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Ros Atkins is a BBC anchor who was tired of "trying" to get more female experts on his programs. Trying was not enough, so he, without any directive from a boss, developed a way to increase the number of women on all BBC programs. In 2017 only 39 percent of the contributors to his program were women. Within five months, 51 percent of the experts and contributors his program included were women.  ...

Ros Atkins is a BBC anchor who was tired of "trying" to get more female experts on his programs. Trying was not enough, so he, without any directive from a boss, developed a way to increase the number of women on all BBC programs. In 2017 only 39 percent of the contributors to his program were women. Within five months, 51 percent of the experts and contributors his program included were women.  ...

Journalists in the KTVA newsroom in Anchorage, Alaska, are required to wear hard hats this week. Friday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake heavily damaged the station and hundreds of aftershocks have left journalists on edge, but they kept reporting, even while hiding under desks....

Journalists in the KTVA newsroom in Anchorage, Alaska, are required to wear hard hats this week. Friday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake heavily damaged the station and hundreds of aftershocks have left journalists on edge, but they kept reporting, even while hiding under desks....

Nexstar Media Group has reached an agreement to acquire Tribune Media Co. for about $6.4 billion. The deal, which is even larger than was initially reported over the weekend, would make Nexstar the biggest owner of local TV stations in the country. ...

Nexstar Media Group has reached an agreement to acquire Tribune Media Co. for about $6.4 billion. The deal, which is even larger than was initially reported over the weekend, would make Nexstar the biggest owner of local TV stations in the country. ...

News director Austin Kellerman of KARK-TV/Fox16 News wrote to viewers to explain why they would not be covering a Nazi rally on the Capitol steps recently. He explained, "Quite frankly, I’m not willing to give them our attention. There are far too many important issues in our communities that need to be covered. This doesn’t deserve our time. You, as a viewer of KARK and Fox16, deserve better."...

News director Austin Kellerman of KARK-TV/Fox16 News wrote to viewers to explain why they would not be covering a Nazi rally on the Capitol steps recently. He explained, "Quite frankly, I’m not willing to give them our attention. There are far too many important issues in our communities that need to be covered. This doesn’t deserve our time. You, as a viewer of KARK and Fox16, deserve better."...

Three hours after a powerful earthquake struck Alaska, KTVA TV meteorologists were live on Facebook when another aftershock hit....

Three hours after a powerful earthquake struck Alaska, KTVA TV meteorologists were live on Facebook when another aftershock hit....

The Department of Justice claimed Wednesday that "the President and his staff have absolute discretion over which journalists they grant interviews to, as well as over which journalists they acknowledge at press events. That broad discretion necessarily includes discretion over which journalists receive on-demand access to the White House grounds and special access during White House travel for the purpose of asking questions of the President or his staff. No journalist has a First Amendment right to enter the White House." Dozens of media companies filed legal briefs Wednesday saying if CNN loses its lawsuits all journalists may be at risk if they cross the president....

The Department of Justice claimed Wednesday that "the President and his staff have absolute discretion over which journalists they grant interviews to, as well as over which journalists they acknowledge at press events. That broad discretion necessarily includes discretion over which journalists receive on-demand access to the White House grounds and special access during White House travel for the purpose of asking questions of the President or his staff. No journalist has a First Amendment right to enter the White House." Dozens of media companies filed legal briefs Wednesday saying if CNN loses its lawsuits all journalists may be at risk if they cross the president....

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