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US: News Tycoon Stole Millions, US Charges
by Geraldine FabrikantThe New York Times
November 18th, 2005
Conrad M. Black, once a major force in business, political and social circles in Manhattan and London, was indicted in Chicago yesterday on charges that he and three former colleagues stole $51.8 million from Hollinger International, the giant international newspaper publisher he helped create.

CANADA: Ex-Chairman of Hollinger Black Indicted on Fraud Charges
Associated Press
November 17th, 2005
Press lord Conrad Black and three other executives were charged in a federal fraud indictment Thursday involving the $2.1 billion sale of several hundred Canadian newspapers and the abuse of corporate perquisites at newspaper publishing company Hollinger International Inc.

US:Texas Town Adopts Corporate Name
by Matt SlagleAssociated Press
November 17th, 2005
Texas Town Renamed 'DISH' As Part of Corporate Marketing Deal With Satellite TV Company

US: Bad Reception
by Art LevineAmerican Prospect
November 9th, 2005
Did cronies of Mouafac Harb, the executive who runs America's Arabic-language networks, get sweetheart contracts?

U.S.: A New Weapon for Wal-Mart: A War Room
by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
November 1st, 2005
Wal-Mart is taking a page from the modern political playbook. Under fire from well-organized opponents who have hammered the retailer with criticisms of its wages, health insurance and treatment of workers, Wal-Mart has quietly recruited former presidential advisers, including Michael K. Deaver, who was Ronald Reagan's image-meister, and Leslie Dach, one of Bill Clinton's media consultants, to set up a rapid-response public relations team in Arkansas.

US: On Television, Brands Go From Props to Stars
by Lorne ManlyThe New York Times
October 2nd, 2005
Network, advertising and production executives say that this season, more and more brands will venture outside the confines of 30-second ads. They may have no choice: As technology and clutter blunt the effectiveness and reach of the commercial spots that have underpinned the television business for nearly 50 years, the various players are scrambling to adapt.

US: Magazine ad "unleashes hell" for Boeing and Bell
by Hal BerntonThe Seattle Times
October 1st, 2005
Boeing and its joint-venture partner Bell Helicopter apologized yesterday for a magazine ad published a month ago - and again this week by mistake - depicting U.S. Special Forces troops rappelling from an Osprey aircraft onto the roof of a mosque.

US: FCC to review payola settlement
by Brooks BoliekThe Hollywood Reporter
August 9th, 2005
The FCC's chairman on Monday ordered the commission's enforcement bureau to review the settlement New York reached with Sony BMG to end the state's investigation into payola allegations.

US: Sony Agrees to Halt Gifts for Airtime
by Jennifer BayotThe New York Times
July 25th, 2005
Sony BMG Music Entertainment, one of the world's largest record companies, agreed today to stop providing lavish gifts, free trips and other giveaways in exchange for airtime for its artists on radio stations, under the terms of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office.

US: File-sharing Suffers Major Defeat
by BBCBBC News
June 27th, 2005
The US Supreme Court has ruled that file-sharing companies are to blame for what users do with their software.

US: Reality Show Writers Want to Unionize
by Richard VerrierOrlando Sentinel
June 22nd, 2005
The guild representing Hollywood writers has disclosed that more than 75 percent of the scribes on TV reality shows have signed cards asking to be represented by the union.

US: The New Blacklist
by Doug IrelandLA Weekly
June 13th, 2005
The Christian right has launched a series of boycotts and pressure campaigns aimed at corporate America -- and at its sponsorship of entertainment, programs and activities they don't like.

US: Congress to Force Agencies to Identify Fake News
May 3rd, 2005

US: Enron Movie 'Ultimate Morality Tale'
by Mark LeibovichWashington Post
April 29th, 2005
Alex Gibney --the director of the new film, "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" -- makes the people the story.

US: When Media Dogs Don't Bark
by Norman SolomonAlterNet
April 18th, 2005
The recent decision by General Motors to pull its advertising from the Los Angeles Times has not gone over very well.

US: Small Cinemas Screened Out of Major Releases
by Seema MehtaL.A. Times
April 18th, 2005
As a common practice, the big studios give dibs on potential blockbusters to the giant chains. The state of California is investigating.

US: Video Games Add Advertisements
by Matt RichtelNew York Times
April 11th, 2005
Until now, ads have appeared occasionally and haphazardly in video games. But a new advertising agency hopes to bring a more aggressive marketing approach to interactive media. The aim is to put up billboards and make product placements for mainstream advertisers in the cyberworlds of sports, shooting and strategy games.

Book Review: Thrilling Chronicle of Cons, Fools and a Business World Gone Mad
by Larry WilliamsThe Baltimore Sun
March 20th, 2005
A half-dozen books have been published about Enron's collapse, but Conspiracy of Fools, Kurt Eichenwald's richly detailed narrative, is likely to be a landmark record - not just of what went wrong at Enron, but of how American business went crazy during the 1990s, when it seemed that everyone had a shot at becoming a billionaire in the New Economy.

US: Pepsi Puts a Lid on Kids' Ads
by  Andrew Ward and Jeremy GrantThe Australian
March 1st, 2005
PepsiCo, one of the world's largest soft-drink makers, has introduced voluntary restrictions on its advertising to children, in response to rising levels of obesity in the US and western Europe.

US: Nation Accused of Plan to Muzzle Al-Jazeera Through Privatization
by Rupert Cornwell The Independent Online
February 13th, 2005
America and its key ally Saudi Arabia are being accused of quietly seeking to muzzle al-Jazeera, the Arab satellite news station that has often incurred Washington's ire for its coverage of Iraq and President George Bush's "war on terror".

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