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Wed., Jul. 6, 2016
Concha Moves to The Hill Media Beat
By Jon Gingerich
The HillMediaite media columnist Joe Concha has been appointed media reporter of The Hill.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Cumulus Calls Abbot CFO
By Jon Gingerich
CumulusCumulus Media CFO J.P. Hannan has vacated his role with the Atlanta-based radio giant after six years. John Abbot steps in to replace him on July 1.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
The Hill Unveils Opinion Section
By Jon Gingerich
The HillCapitol Hill political tabloid The Hill announced that it will soon feature a new opinion section.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 21, 2016
Altice Closes on Cablevision Acquisition
By Jon Gingerich
AlticeDutch telecommunications giant Altice today officially completed its acquisition of New York-based cable company Cablevision Systems Corporation.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Harvard Study Highlights Mediaís Role in Trumpís Rise
By Jon Gingerich
Harvard's Shorenstein CenterA Harvard study shows how the media’s coverage of the 2016 Presidential race may have influenced state primary and caucus results, and particularly, how it played a role in boosting Donald Trump's rise to presumptive Republican nominee.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Ebony, Jet Sold
By Jon Gingerich
ebonyJohnson Publishing Company has sold iconic African-American monthly magazine Ebony, as well as digital sister publication Jet, to private equity firm Clear View Group.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Hollywood Reporter Names Moore Fashion Senior Editor
By Jon Gingerich
Booth MooreBooth Moore, longtime fashion critic at the Los Angeles Times, has been named fashion senior editor at the Hollywood Reporter.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
Global Mobile Use to Surge 28% in 2016
By Jon Gingerich
Zenith, The ROI AgencyPeople around the world will increase their mobile Internet usage by nearly 28 percent this year, according to a new report.
Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 13, 2016
Axel Springer Acquires eMarketer
By Jon Gingerich
eMarketerGerman publisher Axel Springer has entered into an agreement to purchase digital market research company eMarketer.
Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 13, 2016
Microsoft Spends $26.2B for LinkedIn
By Editorial Staff
linkedinMicrosoft has inked a deal to acquire social network LinkedIn for $26.2B.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
Gawker Files for Bankruptcy
By Jon Gingerich

Gawker LogoGawker Media Group today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Manhattan court, and publisher Ziff Davis has entered into an asset purchase agreement to buy the entirety of its media properties.

Category: Media News
Thu., Jun. 9, 2016
Stone Selected as SI Editorial Director
By Jon Gingerich
Sports IllustratedChris Stone has been named editorial director of Sports Illustrated.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jun. 9, 2016
Online Publishing Now Employs More Than Newspapers
By Jon Gingerich

Online publishing trend chartMore Americans now work for online-only publishing outlets than newspapers, according to a new report.

Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 6, 2016
U.S. Reaching Media Saturation Point
By Jon Gingerich

Average Time Spent per Day with Major Media by US AdultsA new report indicates that increases in Americans’ daily average time spent with media is slowing down, suggesting that the country may be nearing a media consumption saturation point. (1 reader comment)

Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 6, 2016
Newsstand Losses Level Off
By Jon Gingerich
NewsstandThe years-long decline in newsstand magazine sales appears to have hit a period of relative stasis, according to a June report released by magazine industry group MagNet.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 3, 2016
The Media and Other People's Children
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonOne aspect of journalism that always troubled me was how journalists covered stories concerning Other People’s Children.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 3, 2016
Village Voice Names Robbins City Editor
By Jon Gingerich

chris robbinsThe Village Voice has hired Gothamist features editor Christopher Robbins to serve the role of city editor.

Category: Media News
Tue., May 31, 2016
Blog: Gawker Suit Reveals Digital Mediaís Financial Instability
By Jon Gingerich
Hulk HoganNewly-surfaced details regarding Hulk Hogan’s privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media raise concerns about the press’ freedoms today and the relative economic fragility of digital media. (1 reader comment)
Category: Media News
Tue., May 31, 2016
Oprah Winfrey as Spiritual Seeker
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn TorossianOprah Winfrey has been a great many things over her incredible career: talk show host, fashion icon, actress, health inspiration and magazine publisher.
Category: Media News
Wed., May 25, 2016
Layoffs Hit Vice
By Jon Gingerich
Vice NewsVice News, the video news division of Millennial-focused media company Vice Media, has slashed 15 staff positions in the U.S., as well as its entire U.K.-based editorial team.
Category: Media News
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Thu., Dec. 8
Wells Fargo, Trump Give 'PR' a Pummeling
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Thu., Dec. 8
2017: The Year Independently Owned Agencies Will Thrive
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Tue., Dec. 6
Why the Times Should Hire a Pro-Trump Columnist
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Tue., Dec. 6
Chief Storyteller: The Newest Member of the C-Suite
By Rachel Spielman
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Tue., Dec. 6
Adding Purpose-Driven Partnerships to Your Game Plan
By Steve Mann
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Mon., Dec. 5
Faltering Press, PR Are in a "Pickle"
By Jack O'Dwyer
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Mon., Dec. 5
Breitbart and Kellogg’s at War
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian

Fri., Dec. 2
Wearing Blinders: The Sports Sponsors Playbook
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Arthur Solomon

Fri., Dec. 2
NY Post Sees Traffic Problem But Has No Solutions
By Jack O'Dwyer
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Thu., Dec. 1
A Vote is Only the Beginning of Democracy
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Mon., Nov. 28
Anti-Trump Journalist Group Has Banquet Sans Humble Pie
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Mon., Nov. 28
Rhode Island Issues RFPs
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
By Jon Gingerich
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
Barbados RFP

Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
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