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E.W. Scripps Buys Digital Video News Startup

scripps logoE.W. Scripps has announced it has acquired Missouri-based digital video news provider Newsy for $35 million.

“Scripps is committed to participating in the future of digital media,” Adam Symson, senior vice president and chief digital officer for Scripps said in a statement. “Newsy is built for the digital audience, especially on the platforms we’re seeing emerge now with highly connected consumers.”

The digital video news provider produces and curates video news reports for web, mobile, tablet and connected TV. Newsy makes its money through selling advertising on its digital products, selling news and original content to brands like AOL/Huffington Post, Microsoft and Mashable and syndicating its content. Read more

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B&C Names Top Local TV Executives of The Year

Broadcasting & Cable is out with its annual “Local TV Executives of the Year” list (subscription required). B&C contends that 2011 was a remarkable year for the local landscape — with tornadoes in Tuscaloosa and Joplin, with Hurricane Irene, and with the ever-present problem of how to make it all work on a shoestring budget:

From floods to wildfires, and even that once-in-a-century earthquake that rocked the East Coast, local stations were at times forced to report under the most trying circumstances. Because that is what their FCC license mandates, and that is what their DNA tells them to do.

After the jump, read the full list of B&C winners. Read more