The Week in Media

Big changes at MTV and OWN, WSJ stays on top, plus more headlines and news

Top news for the week of May 1-6:

Judy McGrath, longtime CEO of MTV Networks, resigns
Daily News claims early FDNY tip about Bin Laden’s death
► Chrome powered with Google’s biggest TV campaign yet, from Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Twitter acquires TweetDeck for estimated $45 million
Christina Norman out at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network
► Hearst doubles down: mag subs to be sold in iTunes; will sell AOL’s large-format digital ads
► Condé Nast close to iPad deal
Sarah Watson named chief strategy officer at BBH N.Y.
AT&T broadband cap arrives; $10 for every additional 50 gigabytes
Every Day With Rachael Ray nabs Details’ Paul Jowdy as publisher
AOL HuffPo’s Jai Singh goes to Yahoo Media Network as EIC; HuffPo’s Nico Pitney promoted to ME slot                    
AOL’s Q1 profit drops 86% from Q1 2010
WPP and IPG partner to provide licensing services for clients
► Warner Bros. Home Entertainment buys Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes
► Nick Ascheim, AP GM of digital and key to its expansion plans, bolts for BBC
► Pandora expands into funny with Comedy Genome Project
Wall Street Journal holds on to crown as top-selling U.S. paper

Quotes of the week:

"Stop the presses!"
—Order given in The New York Times newsroom in response to Bin Laden news; reportedly only the third time the words were said there in 43 years

"As long as News Corp. is plagued by hate speech, illegal activity, and misinformation, you’ll be a global pariah."
—Media Matters for America in a full-page print ad calling on James Murdoch for News Corp. changes

"Arguing on Twitter is like wearing a fedora. Stop it, you look like an asshole."
—Funny or Die

"Stigma is not an effective motivator."
—Rebecca Puhl, a Yale University psychologist, commenting on an anti-obesity initiative in Georgia using overweight children in ads

"[Facebook is] the most appalling spying machine  that has ever been invented."
—Wikileaks’ Julian Assange in an interview with Russia Today