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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.

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