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Posts Tagged ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’

Olbermann Debut a Boost for Current TV

Keith Olbermann‘s latest version of his former MSNBC program Countdown with Keith Olbermann made its debut last night on Current TV. According to The Cutline, Current is in 60 million homes, transmits to the U.K., Ireland, and Italy, and clips from the new program will be available on the Current website a well as iTunes, xfinitytv.com, and Hulu.

The show and its prickly host got a lot of advanced media attention. And now with reaction to last night’s debut rolling in (the general consensus is the show is much the same as he was on MSNBC, with some additional rancor tossed in at Olbermann’s old colleagues), there’s additional media coverage this morning.

Coverage now is great, but Olbermann will certainly be looking to make headlines well into the future. That will ultimately benefit his program and all of Current TV.

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Revolving Door: Leadership Changes at the ‘NY Times,’ and More

Left to right: Baquet, Abramson, Keller. Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Jill Abramson has been named the executive editor of The New York Times, with Bill Keller stepping down to take on a full-time writing position. Abramson was the paper’s managing editor, and served as an investigative reporter with the paper and as Washington bureau chief. She is the paper’s first-ever female executive editor. Keller held the position for eight years and currently writes a column for the Sunday Times Magazine.

Dean Baquet, the current Washington bureau chief is being moved to the managing editor position.

As the announcement was made, some reporters were tweeting the news, sparking some debate about how and when NYT reporters should use social media.

More Revolving Door after the jump.

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