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January 25, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work
Many entrepreneurs hope for success by offering low prices, while in fact most world-class entrepreneurs succeed by setting higher prices. If you're not exactly sure which pricing strategy will work for your business, these 6 steps can help you set your company's prices for success. Read the exclusive article now.

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  • Rockefeller tries again with measure on video violence
    A measure that would direct the National Academy of Sciences to conduct research into the effects of violent video games and programming has been reintroduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate commerce committee. The bill, which now sports four co-sponsors, including three Republicans, is similar to a White House proposal calling for a study into the impact of video violence. TVNewsCheck (free registration) (1/24), Adweek (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Facts are needed to determine impact of video violence, Biden says: The White House believes "very strongly" that research is needed to determine what, if any, links exist between violent media images and gun violence, according to Vice President Joe Biden. "Let [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the National Institutes of Health go out and look at the pathology that's behind this, if there is a pathology," Biden said. "We shouldn't be afraid of the facts." Broadcasting & Cable (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sen. Marco Rubio chooses talk radio to make immigration case
    Conservative talk radio is the forum of choice as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., looks to make his case for immigration reform. After a recent call-in interview on "The Mark Levin Show," Levin -- who, like many right-wing media hosts, has implacably opposed changes in immigration law -- praised Rubio as a "problem solver." The Huffington Post (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

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The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

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  • Lawyer: Defamation suit could put "chill" on shock jocks
    If Todd M.J. Schnitt wins his defamation lawsuit against shock jock Todd Clem, aka Bubba the Love Sponge, morning hosts may have to more carefully monitor their off-the-cuff remarks, according to attorney Kevin Goldberg. "Looking at morning DJs, the listening audience understands, for the most part, that it's all schtick, all an act," he said. "... Nobody really believes any of the allegations that are made -- they're closer to a rhetorical hyperbole than unvarnished truth. For Schnitt to win, he has to show that Bubba wasn't simply going over the top. If that happens, it could chill other 'shock jocks' as well." Radio Ink (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lawmaker: Music royalties will be subject of House panel hearings
    The House Judiciary Committee subpanel on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet this year will conduct several hearings on music royalties. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has handed the reins of the panel to Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C. A measure sponsored by Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Jared Polis, D-Colo., would reduce the royalties paid by Pandora and other online music services. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (1/23), Radio World (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
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