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Revolving Door: Newspapers Down, Magazines Up; Changes at ABC; and More

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A new report from the USC Annenberg Center says that most newspapers will be gone in five years. But 239 magazines launched this year, up nearly a quarter from 2010.

Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC‘s weekly news program This Week, though she is sticking around to contribute six ABC primetime specials per year, make ABC News appearances, and is launching a show on CNN International. George Stephanopoulos will be heading back to This Week, though many wanted to see Jake Tapper fill the job. For now, he’s just the substitute.

NBC is launching NBCLatino.com in 2012. Broadcasting & Cable says it’s the first broadcast network to launch a site that specifically targets Hispanics. CNNenEspanol.com launched in November. And NBC previously launched TheGrio.com, targeting Black audiences.

The NFL deals with Fox, NBC, and CBS will include more content across more platforms.

It was revealed this week that James Murdoch received an email indicating widespread hacking by News of the World reporters back in 2008, seeming to contradict Murdoch’s statements about when he learned of the activity. But he says he didn’t read the whole email chain. Really? [via The Guardian]

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Summer Fridays Get the Axe

summer friday.jpg With Labor Day on the horizon, The Record (New Jersey) took a look back at the loss of Summer Fridays at PR firms in its local area.

Many firms either offered staff the early Friday leave on a rotating basis, or did away with the practice all together. The change is an effort to provide optimum client service, ensuring that someone is in the office to answer a client’s call, even if the phone rings at 4:59 on Friday afternoon. “I can’t allow clients to see any sort of slowdown in that,” said Glen Turvey, president of T2 Public Relations.

Other firms mentioned in the story includes MWW Group, which allows staff members to leave early as long as they make up the time; Beckerman, which says its staff members skip lunch in order to leave early; and Caryl Communications, which extended its 30-minute early leave from the summers to all four seasons.