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Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Israel, Gaza Consume 'Fantasy News'
By Kevin McCauley
 

economistIsrael and Gaza media are dishing out "fantasy news" coverage of the current conflict, according to a report in the UK's Economist headlined "propaganda war."

Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
NYT Creates 'Audience Expansion Editor'
By Kevin McCauley
 
alex maccallumThe New York Times has tapped Alex MacCallum for the new post of assistant managing editor in charge of audience building and "deepening" engagement between readers and the paper.
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Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Foley: 'What Are We Not Doing That You Would Have Us Do?'
By Kevin Foley
 

kevin foleyLibya, Gaza, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, or Iran, today the opinion among conservatives and even a few progressives is that President Obama isn’t doing enough in any of these hot spots.

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Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Journos Rap White House Response to Complaints About PR Staff
By Greg Hazley
 
earnestWhite House press secretary Josh Earnest said this week that the Obama administration has made the White House and federal agencies "far more accessible and accountable than ever before," in response to complaints lodged in July by a coalition of journalism groups.
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Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Solomon: Trouble With 'Oops' Journalism
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonWith a media deadline every second,  sloppy and often inaccurate or biased journalism results, especially when covering "fast breaking" news, like the Gaza war coverage.
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Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
FPA Raps Press Policy of Hamas, Israel
By Kevin McCauley
 

fpaThe Foreign Press Association in Israel, a group of 480 journalists from 32 nations, raps press policy of Hamas, Israel.

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Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Observer Media Buys American Banker
By Kevin McCauley
 
Observer Capital has acquired the parent company of American BankerThe Bond Buyer, Financial Planning and Accounting Today
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Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
21st Century Fox, TW Post Solid Q2 Profit Gains
By Kevin McCauley
 
21st Century Fox21st Century Fox posted a $1.1B 2Q to recover from year ago loss, while Time Warner's net rose 10.3% to $850M.
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
Scripps Networks Snaps Up Jones
By Kevin McCauley
 
Dylan JonesScripps Networks Interactive has recruited Dylan Jones for the senior VP-corporate communications slot at the Knoxville cable TV operation.
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
John Oliver Skewers Native Advertising
By Kevin McCauley
 
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Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
'60 Minutes' Vet Tunes In Ketchum
By Kevin McCauley
 
Lori BeecherLori Beecher, a veteran of "Today" and "60 Minutes" has joined Ketchum in New York, taking on the newly created executive VP/media and content strategy position.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
Time Inc. Begins Life in Financial Ditch
By Kevin McCauley
 
Time MagazineTime Inc. reported a $32M net loss on $820M revenues in its debut quarter following the spin-off from Time Warner.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
FBI Hunts for Media Sleuth
By Kevin McCauley
 
FBI logoThe Federal Bureau of Investigations' PA office is looking for a daily news briefing service to "summarize, interpret and electronically disseminate print and broadcast news related to FBI interests."
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
Murdoch Caves In Time Warner Grab
By Kevin McCauley
 
Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch caves in bid to acquire Time Warner, says board snubbed him but sees future bright for 21st Century Fox unit.
Category: Media News
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014
Gannett Halves
By Kevin McCauley
 
GannettGannett Co. is splitting into two publicly traded companies, one with a focus on broadcasting and digital businesses with the other on newspapers.
Category: Media News
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
Former WH Press Sec. Brady Dies at 73
By Kevin McCauley
 

Jim BradyJames Brady, former White House press secretary and survivor of an assassination attack on President Reagan, died today at his home in Alexandria, VA. He was 73.

Category: Media News
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
Boston Globe Seeks Buyout Candidates
By Kevin McCauley
 
Boston GlobeBoston Globe is looking for employee buyout candidates in the paper's first entrenchment move under new ownership by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry
Category: Media News
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
End of an Era at EW Scripps Co
By Kevin McCauley
 
commercial appealVenerable newspaper company E.W. Scripps Co. is exiting the print business after 135 years to focus on TV, radio, digital properties.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Geraldo Blasts Hannity's Support of Israel
By Jack ODwyer
 
geraldoFox News host Sean Hannity couldn’t hide his surprise on Wednesday night when his response to comedian Russell Brand's criticism met resistance from one of his own guests in Fox contributor Geraldo Rivera.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Daily Newspaper Journos Declined by 1,300, Minorities Show Gains
By Greg Hazley
 
asneThere were about 36,700 full-time daily newspaper journalists at 1,400 US newspapers in 2013, a decline of 1,300 over a year earlier, according to an annual survey by the American Society of News Editors and the Center for Advanced Social Research.
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