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Entries by Jack Mirkinson from 07/2010

Washington Post Rejects Newsmax Offer For Newsweek

Posted 07.01.2010 | Media

The Washington Post Company, which put the magazine up for sale in May after efforts to stem its financial losses failed, has rejected overtures from ...

Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Ratings: Lowest Q2 Since Letterman Joined CBS

Posted 07.01.2010 | Media

Jay Leno may have returned to his old post at "The Tonight Show," but his ratings haven't necessarily come back with him. Deadline Hollywood reports ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Rolling Stone's New Health Columnist

Posted 07.01.2010 | Media

Veteran rocker Ozzy Osbourne has never been known for being in peak physical condition, but Rolling Stone is betting its readers will look past that. ...

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO: The Future Of News Is Mobile, Personalized

Posted 07.02.2010 | Media

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt says that the experience of reading news will move to digital devices quite rapidly -- and that it will involve pe...

Times Blogger Jumps To Guardian Over Paywall

Posted 07.02.2010 | Media

Well, there I was. One minute I was writing for the Times. Then along came a massive great paywall and having managed to escape in the nick of time, I...

Tyler Brûlé, Monocle Editor, Challenges Conventional Media Wisdom

Posted 07.02.2010 | Media

The latest edition of Monocle is a fat book of a magazine that challenges just about every piece of received wisdom about what works in media these da...

Nickelodeon Tries To Break Into Movies Again

Posted 07.06.2010 | Media

Viacom has long wanted its movie studio, Paramount, to tap into the brand equity and marketing muscle of its children's television empire, Nickelodeon...

David Brooks Is Both Irrelevant And Essential: NYMag

Posted 07.06.2010 | Media

His moderate conservatism--a synthesis of conservative giant Edmund Burke and Ur-centralizer Alexander Hamilton that has earned him the label of "libe...

Men's Health Kellan Lutz Cover Clothing Credit Raises Eyebrows

Posted 07.06.2010 | Media

It's not often that the tiny type on the cover of a magazine draws attention -- especially when there are shirtless models to look at instead. But one...

'Dateline' Sees Ratings Bump In Q2

Posted 07.07.2010 | Media

NBC's scripted shows may have ratings problems, but the network's news division continues to deliver strong ratings. The latest example: newsmagazi...

Dan Abrams: I'm 'Thrilled' With Where Mediaite Is, Plan To Start More Sites

Posted 07.07.2010 | Media

Mediaite, the media news website, celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, HuffPost Media interviewed Mediaite founder and p...

Jenna Lee Joins Fox News' 'Happening Now'

Posted 07.07.2010 | Media

Fox Business Network anchor Jenna Lee is jumping to Fox News. The network announced Wednesday that Lee will fill the anchor chair left by the recent...

Judge Rescinds Order For Newspapers To Delete Archived Stories

Posted 07.07.2010 | Media

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A second central Pennsylvania judge has rescinded court orders directing two newspapers to delete archived stories and othe...

Markos Moulitsas Banned From MSNBC After Twitter Feud With Joe Scarborough

Posted 07.07.2010 | Media

A Twitter feud between blogger Markos Moulitsas and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has resulted in Moulitsa's temporarily being banned from the network. ...

Media On Twitter: The 50 Most Followed Accounts (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.08.2010 | Media

It seems like every last person or publication in the media has a Twitter feed these days, but how many of them are actually reaching people? Below, s...

NPR Drops 'Radio' From Its Name

Posted 07.08.2010 | Media

National Public Radio believes it's moved beyond just radio. So the nonprofit network's dropping the "radio" designation in its company name--so 20th...

Barbara Walters To Appear On 'The View' Next Week

Posted 07.08.2010 | Media

Barbara Walters is returning to "The View" — for one day. Walters, who has been absent from the show since her heart surgery in May, will be ap...

AP Held Story On Norwegian Investigation Of Terror Plot

Posted 07.08.2010 | Media

The Associated Press didn't report details of the Norwegian government's investigation of three men allegedly involved in Al Qaeda-linked terror plots...

Michael Lohan Drops F-Bomb During Interview With Shepard Smith On Fox News (VIDEO)

Posted 07.08.2010 | Media

A fondness for the f-word may run in the Lohan family. Days after Lindsay Lohan was caught with "F**k U" painted on her nails and called the judge wh...

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's 'Voice Of Reason': Jon Friedman

Posted 07.09.2010 | Media

Maddow, 37, is the voice of reason at MSNBC. Notable for their verbal brawn, the hosts of cable news shows often behave on air as if they're competing...

Keith Olbermann Enrolls At 'Glenn Beck University'

Posted 07.09.2010 | Media

Glenn Beck probably should have seen this coming when he launched "Glenn Beck University": the "liberal media" is signing up and mocking Beck's online...

Jeremy Green, ESPN Writer, Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Posted 07.09.2010 | Media

BRISTOL, Conn. — Jeremy Green, the son of former NFL coach Dennis Green, no longer has a job as an NFL analyst at ESPN after being arrested this...

Jim Gray, LeBron James Interviewer, Was Paid By LeBron's Camp... Gray Denies

Posted 07.09.2010 | Media

UPDATE: Gray denies the report that Team LeBron covered his expenses for his interview of James Thursday night. "I didn't take a penny from LeBron or...

World Cup Final Ratings: 700 Million Tune In For Spain-Netherlands Worldwide

Posted 07.12.2010 | Media

A global TV audience of more than 700 million watched yesterday's World Cup final, according to the tournament's organizers....

How LeBron James, Ari Emanuel And Jim Gray Got 'Decision' Special On ESPN

Posted 07.12.2010 | Media

By now you've heard the offense against basketball star LeBron James' one-hour TV special to announce his team choice -- that it was narcissistic, sul...