Time Inc. is abandoning its midtown Time & Life Building corporate headquarters of the past 55 years for 700K sq. ft. in the former World Financial Center complex in downtown Manhattan, across the street from the World Trade Center.
Tribune Company reported first quarter gains in its broadcasting operations offset declines in publishing as revenues climbed 21% on the $2.5B acquisition of Local TV, but net income fell 29.6% to $41.1M.
News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson reports third-quarter revenues dipped five percent to $2B, largely due to lower sales at its news and information services unit and the divestiture of the Dow Jones Media Group.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia reports that its Q1 publishing operating loss grew to $2.8M as revenue dipped 20 percent due to a fall-out in digital advertising and the absence of the Whole Living supplemental issue of Everday Food.
There are certain matters that are a waste of time, but the ultimate waste of time is watching the cable news network’s political TV and news shows, considering the misinformation that hard news reporters and pundits disseminate on a regular basis.
New York Women in Communications presented its 2014 Matrix Awards on April 28 during a packed Waldorf Astoria luncheon, which featured luminaires such as singer and actress Queen Latifah, ex-Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons, CNN's Christiane Amanpour, "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, feminist Gloria Steinem, New Yorker editor David Remnick, Ogilvy & Mather chairman emeritus Shelly Lazarus and singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige.
Gil Schwartz, who does PR for CBS and journalism for Fortune, will face an audience Wednesday to plug his 14th book. Schwartz, a modern man/beast centaur, can play a key role for his fellow flacks/hacks if he wishes to.
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