Fisher launches 38 hyperlocal neighborhood websites

Fisher Communications launched a network of 28 hyperlocal neighborhood websites in the Portland market and 10 in the Eugene market, increasing local content offerings...

Tribune sale of Cubs approved

Major League Baseball owners on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to the deal by Tribune Company to sell the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts family....

Murdoch says ad markets are improving

News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch had said previously that the worst appeared to be behind us for the advertising recession. Now he’s told a...

Financial reorg filing by Canwest

In Canada it is called a court filing under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, but it’s the equivalent of a Chapter 11 filing in...

Another week of balanced coverage

There’s definitely a lot of important activity going on, both in the US and abroad. But no one issue is news-dominant, according to the...

RTNDA cites website progress

Broadcast news operations are getting much more sophisticated in their use of the internet to enhance their on-air news product, but a new RTNDA/Hofstra...

FTC tightens endorsement rules

There is less room to maneuver now for anybody attempting to endorse a product or service for pay, and new media has been roped...

Cross-owned combos get another 90 days

The common sense request of a number of broadcasters who also have same-market newspaper holdings has been put on hold yet again, but the...

Fitch Ratings sees tough times continuing for broadcasters

Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has released a massive commentary on the credit outlook for various media sectors. As you’ve probably guessed...

Gannett sets webcast of Florida offshore drilling debate

Gannett Florida is co-hosting a debate on whether oil drilling should take place in Florida coastal waters – and will use all of its...

Gallup is latest to find mistrusted media

Only 45% of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the news, according to a new Gallup poll. It echoes...

Knight panel peers into the future of news

If the “blue ribbon” contributors to a report on the future of journalism are correct, it’s headed toward the internet, and the business model...

Conservatives going after conservative talkers

It’s one thing when the Obama administration takes on Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck – it may be surprising in some ways, but it...

Comcast upgraded on NBCU talks

After mulling the possible implications of a Comcast investment in NBC Universal, Wells Fargo Securities analyst Marci Ryvicker has decided it is a positive...

Chicago snubbed in Olympics bid

Broadcasters bidding for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games rights won’t be going after the big draw of a 2016 Summer Games in the...

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