AT&T announces a half-stock, half-cash deal to acquire Time Warner, valuing the company at $85.4B — - New company with complementary strengths to lead the next wave of innovation in converging media and communications industry. —Combination unlike any other …
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox: AT&T buying Time Warner looks like an ego-driven mistake
Jason Lynch / Adweek: AT&T Has Reached a Deal to Acquire Time Warner. Now What?
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: AT&T's $85 billion deal for Time Warner already drawing regulatory fire
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Swift Opposition to Resurrection of AT&T Giant
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: AT&T to buy Time Warner in media mega-deal
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal: AT&T-Time Warner Deal Is Mostly About Defense
Colin Mann / Advanced Television: AT&T/Time Warner $85.4bn deal confirmed
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: It's Official: AT&T to Buy Time Warner
Joe Bel Bruno / Hollywood Reporter: AT&T Buys Time Warner in Transformative Hollywood Deal for Cord-Cutting Age
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: You damn well should care about the AT&T and Time Warner deal
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Source: AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80B
Amy Klobuchar / @amyklobuchar: AT&T/Time Warner merger raises significant antitrust concerns that will need to be examined: http://www.wsj.com/...
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: AT&T Buys Warner Bros., HBO, Turner Corporate Parent
Dan Primack / @danprimack: Source: AT&T and Time Warner did not plan to agree on deal yet. Leak forced timetable. Original plan was to finalize/announce post-election.
David Z. Morris / Fortune: How the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Could Hurt Consumers
Robert Donachie / The Daily Caller: AT&T Scoops Up Time Warner For A Cool $85 Billion
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: The AT&T/Time Warner deal gets blasted from both sides
Kurt Badenhausen / Forbes: Chicago Cubs Win Sets Stage For Most Expensive World Series Tickets In Baseball History
Tren Griffin / @trengriffin: “FCC and AT&T Decree Failed to Anticipate the Role of Wireless Competition” https://www.justice.gov/... Now there's an understatement.
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider: Tim Kaine weighs in on potential AT&T's purchase of Time Warner: ‘I share those concerns’ about media mergers
Todd Olmstead / @toddjolmstead: Handy guide to who owns what http://www.wsj.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Kontra / @counternotions: Remember how AT&T bought biz-tech company NCR in 1991 for $7.4B and spun it off for $3.4B in 1997?
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter: Peter Chernin Poised for Top Time Warner Role If $85 Billion AT&T Deal Closes
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: The Time Warner-Chicago Cubs Chronology
Cameron Clarke / The Drum: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner for $85bn in a move to create a new media behemoth
Bonnie Kristian / The Week: AT&T reaches $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner
Dennis K. Berman / @dkberman: Since 1984, AT&T devoured: Time Warner, DirecTV, SBC, TCI, BellSouth, Ameritech, Cingular, Alltell, Western Wireless, McCaw, SNET, Dobsonpic.twitter.com/XKsgQdGcdM
Tony Maglio / The Wrap: Trump as President Won't Approve AT&T-Time Warner, Will Break Up Comcast-NBCU (Video)
T.C. Sottek / The Verge: AT&T to buy HBO, CNN, and the rest of Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: What AT&T, Time Warner Deal Means for Content Amid a Flood of Distribution
@wsj: Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes will leave after an interim period following AT&T deal http://www.wsj.com/...
Jake Smith / ZDNet: AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Joe Flint / @jbflint: TWX CEO Jeff Bewkes first told AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson it wasn't for sale, per Stephenson. Playing hard to get! https://www.youtube.com/...
Los Angeles Times: AT&T clinches $85-billion deal for Time Warner to create entertainment powerhouse
Chris Ariens / TVSpy: Time Warner and Time Warner Cable Are Two Different Things
Jon Fingas / Engadget: AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Edmund Lee / @edmundlee: release cites things like “addressable advertising” and OTT content. So, basically, no synergies. This is a weird deal.
Om Malik / @om: Say hello to more and more zero rating, thanks to the $85 billio purchase of Time Warner by AT&T http://www.nytimes.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Media consolidation, 2016: Facebook versus a smaller and smaller number of telecoms buying up content as fast as they can.
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: It's official: AT&T to acquire Time Warner at a premium - each share worth $107.50. Will assuredly draw strong scrutiny from fed regulators
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85 billion
Keach Hagey / @keachhagey: The deal is done: AT&T, Time Warner boards meeting today to approve merger. Announcement coming tonight. w/ @tgryta http://on.wsj.com/2esPIcL
Steven Sinofsky / @stevesi: 1/ Today, just can't imagine what it must feel like to have worked on AT&T anti-trust case. 35yrs basically putting it back together. BUT...
