Life after Google: Schmidt eyes talk show shtick

January 24, 2011

GERMANY/What do you do after ten years running one of the world’s most successful and feared companies?

Break out the suspenders — CNN is hiring!

June 30, 2010

larry king 3CNN is hiring! And not just for the 9:00 pm time slot (for those of you who wear suspenders). The network just carpet-bombed Reuters employees’ in-boxes with a subject line that almost got the missive sent to the spam filter: “NEW OPPORTUNITY!”  A media company on a hiring binge is a very good thing indeed. More from the email:

AOL and its Content Strategy

May 24, 2010

AOL turned 25 today, prompting Chief Executive Tim Armstrong to make the rounds with co-founder Steve Case to celebrate the milestone. AOL has a colorful and much chronicled history, which we won’t go into detail here. What is most interesting to this reporter is  not AOL’s  past but rather its plan to pitch itself forward  as a content company just at the point when traditional media — we’re  looking at you newspapers –  are undergoing wrenching operational changes.

Look out: US online advertising seen down 5 percent

April 9, 2009

From the bearish forecast department: Screen Digest, a media research firm, issued an outlook today predicting a 5 percent decline in online advertising in 2009. Folks, we’re not talking about newspapers or network television or radio here. We’re talking about the Web.

Media is dizzy for inauguration

January 20, 2009

It’s inauguration day – and that means media will be going all out. From wires to newspapers to TV and radio, correspondents will be covering every possible angle of the event. And they won’t have a problem finding an audience.

Time Warner: It’s the hits, stupid

January 8, 2009

Far be it for us to be the umpteenth person to assail Wired editor Chris Anderson’s much quoted and yet much maligned book, The Long Tail, but Time Warner would rather keep churning out more “Dark Knights” and “Harry Potters” than fiddling down its long tail, thank you very much

Sanjay Gupta: He is a doctor AND he plays one on TV!

January 6, 2009

The Obama administration looks like it’s getting a 3-for-1 deal in CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta if it really turns out to be true that he will be tapped for the new U.S. surgeon general: He’s a celebrity, a journalist AND a doctor!

No election hangover at Time Warner

November 5, 2008

Today’s a key day for Time Warner. Despite all the worries about a downturn in advertising and consumer spending, the media company managed to post higher-than-expected results. What helped? The summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight” for certain, as well as CNN.

CNN: The most trusted name in t-shirts

April 21, 2008

It’s a tough time for the news business, so Time Warner’s venerable CNN is looking for a new revenue stream: custom-made t-shirts . Click on a tiny icon next to the site’s top news stories, and you can add the headline to an attractive “high quality American Apparel t-shirt” for the low price of $15.99. The Web 2.0 goodness doesn’t stop there: You can also share your t-shirt on Facebook or submit photos to CNN’s iReport citizen journalism site.