• Newsprint Costs Jump in June (E&P)
    The newsprint industry's June statistics suggest that prices will soon rise.
  • Fox Says It Won't Accept Ads for Its Special on 9/11 Attacks (NYT)
    Fox has decided not to accept any ads or program sponsorships for its coverage of the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
  • AOL: It's Miller Time (NY Post)
    AOL Time Warner is close to signing Jon Miller, a former senior exec for USA Interactive, to replace Bob Pittman as the America Online chief executive, sources said yesterday.
  • Ziff Davis Prepares For Bankruptcy (AdAge.com)
    By the end of the week it's likely that troubled tech publisher Ziff Davis Media will know if its financial restructuring will take the neater form of an out-of-court agreement or a prepackaged plan of a chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Havas Revenue Drops (Guardian UK)
    International firm calls market “difficult.”
  • Can AOL Keep Its Subscribers in a New World of Broadband? (NYT)
    Is America Online's subscriber base about to peak? For its owner, AOL Time Warner, most of the concern last week that drove its stock below $9 a share for a day revolved around the precipitous decline in the company's online advertising, and a government inquiry into the accounting for some of those ads.
  • IBM To Shift Ad Budgets (CNET)
    More targeted approach is sought.
  • Newspapers Own Half Of Top 20 News Sites (E&P)
    Half of the top 20 news Web sites in the U.S. during the month of June were affiliated with newspapers, up from seven in May, according to statistics from Nielsen/NetRatings.
  • New Oscar Date Thickens the Plot (LATimes)
    A February show could mean a shortened ad season. Then again, studios might start campaigns earlier.
  • AOL CEO Defends Advertising Accounting Methods (AdAge.com)
    News that the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into AOL Time Warner accounting practices overshadowed all else in its quarterly earnings conference call with analysts today.
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