Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:05 PM ET, August 17, 2021


 Top News: 
NBC News:
WaPo publisher Fred Ryan emails US National Security advisor on behalf of WaPo, NYT, and WSJ to help evacuate their 204 journalists and staff from Afghanistan  —  Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan sent a plea to the Biden administration on Monday to help evacuate journalists and their families …
Sources: the homes of at least two female journalists were visited by Taliban fighters on Sunday and several others received threatening calls  —  The homes of two female journalists were visited by Taliban fighters on Sunday, a contact of the women told CNN, adding that both women were severely shaken psychologically.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
More than 100 journalists employed by US government's radio stations are yet to be evacuated from Afghanistan as the Taliban take power
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Right-wing media outlets and elected US Republicans distorted phrases by CNN's Clarissa Ward in Kabul to imply that Ward and CNN were rooting for the Taliban  —  The political right has plenty to work with right now on Afghanistan.  The withdrawal from that country has gone poorly …
Gillian Tan / Bloomberg:
Sources: Forbes Media is in talks to go public via a merger with the Magnum Opus Acquisition SPAC, a deal that would value the company at $650M  —  - Media company had been in talks with GSV-led consortium  — B.C. Forbes founded namesake business magazine in 1917
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @deitaone
Samantha Hissong / Rolling Stone:
TikTok partners with Audius, a music streaming service built on Ethereum, to let users upload their music as TikTok Sounds  —  It's the blockchain-powered Audius, rather than Spotify or Apple Music, that will let artists share their sounds into TikTok in one click
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Axel Springer is in talks to buy a stake in Politico with the possibility of a full buyout; Axel Springer and Politico jointly own Politico Europe  —  Talks between Politico and Berlin-based Axel Springer also include the possibility of a full buyout
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
UK-based ad tech startup InfoSum, which helps organizations match customer data in a privacy-compliant way, raises $65M Series B at a $300M pre-money valuation  —  The Series B funding round from Chrysalis Investments will help the company grow its staff and presence as it plans a future public offering
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
J2 Global, owner Mashable and IGN, is rebranding as Ziff Davis and has a $1B M&A budget, after spending $480M on deals in 2020 and earning revenue of $1.49B  —  Parent company J2 Global is being renamed after the century-old magazine publisher and will have $1 billion for buying up other companies
Discussion: The Wrap
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
On his return to CNN, Chris Cuomo says he advised his brother to resign “when the time came” and “never misled anyone”  —  The network host insisted he ‘never misled anyone’ and that he also urged his brother to quit ‘when the time came’
Olivia Nuzzi / The Cut:
Profile of NY Post columnist Cindy Adams, ahead of release of the documentary Gossip, which explores gossip reporting and the Murdochization of American media  —  The penthouse that gossip built looms above Park Avenue guarded by a one-and-a-half-year-old Yorkie, Jellybean …
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 2:05 PM ET, August 17, 2021.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on X
Mediagazer on Mastodon
 More News: 
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Moloco, an ad tech startup that uses machine learning to create mobile campaigns, raises $150M Series C led by Tiger Global at a $1.5B valuation
Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
Ben de Pear will step down at the end of the year as editor of UK's Channel 4 News after almost ten years in the post
Maria Wilczek / Notes From Poland:
TVN's news channel gets a Dutch broadcast license, allowing it to keep operating in Poland, amid concerns that its Polish license may not be renewed next month
 Earlier Picks: 
New York Times:
Hachette says it is buying Workman, one of the largest independent publishers in the US, known for titles like What to Expect When You're Expecting, for $240M
Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters:
Indian court puts on hold new rules for digital news media, saying their broad reach would have a “chilling effect” on the media's freedom of speech
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Future Publishing acquires Dennis Publishing, which runs The Week, IT Pro, Minecraft World, and other titles, for £300M