In recent days, Bezos has met with the final two candidates for the Post publisher and C.E.O. position.
MEDIA October 25, 2023
I’m told that Bezos is expected to make his WaPo C.E.O. selection in a matter of days. Barring any unforeseen crisis or change of heart, he will formally announce the new leader no later than next month.
It’s now clear why Bob Iger hung a “For Sale” shingle on ABC and the linear networks in Sun Valley.
MEDIA October 20, 2023
News and notes from across the media industry: ESPN’s profit cliff, the Bezos C.E.O. announcement timeline, and Apple’s “clear and present danger.”
Until recently, Jeff Bezos had been relying on Patty Stonesifer, his longtime confidant and Amazon board member, to winnow the pool down from seemingly every media executive under the sun.
MEDIA October 18, 2023
News and notes on the rag trade during an astonishing week: The Washington Post winnows its search, Mark Thompson makes CNN’s debate case, and an Axios reporter laps the field.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough took his “friends at Axios” to task over a headline that characterized the students’ letter as “pro-Palestinian,” rather than “pro-Hamas.”
MEDIA October 13, 2023
Cable news has always struggled to balance moral clarity with the view from nowhere, especially when it pertains to Israel and Palestine. For many, the atrocities of the past week have validated the importance of on-the-ground reporting in an era where success is too often determined by style over substance.
Jeff Bezos’ shortlist for the next Washington Post C.E.O. continues to whittle down.
MEDIA October 11, 2023
Jeff Bezos is zeroing in on a new leader for The Washington Post, and it’s not one of the usual suspects. Plus, some news about the first days of the Mark Thompson era at CNN.
Meet the Press host Kristen Welker and NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and are seen as the most likely co-moderators for the next debate.
MEDIA October 6, 2023
Inside the late-stage negotiations for NBC News to host the third Republican debate—with the possible stipulation that it won’t be simulcast on MSNBC. Plus, updates on the remaining contenders in the Patty Stonesifer succession race.
Jeff Bezos remains committed to growing and globalizing The Washington Post—the mystery, which has become a parlor game in media circles these days, is who he will task to do it.
MEDIA October 4, 2023
News and notes from the Sulzberger penthouse: on Mark Thompson’s new CNN, the WaPo C.E.O. search, and Zaslav’s battle with DirecTV.
While most of Thompson’s meetings have focused on the flagship linear product, he has also telegraphed in private conversations that he is committed to a long-term transformation of CNN’s business model, presumably based on the playbook he ran as C.E.O. of The New York Times Company.
MEDIA September 29, 2023
As Mark Thompson finally ascends to the throne of CNN, “The Quad” prepare for the post linear world. Plus: a Fox-Newsmax morality tale for our times.
In June, Jeff Bezos appointed Patty Stonesifer as The Washington Post’s interim chief executive, in charge of spearheading the search for Fred Ryan’s permanent replacement.
MEDIA September 27, 2023
Interim leader Patty Stonesifer has whittled down the shortlist to about five candidates, as the Bezos-owned mediaco, on track to lose roughly $100 million this year, struggles to regain its footing against The New York Times et al.
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 13: (L to R) Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp and chairman of Fox News, and Lachlan Murdoch, co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, walk together as they arrive on the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
MEDIA September 22, 2023
Ok, so Lachlan is now officially the last Murdoch standing. What’s next? (Plus, news and notes on the ‘Times’ and CNN.)
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