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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.

Fineman Exits HuffPost for NBC

Thu, Dec. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Howard FinemanHoward Fineman is leaving his global editor slot at HuffPost for NBCNews.com, where he will report on political and national developments from Washington.

Media Moves

Thu, Dec. 28, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Adrian CarrasquilloBuzzFeed axes White House reporter for ‘inappropriate communications.’… Tronc chief rewards himself with $15M… Rosen says adios to Fox News.

Media Moves

Thu, Dec. 21, 2017

By Steve Barnes

rolling stone coverPenske picks up Rolling Stone... DeBlasio touts government support for media... National Press Club rescinds award given to Rose.

PBS Swaps PA Program for Charlie Rose Time Slot

Wed, Dec. 20, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianPBS has announced that 30 minutes of airtime previously dedicated to “Charlie Rose” will now be filled with BBC World News’ program “Beyond 100 Days.” (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Tue, Dec. 19, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Randall LaneForbes names Randall Lane chief content officer... Conde Nast ready to swing ax... Cheddar lures Jim Roberts, a 25-year New York Times alum, for editor-in-chief slot.

Media Moves

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

A.G. SulzbergerNew York Times' board names A.G. Sulzberger publisher to succeed Michael Golden... Refinery29, site geared toward women, cuts 34 staffers... Time Inc. unloads Golf Magazine to Emigrant Savings Bank chairman.

Murdoch to Rebuild News Corp?

Thu, Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Rupert MurdochWalt Disney's $52B offer for most of 21st Century Fox sets stage for Rupert Murdoch to re-launch News Corp. by combining Fox Broadcasting, Fox News, Fox Sports with The Sun, WSJ, The Australian, The Times and New York Post. (1 reader comment)

Record Number of Journalists Jailed in '17

Wed, Dec. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CPJ annual reportA record number of 262 journalists were jailed for their work in 2017 as of Dec. 1, with Turkey, China and Egypt ranking as the top three gulags, according to the annual report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Safian Exits Fast Company

Wed, Dec. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bob SafianBob Safian, who became editor of Fast Company in Feb. '07, is leaving the magazine at the end of January to explore other opportunities. (1 reader comment)