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Cheetham's Head of Zeus lines up launch list

The Bookseller – 2012-02-10

Anthony Cheetham's latest publishing start-up, Head of Zeus, will publish 24 titles between...

E-books by crime writer Jim Thompson coming soon – 2012-02-08

Novels by acclaimed crime writer Jim Thompson are coming out as e-books. Mulholland Books announced Tuesday that "The Killer Inside Me," "The Grifters" and other Thompson classics will be released in...

New book details years of emails between writer and magazine fact checker

Poynter. – 2012-02-08

An email exchange between writer John D’Agata and Believer intern Jim Fingal, who was given the job of fact checking D’Agata’s article: JIM FINGAL: Hi, John. I’m the intern who’s been...

Publishing Vet Paul Conley Joins as Editorial Director

Folio Magazine – 2012-02-07

Paul Conley, a publishing vet whose experience runs the gamut from b-to-b to consumer financial journalism, is now editorial director with In this role, Conley will oversee the...

New York Times Digital Subscription Numbers Grow 20 Percent

AllThingsD – 2012-02-02

The New York Times ended 2011 with 390,000 digital subscribers, up about 20 percent from its third-quarter total. Some of the new subscriptions came from the publisher's International Herald Tribune,...

Trinity Mirror to axe a fifth of editorial staff

Reuters – 2012-02-01

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - British newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror said it will cut almost a fifth of its editorial staff as part of a plan to overhaul the newsroom behind its popular tabloids...

Doorley new Hachette Ireland editorial director

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Hachette Ireland has promoted commissioning editor Ciara Doorley to the position of editorial...

New York Times list coveted by writers -- and remembered

SacBee – 2012-01-22

Landing on any best-seller list can skyrocket a writer's career, but the lists published by the New York Times are undoubtedly the most coveted by authors and publishers. Karen Joy Fowler James...

Atlantic Tries A Business Site Again; WSJ’s Delaney Will Lead Editorial

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Nearly two years after Atlantic Media Company suspended plans for a business site, the company is back at it with nothing less than what Justin Smith calls “our most important new launch since...

Appleton to head fiction at Hodder Childrens Books

The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Jon Appleton has been appointed to the newly-created post of editorial director for fiction at...

The New York Times Bits Blog Gets a Billboard

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

Competition in the technoblogoverse just got a little fiercer! The New York Times Bits technology blog now has its very own billboard on Highway 101. Specifically, the billboard is on 101 southbound...

The New York Times, The Daily and New Yorker Top Performing Titles on Apple’s Newsstand

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-13

In 2011, one phrase defined the magazine industry: digital editions. Whether publishers were deciding to take the leap into digitizing their publications, or deciding on what app to develop next,...

The New York Times Launches Education Travel Program

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

NEW YORK, January 11, 2012 – The New York Times announced today the launch of Times Journeys (, an educational travel program that connects readers and lifelong learners...

The New York Times Public Editor Asks If Paper Should 'Be a Truth Vigilante'

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

With an already messy primary season underway, many reporters have been bombarded with statements and messages that accuse other public figures of half-truths and outright lies. Politicians, in...

New York Times publishes story investigated by Medill student journalists

Poynter. – 2012-01-07

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New York Times reporter doesn’t mind that she didn’t interview Obamas for her book

Poynter. – 2012-01-07

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Financial Times raises cover price to £2.50

Guardian – 2012-01-04

Price rise is newspaper's second in three monthsThe Financial Times has pushed through a new year cover price rise of 30p to take the cost of the weekday newspaper to £2.50, meaning it costs readers...

Times Co. Calls Union Back to Negotiations After CEO Departure

BusinessWeek – 2011-12-24

New York Times Co. contacted union leaders about restarting contract negotiations a day after the publisher announced last week the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Janet Robinson, according to...

A more digital focus for Sun-Times Media after purchase by Chicago investors?

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-23

A local investment group is buying up Sun-Times Media for over $20 million in a move that may bring more digital focus to the media company. The Chicago Sun-Times, one of the papers owned by...

The Sunday Times prepares iPad and Android editions for Christmas Day

Media Week – 2011-12-22

The Sunday Times will be published on Christmas Day this year for the first time in its 190-year history, thanks to its new digital versions.

New York Times to sell its regional newspapers for $145m

Guardian – 2011-12-20

The New York Times Company is in "advanced talks" to sell off 16 regional newspapers. It is a further indication that the company is divesting itself of assets to concentrate on its core newspaper...

New York Times CEO Janet Robinson Steps Down; No Replacement Named

AllThingsD – 2011-12-16

New York Times CEO Janet Robinson is stepping down after a seven-year run. The company says it will conduct a job search for her replacement and that, in the interim, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr....

Next New York Times CEO could come from the tech sector

Poynter. – 2011-12-16

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New York Times’ editorial heft puts it above Lifehacker for most-saved stories

Poynter. – 2011-12-15

Read It Later In a followup post to its study of which writers’ stories are saved the most, Read It Later says that its soon-to-be-published list of most-saved publishers is “quite different than...

