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Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
Gigaom Goes Dark
By Kevin McCauley
 

Gigaom, the 10-year-old tech website, closed March 9 after wall-to-wall coverage of the Apple Watch introduction.

Category: Media News
Mon., Mar. 9, 2015
'Car Bible' Founder Hemmings Dies at 88
By Kevin McCauley
 
Ernie Hemmings, who evolved a mimeographed mail order catalog for his Massachusetts auto parts shop in 1954 to Hemmings Motor News, died Feb. 25 at a nursing home in Quincy. He was 88.
Category: Media News
Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
NBC Hires Lack
By Kevin McCauley
 
NBC today officially brought back Andy Lack as NBC News/MSNBC chairman and a member of the executive committee.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Lack Leaves BBG
By Kevin McCauley
 
andrew lackAndrew Lack, who became the first CEO and director at the Broadcasting Board of Governors in January, has resigned to pave the way for his return to NBC News.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Ember Takes Over Times Ad Column
By Greg Hazley
 
sydney emberNew York Times DealBook reporter Sydney Ember is taking over the paper's advertising and marketing beat.
Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
Icahn Retreats from Gannett
By Kevin McCauley
 
gannettCorporate raider Carl Icahn cuts deal with Gannett in move that reduces takeover threat at $6B publisher of USA Today and 80 dailies.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Bonjean Supports Schock
By Kevin McCauley
 
bonjeanRepublican communications veteran Ron Bonjean is supporting Congressman Aaron Schock who faces questions surrounding his use of campaign/taxpayer funds for travel and entertainment expenses.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Zuckerman Puts Daily News on Auction Block
By Kevin McCauley
 
nydnMort Zuckerman, who bought the New York Daily News in 1993, is considering the sale of the paper.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
NY Financial Writers Elect Burne, Move 'Follies'
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
katy burneU.K. J grad who reports for the Wall Street Journal is 2015 president of the New York Financial Writers Assn., which, after many years, is switching its "Follies" show from the Marriott Marquis to the Hilton.
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Media: Dori Maynard Dies; Sony Replaces Pascal; ESPN Suspends Olbermann
By Kevin McCauley
 
dori maynardNewsroom diversity champion Dori Maynard dies; Sony replaces Pascal at embattled entertainment unit; ESPN Suspends Olbermann for Twitter rant...
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
FCC Passes 'Net Neutrality
By Kevin McCauley
 

fccThe Federal Communications Commission today passed 'net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote.

Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Foursquare Searches for PR Director
By Kevin McCauley
 
foursquareFoursquare, the five-year-old location sharing and business discovery site, is looking for a PR director.
Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Ergen Returns to Dish Helm
By Kevin McCauley
 
charlie ergenCharlie Ergen, co-founder of Dish Network satellite TV giant, is returning to the helm effective March 31 to succeed the retiring Joe Clayton.
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
America Welcomes Williams Back
By Kevin McCauley
 
More than half of America (52 percent) says Brian Williams should return to his anchor slot at NBC's "Nightly News," according to a CNN/ORCpoll.
Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
DeBorchgrave Dies at 88
By Kevin McCauley
 
arnaud de borchgraveArnaud de Borchgrave, former editor-in-chief of the Washington Times and chief foreign correspondent for Newsweek, died Feb. 15 after a long bout of cancer. He was 88.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
NYT's Carr Dies at 58
By Kevin McCauley
 
david carrDavid Carr, media critic of the New York Times who wrote "The Media Equation" column, died Feb. 12 after he collapsed in the newsroom. He was 58.
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Time Inc. Posts 7% Drop in Q4 Revenues
By Kevin McCauley
 
timeTime Inc. today reported a seven percent decline in Q4 sales to $895M as circulation and advertising revenues slide.
Category: Media News
Wed., Feb. 11, 2015
Media: Stewart Leaves Millennial News Hole; Pascal to Produce 'Spider Man' After Exit, more...
By Kevin McCauley
 
stewartStewart's departure from the 'Daily Show' will be big news gap for young; Newseum/Council on American-Islamic Relations host town hall on free speech limits and press protection; Harper's Bazaar targets stylish and social millennials; Pascal will help produce Spiderman movie when she steps down....
Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
Islamic Group Hacks Newsweek
By Kevin McCauley
 
hackNewsweek's Twitter account was hacked earlier today by a group calling itself the "Cyber Caliphate," which is affiliated with ISIS.
Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
Blog: Is Brian Williams Headed to PR?
By Greg Hazley
 
brian williamsWhen Brian Williams emerges from his career dead spin and is left staring up at 30 Rock from the 50th Street sidewalk, where will he go? PR, of course.
Category: Media News
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