Stories in the category Media

Sinclair looks to expand its conservative broadcast network

By Laurie Bennett

August 8, 2017 at 6:06am

After decades of quietly building a nationwide network of TV stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group is now in the spotlight.

Laurene Powell Jobs buys majority stake in The Atlantic

By Muckety

July 28, 2017 at 10:21am

Emerson Collective, the investment office founded in 2004 by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has bought a majority interest in The Atlantic.

Roger Ailes dead at 77

By Muckety

May 18, 2017 at 8:10am

Roger Ailes, founder and former chairman of Fox News, has died at age 77.

Report: O’Reilly gets multi-million-dollar payout

By Muckety

April 20, 2017 at 9:13am

Bill O’Reilly, forced out of his anchor chair at Fox amidst a slew of sexual-harassment claims, will receive a golden parachute of about $25 million a year, CNN reports.

Thank Robert Mercer and Zuck for Donald Trump, our first Facebook president

By Gary Jacobson

November 22, 2016 at 6:03am

In the old media world, we would have headlined this story: “The Making of the President 2016.”

Bannon appointment a frightening first step

By Laurie Bennett

November 15, 2016 at 7:06am

Donald Trump’s choice of Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist has sparked widespread denunciatiations from civil rights groups.

Ailes resigns as chairman & CEO of Fox News

By Muckety

July 21, 2016 at 7:24pm

Roger Ailes, caught up in a sex abuse scandal at Fox News, has stepped down as chairman and CEO of the network.

Peter Thiel funded suits against Gawker

By Laurie Bennett

May 25, 2016 at 3:51am

Gawker’s brand of “journalism” - we use the term loosely, but doesn’t everyone these days? - has always made us uncomfortable.

The well-connected Bennet family

By Laurie Bennett

April 14, 2016 at 11:50am

When the New York Times announced last month that James Bennet would become the new editorial page editor, it noted that the departing editor, Andrew M. Rosenthal, was the son of the legendary A.M. Rosenthal, editor of the newspaper.

Politico’s founding CEO becomes Washington Post publisher

By Laurie Bennett

September 2, 2014 at 10:19am

Katharine Weymouth is being replaced as publisher of the Washington Post, ending eight decades of leadership by the Graham family.

Time Inc. is on its own

By Laurie Bennett

June 9, 2014 at 8:05am

Time Inc. begins trading Monday as an independent company.

Funders of media organizations

By Laurie Bennett

April 8, 2014 at 9:52am

On Monday, we mapped the Walton family’s backing of charter schools.

Father-and-son media dynasties

By Laurie Bennett

March 31, 2014 at 10:10am

The recently announced succession of Murdoch boys at News Corp. prompts New York Times writer David Carr to note the dominance of father-son relationships at the top of many media companies.

Journalists go for their own kind

By Laurie Bennett

March 30, 2014 at 12:38pm

Journalists offer many explanations for why they so often intermarry: a shared love of the profession, constraints on dating people they cover, unpredictable hours.

All Things Digital ends a good run

By Laurie Bennett

January 1, 2014 at 11:01am

Go to All Things Digital today and you’ll be automatically forwarded to WSJD, a new site launched by its former parent, the Wall Street Journal.

A newspaper food chain, from newsman to investment firm

By Muckety

September 4, 2013 at 12:57pm

Another newspaper deal announced Wednesday presents us with another opportunity to draw a “food chain” map.

Laura Ingraham finds a new low

By Muckety

August 30, 2013 at 9:25am

Laura Ingraham, the Miley Cyrus of the right, evidently will sink to any depth for attention.

The ESPN-Disney empire

By Laurie Bennett

August 27, 2013 at 7:59am

If you haven’t been paying close attention to the constant ownership shuffle in the media business, you might have overlooked the fact that the company that gives you Mickey Mouse and the Disney Channel is behind at least half of televised sports events.

Kochs won’t buy Tribune papers

By Muckety

August 23, 2013 at 5:30am

The Koch brothers have decided not to pursue acquisition of Tribune Company newspapers.

Rich guys and newspapers

By Laurie Bennett

August 6, 2013 at 6:42am

It used to be that newspaper barons got rich after they bought the papers.

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