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Hearst
Hearst Corporation — медиаконгломерат, основанный Уильямом Хёрстом в 1887 году. Штаб-квартира расположена в Хёрст-тауэр (Нью-Йорк). Изначально задуман как «газетная компания», однако постепенно, в результате ряда приобретений и активного развития, преобразован в конгломерат хо ...

Hearst Corporation — медиаконгломерат, основанный Уильямом Хёрстом в 1887 году. Штаб-квартира расположена в Хёрст-тауэр (Нью-Йорк). Изначально задуман как «газетная компания», однако постепенно, в результате ряда приобретений и активного развития, преобразован в конгломерат холдингов, включающих самые разнообразные медиа-активы. Семейство Хёрстов активно участвует в управлении компанией, права собственности в разном объёме также распределены между членами семьи.

 

Hearst Corporation — одна из самых диверсифицированных коммуникационных компаний в мире. Основной интерес сосредоточен на 15 ежедневных и 38 еженедельных газетах, включая Houston Chronicle и Albany Times Union; около 200 журналах, издающихся по всему миру, в том числе Cosmopolitan и O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 телеканалах (находятся в ведении Hearst Television Inc., которые охватывают в общей сложности 18 % зрительской аудитории США. Кроме того, конгломерат владеет рядом компаний кабельного телевидения, включая A&E Television Networks и ESPN, издательских домов (в том числе Arbor House), телевизионных продуктов, интернет-изданий, дистрибьюторских компаний и объектов недвижимости, например, Хёрст Тауэр.

Согласно завещанию Уильяма Херста, совет состоит из тринадцати попечителей (пять членов семьи Хёрстов и восемь «сторонних» управляющих) и занимается управлением Hearst Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, а также трастом, который юридически является владельцем Hearst Corporation и из среды которого избираются члены самого Совета. По состоянию на 2009 год в совет попечителей входили:

  • Фрэнк Беннэк, мл. (вице-председатель, генеральный директор корпорации)
  • Анисса Буджакжи Болсон (Внучка Дэвида Уитмаера Хёрста старшего)
  • Джон Кономайкс (вице-президент корпорации, занимается вопросами телевещания)
  • Рональд Дёрфлер (финансовый директор, старший вице-президент)
  • Джордж Рэндольф Хёрст, мл. (председатель Hearst Corporation и президент Hearst Foundation)
  • Джон Рэндольф Хёрст, мл. (один из директоров корпорации)
  • Вирджиния Хёрст Рандт (дочь бывшего председателя корпорации, покойного Рэндольфа Апперсона Хёрста
  • Уильям Рэндольф Хёрст III (президент William Randolph Hearst Foundation)
  • Харви Липтон (юрист, бывший вице-президент и секретарь корпорации)
  • Гилберт Морер (бывший глава подразделения Hearst Magazines, затем исполнительный вице-президент при Беннэке, в данное время занимает должность советника)
  • Марк Миллер (бывший исполнительный вице-президент Hearst Magazines)
  • Дэвид Баррет (президент и генеральный директор подразделения Hearst Television, Inc.
  • Джеймс Ашер (глава юридического департамента и директор по развитию)

Совет будет распущен, когда все члены семьи, жившие на момент смерти Хёрста в августе 1951, уйдут из жизни. Таблицы передачи прав распоряжения конгломератом составлены до 2042—2043 гг.

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04 декабря, 00:00

Trump's Chumps: The Hysterical Media

Andrew Ferguson, Weekly StandardAmong the many offenses that modern architecture has committed against Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washingtonâ??America's main street, we like to call itâ??is a glass 'n' stone 'n' steel box that houses a museum about news gathering called, unfortunately, the Newseum. Funded by the New York Times, Hearst, ABC News, Comcast, CBS News, Time Warner, and every worthy journalism nonprofit in the land, the Newseum is the establishment press's monument to itselfâ??a mirror into which every mainstream reporter and editor can peer with an admiring gaze.From the front of the building hangs a...

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30 ноября, 02:34

Apple And Google Alum Raises $2.5M To Grow Kit, Social Network For Product Recommendations

Kit's seed round makes Camille Hearst only the 12th African-American woman ever to raise more than $1 million to grow a startup.

29 ноября, 16:11

Apple And Google Alum Raises $2.5M To Grow Kit, Social Network For Product Recommendations

Kit's seed round makes Hearst only the 12th African-American woman ever to raise more than $1 million to grow a startup, according to data from Project Diane, a definitive study of the state of black women in tech entrepreneurship that took the better part of a year to complete.

19 ноября, 14:59

Where to escape snow in Russia: A secret resort between the hills and sea

RBTH editor’s note: More than two years have passed since a referendum was held on Crimea, which led to a treaty being signed between the peninsula and Russia. This has been the source of enormous controversy between Russia, Ukraine and the West and many foreign embassies warn against travel here. As a result of economic sanctions that were passed in response to this event, traveling is not easy in Crimea: Practically no international airlines land here and visitors must bring fistfuls of cash with them. Bankcards and credit cards are not accepted everywhere, although it is possible to change foreign currency in banks. On the way to a Crimean oasis Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky As we drive toward the Mriya resort complex some 17 miles from Yalta, our car is lodged between two powerful sceneries: The turquoise of the Black Sea on our left and the motley rocks of the Ai-Petri mountain peak on the right. Rusty-colored leaves fall from the trees and land on our windshield just like in the movies. Thirty minutes later Mriya Resort & Spa emerges from behind the woods, its outline resembling not a hotel, but the wings of a giant butterfly or an enormous lotus flower.  Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky The employees of this Crimean resort complex claim that the concept of the Mriya project was created by a British architect, Sir Norman Foster, whose most celebrated works include the Millennium Bridge in London, the Torre Caja skyscraper in Madrid, St. Mary Axe in London and the Hearst Tower in New York. (We must note that we haven't find any proof of Foster's involvement in this project.) In Ukrainian, mriya means "dream." Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky You can get to Mriya Resort & Spa from Simferopol Airport in a business-class sedan transfer that the complex can arrange or by an epic 30-minute helicopter ride along the Black Sea shore. For curious travelers who never shy away from challenges, a third option is available: You can take the longest trolleybus route in the world – an astonishing 53-mile ride. Off the helicopter, onto the yacht and back: What to do at the resort There are few five-star hotels in Crimea – one in Yevpatoria, two in Sevastopol and four in Yalta – but a resort complex of such a level has no equal. However, after a couple of days of luxury among the swimming pools and spa salons, you might be in the mood for more active pastimes, and even helicopter tours or mountain hikes might not be enough. Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky This is when Mriya's advantageous location comes in handy: It is located just a half-hour drive to Yalta and an hour to Sevastopol. Use the resort as your base camp to explore the entire southern coast of Crimea. If you hire a yacht, you can sail to the Balaclava Bay near Sevastopol – sometimes called the local Monte Carlo – where flocks of motorboats float gently on the water. The land here hides a once-secret underground plant where submarines are repaired; this one-of-a-kind facility is today open to the public. Photo credit: Shutterstock/Legion-Media If you think that staying in a sea-view royal deluxe suite or a private villa with an illuminated swimming pool at Mriya Resort is top-notch, compare your experience to Winston Churchill's "apartments" where the prime minister stayed during the Yalta Conference in 1945. Six miles from the resort along the shore in the direction of Yalta, you will find the Vorontsovsky Palace, where the entire British delegation set up camp 70 years ago. The last conference between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill was held at the Livadia Palace in Yalta. They discussed post-war international relations in the luxurious interiors of the royal family's former summer residence. Stalin's personal belongings and embroideries made by Romanov princesses are on display in adjacent halls.  On the southern coast of Crimea, the mountains come close to the sea and plunge their vertical slopes right into the water, thus creating amazing conditions for an extreme type of rock-climbing called "deep water solo." The only safety “insurance” you have with such a climbing method is the water beneath you. If you have never tried rock-climbing but want to try, you can find relatively easy, but enjoyable routes at the Koshka, Diva and Krylo Lebedya climbing areas, located less than a half-hour drive from Mriya in the direction of Simeiz. You’ll find a lacy pattern of weathering here and there and light-gray rocks soar above the coastline – a perfect landscape for those who can’t choose between the sea and the mountains.  Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky

17 ноября, 15:09

WHAT TO EXPECT in the first 100 DAYS -- RNC inauguration hotel deals -- NEW Trump lobbying ban -- PLAYBOOK Friendsgiving tonight -- PENCE on Hill -- ROBERT DRAPER engaged to KIRSTEN POWERS

Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2g1lQ43 ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2f1856AGood Thursday morning. “SLOW YOUR ROLL.” That’s what top Hill Republicans are saying to those who think there will be a legislative bonanza in the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Congress is, by design, a slow-moving institution. The House can move at lightning speed, but the Senate is slower. Much slower. There are always partisan, parochial and personal issues to contend with. Many who are involved in legislative planning say the first 10 weeks will be a slow slog. Control your expectations, D.C. -- AN INFRASTRUCTURE/TAX PACKAGE WILL TAKE LONGER THAN YOU THINK: It could take several months, in fact, people close to the process say. Don’t expect Trump’s top priority to pass and become law within weeks of him taking the White House. Writing legislation of that size and complexity is extraordinarily challenging and time consuming. Many people envision that the bill will be offset by bringing $200 billion in corporate cash stuck overseas, plus another few hundred billion from elsewhere. Maybe! But one thing is clear: Trump’s dream of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill is that -- a dream. It’s likely to be smaller -- a lot smaller. Trump likes big, round numbers, which might help to explain the price tag his people are talking about, Capitol Hill insiders say. Could a package like this get enacted into law in the first six months? Maybe! But there is no timeline just yet. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not involved in the decision-making process.-- OBAMACARE REPEAL WILL TAKE TIME: To repeal Obamacare using reconciliation -- the budget tool Democrats used to pass it -- both the Senate and the House must pass budgets. Remember how tough that is? The House didn’t even pass a budget this year. Then committees have to produce their own reconciliation legislation. Then it goes to a vote. This won’t be done on Day One -- it will take some time and thought. Republicans also need to come up with a replace bill. That’s not easy. Jen Haberkorn on the contours of Obamacare reform: http://politi.co/2fjxsxV-- REPEALING REGULATIONS IS AN EARLY TARGET: The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to repeal some Obama-era rules with just 51 votes in the Senate. But the rule has to have been enacted in the previous 60 legislative days. That’s one area of low-hanging fruit for congressional Republicans, who will want to put points on the board immediately in Trump’s Washington. MIKE PENCE is meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) today. He is also scheduled to meet Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).DONALD TRUMP is expected to come to the Hill to meet with congressional Republicans before he is inaugurated as president. TRUMP TOWER VISITS -- JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE is coming to New York today to meet with Trump. NYT on why he's coming http://nyti.ms/2fIp7Es ... S.C. GOV. NIKKI HALEY will be in Manhattan today also meeting with the president elect. Charleston Post and Courier http://bit.ly/2eJd8cZ WHAT A DEAL -- The RNC is offering hotel rooms for the party’s annual meeting and inauguration at the Omni Shoreham to "committee members, executive directors and state party staff at a discounted rate starting at $569 per night.” The Marriott Courtyard at Dupont Circle -- another option -- is $399 per night, and the JW Marriott, right next to the White House, will cost committee members $899.DEM STRATEGERY -- “Senate Democrats’ Surprising Strategy: Trying to Align With Trump,” by NYT’s Jennifer Steinhauser: “Congressional Democrats, divided and struggling for a path from the electoral wilderness, are constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald J. Trump that put him at odds with his own party. On infrastructure spending, child tax credits, paid maternity leave and dismantling trade agreements, Democrats are looking for ways they can work with Mr. Trump and force Republican leaders to choose between their new president and their small-government, free-market principles. “Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, elected Wednesday as the new Democratic minority leader, has spoken with Mr. Trump several times, and Democrats in coming weeks plan to announce populist economic and ethics initiatives they think Mr. Trump might like. Democrats, who lost the White House and made only nominal gains in the House and Senate, face a profound decision after last week’s stunning defeat: Make common cause where they can with Mr. Trump to try to win back the white, working-class voters he took from them, or resist at every turn, trying to rally their disparate coalition in hopes that discontent with an ineffectual new president will benefit them in 2018.” http://nyti.ms/2g1hYAjALL IN THE FAMILY -- “Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, Could Get Key White House Role: The real-estate developer and husband of Ivanka Trump mulls prospect of being senior adviser or special counsel,” by WSJ’s Monica Langley: “Jared Kushner, who has emerged as a lightning rod as departures have mounted in recent days from the team vetting possible appointees, is being pushed to join the president’s inner circle by new White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and presidential counselor Stephen Bannon, these people say. Mr. Kushner is regarded as Mr. Trump’s eyes and ears inside the evolving presidential transition. He is weighing formally joining his father-in-law in the White House, people familiar with the transition say. The 35-year-old Mr. Kushner would have a role in the White House along the lines of senior adviser or special counsel. He also is weighing the option of maintaining an influential role informally, without an official White House post, according to people familiar with his thinking.” http://on.wsj.com/2eIOQjrAND/BUT -- Alex Isenstadt and Darren Samuelsohn: “Kushner’s White House appointment would likely set off legal challenges over its potential violation of federal anti-nepotism law, according to both GOP and Democratic lawyers. ‘We’re not talking about Kushner running a side task force here. We’re talking about a regular staff job. This falls right in the bull’s eye of the statute. I think it’s illegal,’ said Norm Eisen, the former chief ethics lawyer in the Obama White House. Added Richard Painter, who had a similar post in the George W. Bush White House, ‘He cannot take a take a job in the White House. Highly inappropriate … I don’t know why they think they can. Just read the language in the statute.’” http://politi.co/2f3pJTLFLASHBACK -- Bush 41 to Bush 43 on May 9, 1998: “My plea is this: please do not contact any federal agency, department or anything. A call from a ‘Bush’ will get returned, but there is a great likelihood it will be leaked; maybe deliberately misinterpreted.” http://politi.co/2gl84NaOH BOY – “Trump Supporter Cites Japanese Internment As ‘Precedent’ For Muslim Registry” – HuffPost http://huff.to/2f3bazG TRANSITION PLAYERS -- “In Trump’s Washington, rival powers and whispers in the president’s ear,” by WaPo’s Phil Rucker and Bob Costa: http://wapo.st/2gjxVEBDRAIN THE SWAMP! -- “Trump team announces tough lobbying ban,” by Isaac Arnsdorf: “President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team on Wednesday announced that it will require incoming officials to terminate their lobbying registrations, and agree not to lobby again for five years after leaving the administration. Anyone joining the transition or the administration will have to sign the following pledge: ‘By signing below I hereby certify that I am not currently registered and reporting as a federal lobbyist as defined by the Lobbying Disclosure Act as amended or as a compensated lobbyist at the state level in any state. “If I was listed as lobbyist in the most recent lobbying disclosure forms or reported to be filed by federal or state law, I hereby notify the president-elect’s transition team that I have filed the necessary forms to the appropriate government agency to terminate my registered lobbyist. I will provide the transition team with written evidence of my federal or state lobbyist termination as soon as possible.’ ‘The key thing for this administration is going to be that people going out of government won’t be able to use that service to enrich themselves,’ Republican National Committee chief strategist Sean Spicer said during the call. After the call, he rejected a suggestion that the post-employment ban could hinder the transition team’s ability to recruit qualified applicants.” http://politi.co/2fHZOm4-- WHAT THIS MEANS: This move will undoubtedly create a smaller pool of Republicans willing to go into a Trump administration. Several lobbyists said that while they were still considering going in, the lobbying ban would affect their thinking.BUT, BUT, BUT... -- “Ryan halts GOP push to restore earmarks,” by Rachael Bade and Ben Weyl: “Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly halted a proposal to restore congressional earmarks when it looked likely that the House Republican Conference would signal its support for the plan during a closed-door vote Wednesday, according to sources in the room. The Wisconsin Republican stepped in and urged lawmakers not to decide on the matter at this time, arguing that Donald Trump had just won the election on a pledge ‘drain the swamp’ of Washington. Ryan said it be improper for lawmakers to re-institute earmarks in a secret-ballot election, the sources said.” http://politi.co/2g1cuFG-- OUR TAKE: Ryan’s move to pull the proposal is a short-term solution that was cheered by the rank and file. Look for House Republicans to take up the matter in early 2017 -- Ryan promised action in the first quarter of the year. Our bet: Earmarks, in some form, will be back. TRANSITION WATCH -- “Trump team’s agency work stalls over missing paperwork,” by Nancy Cook: “The Trump transition team has not yet made contact with its counterparts in federal agencies because it hasn't filed the proper paperwork with the Obama administration — a move that's causing a huge lag for Team Trump in setting up its government. To get access to the agencies and receive briefings, the Trump transition needs to give the White House its code of ethics, a list of its transition team members and an acknowledgment that the team members have signed the code. None of this has been filed — and it leaves the federal agencies in limbo, wondering and waiting when the new boss and his people will show up.” http://politi.co/2fjz7DSPLOT THICKENS FOR HOUSE DEMS -- “Crowley wooed for challenge to Pelosi,” by John Bresnahan, Heather Caygle and Anna Palmer: “New York Democrat Joe Crowley is being urged by a group of rebellious House Democrats to challenge Nancy Pelosi for minority leader, but he has not made any decision to do so a this time, according to Democratic lawmakers and aides. Crowley, 54, would not be able to beat Pelosi. But if he formally ran against her, it would a blow to Pelosi, who has faced serious dissension within Democratic ranks since the party's poor showing on Election Day. Pelosi, 76, has not faced any real threat to her hold on power in the last half-dozen years, especially from someone like Crowley, who is widely liked and respected within the Democratic Caucus. The New York Democrat's office would not comment on a possible bid for the minority leader post. Crowley right now is running for Democratic Caucus chairman, the number four spot on the leadership ladder.” http://politi.co/2f36tpDHAPPENING TONIGHT -- Join us as we celebrate POLITICO Playbook Friendsgiving tonight at Hill Country BBQ (410 7th St. NW.) from 6-8 p.m. No agenda — we’ll enjoy cocktails, casual conversation and some Thanksgiving-themed eats with the Playbook community. RSVP http://bit.ly/2gitNoTCLICKER -- “The Two Americas of 2016,” by NYT’s Tim Wallace: “For many Americans, it feels as if the 2016 election split the country in two. To visualize this, we took the election results and created two new imaginary nations by slicing the country along the sharp divide between Republican and Democratic Americas.” http://nyti.ms/2glbTlv IF YOUR READ ONE THING -- “Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family: Tyler Shultz says he wanted to shield reputation of former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Theranos director and his grandfather; $400,000 in legal fees,” by WSJ’s John Carreyrou: http://on.wsj.com/2gjwhTj PRESIDENT TRUMP -- “Iran deal critics to Trump: Please don't rip it up: They hated the nuclear agreement. But now they’re urging Trump not to kill it,” by Nahal Toosi: “As the reality of Donald Trump’s White House win sinks in among nuclear deal opponents, some are insisting that pulling out of the agreement is unwise. Instead, they say, Trump should step up enforcement of the deal, look for ways to renegotiate it, and pursue measures to punish Iran for its non-nuclear misbehavior. Such a multi-pronged, get-tough approach may even give Trump cover to fend off any criticism he may get for keeping the deal.” http://politi.co/2fZKNPA [email protected]: “Welcome to governing. It's harder than campaigning. It’s even harder than starring in a reality show”-- “Trump says he and Pence have talked to 29 foreign leaders. Here they are,” by Matt Nussbaum: http://politi.co/2f3k9Rs SHE’S BACK! -- “Clinton urges supporters to ‘fight for our values,’” by Gabe Debenedetti: “Hillary Clinton urged her supporters on Wednesday night to persevere in the face of her shocking electoral loss, speaking in Washington at her first public appearance since she conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump last week. ‘I know this isn’t easy, I know that over the last week a lot of people have