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Joe Rogan, controversial podcast host, says he tested positive for Covid-19

Joe Rogan, controversial podcast host, says he tested positive for Covid-19

Joe Rogan, one of the world's highest paid and most influential podcast hosts, announced Wednesday he has tested positive for Covid-19 and said he'd embarked on a fringe treatment regime. In a video posted to his official Instagram account, Rogan said he felt "very weary" on Saturday and got tested for Covid-19 the following day. He said ahead of the test he quarantined from his family and "throughout the night, I got fevers and sweats and I knew what was going on." Rogan's revealing his positive diagnosis comes after he dismissed to some extent the usefulness of the vaccine on his...

Sep 8
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Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen team up to host Spotify podcast

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen team up to host Spotify podcast

New York (CNN Business)Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have teamed up to host a new podcast about masculinity, race, fatherhood and their professional and personal journeys. The podcast, called "Renegades: Born in the USA," is part of the multi-year partnership between Spotify and Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground. revealed the new show on Monday, along with dozens of other announcements as part of its virtual event, Stream On. The streaming platform that was once just home to popular music is continuing its expansion into podcasts and will soon include more...

December 19, 2019
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Facebook bans news in Australia as fight with government escalates

Facebook bans news in Australia as fight with government escalates

New York (CNN Business)What is Facebook without news? People and publishers in are now finding out. has barred Australians from finding or sharing news on its service, a dramatic escalation of a fight with the government that may have wide-ranging consequences both in the country and around the world.The social networking company on Wednesday said that people and publishers in Australia from local or international outlets. The decision appears to be the most restrictive move Facebook has ever taken against content publishers. The company's action comes after months of tension with the...

Feb 17
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Unions are becoming ubiquitous in digital media. Medium is the latest

Unions are becoming ubiquitous in digital media. Medium is the latest

New York (CNN Business)Gawker Media five years ago for being the first digital news company to ratify a union contract, kicking off a wave of labor organizing at digital outlets that has yet to recede. On Thursday, staffers at the online publishing platform Medium announced their intention to unionize, following in the footsteps of , , , Slate, , , , , Wirecutter and The Ringer, to name a few. and legacy media organizations such as , Wired and also have joined the movement, as well as the digital arms of and MTV News. "I think a lot of people perceive media as this white-collar profession,...

Feb 11
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Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler magazine, dies at 78

Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler magazine, dies at 78

New York (CNN Business)Larry Flynt, the "Hustler" magazine founder and outspoken First Amendment activist who built an adult entertainment empire, died Wednesday at his Hollywood Hills home, his nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., tells CNN. He was 78.His exact cause of death was not disclosed, but Flynt Jr. said his uncle had been in frail health for much of the past 30 years and that his death was not related to Covid-19."Larry was a rebel. He had a very complex personality. That's why they made a movie about it," Flynt Jr. said about his uncle.Flynt launched the pornographic magazine Hustler in...

January 9, 2015
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New Yorker union wins fight for just cause in contract

New Yorker union wins fight for just cause in contract

New York (CNN Business)The New Yorker union celebrated Monday after reaching an agreement with owner Condé Nast for a specific labor protection in its contract shortly before a planned picket. After 95 years, staffers at The New Yorker will no longer be at-will employees, NewsGuild of New York President Susan DeCarava told CNN Business. Instead, the New Yorker union secured just cause, a labor protection that requires an employer to build a case for why an employee should be fired, in its contract. "Today is a milestone for not just for the NewsGuild of New York, not just for our members of...

December 23, 2019
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Google agrees to pay news publishers more than $1 billion

Google agrees to pay news publishers more than $1 billion

New York (CNN Business)Google will pay publishers more than $1 billion over the next three years through a new program for licensing news. The tech giant has signed licensing deals with about 200 publications in select countries with plans to add more and expand geographically. Google, along with Facebook, controls a large share of the advertising dollars that once went to publishers in the news industry. Shrinking ad revenue has led to smaller newsrooms and diminishing resources for telling local stories. The billion dollar spend on licensing news is Google's way of showing publishers it...

Oct 1
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Google agrees to pay news publishers more than $1 billion

Google agrees to pay news publishers more than $1 billion

New York (CNN Business)Google will pay publishers more than $1 billion over the next three years through a new program for licensing news. The tech giant has signed licensing deals with about 200 publications in select countries with plans to add more and expand geographically. Google, along with Facebook, controls a large share of the advertising dollars that once went to publishers in the news industry. Shrinking ad revenue has led to smaller newsrooms and diminishing resources for telling local stories. The billion dollar spend on licensing news is Google's way of showing publishers it...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren drop out of The New Yorker Festival in solidarity with magazine's union

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren drop out of The New Yorker Festival in solidarity with magazine's union

New York (CNN Business)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and will no longer participate in The New Yorker Festival in an act of solidarity with the magazine's staff union.The New Yorker union is holding a digital picket at 8 p.m. ET on October 5 — the day Ocasio-Cortez and Warren were originally scheduled to speak at the event — to call attention to its fight for a just cause proposal in its union contract. Just cause is a labor protection that requires an employer to build a case for why an employee should be fired. "The NewsGuild and The New Yorker Union are fighting for basic dignity on the...

August 20, 2020
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Joe Rogan spread dangerous misinformation about fires. Now he says he's sorry.

Joe Rogan spread dangerous misinformation about fires. Now he says he's sorry.

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.New York (CNN Business)Joe Rogan, reportedly the highest paid podcast host in the world, has apologized for spreading misinformation to his millions of listeners about the West Coast fires during a recent episode. "I need to make an apology and a retraction," Rogan said in a video posted on his Instagram on Friday. "I said something on the podcast with Douglas Murray about people getting arrested for lighting fires and I got duped. It's wrong. There was one guy who got arrested for lighting fires...

September 17, 2020
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