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Robert Gehrke: Losing the daily newspaper hurts, but it was always about the news first

As a kid I remember sprawling The Salt Lake Tribune on my parents’ floor, back when the pages were a lot bigger and I was a lot smaller, and crawling across it — the comics, the sports, the news — until my elbows were black with newsprint.

My parents had an old typewriter where I’d write stories about my Little League games or Atari games I played — breaking news for sure. I’d draw cartoons in my own homemade newspaper. My goal was to take Pat Bagley’s job, and in eighth grade I won Bagley’s editorial cartoon contest and got to tour The Tribune newsroom. It was a nerdy thrill.

For a while I thought I had newsprint in my veins, but my doctor assured me that, if true, it would be fatal.

I remember in college, I was news editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle when my boss, Marco,

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Lester Holt Will Bring Kids’ ‘Nightly News’ to NBC Saturday-Morning TV

Lester Holt’s next NBC job takes him from serious “Nightly News” to a part of the TV schedule once known for being more animated.

The veteran anchor will this weekend debut his “Kids’ Edition” of NBC’s evening newscast on its Saturday A.M. schedule, just in time to talk about the looming 2020 election — and Halloween, to boot.

“I don’t have to wear a tie, which is always fun,” quips Holt in a recent interview.

Holt’s dress may be casual, but there’s something potentially consequential about the maneuver, and not just because the anchor often uses the program to answer children’s questions about the coronavirus pandemic. “Nightly News: Kids” Edition” (complete with a young person doing a voice-over introduction) has been streaming once or twice a week on NBCNews.com since it debuted in April, and NBC’s interest in trying it on traditional television — it will air this Saturday and

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Election Night: How TV News Is Preparing for Coverage

Lester Holt logged nine or 10 hours behind a desk for MSNBC when the U.S. bombed Iraq. Now he has a new challenge: holding forth for NBC News on Nov. 3, when the network’s coverage of what is likely to be the most chaotic election in recent memory is scheduled to last until four in the morning.

The networks usually cover big elections until 2 a.m. By that time outlets have called the races in various states and viewers know who will sit in the White House in January. This year, 2 a.m. might just be the starting point.

As the big TV news outlets try to keep tabs on whether Republican President Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden wins the night, they will also have to monitor a phalanx of other issues not normally part of these proceedings. And they will have to do it with limitations placed

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Kanye West mocks Friends as ‘not funny’ after Jennifer Aniston tells Americans not to vote for him | Celebrity news



Kanye West mocks Friends as 'not funny' after Jennifer Aniston tells Americans not to vote for him

Kanye West mocked ‘Friends’ as “not funny” after Jennifer Aniston cautioned Americans against voting for him.

The ‘Wash Us in the Blood’ rapper hit back after the star of the sitcom – who played Rachel Green in the hit series – implored her followers to choose who they pick to take over as President of the United States in the upcoming election on November 3, responsibly, and said it’s “not funny to vote for Kanye”.

In a series of since-deleted Twitter posts, Kanye shared a screenshot of a Vanity Fair article with the headline: “Jennifer Aniston Endorses Joe Biden, Tells Fans ‘It’s Not Funny to Vote for Kanye.”

And he also tweeted in the caption referencing his recent interview on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast: “Wow that Rogan interview got em shook Let’s gooooooooo.”

Before adding and deleting a separate post which read: “Friends wasn’t funny either.”

Over the weekend,

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Unpredictability has been a hallmark of one of the most tumultuous presidential campaigns in recent political history, and there’s no reason to think that won’t be true on election night. Who knows what will happen?

Nobody really, and don’t trust anyone who says they do. There are, however, measures that television networks are taking to prepare. Lots of them, in fact.

“There’s no way to know, at this moment, how it’s going to play out, but we’re prepared for every scenario,” Rashida Jones, senior vice president for NBC News and MSNBC, said. “We have a tremendous responsibility on election night and will be completely transparent with our viewers.”