asked themselves if America is the country we thought it was,’ said the former secretary of state, bringing the mid-size Newseum auditorium to a standstill with her emotional address that she capped off by imagining a conversation with her now-deceased mother. ‘Please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Believe in our country. Fight for our values. And never, ever give up.’” http://politi.co/2gl2tqdEXIT INTERVIEW -- “‘I can’t help you anymore’: What it’s like to pack up and leave after decades in Congress,” by LA Times’ Sarah D. Wire: “Around their Capitol Hill offices, sticky notes mark items already claimed by family or staff, and stacks of frames wait to have their contents removed for easier transport. Boxes wait to hold mementos of the California Democrats’ decades in Washington. Piece by piece, [Lois] Capps, first elected in 1998, and [Sam] Farr, elected in 1993, are going through the arduous process of deciding what to keep, what to donate to university archives and what to throw away. ‘You walk in here and it looks like a dormitory after finals,’ Farr said, saying it has been a bit awkward when people visit.” http://lat.ms/2fziKWwDEEP DIVE -- “Titanpointe: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight,” by The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher and Henrik Moltke: “An investigation by The Intercept indicates that the skyscraper [in lower Manhattan at 33 Thomas Street] is more than a mere nerve center for long-distance phone calls. It also appears to be one of the most important National Security Agency surveillance sites on U.S. soil — a covert monitoring hub that is used to tap into phone calls, faxes, and internet data.” http://bit.ly/2g1fIcqMEDIAWATCH -- “Ritual of Ever-Present Coverage May Not Pass Muster With Trump,” by NYT’s Michael M. Grynbaum: “‘My friends who cover the White House say that the Obama administration was probably the most closed administration that they have ever tried to cover,’ said Sally Quinn, the longtime chronicler of Washington media and society. ‘They ain’t seen nothing yet.’ The challenge now for the Washington press corps may be convincing the broader public that these decades-old protocols still matter even in an age of instant communication tools like Twitter that bypass traditional news outlets, and in the face of a groundswell of public skepticism toward the establishment press.” http://nyti.ms/2f77e3S -- HADAS GOLD on Megyn Kelly’s show last night, four minutes into this segment: http://bit.ly/2fznvzp -- TIME is releasing the 100 Most Influential Photos of All Time, exploring the 100 images that changed the world and shaped the human experience. Live at 7 a.m. www.time.com/100photos ... TIME is also publishing a companion hardcover book, “100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time,” featuring a foreword by Geoff Dyer and afterword by David Von Drehle. http://ti.me/2fYASY2 --“Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election,” by BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman: “During these critical months of the campaign, 20 top-performing false election stories from hoax sites and hyperpartisan blogs generated 8,711,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook. Within the same time period, the 20 best-performing election stories from 19 major news websites generated a total of 7,367,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.” http://bzfd.it/2gl5LcU--“BuzzFeed News shakes up D.C. bureau,” by Alex Weprin: “BuzzFeed is ... naming Adrian Carrasquillo White House reporter, Kate Nocera D.C. bureau chief and having John Stanton move to a new role as senior national correspondent. ... BuzzFeed is also adding two new staffers to the D.C. bureau: Sarah Mimms will be an editor, and Zoe Tillman will be a reporter focusing on the federal courts and justice. Mimms was most recently managing editor of Countable, and was previously the political editor at Vice News, while Tillman joins from the National Law Journal/Legal Times.” http://politi.co/2gldY0L MADELEINE CONWAY was hired as a breaking news reporter at Politico -- Karey Van Hall emails the newsroom: “Before joining POLITICO, Maddie graduated in May from Harvard, where she was a history major and managing editor of the Crimson. She grew up outside Chicago and over college spent stints as an intern at the Texas Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade.” ... HANNA TRUDO has also been promoted to senior web producer at Politico.SPORTS BLINK -- “Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago,” by ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe: “Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.” http://es.pn/2f76Lio SPOTTED -- Rep. Bill Shuster and A4A’s Shelley Rubino hanging out at an American Airlines party in D.C. … MSNBC’s Chris Matthews eating at a table in the bar area of Fiola Mare while Virginia Sen. Mark Warner was in the back area of the restaurant … Reince Priebus with a handful of staffers and Chuck Todd on the 10 a.m. American Airlines shuttle from DCA to LGA ... Frank Luntz chatting with former Rep. Mike Rogers outside the Four Seasons yesterday morning.ROBERT DRAPER engaged to KIRSTEN POWERS – Draper on Wednesday proposed at the restaurant Corazon de Tierra in Baja California where they’re recovering from the election. “Bought the ring with the assistance of a CIA agent friend who fielded many of the details while I was on assignment in Rwanda 3 weeks ago. We met precisely one year ago at Faith Angle Forum ... & happened to be seated next to each other (though [Michael] Cromartie gets no credit--it was totally random). We went out on our first date a week later and so here we are. After the election we flew here and encamped at La Villa Del Valle outside of Ensenada and I unveiled the ring over dinner.” Pics http://bit.ly/2f7k0iV ... http://bit.ly/2fYFqfW OUT AND ABOUT – BILL PLANTE, alongside his wife Robin, was toasted by CBS colleagues at Oyamel in D.C. last night to celebrate his 50-plus years at CBS News since he’s retiring. He told the crowd: For “50 years plus, I’ve had a wonderful window, a close up, of the human condition. Telling the stories of civil rights, of the wastes of war, of the politics of power. Through it all, I’ve come to see how human nature is universal. People continue to behave in both altruistic and destructive ways. So that's why what we do continues to be so important.” Pix including Bill and all of his producers over the years http://bit.ly/2fjOAUa … http://bit.ly/2fYyDUC … http://bit.ly/2fjQVyz TRANSITIONS -- Susan Del Percio is joining Marathon Strategies from her own consulting firm; she served in the administration of NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani as deputy commissioner for finance and administration as well as a special advisor to NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo. http://bit.ly/2fI6SPvREMEMBERING LEON BILLINGS -- Jeff Peterson posts on Facebook: “Leon was a wonderful man and a wonderful friend. He went way too early and he will be missed. Most people don't know the incredible effect he had on America. American air and water is much cleaner than it otherwise would have been. Even as a staffer he was willing to buck heads with the ‘old bulls’ such as John Dingell and come out on top. And [I] wish [I] had been a fly on the wall when he was the top dog at the State Department for Secretary Muskie. I’ll bet the striped pants set over there had their hands full with him. What a great Democrat. What a sense of humor. He was special. Leon, my friend, at least you won't have to be around to watch Trump try to undo all the good things that have been accomplished. Maybe you can thrown down a few lightning bolts on high, strategically placed.”-- “Leon Billings, former Maryland delegate and author of clean-air measures, dies”: http://bsun.md/2fZF8ZQ-- “The Obscure 1970s Compromise That Made Obama’s Climate Rules Possible,” by Leon G. Billings in POLITICO Magazine on June 2, 2014: http://politi.co/1ODT9nCOUT AND ABOUT -- SPOTTED at a special screening last night of Warner Bros’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” at the AMC Georgetown Theater: Rep. Adam Schiff, Carol Melton, Steve Vest, Josh Hurvitz, Cameron Gilreath, Kyle Dixon, Lyndon Boozer, Peter Jacoby, Wendy Donoho, Tina Tchen, Tammy Haddad, Reggie Love, Tillie Fowler, Marcus Brauchli, Cathy Merrill Williams, Neil Chaterjee, Chris Campbell, Paul Nagle, Sarah Reingold, Aaron Schmidt, Denzel Singletary, Ben Staub and Zoe Jackman. Trailer http://bit.ly/2fYFRqk --Clyde Group took over Baby Wale last night to celebrate the second year of Alex Slater’s public affairs firm. SPOTTED: Tim Miller, Steve Elmendorf, Ceci Connolly, Amy Dacey, Bob Costa, Michael Larosa, Jim Doyle, Marcy Stech, Aubrey Quinn, Dan Hewitt, Isaac Baker, Brandon Wetherbee, Kate Gaertner, Rafeal Bernal, Zach Pincus-Roth, Manuel Roig-Franzia, Jimmy Williams, Louise Radnofsky, Terrell Halaska, Tom Lopach, Jeff Marootian, Dave Brown, Daniel Penchina, Kathleen Connery, Stuart Spencer, Jon Herczeg.-- California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) hosted a reception at Maketto to welcome new Democratic members, and kick off the Future Forum for the 115th Congress and welcome new Democratic members. More than 200 people, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, attended the event. SPOTTED: Reps. Pete Aguilar, Brendan Boyle, Joaquin Castro, Ruben Gallego, Hakeem Jeffries, Joe Kennedy, Derek Kilmer, Ted Lieu, Grace Meng, Seth Moulton, Patrick Murphy, Stacey Plaskett, Jared Polis, Raul Ruiz, and Mark Veasey. Members-elect: Nanette Barragan, Josh Gottheimer, Ro Kannah, Ruben Kiuhen, Stephanie Murphy and Jimmy Panetta, Caitlin O’Neill, David Thomas, Micaela Fernandez Allen, Jason Rosenstock, Brian Peters, Noberto Salinas, Kasia Witkowski, Kate Mills and Reilly O’Connor.SPOTTED last night celebrating Glen Echo Group’s new space on L St.: founder and CEO Maura Corbett, Michael Petricone, Gigi Sohn, Amanda Kaufman, Austin Carson; Elizabeth Frazee, Gene Kimmelman, Patrick Ruffini, Larry Irving, Svetlana Matt, Craig Aaron, Brett Solomon, Delphine Halgand, Angela Hooks, Evan Engstrom, John Purcell, Dan O’Connor, Bill Barloon, Katie Peters, Andy Bianchi, John Windhausen, Brad Queisser.-- Homeland stars Miranda Otto and F. Murray Abraham joined America Abroad Media (a 501c3) at the fourth annual Power of Film awards dinner at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. SPOTTED: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Maxine Waters, His Excellency Hamdullah Mohib, Rep. Ed Royce, Rep. Eliot Engel, Michèle Flournoy, His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, and Rep. Ted Lieu among others. BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: HuffPost global editorial director Howard Fineman -- read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2fjQy6Y BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Madalene Milano, partner at GMMBBIRTHDAYS: Halie Soifer, a senior policy advisor to US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power … Johnny VandeHei … Amb. Susan Rice, National Security Adviser, is 52 ... Lorne Michaels is 72 … Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt ... Paul Lindsay ... Anna Karl is 17 ... Howard Dean is 68 ... Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is 82 ... Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) … Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is 7-0 ... Quartz’s Chase Purdy, a Politico alum ... Denver Peacock ... John Boehner, Marco Island, Fla., resident and former Speaker, is 67 ... Black Rock Group’s Brian Jones ... Rick Dunham, co-director of the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a Hearst and Houston Chronicle alum, is 6-0 ... Mike Ricci, comms. director for Speaker Paul Ryan and a Boehner alum … Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich (h/t Jordan Evich) ... Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet ... Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America (h/ts Jon Haber) ... Christy Osler, managing editor of Boston University’s Daily Free Press (h/t Colby Bermel) ... AKPD partner Isaac Baker, the pride of Seattle, an Obama re-elect alum and huge “Top Gun” fan ... NAM alum Lea Anne Foster ... WSJ’s Felicia Schwartz is 25 ... Americans United for Life alum Charmaine Yoest ... Ralph Posner, EVP at Direct Impact and a FleishmanHillard and Ogilvy alum … Chris Sloan, director of gov’t affairs for the IUPAT (Painters Union) … Kellie Boyle, an alum of RNC, Sen. John Warner, and Dole 1996, now at Boyle Public Affairs (h/t Megan Behm) ... … Lucas Fleischer, creative director at 270 Strategies ... Jarrod Agen, COS for Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder ... Gordon Whiting ... Laurie Norton Moffatt, director/CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum ... Erika Compart, manager, editorial for The Pew Charitable Trusts and a Politico alum ... Marty Reiser, manager of gov’t policy at Xerox ... Russ Grote, managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies ... Michele Tasoff, senior producer of Chelsea Handler on Netflix ... journalist Martin Fackler ... Alex Gallo ... Greg Croft, assignment manager at ABC News … Carly Montoya … Owen Baynard, son of Lindsey and Ernest … Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe ... Lorne Michaels … TPM managing editor David Kurtz … James Chambers … Gary Duff (h/t Teresa Vilmain) ... Andrew Hinkebein of Sen. Wicker’s office ... Mike Defilippis of Rep. Don Young’s office ... Ada Waelder of Sen. Cantwell’s office ... Michael Maloof of Rep. Noem’s office ... Allison Hayward ... Michael Ostrolenk, president at Global Integral Solutions, is 46 … Gordon Lightfoot is 78 … Martin Scorsese is 74 … Danny DeVito is 72 … RuPaul is 56 ... Rachel McAdams is 38 (h/ts AP)