Zack Kaplan / @zjkaplan: 1/ Some thoughts on $T / $TWC (because I need a take!)
David McCabe / The Hill: AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner: report
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Same. It's a sign that AT&T doesn't really know what else to do http://twitter.com/...
Scott Austin / @scottmaustin: New AT&T: wireless firm, satellite TV/web provider, movie studio, cable network, record label, news broadcaster, theme park developer
Matthew Zeitlin / @mattzeitlin: There's a lot of new energy in antitrust circles who want regulators to look vertically, this deal could be the ideal test case
Kenneth Li / @kenli729: What happened over the last seven years that made the marriage of content and distribution valuable again? What has Comcast done for NBCU?
Rich Greenfield / @richbtig: “Jeff Bewkes will end up being remembered as the smartest CEO in sector - knowing when to sell and not overstaying his welcome” https://twitter.com/...
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Trump Would Oppose AT&T-TW Combination
Jim Zarroli / NPR: AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion
Keach Hagey / @keachhagey: Updated with exact deal terms: AT&T buying TWX at $107.50 a share. W/ @danacimilluca @tgryta http://www.wsj.com/... via @WSJ
Adam H. Johnson / @adamjohnsonnyc: One company already has control of HBO, CNN, Warner Bros & DC Comics. It's called Time Warner. https://twitter.com/...
Matthew Zeitlin / @mattzeitlin: The ghost of Kabletown haunts AT&T's bid for Time Warnerhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/ matthewzeitlin/att-wants-to-own-cnn-and - hbo-will-washington-let-them?utm_term= .yjAvkjv1Y ...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Here are Trump's full comments about media consolidation— “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” http://cnn.it/2eryDhE
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz: AT&T is expected to buy Time Warner in a deal worth over $80 billion
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Trump: I Would Stop AT&T-Time Warner Merger, ‘Deals Like This Destroy Democracy’
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider: AT&T to buy Time Warner for $80B, deal announcement imminent - report [u: confirmed]
Zach Epstein / BGR: WSJ: AT&T will acquire Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Reaction to AT&T swallow of Time Warner swift
Eve Peyser / Gizmodo: AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Deal to Purchase Time Warner
David Z. Morris / Fortune: AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for More Than $80 Billion
Kate Palmer / Telegraph: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in $80bn deal
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: Facebook's market cap of $379 billion is bigger than the first three of these combined. Google's > sum of all. https://twitter.com/...
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: WSJ: AT&T agrees to acquire Time Warner for >$80 billion, deal to be announced shortly (update: official!)
Aaron Nagler / @aaronnagler: The same AT&T that owns DirectTV. Ma Bell is back. http://twitter.com/...
Max J. Rosenthal / @maxjrosenthal: So everyone hates their cable, everyone hates their broadband, everyone hates their cell carrier, and this is the answer? Great job, guys. http://twitter.com/...
Greg Evans / Deadline: Report: AT&T Reaches $80B+ Deal To Acquire Time Warner; Announcement Could Come As Early As Tonight
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: With ATT looking to buy Time Warner, telecom companies are content companies, too (e.g. Comcast). Net neutrality is more crucial than ever.
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: Time Warner Stock Spikes on AT&T Takeover Talk
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine: AT&T to Purchase Time Warner for $85 Billion in Latest Media Megamerger
Andrew Wallenstein / @awallenstein: Because, my friend, Netflix owns very little content (at this point), while TWX owns tons of content. Netflix is a mere platform. https://twitter.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Comcast should not have been allowed to buy NBC Universal. The unsavory, anti-competitive AT&T-TW deal is a result. http://www.bloomberg.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Wouldn't it be great if a giant telecom company owned CNN? What a time to be alive http://twitter.com/...
Brian Santo / Light Reading: That Was Quick: AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85B
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger: AT&T To Acquire Time Warner, Becoming Latest Media Giant With Cross-Device Mojo
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Remember when the cable and telco guys wanted to build their own version of the Internet? Well, it's happening. It just took awhile
CNBC: Time Warner stock surges 8.2%, breaking 15-year high; sources say AT&T could pay “north of $90” a share for the company
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters: AT&T agrees in principle to buy Time Warner for $85 billion: sources
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Resistance from Time Warner execs like Jeff Bewkes, head of HBO at the time, doomed the AOL merger, which raises questions about the prospects of the AT&T deal — The 2000 merger with AOL made Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes nauseated, so what's different now? — In the end, I guess you could finally say Steve Case was right.
