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Al Franken was the keynote speaker – the headliner on Saturday night at Netroots Nation. “Net neutrality is the First Amendment issue of our time,” he told the crowd.
We just received this memo:
From: Charlie Kireker
Date: January 21, 2010 4:36:59 PM EST
Subject: Air America Operations
It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.
The very difficult economic environment has had a significant impact on Air America’s business. This past year has seen a “perfect storm” in the media industry generally.
National and local advertising revenues have fallen drastically, causing many media companies nationwide to fold or seek bankruptcy protection. From large to small, recent bankruptcies like Citadel Broadcasting and closures like that of the industry’s long-time trade publication Radio and Records have signaled that these are very difficult and rapidly changing times.
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MediaJobsDaily: A new tool created by WANTED Technologies shows that reporters should move to Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles or New York in order to find work. Well, we all know how crappy the job market is here, so maybe you’ll have more luck in one of those other cities.
Geez, Norm Coleman, it’s nearly July. How much foot-dragging were you planning on doing?
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.
The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.
Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office. With Franken and the usual backing of two independents, Democrats will have a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.
Previously on FBLA:
Today’s Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair‘s Michael Wolff, Rachel Sklar of Abrams Research (nominated twice for her work for the Huffington Post) and The New York Times‘ David Carr (who won for best commentary in traditional media) mingled with colleagues and big name presenters, including Howard Dean and Nora Ephron.
The awards, which honor excellence in media reporting, were presented for the third year by Syracuse Universityâ€™s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. MSNBC anchor and Newhouse alum Contessa Brewer guided the festivities as emcee, and Chris Ahearn, president of Reuters Media, and Bloomberg political columnist Margaret Carlson presented awards.
Vanity Fair and The New York Times both took home two of the six prizes awarded by a jury of journalists and journalism educators. In addition to Carr, the Times‘ David Barstow won for best in-depth piece in traditional media. VF‘s Seth Mnookin and David Kamp each snagged an award for best single article, for traditional and digital media, respectively.
Rounding out the winners were Ian Parker for best profile, traditional media, for his profile of Times columnist Thomas Freidman for the New Yorker and Clive Thompson for Wired.com took home the award for best commentary in digital media.
Don’t ask how we ended up with these people. Let’s just say security isn’t that tight.
First in the photo above is Al Franken. Yes, the soon-to-be Senator-Elect Al Franken.
We saw one woman’s boa catch on fire – so that’s the sign of a real party. We accosted Congressman Barney Frank who was a dismissive to us. Which from what we’ve heard is only surprising if one is from Los Angeles…ahem.
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