11 ноября, 17:30

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Gannett, McClatchy, tronc, Rubicon Project and TEGNA

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Gannett, McClatchy, tronc, Rubicon Project and TEGNA

10 ноября, 22:24

Have We Learned Nothing From History?

There have been a few times that I felt a coup was accomplished in this country: The murder of John F. Kennedy, believed by more than half of the nation as involving more than one gunman. We still don't have the answers we deserve. In 2000, there was Bush v. Gore, during which Al Gore had the most votes but due to chaos in Florida, George W. Bush won a highly irregular Supreme Court decision to gain that state's electoral votes and the highest office. And here we are again, with Hillary Clinton winning an election but Donald Trump winning the presidency. Why don't we learn anything from history? The electoral college should have been immediately abolished after the disaster in the year 2000. It is an antiquated system that should not outweigh the popular vote. It was created by our Founding Fathers who never expected the system would actually favor one candidate over another with more votes. We have something like a true democracy in this country. But the electoral college and the influence of big money in campaign contributions and lobbying really make this a lot less than a true republic. It's hard to change and the natural inclination is to look away from bitter lessons of history. Trust me, I know this too well. After forty years of no one telling the full story, I just published an expose, Revolution's End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA. Long, fascinating story short: A phony left-wing group, the Symbionese Liberation Army, was set up by a CIA undercover officer and elements of the California Department of Corrections. Under Governor Ronald Reagan, the aim was to discredit the legitimate leftist activism of the Black Panthers and anti-war protesters in the Bay Area. It worked all too well. It is not surprising that we have learned little about this case, as most books, films and TV projects ignore the confirmed intelligence operation that went off the rails, resulting in the kidnap of an heiress. I pinpoint the shootout and fire that claimed six SLA lives in South LA in May of 1974 as the moment police militarization began in America. For the live, two-hour TV broadcast of this event nationwide showed the US the first view of SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) and police departments across the country began to ask the LAPD, who first formed SWAT, to train their men. The creation of SWAT did not anticipate police-on-citizen violence and the Ferguson, Missouris of today. The electoral college's creation could not predict two essential electoral coups in 2000 and 2016. It's okay to make a mistake. It's tragic to not learn from it and have it change all history for the worse. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

