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Who watches the watchers? It’s the question that comes up every time a powerful media company gets caught with its nose where it doesn’t belong. For LP, that happened last week when it was revealed that some of the company’s journalists made a practice of using clients’ private information in their reporting. To allay concerns, [...]
The Tumblr sweepstakes have begun. According to multiple reports (the first coming from All Things D). the social blogging site is in serious talks with, which is looking to secure a strategic investment, partnership or even an outright acquisition. In the latter scenario, the price could top $1 billion, which would represent a 25% [...]
The so-called first mover advantage is really only an advantage if you don't get too far out ahead of your customer. Founded in 2001, the digital magazines company Zinio was arguably a good eight years ahead of its time. After all, Apple...Show More Summary
Ever since they joined forces two years ago, Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington have been under the microscope, their every move dissected and critiqued. So it's impressive, in a way, that they were able to unwind one of their misadventures without attracting any notice.
You could open a Senate inquiry, launch an FBI investigation and send up a whole fleet of CIA drones and still have trouble tracking down someone willing to take responsibility for seizing two months' worth of phone records belonging to the Associated Press.
Imagine that a reporter from The New York Times suspects that a certain political power couple has recently separated but is keeping it under wraps until after an upcoming election. In search of confirmation, the reporter calls the paper's...Show More Summary
Either something in the past week made Charlie Ergen less confident that his bid to acquire Sprint will succeed, or something in the past week made him think sounding less confident improves his tactical position.
One month ago, News Corp. COO Chase Carey caused quite the ruckus when he threatened, in front of an auditorium full of television executives, to stop broadcasting the Fox network over the public airwaves as a response to the internet TV service Aereo.
As has been the case more often than not lately, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong had a fair amount of good news to share with investors on the company's first-quarter earnings call Wednesday morning.
After the year that Matt Lauer has had, you might call it a win that he managed to sneak into the list of the “100 Most Trusted People in America,” as determined by Reader’s Digest magazine with the help of the Wagner Group, a market research firm. But look a little closer and it’s obvious [...]
Contrary to appearances, Howard Kurtz didn't lose his job at the Daily Beast over his boneheaded reporting about gay basketball star Jason Collins, or over his excessive extracurricular work. What he did lose was money -- quite a lot of it.
For years, there's been talk of one of the broadcast networks luring Jon Stewart away from Comedy Central to take over as its late night host. But why buy the cow when you can get similar tasting milk for millions of dollars less?
There’s an awful lot of excitement in the digital publishing world around native advertising and a lot of new marketing dollars being spent on ads that blend seamlessly with or mimic the forms of content. What there’s not an awful lot of is proof that native ads actually do what they’re supposed to do, or [...]
Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen has been hard at work trying to convince the shareholders of Sprint that his company would make a better home for the wireless provider than Softbank. On Thursday afternoon, he turned his attention to his own shareholders, fielding their questions at Dish's annual meeting at its headquarters in Englewood, Colo.
Earlier this week, Barry Diller admitted something pretty much anyone could have told you: Buying Newsweek was a mistake. And that, apparently, will be his last word on that subject.
The biggest newspapers are adding digital readers at a double-digital clip, but not fast enough to keep the industry as a whole from losing circulation, according to the latest semi-annual report from the Alliance for Audited Media.
Think the recent collapse in Bitcoin's value was the end of the experimental currency's, um, currency? Not even close, says Chamath Palihapitiya, the longtime Facebook executive who now runs The Social + Capital Partnership.
Glenn Beck thinks the television industry as we know it is dying, but that's not why he left it to start his own digital network, The Blaze. He's making a lot more money now than he did at Fox News, but that wasn't it either. He left to save his soul.
Laugh tracks have fallen into disrepute lately, but there's a reason they exist in the first place: They make jokes feel funnier. Anyone who's ever called a buddy during overtime and screamed "Are you watching this?" or wondered whyShow More Summary
Two years ago, the conventional wisdom in the newspaper business said people wouldn’t pay for online news. By a year ago at this time, the consensus had shifted, largely thanks to the success of The New York Times’s new metered paywall for its website. The new conventional wisdom: People will pay, as long as you [...]