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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.
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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.
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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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Wed., May 21, 2014
Media: NPR to Cut 'Tell Me More'; Times Fixture Gelb Dies at 90
By Kevin McCauley
 
tell me moreNPR to cut "Tell Me More," New York Times fixture Arthur Gelb dies at 90...
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Tue., May 20, 2014
Times-Mirror Exec Erburu Dies at 83
By Kevin McCauley
 
bob erburuRobert Erburu, who led the expansion of Times-Mirror Co. from its Los Angeles market and drove its flagship Los Angeles Times to double its circulation to 1.1M, died May 11 at 83.
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Tue., May 20, 2014
NYT Digital Chief Exits for Guardian
By Kevin McCauley
 
Aron Pilhofer is giving up overseeing the New York Times digital operation of 40 people for a freshly created post at Britain’s Guardian News & Media Group.
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Tue., May 20, 2014
Tribune Profits Plunge in Q1
By Greg Hazley
 
tribuneTribune Company reported first quarter gains in its broadcasting operations offset declines in publishing as revenues climbed 21% on the $2.5B acquisition of Local TV, but net income fell 29.6% to $41.1M.
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Wed., May 14, 2014
Abramson Out as NY Times Exec Editor
By Greg Hazley
 
ambramsonJill Abramson, who has held the top newsroom job at the New York Times since 2011, was fired today.
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Sun., May 11, 2014
PR Afflicted by 'Self-Censoring' Journalists
By Jack ODwyer
 

press"Self-censoring journalists," who "imprison themselves" and "live behind invisible bars" (as described by Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik), are a U.S. species that afflicts PR industry coverage.

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Fri., May 9, 2014
News Corp 3Q Revenues Dip 5%
By Kevin McCauley
 

News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson reports third-quarter revenues dipped five percent to $2B, largely due to lower sales at its news and information services unit and the divestiture of the Dow Jones Media Group.

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Fri., May 9, 2014
Former E! Entertainment TV CEO Takes Over NPR
By Kevin McCauley
 
jarl mohnJarl Mohn, founding CEO of Liberty Digital and ex-CEO of E! Entertainment Television, will take the president/CEO slot at National Public Radio in July.
Category: Media News
Thu., May 8, 2014
MSLO Publishing Loss Widens
By Kevin McCauley
 
msloMartha Stewart Living Omnimedia reports that its Q1 publishing operating loss grew to $2.8M as revenue dipped 20 percent due to a fall-out in digital advertising and the absence of the Whole Living supplemental issue of Everday Food.
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Thu., May 8, 2014
UNESCO Honoree Raps 'Self-Imprisoned' Press
By Jack ODwyer
 

press freedomTurncoat, captive reporters who trumpet the party line of dictators were denounced by Turkish reporter Ahmet Sik as UNESCO observed “Press Freedom Day” May 3.

 
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Wed., May 7, 2014
CBS News Brings in Capus, Mag Covers '60 Minutes' Intrigue
By Greg Hazley
 
cbsFormer NBC News president Steve Capus has been tapped by CBS News as executive editor and executive producer of its evening news flagship.
Category: Media News
Wed., May 7, 2014
Jet Magazine Ends Print After 63-Year Flight
By Kevin McCauley
 
jetJET magazine, which launched 63 years ago and played a key role in reporting on the early days of the civil rights movement, is going all digital at the end of next month.
Category: Media News
Fri., May 2, 2014
Solomon: Media Waste of Time
By Arthur Solomon
 
solomonThere are certain matters that are a waste of time, but the ultimate waste of time is watching the cable news network’s political TV and news shows, considering the misinformation that hard news reporters and pundits disseminate on a regular basis.
Category: Media News
Fri., May 2, 2014
Media: New Yorker Tops Mag Awards, Viacom Makes Splash in UK TV
By Kevin McCauley
 
new yorkerThe New Yorker collected National Magazine Awards while New York trailed with three; Viacom buys UK public broadcaster...
Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
NYWICI Honors Women in Media, Business, Entertainment at Matrix Awards
By Kevin McCauley
 
matrixNew York Women in Communications presented its 2014 Matrix Awards on April 28 during a packed Waldorf Astoria luncheon, which featured luminaires such as singer and actress Queen Latifah, ex-Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons, CNN's Christiane Amanpour, "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, feminist Gloria Steinem, New Yorker editor David Remnick, Ogilvy & Mather chairman emeritus Shelly Lazarus and singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige.
Category: Media News
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
Mayer Wows NYWICI's Matrix Gala
By Kevin McCauley
 
jane mayerJane Mayer, an honoree at today's New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards, nicely summed up the progress that females have made in the media world.
Category: Media News
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
PR, Journalist Combo Schwartz Is on Griddle
By Jack ODwyer
 

gil schwartzGil Schwartz, who does PR for CBS and journalism for Fortune, will face an audience Wednesday to plug his 14th book. Schwartz, a modern man/beast centaur, can play a key role for his fellow flacks/hacks if he wishes to.

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