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Steve Capus Exits As NBC News President

Calling journalism “a noble calling,” NBC News president Steve Capus announced to the network’s staff today that he’s leaving after eight years running the division and over 20 years at NBC. Back in July, NBCUniversal consolidated its “news brands,” as Steve Burke said in the accompanying memo, under the new News Group chairmanship of Patricia Fili-Krushel. Here’s the memo Capus sent out today: Working in network news is not a solitary pursuit; it is the ultimate “team sport,” in which success is derived from the collective performances of remarkable people united in purpose and dedication. I have seldom described my role as “presiding” over NBC News. Instead, I have viewed it as leading a collaborative effort to pursue journalistic excellence. It has been a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction. I have informed Pat Fili-Krushel that
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NBC News Unveils Ebook Publishing Initiative

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The line between publishing and showbiz just got a little narrower: NBC News says that it has launched a new unit, NBC Publishing, that will produce ebooks based on works from its shows including Dateline, Today, and the NBC Nightly News. It also will tap products from other NBCUniversal units including Peacock Productions, NBC Sports, Universal Pictures, Telemundo, and independent authors who want to “create content that taps into NBC’s resources.” NBC News Svp Cheryl Gould will be in charge of the New York-based operation, and Michael Fabiano will be its Gm. They will work in partnership with traditional trade publishers the way NBC did when it teamed with Perseus Books Group to produce the ebooks JFK: 50 Days and Roots, and with Penguin for D-Day: The Battle For Normandy and Berlin 1961. NBC also says that it joined with Running Press to produce the enhanced ebook tribute to the Today Show,
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Gould tapped as NBC News senior vp

Gould tapped as NBC News senior vp
NEW YORK -- A week after Neal Shapiro left his post, NBC News has tapped a veteran executive to the second-in-command job. Cheryl Gould will move back across the Hudson River to become senior vp NBC News, the company said Thursday. Gould has been vp at CNBC and NBC News, responsible for weekend and primetime development for the business-news channel. She'll report to Steve Capus, who was senior vp at NBC News before becoming acting president last week upon Shapiro's departure. Gould will work with Capus on day-to-day management, the company said.

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