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Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Press Freedom Under All-Time Assault
By Kevin McCauley
 
peter gresteFreedom of the press has never been under assault as it is today, warned Peter Greste, the al-Jazerra journalist who was freed from an Egyptian prison after 400 days.
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Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Content Marketing Budgets Set to Rise
By Kevin McCauley
 
Content marketing budgets are slated to rise as users see it as way to acquire customers, engage brands and improve product perception, according to Content Council survey.
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Wed., Mar. 25, 2015
Messaging Maven Murray Moves to Obama's Staff
By Kevin McCauley
 
shailah murrayShailagh Murray, who communications director and deputy chief of staff for Vice President Joe Biden, has moved to President Obama’s staff
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Wed., Mar. 25, 2015
Viacom Wields Ax
By Kevin McCauley
 
Viacom is cutting 264 staffers from its New York City headquarters as part of a retrenchment at media giant.
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Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Content Remains King
By Kevin McCauley
 
ccContent creation, development, navigation, ownership, shareability and capacity to influence targeted audiences at a cost-efficient price were topics discussed today during The Content Conference's spring conference.
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Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Viner Named Guardian E-I-C
By Kevin McCauley
 
katharine vinerKatharine Viner, 44, has been named editor-in-chief of the Guardian, making her the first woman to head the UK paper.
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Fri., Mar. 20, 2015
Mickethwait Puts Stamp on Bloomberg
By Kevin McCauley
 

John Micklethwait, The Economist veteran who took the editor post at Bloomberg, has revamped operations 'to produce better journalism and help our business partners across various platforms.'

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Thu., Mar. 19, 2015
NPR Taps AP, NYT Alum News Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
michael oreskesNational Public Radio has hired Michael Oreskes, veteran of Associated Press and the New York Times, as news chief.
Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 17, 2015
Apollo Sets Sights on Digital First Media
By Kevin McCauley
 
Apollo Global Management equity firm reportedly slates $400M bid for owner of Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Daily News.
Category: Media News
Wed., Mar. 11, 2015
FH Gets Social with News Corp
By Kevin McCauley
 
storyfulFleishmanHillard has established a venture with News Corp.'s Storyful unit, generator of video and user-generated content distributed to newsrooms, advertisers and brands.
Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
Gigaom Goes Dark
By Kevin McCauley
 

Gigaom, the 10-year-old tech website, closed March 9 after wall-to-wall coverage of the Apple Watch introduction.

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Mon., Mar. 9, 2015
'Car Bible' Founder Hemmings Dies at 88
By Kevin McCauley
 
Ernie Hemmings, who evolved a mimeographed mail order catalog for his Massachusetts auto parts shop in 1954 to Hemmings Motor News, died Feb. 25 at a nursing home in Quincy. He was 88.
Category: Media News
Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
NBC Hires Lack
By Kevin McCauley
 
NBC today officially brought back Andy Lack as NBC News/MSNBC chairman and a member of the executive committee.
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Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Lack Leaves BBG
By Kevin McCauley
 
andrew lackAndrew Lack, who became the first CEO and director at the Broadcasting Board of Governors in January, has resigned to pave the way for his return to NBC News.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Ember Takes Over Times Ad Column
By Greg Hazley
 
sydney emberNew York Times DealBook reporter Sydney Ember is taking over the paper's advertising and marketing beat.
Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
Icahn Retreats from Gannett
By Kevin McCauley
 
gannettCorporate raider Carl Icahn cuts deal with Gannett in move that reduces takeover threat at $6B publisher of USA Today and 80 dailies.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Bonjean Supports Schock
By Kevin McCauley
 
bonjeanRepublican communications veteran Ron Bonjean is supporting Congressman Aaron Schock who faces questions surrounding his use of campaign/taxpayer funds for travel and entertainment expenses.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Zuckerman Puts Daily News on Auction Block
By Kevin McCauley
 
nydnMort Zuckerman, who bought the New York Daily News in 1993, is considering the sale of the paper.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
NY Financial Writers Elect Burne, Move 'Follies'
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
katy burneU.K. J grad who reports for the Wall Street Journal is 2015 president of the New York Financial Writers Assn., which, after many years, is switching its "Follies" show from the Marriott Marquis to the Hilton.
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Media: Dori Maynard Dies; Sony Replaces Pascal; ESPN Suspends Olbermann
By Kevin McCauley
 
dori maynardNewsroom diversity champion Dori Maynard dies; Sony replaces Pascal at embattled entertainment unit; ESPN Suspends Olbermann for Twitter rant...
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