• SEC Steps up Interpublic Accounting Probe
    Interpublic Group of Cos. (IPG), the world's second-largest owner of advertising agencies, said on Friday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has upgraded its informal probe of the company's accounting into a formal investigation.
  • Washington Post Reaches Deal With Dow Jones (Washington Post)
    The Washington Post and Dow Jones & Co. Inc., publishers of the Wall Street Journal, have struck a deal for Post stories to appear in the European and Asian versions of the Journal beginning within the month, The Post said.
  • Super Bowl Ad Rejected; Mayor Considers Legal Action (ESPN)
    Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Thursday he is considering legal action against the NFL after it refused to accept a Super Bowl commercial from the city's convention and visitors authority.
  • Miller Lite's 'Catfight' Ad Angers Some Viewers (USA TODAY)
    Beermakers have been criticized for "beer and babes" ads that depict women as sexual objects. But a new Miller Brewing TV spot is being compared to some of the most notorious beer ads of the past, such as Old Milwaukee's "Swedish Bikini Team."
  • CNN Chairman Isaacson Resigns (NYT)
    Walter Isaacson, chairman and C.E.O. of CNN, resigned yesterday, becoming the second key executive to leave AOL Time Warner in as many days.
  • Newspaper Outsiders Offer Tips for Websites (E&P)
    Our annual preview story on newspaper interactive media is typically an insular (narcissistic) affair. To avoid another therapy session, E&P turns outward to find out what non-newspaper folks think of the industry's Net efforts. What advice do experts from other fields have for us?
  • HBO Swears Off 'Sex' (Variety)
    HBO's "Sex and the City" will call it quits after the show's sixth season, with its final episode airing early next year.
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