07 ноября, 09:59

Особенности либерального взгляда на День народного единства

4 ноября Россия 12-й раз отмечала День народного единства. Праздник молодой и в силу обстоятельств и времени своего появления – неоднозначный. Будучи еще не в полной мере принятым и осознанным российским обществом, он до сих пор вызывает разногласия и споры. Единодушной в своем отношении к этому празднику оказалась разве что либеральная общественность России. И, как нетрудно догадаться, это отношение единодушно негативное.По уже сложившейся неизвестно на каком основании традиции в этом году, освещая прошедшие 4 ноября по всей России праздничные события,  либеральные СМИ и блогеры в большинстве своём выдвигали версию о том, что на шествия, концерты и другие акции людей в этот день свозили автобусами под угрозой проблем на службе или, наоборот, обещая послабления. Статьи с подобными посылами циркулируют как в либеральной блогосфере , так и в прессе определенного толка, в том числе и в региональных либеральных СМИ. Например, этой же версии решили придерживаться журналисты новосибирского НГС, который с момента его покупки американским медиахолдингом Hearst Corporation преимущественно вешает горожанам на уши лапшу, приправленную исключительно либеральным соусом. Публичные обвинения либеральной прессы, однако, почему-то в основном подкрепляются анонимными или полуанонимными сообщениями, комментариями лиц, которых якобы принуждали идти на «унылый провластный карнавал». Что, согласитесь, странно: при нынешнем уровне поддержки власти собрать на праздничные мероприятия несколько тысяч человек вполне реально и без административного ресурса. Возникает вопрос: чем не угодил День народного единства либеральному «воинству»? Почему в 90-е годы либеральной общественности и тогдашним младореформаторам стал неугоден День Великой Октябрьской социалистической революции – интуитивно понятно. «Призрак коммунизма» все еще бродил. И если не по Европе, то по России точно. Свежеиспеченные российские «господствующие классы» и заматеревшие западные, видимо, в глубине души содрогались от одной мысли о возвращении на путь коммунизма. Поэтому День Великой Октябрьской социалистической революции как государственный праздник правительственным указом 1996 года канул в лету. Вместо него появился День примирения и согласия, которым, впрочем, либералы снова остались недовольны. Но справедливости ради следует сказать, что и большая часть российского общества с середины 90-х до начала нулевых тоже не верила ни в согласие, ни в примирение.  В 2005 году, уже в фактически новой России, День народного единства заменил в качестве государственного праздника в ноябре День примирения и согласия. Но в либеральной среде, как ни странно, и он стал вызывать не менее яростные протесты, чем его предшественники.  Впрочем, судя по всему, прогрессивным господам как кость в горле мешают любые праздники и массовые мероприятия, объединяющие россиян во имя общих целей, культурных и исторических традиций. И тут уже неважно, является ли этот праздник новым или старым, «спущенным сверху» или сложившимся исторически.  Например, подготовка к традиционному празднованию Дня победы уже который год заставляет «свободолюбивые» СМИ и отдельных «свободолюбивых» граждан плеваться ядом. Более того, у некоторых либералов наблюдаются настоящие приступы паники: мол, от военного парада в честь 9 мая до ядерной заварушки рукой подать. Также молодая, но уже ставшая по-настоящему всенародной акция «Бессмертный полк» из поминального шествия, как первоначально задумывалось, превратившаяся в марш победителей, уже удостоилась либеральных обвинений в добровольно-принудительном характере шествия и даже узурпации акции правительственными структурами.  Нетрудно понять, российским либералам и их западным партнерам неугодны не столько государственные российские праздники, сколько объединяющие россиян идеи. Устами либеральной прессы и блогосферы, среди прочего, уже пропихивалась идея о том, что нация – это продукт искусственный, слепленный из населения с помощью небольшого набора идей и мифов и закрепленный «исторической травмой» .  Согласно этой либеральной философии, быть не нацией, а населением в неких территориальных границах – куда как удобней, комфортней и безопасней. Ведь всё что тогда нужно – это в своей персональной зоне комфорта заботиться исключительно о собственном благополучии и собственных хотелках, при этом не забивая себе голову такими вещами, как сохранение общих для жителей России национальных ценностей, заботой об общественном благе или о будущем наших детей в нашей же стране. Младореформатор 90-х Егор Гайдар даже сетовал в своей работе 2006 года: «Я и мои коллеги, начинавшие реформы в России, понимали, что переход к рынку, адаптация России к новому положению в мире, существованию новых независимых государств будет проходить непросто. Но мы полагали, что преодоление трансформационной рецессии, начало экономического роста, повышение реальных доходов населения позволят заместить несбыточные мечты о восстановлении империи прозаичными заботами о собственном благосостоянии. Здесь мы ошибались». Действительно, либеральным идеологам должно быть по-настоящему обидно, они ведь дали нам «на обломках империи» потешить себя мелкими радостями, а мы, неблагодарные, как в поговорке «все в лес смотрим». Вот и переделывают уже который год господа либералы россиян из нации в население. Вот и «лечат» нас от «исторических травм» методом исторической амнезии, а все попытки сопротивления российского народа воспринимают в штыки, обвиняя его в постимперском синдроме и реваншизме , приверженности к «рабству, цепям, тоталитарным режимам». Видимо, как когда-то европейский господствующий класс пугал лозунг «Пролетарии всех стран – объединяйтесь!», так и теперь, поураганивших в 90-х в России отечественных и зарубежных рвачей и их либеральную подтанцовку пугает вполне естественное желание россиян «взяться за руки, чтоб не пропасть поодиночке».

03 ноября, 14:01

Архитектор лондонского "огурца" построит самую высокую башню в Майами

Проект получил название The Towers. Высота башен достигнет 320 метров. Планируется, что башни построят в финансовом центре Майами — районе Брикелл. В небоскрёбах будет расположено 660 роскошных жилых апартаментов. — Дизайн этих высоких башен освободит место и позволит создать площадь для пешеходов с магазинами, ресторанами и арт-галереями и удовлетворит запросы как новых жителей, так и старожилов, — говорит Фостер. В 2004 году в Лондоне было завершено строительство небоскрёба "Мэри Экс", который жители из-за формы прозвали "огурцом", по проекту бюро Фостера. Ещё в британской столице по его проекту построили пешеходный мост Миллениум, Сити-холл и станцию метро "Канэри-Уорф". Фостер также спроектировал Дворец мира и согласия и торгово-развлекательный центр "Хан Шатыр" в Астане, небоскрёб "Коммерцбанк-тауэр" во Франкфурте-на-Майне, на Манхэттене в Нью-Йорке Херст-тауэр, где расположена штаб-квартира медиакомпании Hearst Corporation (выпускает журналы Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar). Для Москвы архитектор разработал два проекта: "Хрустальный остров" в Нагатинской пойме и башню "Россия" в Москве-Сити, которая должна была стать самым высоким небоскрёбом Европы. Строительство обоих проектов было отменено.

11 октября, 14:00

Fact Sheet: New Commitments to Let Girls Learn Announced by First Lady Michelle Obama on International Day of the Girl

Since March 2015, Let Girls Learn has invested more than a billion dollars in new and ongoing girls’ education programming in more than 50 countries and today announces more than five million dollars in new private commitments to girls’ education Together with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and most recently the Department of Labor and the Department of Agriculture, Let Girls Learn includes more than a billion dollars in new and ongoing programming in more than 50 countries to address the range of challenges – both in and out of the classroom – girls around the world face in attaining the education they deserve.  Today, in celebration of International Day of the Girl, Let Girls Learn announces the equivalent of more than five million dollars in new private sector commitments to help address the barriers that prevent adolescent girls from attaining an education.  Since the launch of Let Girls Learn, the White House has announced nearly 100 private sector commitments to adolescent girls’ education. By engaging governments around the world, the private sector, civil society and many others, Let Girls Learn is improving the future for millions of adolescent girls across the world. More detail on all of the accomplishments Let Girls Learn has achieved can be found here. New Announcements RISE UP’s LET GIRLS LEAD is committing to deliver new programming worth $2.5 million to enable girls to finish school and delay early marriage in Malawi through its new ENGAGE Initiative. ENGAGE is an evidence-based program that addresses the complex needs of vulnerable adolescent girls by ensuring that they stay in school and avoid early marriage. Rise Up's goal is to reach 300,000 marginalized girls in southern Malawi. Rise Up will also build public support for girls’ rights by investing in visionary Malawian leaders, providing them with leadership development and support to create innovative solutions that advance girls’ access to education. For more information, please contact Denise Dunning. NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION, founded by Paul Newman, announce a $200,000 donation to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. An additional grant of $800,000 is being made to Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), which runs the Kibera School for Girls in Kenya, so girls may continue their educations through high school.  For more information, please contact Jan Schaefer. ENDEAVOR ENERGY, an independent power development and generation company, is donating $400,000 over four years to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund to support volunteer-led education and empowerment projects in Africa.  A Power Africa partner, Endeavor continues to be a part of President Obama’s initiative to increase the number of people around the world who have access to power.  For more information, please contact Mike Gehrig. CENTRAL ASIA INSTITUTE is committing $500,000 for educational services and programs that will benefit adolescent girls in some of Afghanistan’s most conflicted and disadvantaged communities. This includes construction of boundary walls and latrines, which are essential for the retention of female students. Girls who previously had no access to schooling will be prepared for a formal education in expedited Quick Learning Centers. Literacy and Vocational Centers will empower girls, teaching them how to read, write, and do basic math. Scholarship money will also be provided. Through this commitment, Central Asia Institute expects to reach 25,000-30,000 adolescent girls. For more information, please contact Hannah White. WATER CHARITY, a California-based nonprofit, and the National Peace Corps Association announce a $200,000 donation to support water, sanitation, public health, and environmental projects implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers under the Let Girls Learn initiative.  Projects are implemented in rural villages to improve access to potable water, relieving girls of the burden of walking long distances to obtain water for their families each day.  Bathrooms are provided for adolescent girls at schools, ensuring that the facilities provide privacy and promote hygiene, thus helping create an environment that enables girls to remain in school. For more information, please contact Averill Strasser. WORLD LEARNING AND THE WOMEN’S REFUGEE COMMISSION announce the "Pathways to Refugee Education" program, a new $250,000 collaboration aligned with the Let Girls Learn initiative.  “Pathways to Refugee Education” will help facilitate access to formal and informal education for adolescent girls in difficult circumstances with an initial focus on Lebanon.  The project will provide technical assistance and expert recommendations to governments, civil society, and international institutions that are designing, funding, and implementing assistance programs to address the unique circumstances and needs of adolescent girls. For more information, please contact Kimberly Abbott. GIRL STARTER announces a $100,000 donation to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. Girl Starter is a new media company that seeks to use the intersection of entertainment and technology to help girls—at home and abroad—become entrepreneurs. In a reality television series set to air in 2017, young women who wish to start their own businesses will learn about fundraising fundamentals and develop strategies using the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn fund as a cause to raise money. For more information, please contact Jeannine Shao Collins. THE BARNEYS NEW YORK FOUNDATION is making a commitment to support the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. The donation will support Peace Corps Volunteer-led projects aimed at helping break down the barriers to adolescent girls’ access to education. For more information, please contact Ashley Calandra. CNN FILMS will premiere a new film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, titled We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World on October 11 and 12. The film includes contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay. The Documentary Group, which produced CNN Films’ first co-production, ‘Girl Rising,’ also produced this special one-hour film. For more information, please contact Jennifer Dargan. INSTYLE commissioned a limited-edition line of designer tote bags inspired by Let Girls Learn. For the each tote bag sold, InStyle will donate 100 percent of profits (a minimum of 30 percent of the purchase price) to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.  Each bag in the line was inspired by a different country where Let Girls Learn is creating lasting change. Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, Tanya Taylor, and DKNY’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne provided exclusive designs for the collection. For more information, please contact Reid Myers. MPA - THE ASSOCIATION OF MAGAZINE MEDIA has garnered commitments from the magazine media industry to donate advertising space for Let Girls Learn Public Service Announcements that are running in 65 print magazines in fall 2016 issues, with most hitting the newsstand and subscribers’ mailboxes to coincide with the International Day of the Girl. The ad campaign is expected to reach more than 60 percent of U.S. adults through the support of 11 companies: Active Interest Media, Bloomberg Media, Bonnier, Condé Nast, Dwell Media, Forbes Media, Hearst, Meredith, National Geographic, Rodale, and Time Inc. For more information, please contact Susan Russ. PLAYBILL Inc., is supporting Let Girls Learn through a public service announcement set of ads in upcoming Playbill publications to raise awareness about global girls’ education. The campaign will reach theatregoers for select shows running in New York this November.  For more information, please contact Mark Peikert. ALEX AND ANI announces the launch of a Daisy Charm Bangle to be released in March 2017 in continued support of the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.  Last year, ALEX AND ANI released the Kindred Cord Daisy bracelet as a commitment to Let Girls Learn, which has raised nearly $200,000 to support girls around the world who are out of school. For more information, please contact Keshia Holland. NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION (NPCA) has committed to contribute its Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) contributions in 2016 to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn fund to support volunteer community-led projects around the world. NPCA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, encompasses a network of over 220,000 individuals and more than 150 affiliate groups. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused and effective in providing all federal employees with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. For more information, please contact Glenn Blumhorst. THE WORLD BANK, which recently pledged $2.5 billion over five years in education projects targeting adolescent girls, announces that it has already invested $530 million since April 2016 towards this goal. These resources will help adolescent girls gain access to quality education in some of the world’s most challenging environments, such as Syrian refugee communities in Lebanon, in Pakistan, where few girls complete secondary school, and conflict-affected areas in northeast Nigeria. For more information, please contact Kavita Watsa. ###

