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BBC's Project Barcelona video store made official

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BBC director Mark Thompson has reportedly confirmed that the company is considering its own digital video store. The video portal, which is currently referred to as Project Barcelona, would serve as a repository for the company's archived content, enabling viewers to purchase digital copies of older programs or new content.......
BBC's Project Barcelona video store made official

What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

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The New York Times is testing some kind of “entry-level” product aimed at a younger, more Internet-y audience, new CEO Mark Thompson said in the company’s earnings call Thursday. Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici followed up, and an unidentified source tells him that NYT Junior — which is seriously going to need...
What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?
BBC may redefine commercial online efforts

Quentin Letts for BBC director general? | Media Monkey

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Quentin Letts "throws his hat into the ring for the top job at his beloved Beeb" in a Daily Mail comment piece. Letts, who describes himself to Mail readers as "your parliamentary sketch writer, theatre critic and occasional powder monkey", says he is applying to replace Mark Thompson as BBC...
Quentin Letts for BBC director general? | Media Monkey

NYT EDITOR IN CHIEF: I Couldn't Fire Joe Nocera, Even If I Wanted To

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There was a fun exchange at our IGNITION conference between Henry Blodget (our editor-in-chief) and Jill Abramson, the editor-in-chief of the New York Times. Abramson said she couldn't fire a controversial op-ed writer, even if she wanted. She says she's not in charge of the editorial section. She runs the...
NYT EDITOR IN CHIEF: I Couldn't Fire Joe Nocera, Even If I Wanted To

BPI: 6 Music closure 'defies belief'

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Record industry bodies the BPI and Aim protest over BBC plans, while broadcasting minister Ed Vaizey backs digital stationPressure is growing on the BBC to save 6 Music from closure, with the music industry weighing in to support the digital radio station.The BPI, which represents the UK's music companies, said...
BPI: 6 Music closure 'defies belief'

New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

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The BBC’s new director-general has vowed to merge TV, radio and online teams so that the the corporation creates “genuinely digital content for the first time”. The BBC is often thought of as an online exemplar. In fact, the big digital ideology of the the last several years has been making...
New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

How The New York Times Dealt With Covering A Scandal Involving New CEO Mark Thompson

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One challenge, many news organizations eventually face, is how to cover themselves. What happens when the publication becomes the story? The new CEO of The New York Times, Mark Thompson, came to the company from the BBC, fresh off the heals of a major reporting scandal there. The Times have questioned...
How The New York Times Dealt With Covering A Scandal Involving New CEO Mark Thompson

NYT says new products to be profitable by late 2014

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The New York Times Company remains focused on the long game even as digital subscription growth flattens and advertising shows ongoing weakness. On a Thursday earnings call, executives described new products that it hopes will bring in multiple revenue streams, but cautioned that they would not yield a profit in the...
NYT says new products to be profitable by late 2014

BBC boss confirms plans to launch TV content download service to rival iTunes

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BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed that the Beeb is working on launching a service that will let users download individual TV programs for a fee, the Guardian reports. Thompson made the announcement during a speech to the Royal Television Society in London today. Rumor had first emerged last...
BBC boss confirms plans to launch TV content download service to rival iTunes

Is Mark Thompson what the NYT really needs right now?

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One of the most eagerly anticipated CEO announcements in recent media history arrived on Tuesday, with the news that former BBC director-general Mark Thompson has been given the top spot at the New York Times — which has been without a chief executive since former CEO Janet Robinson left in...
Is Mark Thompson what the NYT really needs right now?

BBC to open archive for downloads

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BBC director general Mark Thompson announces proposals to allow viewers to permanently download copies of archived programmes....
BBC to open archive for downloads

The New York Times Posts a Help Wanted Ad For a Sales Boss

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Anyone want to sell ads for America’s best-known newspaper? The New York Times is looking for a new ad sales head, following a corporate re-org that went into effect yesterday. Denise Warren, who used to head up both ad sales and the Times Web site, has a new role heading...
The New York Times Posts a Help Wanted Ad For a Sales Boss

Put more older women on screen, Miriam O'Reilly tells TV bosses

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Former BBC Countryfile presenter says report on public concern at lack of diversity is a clear message to programme makersFormer Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly has called on television executives to put more older women on screen as the BBC's director general, Mark Thompson, admitted it was an issue that "needs...
Put more older women on screen, Miriam O'Reilly tells TV bosses

Project Barcelona: Why the BBC’s download-to-own plans make a lot of sense

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The idea first started to float earlier this year: the BBC was apparently pondering charging UK iPlayer users to watch archived content beyond its initial catch-up period of 7 days. Despite it being far from confirmed, the licence-fee-paying public were up in arms about it, pointing out that they already...
Project Barcelona: Why the BBC’s download-to-own plans make a lot of sense

