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Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
ITV's second World Cup fiasco: HD viewers missed 1 hr 28 mins
England's goal against the USA. Could there be a
worse cock-up for a new management team desperate
to prove it's better than the last lot?

M&C Saatchi salaries have just been revealed. 36 mins
Despite the recession (and pre-tax losses of 27 per cent
in 2009), exec pay has risen in some cases by 15 per cent.
But would anyone argue that Maurice Saatchi isn't still
worth his £331,000 basic?

Meanwhile, over at the Mirror, they're considering a 12 mins
strike after 200 journalists were facing redundancy.
Insiders say the chief executive, Sly Bailey, could
come under pressure to hand back the reported 66 per cent
increase in the remuneration package that she received
in 2009.

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