09 октября, 23:01

QUESTION ASKED: “So why is that tape — which to me just sounds like Trump being Trump — the …

QUESTION ASKED: “So why is that tape — which to me just sounds like Trump being Trump — the straw that broke the camel’s back?” Or the one that seems to be, anyway. So many people seem honestly surprised that he said those things. Is the surprise a pose? If so, why this, why now? It’s a very offensive tape, but to […]

09 октября, 07:00

Hearst Castle: History, Tours, Pictures, California, Facts, Story, Value (2000)

Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947,[3] for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. The California Park Commission voted to approve its inclusion in the California State Park System, which was approved by the California State Legislature in 1954 with a proposed admission charge of $1 per person ($9 adjusted for inflation) and a 50¢ bus ride.[4] However, ironing out the details with the Trustees of the Hearst Estate and the Hearst Corporation took several years. Agreement was finalized in 1957, and it opened in 1958.[5] Since that time, it has been maintained within the Hearst San Simeon State Park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts "millions of travelers each year".[6] Hearst formally named the estate "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill"), but usually called it "the ranch". Hearst Castle and grounds are also sometimes referred to as "San Simeon" without distinguishing between the Hearst property and the adjacent unincorporated area of the same name. Invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. The Hollywood and political elite often visited, usually flying into the estate's airfield or taking a private Hearst-owned train car from Los Angeles. Among Hearst's guests were Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores del Río, and Winston Churchill. While guests were expected to attend the formal dinners each evening, they were normally left to their own dwellings during the day while Hearst directed his business affairs. Since "the Ranch" had so many facilities, guests were rarely at a loss for things to do. The estate's theater usually screened films from Hearst's own movie studio, Cosmopolitan Productions. Hearst Castle was the inspiration for the "Xanadu" mansion of the 1941 Orson Welles film Citizen Kane, a fictionalization of William Randolph Hearst's career.[7] Hearst Castle was not used as a location for the film, which instead used Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York, as well as buildings in San Diego's Balboa Park. Commercial filming is rare at Hearst Castle and most requests are turned down. Since the property was donated to the state of California only two projects have been granted permission: Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, which used the castle to stand in as Crassus' villa; and Lady Gaga's music video for "G.U.Y." One condition of the Hearst Corporation's donation of the estate was that the Hearst family would be allowed to use it when they wished. Patty Hearst, a granddaughter of William Randolph, related that as a child, she hid behind statues in the Neptune Pool while tours passed by. Although the main estate is now a museum, the Hearst family continues to use an older Victorian house on the property as a retreat – the original house built by George Hearst in the late 19th century. The house is screened from tourist routes by a dense grove of eucalyptus to provide maximum privacy for the guests. In 2001, Patty Hearst hosted a Travel Channel show on the estate, and Amanda Hearst modeled for a fashion photo shoot at the estate for a Hearst Corporation magazine, Town and Country, in 2006. Hearst Castle joined the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1972 and became a United States National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976. Hearst Castle was included as one of America's "10 Amazing Castles" by Forbes Travel.com. Forbes said, "Quite possibly the nation's most famous castle, William Randolph Hearst went to great lengths to bring back the best of European architecture – most notably ceilings from churches and monasteries – which were pieced back together in California to create his highly eclectic Central Coast getaway." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearst_Castle

07 октября, 22:16

Chart: The Slow Death of Traditional Media

Digital media will be the largest advertising channel globally by 2019 - even bigger than television. This chart covers the death of traditional media. The post Chart: The Slow Death of Traditional Media appeared first on Visual Capitalist.

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01 октября, 06:30

The New Biography, 'An Affair With Beauty', Sheds Light On The Most Famous Painter Of The Jazz Age

Chances are that you have never heard of the Christy Girl or its creator, Howard Chandler Christy. However, Christy was the most famous painter of the Jazz Age. He knew presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to FDR, legends like Amelia Earhart and Babe Ruth and tycoons including William Randolph Hearst. “From [...]

