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Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
AMC Networks Takes BBC America Stake
By Kevin McCauley
 
amcAMC Networks is investing $200M for a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America, which is part of British Broadcasting Corp.
Category: Media News
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Media Notes: McGlone Exits The Pilot for PR; Times Columnist Apology...
By Greg Hazley
 
mediaMcGlone Exits The Pilot for Wisconsin PR Post; Times Columnist Sorry for Attending Fundraiser; NBC Launches Long-Form Sports Portal; Yahoo Posts Revenue Gain; Bloomberg Snatches Business Insider Pro...
Category: Media News
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Wash Post: Ben Bradlee's 1990 Letter to 'Flacks'
By Greg Hazley
 
wash postThe Washington Post reprinted a 1990 letter from its late executive editor Ben Bradlee to “flacks” on Oct. 22, after a DC PR pro hounded the paper for a story on a retiring lion tamer.
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
WaPo's Bradlee Dies at 93
By Kevin McCauley
 

ben bradleeBen Bradlee, who guided the Washington Post through its Watergate coverage that brought down Richard Nixon, put the paper on the national radar screen and inspired a generation of journalists, died Oct. 21 of natural causes. He was 93.

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Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
CBS Outdoor Rebrands
By Kevin McCauley
 
outfrontCBS Outdoor Americas today announced it will rebrand as Outfront Media as part of its of the transformation of the New York-based out-of-home media company.
Category: Media News
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
CBS Unveils Digital Subscription Service, HBO to Follow
By Greg Hazley
 
hboCBS Corp. has launched a $5.99-per-month digital streaming service, providing users current and previous-season TV series, local CBS stations from the top markets live, and classic shows on-demand.
Category: Media News
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Martha Stewart Outsources Mag to Meredith
By Greg Hazley
 
msloMartha Stewart Living Omnimedia has struck a 10-year deal with magazine giant Meredith Corp. to publish Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, as well as web properties and a large video library.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
Cision Is Name for Combined Cision/Vocus
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
CisionCision is the name for the combined operations of Cision and Vocus, which provide contacts to hundreds of thousands of editors and many related services, it was announced last night by CEO Peter Granat.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
GTCR Targets Gorkana
By Kevin McCauley
 
GTCR, fresh from the consoldation of Cision and Vocus, is moving to acquire Gorkana Group, the British PR database/monitoring company.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
National Press Club Events Must Be On-the-Record -- Member
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
wesley pippertNational Press Club member Wesley G. Pippert told the annual meeting Oct. 10 that visitors must adhere to its press-freedom ideals. "If you rent rooms here, it's open to the press," he said.
Category: Media News
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
NPR Seeks Brand Platform
By Kevin McCauley
 
emma carrascoNational Public Radio enjoys a "strong halo" among its extremely loyal listener base but that "core audience is aging out," Emma Carrasco, the broadcaster's chief marketing officer, told the PRSA National Conference on Oct. 12.
Category: Media News
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014
D.C. Press Club Policy Shows Pre$$ Weakness
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
National Press Club buildingNational Press Club’s barring coverage of a former government official at the Club Oct. 8 unleashed a torrent of criticism including charges it is no different than a Marriott “ballroom.”
Category: Media News
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Millbank Blasts National Press Club Restrictions
By Greg Hazley
 
dana millbankWashington Post columnist Dana Milbank hit press restrictions imposed by the National Press Club for a meeting of the International Stability Operations Association, a government contracting group.
Category: Media News
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Media Vet Schiller Exits Twitter Amid Revamp
By Greg Hazley
 
vivian schillerVivian Schiller is stepping down at Twitter after a year as head of news partnerships for the social messaging network.
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Twitter Targets Uncle Sam's Surveillance
By Kevin McCauley
 
twitterTwitter is suing the US government because it wants to disclose information regarding the government's surveillance of its customers.
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Media: Turner Trims Staff, Postmedia Buys 175 Papers, NBCU Wants Broadway Hits
By Kevin McCauley
 
Turner trims staff; Postmedia Buys 175 Newspapers in Canada; NBCU Wants to Star on Broadway
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
George Will Becomes Latest Victim of Political Correctness on Campuses
By Kevin McCauley
 

george willGeorge Will is the latest victim of political correctness on America's campuses as California's Scripps College yanks the columnist's invitation to address the tender and sensitive ears of its students.

Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
Gersh Goes to Gwyneth's Goop
By Kevin McCauley
 
paltrowLisa Gersh, founder of Oxygen TV and short-lived CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, is now CEO of Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop digital media and e-commerce site.
Category: Media News
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
Osako Interacts with Activision
By Kevin McCauley
 
mary osakoMary Osako, who was director of corporate communications at Amazon for five years, is now at Activison Blizzard, the interactive entertainment company.
Category: Media News
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
Weather Channel Freezes Out 40 Staffers
By Kevin McCauley
 
Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel is cutting about 40 workers as it consolidates operations, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Category: Media News
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