Mother Jones’s Andy Kroll looks into the history of Sinclair Broadcasting, which will be in 72 percent of American households after it buys Tribune Media’s television stations. The company has close ties to the Trump administration and requires their stations to run segments by former Trump staffer Boris Epshteyn. According Kroll, the network’s conservative viewpoints have become more prominent as the company has expanded. Currently, “stations are required to air terrorism alerts daily,” and “responded to criticism of its must-run Boris Epshteyn segments by tripling the number of times stations are mandated to air them each week.”
Filmmakers Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson are working on a film adaptation of A Million Little Pieces, James Frey’s controversial memoir.
Jezebel is hiring former Vogue.com executive editor Koa Beck to replace editor-in-chief Emma Carmichael, who announced her departure from the site last summer.
BuzzFeed News has sent a memo to employees outlining the company’s plans to deal with workplace sexual harassment after numerous staff members were said to be found on the “Shitty Media Men” Google spreadsheet. “We know that we thrive individually and collectively when everyone at BuzzFeed feels safe and respected,” Chief People Officer Lenke Taylor wrote in the letter. “We do not tolerate harassment of any kind.”
Idea, the soon-to-publish magazine headed by former New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier, has been closed after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.
Tonight at Albertine in Manhattan, Christophe Boltanski will discuss his debut novel, Safe House, with A.M. Homes.