Tag: Media

From: Boing Boing - Roger Ailes dead at 77

Roger Ailes, the disgraced former Fox News chief and accused sexual harasser, is dead at 77. His wife, Elizabeth Ailes, released a short statement, as published by The Washington Post:

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,”

Ailes founded the network in 1996, steering it to supremacy over cable TV rivals and providing conservative viewers with a sympathetic source of news and opinion. He was forced to leave last year amid the organization’s still-roiling sexual abuse scandal, which has also claimed the jobs of his successor, Bill Shine, and star anchor Bill O’Reilly.

From: GeekWire - Working Geek: Amazon media chief Robin Mendelson is living a childhood dream, writ large

Robin Mendelson is one of the few people who actually became what she wanted to be when she grew up, more or less. She always wanted to own a bookstore, and now she runs the Amazon Media department, which includes books, movies, music, software, and video games. “It was my childhood dream to open a bookstore, so leading Amazon’s online bookstore is quite literally a dream come true — on a much larger scale,” she said. Mendelson has been with Amazon for 18 years in a variety of roles ranging from finance to logistics to technology. “I’ve launched new businesses… Read More