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Facebook Tests 'Satire' Tag to Help Users Identify Fake News

Should lead to fewer freakouts over The Onion

Facebook wants to make sure its users are not only well-informed but feel smart, too. The social networking giant is experimenting with a “satire” tag for the related articles in a…

John Oliver Quotes the IAB in Blistering Takedown of Native Ads

Proposal for BP-sponsored BuzzFeed post: '11 Sea Creatures Who Deserved to Die'

John Oliver's half-hour comedy news show on HBO has one really amazing regular feature: Rather than a lengthy interview or a musical guest, Oliver goes on a hilarious, impeccably researched…

ABC News' Jeffrey Schneider Returns After Two-Week Suspension

SVP disciplined for shouting at staffer

ABC News svp of communications Jeffrey Schneider has returned to his post after a suspension, according to a post at Radar Online that Schneider confirmed himself. The executive was ordered to…

Univision and Telemundo Are Battling It Out on a Digital Front

Can Comcast’s ownership help tip the scales?

Alicia Menendez is a digital and mobile junkie. The 30-year-old host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, a weeknight talk program about sex, money and power on Univision and ABC’s joint-venture news…

Rapp Names a New Global CEO

Alexei Orlov succeeds Bob Horvath

Rapp is getting a new global CEO. Volkswagen Group's Alexei Orlov will assume the role in July, reporting to Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services, the…

Diane Sawyer Leaves World News, David Muir Will Anchor

George Stephanopoulos promoted to chief anchor

Diane Sawyer is officially stepping down from the leadership of ABC's World News franchise, and David Muir is stepping up. Starting Sept. 2, David Muir will become the anchor and…

Reports: Vice May Sell Major Stake to Time Warner

Publisher might get $2.2 billion valuation

Vice could be suiting up to further embrace corporate culture. Sky News and the Financial Times both reported that the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based media player may be selling a large stake to…

Kevin Byrnes, VP of Ad Sales, on the Launch of Newsmax

Fledgling news net taps Golf Channel vet

Newsmax, a conservative news site that specializes in media watchdogging, is turning into a full-blown cable network—or rather, a satellite network. The new net launches June 16 in DirecTV's 20…

Jake Tapper Leaps From the D.C. Beat to the Anchor's Chair

Taking charge, his goal is to build TV's ‘front page’

Specs Who Jake Tapper New gig Anchor, chief Washington, D.C., correspondent, CNN Old gig Senior national political correspondent, ABC News Twitter @jaketapper Age 45 I know being a beat reporter is a lot of fun—do you…

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show

Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

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