WBUR on MIT creating Deep Fake News Tools

Boston, MA: WBUR reports - Re-Writing History. The heart of MIT's "In Event of Moon Disaster" film installation uses a deep fake video to depict an alternate version of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. Imagine a past in which the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969 — but then became stranded there, leading then-President Nixon to give a speech memorializing the astronauts. A new MIT film installation uses that exact premise to shed light on so-called deepfake videos and how they are used to spread ;Deepfakes use artificial intelligence technologies to create or alter a video…
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Journalism Traders New Media Gatehouse Gannett Top Brass Quid Pro Quo Journalists Severance for Gag Order

GCI Traders Down on News to $ share. "employees have apparently been ordered to sign non-disclosure agreements as a condition of receiving severance" Boston, MA: Media Nation Dan Kennedy reports - Paul Bascobert, chief executive officer of Gannett Media Corp. (apparently number two to Mike Reed in the reconfigured New Media-GateHouse-Gannett structure), has issued a memo to the troops about the just-announced layoffs. Tom Jones of Poynter relays the news that employees have apparently been ordered to sign non-disclosure agreements as a condition of receiving severance, and that employees have been told to stop tweeting about their corporate overlords. A copy of Bascobert’s…
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Boston Herald Long Term Editor Joe Sciacca Drops GCI for TV 7 Enterprise

Gannett Inc. - GCI Closes Down - $ .11 to $ share. Boston, MA: Joe Sciacca reports - Onward! After 37 years at Boston Herald, I've given my notice to join @7News as Enterprise Editor. Excited about this new chapter and proud of the incredible work by my Herald newsroom colleagues that keeps that important voice alive. I'll remain a loyal reader, that's for sure!
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Journalism Traders NEWM Gatehouse Gannett GCI Elected Merger Creates Largest Industrial Newspaper Chain NYSE: GCI Serving 125 million Golden Readers – 1000s of Jobs to be Eliminated

NEWS STRONG news - NEW YORK, NY: GateHouse NEWM closes a $ billion purchase of USA Today publisher Gannett GCI to become the country’s largest newspaper company. Gannett stockholders are entitled to receive $ in cash and shares of New Media common stock per share of Gannett common stock in the Merger. Share More:
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Whitehouse Media Reach

President Donald J. Trump talks with members with the press outside the South Portico of the White House Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, prior to boarding Marine One to begin his trip to Austin, Texas. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
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Liquidity Pension Challenged McClatchy MNI Journalism Traders @ .51 Share Down from November High of 2.87

News Strong news - McClatchy Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results Negotiating Capital and Pension Restructuring with PBGC and Key Stakeholders- Grew digital-only subscribers to 199,200 and topped 200,000 subscriptions in early October- Increased total paid digital subscriber relationships to more than 500,000 in Q3 2019- Expanded successful digital Saturday rollout- The Compass Experiment launched first digital-only newsroom in Youngstown, Ohio SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American-MNI) today reported a net loss in the third quarter of 2019 of $ million, or $;per share including a non-cash charge of $ million for impairment of goodwill and masthead intangible assets. This compares to net income of $7 million,…
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Government to Media: “Under no circumstances is the media allowed to glean information and selectively report it in order to interpret the results for their own means”

News Strong news Milwaukee, WI: Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports - Proposed Lafayette County resolution threatens to prosecute media outlets that do not print news releases verbatim. A land conservation committee in a southwest Wisconsin county is set to vote on a resolution Tuesday that threatens to prosecute media outlets that do not publish in full a news release about water contamination. The provision Share More:
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CNN Editor, Past Boston Globe Photojournalist John Bohn Passes Away

Boston, MA: Boston Press Photographers Association Scott Brauer reports John Bohn On Wednesday, October 30, photographer, John Bohn passed away. He was age 59 and had suffered a massive heart attack. He lived in Atlanta, Georgia and his sister, Rose was at his bedside when he died. Many of us knew John from his several years in Boston, where he worked first as a staff photographer at the Patriot Ledger and then for sixteen years at the Boston Globe where in addition to daily assignments, he covered the Olympics, the World Series, and several Super Bowls. Writes photographer, Gary Higgins,…
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