Friday with the Fourth Estate
Today is the one year anniversary of the WDBJ tragedy, when Alison Parker and Adam Ward were ambushed during a live shot and murdered by a disgruntled former employee. The station is under new management and Ward's fiancée has moved on to a new job, but Parker's boyfriend Chris Hurst still anchors the evening news there. "Been tough but the thoughts from people like you helps so much," he tweets to another reporter. Here's what's changed since the shooting.
Entering its post-Ailes era, Fox News faces a new crisis: Can it keep Megyn Kelly? Bonus factoid: When Ailes' office was cleared out, two handguns were discovered, with ammunition for both. "Did Roger Ailes imagine he would one day go out with guns in both fists, blazing away?" wonders ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel apparently killed the story of local official who allegedly was seeking favors from developer. "But though @SunSentinel boss killed corruption story, my source made screen grabs of it. You can read it here," reveals Politico's Marc Caputo.
No longer a question of whether to sell, Tronc weighs a sweetened purchase offer from Gannett. "The Gannett-Tronc saga continues. Gannett has offered more than $18 per share, Tronc is putting together a counter," shares Alex Weprin, also at Politico.