Starting the week off right:
Above the Fold, Below Board: Newspaper giants meet with Google, demanding that their story links get better treatment in the search icon’s PageRank system. Special treatment? For newspapers? The hell you say!
Buzz Bin: Did an errant e-mail tip Buzz managers to KARN’s sports radio plans? Justin Acri ain’t talkin.’ But ESPN radio programming bows on the Buzz in early April.
News Wanted: What happens to a town when the local newspaper folds? Apathy! An uninformed populace! Radio hosts with nothing to talk about!
Mgmt: Nexstar Broadcasting, which owns TV stations in Arkansas including KARK in Little Rock and KNWA in Fayetteville, is taking over management duties for seven private-equity owned stations in Texas, Utah, Rhode Island and Florida.
Well Endowed: Equity firm chairman Warren Hellman and other San Francisco business people offer to help the ailing for-profit San Francisco Chronicle become an ailing nonprofit.
Static: A radio industry insider wonders just how long Citadel Broadcasting can keep this up.
Apocalypse Now: According to AdAge, things are bad all over!
Loaded Questions: The editor at the Memphis Commercial Appeal talks about the fallout from their own concealed-gun permit database kerfuffle.
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