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Rupert Murdoch might have to bail out his son's bankrupt Australian channel 15.7.2017 Washington Post
Rupert Murdoch might have to bail out his son's bankrupt Australian channel
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Penthouse battles over rights to 'Caligula' and Omni magazine 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than 30 years after it first shocked audiences with its graphic sex scenes and depictions of gruesome violence, “Caligula” is still causing trouble, only this time in court.

Penthouse, which produced the infamous Roman epic, has filed a new complaint in a Los Angeles federal court over the...

Synergy and Science: Penthouse Acquires Beloved OMNI Magazine 11.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2017 : Penthouse announced the acquisition of OMNI magazine, adding that its upcoming issue is slated for print in late October. This ground-breaking deal symbolizes the company's reinvigoration of a cultural appreciation for science, science fiction, and technological innovation.
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California Inc.: Hollywood hopes Spider-Man does whatever a spider can 3.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

A storm cloud on the horizon: Americans enjoyed a healthy increase in income last month...

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A Pair of Decades-Old Policies May Change the Way Rural Americans Get Local News 29.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
While Americans were distracted by the very important public debates around an open internet and the proliferation of fake news online, the Federal Communications Commission quietly proposed reshaping a key way rural Americans stay informed -- their local television news . Two decades-old rules -- called by policymakers the "main studio rule" and the "UHF discount" -- come from different eras of broadcasting, one when the only electronic media was radio and the other from the days before the dominance of cable television. They also come from a different era of government, when policymakers promoted the principle of localism -- the belief that local broadcasters should serve their communities. In my new book on local media policy in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada , I note a withdrawal from localism in media policy and the chipping away at this bedrock principle of American democracy . The recent FCC moves join this trend, to the detriment of local voices, local people and local ...
Former FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality Is a First Amendment Issue 21.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In just a few short months, the Trump wrecking ball has pounded away at rules and regulations in virtually every government agency. The men and women the president has appointed to the Cabinet and to head those agencies are so far in sycophantic lockstep, engaged in dismantling years of protections in order to make real what White House strategist Steve Bannon infamously described as "the deconstruction of the administrative state." The Federal Communications Commission is not immune. Its new chair, Republican Ajit Pai, embraces the Trump doctrine of regulatory devastation. "It's basic economics," he declared in  an April 26 speech at Washington's Newseum . "The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you're likely to get." His goal is to stem the tide of media reform that in recent years has made significant progress for American citizens. Even as we rely more than ever on digital media for information, education and entertainment, Pai and his GOP colleagues at the FCC seek to turn back the ...
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Oklahoma’s ‘Pioneer Woman’ builds media empire on the Plains 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Pawhuska, Okla. • Growing up in an Oklahoma town she considered too tiny, Ree Drummond sought the bright lights of a city and headed west for Los Angeles. She never dreamed the journey would send her back to the plains of northeast Oklahoma, to a place with even fewer lights where she’s become known and built a brand as “The Pioneer Woman.” Visitors from all 50 states, Canada, South America and England have come to The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, a store-bakery-restaurant she and her husband opene... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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More Corporate Control of the Internet 20.6.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
The flip side of the Trump administration’s war on government regulations is the expansion of corporate control, which is especially true for media and the Internet, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship In just a few short months, the Trump…Read more →
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Oklahoma's 'Pioneer Woman' builds media empire on the Plains 20.6.2017 AP Top News
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) -- Growing up in an Oklahoma town she considered too tiny, Ree Drummond sought the bright lights of a city and headed west for Los Angeles....
Ernestina Herrera de Noble, who built a media empire in Argentina, dies at 92 16.6.2017 Washington Post: World
She made Grupo Clarín a telecom giant and battled with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules: Here's What You Need to Know 4.6.2017 Truthout.com
Ajit Pai, the Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, at his office in Washington, August 16, 2013. Pai officially announced a process intended to undo the 2015 Open Internet Order. (Photo: Christopher Gregory / The New York Times) FCC Chairman Ajit Pai officially released the agency's  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  ("NPRM") to begin a process intended to undo the 2015 Open Internet Order and roll back vital Net Neutrality protections. The NPRM summarizes Pai's thinking and sets up questions the FCC intends to explore during the rulemaking process. Unfortunately, it's  as bad as we expected . Not only does the NPRM propose to eliminate the FCC's only viable way to enforce Net Neutrality under Title II of the Communications Act, it specifically suggests elimination of bright-line Net Neutrality rules that prevent ISPs from engaging in paid prioritization, blocking and throttling content and websites. Yet Pai and his supporters in the cable industry are pretending that they're not ...
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‘An absolute disconnect’: How a crisis at the top could hurt Fox News at its bottom line. 25.5.2017 Washington Post
‘An absolute disconnect’: How a crisis at the top could hurt Fox News at its bottom line.
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Roger Ailes's death could increase pressure on Fox to settle legal cases, experts say 19.5.2017 Washington Post
Roger Ailes's death could increase pressure on Fox to settle legal cases, experts say
Founder of Fox News built empire, left behind trail of sexual harassment lawsuits 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Roger Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, left behind a legacy as a builder of a conservative media empire and a strategist for dozens of political campaigns. But Ailes, whose perch at the top of Fox News ended suddenly last summer following sexual harassment allegations, also leaves behind several pending lawsuits alleging harassment or race or gender discrimination involving two dozen current or former employees. Some of those cases cited Ailes and Fox News as defendants. With his death...
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Ailes' death leaves behind several harassment-related lawsuits 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Roger Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, left behind a legacy as a builder of a conservative media empire and a strategist for dozens of political campaigns. But Ailes, whose perch at the top of Fox News ended suddenly last summer following sexual harassment allegations, also leaves behind several pending lawsuits alleging harassment or race or gender discrimination involving two dozen current or former employees. Some of those cases cited Ailes and Fox News as defendants. With his death...
Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77 18.5.2017 AP Top News
NEW YORK (AP) --          Roger Ailes, the communication maestro who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel only to be ousted from his media empire at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77....
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Roger Ailes, architect of conservative TV juggernaut Fox News, is dead at 77 18.5.2017 Washington Post
The chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel was recently ousted over sexual harassment charges.
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A new TV feud: Anna Wintour and Tina Brown rivalry to be focus of Bravo series 17.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Bravo is bringing the real life drama of Condé Nast’s gilded age to the small screen in a scripted series called “All That Glitters.”

Based on Thomas Maier’s 1994 book “Newhouse,” the six-hour series will examine the rivalry and friendship of Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and Tina Brown, who...

Hollywood fondly remembers Brad Grey as 'a self-made man' and shrewd advisor 16.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
How Media Consolidation Threatens Democracy: 857 Channels (and Nothing On) 15.5.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Tookapic ; Edited: LW / TO) Earlier this week, we wrote about a pending deal between Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media . Sinclair hopes to buy Tribune, a move that will allow the company to broadcast news to 70 percent of Americans. But the deal has raised eyebrows. The company is notoriously close with Trump, and also favored George W. Bush when he was president. The company's DC office produces conservative commentary and news segments that paint Republicans in a favorable light, and distributes them to local stations around the country. Some worry that Sinclair hopes to create a competitor to Fox News , operating out of local television stations across America. To see more stories like this, visit Moyers & Company at Truthout. If the deal does go through -- anti-trust regulators and the FCC will have to approve it -- it will only have been possible because earlier this year, Trump's FCC chair Ajit Pai relaxed rules preventing media consolidation. Like much the FCC deals with -- net ...
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