Media

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It’s hard to overstate how irregular the news cycle is at the moment. With new allegations about the Trump Administration’s Russian ties coming out seemingly on the hour - it can be difficult to make sense of what’s really going on, even for journalists.

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Fox News is parting ways with Bill O'Reilly, who for years stood as one of cable news' most popular hosts. The network's parent company, 21st Century Fox, announced the move in a statement Wednesday.

"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," the statement read.

Milwaukee PBS

Milwaukee PBS, channels 10 and 36, is launching a new newsmagazine program. It’s appropriately named  10thirtysix and features a well-known local journalist Portia Young as its host.

The show will tackle an myriad of public affairs topic, and will initially be produced monthly. But its creators have ambitious plans for the production. 

"We're going to look at issues in a broader way, in a more enterprising way," says Maryann Lazarski, executive producer of 10thirtysix

Roger Ailes, the CEO and chairman of Fox News, is stepping down from his role. Rupert Murdoch will be taking over as chairman and acting CEO.

Ailes "has resigned from his role effective immediately," according to a statement from parent company 21st Century Fox.

Dave Edwards / WUWM

The decision Monday not to charge a former Milwaukee police officer in the death of Dontre Hamilton set off a new round of protests, but also hours of local media coverage.  One analyst says he believes it went overboard.

law.marquette.edu

The latest Marquette University Law School Poll showed the races for governor and attorney general in this state were dead even.  It was the latest in a series of polls showing very close races.

Milwaukee Business Journal

For more than thirty years, the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal of Milwaukee, has specialized in business and economic news around southeastern Wisconsin.

Kevin J. Miyazaki/Milwaukee Magazine

Milwaukee Magazine president and publishing icon Betty Quadracci died on Monday night. She was 75.

Quadracci co-founded the printing company Quad/Graphics with her late husband Harry in 1971.  The company purchased Milwaukee Magazine in the 1980s, and Quadracci served as its publisher until earlier this year.

Milwaukee Magazine's chief editor Kurt Chandler says Quadracci wanted to make sure her publication wasn't just another city magazine.