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The rise of talk radio dramatically changed the media landscape and eventually upended the country's politics as the platform of choice for conservative candidates. Gaining the favor of popular anchors like Rush Limbaugh was significant to the success of Republican campaigns.

 


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The media plays a large role in shaping our thoughts and beliefs. And a few trailblazers from San Antonio are responsible for the development and success of the largest Spanish-language media outlet in the U.S.

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A man in a red Make America Great Again cap violently shoved a BBC cameraman and shouted profanities during President Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night, in a startling moment that briefly interrupted the president's speech.

From Texas Standard:

The changing news landscape has been a struggle for many local papers. The Associated Press cites a study that found some 1,800 newspapers have shut down in just the last 15 years. Many of those were community weeklies.

That's bad news for the newspaper industry, but Texas A&M professor Johanna Dunaway says it's also impacting our politics. She co-authored a study in the Journal of Communication that found newspaper closures polarize voting behavior, as evidenced by a decline in split-ticket voting.

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The 24-hour news cycle has become more inundating with the rapid rise of new media and technology.


The New York Times released new guidelines which call for its reporters to avoid editorializing on social media. This comes as the paper defends itself from charges of bias from right-wing activists and President Trump.

It started out a simple, human interest story featuring a former president and his post-White House hobby — painting watercolors of world leaders, and now, portraits of American soldiers, wounded during military service.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is leaving the cable network for a role at NBC News.

In a statement Tuesday on her Facebook page, Kelly said, "I have decided to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched for the experiences I've had."

Kelly has been an icon for conservatives, but her decision to move to NBC, a network that President-elect Donald Trump and some conservative pundits have branded as "liberal," is not a complete surprise.

Three weeks after the election, the tension between President-elect Donald Trump and mainstream media organizations continues.

A conflict broke out this week when Trump tweeted claims that he had actually won the popular vote if it weren’t for millions of people voting illegally. Media organizations including CNN have refuted that claim, and Trump has sent a number of tweets denouncing CNN since.

A lot of us live in bubbles. The bubbles that took some pot-shots this week are the ones in which pundits, reporters, and other opinion-flingers who seemed dead-solid-certain that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States on Tuesday live, work, breathe the same air, and seem to exhale similar opinions.

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