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The Wrap – this week’s top industry news – 1/26/18

26 Jan 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous

The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate.

Check out these articles on industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler. And remember - we share stories all week long on our social media channels.

Scripps Plans Layoffs, Sale Of Radio Stations

The E.W. Scripps Co. today announced comprehensive restructuring and cost reductions expected to yield more than $30 million in annual cost savings. The goal, it says, “is creating a stronger, more streamlined and higher-performing company.”

Radio’s New Guy At The NAB

As the NAB reviews its organizational structure, a familiar face at the NAB will be representing radio. Commonwealth Broadcasting CEO Steve Newberry will have oversight of the Radio Department.

This Year’s Grammy Pre-Game Focuses On Music Copyrights

The music industry is descending on New York this week in the walk up to the 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony slated for next Sunday. It won’t be all deal-making and parties either. A focus on music copyright policy—including a radio performance fee—will take center stage on Friday when members of Congress come to town.

Rupert Murdoch says Facebook needs to pay publishers

Rupert Murdoch has an idea for fixing Facebook’s relationship with publishers: The social giant should just pay them. Murdoch issued a statement Monday saying he thought Facebook and Google’s efforts to work with publishers that post on its platform has been “inadequate commercially, socially and journalistically.”

AZ State University Touts Online Degrees On Radio

New year, new career? That’s the hope of Arizona State University, which appears in the top 10 national advertisers at radio for the first time, at No. 9, for the week of Jan. 15-21. ASU offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its online platform, with more than 25,000 students enrolled through ASU Online.


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