Politico

Literary lions prod candidates on press freedoms

Dozens of literary and media luminaries -- from Margaret Atwood, Jay McInerney, Martin Amis and Judy Blume, to Robert Caro, Kurt Andersen, Jill Lepore and Janet Malcolm -- are calling on the presidential candidates to "uphold freedom of the press

Carla Hayden confirmed as Librarian of Congress

The Senate has confirmed Carla Hayden to be the next Librarian of Congress. She was approved by a vote of 74-18. Hayden, the CEO of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library, was nominated by President Barack Obama five months ago.

Sen Ted Cruz is still blaming Fox News

It’s been more than two months since Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) pulled out of the presidential race. But he’s still bitter at Fox News.

Donald Trump cutting back on TV interviews

Donald Trump has slashed his regular cable television appearances and is largely restricting himself to "friendlier terrain" on Fox News, according to Howard Kurtz, the channel's media analyst and host of "Mediabuzz." According to Kurtz's report,

Ferguson media get into the story

The line between news reporting and opinion is blurring in Ferguson (MO) as some national journalists inject their perspective and even themselves into the story.

David Plouffe joins Uber as ‘campaign manager’

David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, is taking his political secret sauce to Uber in late September as senior vice president of policy and strategy.

Media orgs condemn Ferguson police

Forty-eight media organizations -- ranging from the Associated Press to Fox News to The New Yorker and the National Press Club -- sent a letter to law enforcement authorities in Ferguson (MO) to protest the police's treatment of reporters and ask

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera on charges of fraud and material breaches in their acquisition of Current Media.

Comcast, TWC pull sponsorship for dinner honoring Mignon Clyburn

Comcast and Time Warner Cable said they are withdrawing financial support for a dinner honoring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a regulator who is reviewing the companies’ multibillion-dollar merger.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable help honor Mignon Clyburn amid merger review

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are sponsoring a dinner honoring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at a time when the agency is weighing whether to approve a multibillion-dollar merger between the two companies.