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The A.M. Ticker: Huckabee, Comcast, Gibson - Posted November 13, 2014
With Fox News host Mike Huckabee eyeing a potential presidential run in 2016, the network is "evaluating his current status," reports Politico. Last week, FNC cut t... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Merger, Marquardt, Movie Marathon - Posted July 26, 2014
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is profiled in TIME about the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, which Roberts calls "a win for everyone." ABC News correspondent Alexander Marquar... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WH Probes CIA Press Leak | Katz, Lenfest Win Inquirer Bidding | New Abramson/NYT Details - Posted May 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WH Probes CIA Press Leak | Katz, Lenfest Win Inquirer Bidding | New Abramson/NYT Details - Posted May 28, 2014
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Six of 10 Highest Paid CEOs are in Media - Posted May 27, 2014
The AP and Equilar are out with the top 50 highest paid CEOs list. And it's quite possible you work for one of their companies, as six of the top 10 head media conglomerates, including: 2. ... [TVNewser]

The Film Industry Has a New Definition of PR - Posted April 29, 2014
Variety editorial director/longtime man-about-town Peter Bart has a problem with Hollywood's new communications strategy. What, you didn't realize that the major studios were ... [PRNewser]

CBS' Les Moonves Surprised by Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal - Posted February 13, 2014
CNBC's David Faber continues on the media beat today. In addition to his interview with his boss's boss's boss's boss, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, about the company'... [TVNewser]

Comcast, Twitter strike deal for innovative 'See It' feature - Posted October 9, 2013
Comcast and Twitter have struck a deal that will take the relationship between TV and the social service to another level. The companies are debuting "See It" in November for Comcast Xfinity TV customers. If a Twitter user discovers or sees a tweet about a TV show or movie, the "S... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The PM Ticker: Roberts, Weather, Young Viewers - Posted August 15, 2013
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts played a round of golf with President Obama on Martha's Vineyard, Deadline reports. Comcast owns NBCUniversal, and one of Roberts' top deputies is an Obama bundler. That said, the Comcast CEO himself is known to be more pragmatic in his political donations. ... [TVNewser]

Moguls, Journalists Descend On Sun Valley For Media/Technology Confab - Posted July 11, 2013
This week, the world's media, entertainment and technology moguls are converging on Sun Valley, Idaho for the annual Allen & Company shindig. What happens in Sun Valley usually stays in Sun Valley, but according to a number of reporters in attendance, we can glean a few things. For starters, CBS News anchor... [TVNewser]

Business News Channels Descend On The Cable Show In DC - Posted June 10, 2013
This year's National Cable and Telecommunications Association show, also called "The Cable Show," (the big trade show of the cable industry) is in Washington DC, and with the close access to America's political and business elite, every cable news channel will be represented. Most of the appearances will be on panels and... [TVNewser]

As Promised, Activists Criticize MSNBC at Comcast Shareholders Meeting - Posted May 16, 2013
As they promised they would, activists took aim at MSNBC at the Comcast shareholders meeting, forcing CEO Brian Roberts... [TVNewser]

Comcast To Acquire Full Control Of NBCUniversal - Posted February 12, 2013
Comcast will acquire control of 100% of NBCUniversal, buying General Electric's 49% stake in the company for $16.7 billion. Comcast will also acquire the property that GE has at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and at CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey for an additional $1.4 billion. By acquiring the property, it i... [TVNewser]

Fortune Throws a Book Party - Posted November 27, 2012
Last night Fortune threw a party to celebrate the release of Tap Dancing to Work, Warren Buffett on Practically Everything 1966 - 2012, which was written/edited by Carol Loom... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fortune Throws a Book Party - Posted November 27, 2012
Last night Fortune threw a party to celebrate the release of Tap Dancing to Work, Warren Buffett on Practically Everything 1966 - 2012, which was written/edited by Carol Loom... [FishbowlNY]

