AOL tries live video for Secret Deoderant, Newark Star-Ledger could close without concessions from union & more: Editor’s media picks – 6/28

AOL tries live ‘Stress Sweat’ ad For P&G’s Secret Deoderant
By Michael Learmonth

AOL is holding open try-outs today for more than 500 would-be anchors for its new live video service. Amid the chaos, captured here in a shot from CEO Tim Armstrong, AOL is trying another experiment: a live video ad for P&G’s Secret Deoderant brand… More via AdAge.com

Armstrong hoping to make giant leaps at AOL

Appearances can be deceptive. Being photographed on the balcony of the Majestic Hotel in Cannes was the closest AOL’s chief executive and chairman, Tim Armstrong, had come to experiencing the Riviera sunshine since touching down at Nice Airport that morning… More via MediaWeek.co.uk

Future of some major newspapers about to change
By Roger Yu

The fate of several prominent U.S. newspapers could be irrevocably altered in coming weeks as publishers make restructuring moves… More via USAToday.com

Indianapolis Star sports department getting major overhaul

The Indianapolis Star sports department is undergoing a major shakeup, including reassignments for some of the paper’s most tenured beat writers—covering the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, IU and Butler… More via the Indianapolis Business Journal

Publisher threatens to close Newark Star-Ledger

The ax is falling again at Advance Publications.

The company that cut back frequencies in rapid succession at its once-daily newspapers in New Orleans, Syracuse, Cleveland and, most recently, Portland, is now threatening to shut down the Newark Star-Ledger unless it wins substantial concessions from the paper’s unions… More via NewspaperDeathWatch.com

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