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Media News Friday Frenzy

Today started with the massive media news about the departures of CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and the news keeps coming.  PRNewser colleagues at TVNewser have been following the developments closely. Click here for the latest.

Business Insider has also just received a statement from Newsweek, which was expected to layoff additional staff members today.

A small percentage of Newsweek’s staff was told today that they will not be offered jobs when Sidney Harman assumes control on October 1, 2010. The majority of Newsweek’s employees were asked to remain in their jobs. The Washington Post Company will provide generous severance packages to those who are not being retained.

The names of those cut have been provided. Dan Gross and Jon Meachum are just a couple of the journalists who left the publication on their own in recent weeks.

For media relations pros, it’s an ongoing battle to keep track of which reporters are covering what where. (Mediabistro’s Revolving Door newsletter can help with that as well.)

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Interview: Jennifer Martin, Senior PR Director for New Media and Digital Networks, CNN

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“We’re really trying to look at where people are going, where are they gathering, and where is their community. Where are they having those conversations that are relevant to the news that we’re actually reporting on,” said CNN’s Jennifer Martin, when we asked her how the company decides which social sites and platforms to devote time and resources to.

Martin also commented on CNN president Jon Klein‘s recent comments that he is more concerned with social sites like Facebook than he is with rival cable networks, in terms of CNN’s competitive set.

Also, Martin was happy to point out at least one study that named CNN the number three “most social” brand.