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Entries by Rebecca Shapiro from 07/2012

CNN Chiefs Clash Amidst Dismal Ratings and Supreme Court Snafu: Report

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Clashes between some of CNN's highest-level managers are a main source of tension and confusion within the network, the New York Post reported on Mond...

Bill Geist Parkinson's Disease: CBS Legend, Willie Geist Father Reveals Diagnosis (VIDEO)

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

CBS "Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist revealed that he has been been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Geist made the announcement on Su...

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: Conservative Writer Brent Bozell Tweets Crass Reaction

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Conservative media watcher Brent Bozell had an ugly reaction to Anderson Cooper's announcing that he is gay on Monday. After years of not publicly ...

Julian Goodman Dead: Former NBC President Dies At 90

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBC president Julian Goodman, who helped establish Chet Huntley and David Brinkley as a well-known news team and led the netw...

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: Kathy Griffin Warns CNN Host To Be Careful

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

In response to Anderson Cooper's announcement that he is gay, Kathy Griffin wrote in the Daily Beast that while she is proud of her friend, she thinks...

ABC News Cameraman Robbed At Gunpoint In Mexico

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
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U.S. network news correspondents are in Mexico covering Sunday’s presidential election, which is still not settled. The top vote getter, Enrique Pen...

New York Post Editor Col Allan Forced to Answer Rupert Murdoch 'Monkey Cartoon' Questions

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

Now that we know News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch's "creepy" feelings about Scientology, it's time to hear what he thinks about a New York Post cart...

Star Jones On Anderson Cooper Coming Out: Sometimes 'You Generate Information For Ratings' (VIDEO)

Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

During Tuesday's "Today" show, host Natalie Morales asked her panel of "Today's Professionals" to respond to recent news that Anderson Cooper publicly...

Ann Curry Speaks Out: Former 'Today' Host Breaks Her Twitter Silence

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

Ann Curry spoke out on Wednesday for the first time since she left the "Today" show. Last week, a tearful Curry bid viewers farewell after 15 year...

Joe Williams, Former Politico White House Correspondent, Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Ex-Wife

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

It turns out there’s another side to Joe Williams, the White House Correspondent and former college football player who recently parted ways with Po...

Bob Beckel In A Dunk Tank: How 'The Five' Celebrated Independence Day (VIDEO)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

Fox News' "The Five" took a somewhat bizarre approach to celebrating Independence Day by placing co-host Bob Beckel in a dunk tank outside News Corp.'...

Soledad O'Brien Grills Obama Campaign Press Secretary On Supreme Court Ruling (VIDEO)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

Soledad O'Brien firmly questioned President Obama's campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt on Thursday, grilling him on whether or not the president agre...

Rachel Maddow: Mitt Romney's Campaign Is A 'Totally, Incoherent Mess' On Health Care (VIDEO)

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow called out Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday for what she called the "irreplaceable, irreversible flaw in his ca...

BBC Warns Of 'Unprecedented Threat' To Independent News

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

The BBC has today warned of an 'unprecedented global threat to impartial and independent news' and called on relevant authorities worldwide to protect...

Mokhtar el-Ghzioui Death Threat: Morocco Salafi Clerics Back Death For Journalist

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Three of Morocco's most prominent conservative clerics have publicly backed a demand that a journalist be put to death for sup...

Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those this week that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or onl...

Ron Burkle In Bidding War To Buy Variety

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

Billionaire Ron Burkle is looking to further extend his influence in Hollywood by buying entertainment trade paper Variety, sources tell Page Six....

Watson Sims Dead: Former AP Correspondent Dies At 90

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Watson Sims, who won a Silver Star for helping rescue Gen. Douglas MacArthur during World War II and went on to become a foreig...

Rupert Murdoch Steps Up Visibility In US Politics

Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch has never been shy about voicing a political opinion, using his worldwide empire of television and newspaper outlets ...

Robert Reno Dead: Former Newsday Columnist Dies At 72

Posted 07.07.2012 | Media

MIAMI (AP) — Former Newsday columnist Robert Reno, the brother of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, has died in Miami. He was 72. ...

Estelle Ellis Rubinstein Dies: Pioneering Executive Who Launched Seventeen Magazine Dies At 92

Posted 07.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — A pioneering marketing executive who helped start Seventeen magazine in 1944 has died at age 92. Estelle Ellis Rubins...

Estelle Ellis Rubinstein Dies: Pioneering Executive Who Launched Seventeen Magazine Dies At 92

Posted 07.08.2012 | Style

NEW YORK (AP) -- A pioneering marketing executive who helped start Seventeen magazine in 1944 has died at age 92. Estelle Ellis Rubinst...

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: How CNN, Fox News Ran With The Wrong News (VIDEO)

Posted 07.08.2012 | Media

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decisio...

Study Shows Audiences Turn To TV, Online Platforms For News

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

By Venetia Rainey LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - The news: Americans love to publicly debate it, British people hardly ever pay for it onl...

Women Who Closed Gender Gap In Media

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

Forty years ago in July, Ms. debuted as a stand-alone magazine. Thanks to the efforts of Gloria Steinem, Suzanne Levine (a former editor of this magaz...