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  • Sony Considers Internet Rival to Cable TV (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/16/2011 3:14:58 PM PST · by abb · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16, 2011 | Sam Schechner
    Sony Corp. is considering launching an Internet-based alternative to cable-TV service, people familiar with the situation said, posing the latest threat to the cable and satellite operators that dominate pay TV. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company has approached several big media companies to negotiate the rights to offer their TV channels over the Web in the U.S., the people said. Sony is proposing to beam the channels over Internet connections to Sony-made devices, including PlayStation gaming consoles, TV sets and Blu-ray players, the people said. Sony has sold about 18.1 million PlayStation 3 consoles in the U.S. alone, according...
  • Departures Unsettle Newsweek (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/15/2011 11:27:12 AM PST · by abb · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek was jolted by three high-level departures on Monday, a sign that the merger a year ago with The Daily Beast has left the magazine deeply unsettled. The upheaval hit the challenged advertising sales unit and the newsroom, where the editing and reporting ranks are straining under Tina Brown’s high-pressure management style. The executive editor, Edward Felsenthal, who has been with Ms. Brown since The Daily Beast first went online in 2008, handed in his resignation on Monday. He was joined by Tom Weber, the managing editor who started at Newsweek in January. The publisher, Ray Chelstowski, was fired. His...
  • US schools sell ad space on report cards

    11/14/2011 5:08:18 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    US schools sell ad space on report cards AAP November 15, 2011 9:07AM FACED with stinging budget cuts, a county school board in Colorado is selling advertising space on report cards to help make ends meet. Jefferson County Public Schools expects to make $US90,000 ($A87,000) over three years from Collegeinvest, a college savings plan, for the 5cm ads on report cards issued by its 91 primary schools. That seems like a drop in the bucket for the school board, which last year slashed its spending by $US40 million in the face of reduced state and federal government support and a...
  • Newsweek, Mired in Red Ink, Cancels Longtime Political Series (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/14/2011 4:10:35 PM PST · by abb · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 14, 2011 | Jeremy W. Peters
    It has been one of Newsweek’s signature ventures and a staple of American political journalism since 1984. Every presidential election season, the magazine detached a small group of reporters from their daily jobs for a year to travel with the presidential candidates and document their every internal triumph and despair — all under the condition that none of it was to be printed until after the election. Then two days after Election Day, the sum of their reporters’ work would appear in the magazine. But the ambitious undertaking, known inside the magazine simply as “the project,” is no more. Newsweek,...
  • It’s Just A TV Commercial – But What A Beautiful Family Message….

    11/14/2011 8:42:37 AM PST · by sussex · 13 replies
    The Aged ^ | 12/09/11 | The Aged P
    In 90 seconds this advertisement says more about love and family than a regiment of pundits could ponticate about in a thousand books….
  • Meet Porter Stansberry, the fraudster behind ominous "NewAmerica3" ads

    11/09/2011 9:16:11 AM PST · by martosko · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Steven Nelson
    Many television viewers encounter strange, disjointed ads promoting The ads plead with viewers to visit the website, where the narrator promises a Nostradamus-like offering of dire prophecies for the future. What most viewers don’t know is that the man behind the ad has been found liable in the past for defrauding investors. Meet Frank Porter Stansberry. In 2003 the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint against him for peddling false information to subscribers of his financial newsletter. The name of his company at the time was Pirate Investor.
  • Layoffs at the (New York) Daily News (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/05/2011 3:29:15 AM PDT · by abb · 69 replies
    Capital New York ^ | November 4, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    Layoffs have come to the Daily News. Since this morning, staffers to be laid off have been getting called into a conference room to meet with senior vice president of human-resources Jeff Zomper. They're being told the layoffs are part of a "downsizing" operation at the paper. The layoffs aren't yet complete, (The New York Observer and the New York Post are putting the total number at 10); we've confirmed the names of a few of those who've been laid off so far. Bob Kappstatter, a 43-year veteran of the paper who just turned 68, was one of them. "It's...
