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Ny Times Data Wiz Silver Jumping To Espn/abc

22nd July 2013

Nate Silver, the data analyst who predicted with astonishing accuracy the outcome of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections for the New York Times, has been persuaded to jump ship and join ESPN/ABC, where he...

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Former Bbc Director General Mark Thompson Gives Evidence Into Jimmy Savile Newsnight Case

By Joe Wilde | 24th November 2012

The Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile and his unsavoury antics that was dropped by the network's executives is being investigated to see why the show was dropped in the first place, with former BBC director...

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Ex-bbc Chief Under Fire From Paper Where He's Now Ceo

16th November 2012

New questions have been raised about when former BBC Director General Mark Thompson learned about allegations that the public broadcaster's famed host Jimmy Savile had sexually abused numerous children, many in his dressing room at...

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Former Bbc Man Mark Thompson Begins New Role At New York Times, With Bbc Turmoil Ongoing

By Joe Wilde | 13th November 2012

Mark Thompson, the former director general of the BBC, began his new job as the CEO of the New York Times today (Nov 12), determined not to have the scandals engulfing his former employers rub...

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Ny Times Raises New Questions About Incoming Ceo

5th November 2012

A week before Mark Thompson is due to take over as CEO of the New York Times (on November 12), the Times has again raised questions about his fitness for the job, in light of...

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Ny Times Raises New Questions About Incoming Ceo

5th November 2012

A week before Mark Thompson is due to take over as CEO of the New York Times (on November 12), the Times has again raised questions about his fitness for the job, in light of...

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Times Chairman Under Fire -- From His Own Staff

31st October 2012

New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has declined to comment on a devastating opinion piece by the paper's longtime business columnist Joe Nocera taking Sulzberger to task for standing by his decision to...

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Times Chairman Under Fire -- From His Own Staff

31st October 2012

New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has declined to comment on a devastating opinion piece by the paper's longtime business columnist Joe Nocera taking Sulzberger to task for standing by his decision to...

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Victims By Proxy | How The Savile Scandal Is Affecting More And More People

By Lorna Greville  | 30th October 2012

The Jimmy Savile scandal has already officially claimed its first victim in the arrest of Gary Glitter last Sunday (28th Oct. 2012), however there are undoubtedly many more people waiting uncomfortably for their fated call....

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Gary Glitter Arrested In Expanding Bbc Sex Scandal

29th October 2012

Paul Gadd, a pop singer known in the 1970s as Gary Glitter, was arrested in his London home on Sunday in connection with the spreading sex scandal that erupted with allegations that the late BBC...

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Gary Glitter Arrested In Expanding Bbc Sex Scandal

29th October 2012

Paul Gadd, a pop singer known in the 1970s as Gary Glitter, was arrested in his London home on Sunday in connection with the spreading sex scandal that erupted with allegations that the late BBC...

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Sulzberger Gives Ex-bbc Head His Blessing, Despite Scandal

26th October 2012

The New York Times's ombudsman may have expressed serious doubts about the qualifications of former BBC Director General Mark Thompson's qualifications to become president and CEO of The New York Times Company in the wake...

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Sulzberger Gives Ex-bbc Head His Blessing, Despite Scandal

26th October 2012

The New York Times's ombudsman may have expressed serious doubts about the qualifications of former BBC Director General Mark Thompson's qualifications to become president and CEO of The New York Times Company in the wake...

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Nt Times Ombudsman Calls For Probe Of Incoming Ceo

24th October 2012

The welcome mat is being pulled out from under Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of the New York Times, by Margaret Sullivan, the newspaper's ombudsman. In a post on the newspaper's blog on Tuesday,...

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Nt Times Ombudsman Calls For Probe Of Incoming Ceo

24th October 2012

The welcome mat is being pulled out from under Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of the New York Times, by Margaret Sullivan, the newspaper's ombudsman. In a post on the newspaper's blog on Tuesday,...

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Ex-bbc Chief To Head The New York Times

15th August 2012

In an apparent effort to expand its global reach, the New York Times has hired former BBC Director General Mark Thompson to become its new president and CEO. Thompson has demonstrated his ability to turn...

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George Michael Eyes Greatest Hits Musical

19th July 2012

George Michael is considering following in the footsteps of Queen, Abba and the Spice Girls by developing a musical based on his biggest hits.The former Wham! singer, who was hospitalised with pneumonia last year (11),...

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Entwistle To Head Bbc

4th July 2012

George Entwistle has been selected by the BBC Trust to become the new director-general of the BBC, succeeding Mark Thompson. Entwistle, a longtime BBC hand who is a former editor of the BBC's nightly current...

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Latest Bbc News Cutbacks Decried By Journalists' Union

28th March 2012

The British National Union of Journalists has denounced the latest cutbacks at the BBC, which will see 140 jobs eliminated in the news division over the next year. NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet lashed out...

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Two Influential Tv Execs To Quit

19th March 2012

Two prominent TV executives announced today (Monday) that they plan to step down Brian Lamb of C-SPAN and Mark Thompson of the BBC. Lamb, who founded the nonprofit cable network in 1978, said that he...

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Report Bbc Chief To Step Down

27th January 2012

BBC Director General Mark Thompson is expected leave the publicly supported broadcaster following its coverage of the summer Olympic Games this year, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Friday) citing unnamed insiders. The newspaper also quoted...

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Bbc To Lay Off Nearly 2,000 Employees

6th October 2011

Forced by government mandate to make drastic cuts, the BBC announced today (Thursday) that it will lay off nearly 2,000 employees, produce fewer entertainment TV shows, restrict its expendure on sports rights and apply numerous...

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Bbc Admits It Uses Private Detectives

21st March 2011

The BBC has acknowledged that it has used -- and will continue to use -- private detectives in the production of certain investigative programs. The admission comes amid a growing scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's Sunday...

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Tron Legacy It's No Avatar

20th December 2010

Disney's Tron Legacy may have blasted off with a strong $18-million opening on Friday, but after its initial surge of fanboy enthusiasm waned, ticket sales quickly slumped, and it ended up with an estimated total...

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Bbc Chief Says Impartiality Rules Are Outdated

20th December 2010

British regulations requiring that broadcasters be politically impartial are outdated in the era of the Internet, the BBC's director general, Mark Thompson, said Thursday night. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Monday) that Thompson's remarks, made...

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Magnus Magnusson Dies

7th January 2007

Veteran British TV presenter MAGNUS MAGNUSSON has died. He was 77. Magnusson, who was best known for presenting BBC television show MASTERMIND for 25 years beginning in 1972, announced in October (06) that he had...

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Bbc In Trouble Over Top Of The Pops

12th May 2006

The BBC is desperate to persuade its own staff to attend recordings of long-running show TOP OF THE POPS, after being told it is breaking the law by staging live music for the public at...

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Bbc Strike Threatens UK Tv

23rd May 2005

Britain faces a news blackout today as 10,000 staff strike at broadcast giant the BBC. Flagship live current affair shows BREAKFAST, NEWSNIGHT and radio programme TODAY have been replaced by pre-recorded programmes and news...

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