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Are There Any Other Billionaires Out There to Buy Fortune or Sports Illustrated?

Marc Benioff paid a surprising $190 million for Time magazine. Meredith hopes it can find other deep pockets for its other titles. ...
Source: Peter Kafka, Recode
Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Ex-ABC Journalist Brian Ross Is Back and Ready to Cover Trump Again

Brian Ross resigned from ABC News after making an erroneous assertion about the president. The ensuing hysteria made him feel he had been put ‘on a kind of enemies list.’ ...
Source: Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast
Posted: Sep 17, 2018

The Problem With Real News

Forget fake news, a poisonous term. Real news is an even bigger problem. This realization inspired Rob Wijnberg to found the Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent in 2013. Now he's bringing that platform to the U.S. ...
Source: Rob Wijnberg, Medium
Posted: Sep 14, 2018

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Gawker to Relaunch Next Year Under New Owner

“We won’t recreate Gawker exactly as it was, but we will build upon Gawker’s legacy and triumphs,” says Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group. Bustle was the winning bidder for Gawker's assets last summer. ...
Source: Todd Spangler, Variety
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

'Designing Women' Creator Goes Public With Les Moonves War

Linda Bloodworth Thomason, one of CBS' biggest hitmakers, reveals the disgraced mogul kept her shows off the air for seven years: "People asked me for years, 'What happened to you?' Les Moonves happened to me." ...
Source: Linda Bloodworth Thomason, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

Another Alternative Weekly Shuts Down, This Time in Missoula, Montana

The Missoula Independent was shut down by Lee Enterprises 18 months after Lee purchased it and while the company was in the midst of negotiations with a fledgling union formed by the staff about six months ago. ...
Source: DAVID MONTERO, LATIMES
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

Hoodline Raises $10M for Its Hyper-local, Automated Data Newswire

While many lament the death of local news, a small army of tech startups has been developing a new set of tools to figure out how to save it. San Francisco startup Hoodline is hoping to be a ...
Source: Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch
Posted: Sep 11, 2018

Photojournalism Needs to Face Its #MeToo Moment

Amid sexual harassment allegations, a legendary photographer just resigned from a prestigious — and troubled — agency. But the industry’s reckoning is woefully incomplete. ...
Source: Kainaz Amaria, Vox
Posted: Sep 10, 2018

Condé Nast Title 'Glamour' Set to Say Goodbye to Print

As part of the publisher’s ongoing restructuring, the nearly 80-year-old, beauty-centric glossy looks slated to go all digital as soon as early next year, according to WWD. The move to digital may have been the plan for a ...
Source: Kali Hays, WWD
Posted: Sep 10, 2018

Apple is Talking to Big Newspapers About Joining Its Subscription Service

Earlier this year, Apple got into the magazine business by buying a digital magazine distributor. Now it wants to add daily news to the mix, and has been talking to some of the biggest newspapers in the U.S. ...
Source: Peter Kafka, Recode
Posted: Sep 07, 2018

Americans Are Changing Their Relationship With Facebook

Around four-in-ten (42%) say they have taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more, while around a quarter (26%) say they have deleted the Facebook app from their cellphone. ...
Source: ANDREW PERRIN, Pew Research
Posted: Sep 06, 2018

Bleacher Report Rolls Dice On Gambling With New NFL Show

Bleacher Report is launching an NFL show that aims to provide a resource for gamblers, part of what media executives believe will be a wave of such content in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling legalizing sports ...
Source: Benjamin Mullin, WSJ.com
Posted: Sep 06, 2018