Nanny Accused of Fatally Stabbing Two Children of CNBC Executive - Posted October 25, 2012
[caption id="attachment_152019" align="alignright" width="390"] Crime scene tape stretches across 75th St at Columbus Ave.[/caption]New York City Police are investigating a brutal double murder on Manhattan's Upper West Side tonight. The New York Daily News ... [TVNewser]

These Are The Politicians Big Media PACs Donate Campaign Funds To - Posted August 20, 2012
Media companies are some of the most active companies in the country when it comes to lobbying politicians. A big part of lobbying is donating money to political campaigns. With the DNC and RNC right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to look and see which... [TVNewser]

Brian Roberts On The Comcast/NBC Relationship - Posted August 10, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek's latest edition is the "Interview Issue," and among those interviewed are Mitt Romney, Disney CEO ... [TVNewser]

CNBC Looks at the Future of TV - Posted May 6, 2012
As the TV networks, and increasingly online video networks, prepare to pitch their new shows to advertisers at the annual upfronts, CNBC is looking at the future of the industry. Monday night, CNBC's Media and Entertainment reporter Julia Boorstin... [TVNewser]

NBCUniversal, Comcast Pledge to Hire 1,000 Veterans As Part Of 'Hiring Our Heroes' Initiative - Posted March 28, 2012
NBCUniversal and Comcast have pledged to hire 1,000 veterans over three years as part of NBC News' "Hiring Our Heroes" initiative. "It's clear that the leaders of tomorrow are the youth of today, and there's no better youth of today than the people that have been fighting overseas and protecting our country,"... [TVNewser]

Media Moguls Don't Want to Tweet with Rupert Murdoch - Posted January 9, 2012
When Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter, there was a lot of talk about what he was going to say. Then, when he started tweeting, we all found ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Media Moguls Don't Want to Tweet with Rupert Murdoch - Posted January 9, 2012
When Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter, there was a lot of talk about what he was going to say. Then, when he started tweeting, we all found ... [FishbowlNY]

At CPJ Gala, Dan Rather Criticizes Corporate Media, While Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Promises Journalistic Independence For NBC News - Posted November 23, 2011
Last night the Committee to Protect Journalists held its annual gala at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. The bulk of the event was to honor journalists who risked their lives to cover the news, and along the way a few well-known faces showed ... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair Releases its Annual New Establishment List - Posted September 1, 2011
Vanity Fair has an updated New Establishment list debuting in today's October issue, so we thought we'd share some of it with you. Once again, Mark Zuckerberg grabs the top spot in a gathering of 50 "buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vanity Fair Releases its Annual New Establishment List - Posted September 1, 2011
Vanity Fair has an updated New Establishment list debuting in today's October issue, so we thought we'd share some of it with you. Once again, Mark Zuckerberg grabs the top spot in a gathering of 50 "buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneu... [FishbowlNY]

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Speaks Out on Bloomberg FCC Complaint, NBC News - Posted June 21, 2011
At a breakfast discussion hosted by Fortune, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts addressed the FCC complaint filed by Bloomberg TV, as well as his thoughts on the state of NBC News. Bloomberg filed a complaint with the FCC arguing that Comc... [TVNewser]

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts on NBCU's Olympic Bid: 'One of the most unique, stressful, dramatic and ultimately rewarding experiences I have had' - Posted June 21, 2011
This morning Fortune held a breakfast discussion with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Not surprisingly, NBCUniversal's successful bid for 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympics were a big top... [SportsNewser]

Couches, Cobi and Comcast at the Cable Show - Posted June 16, 2011
The 2011 Cable Show is in full gear in Chicago, and as usual a number of high-profile TV news personalities are in attendance to moderate panels, host shows and sign autographs. Fox News Channel's Steve Doocy made an appearance at the Fox ... [TVNewser]

Media Meshes at Mirror Awards Ceremony - Posted June 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_70302" align="alignright" width="328" caption="Photo Courtesy: Newhouse School"][/caption] Yesterday the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University held its fifth annual Mirror Awards ceremony, honoring the best in media reporting. You can ... [TVNewser]

