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Publicis Groupe Antes Up to Combat 'Fake News'

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Maurice LevyPublicis Groupe leads a $6M investor group financing NewsGuard, a venture from media entrepreneur Steve Brill and former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz, to combat “fake news.” (1 reader comment)

Google Asks for Check for Zagat

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ZagatGoogle, which acquired Zagat in 2011 for $151M, to unload restaurant recommendation company to The Infatuation.

Moody Exits Fox News

Fri, Mar. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

John MoodyJohn Moody, executive VP and executive editor at Fox News, has exited the News Corp. unit. He was roundly criticized last month for commentary that criticized the US Olympic Committee's effort to field a diverse team of athletes.

Media Maneuvers

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tina BrownTina Brown and New York Times split... Roku stands with NRA... Modern Consensus is launched by Ken Kurson, ex-New York Observer editor-in-chief, to cover cryptocurrency markets and blockchain technology.

CNN, Vox Issue Layoffs as Media Shift Continues

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianPopular online brand Vox and news media giant CNN both recently announced efforts to tighten their digital belts with staff layoffs. (1 reader comment)

Comcast Shoots for Sky with Tulchan

Tue, Feb. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tulchan Communicatons LLPComcast is using London's Tulchan Communications to handle its $31B bid to acquire British TV broadcaster Sky, a bid 16 percent sweeter than Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's offer for the 61 percent Sky stake that it doesn't own.

WNYC Resurrects Gothamist News Site

Fri, Feb. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

GothamistWNYC, New York City's public radio station, is acquiring the Gothamist news site that was closed in November by billionaire Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Feb. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

January AtlanticThe venerable Atlantic bucks media retrenchment wave with plan to boost staff by 30 percent... Dish Network takes subscriber hit as streaming flourishes... Publicity Club of New York showcases session with financial media on its website.

Vox Media Cuts 50 Staffers

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Vox MediaVox Media is cutting 50 staffers with SB Nation, Curbed, Racked and video services taking the biggest hits.

Fox News Targets 'Superfans'

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Fox NationFox News is planning a stand-alone subscription streaming service called Fox Nation aimed at what the network calls its “superfans.” (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Fri, Feb. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Vanity Fair coverVanity Fair, Glamour take hits... The Economist rolls on... NBC promotes Katz, Pakosta to co-presidents for scripted programming... Nylon Media names Song senior entertainment editor.

Auritt Prepped '15:17 to Paris' Stars

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

By Joan Auritt

15:17 to ParisAuritt Communications was called upon to media train the young heroes of the terrorist attack aboard a train to Paris almost a year to date after the harrowing event.

Media Moves

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Boston HeraldDigital First Media bids $11.9M for bankrupt Boston HeraldUSA Today names Nicole Carroll of Arizona Republic its editor-in-chief… Alex Treadway takes associate publisher post at Route Fifty.

Trump Dominates Climate Change TV News Coverage

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump picBroadcast news focuses on Trump White House's actions, statements on climate change, rather than the real-life impacts of warming, according to study from Media Matters watchdog. (2 reader comments)

Media Moves

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NewsweekFive women reporters resign from Newsweek following return of chief content officer... CNN Digital wields ax... Amazon Studios names NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke chief.

Media Moves

Fri, Feb. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

New York TimesNew York Times enjoys 10 percent Q4 revenue growth due to rise id digital subs... National Geographic Partners names Gary Knell CEO to succeed Declan Moore... Hulu suffers $920M red ink in 2017 due to rising cost of original content.

Media Moves

Thu, Feb. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Greta van SusterenGreta Van Susteren sets up shop at Voice of America... Twitter earns first-ever quarterly profit... Charleston Gazette Mail wins Pulitzer, goes bankrupt... United Talent Agency hires Lyndsay Harding as first CFO at a major talent agency.

Tronc Sells L.A. Times, San Diego Union-Tribune

Wed, Feb. 7, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Patrick Soon-ShiongTronc is selling the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and several other papers that are part of its California News Group, to Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biotech billionaire who is currently Tronc’s second-largest shareholder. (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Fri, Feb. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Laurene Powell JobsBuzzFeed may be next on Laurene Powell Jobs' list... Viacom forms commitee to look into a reunion with CBS... O'Connor moves from Time to Medium...  Three companies merge into Valence Media

Traditional Media To Gain as FB Scales Back News

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Facebook logoFacebook’s decision to downplay news from publishers and brands in favor of what it calls “meaningful social interactions” on individual feeds will likely lead audiences back to the original sources of that news, according to a report from CooperKatz. (3 reader comments)

Kirk Returns to Steady Reeling LAT

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jim KirkJim Kirk has returned as interim editor of the Los Angeles Times as editor-in-chief Lewis D'Vorkin is shifted to corporate post at parent Tronc following three-month stint.

Media Moves

Fri, Jan. 26, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jemele HillJemele Hill leaves SportsCenter... CNN closes the door on video-sharing app Beme... ESPN weighs the future of stat site Fivethirtyeight.