Morning Headlines — 7/22/13

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Blog Is to Join ESPN Staff
Nate Silver, the statistician who attained national fame for his accurate projections about the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, is parting ways with The New York Times and moving his FiveThirtyEight franchise to ESPN, the sports empire controlled by the Walt Disney Company, according to ESPN employees with direct knowledge of his plans. [NY TIMES]

Informal Objection on Politics Doesn't Fly
The Curators of the University of Missouri have had their license for KWMU-FM in St. Louis renewed despite an objection from political candidate William Haas. Haas says host Don Marsh disparaged Haas’ candidacy several times prior to the election, and that a guest of Marsh’s show allegedly insulted Haas’ candidacy. He also says he was denied air time. The Commission responded by stating, "Informal objections to license renewal applications must provide properly supported allegations of fact." [RADIO INK]

WDRB's Bill Lamb appears on CNN to talk "Breaking News"
Viewers may remember a promise that WDRB made to you in June. This came in the form of a news promo that aired on WDRB. "News is seldom actually breaking, and quite often isn't even news," the WDRB News promo stated. "At WDRB, we never use that term. We believe the relationship you have with your television station shouldn't begin with a deception." That news promo began airing in June, and on Sunday, WDRB General Manager Bill Lamb was on CNN's Reliable Sources, to talk about the message. [WDRB]

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