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Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
Murdoch Makes $8.7M at News Corp.
By Kevin McCauley
 
Rupert Murdoch took in $8.7M in total compensation for fiscal 2014 ended June at News Corp., parent company of the Wall Street Journal, Times of London, Sun and The Australian.
Category: Media News
Tue., Sep. 30, 2014
SPJ Has New Unenforceable Ethics Code
By Jack ODwyer
 

spjThe Society of Professional Journalists has a new Ethical Code. But like most codes it is loaded with lofty principles but shoots blanks -- there is no enforcement mechanism.

 
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Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
BBG Names First CEO
By Kevin McCauley
 

The Broadcast Board of Governors named veteran journalist/media executive Andy Lack its first CEO.

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Thu., Sep. 18, 2014
Media Notes: Bulldog Kills Daily 'Dog; Parade on the Block; Clear Channel New Name
By Greg Hazley
 
taylor swiftBulldog Reporter pulls plug on Daily 'Dog e-newsletter covering the PR industry; Advance is reportedly set to sell Parade; Clear Channel has a new name; Google hires P&G media exec...
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Thu., Sep. 18, 2014
TWC Fits Execs With Golden Parachutes
By Kevin McCauley
 
robert marcusTime Warner Cable's top four executives eye an estimated $136.5M in "golden parachute compensation," according to the proxy for the Oct. 9 special meeting to approve its takeover by Comcast.
Category: Media News
Wed., Sep. 17, 2014
Yahoo's Vidra Takes New Republic Helm
By Kevin McCauley
 

Guy Vidra, general manager of Yahoo News, has been named the first CEO of The New Republic effective Oct. 13.

 
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Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
Kekst Handles Potential Sale of No. 2 Newspaper Co.
By Kevin McCauley
 
dmfKekst and Company is handling the possible sale of Digital First Media Co., the nation's second biggest newspaper company based in circulation.
Category: Media News
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014
TheStreet Names Managing Editor, Tech Reporter
By Greg Hazley
 

scott billingsScott Billings, a Wall Street Journal and CNBC.com alum, has moved to TheStreet.com as managing editor of the financial news portal.

Category: Media News
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Berke Resigns Politico Editor Job
By Kevin McCauley
 
richard burkeRichard Berke, executive editor at Politico, is leaving after a ten-month stint due to a disagreement over strategy with its founders.
Category: Media News
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
ABC News DC Bureau Chief Moves to PR Role
By Greg Hazley
 
robin sproulRobin Sproul, Washington bureau chief for ABC News, is moving to the VP of public affairs role to lead external relations for the news division in the capital.
Category: Media News
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
Bloomberg's Back at Bloomberg
By Kevin McCauley
 
mike bloombergMichael Bloomberg will resume his role at Bloomberg LLC, where he owns an 88 percent stake, at the end of the year as his deputy, Dan Doctoroff, steps out of the picture.
Category: Media News
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
Ex-Bush Communications Director to 'The View'
By Greg Hazley
 
nicolle wallaceNicolle Wallace, a former top White House and campaign communications aide to President George W. Bush, will join a revamped "The View" for its new season as the roundtable talk show geared toward women premieres on Sept. 15.
Category: Media News
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
BBC Trusts Fairhead
By Kevin McCauley
 
rona fairheadRona Fairhead, who helmed Financial Times Group,  is expected to be the first female chairman of the BBC Trust
Category: Media News
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
ISIS Video Claims Second US Journalist Beheaded
By Kevin McCauley
 
ISISThe Islamic State has beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff, according to a video released by the group. The killing of the former reporter for Time, Foreign Policy and Christian Science Monitor follows last month's beheading of James Foley.
Category: Media News
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
Solomon: The Achilles Heel of News Reporting, Or What You Won't Learn in Journalism School
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonUnknown to most people -- but definitely known to journalists -- editors call the shots in deciding what does and what doesn't get reported and how the material is presented.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Time Inc. Names Editors
By Kevin McCauley
 
lewis, lumpHunter Lewis will take the editor job at Time Inc.'s Cooking Light magazine effective Sept. 22. Nathan Lump is the new editor of Travel + Leisure.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Journos, PR Need to Talk to Each Other
By Jack ODwyer
 

laborBureau of Labor stats showing PR’s outnumber journos by a 4.7/1 ratio (205,530/43,630) and New York Times complaint about the “harsh environment” reporters face suggests it’s time for J’s and PR’s to talk to each other.

Category: Media News
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Turner Broadcasting Wields Ax
By Kevin McCauley
 
Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting will extend voluntary exit packages to more than 500 staffers in an event to slash overhead and free up cash
Category: Media News
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Batter Up at Tribune
By Kevin McCauley
 
john batterJohn Batter is joining Tribune Media Co. Sept. 2 as executive VP and CEO of its Gracenote music and content venture. He reports to CEO Peter Liguori.
Category: Media News
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
UN Targets Terror Victims
By Kevin McCauley
 
unThe United Nations is circulating an "expression of interest" for a firm to conduct a media training program for ten victims of terrorism.
Category: Media News
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