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Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
Haik Walks From Washington Post
By Jon Gingerich
 
Cory HaikCory Haik, a senior digital staffer at the Washington Post, has left that position to become chief strategy officer at burgeoning millennial news hub Mic.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
International Business Times, Newsweek Relaunch Sites
By Jon Gingerich
 
IBT logoIBT Media flagship International Business Times has unveiled a new website, and IBT property Newsweek will soon follow suit, as part of the media organization’s bid to attract mobile readers and advertisers.
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Thu., Dec. 10, 2015
Time Signs Major Video Distribution Deal
By Jon Gingerich
 
Time's Person of the YearTime Inc. today announced a major partnership deal allowing its original video content to be distributed across Hulu, Yahoo and Zealot Networks platforms.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
Digital Will Drive Global, U.S. Ad Sales Next Year
By Jon Gingerich
 
Magna GlobalGlobal ad revenues from traditional media sources will continue to slide next year, while digital media will account for an increasing share of overall growth, according to a recent report on the global advertising marketplace.
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Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Fox Suspends Contributors Over Profane Obama Comments
By Jon Gingerich
 
dash, petersFox News has suspended two of its contributors for "completely inappropriate and unacceptable" comments they made regarding President Obama today, in two vulgar, unrelated outbursts that occurred during separate programs.
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Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Lipman Listed as Gannett Chief Content Officer
By Jon Gingerich
 
Joanne LipmanJoanne Lipman, former editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and Portfolio.com, has been appointed chief content officer at Gannett Co.
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Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
SPJ Repudiates Press in Wake of San Bernardino Apartment Siege
By Jon Gingerich
 
SPJThe Society of Professional Journalists has issued a statement in response to the media’s on-air treatment of private property belonging to husband and wife shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.
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Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
Newsstand Magazine Sales Continue Decline
By Jon Gingerich
 
MagNet studyU.S. newsstand magazines witnessed double-digit revenue declines this year, with overall sales falling more than 10 percent during 2015’s third quarter compared to the same period a year ago.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
HuffPost Editorial Staff Seeks to Unionize
By Jon Gingerich
 
HuffPostEditorial staff at digital media newsroom The Huffington Post have officially asked company management to recognize Writers Guild of America, East as their union.
Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
Zuckerberg Pledges Facebook Shares to Charity
By Jon Gingerich
 
Zuckerberg and babyFacebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who today announced the birth of his first child, has pledged 99 percent of his Facebook shares — currently worth about $45 billion — to charity.
Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
New York Times Refashions ‘Carpetbagger’ Coverage
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Cara BuckleyThe Carpetbagger, which was popularized by the late 'Media Equation' columnist David Carr, has been removed from the Times' blog directory and is now a standalone page with a searchable database.

Category: Media News
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015
Tribune Publishing Squashes Rumor of Sale Started by Rupert Murdoch Tweet
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Tribune PublishingThe memo shows the company taking a proactive stance on who is driving the conversation and not letting Rupert’s Murdoch’s 668,000 followers on Twitter get the better of the company.

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Mon., Nov. 30, 2015
Rich, Poor Faces of Journalism Were Evident Last Week
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

CPJThe annual dinner of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the “1% of the 1% of U.S. journalism,” had its Waldorf blowout last week, the same week that CareerCast dubbed newspaper reporter the worst of 200 jobs that it ranks. 

Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Justice Department Investigates Comcast over Ad Sales
By Jon Gingerich
 
Dept. of JusticeThe U.S. Department of Justice has opened a probe to determine whether Comcast's ad sales practices in local cable markets violate federal trust law.
Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Journalists Honored at Waldorf Dinner; Pledge Continued Terror Coverage
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

CPJ Award winnersJournalists feted at last night’s banquet in the Waldorf-Astoria said they would not be deterred in their coverage of terrorism despite imprisonment and threats to their personal safety.

Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Additional Photos from the CPJ Press Freedom Awards
By Sharlene Spingler
 
David MuirAdditional photos from the 2015 Committee to Protect Journalists Press Freedom Awards.
Category: Media News
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
Rich, Press-Shy J Group Dines at Waldorf Tuesday
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

David MuirThe Committee to Protect Journalists, whose kitty grew 12.8% to $16.7 million in 2014, will host 1,000 blue chip and top media execs Tuesday. Emcee is ABC-TV’s David Muir, dubbed the “Anchor Monster” by the New York Post.

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