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GateHouse parent buys T&G — and its parent chain

A huge newspaper deal was announced late this afternoon. The parent company of GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York, which has been on the march since emerging from bankruptcy last year, is buying out Halifax Media Media Group of Daytona Beach, Florida. Locally, the acquisition greatly expands GateHouse’s footprint in the central part of the state: […]

Jay Leno’s Decision to Cancel on Newtown Group Sparks Further Outrage

Media Matters For America has a good summary of the social media and MSM blowback sparked by Jay Leno‘s decision to cancel out of commitment with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSFF). The former Tonight Show host was set to...Show More Summary

KABC GM Announces Retirement

Arnold Kleiner, longtime GM of Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC, has announced he’s retiring at the end of January 2015. Kleiner has been GM of KABC since February 1996. “I’ve been so lucky to have had such a long and rewarding career in the television business,” Kleiner said in a statement. Show More Summary

Fire it Up | Gong Time | Wise Choice

FishbowlDC: The Washington Post has a brand new Kindle app. See? We told you the paper would be fine. AgencySpy: We would love to have a portable gong like the one in this new ad for Steak n Shake. Every time someone said something we...Show More Summary

TCM to Remember Award-Winning Filmmaker Mike Nichols on December 6

Evening to Include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967)

GateHouse Media parent to buy Halifax Media

Just announced: TO: GateHouse Media and LMG Employees FROM: Kirk Davis, CEO, GateHouse Media LLC RE: Halifax Media Asset Purchase Agreement Announcement DATE: November 20, 2014 I’m pleased to announce that New Media Investment Group Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Halifax Media Group. The sale is expected … Read More

Only Cable Networks, PBS, Telelmundo, and Univision Broadcasting President’s Address on Immigration Live

With the major networks apparently too busy tonight with The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and The Biggest Loser, only PBS, Telemundo, Univision and the cable networks (CNN, MSNBC and Fox News) will be broadcasting President Barack...Show More Summary

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, Nov. 19

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | CNN: 112 | MSNBC: 79 | HLN: 95 Primetime: FNC: 443 | CNN: 137 | MSNBC: 138 | HLN: 118 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 213 TheFive: 275 Baier: 370 Greta: 484 O’ReiShow More Summary

Charlie Brown Is Back In The Spectacular Trailer For The New CGI 'Peanuts' Movie

Fox Family Entertainment released a full-length trailer for its upcoming "Peanuts" movie, scheduled to hit theaters in November 2015. The clip features a dream sequence where Snoopy engages in a spectacular aerial chase with the infamous...Show More Summary

If Sharyl Attkisson's Such A Fair Reporter, Why Is Right-Wing Media Defending Her?

Since former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson revealed herself to be an anti-Obama conservative-leaning reporter, the Media Research Center has had her back, defending her by ignoring the shoddy nature of her reporting. Which raises...Show More Summary

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations

Photo credit: Associated Press It is a remarkable thing to see: The collapsing reputation of a star who has been part of American life for more than half a century. A month ago, Bill Cosby was a comedic and sociological icon; now his career is in shambles. A Netflix special on him will not be shown; NBC won't move...

CPI has a wall of shame for no-commenters

Public officials and flaks who stonewall reporters, beware: Your face might be the next added to this website. “____ couldn’t be reached,” a new Tumblr from the Center for Public Integrity, puts a spotlight on prominent officials and institutions that refuse to talk to news organizations for important stories. Show More Summary

Fox News Channel to Air ‘Killing Kennedy’

Fox News Channel will air the film “Killing Kennedy” on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 9 pm ET. The Emmy-nominated film, based on the book Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, originally aired on the National Geographic Channel and...Show More Summary

Re/code joins the list of news orgs cutting comments

Re/code Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg wrote on Thursday that comments are now gone from the site. We thought about this decision long and hard, since we do value reader opinion. But we concluded that, as social media has continued...Show More Summary

FOX Chicago Duopoly Names Norman Lee National Sales Manager

WFLD-WPWR has named Norman Lee National Sales Manager. This is a move within FOX Television Stations for Lee, who was a sales account executive at FOX Station Sales in New York. Before coming to FOX, he was an AE for HRP in Chicago.Show More Summary

Nostalgia For Times Gone, For the Camaraderie That Once Was, and the Loyalty That Still Is

In these days of musical chairs and institutional revolving doors, concepts such as loyalty to one's previous employer are at a premium. Not so with those who worked - or still work - at the New York Times. A longtime reporter for the...Show More Summary

Ayman Mohyeldin Moves to New York, Will Fill-In Anchor for MSNBC

NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin announced via Instagram an expanded role at the network, moving to New York where he will do fill-in anchoring at MSNBC, while also continuing in his role as foreign correspondent for NBC News: It’s...Show More Summary

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