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Wed., May 18, 2016
Spayd Selected as NY Times Public Editor
By Jon Gingerich
Elizabeth SpaydColumbia Journalism Review editor and publisher Elizabeth Spayd has been named the newest public editor of The New York Times.
Category: Media News
Thu., May 12, 2016
FCC Okays $17B Sale of Cablevision, Newsday to Altice
By Jack O'Dwyer

Patrick DrahiThe Federal Communications Commission has approved the $17.7 billion sale of Cablevision/Newsday to Altice, headed by Israeli/French citizen Patrick Drahi.

Category: Media News
Wed., May 11, 2016
Argyle Acquires CFO Publishing
By Jon Gingerich
CFO MagazineArgyle Executive Forum, LLC has acquired business-to-business media brand CFO Publishing, which publishes monthly CFO magazine and website
Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Harris Publications Folds
By Jon Gingerich

Juicy magazineHarris Publications, the New York-based publisher of special interest magazines, will close its doors.

Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 27, 2016
What Does a Pulitzer Really Mean Today?
By Rich Oppel
Rich OppelWhen this year’s Pulitzer Prizes were announced last week, they confirmed some fascinating and important realities about the future of media in a fast-paced, digital-first environment. (1 reader comment)
Category: Media News
Mon., Apr. 25, 2016
Gannett Moves on Tribune
By Editorial Staff
gannettGannett has gone public with an $815M offer to buy Tribune Publishing Co., eying strategic and financial benefits of combining the two publishing giants.
Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 21, 2016
Google Revenue Gains to Slow in 2016
By Jon Gingerich

GoogleAfter several years of impressive gains, growth in worldwide ad revenues at Google is expected trickle to single digits this year, according to a new eMarketer report.

Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 14, 2016
Hale Retires Atop AP Communications, HR Chief Promoted
By Greg Hazley
Ellen Hale & Jessica BruceEllen Hale, who led corporate communications for the Associated Press, has retired from the wire service.
Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 14, 2016
BuzzFeed Faces Revenue Stupor
By Jon Gingerich
BuzzFeedAn April Financial Times report suggested that Millennial-focused online news and entertainment site BuzzFeed is in the financial doldrums.
Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 13, 2016
Salon Suffers Staff Shakeup
By Jon Gingerich website logoPolitical and current affairs site Salon on Tuesday initiated a series of layoffs that included key senior editorial staff.
Category: Media News
Tue., Apr. 12, 2016
Al Jazeera America Bids Adieu
By Editorial Staff
Al Jazeera AmericaAl Jazeera America will pull the plug on its live news broadcasting tonight after a three-year run. (2 reader comments)
Category: Media News
Tue., Apr. 12, 2016
Long Listed as Time, Fortune and Money Group Publisher
By Jon Gingerich

Meredith LongTime magazine publisher Meredith Long has been appointed group publisher of properties Time, Fortune and Money.

Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 8, 2016
Sure to happen on TV
By Arthur Solomon
Arthur SolomonThe state of television news just seems to get worse and worse. (2 reader comments)
Category: Media News
Tue., Apr. 5, 2016
Survey: Students Donít Trust the Press
By Jon Gingerich
Gallup - Free Expression on CampusU.S. college students value freedom of speech, but many distrust the press and feel restrictions should be applied to certain forms of speech on campus, according to a March survey that gauged how U.S. college students interpret rights granted by the First Amendment.
Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 1, 2016
Time Inc Sells 'This Old House'
By Editorial Staff
this old houseTime Inc. publishing alum Eric Thorkilsen, backed by private equity fund TZP Growth Partners, has acquired "This Old House" and its related properties from Time Inc.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 31, 2016
Blog: How the Media Failed in its Coverage of the 2016 Election
By Jon Gingerich
Fox, CNN, MSNBCNot only did the media fail to predict the rise of Donald Trump, it encouraged and rewarded a political climate where salacious content got the most attention, where the most divisive candidates wrote the headlines and those who preferred to talk issues were ignored.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 24, 2016
Yahoo Revenues to Fall 14% in 2016
By Jon Gingerich

eMarketer logoYahoo’s global digital ad revenues will continue to see declines this year, both in its search and display business, as earnings at competing digital players are expected to post historic gains, according to a recent ad spending forecast.

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Tue., Aug. 23
Keillor Retires with Crisis Averted
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Mon., Aug. 22
Brazil, Olympics Officials and Media Savage Lochte; Accuser Is Accused
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Mon., Aug. 22
It's Time to Show Some Respect for Our Flag
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Fri., Aug. 19
Donald Trump's 'Apology'
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Thu., Aug. 18
What Roger Ailes Should Tell Trump
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Thu., Aug. 18
What PR Can Learn From This Election Cycle
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Tue., Aug. 16
The Commonality Of PR People And Donald Trump
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New York Times Decries “Vanishing” Jury Trials
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