Media Industry Timeline

Big Layoffs At Hearst, Top Digital Teams Wiped Out


By now it’s not a surprise that the internet has either helped or hurt the journalism industry. Which way that pendulum swings depends on who you ask in the industry. If you’re asking an employee from Hearst corp, it will probably be the latter. Huge news came out today as it was revealed to Mashable… Read more »

AOL CEO Apologizes For Public Firing

AOL CEO Fires Head Of Patch, Apologizes Later

As detailed last week on The Inquisitr, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired a lead designer in a conference call in front of 1,000 employees last week. Patch Creative Director Abel Lenz was let go in a very public showing by Armstrong last Friday, in a clip that has since gone viral. TechCrunch posted Armstrong’s full… Read more »

NBC’s Brian Williams To Take Medical Leave

NBC's Brain Williams To Take Medical Leave

Brain Williams of NBC Nightly News has announced that he will be taking a medical leave of absence to have surgery on his right knee. The Los AngelesTimes reported that Williams announced his leave of absence late last week, and is expected to begin his absence beginning this week. The report continued on to say… Read more »

Military Removes Playboy, Penthouse, Nearly 900 More Magazines From Shelves

military playboy

Effective as of Wednesday, military exchanges are dropping Playboy, Penthouse, and 48 other adult sophisticate magazines from their shelves. But that’s only a fraction of the 891 total magazines that are being slashed to reduce space taken up by the printed publications in Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores. The Washington Post said that… Read more »

Get Rid Of Royal Baby News By Going Republican With Guardian

Guardian Republican Royalist

Royal Baby news is THE news today, but there’s a way out of the constant updates if you’re unsympathetic to the crown. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, reportedly went into labor earlier today. The Royal Gynecologist has been summoned, and all eyes are watching St. Mary’s Hospital for news of the Royal Baby’s arrival. News… Read more »

Kate Middleton, Killer Ian Brady Among Hundreds Of News Corp Victims [Report]

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton, notorious British murderers Ian Brady and Jon Venables, and more have been named as potential victims in an ongoing News Corp scandal investigation. According to a report Friday in The Guardian, officers involved in Operation Elveden will be contacting 419 victims of the crime that involved News Corp paying public officials including police… Read more »

Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin Would Have Been Shot By All Female Jury

Geraldo Rivera Trayvon Martin

Geraldo Rivera claims Trayvon Martin would have also been killed by the all-female jury that is overseeing the George Zimmerman murder case. Based on the circumstances set forth by the defense, the often controversial reporter told viewers of Fox & Friends: “I see those six ladies in the jury putting themselves on that rainy night,… Read more »

Amazon Adds More Kids Shows With Expanded PBS Partnership

Amazon Prime Kids

Amazon has expanded its partnership with PBS. Under new terms of service, the company’s Instant Video platform will now serve more children’s shows. Programs now offered on Amazon include Calillou, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Wild Kratts, and others. Anyone with Amazon’s $79-per-year Prime service can watch the shows, and they are also available to Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited program for Kindle… Read more »