Friday, August 29, 2008

MediaWatch 29 August 08

Six daily newspapers, in Minneapolis; Idaho Falls; Bakersfield; and in Spokane, Wenatchee and Yakima, Washington are all dropping the Associated Press newswires. The recent decisions to drop AP service follow a planned AP rate structure change, which was announced in 2007 and takes effect in 2009.

Barack Obama's campaign organized its supporters Wednesday night to confront Tribune-owned WGN-AM in Chicago for having a critic of the Illinois Democrat on its air. (Listen to the interview.)

Bob Cudmore interviews with NY 21st CD candidates on WVTL Radio (1570 AM) Amsterdam NY.

A former Roman Catholic priest turned talk show host is going to jail for coveting kiddie porn. (He was outed by an "online dominatrix").

Madonna has been banned from an FM radio morning show in North Florida. Gainesville/Ocala, Florida FM station WNFB 94.3 morning man Jack Wiley is outraged over a new video that plays at the opening of Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concerts as she kicks off her U.S. tour because it compares John McCain to dictators such as Hitler and Robert Mugabe.

and... Warner Bros. Television Network, which was folded with UPN into the CW in 2006, has been resurrected as TheWB.com. Again together in one place are "Buffy the Vampire Slayer,""The Gilmore Girls,""Smallville,""Veronica Mars" and "One Tree Hill."

The WB appealed to other demographics, too, but perhaps more than any other TV network, the WB set its sights squarely on teenagers. It began in 1995 — soon adding its mascot Michigan J. Frog — and reached its peak in the late '90s.
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