• 2 Executives Quit Young & Rubicam (New York Times)
    Two top executives in New York are leaving the Young & Rubicam division of the WPP Group, with no future plans announced.
  • Your Message Here, in a Flash (New York Times)
    New electronic-paper billboards, which rotate ads like a screensaver cycling through images on a computer screen, may one day replace traditional billboards.
  • New Daytime Show Is Part Soap, Part Talk (AP)
    A half-dozen women gather in a house to help each other improve their lives, all the while being filmed for television.
  • Consumers More Upbeat in August-Survey (Reuters)
    U.S. consumer confidence improved strongly in August as Americans pinned their hopes on brighter economic times ahead, a survey published on Tuesday showed.
  • Proposed Hispanic Media Merger Is Under Fire (Washington Post)
    The proposed merger between the nation's largest Hispanic television network and radio chain has drawn the usual antitrust scrutiny that accompanies every major media union. However, Univision Communication Inc.'s $3 billion bid to buy Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. is not just any merger, thanks to the participants - it has spurred considerable political debate and hit ethnic hot buttons as well.
  • MTV Sets Trial Launch of MTV Magazine (Reuters)
    Cable television channel MTV said on Friday it aims to rock the print publishing world with a two-issue trial run of a new publication, MTV Magazine.
  • Black Days for US Media (Media Guardian)
    While millions of north Americans struggled to make do without electricity, advertisers were also left powerless.
  • Vivendi Entertains Three Bids for Assets (AP)
    Vivendi Universal will decide between bids from NBC, Liberty Media Corp. and a group headed by former Seagram Co. executive Edgar Bronfman for the sale of its entertainment assets.
  • In Thursday's Crisis, Radio was King Again (Detroit Free Press)
    Radio, the first mass broadcast medium, reassumed its dominance Thursday when power failed in the Detroit metro area.
  • TV Networks Toy with Short Movies for Fall (Reuters)
    Television networks are devising new short programs for the coming seasons, a vehicle that media watchers say could become central to commercial advertising formats in the next few years.
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