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New York Public Radio Names LaFontaine Oliver as Next C.E.O.

Mr. Oliver is currently the president and chief executive of Baltimore’s flagship public radio station, WYPR.New York Public Radio has a new leader after a monthslong national search: LaFontaine Oliver, a veteran public radio executive.In an announcement on Tuesday, the organization’s…

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Robert Ferrante, News-Driven Producer at CBS and NPR, Dies at 87

He raised the profiles of the news programs “Morning Edition” and “The World” on public radio, and created the overnight program “Nightwatch” on CBS.Robert Ferrante, a news producer who left his mark in both commercial and public broadcasting, retooling NPR’s “Morning…

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As Cable News Focused on Queen, Democratic Political Donations Slipped

When the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced a bill this month to ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks, Democratic fund-raisers expected it to dominate news outlets like MSNBC, bringing small-dollar donations for candidates.But they did not anticipate that…

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The Midterm Election’s Most Dominant Toxic Narratives

Ballot mules. Poll watch parties. Groomers.These topics are now among the most dominant divisive and misleading narratives online about November’s midterm elections, according to researchers and data analytics companies. On Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Truth Social and other social media sites, some…

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‘The Woman King’ Surprises With $19 Million at the Box Office

The Gina Prince-Bythewood historical drama, starring Viola Davis, did at least 25 percent better than analysts had expected.It doesn’t have to be all sequels and superheroes.“The Woman King,” an original war drama starring Viola Davis, collected a strong $19 million in…

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Will the Spiraling Publicity Harm ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ at the Box Office?

A series of missteps on the promotional trail has raised questions about the film’s viability and its director, Olivia Wilde.It was one of the hottest projects Hollywood had seen in years. Eighteen bidders. An ascendant female director. Florence Pugh, the actress…

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Whistle-Blower Says Twitter ‘Chose to Mislead’ on Security Flaws

At a congressional hearing, Peiter Zatko, Twitter’s former head of security, told lawmakers that the company lied about its data practices.Twitter’s former top security official, who has accused the company of misrepresenting its security practices, told lawmakers at a hearing on…

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