Friday, January 16, 2009

MediaWatch 16 January 09

A tough day at the Radio Advertising Bureau got worse Thursday as someone broke into President-CEO Jeff Haley's e-mail account and sent out an incendiary message claiming several employees were grossly overpaid and the organization is "blatantly sexist." The snafu, which the RAB said was "a malicious attempt to damage" it, came after five employees were laid off. [details].

Indie radio station goes Internet-only, causing U.S. News & World Report to ask if Radio has run its course.

Less than two years after it was bought by a private equity group, the Minneapolis Star Tribune has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The Mexican press is in crisis, according to JC Cortés Cordoba of Cargamento [es]. In addition to security concerns, he laments the fact that many journalists are receiving money to write favorable articles about public officials.

Heroes lost some of its power on Trendrr’s list of the top Twittered broadcast TV shows for the week, down from the 2,000 tweets a day it was getting before the new year. Gossip Girl finished the week strong.

Facebook members will be see the Obama inauguration on CNN while staying on Facebook and of course you can always follow on TWITTER: Text HISTORY to 56333 for SMS inauguration updates.

TweetSuite Links Conversations Between WordPress Blogs and Twitter.

Guess what America! We're still not ready for digital TV!

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