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Fri., Mar. 21, 2014
CPJ Slaps Putin
By Kevin McCauley
 
CPJThe Committee to Protect Journalists has sent a letter to Russian leader Vladimir Putin to express its grave concern over the restrictions that he placed on what’s left of the country’s independent press.
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Fri., Mar. 21, 2014
IDG's McGovern Dies at 76
By Kevin McCauley
 
PCWorld magazinePatrick McGovern, founder of International Data Group, publisher of Computer World and PC World, died in Palo Alto at the age of 76.
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Tue., Mar. 18, 2014
Viacom's $1B YouTube Suit Ends with Whimper
By Kevin McCauley
 
youtubeViacom, which lodged a high-profile $1B copyright infringement suit against YouTube in 2007, today announced an out-of-court settlement.
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Thu., Mar. 13, 2014
Succession Plan in Works at New York Times Co
By Kevin McCauley
 
Six members of the extended Ochs-Sulzberger family are being groomed for leadership of the New York Times Co., publisher Pinch Sulzberger, 62, said today during the “Media Minds” session held at New York’s Bryant Grill.
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Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Buffett Buys Graham's Miami TV Station
By Kevin McCauley
 
wplgBerkshire Hathaway is buying WPLG in Miami from Graham Holdings Co., former parent of the Washington Post.
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Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Brookings Wants Its MTV
By Kevin McCauley
 
mtvThe Brookings Institution, the left-leaning pillar of the Washington establishment, is crediting MTV for its part in the robust decline in teen-age pregnancy.
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Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Berners-Lee Wants Online Magna Carta
By Kevin McCauley
 
berners leeBritish computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who is credited with inventing the world wide web 25 years ago today, called for an online Magna Carta to protect the rights of users against corporate and governmental assault.
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Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Reader's Digest Picks Kintzer for Helm
By Kevin McCauley
 
bonnie kintzerReader's Digest Association has named Bonnie Kintzer president/CEO, succeeding Bob Guth effective April 7. She will be RDA’s fourth chief since 2011.
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Tue., Mar. 11, 2014
Sweeney Exits Disney
By Kevin McCauley
 
Anne Sweeney is leaving the co-chair slot at Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC TV Group to pursue a career as a director, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story.
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Tue., Mar. 11, 2014
China Firm Backs Hollywood Studio Launch
By Greg Hazley
 

hollywoodThree PR firms are handling the launch of a Hollywood studio venture backed by China's Hony Capital, private equity firm TPG, and veteran producers Robert Simonds and Gigi Pritzker.

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Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
Larry King Should Exit Putin's Propaganda Network
By Kevin McCauley
 
larry kingIf Larry King had any scruples, he would follow Liz Wahl out the door on RT America.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
BBC Shuts Down Youth Channel
By Kevin McCauley
 
bbc threeThe BBC today announced plans to kill Channel Three, the No 1 channel in the U.K. for the 16 to 34-year old age bracket, to save about $75M a-year.
Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 4, 2014
Politico's Gibson Jumps to PR with SevenTwenty
By Greg Hazley
 
ginger gibsonGinger Gibson, a congressional reporter for Politico, is moving to the PR side as a VP at SevenTwenty Strategies in Washington.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
MSNBC Showcases Keystone Pipe Backer
By Kevin McCauley
 
brian schweitzerBrian Schweitzer, the populist former governor of Montana, has joined left-leaning MSBC as a contributor.
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Havens Sails From Atlantic to Time Inc
By Kevin McCauley
 
Scott Havens, president of The Atlantic, is moving to soon-to-be-independent Time Inc. as senior VP-digital next month, according to a "colleagues" memo send today from Atlantic Media CEO Dave Bradley.
Category: Media News
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014
Ex-Post Ombudsman to DC PR Shop
By Greg Hazley
 
patrick pextonPatrick Pexton, former ombudsman for the Washington Post, has moved to DC PR shop Connections Media as managing director to launch a content marketing operation.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Time Inc. Launches Online Sports Network
By Kevin McCauley
 
Time Inc. slates the spring launch of 120 Sports, a 24-hour live streaming network that will offer original sports programming it two-minute bits.
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
Taibbi Exits RS for News Start-Up Backed by eBay Founder
By Greg Hazley
 
first lookThe $250M-backed First Look Media news start-up has tapped Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi to launch a digital magazine.
Category: Media News
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Tony Blair Wooed Suspected Hacker Brooks
By Kevin McCauley
 
Former British prime minister Tony Blair offered his advisory expertise to Rebekah Brooks after news of the News Corp. hacking scandal gripped the U.K.
Category: Media News
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Post to Stop Running Health, Science Press Releases
By Greg Hazley
 
postFollowing a report by MIT media critic Paul Raeburn, the Washington Post said it will stop running health and science press releases from universities on its website and in print.
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