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Time Warner/CNN: Running Scared

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Bewkes and Martin seem to be following the traditional trail of MBAs -- cut costs, put lipstick on the pig, dress it up and sell it for as much money as you can get and let the buyer worry about the future.

The Fall of the House of Turner

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I believe that it will take a lot of news intelligence and creativity to turn CNN around. Cutting costs and firing guys will not do it.

Why Video Curation Is the New Secret Sauce of Content Marketing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The future of the web won't be about content sites that drive traffic to commerce sites. It won't be about shopping sites or price matching sites that drive consumers to the lowest price sources. The future is about curation, the thoughtful and useful aggregation and organization of content, context and commerce.

Time Warner Chief Laments CNN Challenges Ahead

Posted 08.02.2012 | Media

Amidst record low ratings, Time Warner-owned CNN reportedly has major changes coming its way. Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes recently told reporter...

Time Warner CEO Calls Netflix Bid A 'Measly Little Offer'

The Hollywood Reporter | Georg Szalai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes predicted Monday that entertainment companies will in the future limit program deals with such low-priced onl...

Gary Ginsberg Joining Time Warner

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former News Corp exec Gary Ginsberg is joining Time Warner. Murdoch's former communications chief, said to be his liaison to the Democratic party, le...

Jeff Bewkes: Broadcast Networks "May Not Survive"

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

He's far less sanguine about free TV--a dinosaur awaiting a meteor strike. "The broadcast networks have fewer people watching, for shorter times of...

Jeff Bewkes: Time Warner Will Still Own Time Inc. In 5 Years

DailyFinance | Jeff BercoviciOct 2nd 2009 at 11:20AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Time Inc. is not for sale," Bewkes told his interviewer, journalist Jeffrey Goldberg. "People made these rumors because they want a lot of activity."...

News Viewers: Fox -- News Users: CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The full third quarter cable news ratings are in, and nothing has changed very much. Fox News still has more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.

AOL Is Free Again

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The day Time Warner announced it was spinning off AOL, a former colleague of mine at AOL (I was a VP there from 1998 to 2002) Twittered, "After nearly...

Amazon to Sell E-Books for iPhone: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer March 4, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Analysts believe that Genachowski's nomination for FCC Chair will strengthen the reign of companies like Google, while also pushing for more net neutrality legislation and broadband expansion.

AOL Blows Up Another Sales Executive

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Once again Time Warner and AOL top brass blow up an ad-sales exec rather than take responsibility for their own stupidity.

Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner CEO, "Intrigued" By NBC, Speculates At Length About Acquisition

Portfolio | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nearly nine months into his gestational period as chief executive of Time Warner, company loyalist Jeffrey Bewkes is hoping to deliver a media behemot...

Time Warner Focuses On What It Does Well: Content

Financial Times | Kenneth Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time Warner is focusing on its core strength, the creation of entertainment and journalism for big global audiences. That means distancing itself fro...

Jeff Zucker: The Hottest Man In Sun Valley

New York Post | Peter Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SUN VALLEY, Idaho - In what's certain to be an unfamiliar role for him, NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker is expected to be the popular guy at the Allen ...

Charter Schools Get the Test Scores Up

Tom Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Lowry

Unlike most of her audience of media moguls, charter school impresario Deborah Kenny has some positive results to brag about. Test scores have improved dramatically at her schools in just five years.

AOL For Sale?

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a meeting with about a dozen senior members of AOL's staff yesterday, Jeff Bewkes left at least one member of management with the impression that t...

Time Warner CEO Open To AOL Merger Deal

New York Times | SAUL HANSELL, LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

AOL, the company that introduced millions of people to the Internet, has tried to reinvent itself many times. The latest effort, like those before it,...

Twilight Of The Media Moguls

BusinessWeek | Johnnie L. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, as the old chestnut says, then it makes perfect sense that Barry Diller would host a swanky soiree last summer ...

New Line Faces Shutdown

Wall Street Journal | MERISSA MARR, PETER SANDERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New Line Cinema, the studio behind the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has spent the best part of a decade fiercely protecting its turf within Time Warne...

Jeff Bewkes On Yale, Greenlighting "The Sopranos," And How He's Going To Boost Time Warner's Stock Price

New York | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jeffrey Bewkes, the new chief executive of sprawling, stalled media conglomerate Time Warner Inc., hardly fits the mold of a swashbuckling visionary. ...

Time Warner's Days As World's Largest Media Company May Soon Be Over

Bloomberg | Gillian Wee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jeffrey Bewkes, who takes over as chief executive officer of Time Warner Inc. next week, may be measured by how quickly he can dismantle the world's l...

More Evidence That Time Warner Plans to Break Up

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Time Warner has a new head of Investor Relations: Douglas Shapiro, a former media analyst at Bank of America. Make no mistake: investor relations is a...

Time Warner Expected To Announce New CEO This Week

The Wall Street Journal | Melissa Marr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Like bottles of Brunello di Montalcino cellared at Time Warner Inc. chief Richard Parsons's Italian vineyard, investors in the media company have been...

Analyst: Bring Me Dick Parsons' Head - Now!

Silicon Valley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pali Research's Rich Greenfield pens another poison letter to Time Warner management: He concludes that AOL is screwed because kids these days spend a...