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Verizon buys Alltell for $5.9 billion

Locally Alltel will be retained and combined with Verizon Wireless’ operations, the company will continue to use the Alltel brand for the next several months, as it works to integrate networks, convert billing systems and upgrade high-speed wireless broadband service. Alltel customers will [...]

No Life in PNJ

The Pensacola News Journal has no Life section today. The Thursday edition has undergone its version of "The Biggest Loser" by dropping down from five sections (News, Local, Life, Sports and Classifieds) to three sections. Classifieds have been combined with Sports. Life has been divided between [...]

Buzz: Barrows gets 10pm slot

We've heard through the media grapevine that Mollye Barrows is the new 10pm co-anchor for WEAR TV3. She will continue with her 4pm also. Barrows had been banished from prime time after a series of investigations into the financial dealings of then-Sheriff Ron McNesby. If I remember correctly [...]

Ticket sports host convicted

Scott McKinney, co-host of "Southern Sports Tonight" and "Morning Wrap" on 98.1 FM The Ticket, pleaded guilty Jan. 2 to nine counts of theft and one count each of organized fraud, money laundering and racketeering. The Daily News reports: "Eight of the theft charges involved money taken from [...]

News Channel ratings

LA Times reports: "Fox News racked up its seventh straight year as the most-watched cable news channel, delivering an average prime-time viewership of 2.1 million, 40% more than 2007, according to data released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. CNN placed second with 1.3 million, up 69%, while [...]

50 things we now know

The Tampa Tribune put together this list of things we know now that we didn't know a year ago. Here are a few factoids on the list: After a decade of increases, the number of mobile phones being shipped to market is shrinking. Consumers are sticking with their phones longer. People in a [...]

Mika who?

Washington Post has a piece of Joe Scarborough's co-host Mika Brzezinski. The article describes how she texts friends and even Joe's wife Susan during the show while Joe is ranting about something. Mika was here last January when Rudy Guiliani was in town. She and Joe did their morning show from [...]

Scarborough gets radio show

Conservative radio can't wait for the Obama administration. Of course, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity can't wait, but others are waiting in the wings. Morning Joe Scarborough is set to convert his TV show with Mika Brzezinski to radio...Will WCOA, WEBY or 1620 get it? Fred Thompson - once the [...]

How journalism will survive

From Online Journalism Review: Activist newsrooms don't have to abandon journalistic principles, says Robert Niles. "They simply need to refocus on principles they should have been aspiring to all along -- such as accuracy, truth and justice," he writes. "Our reports must be factually accurate. [...]

Paperless Daily

Wall Street Journal reports that the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News may only publish web versions of its paper Mondays through Wednesdays and Saturdays. The papers are owned by Detroit Media Partnership L.P. - Gannett is the operating partner so except similar changes here if the [...]

Gannett makes more cuts

The rumor is that the paper will cut the extra "n" and "t" from its name (credit Reuters blogs). The City Paper (an alt-weekly in Rochester, NY) has a column on the ever-shrinking daily---their daily paper is owned by Gannett, too. When their daily made recent cuts, its editor wrote: [...]

News coverage of budget workshop weak

News coverage of budget workshop weak

Escambia County Commission held its first budget workshop yesterday. WEAR TV focused on the cuts on funds given to non-profits like the Florida Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Michael Cemetery, Clean & Green, 4th of July Fireworks. No mention of proposed cuts in the more essential services like public [...]

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