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P&G Funds Couric's Online Video Series

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Katie CouricProcter & Gamble bankrolls Katie Couric's online video series in bid to gain greater control over content where its advertising appears.

Chicago Investor Group Targets Trib

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Chicago TribuneA Chicago investment group is raising money to bankroll the purchase of the venerable Chicago Tribune from tronc. Inc.

Pearlstine Takes Exec Editor Job at LAT

Mon, Jun. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Norman PearlstineNorman Pearlstine, 75, is the new executive editor of the Los Angeles Times as billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong takes control of the paper from tronc. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

USA ReallyRussia launches USA Really propaganda outlet… Fox, Telemundo bullish on World Cup ad sales despite US team absence from tourney… 42West staffers strike out on own.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Jun. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ryan LizzaRyan Lizza, who was fired by New Yorker in wake of sexual misconduct charges re-emerges at Esquire... New Yorker, Fast Company staffs vote to join unions... Penthouse, which once had 5M circulation, is sold for $11.2M to porn film mogul... Rubin "Bob" Goldberg, co-founder of Feature Photo Service, passes away.

Peters Rips Fox News for Assault on Constitution

Fri, Jun. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ralph PetersFormer Fox News military analyst Ralph Peters ripped several of the network’s on-air personalities for “assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law” and consequently doing “a great grave disservice to our country.”

Media Maneuvers

Wed, Jun. 6, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Cyma ZarghamiCyma Zarghami is out at Nickelodeon as Viacom clears decks... Gerard Baker is out as Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief... Bob Brody of Powell Tate is out with book on growing up.

Trump Picks Bannon Ally for BBG Post

Mon, Jun. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael PackThe White House plans to nominate Michael Pack, conservative filmmaker, to head the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America and other outlets.

Paramount Catches Fox Pro Kaufmann

Mon, Jun. 4, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Louise KaufmanParamount Pictures has brought on Louise Kaufman as senior VP, New York publicity from 20th Century Fox, which may be acquired by Walt Disney Co.

Does Cuomo Have a Message People Want to Hear?

Mon, Jun. 4, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianWith his forthcoming primetime program, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo believes the American TV viewing market is ready for a show that doesn’t pick a side before reading the news. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Jun. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

facebookFacebook dumps "Trending" section and third-partner integrations as part of effort to clean slate of fake news... Executives exit Hulu in first reshuffling of the deck under new CEO Randy Freer... Wall Street Journal promotes Wade Lambert to senior news editor.

Media Maneuvers

Mon, May 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Vincent SaduskyUnivision Communications names Vincent Sadusky CEONew York Times, Los Angeles Times cut off website access to people in EU due to new privacy regulation… BET CEO Debra Lee steps down.

NPC Plans Summit On Hostile Treatment of Media

Wed, May 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Scott PruittThe National Press Club and its Journalism Institute plan a summit this fall to tackle the Trump Administration’s hostility toward the media. The move follows the EPA's decision to ban reporters from an on-the-record event on May 21 that featured its embattled leader Scott Pruitt. (4 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers

Wed, May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Les MoonvesCBS CEO Les Mooves straps on $180M to $315M golden parachute… Alex Jones expands conspiracy-minded InfoWars to 24/7 platform… Interview, which was founded by Andy Warhol, shuts down.

 

Comcast Confirms Bid For Fox

Wed, May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ComcastComcast has confirmed rumors that it plans to derail Disney’s bid for most of 21st Century Fox.

Politico Targets Asia

Tue, May 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

South China Morning PostPolitico has partnered with the 115-year-old English language South China Morning Post of Hong Kong to report on the Asian political scene.

Netflix Gives Big Stage to Obamas

Mon, May 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NetflixNetflix today announced that former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year deal to produce films and series that will be available to the media combine's 125M members in 190 countries.

Didit Bids for Gawker

Fri, May 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin LeeDidit marketing services firm is bidding for Gawker Media following its peace treaty with Peter Thiel.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, May 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Suzanne ScottSuzanne Scott is promoted to CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network... Wall Street Journal and National Geographic team up for business traveler pub... Pay TV providers suffer another loss of subscribers.

Lachlan Murdoch Succeeds Brother at Fox

Wed, May 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lachlan MurdochLachlan Murdoch, 46-year-old executive chairman at 21stCentury Fox, will become CEO of the revamped media company following completion of the $66B sale of its movie studio, cable networks and overseas businesses to Walt Disney Co. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Tue, May 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

CBSCBS sues 80 percent owner Viacom to thwart takeover bid... Gizmodo Media Group seeks protection from Silicon Valley's Peter Thiel... Fox News gears up for 2018 election with new polling system.

WSJ Alum Solomon Moves to APCO

Mon, May 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jay SolomonJay Solomon, a former chief foreign correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, has joined APCO as a director in its global solutions practice. (1 reader comment)