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Webby Awards go to Fauci, Oprah, DuVernay and Pharrell

May. 18, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Riz Ahmed, Dua Lipa, Andra Day and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson all won honors Tuesday at the Webby Awards, which recognize the best internet content and creators. The Webby Person of the Year went to...

Morning shows extend the day to cope with viewer erosion

May. 13, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent job promotion came with what seems to be a counterintuitive mandate for NBC News senior vice president Libby Leist: Drum up interest in the “Today” show anytime other than the mornings. It's a survival strategy for “Today,” which...

Harry and Meghan to lead 'Vax Live' fundraising concert

Apr. 27, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

Prince Harry and Meghan will serve as the campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s effort to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to medical workers in the world’s poorest countries. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear at “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,” to be...

Through the media covering Chauvin case, a collective pause

Apr. 20, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a collective nervous energy, millions of people paused in front of television sets or other screens Tuesday for a verdict in the case that for nearly a year has exposed the raw nerve of racial relations in America. Three times they heard a Minnesota...

Chicago video tests newsroom handling of graphic footage

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The image that many Americans have of 13-year-old Adam Toledo is frozen in time: He is standing in an alley with his hands up as the gunshot that killed him is heard. This week's release of Chicago body camera footage of the March...

DJ fired for comparing toast, Black women's skin tones

Mar. 25, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A morning radio host fired after using Black celebrities' skin tones to describe how he likes his toast apologized Thursday, saying he was horrified when he listened to himself and vowed to learn from it. “I 100% understand why people are...