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Clear Channel’s Bob Pittman on Facebook, Ryan Seacrest and More (Video)

Video hasn’t killed the radio star.

At least that’s the position of Bob Pittman, who also just so happens to run the largest radio company in the United States.

The Clear Channel chief and former AOL executive took to the D: Dive Into Media stage on Tuesday to explain how the company plans to stay relevant. Chief among the strategies are partnerships with Facebook and other companies.

The company is also striking some new deals, including a partnership Tuesday with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

And, of course, he shared a few thoughts about his old company, AOL, and where it is headed under Tim Armstrong.

Here are the video highlights:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald