Friday Headlines — 8/16/13

Al Jazeera America Set For Tuesday's Launch
Al Jazeera America CEO Eham Al Shihabi says news organizations today focus too much on what he calls the 10% — the politicians and the celebrities — and not enough on the 90%, the general public. "We're changing that model and focusing on the 90%," the executive said in a conference call with reporters Thursday. "We're going to ask the 10% what they think about what the 90% is saying."

Buffett's Berkshire dumps Gannett, buys Dish Network
Warren Buffett's investment firm Berkshire Hathaway dumped its shares of newspaper giant Gannett according to SEC documents, and took a new position in Dish Network.

WISH Names Jeff Mulligan Assistant News Director
LIN Television’s CBS affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 26) has named Jeff Mulligan as its assistant news director. Mulligan joins News Director Steve Bray’s staff from WDAF Kansas City, Mo., where he was executive producer after serving as producer of WDAF’s morning and late newscasts.

CNN Aims To Get More Social With Redesigned Site
CNN is planning a major site relaunch for this Fall, and it is putting social sharing at the heart of the new experience. TVNewser has details on what is coming in November here, but we wanted to highlight CNN’s plans for social media on the site.

'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43
Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress who played Laurie Forman on the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" and had experienced legal and substance-abuse troubles in recent years, died Wednesday, her agent told TheWrap on Thursday. She was 43.


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