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Amazon's Benson Succeeds Schweitzer at CBS

Wed, Sep. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Mike BensonMike Benson of Amazon Studios is joining the CBS network to succeed long-time marketing chief George Schweitzer at end of 2019-2020 TV season.

Cokie Roberts Dies at 75

Tue, Sep. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts, one of what a colleague called “The Founding Mothers of NPR,” as well as a longtime anchor and political correspondent for ABC News, has died of complications from breast cancer. Roberts was 75.

Media Maneuvers: Petterson Succeeds Jones at Fox Business Network; Google Vows to Showcase Original Reporting: Medill School of Journalism Probes Winning Strategies in Local News

Fri, Sep. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Lauren PettersonLauren Petterson, who nurtured the growth of Fox & Friends has been named president of FOX Business Network, replacing Brian Jones... Google, which is under intense scrutiny in DC, has made changes to its search guidelines that the company says will prioritize original reporting and make it more visible online... Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism releases report that probes winning strategies of local news outlets.

Americans Concerned by State of Media

Wed, Sep. 11, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

PressMost Americans are troubled by the current state of the media as well as ethics in the field of journalism today, according to a recent study.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Shoots Self in Foot

Fri, Aug. 30, 2019

By Kevin Foley

Kevin Foley"If true," comment dooms MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell who should know he needs to verify facts before lofting accusations against president Trump or anybody else. (1 reader comment)

News Corp. Mulls Run at Google News

Wed, Aug. 28, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KnewzNews Corp is in the planning stages for a news-aggregation service to compete with Google News, Facebook and other digital platforms, according to a report in its Wall Street Journal property.

Sarah Sanders Joins Fox News

Thu, Aug. 22, 2019

By Steve Barnes

SandersSarah Huckabee Sanders, whose combative reign as White House press secretary ended in June, is coming on board as a contributor at Fox News.

Media Maneuvers: Financial Times Buys Stake in Business of Fashion; Tumblr Value Tumbles from $1.1B to $3M; High Times Teams With Clio to Launch Clio Cannibis awards program

Thu, Aug. 15, 2019

By Steve Barnes

BoFThe Financial Times has picked up a minority stake in Business of Fashion, a media company with a website, daily newsletter and print magazine that cover the fashion industry... Blogging site Tumblr, which was picked up by Yahoo for $1.1B in 2013, has been sold by Verizon (which acquired Yahoo in 2017) to Automattic, the owner of online-publishing platform Wordpress.com, for $3M... High Times is partnering with international awards competition Clio to launch Clio Cannabis

VIacom and CBS to Reunite

Wed, Aug. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Shari RedstoneCBS and Viacom are reuniting after 13 years of operating as separate companies under the umbrella of Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements, the companies announced.

Newsrooms Continue to Shed Jobs

Mon, Aug. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

NewsroomMore than a quarter of the largest newspapers in the United States suffered from staff layoffs in 2018, according to recent Pew Research Center analysis.

Media Maneuvers: McClatchy to Rescue in Youngstown; GateHouse, Gannett Near Merger; What's to Like at Instagram?

Fri, Jul. 19, 2019

By Steve Barnes

McClatchyMcClatchy will help to fill in the gap being left behind by the closure of The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio’s daily newspaper, via opening of digital news outlet in the fall... Gannett and GateHouse Media, the two largest newspaper chains in the U.S. by circulation, near merger... Instagram is testing out a program that would keep users from seeing how many likes an individual post racks up. Move deals blow to digital "influencers."