Sunday, August 18, 2019

MICROSOFT DROPS OUT OF MSNBC.COM

July 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hit the delete key on the “MS” in MSNBC.com. Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, has acquired from Microsoft the 50 percent of the news website that it didn’t already own and has renamed it NBCNews.com. The entertainment conglomerate agreed to pay $300 million to gain full ownership of the site, the New York Times reported […]

NBC TO BUY ALL OF MSNBC.COM — CONVERT IT TO NBCNEWS.COM

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s long-rumored plan to buy from Microsoft the 50 percent of MSNBC.com that it doesn’t now own will materialize within days, media reporter Howard Kurtz reported on TheDailyBeast.com, citing people familiar with the matter. The network plans to rebrand the site NBCNews.com. For years the site has had to contend with the association with cable […]

CABLE NEWS CHANNELS MORE POPULAR ONLINE THAN NEWSPAPERS

May 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The websites of each of the major cable news channels draw more traffic than those of any newspaper — with CNN topping the field, National Public Radio (NPR) media correspondent David Folkenflik observed on Tuesday. CNN.com averages 8.5 million unique U.S. visitors each day, Folkenflik noted, citing figures from audience measurement company ComScore. MSNBC.com was […]

EX-NBC CHIEF WANTED HUFFINGTON

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former NBC chief Jeff Zucker said Monday that he had tried to acquire the liberal-leaning Huffington Post and position it as an adjunct to cable network MSNBC. Speaking at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, he noted that currently MSNBC.com does not share the “distinct point of view” of the cable channel but instead reflects the neutral position […]

DID “BABIES” VIOLATE CHILD LABOR LAWS?

May 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

An Associated Press report that speculated that the filmmakers behind the documentary Babies may have violated California child labor laws by including a California infant as one of the stars has been blasted by James Schamus, the head of Focus Features, which is releasing the movie. “Although Focus was not involved in the actual filming […]