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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.

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Media Maneuvers: NBC May Cut Prime Time

Fri, Aug. 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NBCNBC may be chopping an hour from its nightly prime time schedule... Sean Hannity leads a long lineup of Fox News personalities who have been called for a deposition in the ongoing defamation suit by Dominion Voting Systems against the network in Delaware Superior Court... Guardian Media Group names Anna Bateson as its chief executive.

Media Maneuvers: CNN Takes 'Reliable Sources' Off the Air

Fri, Aug. 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Reliable SourcesCNN has pulled the plug on "Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter"... Conservative media outlet The Daily Wire brings on Walt Disney Company veteran Eric Caballero as chief marketing officer... Cineworld Group, which owns the Regal Cinemas chain, is planning to file for bankruptcy.

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Cox Enterprises Shells Out $525M for Axios Media

Mon, Aug. 8, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

CoxCox Enterprises, owner of The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Dayton Daily News, has agreed to buy Axios Media, political news and analysis site, for $525M.

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Media Maneuvers: NYT Reports 15% Jump in Print Ad Revenues

Thu, Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NT TimesThe New York Times reports print ad revenues rose 15.1 percent to $48.1M while digital ads slipped... Gannett vows cost-cutting drive in wake of big loss... Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times editor and columnist who resigned last year to run for governor of Oregon, is returning to the paper.

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Media Maneuvers: Chris Cuomo Moves to NewsNation

Wed, Jul. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Chris CuomoChris Cuomo is returning to primetime news with a show on Nexstar Media's NewsNation streaming service... Vox Media lays off 39 employees... The nonprofit news sector is on a upward swing, according to the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Media Maneuvers: WaPo Names Shipley Editorial Page Editor

Fri, Jul. 8, 2022

By Steve Barnes

David ShipleyThe Washington Post names Bloomberg's David Shipley as editor of its editorial page... The Italian edition of Harper’s Bazaar, which launched in digital-only form in the fall of 2020, is moving into print... Newspapers are disappearing at the rate of two a week.

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Americans' Trust in News Lowest in World

Thu, Jul. 7, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report 2022Trust in media in the United States is lower than any other country in the world, which has resulted in a rising number of Americans who are now actively avoiding the news altogether, according to a Reuters Institute report.

Substack Layoffs: The Peril of Hype

Wed, Jul. 6, 2022

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaSubstack's woes are, at least in part, a result of the hype associated with the platform. There is a downside to leveraging hype as a tool for promotion.

Justice Dept. Probes Trump's Media Deal

Mon, Jun. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

DWACJustice Dept. issues subpoenas to Digital World Acquisition Corp., which is taking Donald Trump's social media platform public, regarding the deal.

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Media Maneuvers: Netflix Readies Ad Platform, Cuts 300 Jobs

Fri, Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NetflixNetflix looks to be gaining a new ad-supported tier and losing about 300 employees... The International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter launches a Legal Support Fund that will offer financial assistance to fact-checking organizations that face threats of harassment, intimidation and litigation... The final print edition of London’s Time Out, which focused on listings of entertainment venues and other events, has hit the stands.

Media Maneuvers: Equal Entertainment Acquires Pride Media

Wed, Jun. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Equal PridePride Media, which owns Out, Out Traveler, Advocate, Plus and Pride.com, is acquired by Equal Entertainment and rebranded as Equal Pride... Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, drops Spotify and opts for Amazon's Audible... Mark Shields, political columnist/pundit, dies at 85.

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Media Maneuvers: Forbes Pulls Plug on SPAC Deal

Fri, Jun. 3, 2022

By Steve Barnes

ForbesForbes pulls the plug on its plans to go public via a special-purpose acquisition company... Creem, the magazine that was Rolling Stone’s slightly edgier cousin during its 1969 to 1989 run, is coming back... Gannett has split its media properties from its digital marketing business in a corporate restructuring.

Media Maneuvers: Bloomberg Targets UK

Thu, May 12, 2022

By Steve Barnes

BloombergBloomberg is launching Bloomberg UK to compete with The Financial Times and The Sunday Times... National Geographic Media signs up Expedia Group global head of editorial and entertainment Nathan Lump as editor-in-chief, effective June 6... My Code, acquires a majority stake in Hispanic news and information company Impremedia.

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Putin Faces Pushback from Military

Fri, Apr. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Arkady OstrovskyRussia’s military pushes against Vladimir Putin as it balks at following his political orders that have led to disaster in Ukraine.

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CNN+ To Shutter Weeks After Debut

Thu, Apr. 21, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

CNNOwing to a lukewarm reception, CNN’s heavily publicized streaming platform CNN+ is shutting down less than a month after its launch.

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