Connect with us
Jim Cutler Demos

Media Business

Mark Zuckerberg: We Removed 18M Posts With COVID-19 Misinformation

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social media platform has removed 18 million posts having COVID-19 misinformation. 

Eduardo Razo

Published

on

A photo of the Facebook logo

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with CBS News’ Gayle King, where he stated that the social media platform took down 18 million posts having COVID-19 misinformation. 

“If we see harmful misinformation on the platform, then we take it down. It’s against our policy,” Zuckerberg said. However, when asked how many Facebook users view the misinformation before it’s removed, Zuckerberg decided to sidestep the question. 

“The number that I have off the top of my head that I can share is the number of pieces of misinformation that we’ve taken action against,” Zuckerberg stated. 

“But do we catch everything? Of course, there are mistakes that we make or areas where we need to improve, but that’s the best number that we have in terms of what we’ve seen and what our systems have been able to detect.”

Facebook has endured harsh criticism for the number of misinformation posts about vaccines, masks, and other COVID-19 safety precautions and statistics that it has allowed to increase on the platform.

The social media outlet has stated that more than 2 billion people saw “authoritative information” regarding COVID-19 on Facebook as of mid-July, including 3.3. million Americans who utilized the site’s vaccine finder tool, helping them make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Sign up for the BSM 8@8

The Top 8 Sports Media Stories of the Day, sent directly to your inbox, every morning at 8am ET.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Media Business

Nielsen Ends Radio Ratings in 3 More Markets

In total, Nielsen has ended rating services for more than 30 markets since 2016.

Avatar photo

Published

on

Nielsen-Logo

Nielsen has made the decision to end the radio ratings for three diary markets with the spring 2024 ratings period being the final book.

The markets are Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, North Carolina; Sunbury-Selinsgrove-Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Visalia-Tulare-Hanford, California.

The move is notable because the Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville market is a top 100 market, ranking 99th. It was previously a constantly-measured market, while the other two markets (#215 and #109, respectively) were two-book markets.

Removing three more markets comes after the end of seven markets in 2023, including Abilene, TX; Lake Charles, LA; and Rapid City, SD. The company also left nine markets in 2020.

In total, Nielsen has ended rating services for more than 30 markets since 2016.

Sign up for the BSM 8@8

The Top 8 Sports Media Stories of the Day, sent directly to your inbox, every morning at 8am ET.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Continue Reading

Media Business

49th Annual Gracie Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the awards will be celebrated at the foundation’s annual gala on Tuesday, May 21st at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles.

Avatar photo

Published

on

A photo of the Gracies logo

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has released the winners of its 49th annual Gracie Awards, with radio, television, and digital media outlets well represented in the honorees.

“As Women’s History Month draws to a close, we honor the remarkable women storytellers whose courage and resilience continue to inspire us. Their stories, strengths, and influence are actively shaping our present and future,” said Alliance for Women in Media Foundation President Becky Brooks. “The impact of women is undeniable, and we look forward to celebrating these powerful contributions and achievements at the upcoming Gracie Awards.”

In the radio sector, several prominent women took home major awards.

CBS News Radio host Allison Keyes was the winner of the Nationally Syndicated Weekend News host radio award. The network’s Jill on Money took the award for best talk show.

ABC News Radio took home the award for Best National Crisis Coverage/Breaking news for its Foreign Crisis Coverage. Network host Michelle Franzen won the award for Outstanding News Anchor.

NPR took home several awards. It won the Public Affairs category with its “Battle of Bamber Bridge” coverage, alongside its breaking news coverage of the “Historica UAW Strike of 2023”, News Feature in conjunction with WBUR, Nationally Syndicated Non-commercial Reporter/Correspondent (Katia Riddle), best nationally syndicated non-commercial series (“On The Ground in Iran” for All Things Considered), and best interview feature (“One Couple’s Fight to Cure ALS” for All Things Considered).

iHeartMedia won the award for best news feature for its “Black, Autistic, and Safe” story.

