Americans’ Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record

36% in U.S. have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in mass media 68% of Democrats, 31% of independents and 11% of Republicans trust media Democrats’ and independents’ trust is down five points since 2020, GOP’s flat Gallup

Hollywood faces new crisis in strike threat from off-screen workers who keep productions running

2 October 2021 Washington Post – “In the short run it would shut everything down,” said Glenn Williamson, a producer and former studio executive who teaches at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. “The people in the guilds — they’re the lifeblood of a production.”

Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead.

15 September 2021. Wall Street Journal – Internal memos show how a big 2018 change rewarded outrage and that CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted proposed fixes

Nicki Minaj says she’s in ‘Twitter jail,’ will never use platform again

15 September 2021. Fox Business – Rapper Nicki Minaj told her Instagram followers on Wednesday that she has been placed in “Twitter jail” and will never use Twitter again, but Twitter says the company took no actions against her account.