Scarborough, Brzezinski, Bartiromo Tapped For Hosting Duty - Posted April 4, 2011
CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo and MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarbor... [TVNewser]

Which TV News People Should make The 'Time 100'? - Posted April 4, 2011
Time magazine has opened the polling for its 2011 "Time 100," letting readers vote on who the 100 most influential people are this year. Right now there are 203 candidates on the list, and only ... [TVNewser]

Bloomberg TV Eyes the Tech Crowd With New Show - Posted March 2, 2011
This week Bloomberg TV launched a new show based out of San Francisco focusing exclusively on the technology business, "Bloomberg West." Today the show has a pretty good get, as Comcas... [TVNewser]

Burke on Olbermann: 'This Was a Decision Made By NBC News Management, Steve Capus and Phil Griffin' - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50496" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(l-r) Williams, Ralph Roberts, Burke"][/caption] At noon today, NBC Universal (now called, apparently NBCUniversal) held a town hall meeting in the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" studio, where new CEO ... [TVNewser]

NBC's Current Owners, NBC's (Potential) New Owners Meeting with President Obama at the White House - Posted December 15, 2010
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts are at the White House today, meeting with President Barack Obama. Immelt... [TVNewser]

Tom Brokaw Fills in For Brian Roberts... er, Brian Williams, at CPJ Awards Dinner - Posted November 24, 2010
Last night the Committee to Protect Journalists held its 20th annual International Press Freedom Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was scheduled to host the evening, but... [TVNewser]

Fortune 2010 Business Person of the Year: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings - Posted November 18, 2010
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is a cover boy -- specifically, the cover of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Comcast's Brian Roberts Honored by Ad Council - Posted November 18, 2010
The Ad Council held its 57th Annual Public Service Award Dinner last night at the Waldorf-Astoria. Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of the Comcast Corporation, was given the distinguished honor this year. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Comcast's Brian Roberts Honored by Ad Council - Posted November 18, 2010
The Ad Council held its 57th Annual Public Service Award Dinner last night at the Waldorf-Astoria. Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of the Comcast Corporation, was given the distinguished honor this year. ... [FishbowlNY]

Arianna Huffington thinks Roger Ailes is one of the most powerful people in media - Posted November 13, 2010
Arianna Huffington told Forbes magazine what her idea of being powerful ... [TVNewser]

Comcast 'Not in Any Way Involved' in Keith Olbermann Suspension Decision - Posted November 8, 2010
Comcast, which is attempting to acquire a controlling stake in NBC Universal from General Electric, says it was "not in any way involved" with the decision to suspend Keith Olbermann last week. When news of the suspension first broke on Friday, Comcast was... [TVNewser]

Media Executives Make The Vanity Fair 100 - Posted September 5, 2010
Vanity Fair has released its Vanity Fair 100 list, which purports to count down the 100 most influential people of the information age. Not surprisingly, plenty of boldface media names make the cut. Among them: #4: News Corp. CEO ... [TVNewser]

CJR: Bill O'Reilly May Have Cost Local News Anchor His Job - Posted August 16, 2010
The Columbia Journalism Review has an interesting article on Barry Nolan, a former anchor on CN8 in Massachusetts. CN8 is a regional cable news channel owned by Comcast. In 2008, Nol... [TVNewser]

CBS, Comcast Cut 10-Year Retrans Deal - Posted August 2, 2010
CBS and Comcast have inked a 10-year retransmission consent agreement. The deal includes expanded distribution for CBS College Sports Network, carriage of The Smithsonian Channel and the full suite of Showtime Networks, as well as--most significantly-- new retransmission consent fees for the CBS television stations. Terms of the agreement were not ... [TVNewser]

