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José Díaz-Balart Named MSNBC’s 10 A.M. Host (TVNewser)
Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart has been named MSNBC’s 10 a.m. anchor, replacing Chris Jansing, who is leaving MSNBC to become NBC’s senior White House correspondent. HuffPost He will host his MSNBC show from Miami and take over when Jansing departs in June. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Díaz-Balart will continue to co-anchor Telemundo’s Noticiero Telemundo and host Enfoque Con José Díaz-Balart. Ari Melber, a co-host on MSNBC’s afternoon program The Cycle, had been in the running against Díaz-Balart for the 10 a.m. slot, several sources said in recent weeks. The Associated Press MSNBC president Phil Griffin said Tuesday the deal has been in the works for some nine months. Griffin says he’s wanted to snag Díaz-Balart for years but had to find a time slot that wouldn’t conflict with the nightly news on Telemundo, which is also a division of NBC Universal. Díaz-Balart is the brother of U.S. Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart and former Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart. His aunt was the first wife of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Variety Díaz-Balart began his career in 1983 and has reported historic events and interviewed major political figures for prestigious news outlets including NBC News and Telemundo. His achievements include being the first journalist to serve as news anchor on two national television networks in Spanish and English on the same day for an entire season.

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TV Station Mega Merger: Media General, LIN Set $1.6 Billion Deal (Variety)
Station groups Media General and LIN are poised to merge in a $1.6 billion cash and stock deal that will create the nation’s second-largest pure-play broadcast group. With LIN’s roughly $1 billion in debt included, the deal has an enterprise value of $2.6 billion. TVSpy The deal will bring together 74 stations which are either owned or operated by the two companies in 46 markets. Combined, the new company’s stations will reach 23 percent of U.S. TV households. THR The deal is the latest in the ongoing consolidation of the TV station business as broadcasters have looked for scale to strengthen them in dealings with networks and pay-TV operators and the like. Poynter / MediaWire It is just the latest in a flurry of acquisitions and mergers in the TV industry that has seen Belo broadcast and Gannett merge and earlier, Media General and Young Broadcasting combined forces. Other players including Meredith, Journal, Tribune, NBC Universal and Sinclair have been recent buyers, too. WSJ Greater scale should help the combined company garner higher revenue from fees it charges pay-TV providers to carry its signal, known as retransmission fees. It should also gain leverage in negotiations with media companies. These factors, plus the ability to expand LIN’s digital advertising business and savings from corporate overheard, underpin the companies’ projected $70 million in run-rate synergies over three years.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editor Pays Tribute to His Pulitzer Prize-Winning Role Model

SergeSchmemannPicDaily Princetonian writer Loully Saney took advantage of this week’s visit to campus by Pulitzer Prize-winning International New York Times editorial page editor Serge Schmemann (pictured) to ask the esteemed journalist some solid questions.

Alumni of Princeton and Harvard will definitely want to read the interviewee’s take on the differences between those two universities. When Saney asked which journalist Schmemann admires most, he got this wonderful bygone-era answer:

“Well, I had a lot of models, actually. Okay, I’ll say John Darnton. We were in Africa together — he was Times, I was AP. We spent some time together, then he went to Poland. I think he was one of the cleanest writers I have ever met.”

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International New York Times Kicks Off With Events in Paris, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Singapore And More (Capital New York)
As readers picked up the final issue Monday of The International Herald Tribune under the title it has been known for throughout much of its 125-year history, The New York Times Company is ringing in the paper’s revamp with a series of launch events from Paris to Tokyo and lots of places in between. The promotional push for The International New York Times, which debuts Tuesday as the Times Company’s new English-language foreign edition, kicked off at the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris Monday afternoon with a panel on “News as the New Global Language.” The Guardian In an editorial for the last edition, the IHT‘s Serge Schmemann argues bravely that the rebranded paper will remain vital and relevant because “we still need trusted reporters and editors to sort out the vast waves of information sweeping this chaotic world of ours. We need those first rough drafts, the smart commentary, the impartial news, to function in these times.” FishbowlNY To celebrate the change, the Times put together an interactive feature that you should check out. Among other things, there’s a photo of Andy Warhol reading the IHT. The Times will also offer unlimited digital access to INYT.com and associated mobile apps through Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. ET.

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International New York Times Names International Fashion Editor

Suzy Menkes has been named international fashion editor of the International New York Times (previously the International Herald Tribune) that debuts later this year. Menkes was most recently fashion editor for the Herald Tribune.

“Fashion and lifestyle coverage have always been in the IHT’s DNA and under Suzy Menkes that coverage has become world-renowned,” said Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher of the IHT, in a statement. “As international fashion editor of the International New York Times, Suzy will bring her distinctive and authoritative voice to a wider global audience across print, mobile and web platforms.”

“Suzy is a force of nature in the fashion world. I am so proud of our unrivaled fashion coverage,” added Jill Abramson, executive editor of the Times.

International New York Times Joins Japan Times for New Paper

The New York Times Company and The Japan Times are joining forces. The publishing agreement means that the Japan Times and the International New York Times will come packaged together in a new product creatively titled The Japan Times / International New York Times.

The publication will feature two sections and be distributed in Japan, Monday through Sunday Saturday. The first section is the regular Japan Times, edited by the same team that does it now. The second section will be edited in the International New York Times offices in Hong King, New York, Paris and London.

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher of the International New York Times, said he was “thrilled” about the new paper, which debuts October 16.