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East Bay Express Publisher Resigns Over Epithet

Wed, Jul. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Stephen BuelStephen Buel, publisher and co-owner of Oakland-based alternative weekly East Bay Express, announced that he would step down from his post and eventually sell the paper after allegedly using a racial slur during a recent staff meeting.

Goldberg Edges Didit for Gawker

Fri, Jul. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bryan GoldbergBryan Goldberg, who founded Bleacher Report and Bustle websites, tops a bid by Didit marketing services firm to win bankruptcy court auction of Gawker Media.

Streaming Surges Ahead in Popularity

Wed, Jul. 11, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

hulu, Netflix, YouTube, SlingNearly half of consumers worldwide who watch live streaming video said they’re viewing more of this content today than they were a year ago, according to a global survey by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Media Maneuvers

Wed, Jul. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Hudson SquareWalt Disney Co. moves ABC downtown... Condé Nast launches streaming TV channel for Wired... Oprah Winfrey invests in True Food Kitchen Food, a health-driven restaurant... YouTube to spend $25M to combat 'fake news.'

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Jul. 6, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Harvey  WeinsteinThe Weinstein Co. clears hurdles to purchase by Lantern Capital... Tariffs put the squeeze on newspaper business... Liberal broadcaster Ed Schultz dies at 64.

Trump Shines Spotlight on Shine

Thu, Jul. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bill ShineFormer Fox News executive Bill Shine, who was pushed out of his post in 2017 for his handling of sexual harassment claims against the company, will be the White House’s fifth communications chief. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Tue, Jul. 3, 2018

By Steve Barnes

RS logoRolling Stone goes monthly... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette goes from seven to five editions per week... Brian Ross, chief investigative correspondent who was suspended by ABC News over Michael Flynn report, exits Disney-owned network... Japan's Uzabase acquires Quartz news site, which was launched by Atlantic Media, for $75M to $110M.

Breaking News is Driving Us Nuts

Tue, Jul. 3, 2018

By Tom Madden

Tom MaddenThe term "breaking news" has lost its impact since every nearly every story reported on Fox and CNN is pitched as breaking news.

Media Manuevers

Fri, Jun. 29, 2018

By Steve Barnes

PoliticoPolitico starts a service aimed the Canadian market... Gizmodo Media says goodbye to over 40 staffers... Hearst brings on Beth Buehler as vp of operations... The New York Times hires Washington correspondent Julian Barnes away from the Wall Street Journal.

Shooting at Maryland Newspaper Kills Five

Thu, Jun. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Capital GazetteA shooting today in the newsroom of Maryland’s Capital Gazette left five people dead and others wounded in the deadliest attack on a media company since the 2015 assault on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by Islamic extremists. (2 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers

Thu, Jun. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

grayGray TV and Raycom Media slate merger to become No. 3 TV station owner... Dan Ingram, famed NYC radio disc jockey, dies at 83... Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott promises to hold producers responsible for inappropriate remarks of on-air talent.

Spicey's Back

Tue, Jun. 26, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sean SpicerWill Melissa McCarthy be among the first guests of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's talk show? (2 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Jun. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer, Fox contributor & Pulitizer Prize winner, dies at 68... AARP The Magazine remains on top of the consumer mag 'must-read' list... Newsweek news director Cristina Silva exits... Dick Delson, entertainment publicist who worked for  Sylvester Stallone and Walter Matthau, dies at 81.

Graydon Carter Gets Back in Media Game

Fri, Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Graydon CarterGraydon Carter, who stepped down last year as editor of Vanity Fair after a 25-year run, plans to launch his own media venture. (2 reader comments)

P&G Funds Couric's Online Video Series

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Katie CouricProcter & Gamble bankrolls Katie Couric's online video series in bid to gain greater control over content where its advertising appears.

Chicago Investor Group Targets Trib

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Chicago TribuneA Chicago investment group is raising money to bankroll the purchase of the venerable Chicago Tribune from tronc. Inc. (1 reader comment)

Pearlstine Takes Exec Editor Job at LAT

Mon, Jun. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Norman PearlstineNorman Pearlstine, 75, is the new executive editor of the Los Angeles Times as billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong takes control of the paper from tronc. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

USA ReallyRussia launches USA Really propaganda outlet… Fox, Telemundo bullish on World Cup ad sales despite US team absence from tourney… 42West staffers strike out on own.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Jun. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ryan LizzaRyan Lizza, who was fired by New Yorker in wake of sexual misconduct charges re-emerges at Esquire... New Yorker, Fast Company staffs vote to join unions... Penthouse, which once had 5M circulation, is sold for $11.2M to porn film mogul... Rubin "Bob" Goldberg, co-founder of Feature Photo Service, passes away.