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Comcast Taps Tulchan in Bid for Sky

Wed, Apr. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ComcastComcast is using Tulchan Communications to handle its $31B offer to buy Sky, European pay TV operator, setting up a potential bidding war with 21stCentury Fox.

PBS Gains Gaines

Mon, Apr. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jeremy GainesJeremy Gaines, a media veteran most recently managing director at Burson-Marsteller, will join the Public Broadcasting Service later this month as senior VP corporate communications, a new position.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Apr. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jen WongJen Wong, former Time Inc. COO, winds up at Reddit... Apple launches premium news service... Justice Dept. close to blessing Sinclair/Tribune deal.

TV News Jobs Surpass Newspaper Reporters

Mon, Apr. 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

TV newsroom control center

Local TV newsrooms now employ more staffers than daily newspapers, according to a joint survey conducted by Hofstra University and broadcast and journalism organization Radio Television Digital News Association.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Apr. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Michael BruntThe Economist Group positions for next 175 years... ICM Partners pushes intellectual property of HuffPost... National PressClub provides platform to trauma surgeons for assault rifle ban. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Tue, Apr. 10, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Janice MinJanice Min, former Hollywood Reporter co-president, signs on as NBCUniversal consultant to advise on female-skewing cable programs... The Denver Post protests cuts demanded by owner Aldus Global Capital... Associated Press establishes pot legislation beat.

Dept. of Homeland Security to Track Journos

Mon, Apr. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

DHSThe Department of Homeland Security has plans to create a “media influence database” that it says will track over 290,000 global news sources. (2 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers

Thu, Apr. 5, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kareem Abdul JabbbarABC's 'Roseanne' is the most anti-Trump show on TV, according to basketball legend and Hollywood Reporter contributing editor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar... USA Today promotes Maribel Perez Wadsworth to publisher... Muckraker Chuck Lewis is honored with I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence... SiriusXM recruits Yahoo! News DC correspondent Olivier Knox for DC duties

Showtime Recruits FX Pro Pagone

Mon, Apr. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dominic PagoneShowtime has recruited Dominic Pagone as senior VP entertainment publicity from FX Networks, which is being acquirred by Walt Disney Co.

Grim Life of Book Publicist Told in New York Post

Mon, Apr. 2, 2018

By Jack O'Dwyer

Paul BogaardsKnopf PR director Paul Bogaards, describing the job in his blog, wrote, “As a publicist, you will live a life of sadness and defeat. And you will learn to cry.” (3 reader comments)

NYT Releases Inclusion, Diversity Report Card

Fri, Mar. 30, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NY TimesThe New York Times has released its report card for “building a diverse and inclusive workplace.” While women have made slow but steady strides toward increased representation at all levels, people of color showed more sporadic gains.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Mar. 30, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Pecker and TrumpAmerican Media chief David Pecker seeks to cash-in on Trump ties to build business in Saudi Arabia, according to New York Times… Fox News' Laura Ingraham apologizes to Parkland shooting survivor as advertisers yank ads… Josh Brogan, host of Slate podcast, joins Washington Post's digital team. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Thu, Mar. 29, 2018

By Steve Barnes

CosmoWalmart caves to pressure group, yanks Cosmopolitan from checkout lines... Netflix names Susan Rice, ex-UN Ambassador,  Obama national security advisor to board... TV ad spending to remain flat, digital outlays to soar in '18, says eMarketer forecast.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Mar. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Steve BannonSorry, Steve Bannon. Newsweek Media Group says its flagship is not for sale... PBS NewsHour names Judy Woodruff sole anchor... National Press Club files friend-of-court brief in support of Mexican journalist who is detained by ICE.

Meredith Has No Time for Time Mag

Thu, Mar. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

meredutgMeredith Corp., which gobbled up Time Inc. in January, gets set to unload Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money.

Edelman’s Hall Takes Telemundo Post

Wed, Mar. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Krystyna HallKrystyna Hall, who was senior VP at Edelman, has joined NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises as VP-corporate communications.

Google Spends $300M to Bulk Up Mainstream Media

Tue, Mar. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Philipp SchindlerGoogle today unveiled a $300M campaign to help mainstream media "thrive in the digital age." Search giant will root out fake news, promote authoritative content and sell subs.

Media Maneuvers

Tue, Mar. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Michael Ferrotronc chairman Michael Ferro quits ahead of Fortune blockbuster alleging inappropriate sexual behavior... Digital First Media completes Boston Herald acquisition… The Atlantic launches family section

Smith Signs Off at Vice

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianShane Smith announced that A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc will succeed him in the Vice Media CEO role, but it remains to be seen whether that move will calm critics, which comes amid lower revenue performance and sexual harassment allegations levied at the digital media company.

Media Maneuvers

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kevin MayerDisney restructures to push streaming services as it gobbles up Fox assets in $52B deal... Fox News re-signs superstar Shep Smith... National Magazine Awards replaces best magazine award with social media and digital innovation categories.