Fox Returns to Cablevision — The Fox network flickered back to life in three million homes serviced by Cablevision on Saturday night, signaling an end to an unusually long and bitter feud between the cable company and Fox's parent company, the News Corporation.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: News Corp., Cablevision Reach Deal In ‘Principle’; Fox Service Restored
Cyril Washbrook / The Spy Report: US: Fox and Cablevision resolve carriage fees dispute - acrimoniously
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com: The Cablevision/Fox Saga Ends
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Cablevision, Fox End Retrans Stalemate
Dashiell Bennett / The Wire: Cablevision and FOX Reach Deal; World Series Back On TV
Joe Flint / Company Town: News Corp. deal with Dish Network may increase heat to get Cablevision fight settled
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker: Fox, Dish Network settle; cable's FX restored, broadcast crisis averted
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Fox Cuts Deal With Dish
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: FCC Chairman Welcomes Fox/Dish Deal
Brent Lang / The Wrap: Fox and Dish Network Reach Carriage Agreement
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Explains The Purpose Of The Rally To Restore Sanity — For a few seconds there, it seemed even Jon Stewart wasn't quite sure what the nature of his beast, the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, was. “What exactly was this?” he asked the crowd.
Brian Montopoli / CBS News: Jon Stewart Rally Attracts Estimated 215,000
Christopher John Farley / Speakeasy: ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’: The Roots' Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson on the March
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: The Stewart/Colbert rally: what did you think?
Hadley Freeman / Guardian: Jon Stewart rally: moderation breaks out in Washington crowd
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Stewart and Colbert's Rally: Irony and Sincerity, Merged
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast: The Day D.C. Went Sane
Kyle Leighton / The New Yorker Blog: The Rally to Restore Sanity: A View From the Mall
Gail Sister / The Wrap: Sanity/Fear Rally Neither Funny Nor Political, But Shows the Power of Jon Stewart
Michael Shaw / BAGnewsNotes: Somewhat Restoring Sanity
Brian Stelter / The Caucus:
Rally Includes Lesson in Media Criticism 301 — The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear will be remembered, in part, as an expensive, engrossing act of media criticism. — Jon Stewart, the comedian who hosted the Comedy Central rally alongside Stephen Colbert, spoke about the press as an …
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Jeff Jarvis / The Huffington Post: To rally, perchance to dream
Hadley Freeman / Guardian:
Arianna Huffington's on the bus to the ‘fantastic’ Rally to Restore Sanity — 200 vehicles laid on by the Huffington Post travel to join Jon Stewart in Washington DC — Like religious devotees who believe physical hardships make the pilgrimage all the more satisfying, over 10,000 people …
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Dave Itzkoff / The Caucus: Live Blog: At the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
J.P. Freire / Washington Examiner: “Rally to Restore Sanity” pledges to “strictly prohibit filming” at National Mall
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Put on a Show
Kenneth R. Bazinet / NY Daily News: Arianna Huffington paying for 10,000 New Yorkers' buses to Jon …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Good advice for journalist entrepreneurs at ONA — “If you are a journalist and you want to be an entrepreneur, you need to have a serious, serious attitude adjustment.” — That was Michele McLellan's advice leading off the “Turning Bits into Bucks” session here at ONA 2010.
Michael Oneal / Los Angeles Times:
Hedge funds sue banks that funded Tribune Co. buyout — They allege the lenders knew the company was being made insolvent. — A group of hedge funds has sued the banks that funded Tribune Co.'s 2007 leveraged buyout, alleging that the lenders knowingly rendered the company insolvent and precipitated its 2008 bankruptcy.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Topix Finds Niche In Political Ads — Local is fast becoming the biggest part of a company's online social strategy, and politicians are catching on, albeit slowly. The insight led Topix to create forums based on ZIP codes that let visitors share their views on local and state political issues and candidates.
Hunter Walker / New York Observer:
The Perils of Being a Gawker Media Tipster — Gawker Media founder Nick Denton built a multimillion media empire with a ruthless brand of no-holds-barred tabloid blogging often aided by a wide network of anonymous, mercenary spies and tipsters. Lately, though, Gawker Media's record …
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Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: How The Smoking Gun Outed Christine O'Donnell's Anonymous ‘One-Night-Stand’ Partner
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: I had a one-night stand with Nick Denton. — Actually no, but I did see him last night.
A New Partnership: American Public Media's Public Insight Network — Today we are announcing our partnership with American Public Media's Public Insight Network. — The Public Insight Network began in 2003 at Minnesota Public Radio as a new way to connect journalists with the community they serve …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Three investigative newsrooms join APM's Public Insight Network
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Updated: AOL Lands Obama, Celebs for Series — AOL thinks Web users are ready for appointment TV. — The beleaguered portal on Monday (Nov. 1) will roll out three new daily series, which will be scheduled much like traditional TV. The new shows include You've Got, which will consist …
Discussion: Tubefilter News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Faulty Metrics Make for a Media Guessing Game — The irony is keenly felt by virtually every media entity, whether it is a tiny web-native outlet or a giant traditional publisher: The Internet, the most easily — and frequently — measured medium in the history of humanity …
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Redbox planning to expand onto the Web next year — As more consumers leave DVDs behind for digital downloads, the company that brought movie vending machines to grocery stores nationwide is following the audience. — Redbox unveiled Thursday a new digital strategy that by next year …
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Monika Bartyzel / The Moviefone Blog: Redbox Moves to the Web Next Year