The Ticker: Zite, Kathie Lee, Language

By Alex Weprin 

  • ReadWrite covers Zite, the social iPad app acquired by CNN last year. The story, unlike many acquisition tales, is a positive one. “There is a deep respect from me and the other CNN execs for the Zite team,” KC Estenson said. “We are not bullshitting about how much we get along and how well we work together.”
  • “Today” co-host Kathie Lee Gifford is profiled by the New York Observer in advance of her new Broadway show. The Observer calls her “a ray of kooky, garrulous and sometimes self-involved light puncturing the earnest Donahue era.”
  • The ABC/Univision partnership posts an item taking a look at language on Fox News Channel (h/t J$P). The focus is the use of the word “illegal” in reference to immigrants. As noted by the author, some FNC contributors are not fans of the term.