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Media Moves

Thu, Oct. 19, 2017

By Steve Barnes

RodaleHearst scoops up Rodale’s magazines….Verizon pressured to release streaming service…VidAngel files for Chapter 11. 

Events Could Drive Future Growth for Magazine Brands

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

MagazinesA growing number of professionals working at magazines now believe publisher-branded events will serve as a top source of revenue within the next year, according to a survey conducted by magazine-media industry news site Folio.

Media Moves

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Sumner RedstoneLegal fight over fortune of 94-year-old Summer Redstone gets kicked up notch…Politico launches Politico Money podcast…Washington Examiner snags Barron-Lopez from HuffPo to cover Dems.

Women's Media Center Honors Ashley Judd

Tue, Oct. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Ashley JuddAshley Judd, the first actor to be a named source and share her story about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment, will be honored by the Women’s Media Center with its Speaking Truth to Power Award on Oct. 26.

Turkey Convicts WSJ Reporter on Terrorism

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ayla AlbayrakTurkey convicted Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak Oct. 10 for engaging in terrorist propaganda and sentenced her to two years and a month in jail as part of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s war on the free press.

Trump Trumpets Some Fake News

Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

By Steve Barnes

TV GuidePresident Trump generated some fake news in telling Mike Huckabee that he came up with term 'fake news.' TV Guide ran a cover story and special report about fake news in its Feb. 22-28, 1992 issue to 'out' the growing use of video news releases.

Media Moves

Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

By Steve Barnes

AliFox Broadcasting punched by 'The Greatest of All Time.'… Smith steps down from National Journal e-i-c perch… New Yorker adds two web columnists, staff writer

LAT Names D'Vorkin E-I-C

Mon, Oct. 9, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Lewis D'VorkinThe Los Angeles Times today named 40-year media veteran Lewis D'Vorkin editor-in-chief, succeeding Darvan Maharai, who was ousted in August by parent company tronc Inc.

Verizon's Media Chief Walden to Exit

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Marni WaldenMarni Walden, who heads Verizon's sprawling media and digital operation and the telecom's highest-ranking woman executive, is leaving the firm in February. 

NPC Wrestles With Challenges to Free Press

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Steve Barnes

nobody speakThe National Press Club is hosting a screening of Netflix's "Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press" on Oct. 19 to examine whether powerful monied interests present threat to press freedom.

Print Positioned as Trusted Alternative Amid Fake News Furor

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

MPAMagazine industry trade group The Association of Magazine Media has launched an industry-wide advertising campaign in a bid to combat the fake news phenomenon and bring attention to print media's credibility. (1 reader comment)

Si Newhouse Dies at 89

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Samuel Irving Samuel Irving “Si” Newhouse, who was at the helm of Condé Nast for more than 40 years before becoming chairman emeritus in 2015, died Oct. 1 following a long illness. He was 89.

Media Movers

Fri, Sep. 29, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Megan LibermanSiriusXM recruits Yahoo News' E-I-C Liberman….The New Yorker adds Politico's Glasser…Meredith Corp. puts Iannotti in charge of Rachel Ray Every Day.

Hefner Dies at 91

Thu, Sep. 28, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, which he expanded into an empire that encompassed television, digital communications and music, died Sept. 27. He was 91.

Fox Lures Guerin

Thu, Sep. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jean GuerinJean Guerin has joined Fox Broadcast Co. as executive VP/publicity & corporate communications, leaving her senior VP post at Sony’s Motion Pictures Group.

Time Inc. Wants to Unload UK Titles

Tue, Sep. 26, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Time Inc., UKEmbattled Time Inc. wants to unload its British titles as part of its "strategic transformation plan" announced in August to cut costs by $400M.

Media Moves

Fri, Sep. 22, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Preet BhararaPreet Bharara, former US DA for Southern District of NY, signs on at CNN. Launches podcast with story about being fired by Trump for perhaps not returning phone call…Move over Megyn, here comes BuzzFeed's FitzGerald and Jones…. NBC's Langweiler rises from page to senior VP….Hurricanes Harvey and Irma power readership surge for Patch.

Media Moves

Wed, Sep. 20, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham gets 10 pm slot at Fox News....Matthew Smith exits Dr. Oz show for gay social media site Hornet....Thomas Frank, who was forced to resign at CNN for retracted story about The Mooch, reemerges at BuzzFeed.

Rolling Stone Put on Auction Block

Mon, Sep. 18, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Rolling Stone magazineJann Wenner, co-founder, editor and publisher of Rolling Stone, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, is looking for a buyer for his controlling stake in the magazine.

NBCU Creates Media Team

Fri, Sep. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Claire AtkinsonNBCUniversal has recruited New York Post media reporter alum Claire Atkinson to head a team to cover business across NBC News, NBCNews.com and MSNBC.