Report estimates $4.7 billion is only a fraction of earnings Google takes from publishers

Report estimates $4.7 billion is only a fraction of earnings Google takes from publishers

FPI / June 12, 2019 Google in 2018 alone received $4.7 billion in revenue “from crawling and scraping news publishers’ content – without paying the publishers for that use,” a new study shows. “News is a key source on which Google has increasingly relied to drive consumer engagement with its products,” the nonprofit News Media […]

Unreported: President Trump’s triumph in the UK

Unreported: President Trump’s triumph in the UK

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2019 While the dignitaries he actually went to meet with in Great Britain had nothing but praise for U.S. President Donald Trump, the corporate media elites “tried to generate offense at every interaction” the president engaged in, the former executive assistant for President Ronald Reagan said in an op-ed. Trump […]

‘Fake news’ a national security threat, poll finds; Few losing sleep over climate change

‘Fake news’ a national security threat, poll finds; Few losing sleep over climate change

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2019 Misinformation and disinformation in the form of “fake news” is a threat to U.S. national security, according to a Pew Research Center survey. A large majority of Americans (68 percent) believe fake news and information has a big impact on their trust in government, according to the survey. In […]

NPR: New book by ‘fringe’ Mark Levin lampoons media as ‘strident, pretentious, arrogant’

NPR: New book by ‘fringe’ Mark Levin lampoons media as ‘strident, pretentious, arrogant’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2019 Mark Levin’s “Unfreedom of the Press” is a book full of “bombast and bile” from a “right wing radio host” long considered “fringe,” according to a media review of the Amazon best seller. The ad hominem-loaded attack was launched by none other than Annalisa Quinn for taxpayer-subsidized NPR. In […]

‘Unfreedom of the Press’: Levin bestseller hits No. 1 before publication

‘Unfreedom of the Press’: Levin bestseller hits No. 1 before publication

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2019 “The party-press is back, and with a vengeance,” radio and TV host Mark Levin writes in his new book, “Unfreedom of the Press”. “News outlets are overwhelmingly supportive of the Democratic Party and hostile to the Republican Party — particularly conservatives — and, these days, virulently antagonistic to President […]

Q&A: Media attorney faults N.C. transparency laws, laments shrinking newsrooms

Q&A: Media attorney faults N.C. transparency laws, laments shrinking newsrooms

special to WorldTribune FPI / May 15, 2019 By Kari Travis, Carolina Journal.com John Bussian is the principal of the Bussian Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, which specializes in media litigation and has long been a national leader in defending the First Amendment. Bussian, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, earned his […]

U.S. media chief praises ‘press freedom’ after firing journalists over Soros report

U.S. media chief praises ‘press freedom’ after firing journalists over Soros report

Special to WorldTribune May 8, 2019 Analysis by Judicial Watch It’s ironic that, just weeks after firing journalists behind a broadcast critical of leftwing billionaire George Soros, the head of the U.S. government’s international media networks is proclaiming his support for “press freedom.” U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Chief John F. Lansing, an Obama […]

Soros-funded Poynter blacklists ‘unreliable’ conservative publications

Soros-funded Poynter blacklists ‘unreliable’ conservative publications

by WorldTribune Staff, May 2, 2019 [Editors’ Note: This story has been updated. See below.] A George Soros-funded institution which anointed itself as the “world’s most influential school for journalists” has published a list of conservative news outlets which it has branded “UnNews”. Poynter declared that nearly 30 conservative-leaning news outlets and organizations are “unreliable […]

‘Cesspool’: NY Times, controlled by Jewish family, incurs wrath of Israeli ambassador

‘Cesspool’: NY Times, controlled by Jewish family, incurs wrath of Israeli ambassador

by WorldTribune Staff, April 30, 2019 The New York Times has become “a cesspool of hostility towards Israel,” Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said on his official Facebook page. “The same New York Times that a century ago mostly hid from their readers the Holocaust of the Jewish people has today made […]

Pulitzer board on defensive over charges of incestuous award decisions

Pulitzer board on defensive over charges of incestuous award decisions

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2019 The board which presides over the selection of the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes denies it lacks objectivity. A week before the 2019 Pulitzers were announced, journalist Kiran Somvanshi, reporting for The Federalist, found “a dozen publications that have predominantly won their Pulitzers during a period when a current or former […]