  • New round of belt-tightening (layoffs) at L.A. Times (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/03/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies
    LA Observed ^ | November 3, 2011 | Kevin Roderick
    According to a couple of independent newsroom sources, Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton called meetings on Wednesday to inform affected people that the design, news operations and web operations staffs would be combined into one department, along with at least some of the copy editors. The merging would take place by the end of January and lead to 10-20 layoffs, the sources say. One of the sources said there's also new talk of combining sections to save money.
  • Newsweek, Daily Beast together have lost about $30 million (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/31/2011 12:20:56 PM PDT · by abb · 19 replies
    Poynter Online ^ | October 31, 2011 | Jim Romenesko
    Tina Brown says The Daily Beast website is on track to be profitable this year, but Lucia Moses points out that getting the combined NewsBeast into the black by early 2013 — Daily Beast backer Barry Diller insists that’s possible — will be a daunting task. “If that task takes years and Newsweek can’t find a way to regain the relevance weekly newsmagazines have lost since the explosion of news on the Internet, then Diller and Jane Harman, Sidney Harman’s widow, could reach the point where they finally decide to cut bait,” she writes. “The idea that NewsBeast could ever...
  • Cablevision loses pay-TV customers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/29/2011 3:41:35 AM PDT · by abb · 23 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 28, 2011 | David Gelles
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Cablevision, the cable operator servicing New York and the north-east US, reported a loss of pay-television customers but a gain in high-speed internet customers, mirroring Thursday’s results from competitor Time Warner Cable. Revenues were up 8 per cent from a year earlier at $1.67bn, but organic growth was nearly flat. Revenues from pay-television services were up despite a loss in subscribers in the past three months. Cablevision added new internet customers, generating revenues from the segment with the addition of a new broadband operator. “Broadband results, increasingly the cornerstone service for all cable operators,...
  • Herman Cain radio ad: "I approved this message, but Obama doesn't." [vanity]

    10/26/2011 9:41:41 AM PDT · by martosko · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Sounds a bit bare bones to me — like he might be running for County Commissioner somewhere. Maybe that works? I don’t know. There’s also the interesting concept of running national radio ads — rather than targeting them to, say, Iowa. The theory is that raising Cain’s national name ID raises his national poll numbers. This, in turn, will generate momentum, positive press, and — most important — and boost fundraising. So far, this unconventional strategy has worked for Cain. The question is whether or not it will continue to work.
  • OWN 'Not Panicking' After Lackluster 'Rosie' Launch, Needs a Hit Soon (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/19/2011 10:17:00 AM PDT · by abb · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2011 | Meaghan Murphy
    Rosie O’Donnell is not exactly the savior Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network was hoping for. Despite appearing on the cover of Winfrey’s O magazine and constant promotion on the Discovery Channel network, the October 10 premiere of “The Rosie Show” on OWN produced less than half a million viewers, while “Oprah’s Lifeclass” did even worse, attracting just 333,000 viewers. And both shows lost viewers the night after their premieres, with “The Rosie Show” dropping more than 36 percent, to 317,000 viewers the following Tuesday, while “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” also dropped to just 279,000 viewers. But even with the lackluster ratings, OWN...
  • Peacock looking plucked as NBC cancels shows (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/18/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT · by abb · 84 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 16, 2011 | Johnathan Storm
    The Peacock is looking like a bedraggled starling at the start of its first fall TV season in Comcast's nest. Three weeks in, overall viewership, according to the Nielsen Co., is up at CBS and Fox, and down less than 1 percent at ABC, vs. year-ago numbers. But at NBC, it's down 6 percent. More ominous: Despite a new entertainment boss and a large bump in spending on program development, NBC has seen the average viewership of its five new series drop a stunning 28 percent from levels achieved by last year's five new series in the first three weeks...
  • Gannett Co. Inc. Earnings: Four Straight Quarters of Profit Drops (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/17/2011 12:51:33 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    WallStCheatSheet ^ | October 17, 2011 | Derek Hoffman
    S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) reported its results for the third quarter. Gannett is an international news and information company operating mainly in the realms of publishing, digital and broadcasting. Results: Net income for the publisher fell to $99.8 million (41 cents per share) vs. $101.4 million (42 cents per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 1.6% from the year earlier quarter. Revenue: Fell 3.5% to $1.27 billion from the year earlier quarter. Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: GCI reported adjusted net income of 44 cents per share. By that measure, the company fell...
