Archive for April 23, 2012

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

Posted in MSNBC on April 23, 2012 by icn2

TVNewser’s Chris Ariens writes that Jeremy Gaines, MSNBC’s Vice President of Communications, is leaving the network to take up a position at Gannett…

After 14 years with MSNBC, Jeremy Gaines is leaving the NBC News channel and joining McLean, VA-based Gannett where he will head up corporate communications for the 30,000-employee company which includes 82 daily newspapers, 23 TV stations, CareerBuilder.com, HighSchoolSports.net and more.

Gaines has been VP of communications at MSNBC for the last 9 years. His departure coincides with that of Lauren Kapp who leaves her post as head of marketing and communications for NBC News for the Huffington Post Media Group where she joins as SVP of global strategy.

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,158

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on April 23, 2012 by icn2

Name trouble…

Free for All: 04/23/12

Posted in Free For All on April 23, 2012 by icn2

What’s on your mind?

Betty Liu Gets Radio Show…

Posted in Bloomberg on April 23, 2012 by icn2

Talking Biz News reports that Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu will be getting her own show on Bloomberg Radio…

Betty Liu, an anchor on Bloomberg Television, will have her own radio show beginning next week.

This coming Monday, Bloomberg Radio will launches “In the Loop At the Half” with host Liu. It’s a new radio show airing at 12 p.m, to 12:30 p.m. ET featuring a look at market activity and what investors can expect in the afternoon as they head to the close.

What’s Hot/What’s Not: 04/22/12

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on April 23, 2012 by icn2

What’s Hot:

FNC hangs on to O’Reilly and Hannity – Preserving its primetime lineup until 2016 at least…

What’s Not:

Bob Beckel: Serial profanity machine – Beckel is probably the single most profane person working in cable news today. Nobody else come close in the number of on air gaffes.

Joe Muto Gawker vs FNC: Round 2 – Gawker published some internal FNC emails sent to O’Reilly Factor staff. And just how did they get their hands on those, hmmmmmmmmmm?

Correcting The Record…

Posted in Miscellaneous Subjects on April 23, 2012 by icn2

The New York Times’ David Carr writes about the dearth of on air TV News corrections out there and uses NBC’s Zimmerman edit as exmample #1…

I called Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, prepared to do battle over the lack of on-air remediation. Even though Mr. Capus had personally investigated the error, issued two statements on the matter, taken disciplinary action against six employees and led a series of meetings to remind people of best practices, nobody on the “Today” show had explained what happened, or apologized for it, to the audience.

That seemed wrong to me. A network’s primary contract is with the viewers who tune in to its shows every day, one that is more important than any obligation it feels to journalistic pundits or Beltway politicos.

“You’re probably right,” Mr. Capus said right away.

Gee, I hate when that happens. All of the arguments I had rehearsed were suddenly defused. We talked some more anyway.

“The reality is that we didn’t try to hide from it,” he said. “We did an awful lot of work after it happened. We did an exhaustive investigation, I did interviews with a lot of publications to get the message out, but we probably should have done it on our own air.”

Mr. Capus said that they were so busy cleaning up the mess “inside our own halls,” that they neglected to loop in the audience. In that sense, the process was probably too “self-reflective,” he added.

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