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Media Maneuvers: CNN Gets Into Streaming

Mon, Jul. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

CNNCNN is launching a subscription streaming service, CNN+... Rolling Stone hires The Daily Beast's Noah Shachtman as editor-in-chief... Netflix axes three marketing execs over criticisms they made of other employees on Slack.

Comcast Taps Johnson for Digital Equity Push

Wed, Jul. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Broderick JohnsonComcast has named Broderick Johnson, a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations, executive VP for both public policy and digital equity.

Media Maneuvers: USA Today Puts Up Pay Wall

Fri, Jul. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

USA TodayUSA Today becomes the last major US daily to put up a paywall... Bloomberg appoints Jason Angrisani as global chief marketing officer... News Corp-backed news aggregation site Knewz shuts down 18 months after its launch.

Media Maneuvers: WSJ Axes 'Greater New York' Section

Fri, Jun. 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WSJThe Wall Street Journal pulls the plug on its Greater New York section, which focused on local news... Condé Nast agrees to contract with New Yorker union employees, averting a strike... Jared Kushner signs book deal with HarperCollins imprint.

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Americans Canít Tell Real News from Fake

Tue, Jun. 1, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

fake newsAmericans who are the most confident in their ability to spot “fake news” online are the most likely to fall for it, according to a recent study.

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Print Remains Valued in Post-Pandemic World

Wed, May 26, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

newspaperPrint media remains a preferred medium for reading newspapers, magazines and books among a large number of Americans, according to a recent survey.

Media Maneuvers: Alden Global Capital Officially Bags Tribune Publishing

Fri, May 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

AldenAlden Global Capital’s bid to acquire Tribune Publishing has been successful... New York Public Radio fires Bob Garfield, who has co-hosted its “On The Media” program for 20 years, over what NYPR calls a “pattern of behavior that violated New York Public Radio’s anti-bullying policy.”... Allen Media Group sues McDonald's charging discrimination in ad buys.

Forbes' Hutchison Switches to Dow Jones

Thu, May 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Matthew HutchisonMatthew Hutchison will move to Dow Jones as chief communications officer on May 24. He's an alum of Forbes, FleishmanHillard, Tribune, Dell/WPP, CBS, Viacom, Apple and Sony.

Buzbee Succeeds Baron at WaPo

Tue, May 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Sally BuzbeeSally Buzbee, who has been executive editor and senior vice president at AP since 2017, is taking the reins as executive editor at the Washington Post, effective June 1.

Media Maneuvers: Digital Growth Slows at NYT

Wed, May 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

NY TimesThe New York Times adds 301,000 digital subscribers during Q1, its smallest increase since Q3 2019... Twitter purchases Scroll, an app that lets users read online articles minus interruptions from ads and pop-ups... New York Daily News staffers vote 55-3 to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York.

Media Maneuvers: LA Times Names ESPN's Merida Exec. Editor

Tue, May 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kevin MeridaThe Los Angeles Times names Kevin Merida executive editor, succeeding Norman Pearlstine, who stepped down from the role in December... Meredith Corp. unloads TV stations via $2.7B deal with Grey Television... Vice Media hires ABC's Van Scott for VP of communications job.

Trust in Media on the Upswing

Fri, Apr. 16, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

CisionA perceived public trust in journalism has been steadily on the rise since Trump’s first year in office, but relatively few journalists believe that Americans’ trust in the press will change significantly with our new Presidential administration, according to an annual media survey conducted by Cision.

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Media Maneuvers: CBS Consolidates News Operations

Fri, Apr. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

CBSCBS consolidates its news operations into one unit and has tabbed Neeraj Khemlani and Wendy McMahon to serve as presidents and co-heads of the newly formed division... ABC signs longtime CBS News producer and executive Kim Godwin to run its news operations... Reuters erects paywall.

Media Maneuvers: Vox Media Acquires Preet Bharara's Cafe Studios

Tue, Apr. 13, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Vox Media acquires Cafe Studios, the podcast-focused publisher co-founded by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara... Reuters names Alessandra Galloni editor-in-chief, the first female leader in the company’s 170-year history... Bonnier Corp., which publishes magazines Working Mother, Yachting and Sailing World, launches Seramount, a diversity, equity and inclusion platform

Media Maneuvers: Fox News Signs Pompeo

Fri, Apr. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Mike PompeoFox News signs former secretary of state Mike Pompeo as a contributor... News Corp. plans to issue $1B in bonds to fund acquisition drive... Apple Studios hires feature film veteran Jessie Henderson.

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Media Maneuvers: Tik Tok Partners with IPG Mediabrands

Wed, Apr. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Tik TokTik Tok partners with IPG Mediabrands on a three-year initiative to provide the network’s clients with custom programs to help them build 'an authentic presence' on the platform... New York Times columnist Frank Bruni is heading to Duke University... Amazon accounts for more than 10 percent of all digital ads in the U.S., according to a report from research firm eMarketer.

Media Maneuvers: Tomasky Takes Top New Republic Post

Thu, Mar. 25, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Michael TomaskyMichael Tomasky, who was the first US editor of The Guardian as well as editor of The American Prospect, is taking the top editorial position at The New Republic... Medium CEO Evan Williams gives staffers option to walk... Quartz names NBC Universal's Daniel Alvarez chief product officer.

Fox Remains King Among Conservative Audiences

Tue, Mar. 23, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

FoxThe rise of competitor conservative news networks like Newsmax and OAN News has done little to slow the popularity of Fox News among both Republican and American audiences overall, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

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