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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 Media’s 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
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
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Mon., Oct. 24
Redefining Success: a Timeless Debate
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Mon., Oct. 24
Trump Fails Presidential Character Test, Bigly
By Bodine Williams
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Fri., Oct. 21
Missed Opportunity of the 2016 Al Smith Dinner
By Patrick Hirigoyen
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Fri., Oct. 21
It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know
By Loren Antonio Duran
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Fri., Oct. 21
Defenders of the Healthcare Brand
By Lisa Kersey
Lisa Kersey

Thu., Oct. 20
Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
By Gil Bashe &
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Gil BasheKristie Kuhl

Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
Robert Dilenschneider

Wed., Oct. 19
PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
By Dan Martin
Dan Martin

Tue., Oct. 18
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
By Sharon Reis
Sharon M. Reis

Tue., Oct. 18
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
By Richard Goldstein
Richard Goldstein

Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
By Ronn Torossian
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Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
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Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
City of Compton

Tue., Oct. 11
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport

Thu., Oct. 6
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency

Wed., Oct. 5
Hawaii Calls for PR Services
Hawaii Tourism Authority

Tue., Oct. 4
Upstate NY DOT Seeks Broadcast, Media Buying Help
Warren County Tourism Department

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7. LEWIS, San Fran. - $68,585,000
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