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PELLEY SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA UNDERMINING SOLID REPORTING

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley had a response on Friday to those online critics of the mainstream media who say that they would rather get their news from social media than from CBS and the New York Times. “Twitter, Facebook and Reddit: that’s not journalism. That’s gossip. Journalism was invented as an antidote to […]

MOONVES BLAMES LOWER RATINGS ON DEBATES

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS chief Les Moonves on Tuesday dismissed reports noting that his network’s ratings are down this year. That may be true, he told an investors conference in New York, but only because the network’s news division was pre-empting popular programs to bring viewers important election coverage. “We had four nights of debates, which pre-empted, God […]

60 MINUTES‘ AUDIENCE GROWING YOUNGER

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s 60 Minutes, which after 44 years, continues to land in the top ranks of TV ratings, appears to be overcoming the perception that its audience is mostly composed of doddering oldtimers — a perception that has kept its ad rates low despite the high ratings. The New York Times reported on Sunday that in […]

60 MINUTES DELAYS WALLACE TRIBUTE

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although it had a pre-packaged obituary ready to air in the event of Mike Wallace’s death, CBS News and 60 Minutes decided to refresh it and air it next Sunday as a special edition of the magazine show, the New York Times reported on its website Sunday. The delay, said the newspaper, will give the […]

CAPUS: 911 TAPE EDITED FOR TIME, NOT POLITICS

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News President Steve Capus has denied that the fired news producer who edited neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman’s 911 tape had any political agenda in doing so. In an interview with Reuters over the weekend, Capus said that the producer — who has yet to be identified — “was questioned extensively about motivation, and it […]

CBS REPORTS PATERNO DEATH PREMATURELY

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday morning, although CBS News, using the technology that pushes news of major breaking events to mobile phones and tablets and to Twitter and Facebook users, posted word of his death on Saturday night. “Eye On College Football – Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno dies at 85 […]

AFTER 20 YEARS, SCHIEFFER GETS HIS WISH

December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s easy to conclude that CBS bosses take Bob Schieffer for granted. When he was temporarily assigned to take over the anchor’s desk at the CBS Evening News after the departure of Dan Rather and before the arrival of Katie Couric, he not only produced ratings for the newscast that were higher than they were […]

60 MINUTES COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO ANDY ROONEY

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney, a fixture on CBS’s 60 Minutes as its signature essayist since 1978, died in New York on Saturday just five weeks after making his final appearance on the long-running magazine show. He was 92. CBS said that Rooney died as a result of “complications following minor surgery.” It did not disclose the nature […]

CBS NEWS BEEFING UP FOREIGN COVERAGE

October 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After reportedly laying off “dozens” of staff members last year and some 120 members of its 1,600-person staff in August of this year, CBS News is beefing up its international news coverage, the Washington Post reported today (Tuesday). The newspaper quoted CBS News chairman Jeff Fager as saying that as part of the news division’s […]

CBS WON’T BE PAYING FOR BIG “GETS” IN FUTURE, NEWS CHIEF SAYS

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS News appeared to be the latest network outlet to take itself out of the bidding wars for big “gets.” Speaking to the Television Critics Association on Wednesday, CBS News President Jeff Fager said that the news division will no longer pay huge fees for pictures and home videos as a way to land exclusive […]

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