  • Bloodbath at The Palm Beach Post! 20+ Workers Laid Off (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/16/2011 3:56:42 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | October 14, 2011 | Jose Lambiet
    The Palm Beach Post, privately held by an Atlanta family with three members on the Forbes 400 richest Americans, is laying off “more than 20″ employees today, according to a memo exclusively obtained by Gossip Extra. The Palm Beach Post In an email sent an hour ago to the entire company in West Palm Beach, Publisher Tim Burke made it clear more layoffs could come soon as the newspaper’s umbrella company, Cox Newspapers, continues to contract during the economic downturn. Today’s unexpected cuts from a staff that’s already stretched thin include four newsroom workers, including two who work mainly for...
  • New York Times Plans Staff Reductions (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/13/2011 5:30:14 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    In the midst of a deteriorating advertising climate, The New York Times plans to eliminate up to 20 newsroom positions and seek additional savings in the business units, the company said Thursday. The reductions, described by the New York Times Company as a rebalancing, were announced to employees on Thursday morning. The company will seek volunteers for buyouts in The Times newsroom, Jill Abramson, the paper’s executive editor, said in a memo to the staff, adding that no newsroom employee would be laid off. She said there would be “fewer than 20” buyouts. The Times will also seek to cut...
  • Layoffs follow pay cut at Poynter’s St. Petersburg Times (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/10/2011 7:58:04 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    Poynter Online ^ | October 10, 2011 | Julie Moos
    When he announced a recent 5 percent pay cut for staff and change in severance payments, St. Petersburg Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash said the cost-cutting “will likely include further job reductions,” and now it has. In a memo to staff, executive editor Neil Brown acknowledged that layoffs at the Poynter-owned paper had started. “The economy affords us no guarantees,” Brown wrote, “but we hope to wrap up these staffing decisions by the middle of October.” We’ve been told about eight people who were laid off, but have confirmed only three. The full memo follows. From Neil Brown to...
  • END TIMES: LA Times Employee Predicts Paper Online-Only In 3 Years (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/27/2011 12:26:34 PM PDT · by abb · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | September 26, 2011 | Noah Davis
    Ed Padgett knows a thing or two about printing newspapers. For the last 39 years, he has been working as a pressman at the Los Angeles Times. In the near future, he could be out of a job. "[The management is] expecting a really bad fourth quarter. The senior vice president told us we’ve got three years more of printing the hard copy Times before they shut it down. Our plant manager says five years," he told The Frying Pan. A LAT spokeswoman said that there were no plans to cease publication of the print product, but you would not...
  • Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/26/2011 5:43:49 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2011 | Brooks Barnes and Brian Stelter
    DreamWorks Animation, the company behind successful movie franchises like “Madagascar” and “Shrek,” said it had completed a deal to pump its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing a less lucrative pact with HBO. The Netflix accord, which analysts estimate is worth $30 million per picture to DreamWorks over an unspecified period of years, is billed by the companies as the first time a major Hollywood supplier has chosen Web streaming over pay television. It is also a bet by Jeffrey Katzenberg, the animation studio’s chief executive, that consumers in the near future will not distinguish between the two. “We...
  • Layoffs at Viacom - Cuts hitting across company (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/23/2011 10:58:49 AM PDT · by abb · 20 replies
    Adweek ^ | September 23, 2011` | Katie Feola
    Viacom employees have been hit with a round of layoffs, Adweek has learned. Pink slips were handed down Thursday afternoon. A Viacom spokesperson confirmed the cuts, and said that the downsizing primarily took place within the media conglomerate’s music group, which includes MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo. A number of departments within the music group were affected, including digital, consumer marketing, and on-air promotions. Outside of the music group, cuts were made in affiliate marketing, an area that supports BET Networks and Viacom Media Networks, which counts Comedy Central and Nickelodeon among its holdings. The downsizing took place the same...