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Paul Bascobert Named President of Reuters News

Bascobert has executive experience in the news media world, having been the former CEO of U.S. print giant Gannett Co Inc, which owns USA Today.

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Thomson Reuters Corp. is tapping tech and media veteran Paul Bascobert to be the next president of Reuters News, the news organization announced in a release

Bascobert has executive experience in the news media world, having been the former CEO of U.S. print giant Gannett Co Inc, which owns USA Today. He succeeds Michael Friedenberg, who left the company in December after a three-year stint. 

Under Friedenberg, he oversaw the appointment of Alessandra Galloni as the first woman editor-in-chief of Reuters News, relaunching reuters.com and pushing the company into the events industry.

“Paul combines a strong understanding of financial markets with belief in independent journalism and extensive experience as an operating executive, adviser, and entrepreneur with an impressive track record of transformation and growth in media and SaaS (software as a service) businesses,” Thomson Reuters CEO Steve Hasker said.

“Reuters News plays an important role in Thomson Reuters strategy, and we look forward to working with Paul to deliver for our customers and drive long-term growth for our business.”

Bascobert will be working out of New York and report to Hasker. Meanwhile, Galloni will continue overseeing editorial content and report to Bascobert. In addition, Reuters finance chief Matthew Keen will remain as interim president until Bascobert begins his tenure on Sept. 19.

“We will develop new ways to serve our customers – LSEG Refinitiv, our news agency clients, and professionals – while continuing to grow the reach and impact for our fantastic journalism,” Bascobert said. 

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Vice World News Launching Show on Twitch

Vice World News announced that it is launching a news channel and a news show on Twitch’s streaming platform starting on Aug. 23.

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Vice World News is heading to the digital streaming world. The company announced that it is launching a news channel and a news show on Twitch’s streaming platform.

The news show debuts on Aug. 23 via Twitch and airs live on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET. 

Dexter Thomas and Samir Ferdowsi will co-host the program with Lianne Turner, VP of global video for Vice News, serving as the executive producer.

“Our audience is young, plugged-in, and doesn’t always access news in a traditional way, so it’s a natural fit for us to take our global reporting to Twitch,” Vice World News’ senior vice president of global news and global editor-in-chief Katie Drummond said. 

“We’ve had success on Twitch with other VICE brands, including Motherboard and Waypoint, and have seen the appetite for our content when it’s carried on other Twitch channels. This is yet another way that VICE is meeting our audience wherever they are.”

The Twitch show also includes a behind-the-scenes segment where hosts go into the Vice archives and talk to producers and correspondents regarding some of Vice’s most classic works.

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InfoWars’ Alex Jones Dumps Donald Trump for Ron DeSantis

Rather than stick with Trump for a possible third election. Jones is hitching his wagon to DeSantis.

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InfoWars’ Alex Jones is switching his allegiance ahead of the 2024 President Election. Jones has been a staunched supporter of former President Donald Trump, even having him on his show; however, that’s changing. 

Rather than stick with Trump for a possible third election. Jones is hitching his wagon to current Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as many candidates will be throwing their hats for 2024. 

“I thought that we had to keep him in office because of the nightmare scenario if Hillary or Biden got in,” Jones said, per Mediaite. “With that said, I am supporting DeSantis.”

“DeSantis has just gone from being awesome to being unbelievably good. And I don’t just watch a man’s actions, as Christ said. Judge a tree by its fruits. I can also look in his eyes on HD video, and I see the real sincerity.”

Furthermore, Jones stated that DeSantis is what Trump should be, which is why the change is occurring. 

“This is what Trump should be like,” Jones added. “And I’ve been hammering this point, and he’s doing it now. And we have someone that is better than Trump. Way better than Trump.”

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FOX Nation Will Release First Original Movie

According to a news release, “The Shell Collector” is based on a book from bestselling author Nancy Naigle.

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FOX Nation will release its first original movie next month. According to a news release, “The Shell Collector” is based on a book by bestselling author Nancy Naigle.

The movie depicts a widow, Amanda Whittier, with two children who befriend some interesting characters in her small seaside town as she looks to forge ahead with her new life following the death of her husband.

“Since launching less than four years ago, FOX Nation has established itself as a go-to destination for lifestyle and entertainment programming,” said John Finley, FOX Nation Executive Vice President of Development.

The network said, throughout the journey, three friends find encouragement in the most mysterious places, discovering a love more significant than their pain, healing their wounded hearts in ways none of them could have hoped for or expected.  

Naigle is a USA Today bestselling author who began her debut contemporary romance series, “Adams Grove,” while juggling a career in finance and life on a 76-acre goat farm.

“I’m thrilled to share our expansion into film production,” added Finley.

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