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Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Aereo Files Chapter 11
By Greg Hazley
 
aereoAereo, the three-year-old streaming TV service that lost a key Supreme Court battle earlier this year, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Nov. 21.
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Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
UN To Spin Off News Agency
By Kevin McCauley
 
irinThe United Nations plans a 2015 re-launch of its Irin humanitarian news agency as an independent non-profit organization.
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Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
CPI Blog Shames 'No Comment' Officials
By Greg Hazley
 
CPIThe Center for Public Integrity has created a blog to list officials in public and private institutions who refuse to comment to reporters.
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Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Richert Cops Media Maven Post at Golin
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ryan richertRyan Richert will join Golin as executive director of global media on Jan. 1, responsible for talent across the Interpublic's network.
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Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
Nelson Takes PBS News/PA Post
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Marie Nelson moved to PBS as VP-news & public affairs effective Nov. 10, reporting to Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming.
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Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
Limbaugh Threatens to Sue DCCC Over Ads
By Greg Hazley
 
rush limbaughDigital media guru Brian Glicklich is drumming up PR support for Rush Limbaugh's legal threat against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee over what the radio host says are the DCC's editing of his comments about sexual assault.
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Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
AOL Quits ALEC
By Kevin McCauley
 
alecAOL has cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to the liberal Common Cause activist group.
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Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Media People on the Move
By Kevin McCauley
 
Kevin ReillyFox Alum Takes Turner Post; Dreamworks' Snider Shifts to 20th Century Fox; Raven Flies from A+E; Atavist's Homans Joins NYT Mag...
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Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
NYT Co. Shaves Loss
By Kevin McCauley
 
The New York Times Co. today reported a $12.4M Q3 net loss, down 48.8 percent from last year's $24.2M deficit. Revenues inched ahead 0.8 percent to $364.7M.
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Media: Guardian Goes Native, Newshour Joins with The Atlantic, more...
By Kevin McCauley
 
Guardian goes native; Warren exits NYT Co; Newshour joins forces with The Atlantic; NPR Pairs environmental staff; Twitter's revenues, losses soar...
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Burson-Marsteller's Baer Elected PBS Chair
By Kevin McCauley
 
don baerDon Baer, Burson-Marsteller CEO, speechwriter for President Clinton and political reporter for US News & World Report, has been elected chair of Pubic Broadcasting Service.
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Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Ousted 'Meet the Press' Chief to Appear on Yahoo
By Greg Hazley
 
david gregoryOusted "Meet the Press" chief David Gregory will resurface alongside Katie Couric on Yahoo's coverage of the midterm Congressional elections.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014
Licata Turns Off NBC
By Kevin McCauley
 
richard licataRichard Licata, executive VP-communications at NBC Entertainment, is leaving the Comcast unit after a three-year stint.
Category: Media News
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.

Category: Media News
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.
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