In local radio, 77 WABC host Rita Cosby took home the award for best Local Radio Interview Feature for her sitdown with former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Meanwhile, the station’s Cindy Adams won the award for best Local non-morning drive weekend show for the large/major market category.

Seattle’s KIRO Newsradio won the award for local Hard News Feature for its “Facing Fentanyl” story. It also won the award for Soft News Feature for a report on the work being done for students at Kent-Meridian High School.

Lisa Dent of WGN in Chicago took home the honors for best Non-Morning Drive Talk/Personality Host in a Large/Major Market.

WCBS Newsradio 880 producer Lisa Tschernkowitsch took home the Best Local Radio Producer award for her work on Newsline with Brigitte Quinn.

KCBS in San Francisco won the local radio award for Best Crisis Coverage/Breaking News for its reporting on the wildfires in Maui.

The news television sector was well represented in the awards.

CNN won an award for Best National Hard News feature for its coverage of a Hamas attack at an Israeli Morgue. The network’s Jomana Karadsheh took home the ward for National Reporter/Correspondent.

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Producer Esther Castillejo won for Best Producer of a National Newscast.

Bloomberg took home the honor for Best National Investigative Feature for its “Run For Your Life” segment during Bloomberg Investigates.

There was crossover from the News Television and Radio worlds in the digital sector, as well.

Audacy Podcasts took home the award for Lifestyle Podcast co-host/ensemble for We Can Do Hard Things, hosted by Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, and Amanda Doyle.

Kayla Whitworth of ABC News won the award for best National News Podcast Host for her The King Road Killings podcast.

CNN’s Ladan Anoushfar won the award for best National Online News Producer for the As Equals series.

The winners of the 49th annual Gracie Awards will be celebrated at the foundation’s annual gala on Tuesday, May 21st at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles.

Sign up for the BSM 8@8

The Top 8 Sports Media Stories of the Day, sent directly to your inbox, every morning at 8am ET.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Continue Reading

Media Business

Audacy Podcasts to Debut Series on Cultural Impact of MTV

“MTV is still on the air in 2024, and it’s still profitable, but my nieces and nephews know it as a logo on an Urban Outfitters t-shirt. I wanted to know what happened, and where the spirit of MTV exists now.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

A photo of the Who Killed the Video Star? The Story of MTV logo

Audacy Podcasts is set to release a new podcast series called Who Killed the Video Star? The Story of MTV.

The eight-part series will be hosted by former MTV VJ and Esquire Editor-At-Large Dave Holmes. The first two episodes released Wednesday, with new episodes releasing weekly through Wednesday, May 8th.

“In the ‘80s and ‘90s, MTV was a window into an alternate universe, one full of music and art and style and sex, that commanded the attention of my whole generation. At the turn of the millennium, I climbed through that window and worked there, and found myself surrounded with the smartest, hardest-working people on Earth, people who loved music and pop culture the way I did,” said Dave Homles.

“MTV is still on the air in 2024, and it’s still profitable, but my nieces and nephews know it as a logo on an Urban Outfitters t-shirt. I wanted to know what happened, and where the spirit of MTV exists now. As I gathered the story, in real-time, a few other bulletproof media brands– Vice, Pitchfork, Sports Illustrated, MTV News itself– went out of business. The story of MTV is a fascinating one in its own right, but it’s also turned out to be, in microcosm, the story of media in 2024.”

“Dave’s insider perspective makes him the perfect person to dissect the trajectory of the cultural phenomenon that is MTV, “ said Jenna Weiss-Berman, EVP, Podcasts, Audacy. “This series is a treat for listeners across all the generations who made MTV a part of their lives.” 

Guests on the show include former VJs “Downtown” Julie Brown,  Damien Fahey, and Kevin Seal. Additionally, former MTV News reporters like Gideon Yago, Chris Connelly, and Suchin Pak will also be featured.

Sign up for the BSM 8@8

The Top 8 Sports Media Stories of the Day, sent directly to your inbox, every morning at 8am ET.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Advertisement

Upcoming Events

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2024 Barrett Media.