Comcastrophe:: Comcast/NBC Ruling

Today, the Federal Communications Commission grants—with conditions and enforceable commitments approval of the assignment and transfer of control of broadcast, satellite, and other radio licenses from General Electric Company (GE) to Comcast Corporation. The approval will allow GE and Comcast to create a joint venture involving NBC Universal, Inc. (NBCU) and Comcast. Some critics such […]

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The New Orleans Saints’ victory over Indianapolis in the Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people

The New Orleans Saints’ victory over Indianapolis in the Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of “M-A-S-H” to become the most-watched program in U.S. television history, the Nielsen Co. said Monday. Compelling story lines involving the city of New Orleans and its ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina […]

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Studies show that 74% of adults still read the newspaper

Three-quarters (74%) of U.S. adults, or nearly 171 million people, read a newspaper — in print or online — during the past week. This is according to the latest Integrated Newspaper Audience (INA)* finding from Scarborough Research, the audience ratings measurement service for the newspaper industry. The company examined newspaper readership in its recently released […]

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Bloomberg buys Business Week

By Stephanie Clifford, New York Times Bloomberg LP is the winning bidder for McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek. Bloomberg’s interest signals a wider journalistic ambition at the company, where the publishing side is known for its financial focus and financial readers. Despite some award-winning journalism, after 80 years, BusinessWeek had become a drag on parent company’s McGraw-Hill’s books. […]

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