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Posts Tagged ‘Dow Jones & Company’

News Corp Names Former Clinton White House Rep to Top Comms Role

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The streams have crossed, people. News Corp, the “multinational media company” formed as a spinoff of boss Rupert Murdoch‘s larger, identically named venture in 2013, has appointed a veteran White House PR man to the CCO (chief communications officer) position.

That’s the Clinton White House, by the way, where Jim Kennedy worked as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to the President. Other past clients include Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, aka The Wall Street Journal‘s favorite people in the world.

Kennedy joins the Corp after a stint as SVP for strategic comms at Sony; his new boss Robert Thomson, who doubles as the EIC for Dow Jones & Company, writes that “His global experience and Washington expertise mean that he has a contact network that extends from Tokyo to Tucson.”

We just hope he won’t have to respond to all the defamation lawsuits filed against the New York Post or answer any NC-17 phone calls from Alec Baldwin.

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Cision Says Dow Jones Settlement is Part of a ‘Bigger Issue’

Cision‘s North American CEO Peter Granat says the settlement that the media data and analytics company has reached with Dow Jones & Company is part of a “bigger issue” that impacts other service providers and PR pros.

In a phone call with PRNewser today, Granat says it has started working with licensing bodies here in the U.S. to avoid issues like the one that spurred the Dow Jones case.

Yesterday, Dow Jones announced that it had reached a settlement with Cision for an undisclosed though “significant” sum of money. Dow Jones claimed that Cision had engaged in the “unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and other misuse of news content” from The Wall Street JournalBarron’s, and SmartMoney magazines.

“Rights management and licensing will have to be put in place in a more formal structure,” Granat told us.

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Dow Jones and Cision Reach a Settlement

Lots o’ lawsuits these days.

Dow Jones & Company has reached a settlement with Cision over a copyright infringement claim against the Sweden-based media monitoring, data, and analysis company. The original claim was Dow Jones’ response to what it says was “unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and other misuse of news content” that it publishes. Without going into the details, Dow Jones says Cision paid a “significant amount” to settle the issue.

Cision is not redistributing Dow Jones content anymore, but rather directing users to the Dow Jones sites. The content in question came from The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and SmartMoney magazines.

“This settlement is another reminder that only paying customers enjoy full access to Dow Jones’ highly valuable journalism, and anyone who free rides on our content will face serious financial repercussions,” said Dow Jones GC Mark Jackson in a statement. Damn!

The issue has been settled without litigation. We’ve been in touch with Cision for comment.

Roll Call: Qorvis, Padilla Speer Beardsley, the Sacramento Kings, and More

Kevin Chaffee has joined Qorvis Communications as senior advisor. He was previously with Washington Life and will continue to serve as an editorial consultant for the magazine. Prior to that, he spent 17 years as a reporter and editor at Washington Times. [via FishbowlDC]

Padilla Speer Beardsley has appointed Curtis Smith as director of business development and marketing for the firm. He’s also in charge of internal comms, raising awareness of the firm across media. Previously, he was director of business development for both Carmichael Lynch (advertising) and Carmichael Lynch Spong (PR).

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More Issues of ‘WSJ.’ to Pitch

WSJ., the Wall Street Journal‘s lifestyle magazine will produce nine issues in 2011, starting in March. The magazine will add another issue in 2012. This year, WSJ. published six issues.

Dow Jones & Company puts the magazine’s circulation at more than 1.6 million around the world, reaching subscribers, newsstand purchasers of WSJ Weekend (whoever you are), The Wall Street Journal Europe, and The Wall Street Journal Asia.

The magazine, which launched in 2008, focuses on a range of issues including finance, travel, and philanthropy. The next issue will appear this Saturday, October 23.