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Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Report: NY Times to End Ad Column
By Greg Hazley
 
elliottThe New York Times is weighing whether to stop its influential advertising column as Stuart Elliot penned his final piece Dec. 19, according to the New York Post's Keith Kelly.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
White House Alum Wants His MTV
By Kevin McCauley
 

ronnie choRonnie Cho, who as associate director of public engagement at the White House, is the new VP-PA at Viacom's MTV.

Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
NYT Wields Ax
By Kevin McCauley
 
The New York Times, with plan to cut 21 more staffers, will exceed original job cut total, says Newspaper Guild.
Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 16, 2014
Magazine Closures Soar in 2014
By Greg Hazley
 
magsThe number of magazines closing soared nearly 77% in 2014 as 99 titles shuttered this year, compared with 56 closures in 2013.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Blog: Sony's Boneheaded Move to Muzzle Press
By Kevin McCauley
 
sonySony Corp. has bigger issues than picking fight with media over disclosures of embarrassing emails and gossipy Hollywood tidbits.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Media: Forbes Staffs Up, Moves to NJ; Fox News Reporter's Death Ruled Suicide
By Greg Hazley
 
forbesForbes staffs up, moves to NJ; Fox News reporter's death ruled suicide...
Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Rusbridger Steps Down at Guardian
By Kevin McCauley
 
alan rusbridgerAlan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian for 20 years, is stepping down from the post during the summer.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Economist EIC Takes Bloomberg Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist since 2006, will assume that position at Bloomberg in New York in January.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Politico Targets European Expansion
By Kevin McCauley
 
Politico and German publisher Axel Springer today announced the acquisition of European Voice of Brussels to serve as springboard for a spring push on the Continent.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Seven Professionals Brightened 'Follies' Cast
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
folliesSeven professionals, including actresses Melissa Rose Hirsch and Sarah Evans Kronenberg, brightened the 2014 "Financial Follies" of the New York Financial Writers Assn. at the Marriott Marquis.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Blog: R.I.P, New Republic
By Kevin McCauley
 
the new republicNew Republic staffers are outraged by owner Chris Hughes' attempt to make the magazine profitable and relevant for the Internet age. It's his dime, not theirs.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Foer Quits New Republic
By Kevin McCauley
 
franklin foerFrankin Foer, editor of The New Republic, has resigned his post due to differences about the direction of the magazine with owner Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Libby Joins CPJ, Richest Journalism Org, in PR Post
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

cpjSamantha Libby, previously with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has joined the Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, as communications associate. PR vets Gypsy Kaiser and Magnus Ag left CPJ.

Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Larsen to Leave Time Inc.
By Kevin McCauley
 

Todd Larsen, the Dow Jones veteran who joined Time Inc. in 2012 is leaving at the end of the month in latest shake-up of management ranks.

Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Politico New York to 'Hit Hard.' We Hope So!
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

vandehei, harrisPolitico, the hard-driving D.C. journailsm org that purchased Capital New York, promises "hard-hitting journalism" in politics and media. We can give it a few subjects to sharpen its teeth on.

Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Stuart Elliott Calls it Quits at NY Times
By Kevin McCauley
 
stuart elliottStuart Elliott, who wrote the New York Times ad column for 23 years, is taking a buyout as the troubled paper restructures.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
NYC Policeman Cleared in Chokehold Death
By Kevin McCauley
 

eric garnerA Staten Island grand jury has voted not to indict a policeman in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The 43-year-old unarmed black man was arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes.  New York's medical examiner had ruled that the chokehold caused Garner's death. Police brace for protests in the city.

Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
Politico, Covering Politics & Media, Comes to New York
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
allbrittonRobert Allbritton, whose family sold TV interests for $985 million to concentrate on journalism (Politico), purchased Capital New York, focusing on politics and media. Subscribers pay $3,000 a year but some content is free.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Norris Leads Exit at NY Times
By Kevin McCauley
 
floyd norrisFloyd Norris, business columnist and 26-year veteran of the New York Times, is the most prominent staffer to accept the buyout package designed to trim 100 from the ranks of the revamping paper.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Russian TV Host Naouai, CNN's Amanpour 'Duke it Out'
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

naoualRussian TV host Anissa Naouai, responded to charges of bias by CNN's Christiane Amanpour by noting Amanpour's husband is former U.S. State Dept. spokesperson James Rubin and accusing Amanpour of following the "line" of the State Dept. 15 years.

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