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Karen Finney’s Disrupt Cancelled (TVNewser)
Disrupt With Karen Finney won’t be celebrating its one-year birthday this weekend, as the 4 p.m. ET weekend show has been cancelled. FishbowlDC Disrupt debuted June 8, 2013. Finney is the former communications director for the Democratic National Committee and was previously with the NYC Department of Education. Mediaite As of Thursday afternoon, MSNBC’s listed online schedule shows that the 4 p.m. hour will now be filled by documentaries instead of an extension of the network’s news programming. THR / The Live Feed “Our thanks to Karen and her team for their great work. Finney will remain with MSNBC as a contributor,” the network said in a statement. Deadline Hollywood Lousy ratings did in the weekend show, which regularly ranked No. 4 in its time slot among cable networks.

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Paul Carlucci to Retire from News Corp.

carlucciPaul Carlucci, who served as The New York Post’s publisher from 2005 to 2012, is retiring from News Corp. Carlucci has been with the company for 23 years, most recently serving as chairman and CEO of News America Marketing. Carlucci has also served as a member of News Corp.’s executive committee since 1996.

“Paul has been a close confidant and trusted colleague for more than two decades, and his contributions to our company and the people we serve are incalculable,” said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp’s executive chairman, in a statement. “I am grateful for his friendship, his leadership, and his counsel through the years, and wish him all the best in the future.”

Carlucci will be succeeded by Martin Garofalo, currently News America Marketing’s president.

Fired Post Editor Comes Forwards With Allegations

guzman.jpgRupert Murdoch just can’t catch a break these days: He’s waging war against Google, The New York Post‘s readership is down, and he’s got to deal with this Glenn Beck debacle for calling Barack Obama racist. On top of that there has been this scandal of Sandra Guzman, the editor who was fired from The Post for after speaking out against their cartoon portraying Obama’s stimulus package as a dead monkey, which has raised complaints of racism from the NY Association of Black Journalists, among other groups. (The Post has denied there is any connection between the complaint and her termination.)

Now Guzman has come forward with a 38-page complaint against The Post and its editor in chief Col Allan for not only being racist, but sexist as well. Some of the highlights of the suit, after the jump.

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Did News Corp. Hack Into A Rival’s Computer?

Rupert Murdoch‘s got some problems, and not just those “demoralized” Journal staffers. Four separate lawsuits are brewing against News Corp. subsidiary News America, which specializes in newspaper coupon inserts and in-supermarket advertising. News America is one of the most profitable segments of News Corp.; its 28% operating margins are the highest in Murdoch’s empire and their operating profit is triple that of Dow Jones. But all’s not well.

Valassis Communications alleges News America forced their customers to sign long-term contracts for coupon inserts with News America or to suffer the consequence of massive (and illegal) price increases for their in-store advertising. They’re suing News America for $1.5 billion. Then there are the claims that News America CEO and News Corp. board member Paul Carlucci threatened to “destroy” rival Floorgraphics. There might be truth to that claim:

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