• Ex-Editor at Gannett Chain Is to Lead USA Today (New York Times)
    USA Today, the Gannett Company flagship jolted by revelations of fabrications and plagiarism, yesterday named as its new editor Kenneth A. Paulson, the executive director of the First Amendment Center and a former top editor at the chain.
  • WPP Q1 Revenues Rise in Ad Spending Upturn (Reuters)
    WPP Group, the world's third-largest advertising company, posted double-digit quarterly revenue gains in virtually every region on Friday as most of its top clients boosted their marketing budgets.
  • Cablevision Systems Unveils New Structure for Spin-Off (Reuters)
    Cablevision Systems Corp., operator of the largest cable system in the metropolitan New York area, said on Thursday that the company it plans to spin off later this year will have three divisions.
  • UK's Pearson Bullish as FT Ads Rebound (Reuters)
    British media group Pearson said on Friday its trading prospects were the best in three years, with advertising finally bouncing back at the Financial Times, its flagship newspaper.
  • Smaller Media Deals Likely (Los Angeles Times)
    Analysts say the collapse of Comcast's bid for Disney may mark the close of an era of mega-mergers.
  • Bigger Drives for TV Recorders (CNET)
    Hard drive makers are thinking out of the box when it comes to digital video recorders.
  • TV Says Technology Won't Hurt Networks (AP)
    Cable, computer games and the Internet have cut into network television's audience, and now technology that lets viewers skip commercials has some fearing a hit to ad revenues - but don't write off the networks yet, top media executives said Wednesday.
  • NFL Names Former GM Exec To Lead Marketing Efforts (AdAge)
    The National Football League will name Phil Guarascio, General Motors Corp.'s former advertising and media czar, to head its marketing, sales and advertising divisions, the league said.
  • L.A. Times Taps Michael Kinsley as Editorial Editor (Reuters)
    Michael Kinsley, a former editor of the New Republic and the founding editor of the on-line magazine Slate, has been named editorial editor of the Los Angeles Times in a series of changes that also sees replacement of the paper's state news editor.
  • U.S. Protests Broadcasts by Arab Channels (New York Times)
    The Bush administration, frustrated by what it calls "inflammatory" reports by Arabic television channels, has in recent days protested to foreign government officials, confronted Arab news executives and put together a list of supposed abuses.
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