Journalism, Media & Advertising

Popular U.S. Tabloids in Trouble? American Media Inc., Publisher of The National Enquirer, Star, Plans to File for Bankruptcy Protection in 2 Weeks

After years of dishing tales of celebrity folly and misfortune, The National Enquirer's publisher has fallen on hard times of its own.

Li to Launch in Hong Kong on now TV

Kristin Brzoznowski World Screen 27.10.2010
Li to Launch in Hong Kong on now TV

Li TV International is continuing its Asian rollout with a new launch on now TV in Hong Kong.


Associated Press monitors CNN since dropping service

Michael Calderone Yahoo! News 18.09.2010
Associated Press monitors CNN since dropping service

CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton told staff in June that the network was dropping its contract with the Associated Press and would provide its audience with content that is "distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own." But the AP ha...

Confidence in Hong Kong media climbs to post-handover high

Public confidence in Hong Kong's media climbed to its highest level since the city reverted to Chinese rule in 1997, a survey released Wednesday found.


Hong Kong media mogul sees Taiwan as springboard to China

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai said Tuesday Taiwan was set to be the "centre of cultural production" for the Greater China market as he gears up for the launch of his TV channels on the island.

Advertiser Pays in Hong Kong

Billing World 17.08.2010
Advertiser Pays in Hong Kong

3 Hong Kong and UK-based mobile video content distributor, Swanbay, have made real the concept of advertising-supported mobile content.


News Corp sells controlling stake in China TV channels

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said on Monday it will sell control of its three Chinese TV channels to a fund backed by China's No.2 media company, in a pullback from the market after years of difficulty.

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Carmela Menashe won the Israeli EMT Prize for her performance in covering national defense affairs for the Kol Yisrael radio station * Hereby is a paper I submitted to the october 1999 biennial international conference of the IUS, Baltimore, MD *


China taps celebs to star in image-boosting commercials

China has hired a New York advertising agency to create promotional commercials starring celebrities such as basketball superstar Yao Ming and pianist Lang Lang in a bid to boost its image abroad.

New online business model will succeed, says Rupert Murdoch

NEWS Corp chief Rupert Murdoch said Apple would sell more than 40 million iPads by 2012 as he flagged plans to put content on more tablet devices.


Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas may get statue in museum

Ahead of her 90th birthday, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who resigned following her offensive remarks against Israel, may be getting a statue in her honor at the Arab American National Museum in Michigan.

Harman Agrees to Buy Newsweek Magazine From Washington Post. The price: 1 USD.

Sidney Harman, the founder of Harman International Industries Inc. (the Harman Kardon and JBL brands maker), agreed to buy Newsweek magazine from Washington Post, ending a three-month bidding process for the money-losing publication.


HK advertising agencies win international awards

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Rita Lau has congratulated Leo Burnett Hong Kong and Grey Hong Kong for winning 10 awards, including two gold awards, at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

Brazil's Omo Uses GPS to Follow Consumers Home With Prizes

Laurel Wentz Advertising Age 01.08.2010
Brazil's Omo Uses GPS to Follow Consumers Home With Prizes

Unilever's Omo detergent is adding an unusual ingredient to its two-pound detergent box in Brazil: a GPS device that allows its promotions agency Bullet to track shoppers and follow them to their front doors.


Hong Kong's Asia Television suspends CEO

Steven Schwankert The Hollywood Reporter 16.07.2010
Hong Kong's Asia Television suspends CEO

Hong Kong free-to-air broadcast Asia Television Ltd. suspended CEO Nancy Hu from her post, following a board decision Tuesday, Hong Kong media reported.

CNN Editor Fired for Saying She Has "Respect" for Hezbollah Cleric

Mediaite reports that CNN has fired senior editor of Middle East affairs Octavia Nasr. As Daniel Halper pointed out the other day, Nasr wrote on Twitter on July 4 that she was "sad" to hear of the death of Hezbollah's Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadla...


Pentagon tightens media rules for military

ANNE GEARAN Yahoo! News 05.07.2010
Pentagon tightens media rules for military

Military officials will need Pentagon clearance for interviews and other dealings with reporters, according to an order from Defense Secretary Robert Gates not long after the top general in Afghanistan was fired for his comments in a magazine arti...

China launches global 24-hour English TV news

The news agency run by China's ruling Communist Party launched a global English-language television channel Thursday as part of efforts to expand its influence abroad.


Rupert Murdoch Offers Freebies in Pursuit of Paywall Readers

Matthew Campbell Bloomberg.com 18.06.2010
Rupert Murdoch Offers Freebies in Pursuit of Paywall Readers

The Times, the London newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., is offering free tickets to Toy Story 3 or the chance of a weekend at the Grosvenor Hotel in Dorset to persuade readers to pay for news online.

Fugitive TV tycoon denounces Venezuela's Chavez

Esteban Israel Reuters 16.06.2010
Fugitive TV tycoon denounces Venezuela's Chavez

The fugitive boss of Venezuela's opposition Globovision television station accused socialist President Hugo Chavez on Monday of ordering his arrest to stifle his criticism of the government.



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