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News From Around the Media World October 12, 2007

Filed under: Media Briefs — NYU WIC @ 4:34 pm

Executive Creative Directors Leave Saatchi
Creativity
New York executive creative directors Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico have left Saatchi and Saatchi to, rumor has it, start their own agency. Helping Saatchi win nearly every creative award, the duo have been key in the agency’s creative success.

Ousted CEO of Children’s Place Strikes Back
New York Times
After being ousted by Children’s Place over supposed violations of the company’s code of conduct, chief executive Ezra Dabah did not leave quietly. Instead, he struck back at directors with a fierce letter hinting at company conspiracy.

ABC Reshapes the Evening News for the Web
New York Times
ABC is repackaging its television news for online spaces, hoping to tailor this feature to a younger and more technologically-savvy crowd.

U.S. Seeks WTO Probe of China Trade Rules
Reuters
Washington has complained that China unfairly limits media imports and distribution, and is asking the World Trade Organization to examine Chinese restrictions on sale of U.S. media in China.

Disney to Sell Mickey-Themed Veggies and Fruits
Associated Press
Disney is planning to sell a new line of branded fruits and vegetables, called Disney Garden, with Disney character associations. This is yet another push from kid-friendly companies to release healthy products to curb obesity.

–Tiffany Chang

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