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Media Moves

Fri, Nov. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

SinclairSinclair gets an assist from the FCC... Koch Brothers offer financial support for Meredith's bid to buy Time Inc.... Tarbell.org takes aim at Big Pharma

Media Moves

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Radhika JonesRadhika Jones to take over for Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair next month… New York Times targets kids… Center for Journalism Ethics seeks nominations for Shadid award.

Time Inc. Posts 9% Q3 Revenues Slide

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Rich BattistaTime Inc. today reported a nine percent drop in Q3 revenues to $679M due to an 18 percent decline in advertising sales.

Media Moves

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tom FlorioFlorio gets back in magazine game…. Embattled NPR chief takes time off to deal with pressure... Serena Williams takes Oath.

Disney Ban Vs. LA Times Bombs

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Disney logoWalt Disney pulls ban against Los Angeles Times amid a growing media and industry backlash against the entertainment giant.

NYT’s Morgenson Exits for WSJ

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Gretchen MorgensonGretchen Morgenson, top financial journalist and 19-year New York Times veteran will join the Wall Street Journal later this month as senior special writer on its investigative team. (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tom SteyerFox News yanks impeachment ad due to angry viewers… CNN readies subscription service… CNBC adds Bloomberg, Business Insider alums. (3 reader comments)

Ricketts Shuts Down Gothamist, DNAinfo

Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Joe RickettsChicago billionaire Joe Ricketts ordered the immediate shutdown of local electronic news sites Gothamist and DNAinfo on Nov. 2, throwing 115 people in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco out of work.

Conde Nast Cuts 80 People

Thu, Nov. 2, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Teen VogueCondé Nast is cutting 80 people, killing print Teen Vogue and scaling back frequencies of other titles in what it claims are final moves in its reorg plan.

Media Movers

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017

By Steve Barnes

austinamericanCox Media Group looks to unload Austin American-Statesman and Palm Beach Post, which Mar-a-Lago's Donald Trump called "one of the dumbest newspapers."... Sony's Tri-Star Pictures may take hit from Kevin Spacey accusations... Michael Oreskes, editorial director at NPR, resigns after sexual harassment charge.

Profit Soars at NY Times Co.

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

New York Times building in NYCThe New York Times Co. today reported $33M in Q3 operating profit compared to $8.9M a year ago due to higher digital subscription revenues and lower severance costs, which offset the continued decline in print ad sales.

Media Moves

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Roger StoneRoger Stone takes on Twitter... Peter Madsen dismembers journalist... Meredith Corp. sees sunshine for The Magnolia Journal... Oscar viewership sinking, ad rates rising.

Top Museums, Colleges Benefit from OxyContin

Thu, Oct. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The New Yorker - The Family That Built an Empire of PainThe New Yorker blockbuster "Empire of Pain" is a 13,000-word must-read for PR people. It chronicles the rise of one of America's greatest philanthropic familes and their crown jewel Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, which is at the center of  America's opioid crisis.

Potter Launches Tarbell

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Wendell PotterWendell Potter, Cigna’s former VP-corporate communications & author of muckraking ‘Deadly Spin’ exposé, launches Tarbell to expose power that special interests have over the average American.

 

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.