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  • Elections, Debra Messing And TV News in TV Watch on 06/13/2016

    For the most part, TV is becoming all Trump, all the time -- to the consternation of conservatives and liberals alike. There is cognitive dissonance -- and there is lazy reporting. And then there is Debra Messing's Detective Laura Diamond.

  • Will Trump Voters Be Trumped By GOP Establishment? in MediaDailyNews on 03/03/2016

    At issue is the fear that Donald Trump, who has racked up 10 primary victories, and isn't owned by lobbyists and big donors, will be uncontrollable. However, love him or hate him, his supporters are Americans who legally voted.

  • The Press Should Be A Watchdog, Not Spinmeisters in MediaDailyNews on 02/03/2016

    The founders envisioned the press as a watchdog. When it becomes an attack dog, shilling for one candidate or subverting realities in favor of election drama, it fails to protect the public or fulfill its charge.

  • AMI, Weinstein Co. Team For Cross-Platform Shows in MediaDailyNews on 12/21/2015

    American Media, which publishes celebrity and lifestyle magazines, is teaming with the Weinstein Company to develop original TV, film and digital efforts. Stephen Land, chief executive of Jupiter Entertainment, along with AMI's Dylan Howard, will handle distribution and production.

  • TV: Wasteland And Wonder in TV Watch on 11/24/2015

    TV comes in for its share of bashing, since channel surfing can be a soul-crushing experience. But there is also intelligent, sophisticated fare worthy of attention.

  • Former Spotify Exec To Huffington Post CEO in MediaDailyNews on 08/06/2015

    The Huffington Post's expansion includes a new CEO: Jared Grusd. Previously, he was global head of corporate development at Spotify and a former AOL executive.

  • Clear Channel Outdoor Taps McCuin As Sales President in MediaDailyNews on 07/28/2015

    Clear Channel Outdoor Americas has named Bob McCuin as president of sales. He is in charge of the company's long-term growth in both national and local markets.

  • Streaming Snarky: The Social Smartness Of 'Schmidt'  in TV Watch on 07/27/2015

    Snarky humor that doubles as social commentary is an art form. One of the high priestesses of the genre is Tina Fey, who has unleashed another wacky, but on-point sitcom, "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

  • Gannett Splits Broadcasting, Print Divisions, As 'USA Today' Publisher Exits in MediaDailyNews on 06/08/2015

    Per board approval, Gannett is finalizing the creation of two publicly traded companies: a broadcasting and digital company named TEGNA, which includes 46 TV stations, and the new Gannett, which retains the name Gannett Co., Inc. and includes its publishing properties and affiliated digital assets. As part of the split, Larry Kramer, president/publisher of 'USA Today,' is leaving the newspaper.

  • Time Inc, Telemundo Partner For TV Home Show  in MediaDailyNews on 04/07/2015

    Time Inc has dived into the Spanish-language TV arena, in collaboration with Telemundo, a division of NBCU. Debuting April 11, "SOS: Salva Mi Casa," ("SOS: Save My House"), follows real families in various stages of design makeovers - from nurseries to offices.

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