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Fri., May 1, 2015
ACBL Ducks on NYT Ditching Bridge Column
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Danielle MattoonAmerican Contract Bridge League, a client of McNeely Pigott & Fox PR of Nashville, will not campaign against the ditching of the bridge column by the New York Times culture editor Danielle Mattoon.

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Fri., May 1, 2015
New York Times Co. Reports Bigger Loss
By Kevin McCauley
 
The New York Times Co. reported a $14.3M Q1 loss, which compares to a $1.7M profit during the 2014 period.
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Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
Media Tidbits
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Google invests in journalism in Europe…NBC/AOL dial up content partnership…Red Cross' Howe delivers relief to Pearson…Washington Examiner bulks up political coverage
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Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
Imus Splits with Fox
By Kevin McCauley
 
ImusDon Imus 's television program on Fox Business Network will end May 29 after a six-year run.
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Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
New York Times Ends Bridge, Chess Columns
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Phillip AdlerThe New York Times, saying they took up too much time and space (not to mention their appeal to a mostly older audience), has dropped its bridge column after 80 years and chess column after 52 years.

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Wed., Apr. 29, 2015
Matrix Awards Honor 'Women Who Change the World'
By Greg Hazley
 
matrixNew York Women in Communications honored Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand, BET CEO Debra Lee and others at the 2015 Matrix Awards April 27 in New York.
Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 29, 2015
Bridges Quits Al Jazeera America; Net Slapped with $15M Anti-Semitic Suit.
By Kevin McCauley
 
dawn bridgesDawn Bridges, executive VP-communications at Al Jazeera America, has resigned her post at the unit of the Qatar-based satellite TV company.
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Mon., Apr. 27, 2015
Journalism Is Satisfying Despite Low $$, Other Problems
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
chris cillizzaThe news that two Pulitzer winners have switched to PR touched off a slew of comments knocking journalism as a career. But Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza is having "more fun than ever."
Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 24, 2015
NBC Entertainment Tunes in Sullivan
By Kevin McCauley
 
chip sullivanChip Sullivan, who was branding guru at Dreamworks, has moved to NBC Entertainment as executive VP-communications.
Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 22, 2015
Yahoo's Q1 Profit Plunges
By Kevin McCauley
 
yahooYahoo's Q1 net income plunged to $21M from $312M as revenues rose 8.2 percent to $1.2B as CEO Melissa Mayer's turnaround effort slogs ahead.
Category: Media News
Tue., Apr. 21, 2015
Eritrea tops CPJ's 'Most Censored List'
By Kevin McCauley
 
Eritrea ranks as the world's most censored nations, according to the annual roster issued today by the Committee to Protect Journalists. North Korea trails the African nations.
Category: Media News
Tue., Apr. 21, 2015
LA Times Snags Obama Alum
By Kevin McCauley
 
johanna maskaThe Los Angeles Times has hired Johanna Maska, who was President Obama's advance woman, for the VP/marketing & communications slot.
Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 17, 2015
Doctors Want Columbia U. to Bounce TV Celeb Dr. Oz
By Kevin McCauley
 
ozA group of ten top doctors want Columbia University to boot TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz from its faculty for his "repeatedly shown disdain of science and for evidence-based medicine."
Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 16, 2015
Reporter Slugged Worst Job in America
By Kevin McCauley
 
thumbs downNewspaper reporter "topped" the list of CareerCast.com's ranking of the 200 worst jobs in America. PR pro clocks in at No. 121.


Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 15, 2015
Politico Rebrands 'Capital New York'
By Kevin McCauley
 
Politico has rebranded Capital New York as Politico New York as the media company expands operations to individual states. It is launching publications in New Jersey and Florida.
Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
Reuters Chief Exits for Euromoney
By Kevin McCauley
 

andrew rashbassAndrew Rashbass, CEO of Reuters, is leaving for the executive chairman slot at Euromoney Institutional Investor.

 
Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 8, 2015
VOA Chief Exits
By Kevin McCauley
 
david ensorDavid Ensor, director of the Voice of America, will exit the government-bankrolled broadcaster at the end of the month.
Category: Media News
Tue., Apr. 7, 2015
Blog: Who Cares If Brian Williams Returns to Anchor Chair
By Kevin McCauley
 
williamsVanity Fair's 8,500 word-plus epic about the Brian Williams saga is a must-read in the hothouse world of Manhattan media. But Beyond Oz, it has little relevance.
Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 2, 2015
Media: TONY Goes Free, Meredith Mag Targets Millennial Latina Parents, Newsweek in Asia
By Greg Hazley
 
parentsTime Out New York Goes Free; Meredith Targets Latina Millenial Parents; Newsweek Launches Asia Edition...
Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 31, 2015
NYT Names Wilson Digital Guru
By Kevin McCauley
 

Kinsey WilsonKinsey Wilson, who joined the New York Times as strategy & innovation editor last month from NPR, has been named executive VP/product & technology.

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