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Morning Media Newsfeed: Coulson Gets 18 Months | SiriusXM Fires Opie & Anthony‘s Cumia

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Andy Coulson Gets 18 Months in Tabloid Phone Hacking (NYT)
Andy Coulson, a former senior editor in Rupert Murdoch’s news empire and a onetime adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison for his part in the phone hacking scandal that convulsed Britain’s press, police and political elite and inspired calls for tighter regulation of journalists. HuffPost / AP Coulson was convicted June 24 after an eight-month trial triggered by a tabloid-wrongdoing scandal that led Murdoch to shut down the News of The World in 2011. Another former editor, Rebekah Brooks, and four others were acquitted. The Guardian The offense carries a maximum sentence of two years’ imprisonment, but Coulson received a discount of several months for his previous good character. He could be out in less than nine months because, as a non-violent offender, he is required to serve just half his sentence. THR Three other former News of the World staffers and one private investigator who hacked phones for the paper also pleaded guilty to hacking and also received their sentences Friday. They are former news desk editors Greg Miskiw, James Weatherup and Neville Thurlbeck, as well as Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator who was used for hacking. Miskiw and Thurlbeck were sentenced to six months each, Weatherup got a suspended sentence of four months, and Mulcaire was given a suspended sentence of six months. Variety Coulson faces a retrial along with former royals editor Clive Goodman on separate charges that they made illegal payments to police officers to obtain royal phone directories. Over a period of more than a decade, journalists at the now-shuttered Sunday paper listened in on thousands of voicemails belonging to celebrities, politicians and crime victims.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News Expands to Apple TV | AT&T, DirecTV Sell Merger

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ABC News on Apple TV ‘for Everyone’ (LostRemote)
As of 10 a.m. ET Tuesday morning, ABC News is officially available on Apple TV. TVNewser The new ABC offering features a 24/7 livestream made up of news events and anchored reports, a wide variety of video-on-demand-clips, local content from various ABC News affiliates, content from ABC’s 50-year-old archives, and more. The ABC News Apple TV product also offers an extension of ABC News’ broadcast coverage. TVSpy It also offers a local news section, which showcases top video-on-demand clips from some of the country’s biggest markets. At launch, content from eight ABC-owned stations — including WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WLS in Chicago, WPVI in Philadelphia, KGO in San Francisco, KTRK in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh and KFSN in Fresno — can be found under the “Local” tab. Variety ABC lacks a cable news channel, unlike broadcast peers Fox and NBC. Now, through Apple TV, ABC News has a 24-hour over-the-top network of sorts available on big-screen TVs. CBS, meanwhile, which also doesn’t have a cable news net, has been exploring a similar digital news service for several years. Capital New York Even when there isn’t live rolling coverage, the app will continue to be updated with segments from ABC News programming, as well as live video feeds from events like speeches or a shot of Earth from the International Space Station. On Apple TV, there are already apps for Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and Sky News, among others, but ABC marks the biggest bet by far from a U.S. TV news outlet, at least in terms of live coverage and original content. Other channels, like CNN and Fox News, are available for streaming online, but they require viewers “authenticate” that they are pay-TV subscribers. The ABC News app will not require authentication, making it free for everyone.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Daily News Layoffs | News Corp. Soars | AOL Revenue Up


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Pink Slips For A Dozen-Plus Daily News Staffers (Capital New York)
The New York Daily News is now undergoing what employees of the tabloid have been fearing for weeks: Multiple insiders tell Capital that layoffs hit the newsroom Wednesday. FishbowlNY Two veterans of the paper — Albor Ruiz and Joanna Molloy — were among those let go. Ruiz had been with the Daily News for 19 years; Molloy for 15. Other names in the bunch include Christina Boyle and Robert Gearty, both reporters. NY Observer Rumors have been circulating for some time that a round of pink slips was imminent at the Daily News. Although this is the most significant number of layoffs since editor-in-chief Colin Myler took over in November 2011, there has been a slow trickle of departures over the past months. Features editor John Oswald left in March and features reporter Jacob Osterhout vented his rage in a goodbye email after he was let go earlier this spring. Read more

Kobe Bryant Joins Twitter Again

 

Well, well, well.

Look who decided to rejoin Twitter finally.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has finally caved in and joined the social media platform again. A source close to Bryant confirmed to Mark Medina of the Daily News that the account was legit and No. 24 was the man behind it.

