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Today in Media History: Do you remember these old AOL commercials?

On November 24, 1998, America Online (AOL) announced that it would be acquiring Netscape Communications Corporation for $4.2 billion in stock. In the late 1990s AOL was one of the largest online companies in the world. On January 10, 2000, America Online and Steve Case announced plans to acquire Time Warner for roughly $182 billion in … Read More
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Andrew Beaujon heading for Washingtonian

Poynter's news editor, Andrew Beaujon, announced to staff Friday that he's leaving for Washingtonian, where he'll be a senior editor. "I’m grateful that Poynter gave me a shot as a media blogger," Beaujon said. "I’ve loved my time here and care deeply about my coworkers. I have grown a lot in this job and learned so much." Beaujon came … Read More
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I'm dreaming of a Christmas without holiday clichés

It's beginning to look a lot like laziness from headline writers across America: The result is the same no matter which holiday standard you plug into Google. Here's "Deck the Halls": If you're looking to shake off the Christmas clichés, NPR standards editor Mark Memmot has a few banned phrases. Have you spotted any holiday ledes … Read More
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