At midnight Tuesday, the latest dispute between a programmer and pay TV operator went right up to the wire — and then straight over the cliff as 26 Viacom channels went dark on DirecTV.
The News Corp. board of directors is expected to decide within days whether to start the process that would split the publishing assets from the company. The board is meeting in New York this week in a session called to discuss the restructuring.
The latest potential candidate is departing BBC Director-General Mark Thompson, reported by The Guardian to be “considering” the job along with other possibilities for his post-Beeb career.
Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei told the New York Times the site is adding 40 employees in coming months: 20 journalists (reporters and editors) and 20 on the business side. He wants the new staff in place by September.
Ray Bradbury was right about so many things and spellbinding about so many others that it almost hurts to write this: Ray Bradbury was wrong when it came to reading. But then I also get to tell you this: he changed his mind.
Ross Levinsohn, appointed Sunday as interim CEO, doesn’t have to learn Yahoo — he’s spent the last 18 months immersed in it.