News in the Media

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp’s NBC News unit on Tuesday launched a digital video service that targets the growing number of viewers who get their news on social media. The service, called “NBC Left Field,” is producing short documentaries and features for Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram with the intention of eventually running ads. Read Full Article Here

At first, the pandemic cost newsrooms jobs and communities critical work. Now it’s starting to end entire newsrooms. In many places, it started with a cut in print days. Furloughs. Layoffs. Just to get through the crisis, newsroom leaders told readers. In some places, none of it was enough. Now, small newsrooms around the country, often more than 100 years old, often the only news source in those places, are closing under the weight of the coronavirus. Some report they’re merging with nearby publications. But that “merger” means the end

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The Overby Center features programs, multimedia displays and writings which examine the complex relationships between the media and politicians - past, present and future. We pay special attention to Southern perspectives.

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