September 19, 2001 |
Media groups E.W. Scripps Co. and New York Times Co. on Tuesday joined a growing number of publishers warning that last week's airplane attacks would further dent advertising and hurt their financial results. USA Networks Inc., the media company run by Barry Diller, also warned of lower earnings, citing lower sales at its Home Shopping Network last week. Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co.
May 7, 1996 |
Pulitzer Publishing Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to buy Scripps League Newspapers for between $230 million and $240 million. Five Scripps League newspapers are in California, including the Record-Gazette in Banning, the Hanford Sentinel, the Napa Valley Register, the Santa Maria Times and the Daily Midway Driller in Taft. Pulitzer publishes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Arizona Daily Star of Tucson.
December 2, 2004 |
Ken Lowe had an idea that every room in the house, and the grounds outside, could have its own television show. The idea became Home & Garden Television. Since it went on the air a decade ago, HGTV has become one of America's most recognized cable brands, reaching 87 million households and sprouting sister networks for E.W. Scripps Co. "Not everybody recognized -- maybe even some of us who were there that fateful morning on Dec.
April 17, 2012 |
SANFORD, Fla. — As George Zimmerman's attorney filed a motion for the judge in the Trayvon Martin murder case to step aside, several media outlets sought Monday to unseal court documents. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of the unarmed African American teenager on Feb. 26 in Sanford. The case has sparked national demonstrations and raised questions about race and gun control. Zimmerman, who is white and Latino, says he acted in self-defense.
November 17, 1990 |
Union employees at United Press International voted Friday to take a 35% pay cut rather than see the 83-year-old American news agency close down at midnight. But some said they voted for the reduction so they could have an income while they looked for other work, and some fear that the long-suffering company may not survive past Christmas. UPI's parent, Infotechnology Inc., had asked staff members to take the pay cut for 90 days, and perhaps longer, to give it time to find a buyer.
March 14, 2006 |
Gary B. Pruitt says that he would have been perfectly happy to remain in his former career as a 1st Amendment attorney -- fending off libel suits and arguing for the public's right to know on behalf of the Sacramento Bee and other McClatchy Co. newspapers.
August 26, 2009
Ventura and Los Angeles, Calif. - August 24, 2009 - The Ventura County Star and the Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) today announced their participation in a late-week total market coverage advertising insert program, providing an effective distribution solution with targeted reach to 95,000 East Ventura County households, plus Fillmore and Mission Oaks. "We're pleased to be able to offer this combined preprint package to our advertisers and our community," said George Cogswell, President and Publisher of the Ventura County Star.
June 20, 2005 |
Lee Masters, who is credited with building E! Entertainment Television, hasn't played a high-profile role in the media industry in years. After cashing out of the cable channel in 1998, he ran an interactive TV company for four years, and then retired. Now, he's back. Today Idetic Inc., a Berkeley-based company that provides video content to cellphone users, is expected to announce that the 53-year-old Los Angeles entrepreneur has become a director, investor and senior advisor.
May 6, 2010 |
Media mogul Haim Saban wants to become a brand mogul, too. Saban, who first earned a fortune with "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and now is chairman and chief executive of Saban Capital Group, which counts the powerful Spanish-language broadcast network Univision among its holdings, is launching a new company, Saban Brands, and says he is committing $500 million in capital to acquire established entertainment and consumer names. Brands have become one of the latest obsessions for companies looking to reach consumers beyond traditional media.
October 12, 1999 |
Rite Aid Corp., the third-largest U.S. drugstore chain, on Monday reported a loss for its fiscal second quarter and said it might shed more West Coast stores. Higher interest payments and slowing West Coast sales contributed to the loss of $67.9 million, or 26 cents a share, including a pretax charge of about $34 million for closing or moving 106 stores, the company said. Sales rose 17% to $3.51 billion, with sales at stores open a year or more up 8%.