This is the first year that the Women’s Economic Round Table has given its award for the best essay written by a current or former participant in Columbia University’s year-long Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism. The program announced today that Deadline Executive Editor David Lieberman won for his contribution, which called for news organizations and supporting institutions to support community-level financial journalism. David’s essay will be published by the American Institute for Economic Research and will appear on the Knight-Bagehot website. Judges for the prize were former Federal Reserve Bank of New York SVP Peter Bakstansky, longtime journalist Maile Hulihan, and journalist and American Institute for Economic Research creative director Marcia Stamell. David will receive a cash prize on February 5 at an event for Knight-Bagehot alumni — he was a fellow at the program at Columbia’s journalism and business schools during the 2003-2004 academic year.
Deadline’s Executive Editor David Lieberman talks with host David Bloom in Episode 4 of Deadline Big Media. This week Lieberman discusses how Major League Baseball managed to hit a home run in negotiating renewed rights deals with three networks; Netflix’s very good week with analysts and others; and an analyst report suggesting that, with TV’s booming syndication revenues across many platforms, it’s going to be very difficult and expensive for Apple or any other company to break up how the industry does business.
Deadline’s Executive Editor David Lieberman talks with host David Bloom in Episode 3 of Deadline Big Media. This week’s topics include Dish’s efforts to persuade Viacom and other cable providers to consider a la cart pricing, a move that would turn the pay-TV business upside down and Barnes & Noble’s NOOK video service and what it all means for TIVO. They also discuss TIVO’s big patent-infringement settlement with Verizon, a run-up in its stock price and its big set-top box deal with Mediacom.
Deadline’s Executive Editor David Lieberman talks with host David Bloom in Episode 2 of Deadline Big Media. Lieberman discusses whether Mel Karmazin will stay with satellite broadcaster Sirius XM after Liberty Media completes its acquisition; what impact James Murdoch might have on News Corp’s U.S. TV operations if he takes over, as rumored; and who might be interested in spending up to $7 billion to buy the live-entertainment and sports powerhouse AEG from Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz.
Deadline’s Executive Editor David Lieberman talks with host David Bloom in the first episode of Deadline Big Media. Lieberman discusses the face-off this week between CEOs for Dish Network and CBS over ad-zapping technology; Disney’s summertime blues over soft ad revenues; and questions about whether this year’s election ad spending may end up being both a misspent blizzard of overkill for viewers and a bonanza for station-group owners.
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Deadline’s Executive Editor David Lieberman talks with host David Bloom in the latest episode of Deadline Wall Street. Lieberman discusses what’s been driving the huge increase in share prices for News Corp, helped by the end of the “Murdoch Discount” as fears of further deal-making adventurism by Rupert have begun to ease.
Lieberman also looks at the raging debate over who’s to blame for Facebook’s post-IPO stock woes. One influential article put the blame on Facebook’s CFO, but an outspoken billionaire says investors aren’t guaranteed to automatically make money. Take your lumps, he says. Have a listen and let us know what you think.
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The second episode of Deadline Wall Street With David Lieberman features our executive editor talking with moderator David Bloom about Quarter 2 Earnings Season on Wall Street for Big Media stocks. Media company after media company turned in relatively promising numbers, Lieberman reports, but for every optimistic presentation by a CEO, there were hints of reason for concern, especially for weak advertising revenues on the companies’ broadcast and cable networks.
Lieberman also says that rights fights between cable networks and pay-TV providers will become increasingly common as fees rise and consumers refuse to pay much more. Meanwhile, in a marked shift from several years ago, merger fever is over. These days, Big Media companies have a new trick to build share prices: Give money back to shareholders.
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Join Executive Editor David Lieberman talking with David Bloom on Deadline Wall Street, talking about changes and challenges in the exhibition business for Imax and others; cable TV cord-cutters versus “cord-nevers”; Barry Diller’s Aereo vs. CBS’ Les Moonves; and whether NBC will actually make money out of its record Olympic ratings. The first episode is posted below with two versions available. The first is in MP3, the second is AAC with enhanced podcast features and smaller file size.