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Silver Details FiveThirtyEight Relaunch With ESPN On March 17, Timed To March Madness03 / 10 / 14
FiveThirtyEight Founder Nate Silver on Saturday at the SXSW conference in Austin "revealed a slew of details" about the site's new home on ESPN, according to Sam Laird of MASHABLE. The site "will launch on March 17, just in time for college basketball's annual March Madness tournament." The "basketb...
Two media organizations announce their form of tribute for the late Mickey Mantle. This week''s issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED will feature a black-and-white photo of Mantle as a 19-year-old rookie on th
OVITZ FALLOUT, DAY 2: The hiring of Michael Ovitz by Disney away from Hollywood powerhouse, Creative Artists Agency, still has Hollywood "reeling," according to the L.A. TIMES. Combined with Disney''s
AT&T Corp. announced yesterday "that it too was officially joining the pack" of companies offering consumers and businesses a way onto the Internet. While AT&T is a "latecomer to the Internet world,"
Several analysts cast doubt on the likelihood that Ted Turner would join forces with Microsoft for a bid at CBS, as reported yesterday. Smith Barney''s John Reidy: "This to me just doesn''t click as a
Several members of Congress have asked Sports Illustrated to stop accepting advertising from tobacco companies, saying that the companies are "using your magazine to hook children." In a letter to Tim
The Capitals will switch radio partners from WMAL-AM to WTEM-AM, DC''s all-sports station, for next season, according to the WASHINGTON POST. WTEM will now air both the Bullets and Capitals. The Bulle
"Since there are precious few sports events available for cable and TV stations to use as substitutes for NBA games during the fourth quarter of the year, most observers say the regional sports networ
Walt Disney Co. announced yesterday that it has hired Michael Ovitz, Chair of Creative Artists Agency which he founded in 1975, to become the No. 2 at the company. Disney Chair & CEO Michael Eisner, a
NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol said the Peacock is raising ad rates for the ''96 Summer Games for the second time in four months, according to Jeffrey Scott of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Scott: "Ebe
Turner Broadcasting is reportedly holding "serious discussions" with Microsoft about selling a $1B-$2B stake that would help Turner make a bid for CBS Inc., according to the L.A. TIMES. Jane Hall and