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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 Don’t 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.

Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 22, 2016
Harper's Names Marcus Editor
By Jon Gingerich
Harper's MagazineJames Marcus has been named the newest editor of Harper’s, succeeding Christopher Cox, who in January was unexpectedly fired by publisher John R. MacArthur.
Category: Media News
Fri., Mar. 18, 2016
Justice Dept Sues to Block LA Times, OC Register Deal
By Editorial Staff
Orange County RegisterThe US Justice Department has sued to block the Los Angeles Times' acquisition of the Orange County Register. (1 reader comment)
Category: Media News
Fri., Mar. 18, 2016
Times Editor Lattman to Jobs Philanthropy Group
By Editorial Staff
Paul LattmanPaul Lattman, a deputy business editor for the New York Times, is moving to the Emerson Collective, the philanthropic group created by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the Apple founder.
Category: Media News
Wed., Mar. 16, 2016
Newsstand Magazine Sales Fell 13 Percent in 2015
By Jon Gingerich
NewsstandRevenues for North American newsstand magazines fell 13 percent for the year and 7.6 percent during 2015’s fourth quarter, accounting for near-record total industry revenue lows, according to a recent report.
Category: Media News
Wed., Mar. 16, 2016
Build Editor Ties, Pitch Early, Be Honest, PR Pros Told
By Becky Hong

Rubin RamirezBuilding strong relationships with business editors was described as the royal route to coverage, five editors told about 50 PR people last night at MSLGroup's offices in New York.

Category: Media News
Mon., Mar. 14, 2016
Bennet Becomes NY Times Editorial Page Director
By Jon Gingerich

James BennetAtlantic editor-in-chief James Bennet has returned to the New York Times, where he has been appointed editorial page director, succeeding longtime editor Andrew M. Rosenthal.

Category: Media News
Mon., Mar. 14, 2016
PRSA/NY Hosts Biz Editors at Inconvenient Site
By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSAFive top business editors are on a PRSA/NY panel Tuesday March 15 but it’s at the MSL Group on Hudson st. downtown rather than at Anchin, Block & Anchin in midtown, site of chapter events Dec. 8, 2015 and Jan. 19, 2016. The event is “sold out.”

Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016
Ozernoy Named News Corp. Deputy Comms. Head
By Jon Gingerich

Ilana OzernoyNews Corporation has appointed Ilana Ozernoy, former chief of staff to mayor Bill de Blasio’s legal counsel, as the media group's deputy head of communications.

Category: Media News
Mon., Mar. 7, 2016
Altice Buy of Cablevision/L.I. Could Save Subscribers $$
By Jack O'Dwyer

AlticeThe pending takeover of debt-ridden Cablevision by Altice could lower prices to subscribers. Cable execs have been living high on the hog, 300 of them getting $300K in pay while driving debt to $7.43 billion. Altice wants to shave $900M in costs and introduce the “quadruple play.”

Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 3, 2016
Condé Nast buys London-based Startup
By Jon Gingerich
PoeticaCondé Nast has acquired London-based editing software service Poetica.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 3, 2016
Long Island PR Group Opposes Altice Puchase of Cablevision
By Jack O'Dwyer

Fair Media CouncilCiting “grave concern for the public interest, public safety and the local economy,” the Fair Media Council says it opposes the $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision by Altice.

Category: Media News
Wed., Mar. 2, 2016
Blog: Trump Dominates Super Tuesday Media Coverage
By Jon Gingerich
Trump on CNNDonald Trump's multiple wins in the Super Tuesday presidential primary races overshadowed Clinton's equally impressive performance.
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Thu., Oct. 20
Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
By Gil Bashe &
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Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
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Wed., Oct. 19
PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
By Arthur Solomonarthur solomon

Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
By Dan Martin
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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
Ronn Torossian

Mon., Oct. 17
Marketing Medical Cannabis, Like it’s Medicine
By Jonathan Bloom
Jonathan Bloom

Fri., Oct. 14
Communicating Healthcare in a Mobile-First World
By Johnathon Briggs
Johnathon Briggs

Thu., Oct. 13
Why the VP Debate Could be a Four-Year Story
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomon

Tue., Oct. 11
Trump is Running Out of Time to Sell His Story
By Bodine Williams
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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

Mon., Sep. 19
Port of Browsville Eyes PR
Port of Brownsville, TX

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