The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed through the footnotes until I found my name. Now I can take my time reading it and deciding whether it is fair and balanced. Today's headlines include a look at the Oscar nominations and a profile of Amy Pascal.
Daily Dose: Media watchdog Public Knowledge just made a hire with some bite. Gene Kimmelman, a former Justice Department antitrust chief counsel and well-known consumer advocate has been named Public Knowledge's new president and chief executive. He succeeds Gigi Sohn, who left Public Knowledge to take a senior role in the administration of new
Get your pool picks ready. The Oscar nominations came out early this morning and, as expected,
Amazing Amy. There's been plenty of heat on
Pass interference? The NFL is to bring a new TV partner in for a Thursday package of games but apparently isn't totally willing to throw its own
Here we go again.
Long live the bundle. Will a federal appeals court's decision to toss the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet rules make the web more like cable TV when it comes to how content is packaged and sold? That's the fear of Wall Street Journal columnist Farhad Manjoo. The elimination of so-called net neutrality, he writes, "sets up a business model similar to that of cable, in which entertainment companies and cable providers enter into intense negotiations to determine the various tiers of your cable line-up. In other words, we're witnessing the cableization of the Internet." Complicated stuff. I'll cut to the chase. Sounds like we'll be spending more money for the Internet.
Call someone else. AT&T is pulling out of being a sponsor of
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