Tweet from CBS Evening News correspondent and Sunday anchor: Was scheduled to interview Jameis Winston at 12:30. @floridastate tried to put restrictions on interview topics at last minute. We said no. — Jeff Glor (@jeffglor) December 15, 2013 A PR man’s take: I disagree with Jameis Winston's current media strategy. Putting restrictions on interviews raises … Read More
No doubt some in Washington will think the Dept. of Justice let Gannett off easy in order to close its purchase of Belo by requiring the companies divest KMOV-TV, Belo's CBS affiliate, in St. Louis next year. KMOV-TV, Belo's CBS affiliate and KSDK, Gannett's NBC affiliate are the top two stations in the market. Show More Summary
It's not surprising or controversial when large events come with product tie-ins--commemorative Olympics swag and the like. But attempting to commercialize a national tragedy is crass; I thought this when hawkers surrounded Ground Zero post-September 11, peddling Twin Towers sculptures and t-shirts. Show More Summary
The sugar rush of last year’s Summer Olympics and political spend has given way to the inevitable crash, as third quarter advertising expenditures were down significantly from Q3 2012. According to a new report from Kantar Media, overall Q3 TV spend dipped 6 percent to $17.2 billion on unfavorable comparisons to the year ago July-September period. Show More Summary
Nearly 40 years ago, Newsweek lodged these complaints against newspaper bosses:
Radhika Jones, executive editor, Time magazine: “But isn’t it still the case that it’s extremely hard to know who to support in Syria?”
85 percent of professionally reported accountability news comes from newspapers, but I have heard guesses from credible sources that go as high as 95 percent - Alex S. Jones, Losing the News The Wall Street Journal last week dropped a searing three-part series that ended Saturday on how the Veterans Administration lobotomized at least 1,930 returning World War II veterans...