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  • Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

    NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level shake-up following several rough months culminating in the six-month suspension of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams for...
  • Canadians 'Spocking" the image of ex-PM on $5 bill

    The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character....
  • Love Story: Spring Break Spawns Lifetime Partnership

    Love Story: Spring Break Spawns Lifetime Partnership
    Daytona Beach 1992. Spring break. April Heavens squeezes into a Honda Civic with four other people for the drive south from Cheshire. "Pretty tight, right?" Kevin Woodcock and high school friends catch a Greyhound bus from Boston. On March 23, day...
  • Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex-bias suit

    A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon said Tuesday during testimony in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not run by men and has many female senior partners. John...
  • Polka legend 'Jolly Joe' Timmer, stricken with dementia, sells WGPA radio for $95K

    Joseph W. Timmer, known to many legions of Lehigh Valley polka fans as "Jolly Joe," has rolled out the last dance tune on his Bethlehem radio station, WGPA-AM. Confined to a nursing home with dementia, the 85-year-old Timmer was declared incapacitated...
  • In Theory: Should news organizations begin investing in reporters with intimate religious understanding?

    In a Feb. 16 column in the Catholic Herald, writer Conor Gaffey argues that news organizations need to begin investing in journalists who have an intimate understanding of religion. Gaffey points to the BBC's recent decision to do away with its head...
  • Study: Digital content makes teens feel good about themselves

    Study: Digital content makes teens feel good about themselves
    There's no question teens love digital stars: They flock to annual conventions such as VidCon, subscribe in mass numbers to YouTube and Vine accounts and even start their own video blogs. But Defy Media, a digital content company geared toward...
  • Nasdaq at 5,000: Time to be very, very afraid?

    Nasdaq at 5,000: Time to be very, very afraid?
    For the longest time, I promised myself that I would stay in the stock market until the Nasdaq Composite index reached its dot-com era peak of just above 5,000. Then I'd bail out. My will power and resistance to self-delusion are about to be tested,...
  • Radio pioneer Shirk signs off after 4 decades in Indy market

    In one of the stranger twists in the history of Indianapolis media, it fell to a former professional wrestler from Delaware County, a white guy known as an escape artist, a sort of late 20th century Houdini, to bring rap music to Indianapolis radio. It...
  • KABC-TV retains lead for 6 p.m., 11 p.m. newscasts in L.A. market

    KABC-TV retains lead for 6 p.m., 11 p.m. newscasts in L.A. market
    KABC-TV Channel 7 has long generated the highest ratings for evening newscasts in Los Angeles, but KCBS-TV Channel 2 is gaining ground. In the TV station business, it can take years for a station to surpass a competitor — unless there is a major...
  • Lawyer for media fights gag order in mine disaster case

    A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday. David Schulz told a three-...