NBC’s Billy Bush in Bombshell Trump Audio Degrading Women

In a bombshell report by the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, NBC’s Billy Bush is recorded, alongside Donald Trump, in conversation saying degrading things about women. The report, published Friday afternoon, documents Trump and Bush in 2005 – unaware they were on a hot mic – discussing “in

RCFP Introduces a Wiki for FOIA

Any good reporter knows that Wikipedia is not a reliable source. You can look up basic information, check the references, and confirm the facts for yourself. But you cannot embarrass yourself by telling a colleague that you found something out from Wikipedia. You’re a journalist

#MFDebates: The 15 Best Veep Debate Tweets

With a mere 37.2 million viewers, the VP debate was far from the most important event during the 2016 campaign. Despite small viewership, Twitter took it upon themselves to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. After a thorough search of “Media Twitter” and our hashtag #MFDebates, the

The BizBeat – October 6, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section publishes The BizBeat, an overview of the past week’s news in media organizations and industry. Have a tip, see something we missed, or want to put something on our radar? E-mail Shiplett@Mediafiledc.com. Making Headlines The scoop that was (and wasn’t):

#MFDebates: A Poppin’ Pregame and a Dreary VP Debate

Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate turned out its lowest ratings since 2000 – for obvious reasons. Other than the VP Debate being notoriously “less newsy” than the coveted Presidential ones, a Mike Pence-Tim Kaine tête-à-tête didn’t really seem all that exciting in the ramp-up.   Can’t wait

Politico Turns to Panoply for Listeners and Sponsors

Politico announced earlier today that it has joined forces with Panoply, Slate Magazine’s podcasting network, to stream its podcasts Off Message and Nerdcast. In the announcement Politico’s President, Poppy MacDonald, said, “this partnership will make it easier for our listeners to tune in each week, as

The Week in Multimedia – October 3, 2016

The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, and USA Today round out our top picks for this week. The New York Times – 4.1 Miles This heart wrenching short documentary from the New York Times is beautifully done. It is an example of multimedia

Need to Register to Vote? There’s an App for That

Sometimes, getting a friend to do something is as easy as saying “plz.” VotePlz is a new app geared towards helping smooth the process of getting millennials registered to vote, getting them to the voting booths, and having them spread the word to their friends as well.