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: AT&T CEO pledges journalistic independence for CNN
Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company: What the former AOL CEO says about the AT&T-Time Warner merger
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: This is AT&T's strategy to conquer the future of TV
Sudeep Reddy / @reddy: AOL founder @SteveCase on the AT&T/Time Warner deal, invoking Edison ("Vision without execution is hallucination") http://www.recode.net/... pic.twitter.com/10s4QAkko3
Stephen Gandel / Fortune: AT&T's Time Warner Deal Comes at a Huge Cost
Mark Cuban / @mcuban: @karaswisher @politico how you can be opposed to this deal and not opposed to FB buying major content plays in insta, WhatsApp and oculus?
Leslie Picker / New York Times: To Secure a Mega-Merger, AT&T Plans to Shoulder Mega-Debt
Alice Truong / Quartz: One chart that explains AT&T's purchase of Time Warner
Kara Swisher / @karaswisher: Rut-roh Jeff Bewkes! Kaine wary of AT&T-Time Warner merger via @POLITICO for iOS http://politi.co/2exOwSy pic.twitter.com/aHSCumgVQg
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: AT&T Completes $85 Billion Purchase of Time Warner
Edmund Lee / Recode: AT&T will buy Time Warner for $85 billion. Now what?
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Trump Would Block AT&T/TW Merger
Emma Hinchliffe / Mashable: Mega merger alert: AT&T to pay $85 billion for Time Warner
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for $86 Billion (Report)
Erick Schonfeld / @erickschonfeld: Maybe Verizon should come in with a surprise bid for Time Warner just to reunite it with AOL http://www.recode.net/...
New York Times:
AT&T-Time Warner deal will likely face tougher regulatory scrutiny and higher political hurdles than earlier Comcast-NBCUniversal deal — A cable and internet provider decides to buy an entertainment conglomerate. — The merger is met with skepticism by industry analysts and outrage …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: AT&T's new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting
JeeYeon Park / CNBC: AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: Donald Trump rips into possible AT&T-Time Warner deal
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Every once in a while Trump is right about something. Opposing the AT&T buyout of Time Warner is one of those rare occasions.
Rich Greenfield / @richbtig: “...a clear regulatory consensus that the behavioral remedies imposed on Comcast/NBC had failed” Thnx @BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/3IdZ13uBj6
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Only reason the AT&T buyout of Time Warner is even conceivable is Obama administration's horrible OK of Comcast buyout of NBC Universal.
Matthew Zeitlin / @mattzeitlin: To shareholders: it's good to own content directly. To regulators: oh no don't worry all distribution deals will be at arms length.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times: Making Sense of AT&T's Bid for Time Warner
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: After Time Warner, A Look At Other Media Targets
Pete Pachal / Mashable: How the AT&T-Time Warner deal threatens net neutrality
Mark Rogowsky / Forbes: AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Everybody Wants To Rule The World?
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes to Exit After AT&T Deal Closes
Paul R. La Monica / @lamonicabuzz: I can finally explain to my mother what i do for a living. I'll just tell her I work for the phone company. $T $TWXhttp://money.cnn.com/2016/10/22/ media/att-time-warner/index.html ...
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN Parent Time Warner Will Sell to AT&T for $85 Billion
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Agreement to Buy Time Warner, WSJ Reports
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
If Trump loses, news organizations should break their ratings-driven habit of giving him heavy coverage — In the final pages of Richard Ben Cramer's seminal book about presidential politics, “What It Takes,” Michael Dukakis looks around in wonderment at the scene outside his Massachusetts home less …
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Frank Bruni / New York Times: The Media's Moment of Truth
Jon Ward / @jonward11: “The Trump/media relationship has worked for both, while doing damage to the nation.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... via @Instapaper
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: Gonna be a little harder to make that case when he's just won tens of millions of votes http://twitter.com/...
MFBuckley / @mf_buckley: “The ratings-driven attention to Donald Trump's every outrageous word and deed should come to a screeching halt.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Nicco Mele / @nicco: “The ugly truth is that the Trump/media relationship has worked for both, while doing damage to the nation.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Will media get over Trump addiction if he loses? Good question from @Sulliviewhttp://wpo.st/ROu72
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Trump and the news media are trapped in an abusive relationship. Journalists have to break it off after Nov. 8. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Amazing to think Trump has dominated the news pretty much nonstop for 16 months. Wrote this in early July 2015 http://m.huffpost.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Media, especially tv guys, will have a hard time quitting trump. But I bet audience shrinks quickly w/out supporting drama of election. https://twitter.com/...
Neil W. McCabe / Breitbart:
Former ESPN analyst Curt Schilling gets daily talk show on Breitbart.com, starting Monday, broadcasting weekdays from 9am-11am ET — The pitching hero of the 2004 Red Sox World Series championship season told Breitbart News: Sunday Edition he launches his daily Breitbart.com talk show Monday.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine: Sources: Curt Schilling is joining Breitbart to host political daily online radio show
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: Curt Shilling, fired by ESPN, joins Breitbart http://nymag.com/...
