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Republican lawmakers bar journalists from statehouse floors
Utah's state Senate passed rules this week limiting where the press can go to report in statehouses, marking the latest move by Republican state lawmakers nationwide who are peeling back access to chambers after the pandemic provided new accessibility.
British media slams Harry and Meghan over interview timing
British media slams Harry and Meghan over interview timing In the U.K., there is growing backlash and excitement ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan's highly anticipated sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on CBS. With members of the British media deeming the interview insensitive due to its timing. Imtiaz Tyab has the latest.cbsnews.com
NOW studios gives visitors opportunity to ask questions, explore, experience change and play
Owned by Petals and Bubbles Sandcastle, the studios are a springboard for change and to dismantle unproductive mindsets. That space allowed community members to pay their own price and use the space for anything, from music festivals to moth storytelling. Community members can choose from three price points or pick their own price. NOW studios is a safe space to explore, express and process, and spaces like the downtown Ann Arbor studio seem to work. Community members can tune into NOW programming via live streaming and social media platforms.
Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor accepting submissions for upcoming exhibition
The Gutman Gallery is accepting submissions from all artists for its upcoming exhibition that kicks off on March 19, 2021. The exhibition will run at the gallery at 118 N. 4th Ave. March 19-May 1. The Guild of Artists & Artisans presents the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair -- the Ann Arbor Art Fair’s largest fair -- each year. AdThe Gutman Gallery opened on Feb. 14, 2020 as a fine arts and events space featuring items for sale by The Guild’s member artists. For more information and to see more upcoming events at the gallery, visit www.theguild.org/gutman_gallery.
Detroit’s historic WGPR-TV station helped amplify Black voices for decades
DETROIT – For decades, WGPR-TV in Detroit provided a distinct perspective as the first Black-owned TV station in the country. It was a movement spearheaded by Karen Hudson Samuels, who worked as the station’s news director for years. He sold several properties to raise enough money, with which he launched the TV station in 1975. “My mom said to call the station and talk to Karen Hudson or Joe Spencer,” James Jackson said. WGPR aired its last TV show in 1995, offering a distinctly Black perspective for three decades.
Iconic American television and radio host Larry King dies at 87
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. Former CNN talk show host King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. CNN reported the 87-year-old King contracted the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)DETROIT – Iconic American television and radio host Larry King died Saturday morning, according to the Associated Press. Details: Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87Read moreLarry King, the award-winning TV and radio host who became a household name with his long-running CNN show 'Larry King Live,' has died at the age of 87 https://t.co/LcGgGtMfjt — Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 23, 2021BREAKING: Larry King, television's everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded.
Detroit radio legend and WJR news director Dick Haefner announces his retirement after 51 year career
DETROIT – News Talk 760 WJR News Director Dick Haefner has announced his retirement after a remarkable 51-year career in radio news. Haefner, an award-winning newscaster, reporter, and news director, has been WJR News Director since 1989. His most recent awards were for “Best Newscast” and “Best Feature” in 2019 from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. I have had the best job in Detroit radio news for almost 32 years. I’m the luckiest person I know.”Steve Finateri, Vice President, Market Manager of Cumulus Detroit said, “Dick Haefner can be considered one of the all-time brand ambassadors for News/Talk 760 WJR Radio and Cumulus Detroit.
Election 2020: How WDIV reports election results
There has been much talk about election results and how they will be reported this year, given the massive increase in mail-in ballots around the country. I figured it would be helpful to explain how we report election results, even in a weird year with more variables than a normal election. So for Election Night -- here’s what you should expect:You will see results on Election Night, but you won’t see as many races called as you would in a normal year. 💻 Sign up for Election Results: We’re hard at work preparing for Election Night -- and want you to be equipped with the results you need. Sign up to get Election Results delivered right to your inbox on Election Night.
U-M, Ann Arbor District Library to host forum on misinformation, fake news on Friday
ANN ARBOR – Michigan’s AI lab is partnering with the Ann Arbor District Library to present “AI to Address Misinformation and Fake News” on Friday. With the upcoming federal elections and ongoing coronavirus pandemic, misinformation is flooding social media feeds, blogs and news outlets. The event’s speakers will discuss how Artificial Intelligence can be used to identify and potentially curb the spread of misinformation and fake news. Her research interests lie in the area of computational social science. Her research interests are in computational linguistics, with a focus on lexical semantics, multilingual natural language processing, and computational social sciences.
97.1s Mike Stone talks about his friend and colleague Jamie Samuelsen
Jamie Samuelsen lost his 19-month battle with colon cancer Saturday and now a family is mourning a husband and a father. Mike Stone has hosted the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket with Samuelsen for four years. Jamie Samuelsen; impactful, funny kind and smart, Stone says of Samuelsens legacy. Jamie Samuelsen, the best damn friend you could ever have, a tremendous broadcaster on @971theticketxyt passed away tonight at 48. Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) August 1, 2020I am heartbroken by the passing of my great longtime friend and radio partner Jamie Samuelsen.
Detroit sports personality Jamie Samuelsen dies at 48
DETROIT Longtime Detroit sports writer and radio host Jamie Samuelsen died Saturday, The Ticket reported. Each morning since my diagnosis, I got up, turned on the radio mic and got to talk sports, Samuelsen said. Everything youre going to read and hear about Jamie Samuelsen is on the money - he was just the best - as a broadcaster, of course. Jamie Samuelsen, the best damn friend you could ever have, a tremendous broadcaster on @971theticketxyt passed away tonight at 48. Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) August 1, 2020I am heartbroken by the passing of my great longtime friend and radio partner Jamie Samuelsen.
Detroit sports personality Jamie Samuelsen says hes battling colon cancer
DETROIT Longtime Detroit sports writer and radio host Jamie Samuelsen revealed on Monday that hes been fighting colon cancer. Samuelsen announced the news on his radio show, the Jamie & Stoney Show, on 97.1 The Ticket. Each morning since my diagnosis, I got up, turned on the radio mic and got to talk sports, Samuelsen said. So I wanted to continue to have fun and not let cancer get in the way of doing what I loved. Samuelsen has been a Detroit sports media staple since 1994, when he first joined WDFN.
Washtenaw County Sheriff appointed founding member of national criminal justice think tank
ANN ARBOR Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton has been elected as a founding member of a new nationwide organization and think tank that aims to steer policy in the criminal justice field. According to its mission statement:The Council on Criminal Justice advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. We believe a fair and effective criminal justice system is essential to democracy and a core measure of our nations well-being. The Councils advisory Board of Trustees is co-chaired by Mark Holden of Koch Industries and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. Jerry BrownFormer Philadelphia Mayor Michael NutterVan Jones of CNNSheriff Clayton was nominated by Trustees and Directors and elected by the Councils Board of Directors.
Videos show police turning up heat on protesters, rioters across US cities
In multiple videos circulating social media, police are seen pushing, shoving, macing and even driving into crowds of protesters. In New York, NYPD officers are captured accelerating two vehicles into crowds of protesters behind barricades. pic.twitter.com/Y91KAjPG4x philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 31, 2020In Minneapolis, officers are seen opening fire on a woman who was looking outside from her own house. After shouting press multiple times and raising my press card in the air, I was thrown to the ground. pic.twitter.com/23EkZIMAFC Michael Anthony Adams (@MichaelAdams317) May 31, 2020In Detroit, Detroit Free Press reporter Branden Hunter said police approached him several times despite identifying as press.
Super Bowl media day full of dancing, deflecting
Super Bowl media day full of dancing, deflecting Media day allows the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots to meet reporters ahead of the big game, but the unconventional talk is not always about football. Jan Crawford reports from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.cbsnews.com