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Media Maneuvers: WarnerMedia Cuts Thousands of Workers

Fri, Oct. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Warner MediaWarnerMedia slates thousands of job cuts to chop overhead by 20 percent... Canadian Broadcasting Corp. slices 130 jobs in "resizing"... New York Times editor Dean Baquet may head west.

Ogilvy's Bellan-White Moves to Vice

Tue, Oct. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Nadja Bellan-WhiteOgilvy's Nadja Bellan-White has joined Vice Media Group as global chief marketing officer. She starts at the end of October.

Condé Nast Taps Olden for D&I Post

Mon, Oct. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Yashica OldenYashica Olden, WPP’s executive director of diversity & inclusion for the past five months, is joining Condé Nast on Oct. 26.

Sundance's Monroe Takes Penske CMO Slot

Tue, Sep. 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Mike MonroeSundance Institute chief marketing officer Mike Monroe is heading to Penske Media for the CMO and head of PMC Studios slot.

Fox Corp. Slashes Murdochs' Pay

Fri, Sep. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochFox Corp. slashed the 2020 compensation of chairman Rupert Murdoch and his executive chairman/CEO son, Lachlan, in the aftermath of the sale of its entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co. in March 2019. (4 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers: Meredith Corp. Boots 180 Staffers

Wed, Sep. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MeredithMeredith is giving 180 employees (about 3.6 percent of its workforce) the boot... Chris Spadaccini is exiting his post as chief marketing officer at WarnerMedia Entertainment. He's the latest in a wave of departures from the AT&T unit... Penske Media, which runs Variety, Rolling Stone, WWD and Deadline, has formed a partnership with The Hollywood Reporter parent company MRC.

Fox News Slices Almost 3% of Workers

Wed, Sep. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Fox NewsFox News is restructuring its business operations, a move that will trim almost three percent of its workforce.

Media Maneuvers: Cable TV Pioneer Charles Dolan Steps Down

Wed, Sep. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Charles DolanCable TV pioneer Charles Dolan, 93, is stepping down as executive chairman of AMC Networks... Red Ventures makes move on CNET Media Group... Aya Kanai, editor-in-chief at Maire Claire takes chief of content post at Pinterest.

Media Manuevers: Megyn Kelly Launches Devil May Care Media

Fri, Sep. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Megyn KellyFormer Fox News and NBC anchor Megyn Kelly launches Devil May Care Media, a self-funded venture which will produce content discussing news, current events, legal and cultural issues... Meredith Corp. proposes proposing a change to its charter that could pave the way for the company to split up its magazine holdings and TV stations into two separate businesses... Hearst Magazines has named Asad Syrkett editor in chief of Elle Decor, effective Sept. 14.

Gannett Names Gupta CMO

Wed, Sep. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Mayur GuptaGannett has hired board member Mayur Gupta as chief marketing & strategy officer effective Sept. 8 for the job of transforming the media company to a subscription-led content business.

Media Maneuvers: Conde Nast Names Davis EIC of Bon Appetit

Wed, Sep. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dawn DavisCondé Nast names Simon & Shuster VP Dawn Davis editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit... The Federal Communications Commission denies AMC’s request for a standstill order that would preserve the network’s current program carriage agreement with AT&T... Facebook threatens to stop allowing publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if new regulation is passed.

Americans Skeptical of Media’s Role in Society

Tue, Sep. 1, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Pew Research CenterAmericans exhibit an alarming lack of confidence regarding the news industry’s ability to provide truthful, transparent reporting that forms a connection with audiences, according to a Pew Research Center report. (1 reader comment)

Disinformation Ranks Among Top Societal Problems

Thu, Aug. 27, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

IPRA majority of Americans now consider the spread of fake news to be among the worst societal issues facing the country, according to a report from the Institute for Public Relations.

Media Trust on the Rise

Tue, Aug. 25, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

tvAmericans’ trust in TV news coverage has surged, according to a recent survey. Viewers’ trust in President Trump, on the other hand, continues to be eclipsed by favorability toward Joe Biden. (1 reader comment)

Americans See Increased Media Bias

Thu, Aug. 20, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

American Views 2020: Trust, Media & DemocracyA growing number of Americans believe the media is deliberately misleading the public in an attempt to push a political agenda. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers: NBCUniversal Axes Ron Meyer

Thu, Aug. 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ron MeyerNBCUniversal axes vice chairman Ron Meyer for paying hush-money to a woman with whom he said he had “a very brief and consensual affair with many years ago."... Vices Motherboard tech vertical is launching The Mail, a weekly pop-up newsletter about the United States Postal Service... Meredith Corp. sues theMaven, the new owner of Sports Illustrated.

New York Daily News Shuts Newsroom

Thu, Aug. 13, 2020

By Steve Barnes

NYDNTribune Publishing is shutting down the New York Daily News newsroom, one of several newsroom closures that the company announced Aug. 12. (2 reader comments)

WarnerMedia PR Chief Cocozza Fades from Pix

Mon, Aug. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Keith CocozzaKeith Cocozza, executive VP marketing & communications at WarnerMedia, is out as Jason Kilar, who became CEO on May 1, reorganizes the AT&T unit to simplify operations in order to better service its customers. (1 reader comment)

News Corp. Posts 22% Drop in Q4 Revenues

Fri, Aug. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Robert ThomsonNews Corp. CEO Robert Thomson reports a 22 percent decline in Q4 revenues (ended June) to $1.9B and a $401M net loss, compared to a $42M deficit a year ago.

Digital Tops Print at the New York Times

Wed, Aug. 5, 2020

By Steve Barnes

NYTThe New York Times Company says that its digital revenue exceeded print revenue for the first time ever during the second quarter.

James Murdoch Resigns from News Corp Board

Fri, Jul. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

News CorpJames Murdoch, former CEO of 21st Century Fox and son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, has quit the board of family-controlled News Corp, owner of Fox News, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Times of London and Australian newspapers.