Four things the Washington Post's new editor can do to avoid disaster

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Now that the election is over, much of the talk in Washington media circles is likely focused on the other momentous change that has taken place: namely, the appointing of a new editor for the venerable Washington Post. While Marty Baron’s appearance at the Post isn’t fraught with the same...
Four things the Washington Post's new editor can do to avoid disaster

New York Times to refine subscription model in wake of sliding ad revenue

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If you're an avid reader of The New York Times, you're probably already familiar with its complex subscription model that ranges in price between $15 and $35 per month. Yes, it's sometimes costly to stay in the loop, but on the upside of the paywall, company CEO Mark Thompson...
New York Times to refine subscription model in wake of sliding ad revenue

6 Music shows its class with record audience

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BBC digital station hits new high with audience of nearly 1.5 million, as Radio 5 Live loses almost a million listenersBBC 6 Music, the digital station that the corporation tried to axe, has celebrated its biggest audience of nearly 1.5 million listeners on the eve of its 10th birthday.6 Music,...
6 Music shows its class with record audience

BBC's Director-General confirms instant video on-demand store is coming

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Just last week, rumors regarding the BBC's purported iTunes competitor were making the rounds. Now, thanks to Director-General Mark Thompson, we can confirm that it is indeed in the works. Currently known around the British offices as "Project Barcelona," the service is expected to be an à la carte...
BBC's Director-General confirms instant video on-demand store is coming

Miriam O'Reilly complains of BBC hostility after ageism case

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Former Countryfile presenter says in formal letter apologies and offers of work were 'clearly just a PR damage limitation exercise'A pledge by the new BBC director general, George Entwistle, to put more older women on screen has suffered a blow with the former Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly making a formal...
Miriam O'Reilly complains of BBC hostility after ageism case

The New York Times now boasts 668,000 paying digital subscribers, Q4 revenue rises to $575.8m

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The New York Times Company today reported strong earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, as well as the full year. The publisher’s total revenues increased 5.2 percent to $575.8 million from $547.4 million in Q4 2011, but advertising revenues decreased 3.1 percent year-over-year. More specifically, print advertising revenues...
The New York Times now boasts 668,000 paying digital subscribers, Q4 revenue rises to $575.8m

George Entwistle: 23 years getting to the top of the BBC. Gone in 54 days

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He was the quiet man of the BBC. After spending nearly a quarter of a century in news and factual programmes - including as an award-winning head of Newsnight - he became director general. Then the Savile storm hit the corporationWhen George Entwistle was appointed as Director general of the...
George Entwistle: 23 years getting to the top of the BBC. Gone in 54 days
BBC confirms 'Project Barcelona' video download service is in the works

George Entwistle announced as next Director General at the BBC, prepares for world service

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The good-ship BBC won't steer itself, and it's just been announced that George Entwistle is the next to take the wheel. Currently director of BBC Vision (the Beeb's fancy name for TV,) Entwistle will take over from Mark Thompson, who announced back in March that he'd be leaving Auntie's...
George Entwistle announced as next Director General at the BBC, prepares for world service

New York Times posts ho-hum numbers, slow digital growth

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The New York Times Company posted earnings on Thursday morning that show the company’s ongoing struggle to create significant growth in its digital operations. While circulation revenues continue to rise, all forms of advertising are in decline and overall revenue is shrinking. The company posted earnings per share of 32...
New York Times posts ho-hum numbers, slow digital growth

Alan Patricof Explained Why He Ditched His $40 Billion Fund For A $75 Million One

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In 1969, Alan Patricof founded Patricof and Co., an early venture capital firm. Over the next 40 years, he turned that into Apax, one of the largest private equity firms in the world. And then he left it.  Forming a new company called Greycroft, Patricof has decided to "return" to...
Alan Patricof Explained Why He Ditched His $40 Billion Fund For A $75 Million One

Mark Thompson Is The New CEO Of The New York Times

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Mark Thompson is the new CEO of the New York Times, reports The New York Times. Click here for updates to this story. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Mark Thompson Is The New CEO Of The New York Times

Three questions for the New York Times Co

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The New York Times Company’s   latest earnings, announced today, told a familiar story of long-term print decline, unstable advertising and a nucleus of hope based on digital subscriber growth. On a call with investors, executives repeated their mantra that it’s “early innings” and reminded listeners that digital strategy is...
Three questions for the New York Times Co

New York Times taps BBC executive for its new CEO

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It took more than eight months but the New York Times finally has a new chief executive. The company announced today that it has hired BBC Director-General Mark Thompson to be President and CEO. In a release issued after markets closed on Tuesday, the Times cited Thompson’s track record developing new products...
New York Times taps BBC executive for its new CEO
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