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo: Curt Schilling To Join Breitbart
Jordan Graham / Boston Herald: Curt Schilling makes pitch downtown for Donald Trump
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast: Curt Schilling Launches Senate Bid with Brutal Jake Tapper Interview
Ryan Grenoble / The Huffington Post: Curt Schilling Baffled By Jewish People, Asks Jake Tapper To Explain
Media Matters for America: Breitbart News To Hire Curt Schilling Days After He Was Criticized By The Head Of The Anti-Defamation League
Dan Diamond / @ddiamond: Friday: Asks on live TV why Jews vote for Democrats. Sunday: Joining Breitbart. http://nymag.com/...
Jalal Baig / Salon: The sad decline of baseball hero Curt Schilling: From “bloody sock” to right-wing afterthought
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Curt Schilling Is Reportedly Joining Breitbart
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Trump wins endorsement from Las Vegas Review-Journal, bought by Republican megadonor and casino owner Sheldon Adelson in late 2015 — Donald Trump has received a scant few newspaper endorsements in the 2016 race, but he's finally received one from a major city newspaper: The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times: Donald Trump Gets First Major Endorsement in Las Vegas
Rob Quinn / Newser: First Major Paper Endorses Trump for President
David Corn / @davidcorndc: This is funny. https://twitter.com/...
Chelsea Bailey / NBC News: Obama Urges Vegas to Deal Clinton In
Carter Woodiel / AOL: Donald Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement
Tim S Clark / @timsclark: As seen this morning in Las Vegas, Nevada. #SundayMorning #PodestaEmails16pic.twitter.com/ ANDR7J1oWk
Steve Marmel / @marmel: So the only major paper to endorse you as of today was bought in secret by GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson? You enjoy that. http://twitter.com/...
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post: Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement, and he has Sheldon Adelson to thank
Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair: Trump Campaign Admits Things Don't Look Good
Charley Lanyon / New York Magazine: Las Vegas Review-Journal Gives Trump His First Major Newspaper Endorsement
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo: Trump picks up first major newspaper endorsement of November election
Rosemary Rossi / The Wrap: Trump's First Major Newspaper Endorsement Comes From Sheldon Adelson-Owned Outlet
Tara West / The Inquisitr News:
Gavin MacFadyen, founder and director of London's Centre for Investigative Journalism and a supporter of WikiLeaks, has died — WikiLeaks Director and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Gavin MacFadyen has died. WikiLeaks confirmed on their official Twitter account …
Discussion: Gavin MacFadyen, Press Gazette, @wikileaks, @cijournalism, @wikileaks, @wikileaks and Empty Lighthouse Music …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette: Centre for Investigative Journalism founder and ‘leading light’ Gavin MacFadyen dies
@wikileaks: Gavin Macfadyen, beloved director of WikiLeaks, now takes his fists and his fight to battle God. Sock it to him, forever, Gavin. -JApic.twitter.com/7zyzs1Qxxk
CIJ / @cijournalism: We are extremely sad to announce the death of Gavin MacFadyen, the CIJ's Founder, Director and its leading light. http://tcij.org/...
@wikileaks: Statement by wife Susan Benn on the death of her husband & WikiLeaks board member, Prof Gavin MacFadyen http://tcij.org/...
@wikileaks: Gavin Macfadyen was mentor to Assange (and his closest friend in London), to WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison, Joseph Farrell and many others.
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Bezos talks at conference about paywalls, micro-payments, The Washington Post's editorial independence, Trump and the media, and Peter Thiel — Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief and owner of the Washington Post, isn't sure that services like paywalls and tiered subscriptions can work for publishers.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Interview with Tim Wu about his new book The Attention Merchants, the origins of modern advertising, and the effects of ads on journalism — Harvesting was perhaps the original U.S. industrial activity. Economic growth relied on the reliable conversion of plants and animals into salable products, like cotton and beef.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
The Information planning to add student subscriptions for $200/year and invite-only professional investor subscriptions for $10K/year — Technology site The Information plans to launch two new products — one for students and one for professional investors — in the next year.
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Fusion employees say executives held meetings in four offices discouraging unionization — Executives held meetings in four offices discouraging unionization, employees say — Earlier this month, a majority of editorial staffers at Fusion signed union cards to join the growing list …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
A look at The Incline, Jim Brady's new local digital news operation in Pittsburgh and cross-state cousin to Philadelphia's Billy Penn — The last time I talked to Jim Brady, he was very proud of the way he was adapting to Philadelphia, where he launched the local digital news operation Billy Penn two years ago.