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Media Maneuvers: Luminar Technologies Founder Acquires Forbes

Tue, May 16, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Austin RussellForbes Global Media Holdings is being acquired by Austin Russell, founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies... The Institute for Nonprofit News formally launches its Rural News Network... NBCUniversal’s Peacock signs up as the first streaming service to snag exclusive rights to an NFL playoff game, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Digital News Goes Bust

Wed, May 3, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichWhy are so many of our most popular disruptor digital brands shutting down?

Newsmax Tunes In Squire Patton Boggs

Thu, Mar. 2, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

NewsmaxNewsmax has hired Squire Patton Boggs to push the line that DirecTV’s decision to drop the network from its line-up represents “conservative censorship.”

Media Maneuvers: Axel Springer Plans to Ax Print Editions

Thu, Mar. 2, 2023

By Steve Barnes

BildAxel Springer, the German media company that also owns such US-based properties as Politico, Insider and Morning Brew, is looking to get out of the print business... TikTok unveils plan that will cut use by the under-18 crowd... Vice Media global president of news & entertainment Jesse Angelo is following former CEO Nancy Dubuc out the door.

Media Maneuvers: Gannett Posts Solid Digital Gains

Fri, Feb. 24, 2023

By Steve Barnes

GannettGannett reports solid 29 percent growth in Q4 digital revenues... NPR to cut 10 percent of workforce... OZY Media chief executive Carlos Watson is arrested on charges of conspiring to commit securities fraud and conspiring to commit wire fraud.

More Americans Distrust News Than Ever

Fri, Feb. 17, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

Knight Foundation/Gallup survey on news mediaHalf of Americans now believe the news media intentionally misinforms or misleads them to adopt a particular point of view, according to a new survey published by the Knight Foundation and Gallup.

GOPers Want to Yank Al Jazeera's Press Credentials

Fri, Feb. 3, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

AljazeeraThree Republican Congressmen are calling for the immediate suspension of press credentials of reporters for the Al Jazeera Media News Network until it complies with the Foreign Agents Registration Act.


Media Maneuvers: Senate Takes Up 'No TikTok Act'

Thu, Jan. 26, 2023

By Steve Barnes

TikTokThe “No TikTok on United States Devices Act” is introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley... Victor Navasky, who was editor of The Nation from 1978 to 1995, dies at age 90... Gannett’s job-slashing binge has extended to the FSView & Florida Flambeau, a Florida State University student newspaper that was bought by the Tallahassee Democrat.

Digital Use to Slow, In-Person Events to Return in 2023

Fri, Dec. 9, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

live events As the COVID-19 pandemic gradually winds down and travelling and outdoor activities resume, the digital-media consumption frenzy that characterized the last two years will slow somewhat in 2023 while live events and other in-person media activities will rise, according to a YouGov report.

Media Maneuvers: Washington Post Kills Sunday Magazine

Fri, Dec. 2, 2022

By Steve Barnes

WaPoWashington Post kills Sunday magazine. Christmas Day will be last issue... Gannett orders fresh round of job cuts... HLN, the CNN sister channel formerly known as CNN Headline News, is getting out of the live news business.


Print Not Dead Yet at NYT

Thu, Nov. 3, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NY TimesWhile the New York Times sees its future in digital, print remains a key contributor. It accounted for 36 percent of subscription revenues.

Media Maneuvers: Gannett Fights for Survival

Thu, Oct. 13, 2022

By Steve Barnes

GannettGannett is setting a wave of cost-cutting measures in motion... Newsweek is bringing over Gannett chief revenue officer Kevin Gentzel to serve as the publication’s global chief commercial and growth officer... Netflix is launching “Basic with Ads,” an ad-supported tier that will run $6.99 a month, on Nov. 3.

Media Maneuvers: LinkedIn Hires First Head of Original Programming

Fri, Sep. 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Courtney CoupeLinkedIn signs up Courtney Coupe, who was most recently SVP of content strategy and operations at CNN Digital, as its first head of original programming... Apple Music has signed on as the sponsor for the Super Bowl halftime show, taking over from Pepsi, which backed the event for the past 10 years... Parade magazine, the Sunday newspaper supplement that was launched in 1941, will cease print publication after its November 6 issue.

Advertising and Media Ranked Worst for Layoffs

Fri, Sep. 9, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Advertising & Media workersAmericans who’ve been laid off reported that the advertising and media sector ranks least compassionate during the layoff process, according to a recent survey.