Press freedom group denounces ‘unparalleled’ media suppression in Iran

Press freedom group denounces ‘unparalleled’ media suppression in Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterated its condemnation of the Iranian authorities’ harassment of journalists, saying control of news and information has been “implacable” since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iranian authorities are “trying to reinforce its news control both at home and internationally,” the Paris-based media watchdog […]

Sister of homicidal North Korean dictator is the new queen of cool for MSM

Sister of homicidal North Korean dictator is the new queen of cool for MSM

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2018 CNN said she was “stealing the show” at the Winter Olympics. A Washington Post reporter praised her for “throwing shade” at U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. The New York Times said she got the best of Pence just with her smile. Reuters awarded her the “diplomatic gold medal.” The […]

Facebook dramatically increases advertising revenues as reader usage declines

Facebook dramatically increases advertising revenues as reader usage declines

by WorldTribune Staff, February 1, 2018 Facebook’s advertising revenues increased by 49 percent in 2017 even though the number of users and the time spent by users on the site decreased. The trend shifts followed changes to the “algorithms” governing content distribution and impacting the bottom lines of competing news organizations, reports say. Meanwhile the […]

The Washington establishment and its ‘press zombies’ are in the fight for their lives

The Washington establishment and its ‘press zombies’ are in the fight for their lives

Special to WorldTribune , January 28, 2018 By John T. McNabb This commentary was first published by the North State Journal. The spectacle of the government shutdown underscores the failure of the political class to grasp the depth of contempt with which working Americans view them. To understand the pure intensity of this contempt they […]

Poll: 70 percent blame publishers for sharp increase in politically biased media

Poll: 70 percent blame publishers for sharp increase in politically biased media

by WorldTribune Staff, January 19, 2018 Americans see a “great deal” of political bias in news reporting these days and put the blame for it squarely on those publishing the news, a new poll found. The survey, “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy”, from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, found that 73 percent of respondents […]

Turns out our fundraising goals were not reached but then again, we didn’t really have any . . .

Turns out our fundraising goals were not reached but then again, we didn’t really have any . . .

Special to WorldTribune , December 31, 2017 WorldTribune.com is a for-profit, independent news operations. FreePressFoundation.org is, on the other hand, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It’s not to late to take credit for a tax-deductible contribution to the cause of reviving the American Free Press as envisaged by the Founding Fathers. Our colleagues at the foundation […]

The anti-Trump beat: Big media outlets downplay rash of factual errors

The anti-Trump beat: Big media outlets downplay rash of factual errors

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 The same major media outlets that bristle whenever President Donald Trump tweets “Fake News!” continue to provide the president with ammunition. A rash of factual errors in the past week alone raises questions about once rigorous standards of objectivity and professionalism in today’s news industry. On Dec. 8, […]

Google-Facebook advertising monolith threatens to wreck ‘digital publisher ecosystem’

Google-Facebook advertising monolith threatens to wreck ‘digital publisher ecosystem’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2017 Google and Facebook will receive a staggering 84 percent of all digital ad dollars in 2017 and will account for all Internet advertising growth for the year. That dominance “is exceedingly bad news for the balance of the digital publisher ecosystem,” the investment management firm GroupM said. The two […]

Google, Facebook and Drudge reduce former news giants to boutiques

Google, Facebook and Drudge reduce former news giants to boutiques

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2017 The narratives that wind up as the “news of the day” for Americans are heavily driven by just four Internet giants – Google, Facebook, Twitter and the Drudge Report. According to Pew Research Center, 45 percent of Americans say they get some of their news from Facebook. “That means […]

Who, really, is Maggie Haberman of the NY Times?

Who, really, is Maggie Haberman of the NY Times?

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2017 Maggie Haberman, currently of The New York Times and formerly of Politico, has gained a reputation as the go-to reporter for Democrats looking for positive spin. In her new book “Smear”, former CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson now with Sinclair Broadcast Group describes how Democratic operatives use friendly journalists to […]

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