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Thu., Dec. 26, 2013
Tabloids Ablaze as Spitzer Dates PR Aide
By Greg Hazley
 

tabloidsLis Smith, the Democratic PR advisor who is spokeswoman for New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio, is at the center of a media frenzy after reports that she is dating disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer.

Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Media: Hill Pub to Start PR Firm, BBC America's Meyer Moves to Scripps on DC Project
By Greg Hazley
 
mcmahonFrancine McMahon is stepping down as publisher of The Hill to open a Washington PR Shop; Dick Meyer, a digitally skilled executive producer for BBC News in America, will move to The E.W. Scripps Company in February as chief Washington correspondent to work on a new multiplatform feature for the company... 
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
A+E Rebrands BIO Channel
By Kevin McCauley
 
bioA+E Networks will rebrand its BIO Channel this summer as FYI, a contemporary lifestyle station, under the leadership of Jana Bennett.
Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Former Nick, Newsweek Chief to ABC Family President
By Kevin McCauley
 
Tom Ascheim, who headed Viacom’s Nickelodeon TV and Newsweek, has joined ABC Family as president.  He succeeds Michael Riley, who has moved to the U.K.
Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Onion's Final Print Edition 'Lauds' Print Media
By Greg Hazley
 
onionThe Onion published its final print edition Dec. 12, "lauding" the power of print media across its front page while forecasting digital media's rise "still another 70 or 80 years away."
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013
Pope Francis is Time's 'Person of the Year'
By Greg Hazley
 
francisTime magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, choosing the new pontiff over former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, gay rights advocate Edith Windsor, Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz, and Syrian leader Bashar Assad.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
News: Bashir Quits, Biden Hits China on Media, Advance Mulls NJ Consolidation, Rolling Stone Eyes Country
By Greg Hazley
 
bashirMartin Bashir quits MSNBC after Palin remarks; Rolling Stone slates country website; Advance mulls NJ news consolidation; China media crackdown roils Biden...
Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013
Media: Belo May Sell ProJo
By Kevin McCauley
 

projoA.H. Belo is exploring the sale of The Providence Journal to concentrate on growth of its hometown Dallas Morning News.

Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013
Media: Champion to Weather Channel; Bellantoni Back to Roll Call; Pearson Unloads Mergermarmket
By Greg Hazley
 
sam championChampion shifts to Weather Channel; NewsHour's Bellantoni returns to Roll Call; Pearson Unloads Mergermarket
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013
NY Magazine Cuts Frequency
By Kevin McCauley
 
New York Magazine in March will be published on an every-other-week basis, down from its 42-week schedule in an effort to save money ($3.5M) and cope with the decline in print advertising.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013
NYO's Kaplan Dies at 59
By Kevin McCauley
 

peter kaplanPeter Kaplan, editor who built the New York Observer into a must-read for Manhattan’s movers and shakers, died Nov. 29 from cancer. He was 59.

Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 27, 2013
TV's Thanksgiving Day Armageddon
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, family, prayer, turkey, cranberries, argument with crazy old Uncle Louie, pumpkin pie, football, left-overs, hug with Uncle Louie, Wal-Mart stampedes and forecasts of weather Armageddon are all part of America's national holiday.
Category: Media News
Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
Media News: NBC, Conde Nast, Glam, Time Inc
By Kevin McCauley
 
ITV'S Neely to NBC; Conde Nast names int'l dealmaker; Lagani takes Glam prexy post; Time Inc. Irons Out Pay Packages
Category: Media News
Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Yahoo Hires Couric
By Kevin McCauley
 

katie couricYahoo today officially named broadcast TV veteran Katie Couric as global anchor in charge of covering news and coordinating interviews with newsmakers and thought leaders at the online company.

Category: Media News
Fri., Nov. 22, 2013
Charter Eyes Time Warner Cable Takeover
By Kevin McCauley
 
Charter Communications is talking with its bankers to help bankroll a takeover bid for Time Warner Cable, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Category: Media News
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Bernstein Raps Media's Emphasis on Political Circus
By Kevin McCauley
 
bernsteinThe greatest failure of today's media is reporting facts without context, Carl Bernstein, of Washington Post Watergate fame, told Stony Brook University students on Nov. 18 in delivering the annual presidential lecture.
Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
SF Reporter Joins Singer
By Kevin McCauley
 
San Francisco Examiner reporter Mike Aldax is now at Sam Singer's Singer Associates in the city.
Category: Media News
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
'Money Honey' Exits CNBC
By Kevin McCauley
 
bartiromoMaria Bartiromo, who calls herself “The Money Honey” is leaving CBNC after a 20-year stint and expected to join Roger Ailes’ Fox Business Network.
Category: Media News
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Forbes Goes on Auction Block
By Kevin McCauley
 

forbesForbes Media is mulling the sale of its 96-year-old business magazine flagship that has battled declines in revenue and circulation, according to a memo from CEO Mike Perlis.

Category: Media News
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Media: Comcast Takes Over Sprout Kids TV Network
By Kevin McCauley
 
sproutComcast has taken full ownership of kiddie cable TV network Sprout from PBS and HIT Ventures, an investment of Apax Funds.
Category: Media News
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