The layoffs at ESPN come amid increasing competition for eyeballs from such online venues as the Bleacher Report and Deadspin, as well as broadcast networks like FS1, the Fox unit that debuted in 2013.
The $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision and properties Newsday, News 12 Networks, and amNewYork by non-U.S. media giant Altice, headed by Israeli-French citizen Patrick Drahi, worries Long Islanders including Jaci Clement of the Fair Media Council.
The Fair Media Council of Long Island, dedicated to promoting “quality local news,” has been asked to lodge a strong protest against press interference tactics of the Westhampton Beach village board and the WH Library.
Newspaper reporters now occupy one of the scarcest jobs in America, a designation listed alongside professions such as meter reader, mail carrier, farmer, and logging worker, according to a recent report.
Publishing giant Condé Nast today announced that it has acquired Chicago-based indie music stalwart Pitchfork Media. The acquisition, which takes effect immediately, includes the entirely of Pitchfork’s digital and print media properties.
A tamer, more accessible Playboy opens up the possibility for brands that have been reluctant to pitch the magazine in the past to now try and cultivate a relationship with the publication’s reporters and editors.
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