Archives: September 2008
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We’ve been so focused on the catastrophic collapse of the U.S. economy and the sometime suspension of certain presidential campaigns that it’s been awhile since we touched base with the demise of print journalism. To wit, here’s a new theory as to why newspapers are struggling to make the transition to online — look no farther than the most-emailed list!
According to the LexisNexis(R) Analytics 2008 election dashboard, Sen. McCain was the subject of 9 percent more U.S. media coverage than Sen. Obama last week, the fourth consecutive week that Sen. McCain has received more press coverage than Sen. Obama since the election dashboard began tracking U.S. press coverage in early-July. Prior to Sen. McCain’s four-week streak, Sen. Obama had garnered more press coverage in each of the previous eight weeks that were monitored.
But is the coverage positive or negative?
TVNewser is reporting that despite breaking her ankle in a fall down the stairs in her home last night PBS host, and VP debate moderator Gwen Ifill will not be suspending her debate duties this Thursday.
Meaning, we suppose, that among other things Sarah Palin will have to remove “broken bones” as a possible excuse to get out of Thursday night duties.
Former mediabistro.com intern, Wired cover girl and new puppet Julia Allison is teaming with 1938 Media‘s Loren Feldman and Wine Library TV‘s Gary Vaynerchuk to teach you the secrets of personal branding and Internet fame at mediabistro.com’s one-night seminar.
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There is something ironically satisfying about the fact that Katie Couric‘s return to the spotlight is in large measure due to her current takedown of Sarah Palin. The latest Couric-Palin interview (sort of like the 2.0 Frost/Nixon interviews except no one expects to see them further acted out anywhere but SNL) also features John McCain! On paper this certainly seems like a coup for Couric — the first joint sit down interview with the GOP ticket — in reality, however, it’s hard not to conclude the McCain camp is just plain scared to send Palin out there solo again.
More than once in the last two weeks people we’ve talked to who know about these things have told us the financial capital of the world decamped to London a while ago and is now headed for Dubai. And it looks like parts of the media world may be following suit.
WWD is reporting that Doubledown Media (their homepage says they “reach over 2.5 million working, wealthy men”) has announced it has already been printing Trader Monthly in Dubai and intends to launch Dealmaker there as well.
Say what you will about the New York Post, but it’s impossible not to like when it does things like this.
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