Journalism, Media & Advertising

Illinois to study putting ads on license plates

Illinois is so hard up for money that it's studying the possibility of selling ads on state license plates.

Punny Airline Ad Offers “Fares Too Hard To Resist”

One airline that flies out of Detroit Metro Airport is trying to capitalize on the “sexting” scandal involving New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Oh la la! French ban the words 'Twitter' and 'Facebook' from being used on TV and radio news programmes

In a controversial move the French government has said that it will enforce a law so that the words 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' will not be allowed to be spoken on the television or on the radio.

First woman named top of New York Times

JEREMY W. PETERS The New York Times 03.06.2011
First woman named top of New York Times

Jill Abramson, a former investigative reporter who rose to prominence as a Washington correspondent and editor, will become the next executive editor of The New York Times, succeeding Bill Keller, who is stepping down to become a full-time writer ...

NYC judge allows lawsuit against Huffington Post

A judge on Tuesday refused to throw out a lawsuit by two Democratic political consultants who allege that The Huffington Post's founders stole the idea for the online news website from them.

Phone hacking: Sienna Miller accepts £100,000 from News of the World

Sienna Miller has accepted £100,000 compensation from the News of the World after it accepted unconditional liability for her phone-hacking claims.

Judith McGrath, Chief of MTV, Resigns

BILL CARTER The New York Times 06.05.2011
Judith McGrath, Chief of MTV, Resigns

MTV Networks announced Thursday that its chairman and chief executive, Judy McGrath, was resigning. The surprising change at the top comes at a time when MTV is riding a surge in both ratings for its programs and profits for its parent company, Vi...

New rules don't stop US newspaper circulation fall

MICHAEL LIEDTKE San Francisco Chronicle 04.05.2011
New rules don't stop US newspaper circulation fall

Circulation fell at most of the largest U.S. newspapers compared with a year ago, despite new rules that give publishers more flexibility to boost their totals.

Typo: MSNBC correspondent accidentally reports on Twitter that ‘Obama’ killed

In an attempt to release the news of Osama bin Laden’s death quickly late Sunday night, MSNBC correspondent Norah O’Donnell accidentally reported on Twitter that “Obama” had been “killed” instead.

CBS Reporter Lara Logan Recounts a ‘Merciless’ Sexual Assault in Egypt

Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak’s government fell in Cairo. Ms. Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in the square preparing a report for “60 Minutes...

Thomson Reuters overhauls news management team

Jennifer Saba and Kenneth Li Reuters 20.04.2011
Thomson Reuters overhauls news management team

Thomson Reuters Corp named Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and former Dow Jones Newswires President Paul Ingrassia to the new position of deputy editor-in-chief, one of four new hires brought in to overhaul its news operations.

NY Times and LA Times each win two Pulitzer Prizes

Michelle Nichols Yahoo! News Canada 19.04.2011
NY Times and LA Times each win two Pulitzer Prizes

The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times each won two coveted Pulitzer Prizes for journalism on Monday, and for the first time no award was given for breaking news coverage.

Glenn Beck Contemplates Starting Own Channel

BRIAN STELTER The New York Times 24.03.2011
Glenn Beck Contemplates Starting Own Channel

The possibility that Glenn Beck will exit the Fox News Channel at the end of the year has prompted a big question in media circles: if he leaves, how will he bring his considerable audience with him?

CNN Reporter Likens FOX News Correspondent To Dictator

"When you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from the dictatorship here. You don't expect it from the other journalists," CNN international correspondent Nic Robertson said of a FOX News reporter who claimed the Libyan govern...

BBC World Service to sign funding deal with US state department

The BBC World Service is to receive a "significant" sum of money from the US government to help combat the blocking of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China.

Report: Libya agrees to free NY Times journalists

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have said they will release four New York Times journalists who were captured during fighting in the eastern part of the country, the newspaper said Friday.

4 New York Times journalists missing in Libya

Chris Hawley Yahoo! Finance 17.03.2011
4 New York Times journalists missing in Libya

Four New York Times journalists covering the fighting in Libya were reported missing Wednesday, and the newspaper held out hope that they were alive and in the custody of the Libyan government.

Washington Post: We 'borrowed' material

The Washington Post liberally borrowed and duplicated material from the Arizona Republic earlier this March, according to an editor’s note from the paper’s website.

Senior journalist implicated in hacking scandal: BBC

The ongoing newspaper phone-hacking scandal intensified Monday after the BBC's Panorama programme accused a former senior journalist of hiring a private eye to illegally obtain army secrets.

Internet will soon be top choice to get news in America as it overtakes newspapers for first time

The rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the internet favourite for people seeking news, a report released today said.

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