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Journalist Gunned Down in Mexico

Tue, Jun. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Norma SarabiaNorma Sarabia, a correspondent for Mexican newspaper Tabasco Hoy, was shot to death outside her home on June 11, according to the paper.

CLS Strategies Covers DC for Al Jazeera

Wed, Jun. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew KoneschuskyCLS Strategies is providing Washington support for Al Jazeera Media Network, which runs the Arab-language satellite TV network that is based in Qatar. (2 reader comments)

Media Maneuevers: Maven Buys TheStreet; Bauer Media Explores Distribution Options; CNN Yanks 'Anderson Cooper Full Circle' From Facebook Watch

Wed, Jun. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jim CramerTheStreet has been acquired for $16.5 million in cash by Maven, a digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform used by such publications as History, Maxim and Yoga Journal... Bauer Media retains FTI Consulting to lead RFP process soliciting bids to deliver Woman's World and First for Women... CNN is taking its “Anderson Cooper Full Circle” daily news program off Facebook Watch as the cable network looks to beef up its own streaming strategy.

Media Maneuvers: HBO Kills 'Vice News Tonight;' Subscribers to The Forward Will Get Print Issues of Moment; BET Networks Enters Streaming Biz

Tue, Jun. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Vice NewsHBO is pulling the plug on “Vice News Tonight,” the nightly news show from Vice Media that has run on the cable network for the past seven years... Subscribers to The Forward, which ended its print run with the April/May 2019 issue, will now be receiving print issues of Moment in its place... BET Networks, a part of Viacom, is planning to launch a streaming-video service, BET+, in the fall.

Obamas Sign Podcast Deal with Spotify

Thu, Jun. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

ObamasHigher Ground, the production company, led by Barack and Michelle Obama, has signed a partnership deal with Spotify under which it would produce podcasts available only on the streaming platform.

Has Media Time Peaked?

Mon, Jun. 3, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

ScreensA recent report suggests that the total amount of time Americans spend daily with media may have plateaued.

Events, Rentals, Retail Spark NYT's Q1 Performance

Thu, May 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

NYTimesThe New York Times Co. reported a 6.1 percent rise in Q1 revenues to $439M, driven largely by a 55.8 percent surge in cash generated from events, licensing, commercial printing, rentals and retail commerce.

Print Isn’t Dead Yet

Fri, May 3, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

magazinesBetween 60 and 80 percent of publishers’ revenues are still derived from print sources, according to an April whitepaper that examined the current print/digital mix in today’s publishing landscape.

Media Maneuvers: Fox Cuts Number of Super Bowl Ad Breaks; Lisa Granatstein, Stephanie Paterik Take Over Adweek Editorial Director Duties; Bill and Chelsea Clinton Enter Podcasting Arena

Fri, May 3, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Super BownFox to cut number of commercial breaks during Super Bowl LIV. The bad news: the breaks will be longer... Lisa Granatstein and Stephanie Paterik are taking over for Adweek editorial director Jim Cooper... Bill and Chelsea Clinton are getting into the podcast game with "Why Am I Telling You," co-produced by Clinton Foundation and At Will Media.

Media Freedom in US is 'Problematic'

Fri, Apr. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Freedom IndexThe US slips three notches to the "problematic" category, according to the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.

Fox Veteran Crowley to Take Treasury Post

Thu, Apr. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Monica CrowleyFox commentator Monica Crowley is expected to become Treasury Secretary spokesperson following the exit of Tony Sayegh, a Fox News alum, next month.

Johnson Publishing, Creator of Ebony, Jet, Liquidates

Wed, Apr. 10, 2019

By Steve Barnes

EbonyJohnson Publishing Company, which was long one of America’s most prominent black-owned businesses, creating both Ebony and Jet magazines, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, effectively liquidating the company.

Media Maneuvers: Katrina vanden Heuvel Steps Down as The Nation; Zagat NYC Restaurant Guide Returns to Print; Hearst Gives $125K to UF-J-School to Support Civic Data Project

Tue, Apr. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

vanden HeuvelKatrina vanden Heuvel, who has been editor of The Nation since 1995, is stepping down as of June 15... Zagat New York City restaurant guide is returning to print... Hearst Foundations award $125,000 to the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications to support Hearst Data Deserts Project,

Ex-Pandora Chief to “Disrupt” Conde Nast

Thu, Apr. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Roger LynchFormer Pandora Media CEO Roger Lynch will join Conde Nast as its first global CEO and be charged with disrupting the magazine publisher as it works to transform itself into a print, digital, broadband, video and data operation.