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LAFF Comedy Broadcast Network To Launch April 15 in 21 Markets

It’ll be Tax Day, but Katz Broadcasting is hoping Americans in 21 markets will find something to laugh about with the launch April 15 of LAFF, what Katz calls the nation’s first comedy-driven broadcast network, 267 more words

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Report: Anschutz Explores Resurrecting Rocky Mountain News

DENVER (AP/CBS4) - Billionaire investor Philip Anschutz is exploring the possibility of resurrecting the Rocky Mountain News, a daily newspaper in Denver that was shuttered in 2009 after nearly 150 years in operation, according to a newspaper report. 249 more words

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Scripps Readies 2nd Release Of Political App

via NetNewsCheck…”The E.W. Scripps Company is readying a second iteration of its Podium app for December, aiming to connect users more closely to the legislation that emerges around their political passion topics. 55 more words

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Scripps 'Learning Quickly' On Digital Sales

“There are no half measures in digital sales for The E.W. Scripps Company, where the game plan calls for aggressive offense and deep, long-range investment. 116 more words

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Gannett Is Latest Media Co. To Separate Print And Hitch A Ride With TV

Even newspaper companies don’t want to depend on newspapers any longer.

Gannett Co. once had a reputation for being the nation’s most disciplined manager of print publications that could be as large as USA Today and as small as the Palladium-Item of Richmond, Indiana. 444 more words

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Spell M-E-R-G-E-R: E.W. Scripps, Journal Communications Will Create TV-Station Powerhouse, Spin Off Newspapers

Here’s the latest installment in the media merger mania saga: Journal Communications shares are up 26.6% with E.W. Scripps +10.6% today after the companies unveiled a plan to merge TV operations and spin off their newspapers. 226 more words

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Scripps, Journal Communications to Combine TV Stations, Spinoff Newspapers

Two more TV station groups are merging in an effort to achieve greater scale and separate broadcast and newspaper holdings.

E.W. Scripps Co. has set a deal with Journal Communications that will create two public companies: one housing their combined broadcast and digital assets, the other housing newspapers including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Ventura County Star and Knoxville News Sentinel. 307 more words

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