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Time Inc. Launches Transformation Program

Tue, Aug. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Rich BattistaTime Inc. CEO Rich Battista today announced a "strategic transformation program" designed to result in more than $400M savings during the next 18 months. (1 reader comment)

CNN's McEnany Fronts Trump TV

Tue, Aug. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kayleigh McEnanyFormer CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany, 29, has joined Team Trump to present the "real news" of the Administration's achievements that the president feels are being overlooked by a biased mainstream press. (7 reader comments)

Justice Dept. Declares Truce on War on Media

Sun, Aug. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Department of JusticeThe Justice Dept. isn't going to subpoena reporters who publish leaked information about the Trump administration, Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general told today's 'Fox News Sunday.'

Jeff Sessions Targets Media

Fri, Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff SessionsThe Justice Dept. might revamp its policy on subpoenaing news outlets as part of the Trump Administration's war on leaks, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (4 reader comments)

Discovery Clinches Scripps Networks Deal

Mon, Jul. 31, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Discovery ChannelDiscovery Communications today announced its expected acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive for a stock/cash package pegged at $14.6B.

Media Moves

Fri, Jul. 28, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Michiko KakutaniNew York Times' powerful book critic steps down; Hulu grabs Googler; HealthGuru targets Monday.

Bradley Turns Atlantic Over to Emerson Collective

Fri, Jul. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Atlantic MagazineDavid Bradley, 64-year-old CEO and owner of Atlantic Media, is selling a majority stake in The Atlantic to the Emerson Collective, the philanthropic arm of Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple's Steve Jobs.

'Failing' NYT Moves into the Black

Thu, Jul. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

New York TimesThe New York Times Co. moved into the black during the 2Q, posting a $15.6M net income, up from a $211K red ink performance of a year ago. (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Wed, Jul. 26, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tony Kornheiser & Michael WilbonReuters Ups Yoon...National Press Club lauds Kornheiser & Wilbon...Auto video journalists drive out awards program.

Media Movers

Tue, Jul. 25, 2017

By Steve Barnes

David HalbfingerNew Jerusalem bureau chief at the New York Times, Washington Examiner adds duo, The Atlantic promotes pair and The New Yorker hires newsletter wiz.

Discovery Bolsters IR Unit

Wed, Jul. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew SlabinDiscovery Communications, which is in merger talks with Scripps Networks Interactive, expanded its IR unit earlier this month, naming Andrew Slabin to the new post of executive VP-global investment strategy.

CBS Teams With BBC

Thu, Jul. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CBS News & BBC NewsCBS News and BBC News have formed an editorial and newsgathering alliance to share video, content and staff.

Democrats More Likely to Trust News Sources

Thu, Jul. 13, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press InstituteDemocrats and Republicans consume news in similar ways, according to a new study, but Democrats tend to be less skeptical of information they receive from their chosen media sources.

Labor Group Buys Chicago Sun-Times for Buck

Thu, Jul. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Chicago Sun-TimesAn investment group backed by a coalition of labor unions and fronted by a local politician is buying the Chicago Sun-Times, edging an offer by the owner of rival Chicago Tribune.

The Weekly Standard Adds Swaim & Keiper

Tue, Jul. 11, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Barton SwaimBarton Swaim, columnist for the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, comes on as opinion editor and Adam Keiper is the new literary editor.

Media Heavyweight Pearlstine Steps Down from Time Inc.

Tue, Jul. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Norm PearlstineNorm Pearlstine, who smashed the traditional barrier that separated the editorial and business side of the media, is stepping down from the Time Inc. vice chairman slot on July 17.

Klinghoffer to Bolster Kelly

Thu, Jul. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Dana KlinghofferDana Klinghoffer, who stepped down as VP-corporate communications at Fox News Channel in April, will handle PR for the launch of Megyn Kelly’s morning program on NBC in the fall.

Publisher Rodale Explores Strategic Options

Thu, Jun. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

RodalePublisher Rodale, which pioneered the organic movement with its mission to “inspire health, healing and happiness in the world. Starting with you," has hired investment banker Allen & Co. to explore strategic alternatives.

WSJ Fires Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Thu, Jun. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jay Solomon on MSNBCThe Wall Street Journal has fired chief foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon for alleged financial dealings with an Iranian-born businessman. (1 reader comment)