The Resistance Reports
March 9, 2017
The New York Times will air its first TV ad in seven years during the Academy Awards, as the paper looks to highlight independent journalism amid US President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media as “fake news”. The Age reports (source)
President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has escalated his war of words with the media by vowing that ‘Every day is going to be a fight’, indicating that the White House’s confrontational stance against the media will only intensify through to 2020, the Drum reports (source)
The Oscars is traditionally the most-watched non-sports event broadcast in the United States.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated NYT and The Times) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.
The paper’s print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the US. This The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation. Following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million daily.
Nicknamed “The Gray Lady“, The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national “newspaper of record“. It has been owned by the Ochs-Sulzberger family since 1896; Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., the publisher of the Times and the chairman of the New York Times Company, is the fourth generation of the family to helm the paper. The New York Times international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the New York Times International Edition.
The paper’s motto, “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has greatly expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports, and features. Since 2008, The New York Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York (metropolitan), Business, Sports of The Times, Arts, Science, Styles, Home, Travel, and other features.
The age reports:
Since Trump’s election victory, the Times has seen an increase in digital subscriptions and revenue even as its business on the print side declines. During the Times’ most recent quarter, the paper added 276,000 digital subscribers and grew digital ad revenue by nearly 11 per cent, accounting for more than 40 per cent of its overall ad revenues.
The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Gannett Co are building on the online readership they gained during the 2016 presidential election by marketing unbiased reporting as a sales strategy. Trump has repeatedly bashed the press. In a tweet last week citing The New York Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN, he said the media was “the enemy of the American People!”
The Drmp Reports:
Bannon’s remarks come amid an ongoing feud with the press over reports of feuding and dysfunctional government within Washington and the chaotic implementation of tighter immigration curbs.
The former Breitbart News chief made his remarks during a rare public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where he told his friendly audience: “Here’s where it’s going to get worse. He’s [Trump] going to continue to press his agenda. And, as economic conditions get better, as more jobs get better, they’re going to continue to fight. If you think they’re going to give you their country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken. Every day it is going to be a fight.”
In a snub to the Democrats Bannon branded the media as ‘the opposition party’, accusing reporters of deliberately painting the administration in a negative light.
Bannon was deployed on stage alongside White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to put on a united front following his controversial elevation from the ‘alt-right’ movement to the heart of national government.
Breitbart was hit by the resignation of Milo Yiannopoulos earlier this week after the organisations tech editor made a speech in which he apparently condoned child sex abuse