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James Murdoch faces questions at media ethics hearing

Apr 24, 2012
In London, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James are facing tough questions at a government hearing into news media ethics. When they appeared together before parliament last year, the Murdochs did not get an easy ride. One lawmaker accused them of running their media empire like the mafia.
Posted In: London, James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, media

Court overturns political ad ban on public media shows

Apr 13, 2012
A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that public radio and TV stations cannot be barred from running political messages. But does this mean public stations are about to get a flood of paid campaign messages?
Posted In: public radio, Political ads, media

New owner at The New Republic

Mar 9, 2012
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes takes over as owner and editor-in-chief of The New Republic. He's 28. The magazine is nearly 100.
Posted In: The New Republic, Chris Hughes, media, journalism

Rush Limbaugh loses advertisers over comments

Mar 5, 2012
Over the weekend, conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh publicly apologized for the language he's been using to attack a Georgetown law student.
Posted In: Rush Limbaugh, radio, media

Los Angeles Times begins charging for online content

Mar 2, 2012
The newspaper is following a national trend by instituting a so-called pay wall to read online content. But there is no guarantee the move will work as well in Los Angeles as it has for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Posted In: media, paywalls, los angeles, newspaper

More low-tech companies filing Chapter 11

Jan 19, 2012
Why are more and more low-tech companies struggling to survive?
Posted In: kodak, bankruptcy, tv, media

CBS News doesn’t quite have the hang of this “on line” thing

Nov 14, 2011
CBS News hosted the latest Republican presidential candidate debate on Saturday, the 5 billionth of this election cycle, and it looks like they kind of blew it...
Posted In: politics, debate, media

All we are is hashtags and meta data

Nov 6, 2011
In the digital age, the role of the editor and publisher has changed from gatekeeper to footnote
Posted In: meta data, publishing, media

Media investing popular with lawmakers

Jun 15, 2011
This news from the Center for Responsive Politics... Members of Congress may complain about the fourth estate, but at least they put their money ...
Posted In: media

People still reading, watching and listening to the news

Sep 13, 2010
This final note today: Y'know how a lot of people have been lamenting the death of news, in this era of blogs and Twitter and instantaneous...
Posted In: media, news

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