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Fox News Marks 17 Years At No. 1, But MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Beats Sean Hannity

With a first-place finish in January, Fox News Channel has reached an unprecedented milestone: 17 years as the dominant network in cable news. ...
Source: Mark Joyella, Forbes
Posted: Jan 30, 2019

BuzzFeed Will Cut Its Staff By 15% in Major Round of Layoffs

In a memo to employees, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti explained that the layoffs would hit next week, reducing its workforce by 15 percent, or about 250 positions. ...
Source: Taylor Hatmaker, TechCrunch
Posted: Jan 24, 2019

Five Things Everybody Needs to Know about the Future of Journalism

A new report highlights risks posed by growing information inequality, struggling journalism business models, and the role of social media platforms. ...
Source: Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute
Posted: Jan 24, 2019

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Gawker 2.0 Implodes as Its Only Reporters Quit

This morning, the site’s only two full-time writers -- former Vanity Fair writer Maya Kosoff and former Cosmopolitan writer Anna Breslaw -- announced they left over concerns about Carson Griffith, the recently hired editorial director. ...
Source: Maxwell Tani, TheDailyBeast
Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Google Considering Pulling News Service From Europe

Google is considering pulling its Google News service from Europe as regulators work toward a controversial copyright law that would give publishers the right to demand money from Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. ...
Source: Natalia Drozdiak, Bloomberg
Posted: Jan 22, 2019

Cuts at Glamour as Condé Nast Transformation Continues

A number of titles at Conde Nast are being hit with staff reductions, with editors across the publisher’s various brands trimming their budgets while ensuring they have enough staffers focused on digital growth. ...
Source: Kali Hays, WWD
Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Wired Very Quietly Laid Off Five Journalists Last Week

The journalists let go included senior features editor Alexis Sobel Fitts and Brian Raftery, a senior writer covering film and TV. Also laid off, per her post on Twitter, was digital producer Lydia Belanger. ...
Source: WILL OREMUS, Wired
Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Goodbye, New York. Adam Moss Is Leaving the Magazine He Has Edited for 15 Years.

At 61, an editor known for his obsessive style steps away from a publication that told New Yorkers where to eat and what to think. “I don’t wake up obsessed every morning, and I used to,” he said. ...
Source: Michael M. Grynbaum, NYTIMES
Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Despite Limitations, Publishers Plot More Augmented Reality for 2019

Years after AR and VR captured headlines in the industry, it’s finally starting to look like publishers are figuring out what format they’re going to bet on — and how it’s going to work. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Jan 14, 2019

TV Reporter Attacked While Reporting on Mass Overdose

A reporter for a Redding, Calif., news station was attacked during a live broadcast while reporting from the site of several apparent fentanyl overdoses in Chico, California. ...
Source: Michelle Robertson, SFGATE
Posted: Jan 14, 2019

Der Spiegel Made Up Stories. How Can It Regain Readers’ Trust?

Spiegel is still reeling from German journalism’s biggest scandal in its modern history: Claas Relotius, a 33-year-old Spiegel writer who was long the envy of his peers, fabricated part or all of many of his biggest stories. ...
Source: EMILY SCHULTHEIS, TheAtlantic
Posted: Jan 11, 2019

CBS Names Legendary Producer Susan Zirinsky As Head of News

Zirinsky, most recently the senior executive producer of the true-crime-driven newsmagazine 48 Hours, will be the first woman to head CBS News. She has held significant roles at almost every element throughout the news division. ...
Source: David Folkenflik, NPR
Posted: Jan 07, 2019