23 сентября, 21:46

'Network' Came Out 40 Years Ago And Trump Is Proof It Still Matters

The relationship we have with the media is a complicated one. We binge, hate-watch, cry, and laugh with characters familiar and unfamiliar. We equally suspend our disbelief and get all swept up in it. Few films have summarized (and satirized) this relationship as well as the movie “Network” ― a shocking feat when you remember that the film came out in 1976. Still, “Network” remains a provocative and influential film that acts as both a timepiece and a terrifying crystal ball.   The film follows respected anchorman Howard Beale, who we’re introduced to just as he gets fired from the network he works for, UBS. Distraught, Beale announces that he’s going to kill himself on air à la Christine Chubbuck, sending ratings through the roof. The black dramedy then takes many wild turns beginning with the ratings-hungry TV executives keeping Beale on the air as he mentally breaks down night after night. Other plot points include the beautiful, albeit heartless, reporter Diana Christensen (played by Faye Dunaway) thriving off Beale’s personal downfall, seducing another TV executive before getting him fired, and hiring a pseudo-Symbionese Liberation Army-type group to murder Beale on air as a way of kick-starting their next serialized program.  The story is unbelievable and entrancing, while also nausea-inducing. It feels absurd but somehow possible because as far-fetched as it seems, it also hits a little too close to home. In the 40 years since the film came out, we’ve seen the live broadcasts of ISIS beheading journalists, “Survivor” contestants well up with tears as they ingest live insects, and Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and one-time host of “The Apprentice,” running for the president of the United States (with an alarming amount of support). “Network” is and will always be successful for its ineffably on-point prediction of how far television, media, and even our political climate could go.   Director and writer Aaron Sorkin brought up a salient point when discussing the film with the Times: “You wish Chayefsky [the writer of ‘Network’] could come back to life long enough to write ‘The Internet.’” There’s no question that Paddy Chayefsky’s take on 2016’s social media-obsessed, screen-covered world would make Orwell’s “1984” look primitive. “Network” personifies the ‘70s well ― highlighting the era’s counterculture, anti-establishment and leftist feelings, fixations on Patty Hearst and the Mansons, hippies. Despite all of this, it shines the most when highlighting the perversion viewers feed off of as they watch television ― a perversion that has now extended to surfing the web and scrolling through our phones. That inimitable feeling of enticing viewers by constantly asking the question: “How far will they go?” “Network” is an articulate indictment of American audiences. It’s easy to recognize the fictional UBS station in the film in major stations like today’s FOX, particularly when you think of the absurdity FOX has housed over the years. From reality and talk shows to all of the other types of variety programming, the station has put out a slew of questionable broadcasts. Shows like “American Idol” or “The X-Factor” highlight the obsession we have with becoming famous. Those are tame by comparison to shows like “I Want To Marry Harry,” where women were rallied and tricked into thinking they were vying for the love of Prince Harry, or even “Nanny 911,” which brought a British nanny into the homes of parents with “unruly children” and had her harshly calling out their ineptitude for rearing children, all while millions of other families relished in it. Schadenfreude is what drives so much of our media consumption, and “Network” plays with that fact in glorious ways. Today, Howard Beale’s iconic “mad as hell” speech isn’t a joke or an exaggeration anymore. It’s real. People are dying in the streets and we’ve been apathetic, but Trump is convincing so many Americans to get mad. Our current political climate has its very own Beale in Trump. Trump’s wall and reality star-cum-politician career path sounds insane to many of us because he’s a real-life Beale. A fact that is only solidified when people describe him like this: “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.” ― Omarosa To describe our media landscape, as a whole, is to say that it is seductive, entertaining, divisive, corrupting and desensitizing. “Network” is a didactic work of art that reminds us of the media’s wiles, making it the sort of film that should be brought into classrooms around the world. Whether you’re of the generation that adored “Dr. Strangelove” or “The Colbert Report” or “Black Mirror,” one that preferred the movie star Ronald Reagan in the White House over the racist, apoplectic Donald Trump, “Network” unpacks a media that has only grown more exploitative as years have gone on and will surely have viewers new and old walking away wondering why we’ve only veered closer to that dystopia. David Foster Wallace summed up the movie’s great thesis, without ever intending to. Particularly if you think of “TV” standing in for film, news channels and the internet. During a 1993 interview pertaining to his essay “E Unibus Pluram,” he said: “TV’s ‘real’ agenda is to be ‘liked,’ because if you like what you’re seeing, you’ll stay tuned. TV is completely unabashed about this; it’s its sole raison… It’s seldom acknowledged that viewers’ relationship with TV is, albeit debased, intricate and profound.” Will you stay tuned? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 сентября, 16:30

Либеральные СМИ: Избирателей на участки манили колбасой и выпечкой

Единый день голосования 18 сентября 2016 года запомнится новосибирцам не по-осеннему теплой и ясной погодой, пикниками, садово-огородными заботами и, как следствие, затишьем на избирательных участках, а также нестандартными для входящего в «красный пояс» Новосибирска результатами голосования.Видимо, для того чтобы добавить изюминку к неспешным сибирским выборам, НГС, крупнейшее в Новосибирске региональное СМИ либерального толка, с 2013 года влившееся в Hearst Shkulev Media, дочернюю компанию американского медиагиганта Hearst Corporation, представило читателям неординарную гастрономическую версию происходящих в этот день событий на избирательных участках. Уже в анонсе репортажа «Новосибирск сделал выбор» говорится о том, что наравне с голосованием не менее значимым событием дня стала распродажа еды на участках. Как нетрудно заметить, с первых же сообщений тема еды начинает играть первую скрипку в репортаже. Онлайн-трансляция не к месту переполнена фотографиями лотков с ватрушками, пирожками и прочей снедью. Выпечка в этом репортаже составила вполне достойную конкуренцию избирателям, а куцые отчёты о промежуточных итогах на фоне шашлыков и ватрушек начинают выглядеть чужеродным элементом. Хотя чисто теоретически репортаж должен был представлять собой материал о выборах. В общем-то, присутствие торговых точек на избирательных участках не является чем-то экстраординарным, но именно в этом году этот секрет Полишинеля привлек пристальное внимание журналистов НГС.  Надо сказать, что корреспонденты этого якобы новосибирского медиаресурса уже не раз проявляли оригинальность в освещении городских событий, которой сопутствовала очевидная либеральная направленность и неповторимая манера переиначивать новости и события, подгоняя их под проводимую этим новостным ресурсом западно-ориентированную политику. То в репортаже, посвященному подготовке к праздничному параду 9 Мая, увидят и озвучат угрозу развязывания ядерной войны, то надоедают статьями в духе «гречки (а также на выбор утюгов, смартфонов, презервативов – и всё это без шуток) в городе осталось на три дня».  Об этой странной особенности издания уже было опубликовано журналистское расследование на сайте «Газета о газетах» в статье «Америка скупает региональные порталы». Вот и сейчас за таким неудивительным фактом, как организация торговли на избирательных участках, журналисты либерального новосибирского СМИ и представители региональных отделений либеральных партий Новосибирска по инерции углядели «руку Кремля». При чем здесь Кремль и почему опять Путин виноват – непонятно, но тем не менее "яблочники", например, практически сразу успели отрапортовать о том, что если они и проиграют, то "партии шашлыков". Что же на самом деле стоит за таким гастрономическим освещением выборов в Новосибирске? К слову, не только в Новосибирске: соратник новосибирского НГС по перевиранию региональных новостей, екатеринбургский сайт E1.ru, аналогично входящий в холдинг Hearst Shkulev Media, тоже пропедалировал присутствие лотков с продуктами на избирательных участках. Может быть, это попытка заранее подготовить удобоваримую «правду» для электората: дескать, народ на голосование колбасой заманивали, а голоса оплачивали ватрушками и прочей натурой? Вопрос, как говорится, риторический. Но, если допустить возможность такого сценария, еще более интересным становится другой вопрос: зачем вы, господа оппозиционеры, вообще куда-то баллотируетесь, если не можете достойно конкурировать даже с банальной выпечкой?

15 сентября, 15:54

Verizon-Hearst Build Complex Networks, Boost Digital Platform

Verizon and Hearst are teaming up to strengthen their digital-video networks business by launching a new segment - ComplexNetworks.com.

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08 сентября, 21:50

Former Hearst Mansion Lists For $195 Million, Ties For Most Expensive Home For Sale In America

The compound is most recognizable for its role in films including The Godfather and The Bodyguard.

06 сентября, 20:22

'The Path To Production'

Photos courtesy of Vicky Kuperman's and Jason Schneider's personal websites. In episode 12 of “Uncommon Ground” I got to chat with two producers; Jason Schneider, who’s worked for Fox Sports, Fox News, AOL and NPR, and Vicky Kuperman, who’s worked for AOL, Ogilvy, the History Channel, and is currently at Hearst. I [...]

