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Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Blog: BBC Strikes at Climate Deniers
By Kevin McCauley
 
bbc trustThe BBC Trust has just published its report on the impartiality of its science coverage, which strikes a blow to the US media's practice of presenting a balance in their reports of global warming.
Category: Media News
Mon., Jul. 7, 2014
Orgs Bust on PR Trade Press While Rich J Orgs Watch
By Jack ODwyer
 

CPJ & ProPublica logosTrade orgs, many times the size of the PR press trying to cover them, hammer them with boycotts, stonewalling, legal threats and defamatory remarks. Rich J orgs (ProPublica, Committee to Protect J’s), sit on sidelines.

 
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Tue., Jul. 1, 2014
Repetition Journalism Becomes Reputation Journalism
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonUnfortunately, media pundits' "repetition journalism" becomes "reputation journalism" by giving voices to people who have been wrong in the past, providing them with an opportunity to burnish their tarnished reputations.
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Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Yahoo Chief Mayer Apologizes to IPG
By Kevin McCauley
 
marissa mayerYahoo's 39-year-old CEO Marissa Mayer apologized to Interpublic for being two hours late to a dinner it arranged during the Cannes festival with advertisers of the struggling online media company.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
Supreme Court Programs Victory for TV Networks Over Aereo
By Kevin McCauley
 
aereoThe Supreme Court today handed a huge victory to TV networks, ruling that New York-based Aereo, start-up TV streaming service, violated copyright law.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
Kropp Tweets for Scripps
By Kevin McCauley
 
jb kroppOld-line newspaper publisher EW Scripps Co. has hired Twitter pro JB Kropp for the newly created VP/digital strategy development post. He takes the job June 23.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
Ex-News Corp Editor Convicted in Hacking Case
By Kevin McCauley
 
coulson, brooksAndy Coulson is guilty of conspiracy in the UK phone hacking scandal, which tarnished the reputation of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and led to the shutdown of the News of the World tabloid, according to a British jury.
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Mon., Jun. 23, 2014
CPJ Condemns Egypt's Jailing of Journalists
By Kevin McCauley
 
newspaperThe Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Egypt for sentencing three Al-Jazeera journalists (an Australian, an Egyptian and a Canadian-Egyptian) to prison on trumped up terrorism charges. Jail-time runs from seven to ten years.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Post-Dispatch Dumps George Will for 'Offensive' Rape Column
By Kevin McCauley
 
george willThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch today dropped syndicated Washington Post columnist George Will to protest his June 5 piece that dismissed as overblown complaints about rape and sexual assault on college campuses.
Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Media: Buzzfeed's Steinberg to MailOnline; Baquet Treated for Cancer
By Kevin McCauley
 
dean baquetNY Times' Baquet treated for cancer; Buzzfeed's Steinberg collects MailOnline CEO post for North America...
Category: Media News
Thu., Jun. 12, 2014
Ad Age's Delo Moves to PR with DKC
By Greg Hazley
 
cotton deloAdvertising Age's San Francisco bureau chief Cotton Delo has left trade pub after three years for DKC's SF outpost.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014
Conservatives Deserve Better Than Fox News
By Kevin McCauley
 
There's no doubt that Fox News offers lively and entertaining fare, but if conservatives ever want to exert political change in this country, they have to dump the Rupert Murdoch/Roger Ailes creation.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Tierney Back at Inky
By Kevin McCauley
 

brian tierneyPR man Brian Tierney has returned to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News as advisor following the death of co-owner Lewis Katz, who died May 31 in a plane crash outside Boston.

Category: Media News
Fri., May 30, 2014
Media Notes: Fox, Forbes, Nat'l Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
kevin reillyFox Entertainment chief steps down; SIM cuts staff; WSJ's Hillsenrath reports to Fox; Merkel tops Forbes' Powerful Women; Nat'l Post gets first female lead...
Category: Media News
Thu., May 29, 2014
Prometheus Acquires Mediabistro for $8M
By Kevin McCauley
 
mediabistroPrometheus Global Media is acquiring Mediabistro for $8M in cash. The deal joins MB’s TVNewser, PRNewser, FishbowlDC, FishbowlNY sites to PGM’s Adweek, Billboard and Hollywood Reporter properties.
Category: Media News
Wed., May 28, 2014
Media Titans Dominate Top CEO Pay Survey
By Kevin McCauley
 
les moonvesMedia titans took half the slots on the Top Ten CEO compensation list compiled by the Wall Street Journal and Hay Group.
Category: Media News
Wed., May 28, 2014
NJ Political Journo to Mercury
By Greg Hazley
 
darryl isherwoodDarryl Isherwood, a well-connected New Jersey political reporter for the Star-Ledger, is moving to Mercury Public Affairs as a VP in its Garden State office.
Category: Media News
Tue., May 27, 2014
Philly Inquirer, News Sold for $88M
By Kevin McCauley
 
Philadelphia inquirerMinority owners Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest purchased the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News today for $88M.
Category: Media News
Fri., May 23, 2014
Time Inc Heads South
By Kevin McCauley
 
time lifeTime Inc. is abandoning its midtown Time & Life Building corporate headquarters of the past 55 years for 700K sq. ft. in the former World Financial Center complex in downtown Manhattan, across the street from the World Trade Center.
Category: Media News
Thu., May 22, 2014
NBC Lands Snowden Interview
By Greg Hazley
 

nbcNBC News has landed an exclusive interview with ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to air in prime-time on May 28.

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