Medina also points out that Bryant was on the ropes about returning to Twitter as recently as last week:

“Maybe,” Bryant said on Dec. 30. “The one thing about me is when I’m doing it, I enjoy doing it myself and putting the time into it. I don’t know if I have the time available to give the fans the attention they deserve.”

Bryant’s first time on Twitter was in September 2011 before suspending his account shortly thereafter.

Max and Marcellus Moving to Drive Time

ESPN 710AM  is reshuffling their radio lineup starting next week when the Max and Marcellus show moves to the drive time slot of 3-7 p.m. and Mason and Ireland moves to noon-3 p.m.

Hosted by Max Kellerman and Marcellus WileyMax and Marcellus is moving to a later time slot in order to accommodate Wiley’s new job as co-host of ESPN’s SportsNation next year, according to Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News. The show is making the move to Los Angeles from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn. Wiley will replace Colin Cowherd, who is leaving the show on Dec. 31.

To fill the morning void, Mark Willard will get his own show from 10 a.m.-noon.

Tom Kelly Named SVP of Los Angeles News Group

The Los Angeles News Group has named Tom Kelly senior vice president and chief revenue officer.

Kelly will be responsible for the advertising revenue operations of all nine newspapers owned by LANG, including the Daily News, Daily Breeze, and Long Beach Press-Telegram.

“Tom Kelly has a keen understanding of the Southern California advertising community as well as the competitive landscape,” LANG President Jack Klunder told Muhammed El-Hasan of the Daily Breeze via email. “He will attract new talent to our organization to drive digital and print advertising growth over the next several years. He is a strategic thinker and problem solver with a flair for creative advertising solutions for our clients.”

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Tom Hoffarth Ranks His Best and Worst TV Anchors

It’s that time of the year when local sports personalities cringe as Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth rolls out his annual “Best and Worst of the L.A. Sports Media.”

First up, the Top 10 anchors/reporters:

1. Curt Sandoval, KABC Channel 7 reporter/anchor

2. Jim Hill, KCBS Channel 2/KCAL Channel 9 anchor/reporter

3. Fred Roggin, KNBC Channel 4 anchor

4. Patrick O’Neal, FSW/Prime Ticket reporter/host

5. John Ireland, KCAL Channel 9/KCBS Channel 2 reporter/anchor

6. Gary Miller, KCAL Channel 9 anchor/reporter/ studio host

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Daily News Executive Editor Expands Duties

In a true sign of the times for the newspaper industry, Daily News executive editor Carolina Garcia has expanded her management duties to include the Daily Breeze and the Press-Telegram.

Publisher Jack Klunder, who oversees the same three MediaNews publications, made the announcement earlier in the week.

Garcia replaces Daily Breeze editor Toni Sciacqua, who is now the digital managing editor for the metro group of MediaNews’ Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Press-Telegram editor and general manager Sue Schmitt decided to leave the company.

“I’m really looking forward to getting an opportunity to know the community, the newspaper and the staff,” Garcia told Daily Breeze reporter Larry Altman.

Former Daily News Art Director Dies at 57

Former Daily News art director Gregg Miller died in his sleep Saturday at his Woodland Hills home, according to his wife, Dyan Miller. He was 57.

Miller worked for nearly 20 years at the Daily News, working his way up through the newspaper and eventually landed the art director role. He was laid off in 2008.

“He was a funny, professional, talented artist,” said Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy. “We were so lucky to have him for as many years as we did.”

A Los Angeles native, Miller was raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Chatsworth High School.

Memorial services are pending.

Stephen A. Smith Officially Returns to ESPN 1050

As we reported last week, Stephen A. Smith is back in the fold at ESPN.

He will host a show on ESPN 1050/WEPN nightly from 7 to 9 p.m. Then, Smith will do a two-hour program for the ESPN Radio affiliate in Los Angeles.

Smith, the former Daily News sportswriter, will be a featured ESPN.com columnist, while also contributing to both ESPNNewYork.com and ESPNLosAngeles.com.

“Stephen A. consistently offers strong opinions on a wide variety of topics,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production, in a statement. “He has a proven track record as an authoritative voice, which will lead to insightful conversation leading into Knicks and Lakers game coverage.”

ESPN says Smith will start contributing this week.

Smith, who previously worked for ESPN 1050 from 2005 to 2008, hosted a pair of TV projects for the cable network.

“No TV for now. Just Radio and Dot.Com. That works for me. The last thing I’m worried about is my TV opportunities. They’re coming,” Smith tweeted today.

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