The National Assn. of Broadcasters has signed Gephardt Government Affairs to defend the current retransmission consent system, where cable and satellite companies must negotiate a deal to carry network TV fare.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who bought the Washington Post, Senator Ted Cruz, who battled Obamacare, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who introduced Citibikes and tried to ban 20-oz. sodas, were raked over the coals at the 71st annual “Financial Follies” of the New York Financial Writers Assn. Nov. 22 at the Marriott Marquis.
Attorney, marriage equality operative and former senior education aide in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration has moved to Edelman as group head of the firm's New York public affairs operation.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives away $4 billion a year to battle disease and poverty worldwide “but it’s a drop in the ocean in terms of what needs to be invested to solve these big, complex problems,” Gates Foundation communications head Kate James told the Institute for PR last night at the Yale Club, New York.
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