• The Balance of Media Power Is Poised to Change (NYT)
    If all goes according to plan, 2003 will be the most important year in the tenure of Michael K. Powell as head of the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Moody's sees pain ahead for ad-driven media (Reuters)
    Several factors may come together in 2003 that may slow down or halt improvements in the performance of advertising driven media, says Moody's Investors Service.
  • Away on Business: Sky's the limit for in-flight magazines (Reuters)
    In-flight magazines were once the Rodney Dangerfields of publishing -- they got no respect, as the comedian would say. But now both readers and advertisers alike are sitting up and taking notice.
  • Popular Pop-Ups? (IAR)
    Orbitz tries to make the Net's most hated ad format more effective by adding a little fun -- and providing a trip to its site.
  • NBC, in Surprise, Re-Signs 'Friends' Cast (AP)
    NBC's six "Friends" aren't breaking up yet. The network announced a surprise agreement to keep the top-rated comedy on the air for another season.
  • HBO Dominates Golden Globe Nominations for TV (Reuters)
    HBO dominated the field of Golden Globe contenders for television awards on Thursday as the premium cable network grabbed 26 nominations, including best-series bids for all four of its signature shows.
  • New Leaders Emerge in Media After Stormy 2002 (Reuters)
    Aging executives, troubled businesses and the emergence of new technologies have set the stage in 2003 for a sea change among the top management of the world's five largest media companies.
  • Lott Interview Swells BET Audience (AP)
    A Black Entertainment Television interview with Sen. Trent Lott drew 830,000 viewers, nearly doubling the channel's usual audience for the time slot.
  • Ford Targets Rich Gay Market for Jaguar Cars (Reuters)
    In a rare move by one of Detroit's Big Three automakers, Ford Motor Co. announced on Tuesday a U.S. advertising campaign aimed at pitching Jaguar cars to gay buyers, noting the group's wealth and taste for luxury goods.
  • Study: Network News Ignores Hispanics (AP)
    The booming U.S. Hispanic population has yet to be reflected in the news reports of the major broadcast networks and CNN, a new study shows.
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