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June 20 Is Impact Journalism Day, Spreading Solutions Stories Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | June 18, 2015 | Media
Impact Journalism Day: June 20 Impact Journalism Day is this Saturday, June 20. Forty-eight news organizations from 43 countries around the world will participate in a day dedicated to focusing on solutions-based stories. The organization behind Impact Journalism Day, Sparknews, invited news outlets to...

News Corp. Extends Poison Pill Plan, Initiates Dividend

AP | Catherine Taibi | June 18, 2015 | Media
NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. will pay a semi-annual cash dividend to shareholders in the first quarter and extended the media company's shareholder rights plan, also known as a poison pill. The amendment extends the expiration date of the plan until June 18, 2018. It was supposed to expire...

'Morning Joe' Asks Donald Trump The Only Important Question: What Will Happen To 'Celebrity Apprentice'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | June 18, 2015 | Media
Real estate billionaire Donald Trump is running for president in 2016. He vows to build a great wall along the Mexican border, repeal Obamacare and "make our country great again." But enough of that, because when it comes to Trump, there's really only one thing on all of...

Cuban Government Says It's Expanding Wireless Internet Access, Making It Cheaper

AP | Nick Robins-Early | June 18, 2015 | World
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. The announcement published in Thursday's edition of the newspaper Juventud Rebelde is the first significant expansion of the...

Jon Stewart Says Listening To Trump Quotes Is 'Better Than Freebasing'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | June 18, 2015 | Comedy
How can you bring life to an otherwise dull and dry discussion of global trade deals? Add some Donald Trump! On Wednesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart complained that he was going through withdrawal after Trump's Tuesday announcement that he was running for president -- so much...

People Were Told To 'Take What You Need' From A Board Full Of Money. What Happened Next Will Amaze You

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | June 18, 2015 | Good News
Money with no strings attached. It's not something you see every day. But at Union Station in Los Angeles last month, a board went up with dollar bills attached to it with pushpins and a sign that read, "Give What You Can, Take What You Need." ...

Brian Williams To Stay At NBC: Reports

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | June 18, 2015 | Media
Brian Williams, the former NBC "Nightly News" anchor, is set to return to the network, but not to the same role he had before his career was engulfed in controversy over exaggerations in his reports. An agreement between NBC and Williams will keep him at the network after completing his...

Brian Williams Expected To Stay At NBC

CNN | Andrew Hart | June 17, 2015 | Media
Brian Williams is down, but not out. NBC and Williams have come to a tentative agreement that will keep Williams at the network after his six-month suspension ends in August.

Northwestern Faculty Magazine Censored Over Article About Nurse Blow Job

Tyler Kingkade | June 17, 2015 | College
Digital issues of an annual magazine published by Northwestern University's Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program are now back online after school officials allegedly took them down in response to an essay that described a nurse giving a patient a blow job in 1978. Each Atrium issue is themed around a...

ESPY Host Joel McHale Responds To Criticism Of Caitlyn Jenner's Arthur Ashe Courage Award

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | June 17, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
There's been some serious backlash to ESPN's decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, but that doesn't bother ESPY Awards host Joel McHale. The comedian and host of "The Soup" told HuffPost Live on Wednesday that he's been asked a lot about...

New 'State Of Change' Documentary Short Takes An Intimate Look At South Carolina's LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | June 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
The Huffington Post is proud to debut GLAAD's new mini-documentary that examines the triumphs and tribulations of South Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The 20-minute film, "GLAAD Presents: State of Change -- South Carolina," was produced as part of GLAAD's Southern Stories program and...

Bloomberg Management Under Pressure Amid Complaints From Washington Staffers

Michael Calderone | June 17, 2015 | Media
NEW YORK -- A Bloomberg News reporter on Tuesday sent a memo to high-ranking company executives in New York that outlined numerous concerns among Washington bureau staffers about management, editorial standards, reporting priorities and more. The memo, written by a reporter in the Washington bureau and said to be the...

Fox News Boss Roger Ailes Will Report To Rupert Murdoch's Sons

Gabriel Arana | June 18, 2015 | Media
In what is being characterized as a demotion -- or at least a firm-handed rebuke -- a 21st Century Fox spokesperson said Tuesday that Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will report to James and Lachlan Murdoch after their 84-year-old father, Rupert Murdoch, steps down as CEO...

Sarah Palin Praises Donald Trump, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | June 17, 2015 | Politics
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) praised business mogul Donald Trump for jumping into the 2016 GOP presidential primary. Trump officially entered the race for the White House on Tuesday with a speech that contained a number of false and misleading statements. In her praise of...

Everything Is A Sequel Now, And It's Your Fault, America

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | June 18, 2015 | Entertainment
Hey America, How are you guys? I know, it got real weird this week with all that Rachel Dolezal stuff. Like, are we post-racial or what? And, with a presidential election over a year away, we all need to make formal statements via...

Rachel Maddow: Is Donald Trump's Candidacy Just A PR Stunt?

Gabriel Arana | June 17, 2015 | Media
Like many Americans, Rachel Maddow can’t figure out if Donald Trump running for president is a big, elaborate joke. “I can’t tell if this is politics or whether it’s just PR from a celebrity,” Maddow said on her show Tuesday, adding that she never understood Trump’s fame, anyway. ...

Jeb Bush Slams Hillary Clinton: 'I Honestly Don't Know What Her Successes Are'

Paige Lavender | June 17, 2015 | Politics
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush criticized Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday. "As a senator, I think she passed, she has her name on three laws in eight years," Bush told Fox News' Sean Hannity in New Hampshire. "And as secretary of...

Bill O'Reilly Favors Donald Trump For President, Because Of Course

Catherine Taibi | June 17, 2015 | Media
Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday night that he would pick a guy like Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton for president any day. But then again, why are we even surprised? He first posed the idea to his guest, Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers, who was visibly stunned to hear...

Kristen Stewart's Mom Responds To Claim That She Just Outed Her Daughter

Cavan Sieczkowski | June 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
Kristen Stewart's mom is speaking out against a Mirror reporter who claimed she outed her daughter's alleged same-sex relationship during an interview. On Saturday, the Mirror's Sharon Feinstein published a story with quotes attributed to Jules Stewart about the "Twilight" star's purported romance with her personal assistant,...

Jimmy Fallon Discusses The Pros And Cons Of The New 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Book

Andy McDonald | June 17, 2015 | Comedy
It's a great Father's Day gift. For your mother.
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