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Former NPR CEO Schiller Moves to Aspen

Tue, Dec. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AspenThe Aspen Institute has hired media veteran Vivian Schiller to lead its media and technology programs, which are being combined in 2020.

Media: Hard Times for High Times

Fri, Dec. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

High TimesHightimes Holding, the publisher of High Times magazine, warned shareholders in its most current SEC filing that the company may have to shutter the 45-year-old publication... The Pulitzer Prize Board is adding a new category, audio reporting, for its 2020 awards. The new prize will recognize “a distinguished example of audio journalism that serves the public interest.”... The New York Times has hired Buzzfeed's Jane Bradley to be its new UK investigative correspondent, based in London.

Google Drives Most Newsroom Traffic

Thu, Dec. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

WAN-IFRAGoogle continues to provide the greatest outside source of traffic for news companies across the globe, according to the World Association of News Publishers’ latest annual report.

Team Trump Bans Bloomberg News

Mon, Dec. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BloombergThe Trump re-election campaign today banned Bloomberg News from covering its rallies and events. (2 reader comments)

Report for America to Place 250 Journalists in '20

Mon, Dec. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

ReportReport for America today announced that it will place 250 journalists in 164 local newsrooms in 46 states during 2020, four times the amount of this year’s class.

Media Maneuvers: Meredith Ends Subscription Sales for Rachael Ray Mag

Fri, Nov. 29, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rachael RayMeredith transitions Rachael Ray Every Day to a newsstand-only quarterly publication... Three Ohio newspapers cut frequency to meet terms of Apollo Global Management acquisition of Cox TV stations and newspapers... Condé Nast names Stan Duncan to head newly unified global HR department.

Media: Bloomberg Suspends Edit Board as Mike Bloomberg Runs for President

Mon, Nov. 25, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Mike BloombergBloomberg News is suspending its editorial board following Mike Bloomberg’s announcement of his entrance into the 2020 presidential campaign... The Players’ Tribune, the website which was founded by ex-New York Yankee Derek Jeter, has been acquired by Minute Media, an Israel-based digital publishing platform... Condé Nast is getting rid of the non-recyclable plastic wrapping it uses for magazine subscriptions and newsstands.

Local Newsroom Losses Reach ‘Crisis’ Levels

Thu, Nov. 21, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

PEN AmericaThe loss of local newsrooms in communities across the country now amounts to a state of crisis for American democracy, according to a new PEN America report.

Study Suggests Market Failure for Local News

Tue, Nov. 19, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

GallupAmericans value the local news and want continued access to it, but few see it as a service worth paying for and most oppose the idea of these outlets receiving government funding, according to a recent Knight/Gallup study.

Media: Twitter Releases Political Ad Ban Plan; SI Goes Monthly

Fri, Nov. 15, 2019

By Steve Barnes

TwitterTwitter releases information about political ad ban that was promised by CEO Jack Dorsey... Sports Illustrated goes monthly... McClatchy Cos. ends Saturday print runs for all papers including Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and seeks federal bailout of its pension funds.

Media: Zagat Restaurant Guide Returns to Print in NYC

Wed, Nov. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

ZagatThe Zagat restaurant guide for New York City is back in print for its 2020 edition after owner Google dropped it in 2016... The Atlantic unveils subscriber-only version of its app... Bustle Digital axes at least 10 staffers at its Bustle site, which is geared to women.

Khalaf Succeeds Barber as FT Editor

Tue, Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Roula KhalafRoula Khalaf will become the first woman editor in the 131-year history of the Financial Times when she takes over for Lionel Barber early next year. (1 reader comment)

Fox Bites Rupe's Comp

Fri, Nov. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochFox Corp. sliced 88-year-old chairman Rupert Murdoch's total compensation package 14.3 percent to  $42.156,115 during fiscal 2019. Son & CEO Lachlan also took a hit. (1 reader comment)

Newsrooms Disproportionately Coastal

Thu, Nov. 7, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

newsroomNew York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. are home to nearly a quarter of the nation’s newsroom employees, according to a recent Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

NYT Shows Digital Subs Gain, Profit Dip; Fox Adds 3 TV Stations

Wed, Nov. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

NY TImesNew York Times reports strong growth in digital subscriptions but lower ad revenues, operating profit... Fox Corp. picks up three TV stations from Nexstar Media Group... NBCUniversal global distribution & international chair Kevin MacLellan is leaving company.

Local News Beats National News for Trust

Wed, Nov. 6, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Local newsAmericans trust reporting by news outlets in the communities where they live far more than their national news counterparts.

Media Manuevers: Comcast's Liaision to LGBTQ Community Sues Company for Bias; Meredith Corp. Unloads Money; Harper's Names Christoher Beha Editor

Wed, Oct. 23, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Klayton FennellKlayton Fennell, Comcast’s liaison to the LGBTQ community, sues company, claiming he was passed over for promotion due to his sexual orientation and because he does not conform to gender-based stereotypes... Meredith Corp. unloads Money magazine brand to Ad Practitioners, a Puerto Rico media/ad startup... Harper’s Magazine has named Christopher Beha editor of the 169-year-old monthly, effective Oct. 28.

Family Circle is Shutting Down

Fri, Oct. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Family CircleFamily Circle, which has been publishing since 1932 and had a four million circulation as of June, is being shuttered by Meredith Corp. after its December issue.

Shep Smith Quits Fox News

Fri, Oct. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Shepard SmithShepard Smith, Fox news anchor and managing editor of the network's breaking news unit, quit today. He broke the news during his program. Smith is a sometimes critic of president Trump. (17 reader comments) 

Sports Illustrated Slashes Staff

Tue, Oct. 8, 2019

By Steve Barnes

sports illustratedSports Illustrated has shed 35 to 40 percent of the publication’s editorial staff, following the transfer of control of SI’s operations to Maven Media Brands.

Media Maneuvers: Newsday Unloads amNewYork; Fox Fires Radio Host Todd Starnes For Saying Dems Worship Moloch; Rich Barbieri Joins New York Times From CNN

Fri, Oct. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

anNewYorkNewsday unloads amNewYork free commuter paper to Schneps Media, publisher of 33 weekly newspapers and 28 magazines in metro New York... Fox News did not renew the contract of radio host Todd Starnes after he agreed with guest right-wing pastor Robert Jeffries that Democrats possibly worship demon god Moloch... Rich Barbieri is joining the New York Times as deputy business editor. Barbieri comes to the Times from CNN.