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Mon., Nov. 16, 2015
Bloomberg debuts Bloomberg Gadfly
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Bloomberg GaddlyThe website, which launched this past weekend, provides takeaways on markets, finance, companies and technology. 

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Wed., Nov. 11, 2015
D S Simon Productions Rebrands as D S Simon Media
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DS Simon MediaD S Simon Productions has changed its name to D S Simon Media.
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Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
FCC Rejects Ad Blocking Request
By Jon Gingerich
 
Consumer WatchdogThe Federal Communications Commission has dismissed an advocacy organization's call to force online content companies to honor consumers’ "Do Not Track" requests.
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Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Trio of Traditional Media Cos. Report Anemic Quarterly Revenue
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Old MediaThe latest numbers reflect the ongoing difficulties among legacy media companies to make money amid the secular changes in media consumption and distribution wrought by the Web.

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Tue., Nov. 3, 2015
ESPN Shuts Down Grantland
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Grantland websiteGrantland, which launched in 2011, featured long-form journalism that was in the mode of Red Smith, Dave Anderson and other writers who brought an intellectual flair to their sportswriting.

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Mon., Nov. 2, 2015
Freedom Communications Files for Bankruptcy (Again)
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Freedom Comms. Inc.It’s the second time in six years that Freedom has filed for bankruptcy, as the publisher focused on its print product just as digital communications were starting to grow considerably.

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Thu., Oct. 29, 2015
Major Law Firm PR Panelists Cancel Nov. 5 Session
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

The four heads of PR of law firms employing a total of 3,586 lawyers, who were scheduled to speak at a PRSA/NY panel Nov. 5 that had the title, “Lawyers in the Limelight?” have answered the question by canceling the meeting.

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Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
Twitter Drops Disappointing Q3 Results
By Jon Gingerich
 
TwitterTwitter announced a sizeable net loss and lower-than-expected user growth today as part of its third-quarter results for the fiscal year.
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Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
Slate Names Former BuzzFeed Exec. as Newest President
By Jon Gingerich
 
Keith HernandezKeith Hernandez, VP of brand strategy at online news and entertainment site BuzzFeed, has been named president of Slate.
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Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
Time Inc. Acquires xoJane
By Jon Gingerich
 
xojane.com logoTime Inc. has acquired Millennial women's lifestyle site xoJane.com.
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Tue., Oct. 27, 2015
Yahoo, Reuters Add Staffers
By Matthew Schwartz
 
Yahoo, ReutersA departure from the layoffs and downsizing that have become the norm throughout the nation's newsrooms.
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Tue., Oct. 27, 2015
"Connection Day" on Long Island Draws 500+ Media, PR Pros
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Fair Media CouncilFair Media Council’s annual “Connection Day” Oct. 23 drew more than 500 PR people, reporters and editors to the Bethpage, Long Island, campus of Briarcliffe College.

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Thu., Oct. 22, 2015
Yahoo and Google Ink Search Deal
By Jon Gingerich
 

Yahoo and Google have teamed up in a partnership that allows the search engine titans to widen their ad reach and search capabilities.

Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
ESPN Announces Layoffs
By Matthew Schwartz
 

ESPNThe 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.

Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Interpublic Reports Strong 3Q Results
By Matthew Schwartz
 
IPGRevenue for the first nine months of 2015 was $5.4 billion, an increase of 1.6% compared with the first nine months of 2014.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
Omnicom 3Q Revenue and Profit Decrease
By Matthew Schwartz
 
OmnicomPR was the only one among Omnicom's four separate disciplines with a decline in revenue in the third quarter.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
Washington Post Prematurely Announces Biden Presidential Bid
By Jon Gingerich
 
Breitbart.com websiteThe Washington Post yesterday inadvertently published a pre-written story announcing Vice President Joe Biden's run for president.
Category: Media News
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015
Time Inc. Shutters All You
By Jon Gingerich
 
All You MagazineTime Inc. today announced the closure of women’s monthly magazine All You.
Category: Media News
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015
Time Acquires Hello Giggles
By Jon Gingerich
 
Hello GigglesTime Inc. has acquired entertainment and lifestyle site HelloGiggles, founded by actress Zooey Deschanel.
Category: Media News
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015
Long Island Media Heading for Foreign Ownership
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

AlticeThe $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.

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