The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Media

The Politics of Media

More than 40 million tuned in to NBC’s coverage of the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, making it the most watched ever for the network. [LA Times]

CNN’s President, Jim Walton, announced he will step down at the end of the year. He said the network needs “new thinking.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Viacom will publicly oppose the Defense of Marriage Act. The company is joining a group of entities that is filing a court brief expressing opposition. [TVBlog]

The New York Times Company saw circulation revenue surpass advertising revenue over the first half of 2012. [New York Magazine]

NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America are now too close to call in ratings races. Today had been the perpetual leader for years. [NYT]



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