TV Execs Salivate Over Apple iPad - Posted May 14, 2010
If there is one takeaway from this year's Cable Show, it is this: television and media execs cannot get enough Apple. Of course, the iPhone is so 2008, this year it is all about the iPad. The Hollywood Reporter's Paul Bond has a good roundup of media execs salivating over the thin, sexy... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Cable Bosses Talk 'TV Everywhere' At Cable Show - Posted May 12, 2010
Heavy hitters from the television world, including Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and CBS CEO Leslie Moonves talked "TV Everywhere" during a panel discussion at the 2010 Cable Show in Los Angeles. Broadcasting & ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Brian Roberts: NBC News 'The Single Most Awesome Asset' Of Comcast Deal - Posted May 11, 2010
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts had some very kind words for NBC News at the 2010 Cable Show in Los Angeles Tuesday. Roberts was interviewed by former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin on stage at the show, and said NBC's news division will remain independent once Comcast completes its acquisition of NBC... [TVNewser]

Former NBC Employee Turned Senator 'Very Concerned' About Comcast/NBCU Deal - Posted February 5, 2010
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is getting the most ink this morning for his role at yesterday's Senate Subcommittee hearing into the prposed Comcast/NBCU merger. NBCU president Jeff Zucker and Comcast CEO Bria... [TVNewser]

Which NBC Execs Will Get The Ax?|Radio Comeback|Jobs And Times|New E&P Should Update Its Promotional Material - Posted February 4, 2010
New York Post: As ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Which NBC Execs Will Get The Ax?|Radio Comeback|Jobs And Times|New E&P Should Update Its Promotional Material - Posted February 4, 2010
New York Post: As ... [FishbowlNY]

C-SPAN3 to Carry Comcast/NBCU Hearings - Posted February 3, 2010
•C-SPAN3 (the tres) will be carrying tomorrow's Comcast/NBCU deal hearing before the House Communications and Internet Subcommittee. Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts and NBCU President Jeff Zucker and others will be testifying on the proposed joint venture. Coverage b... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker Goes to Capitol Hill This Week - Posted January 31, 2010
NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker will go before congress Thursday. B&C reports Zucker and Comcast chairman Brian Roberts will headline the House Communications and Internet Subcommittee on their proposed dea... [TVNewser]

"Twitter Guys" Take Top Media Person(s) Of 2009 Prize - Posted December 7, 2009
We called it. Last week, when faced with two "Person of the Year" polls, we predicted that the "Twitter Guys," Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

"Twitter Guys" Take Top Media Person(s) Of 2009 Prize - Posted December 7, 2009
We called it. Last week, when faced with two "Person of the Year" polls, we predicted that the "Twitter Guys," Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and ... [FishbowlNY]

It's Official: Comcast Acquires NBCU Stake - Posted December 3, 2009
Well the big media deal that has been much talked about all fall has finally been officially announced. This morning, Comcast and General Electric announced that they are entering a joint venture that will in... [morningmedianewsfeed]

It's Official: Comcast Acquires NBCU Stake - Posted December 3, 2009
Well the big media deal that has been much talked about all fall has finally been officially announced. This morning, Comcast and General Electric announced that they are entering a joint venture that will in... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 01.22.08 - Posted January 22, 2008
Good morning Washington. Eleven years ago today, the Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as secretary of state. And it's Diane Lane's birthday! (Hat Tip: MicCheckRadio). See more after the jump. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.26.07 - Posted November 26, 2007
Good morning Washington. Brian Williams would have been a good Thanksgiving dinner guest. "Channel 5 Is Losing News Chief To CNN" An ABC release announced, "For the week of Novembe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.11.07 - Posted October 11, 2007
Good morning Washington. Joe Biden is your choice for POTUS. TVGuide interviews Chris Matthews. Via Wednesday's "... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 05.10.07 - Posted May 10, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you have a book in you, somewhere. NBC announced that "Lester Holt will become anchor of the top-rated Saturday and Sunday editions of NBC 'Nightly News,' effective immediately. According to the releas... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.12.07 - Posted April 12, 2007
Good morning Washington. Roll Call's Emily Pierce has been named a Senior Staff Writer. CJR reports, "the present wave of cost- cutting, job-eliminating, and bureau-closing is just one reason journalism is widely believed to be an industry in crisis. But a pair of university studies concerni... [FishbowlDC]

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