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Media Maneuvers

Fri, Sep. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ESPNESPN+ cracks million paid subscriber mark... Conde Nast forms Women's Video Network centered around Glamour... BuzzFeed News pulls plug on in-house podcast production team... Quartz names Sam Grobart of CNN editor for premium journalism.

Fox Names Dinh Chief Legal/Policy Officer

Thu, Sep. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Viet DinhViet Dinh, who was an independent director of 21stCentury Fox, has been named chief legal & policy officer of the new “Fox,” which is being spun-off from Walt Disney Co.

Salesforce CEO Makes Time for Time

Mon, Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Marc BenioffSalesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine for $190M cash from Meredith Corp, which acquired the Time Inc. magazine properties in January.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Sep. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tim ArmstrongOath, which houses Verizon's AOL, Yahoo, TechCrunch, HuffPost units bids adieu to CEO Tim Armstrong, ups COO K. Guru Gowrappan to top spot... iHeart Media acquires Stuff Media, podcaster... Fox News firms up streaming service offering... Lee EnterprisesMissoula Independent informs staffers of shutdown, job loss via email. Lee Enterprises acquired the alt-weekly last year.

Carrig Takes Vice Media’s PR Post

Thu, Sep. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Danielle CariggDanielle Carigg, former senior VP-communications at A&E Networks’ Lifetime pay cable unit, has joined Vice Media as chief communications officer.

Gawker to Make Its Comeback in 2019

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Bryan GoldbergGawker will be dishing out the gossip once more early next year, according to Bryan Goldberg, whose Bustle Media Group came out on top in an auction for Gawker Media’s assets in July.

 

Playboy Steps Up Media Push

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Julir UhrmanPlayboy steps up effort in the media content game with eye on streaming TV, videogames and augmented reality platforms.

Is Advertising Sacking NFL Ratings?

Fri, Sep. 7, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NFLAds could be just as much to blame as player protests and the cratering of cable TV subscriptions for the sinking viewership for NFL games, a new study says.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Sep. 7, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Les MoonvesCBS reportedly makes $100 million offer to Moonves... Washington Examiner names Toby Harnden managing editor... The Economist leaves its Open Future Festival open to Steve Bannon

Trump Wants Re-Write of Libel Laws

Wed, Sep. 5, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Fear by Bob WoodwardThe Washington Post’s publication of excerpts from Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House” has unleashed a tweetstorm in which president Trump says he doesn’t know “why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws.”

Village Voice to Cease Publication

Fri, Aug. 31, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Village VoiceA year after killing its print edition, famed weekly The Village Voice announced that it will no longer publish new material.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Aug. 31, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SinclairSinclair Broadcast Group fires off breach of contract lawsuit against former merger partner, Tribune Media... Snap Inc. appoints WarnerMedia pro Kristen O'Hara for VP-global business solutions spot... The Atlantic poaches Facebook's news products chief Alex Hardiman.

Regulators Nix Newsprint Tariffs

Wed, Aug. 29, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NewspapersThe U.S. International Trade Commission voted today to overturn the tariffs on Canadian newsprint put into place earlier this year by the Trump administration.

Media Maneuvers

Wed, Aug. 29, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Amazon FireAmazon slates launch of ad-supported video service... Craigslist founder donates $1M to left-leaning Mother Jones magazine... Jemele Hall, who called president Trump a "white supremacist," is exiting ESPN.

Media Maneuvers

Fri, Aug. 24, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Les MoonvesLes Moonves lawyers up for CBS internal investigation... HBO's Bill Maher gives $1 million to help the Democrats take the Senate... Condé Nast loses digital star Phillip Picardi.

American Trust in Media on the Rise

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PoynterAfter decades of declines, trust in the media — particularly at the local level — appears to be on the rebound, according to an annual survey conducted by Poynter Institute.

Feds Give Enquirer Publisher Immunity in Cohen Probe

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

David PeckerDavid Pecker, CEO of American Media, the company that publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors in the investigation surrounding Michael Cohen. (1 reader comment)

McClatchy Cuts Editorial Staff 3.5%

Wed, Aug. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Craig FormanMcClatchy Co. is cutting 140 editorial staffers to combat strong “industry headwinds,” according to a memo from CEO Craig Forman to employees.

Media Maneuvers

Wed, Aug. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sewell ChanLA Times hires NYT editor Sewell Chan as deputy managing editor... Facebook yanks 5K ad target options... Fox News ups Porter Berry to E-I-C of digital operation.

The Cable News Obsession with Omarosa

Mon, Aug. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

OmarosaCoverage of Omarosa Manigault Newman is pushing stories about other controversial topics to the side at cable news networks, according to a Media Matters study.

Digital Publishers Not Doing Enough to Stop Fake News

Thu, Aug. 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Major Internet Companies as News Editors - The Knight Foundation & GallupMajor Internet companies aren’t doing enough to identify and stop the spread of fake news that appears on their platforms, according to an August survey published by the Knight Foundation and Gallup.

Media Maneuvers

Thu, Aug. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

LandmarkAmazon takes a look at Landmark Theatres... New York Media ponders a path to growth that could include a sale... Condé Nast Traveler to merge its US and UK editions.

Americans Say Media Are Not Enemy of the People

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Quinnipac pollA solid majority of American voters disagrees with president Trump's contention that the media are the enemy of the people, according to a poll released Aug. 14 by Quinnipiac University National Poll. (1 reader comment)