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Thu., Jun. 4, 2015
Orr Moves to Better Homes
By Kevin McCauley
 
Stephen Orr will become editor-in-chief of Meredith Corp.'s Better Homes and Gardens on July 6, taking over from long time chief Gayle Butler, who will retire.
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Wed., Jun. 3, 2015
Media Jobs Abound in Corporate Content World
By Sharlene Spingler
 

pjnyReporting jobs abound as content producers at companies eager to build brand share and establish a voice in the crowded communications landscape, headhunter Jackie Riley told the Professional Journalists in New York on June 2.

 
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Wed., Jun. 3, 2015
Chandler Stars in DreamWorks' PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
robin chandlerRobin Chandler, who was publicity chief at Pixar Animation, has joined DreamWorks Animation as head of theatrical publicity.
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Tue., Jun. 2, 2015
Digital Video Ads Threaten Broadcast TV Spots, Says FTI
By Kevin McCauley
 
Online advertising will surpass broadcast television spots this year, according to FTI Consulting's annual US media industry forecast.
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Tue., Jun. 2, 2015
Top Obama PR Aide/Advisor to CNN
By Greg Hazley
 
dan pfeifferDan Pfeiffer, a top advisor and longtime PR staffer to President Obama, has  joined CNN as a contributor as the 2016 election cycle begins.
Category: Media News
Fri., May 29, 2015
Media: Politico Content Marketing Push, Vox & ReCode, Consumer Reports Revamp
By Greg Hazley
 
salvatoreConsumer Reports revamps print, digital; Dell content marketing exec to Politico to lead branded content unit; Vox acquires ReCode...
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Tue., May 26, 2015
NYT's Sulzberger Will Discuss Paper's Future June 15
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

arthur sulzbergerNew York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who is worried about the “sustainability” of the paper, will face a packed house of 624 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College at 6 p.m. June 15.

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Fri., May 22, 2015
Worried Sulzberger to Discuss NYT's Future at Hunter June 15
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Arthur Sulzberger Jr.Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the New York Times, which lost $14.3M in Q1 and has roiled bridge and chess fans by dropping both columns, will discuss “NYT’s future” June 15 at Hunter College. It wonders about its ‘sustainability.”

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Wed., May 20, 2015
Financial Journalists Bullish on Economy
By Kevin McCauley
 
Nearly three out of four (74 percent) of financial journalists are bullish on the economy, according to poll of more than 400 US-based reporters conducted by Gorkana Group
Category: Media News
Wed., May 20, 2015
WSJ Twits NY Times on Dropping Bridge Column
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

michael ledeenA column in the May 17 Wall Street Journahailed bridge as “this most cerebral pastime” and carried an email urging WSJ to take up the bridge column that the New York Times recently dropped after 52 years.

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Mon., May 18, 2015
Blog: 'Hello Twitter. It's Barack'
By Kevin McCauley
 
obama, bidenAfter six years in office, President Obama finally takes plunge into world of Twitter
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Mon., May 18, 2015
BBC News Team Arrested on Media Tour of Qatar
By Kevin McCauley
 
qatarA press trip to Qatar organized by London's Portland Communication went south after security officials arrested a BBC crew that attempted to interview migrant workers.
Category: Media News
Tue., May 12, 2015
Verizon Dials Up $4.4B AOL Acquisition
By Kevin McCauley
 

Verizon will spend $4.4B in cash to purchase AOL and its burgeoning video advertising business and programmatic ad technology practice.

 
Category: Media News
Mon., May 11, 2015
Al Jazeera USA Must Withstand All Scrutiny, Says Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
Al Jazeera America must stand up to all scrutiny, says new chief Al Anstey, who assumes helm amid staff upheaval, lawsuit
Category: Media News
Mon., May 11, 2015
New York Times Losses Put Focus on its Mission
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

ny timesThe $14.3 million Q1 loss of the New York Times, coupled with editorial decisions such as dropping the bridge and chess columns, put the focus on how the paper views its mission.

Category: Media News
Fri., May 8, 2015
Sister Mary Ann Walsh, PR Pro/Journalist, Dies at 68
By Kevin McCauley
 
mary ann walshSister Mary Ann Walsh, first woman media relations person at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and reporter for Catholic News Service and America, died April 28 from recurring cancer at a hospice in Albany. She was 68.
Category: Media News
Fri., May 8, 2015
Media Tidbits
By Kevin McCauley
 
News Corp. quarterly net tumbles as Wall Street, New York PostThe Sun newspaper group lags…WSJ events pro Dorothea Herrey shifts to New York Times…Zynga cuts more staffers, boosts Tiger Williams… Republican operative Gonzales takes spokesperson job at AMPTP.
Category: Media News
Fri., May 8, 2015
LAT Buys U-T San Diego
By Kevin McCauley
 

union-tribuneThe parent of the Los Angeles Times is buying the San Diego Union-Tribune and nine community papers from a San Diego real estate investor for cash and stock worth $85M.

 
Category: Media News
Thu., May 7, 2015
Sorkin Ranks As Most Influential Journalist
By Kevin McCauley
 
andrew ross sorkinAndrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times and CNBC, tops Gorkana's survey of the most influential journalists.
Category: Media News
Thu., May 7, 2015
Al Jazeera America Ousts CEO
By Kevin McCauley
 
ehab alshihabiAl Jazeera America on May 6 fired Ehab Alshihabi, who launched the US version of Arab satellite TV network in 2013, following staff upheaval, executive departures and filing of an anti-Semitism/sexual discrimination lawsuit.
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