12 июня 2015, 16:16

Российские СМИ скупает корпорация, ранее сотрудничавшая с Гитлером

Недавно мне в комментариях написали, что наш новосибирский городской сайт НГС принадлежит американцам. Проверил, и действительно, принадлежит. Впрочем, если подходить формально, то он американский ровно на 50%. Что интересно, никто этого и не скрывает, никто не стесняется.Честно говоря, такая откровенность даже несколько удивляет. В «подвале» главной страницы сайта размещен логотип Regional Network Hearst Shkulev Digital. В разделе, посвященном истории развития сайта НГС прямо указывается, что «в марте 2013 года компания НГС вошла в группу компаний ИнтерМедиаГруп/Hearst Shkulev Media».На официальном сайте Hearst Shkulev Media (HSM) узнаем, что «Reagional network» («региональная сеть») — это всего лишь один из проектов медиакомпании. Он стартовал сравнительно недавно, в 2012 году. Тем не менее, с того момента HSM успела поглотить ряд достаточно крупных интернет-изданий регионального значения. Помимо сети сайтов НГС в ее состав вошли крупнейший городской портал Екатеринбурга E1.RU, нижегородский портал NN.ru, самарский городской сайт «Самара24», пермский городской портал PRM.RU, городской портал «Сочи Экспресс», новокузнецкий сайт Job42. По сведениям компании уже сегодня построенная сеть охватывает аудиторию в Новосибирске, Екатеринбурге, Нижнем Новгороде, Самаре, Омске, Перми, Краснодаре, Красноярске, Кузбассе (Кемерово/Новокузнецк), Барнауле, Томске, Иркутске и Сочи. Среднемесячная посещаемость составляет 14,1 млн. человек. Создается инфраструктура для проведения скоординированных рекламных компаний с широким географическим охватом.В общем, масштаб начинания впечатляет. Создается мощный медиаресурс, причем довольно нестандартным способом, на основе региональных СМИ, которые в общественном сознании остаются как бы независимыми и не связанными друг с другом. Представьте, если в определенный момент все они «скоординированно» и с «широким географическим охватом» займутся не размещением рекламы, а начнут «вбрасывать» некую нужную заказчикам информацию. Например, пиарить того или иного политика или политическое движение. Или, другой вариант, какое-нибудь издание, пользуясь правом «непосредственного очевидца из региона», станет в нужном свете освещать местные события, а уже с опорой на него транслируемую точку зрения раскрутят на федеральном уровне. Ровно так, кстати, происходило в истории с «Тангейзером», когда НГС, по сути, стал рупором защитников постановки.При этом, повторюсь, в общественном сознании все перечисленные выше региональные СМИ по-прежнему остаются независимыми и не связанными друг с другом. Соответственно, сохраняется кредит доверия к ним — они «свои», «проверенные». Об этом, кстати, пишут сами создатели сети (на официальном сайте HSM), обещая, что такое доверие обеспечит повышенную эффективностьразмещаемой рекламы. Отмечу и еще одну немаловажную особенность: одновременное появление одной и той же информации на разных, якобы независимых, площадках, будет восприниматься не как централизованная акция, а наоборот, трактоваться как подтверждение правдивости этой информации.Я вовсе на утверждаю, что сесть региональных сайтов формируется исключительно под политические задачи, «вбросы» и прочее в том же духе. Однако очевидно, что при желании она легко может быть задействована в качестве политического инструмента, причем, судя по всему, весьма и весьма эффективного. Поэтому имеет смысл присмотреться к создающей ее компании.Виктор ШкулевИстория HSM начинается в 1995 году. Тогда, ее нынешний президент Виктор Шкулев, до того пять лет возглавлявший «Комсомольскую правду» (кстати, он и начинал как комсомольский работник), создал вместе с французской издательской группой Hachette Filipacchi совместное предприятие. В 2004 российский бизнес совместного предприятия Hachette Filipacchi Shkulev был объединен в единую группу с ИнтерМедиаГруп. В июне 2011 французская компания вышла из бизнеса, продав свою долю совместного предприятия американской компании Hearst (тогда и возникла Hearst Shkulev Media (HSM)).Шкулев и Hearst владеют HSM на паритетной основе, по 50% акций. Интересно, что в совместном предприятии с Hachette Filipacchi, Шкулев владел лишь 49% акций, а когда в 2011 году французы решили продать свои российские активы американцам, ухитрился выкупить у них недостающий 1%, причем отдал за него около 10 млн. долларов. Сейчас компания издает в России такие журналы как ELLE, ELLE girl, ELLE DECORATION, MAXIM, Marie Claire, "Счастливые Родители«/Parents, PSYCHOLOGIES, DEPARTURES, «Антенна-Телесемь», StarHit, «Ва-банкъ», «ДОМОЙ. Строительство и ремонт» (это помимо создания региональной сети сайтов).Отмечу еще одно интересное обстоятельство — Hearst выкупила долю в 2011 году, а с начала 2012 года HSM «пошла в регионы».Еще один небольшой штришок. Оказывается, у HSM есть украинское отделение. На Украине компания издает ELLE, MAXIM, BAZAAR, COSMOPOLITAN. Бренды известные и раскрученные. Однако, почему-то, никто не возмущается российской пропиской издательства, никто не пытается отнять бизнес.Предвидя возражения скажу, что те, кто думает, что аполитичный глянец на Украине никому не интересен крупно ошибаются. Вот, например, статья, иллюстрирующая баталии за право издавать глянцевый журнал для мужчин Esquire (кстати, права на него тоже принадлежат Hearst). Украинский издатель на полном серьезе утверждает, что российский вариант журнала «считается изданием острой социальной и политической направленности», что «в Hearst не знают, что делать с российским журналом, который отходит от изначальной концепции, а его материалы балансируют на грани дозволенного» и так далее. По этой причине, делается вывод, нужно перестать завозить российский вариант и начать печатать свой, который будет лишен описанных недостатков.Напомню, что речь идет о глянцевом журнале, этаком мужском космополитане (по крайней мере у меня сложилось такое впечатление после того, как я по диагонали просмотрел один из выпусков). Что уж там может быть политическое и, тем более, остросоциальное, для меня загадка. Обращаю внимание, что происходят описываемые события еще в мирном 2011 году. Казалось бы, сейчас все должно усугубиться. А получилось как раз наоборот, HSM уже после майдана «отжала» у Sanoma Media Ukraine, того самого издания, которое в свое время претендовало на Esquire, еще и BAZAAR с COSMOPOLITAN. Вот такой вот любопытный момент.Однако, перейдем к самому интересному, к компании Hearst. Потому что, хотя формально HSM и существует на паритетных началах, вряд ли у кого-то возникнут сомнения, кто в паре владельцев ведущий а кто ведомый. Весовые категории, мягко говоря, немножко разные. Да и Hearst не стала бы одной из крупнейших медиаимперий мира, если бы ее руководство не умело держать в узде свои региональные отделения, и не имело рычагов, чтобы воздействовать на решивших проявить строптивость. Поэтому, если в Hearst действительно захотят проводить в России определенную информационную политику, то вряд ли Шкулев сможет существенно на нее повлиять.Вот информация с официального сайта HSM «Hearst Corporation — один из самых крупных медиаконгломератов в мире, основанный в 1887 году. Сегодня в медиа-активы компании входит 15 ежедневных и 38 еженедельных газет, включая Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News и Albany Times Union; около 200 журналов, издающихся по всему миру, в том числе ELLE, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan; 29 телеканалов, охватывающих в общей сложности 18% зрительской аудитории США. Кроме того, конгломерат владеет рядом компаний кабельного телевидения, включая A&E Television Networks и ESPN; издательскими домами; 50% акций рейтингового агентства Fitch Group; дистрибьюторскими компаниями и объектами недвижимости». Вот ссылка на статью в википедии, там немного более подробно. Хотя, в принципе, достаточно двух цифр: даты основания и охвата аудитории в США, они говорят сами за себя. Компания такого уровня по определению не может быть только бизнес-проектом, она, так или иначе, интегрирована в американскую политическую среду. Если же принять во внимание ее почти полуторавековую историю, то степень интеграции должна носить глубочайший характер. Тем более, что ее основатель, Уильям Херст, был далеко не «человеком с улицы», а сыном крупного промышленника и сенатора, то есть изначально входил в американскую элиту.Уильям ХерстВообще, про Ульяма Херста пишут много интересного. Утверждается, что он отец «желтой прессы», якобы он первый создал инфраструктуру, позволяющую делать деньги на сплетнях, скандалах, фальшивых сенсациях и так далее. С его именем, связывают появление терминов «PR» и «медиамагнат». Именно он первым ввел в своих газетах авторские колонки. Ему приписывают фразу «главный и единственный критерий качества газеты — тираж». Придерживался крайне правой идеологии. В 30-е годы, после прихода фашистов к власти, посетил Германию, где был принят Гитлером как добрый друг. После этого визита в своих газетах начал нападать на СССР и Сталина и поддерживать Гитлера, вплоть до того, что публиковал его статьи. Информация из интернета, и ее, понятно, нужно проверять. Но о многом, в частности о связях с Гитлером, пишут на сайте радио «Свобода».Теперь немного о том, какое место семейство Херстов занимает сейчас. Одна яркая иллюстрация.Hearst Corporation владеет фондом Hearst Foundation. Этот фонд, среди прочего, финансирует разные образовательные программы. В рамках одной из таких программ, детей из всех штатов США (наверное их отбирают по конкурсу, не вникал) раз в год свозят в Вашингтон и они там проводят дискуссии с конгрессменами, военными, встречаются с представителями власти вплоть до президента. Вот отчет об одном из таких мероприятий, оцените уровень. Представьте, насколько нужно быть интегрированным в соответствующую среду, чтобы суметь все это организовать.И вот компания, с такой историей и с таким положением в США и в мире начинает скупать региональные сайты в России. Может ли это быть просто бизнес-проектом, делаться ради более эффективного продвижения рекламы?Может ли руководство Hearst сохранить нейтралитет и отказаться от продвижения интересов США, политических и любых других? Сейчас, в эпоху обостренного противостояния? Если бы и захотели, то не смогли бы. Как выяснилось, даже нефтяных гигантов, несмотря на весь их лоббистский потенциал, можно заставить исполнять условия санкций и отказаться от выгодных проектов с Россией (они, правда, до конца отказываться не желают и не мытьем так катаньем пытаются обойти запреты, но это отдельный разговор). На медиакомпанию, даже очень крупную, если она вдруг ни с того ни с сего решила пойти против линии партии, надавить значительно проще.А такая структура как Hearst, это уже просто часть политической системы США. Как, впрочем, и любое другое крупное СМИ. Поэтому она неизбежно будет продвигать соответствующие интересы. Какие это интересы мы уже узнали на примере Ливии, Сирии, Египта, Украины. Нет оснований предполагать, что в случае с Россией существуют какие-то принципиальные отличия. Верующим, что американцы несут в мир исключительно добро и справедливость предлагаю съездить в страны победившей демократии — Ливию или в Ирак, на территорию, захваченную ИГ. Оставайтесь там жить, нам здесь ничего такого не нужно.Во всем этом есть один положительный момент. Теперь у нас появился некий камертон американизма. Можно с ним сравнивать остальные СМИ и делать выводы, насколько они «созвучны», по крайней мере в принципиальных вопросах. Ну а за сайтом НГС и за региональной сетью будем наблюдать. Кризис на них не сказывается, по крайней мере НГС расширяет штат — на сайте объявлениео 18 вакансиях только в Новосибирске.P.s. Пока писал, появилась новость о покупке HSM контрольного пакета ООО «Ругион», в активе которой городские сайты 42 городов России.viaРекламный ролик Hearst с официального сайта компании