He then posited that immigrants from other countries, such as Norway, should be welcomed.
A news anchor in Shandong Province, eastern China, took the center spotlight after a video of him freaking out when a bee flew on his suit and crawled up to his face hit Chinese social media.
A Taiwanese automotive store in the Hsinchu County town of Zhubei has recently come under fire for selling a Nazi flag sticker labeled as the “flag of Germany”.