There have been enough predictions of a lengthy vote-counting process that, if everything is decided the night of Nov. 3, we’ll all feel like the weather forecaster the day after the hurricane missed

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New radio ads target Texas border voters in effort to boost turnout – News – Austin American-Statesman

Veterans of Bernie Sander’s successful effort to win Latino votes in the 2020 Democratic primaries, are putting nearly a quarter million dollars into Spanish and English radio ads that will begin airing Tuesday in border counties and San Antonio aimed at spurring early voting and Election Day turnout.

While the ads, being paid for by America’s Promise Action Fund, cannot make direct partisan appeals, they are intended to stoke Latino turnout in counties with the richest concentration of Latino voters in the state, and the most overwhelmingly Democratic voting habits. But these counties also have a history of relatively low voter turnout, especially in general elections in a part of the state where most competitive contests are decided in the Democratic primary.

“We’re going to go up with a big radio buy from Brownsville all the way to El Paso,” Chuck Rocha, a former senior aide to Sanders’ presidential campaign

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Fox News COVID Infection Sends Election Coverage Plans Into ‘Chaos’

Fox News has been planning its election night coverage for weeks, prepping staff and on-air talent for the biggest news night of the year. But now Fox faces uncertainty after the network’s president and many of its key on-air stars may have been exposed to COVID-19.

“Everyone is in a panic about election night,” said one current Fox News staffer.

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that top Fox News executives and talent will quarantine and get tested after flying on a network-chartered flight from Nashville to New York—following Thursday night’s presidential debate—with a staffer who later tested positive for the coronavirus. Passengers included network president Jay Wallace and on-air political hosts and analysts like Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Dana Perino, and Juan Williams. (A Fox News spokesperson would not confirm the Times story or the exposure, citing employee confidentiality.)

All four of those stars were expected to play

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Trump claims the worsening U.S. outbreak is a ‘Fake News Media Conspiracy’ even as hospitalizations rise

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed the worsening coronavirus outbreak in the United States is a “Fake News Media Conspiracy,” saying the nation has the most cases in the world only because “we TEST, TEST, TEST.”

“Corrupt Media conspiracy at all time high,” Trump said in a tweet Monday morning. “On November 4th., topic will totally change,” he added, referring to the day after the presidential election.

Trump’s tweet came as the U.S. is reporting a record-breaking number of new coronavirus cases. On Sunday, the country reported a weekly average of about 68,767 new cases every day, the highest seven-day average recorded yet, according to a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data. The U.S. reported 60,789 new Covid cases Sunday after daily cases reached 83,757 on Friday, passing the last record of roughly 77,300 cases seen on July 16, according to Hopkins data.

Trump, who tested positive for the virus earlier

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Pogba lashes out at media outlets over ‘fake news’ stories

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — France midfielder Paul Pogba lashed out at a British tabloid on Monday and said he is taking legal action against media outlets who have reported that he is quitting international soccer.

Using what it called “various Middle Eastern news sources,” British newspaper The Sun reported that Pogba would stop playing for France’s national team because of comments made by the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron, about Islam.

The Manchester United player, who is a practising Muslim, said he is “appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated” at being the subject of “fake headlines” amid current events in France.

In a post on Instagram, Pogba put a sticker saying “UNACCEPTABLE FAKE NEWS” over a screenshot of the article published by The Sun.

Pogba said the reports had created “a gossip chain without caring it affects people’s lives and my life.”

The Sun said Monday it had amended the original version

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Fox News management says there are a ‘few positive COVID-19 cases’ at the company

Fox News said Monday that several people at the network recently tested positive for Covid-19, on the heels of a report that several top anchors and commentators are quarantining at home.



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New York, UNITED STATES: TO GO WITH AFP STORY: US-media-Fox An electronic news ticker above a sign at the Fox News Channel television studios in the parent News Corporation building, 05 October 2006, in New York. Fox News celebrates 10 years on the air, but When Fox News burst onto the scene, few thought the no-nonsense network would go on to become the top-rated cable news channel in the US. But one decade on, the network that prides itself on its “fair and balanced” reporting easily leads its rivals in audience ratings as it continues to shake up the cable news industry and brushes off critics who label the channel a mouthpiece for conservatives and

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