June 1, 2011 |
Emily Smith has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president of digital for the Los Angeles Times Media Group, underscoring the news organization's increasing focus on digital media. Smith will oversee new ways to deploy content through online and mobile platforms, and will also lead efforts to generate revenue from these initiatives. "One of [the company's] overarching goals is to ensure our digital portfolio best reflects our commitment to being Southern California's No. 1 source for news and information, anytime and anywhere," said Kathy Thomson, Times president and chief operating officer.
May 12, 2011 |
Cable giant Comcast Corp. has hired Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker as senior vice president of government affairs for its NBCUniversal unit. Baker, who will leave the FCC when her term expires in June, is the latest hire for Comcast, which has been beefing up its already formidable lobbying team since taking over NBCUniversal. Earlier this year, Comcast wooed National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. President Kyle McSlarrow away from the association to be president of Comcast/NBCUniversal Washington.
January 7, 2011 |
National Public Radio's admission that it botched the handling of Juan Williams' termination last year, resulting in the resignation of its top news executive Thursday, seems certain to reignite a push by conservatives in Congress to cut government funding for the news organization. The sponsor of a bill to eliminate NPR's taxpayer support ? as well as a proposal to stop federal money for all of public broadcasting, including TV ? said the re-airing of the Williams affair this week would put more heat on institutions already unpopular with congressional Republicans.
August 9, 2010 |
An executive who oversees hardware engineering for the iPhone is leaving Apple Inc., a company spokesman said Monday. Apple did not say why the executive, Mark Papermaster, senior vice president of iPhone and iPod hardware engineering, was leaving the company. Papermaster couldn't be reached for comment. But according to news reports, Papermaster apparently was being left out of the decision-making process and had lost the confidence of Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Papermaster's departure adds to Apple's public relations woes related to its new iPhone 4. The controversy has been dubbed "antennagate" because of reception problems that have plagued the device since its launch in June.
January 6, 2010 |
Cleared last month of criminal wrongdoing by a federal judge, Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli has returned to the Irvine chip designer as senior vice president and chief technical officer, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Samueli, who founded Broadcom in 1991 with friend Henry T. Nicholas III, resumed his former positions in December after a federal judge threw out his guilty plea in a stock- option backdating case, said Bob Marsocci, Broadcom's vice president for corporate communications.
September 15, 2009 |
Moving to contain a public relations mess, Wells Fargo & Co. fired a top executive accused of using a bank-owned Malibu beach house to entertain her family and friends. Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president responsible for commercial foreclosed properties, broke company rules barring personal use of bank property, Wells Fargo said in a statement Monday. The Times reported last week that Guyton had been spotted by neighbors spending time at the Malibu Colony home with her family this summer.