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Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
Solomon: The Achilles Heel of News Reporting, Or What You Won't Learn in Journalism School
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonUnknown to most people -- but definitely known to journalists -- editors call the shots in deciding what does and what doesn't get reported and how the material is presented.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Time Inc. Names Editors
By Kevin McCauley
 
lewis, lumpHunter Lewis will take the editor job at Time Inc.'s Cooking Light magazine effective Sept. 22. Nathan Lump is the new editor of Travel + Leisure.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Journos, PR Need to Talk to Each Other
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

laborBureau of Labor stats showing PR’s outnumber journos by a 4.7/1 ratio (205,530/43,630) and New York Times complaint about the “harsh environment” reporters face suggests it’s time for J’s and PR’s to talk to each other.

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Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Turner Broadcasting Wields Ax
By Kevin McCauley
 
Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting will extend voluntary exit packages to more than 500 staffers in an event to slash overhead and free up cash
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Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Batter Up at Tribune
By Kevin McCauley
 
john batterJohn Batter is joining Tribune Media Co. Sept. 2 as executive VP and CEO of its Gracenote music and content venture. He reports to CEO Peter Liguori.
Category: Media News
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
UN Targets Terror Victims
By Kevin McCauley
 
unThe United Nations is circulating an "expression of interest" for a firm to conduct a media training program for ten victims of terrorism.
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Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
VF Pub Shifts to Conde Nast Marketing Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Conde Nast has shifted Ed Menicheschi from the Vanity Fair publisher slot to president/chief marketing officer of its media group.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Al Jazeera to Gore: 'Take a Hike'
By Kevin McCauley
 
al jazeeraAl Jazeera America rejected allegations lodged by Al Gore that he was gored in the $500M sale of Current TV to the Arab-owned satellite TV network.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
WWD Runs Away from Conde Nast
By Kevin McCauley
 

wwdConde Nast is unloading its Fairchild Fashion Media trade magazine group, which is spearhead by Women's Wear Daily, to Penske Media Corp. in $100M deal.

Category: Media News
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.
Category: Media News
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.

Category: Media News
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.
Category: Media News
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.
Category: Media News
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.

Category: Media News
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
Category: Media News
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
 
Category: Media News
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
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