Friday, February 1, 2013

Phyllis Fine, February 1, 2013, 3:13 PM
  • NBC News Prez Capus Leaves NetworkThe Hollywood Reporter

    NBC News President Steve Capus is leaving after more than seven years in the position, which makes him "the longest-tenured network news president in an industry that has been roiled by change," writes Marisa Guthrie. Capus, who was with NBC News for two decades, "was known to have been rankled by the shakeup last summer that put [Patricia] Fili-Krushel in the management structure above him," according to Guthrie. Read the whole story...

  • CNET Loses Deal In Fallout From CBS-Dish FightNew York Times

    CNET will no longer partner with The Consumer Electronics Association for the Best of CES Awards, the association announced in a "stern rebuke to CNET... two weeks after CNET’s parent company, the CBS Corporation, prohibited the Web site’s editors from giving an award" to Dish's Hopper, writes Brian Stelter. CBS is in the middle of a lawsuit with Dish over the product, which "allows users to automatically skip all the ads on prime-time network television shows." Read the whole story...

  • Manhattan Media Sells Weekly PapersNew York Post

    Manhattan Media has sold its stable of weekly New York City papers -- including Our Town and The Westsider -- to Straus News, which publishes nine weekly papers "on the New York-Pennsylvania-New Jersey borders," writes Keith Kelly. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read the whole story...

  • 'New Yorker' To Debut Science/Tech, Business Web SectionsAdweek

    The New Yorker will launch two Web verticals -- one on business, the other on science and technology -- in the next few months. Heading up the science/tech channel will be Matt Buchanan, hired away from Buzz Feed FWD -- a move from new-media brand to old, established one, which is a twist on the usual direction these days. Read the whole story...

  • Why The Super Bowl Is Just Super HypeOnline Media Daily

    Are Super Bowl ads just a way to "interrupt an otherwise perfectly good football game," as George Simpson claims here?  A different take (little grumpy, but insightful) on Sunday's ad extravaganza. (We're catching you up on this item, mistakenly left out of today's MDN.) Read the whole story...