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Media Moves

Fri, Feb. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Vanity Fair coverVanity Fair, Glamour take hits... The Economist rolls on... NBC promotes Katz, Pakosta to co-presidents for scripted programming... Nylon Media names Song senior entertainment editor.

Auritt Prepped '15:17 to Paris' Stars

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

By Joan Auritt

15:17 to ParisAuritt Communications was called upon to media train the young heroes of the terrorist attack aboard a train to Paris almost a year to date after the harrowing event.

Media Moves

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Boston HeraldDigital First Media bids $11.9M for bankrupt Boston HeraldUSA Today names Nicole Carroll of Arizona Republic its editor-in-chief… Alex Treadway takes associate publisher post at Route Fifty.

Trump Dominates Climate Change TV News Coverage

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump picBroadcast news focuses on Trump White House's actions, statements on climate change, rather than the real-life impacts of warming, according to study from Media Matters watchdog. (2 reader comments)

Media Moves

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NewsweekFive women reporters resign from Newsweek following return of chief content officer... CNN Digital wields ax... Amazon Studios names NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke chief.

Media Moves

Fri, Feb. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

New York TimesNew York Times enjoys 10 percent Q4 revenue growth due to rise id digital subs... National Geographic Partners names Gary Knell CEO to succeed Declan Moore... Hulu suffers $920M red ink in 2017 due to rising cost of original content.

Media Moves

Thu, Feb. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Greta van SusterenGreta Van Susteren sets up shop at Voice of America... Twitter earns first-ever quarterly profit... Charleston Gazette Mail wins Pulitzer, goes bankrupt... United Talent Agency hires Lyndsay Harding as first CFO at a major talent agency.

Tronc Sells L.A. Times, San Diego Union-Tribune

Wed, Feb. 7, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Patrick Soon-ShiongTronc is selling the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and several other papers that are part of its California News Group, to Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biotech billionaire who is currently Tronc’s second-largest shareholder. (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Fri, Feb. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Laurene Powell JobsBuzzFeed may be next on Laurene Powell Jobs' list... Viacom forms commitee to look into a reunion with CBS... O'Connor moves from Time to Medium...  Three companies merge into Valence Media

Traditional Media To Gain as FB Scales Back News

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Facebook logoFacebook’s decision to downplay news from publishers and brands in favor of what it calls “meaningful social interactions” on individual feeds will likely lead audiences back to the original sources of that news, according to a report from CooperKatz. (3 reader comments)

Kirk Returns to Steady Reeling LAT

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jim KirkJim Kirk has returned as interim editor of the Los Angeles Times as editor-in-chief Lewis D'Vorkin is shifted to corporate post at parent Tronc following three-month stint.

Media Moves

Fri, Jan. 26, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jemele HillJemele Hill leaves SportsCenter... CNN closes the door on video-sharing app Beme... ESPN weighs the future of stat site Fivethirtyeight. 

Media Moves

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kevin SpaceyNetflix hits Kevin Spacey earnings speedbump... Funny or Die kills editorial staff... Comcast welcomes 350K high-speed ‘Net customers, bids adieu to 33K video accounts.

Media Moves

Fri, Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SnapchatSnap dumps two dozen staffers in New York, London... Bloomberg silences Gadfly... Bonnier kills five print magazines... The Atlantic recruits Natasha Bertrand from BusinessInsider, adds James Sommers as contributing editor.

Fox News Ranks as Most “Objective” News Source

Wed, Jan. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Knight FoundationWhile Americans hold a more negative than positive view of the news media (43 percent vs. 33 percent), Fox News ranks as the most objective information source, according to a Gallup/Knight Foundation survey. (2 reader comments)

Media Moves

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

RodaleHearst Swings ax at Rodale… Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey wish The Mouse House adieu… Crocker exits Daily Beast after plagiarism allegations.

Media Moves

Fri, Jan. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow, who penned blockbuster on sexual abuse, signs documentary deal with HBO… Discovery Communications pulls up Maryland stakes for Big Apple… Paramount Pictures ups marketing, publicity execs... Rupert Murdoch targets Sinclair's TV stations.

Bannon Exits Breitbart

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Steve BannonSteve Bannon is leaving Breitbart News in the face of major blowback from remarks he allegedly made about the Trump family, and which appeared in Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury." (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Samantha BarryGlamour hires editor-in-chief without magazine experience… Washington Examiner picks Langford up from TheStreet… Viacom moves into advertising business.

Media Moves

Thu, Jan. 4, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ZagatGoogle looks to unload Zagat… Vice Media suspends president and chief digital officer for alleged sexual harassment… CBS News fires political director for 'inappropriate behavior' allegations… Time Inc. sells Essence to skin care titan. (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Tue, Jan. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Steven SwartzHearst bucks media woes by bulking up on data, software properties... Kotb replaces Lauer at "Today" show... Frey upped to executive editor at HuffPost.