Times says it should have credited Techdirt for breaking news about music website

Poynter. – 2011-12-15

Techdirt Thursday, Techdirt’s Mike Masnick broke a story about the federal government finally returning the domain of a music site to its owner after seizing it last year. Friday afternoon, The New...

Hard times for the LA Times as editor stands down

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-14

Times are tough for the LA Times as Russ Stanton, who has been editor of the paper for the past four years, is standing down amidst the expectation of more job cuts. Stanton leaves the news...

Playboy Editorial Operations Relocate to Los Angeles

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-14

Playboy magazine will relocate its editorial, art and photo departments from Chicago to Los Angeles in April 2012, ending an almost 60-year occupancy in its Midwest headquarters.

Head of Zeus makes fiction buy

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's...

Head of Zeus makes first fiction buy

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's...

Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage

Poynter. – 2011-12-09

The website of Virginia Tech’s independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, struggled with traffic as people sought information on a campus shooting Thursday. For a while, the home page...

Future appoints new marketing head and launches archive library

Media Week – 2011-12-09

Future Publishing has appointed former IPC marketing executive Sam Wight to the new role of group marketing manager for its entertainment titles, and has launched an image archive library containing...

PA appoints new Head of Public Affairs

The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

The Publishers Association has appointed a new head of public affairs, Gemma Hersh. Meanwhile...

A disabled writer's book unfolds a tap at a time

L.A. Times – 2011-12-03

Peter Winkler, his body trapped by rheumatoid arthritis, wrote the first biography of Dennis Hopper to come out after the actor's death. Little did his agent know that he had to punch out the...

Jamie Crook wins Luke Bitmead Writer's Bursary

The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

Unpublished author Jamie Crook has won this year's Luke Bitmead Writer's Bursary for his...

Now PA can offer ads with its editorial pages

Guardian – 2011-12-02

The Press Association and Express KCS have formed a partnership to offer outsourced print and digital advertising production to newspaper publishers.It means that PA, which already provides...

Radio Times drops Santa Claus from Christmas cover

Guardian – 2011-12-02

Magazine says Father Christmas could be seen as a 'symbol of over-indulgence', so it opts for tree illustrationSanta Claus has been banished from the cover of the Radio Times Christmas issue this...

Media Decoder Blog: Time Warner Picks New Head for Time Inc. Magazine Unit

The New York Times – 2011-11-30

The selection of Laura Lang, the head of the digital ad agency Digitas, would add online expertise to the country’s largest magazine publisher.

Atlantic appoints O'Keeffe as editorial director

The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

Atlantic Books has appointed Sara O'Keeffe, currently a senior commissioning editor at Orion...

Brand-funded game publisher hires head of sales

Media Week – 2011-11-23

We R Interactive, the social games company, has appointed Mark Wilson as head of sales.

Financial Times Web App Gains One Million Registrants

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-18

Financial Times reaches yet another milestone, now boasting one million registrants for its native web app. launched in June, after FT decided to go without Apple for its...

‘In These Times’ publisher fears circulation rising too much

Poynter. – 2011-11-17

Chicago Reader Circulation of the Chicago liberal publication In These Times has doubled to 22,000 in the last year, though it’s down from more than 40,000 in the 1980s. That’s fine with publisher...

Google+ Pages to Test Third-Party Social Media Tools

AdWeek – 2011-11-16

A week after unveiling Google+ pages for brands and businesses, Google has invited a handful of social media management companies to test integration of Google+ in their tools. The six...

Baptist Times to close after 156 years

Guardian – 2011-11-15

The Baptist Times is to close after 156 years of continuous weekly print publication. Its website is to close too. Bill Johnston, chairman of the board of directors, said the weekly title will cease...

L.A. Times releases first e-book, 'A Nightmare Made Real'

L.A. Times – 2011-11-14

The e-book is an expanded version of Times staff writer Christopher Goffard's two-part series this summer on Louis Gonzalez III, a Las Vegas banker accused of kidnapping, torture and sexual assault....

The readers' editor on... the removal of share prices from the financial pages

Guardian – 2011-11-14

Share prices have been dropped from print as a response to the changing ways in which our readership consumes journalismOne of the innovations at the Guardian when the paper went from a broadsheet to...

Bodley Head buys book from Blair's ex-chief of staff

The Bookseller – 2011-11-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 15:52 Tony Blair's former chief of staff is writing a book for The Bodley Head about the intricacies of negotiations between...

Bodley Head buys title from Blair's ex-chief of staff

The Bookseller – 2011-11-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 15:52 Tony Blair's former chief of staff is writing a book for The Bodley Head about the intricacies of negotiations between...

The Times' Digital Head Steps Down; Conde Goes Hollywood

Media Bistro – 2011-11-09

The executive behind the NYT paywall resigns, a publishing giant sets its sights out West, and NatGeo goes commercial. Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.08.11 New Career Opportunities Daily: The best...

NYT Times Co.'s top digital executive to retire

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-08

(11-07) 12:41 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Martin Nisenholtz., a New York Times Co. executive who engineered the newspaper publisher's expansion on the Internet and mobile devices, is retiring at the end of...

Financial Times sees 1/5th of all online traffic from mobile sites

Editors Weblog – 2011-11-03

The Financial Times has adopted a bold digital strategy: it refused to tow the line when it came to Apple's policy that takes 30% of sales revenue for sales through the iTunes App Store, instead...

HC appoints Katrina Troy to head fiction

The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:15 HarperCollins has appointed Katrina Troy, currently head of commercial affairs for Vintage and Mainstream Publishing, as its...

Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times to keep names

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-10-27

Both the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times will retain their names, the company that publishes both announced Thursday. But Tribune subscribers will no longer receive a home-delivered copy...

Steve Jobs wanted to help New York Times, bonded with Rupert Murdoch

Poynter. – 2011-10-26

“Steve Jobs“ In his new biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson describes some of the behind-the-scenes dealings between the Apple CEO and publishers after the iPad was launched in 2010. ”I would...

Cheetham to launch Head of Zeus next summer

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:25 Anthony Cheetham will unveil his new publishing company, Head of Zeus, in the summer of next year, with a biography of Catherine...

Heinemann buys début by Times columnist

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 10:31 William Heinemann has bought a début novel by Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera about three generations of the same family and...

Former EMI chief to head new home of BBC magazines

Guardian – 2011-10-20

Stephen Alexander appointed chairman of Immediate Media Co, which will publish titles including Top Gear and Radio TimesStephen Alexander, the former chairman of EMI and Odeon cinemas, has been...

New York Times digital subscribers up 40,000

Guardian – 2011-10-20

NYT has 324,000 readers paying for online content following strong summer, while its publisher posts healthy Q3 profitThe New York Times has added more than 40,000 new digital subscribers since June,...

Jewish Times publisher granted bankruptcy extension

Baltimore Sun – 2011-10-19

Publisher, creditor have until Nov. 25 to develop a reorganization plan that saves the venerable publicationA federal bankruptcy judge has granted a month-long extension to Alter Communications,...

Wolff out as Adweek editorial director

Poynter. – 2011-10-18 Rumors about Adweek execs being unhappy with editorial director Michael Wolff first surfaced two months ago in the New York Post and have heated up since. (“He’s not being fired,” the...

Subscribers to The Times website up by 10%

Media Week – 2011-10-17

Subscribers to The Times website are up by nearly 10% to more than 111,000 in the three months to the end of September, according to data from publisher News International.

The WSJ Europe Publisher Walks; The Times Offers Buyouts

Media Bistro – 2011-10-15

The Journal's publisher resigns, Jill Abramson cuts 20, and pressure and sloppiness add up to seven instances of plagiarism for one ex-Politico scribe. Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.14.11 New Career...

Financial Times To Fold Paid Online News Service Tilt

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-13

The Financial Times will close FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service for finance professionals in emerging markets, at the end of October. "We propose to close FT Tilt at the...

Another Editorial Shift Change For SPIN Media

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-11

SPIN Media announced three new changes to its editorial staff: Caryn Ganz as online editor-in-chief, Christopher R. Weingarten as senior editor and David Bevan as associate editor.

Consumer Magazine Ad Pages Fall 5.6 Percent in Third Quarter 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-11

After showing growth for the first six months of 2011, consumer magazine ad pages fell 5.6 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2010, according to newly released figures from...

College Bookstores in Dynamic Times

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-07

The digital transition and sputtering economy are not only bringing changes to general bookstores, but to college bookstores as well. College stores are dealing with a changed landscape of their own:...

Haymarket Consumer Media hires head of search

Media Week – 2011-10-07

Haymarket Consumer Media, the publishers of What Car? and Stuff, has appointed News International's Drew Broomhall as head of search.

ICYMI: iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

Poynter. – 2011-10-07

See how Boing Boing, Wired and other tech sites covered Steve Jobs death Wednesday, and how California newspapers and others around the world covered it Thursday morning.

The Bodley Head to explore science behind sound

The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 11:04 The Bodley Head has acquired a title about the science behind sound, written by the president of the Institute of Acoustics,...

iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

Poynter. – 2011-10-06

Twitter streamed with tributes to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as word of his death spread Wednesday night. On Thursday, newspaper front pages honored the 56-year-old technology innovator who changed...

Bragg to judge Sunday Times short story prize

The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 11:59 Broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg is to join the judging panel for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for a second year in a row. Bragg...

Signore new Transworld editorial director

The Bookseller – 2011-09-20

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 20/09/2011 - 08:35 Transworld has appointed Michelle Signore, currently editor-in-chief at John Blake, to the role of editorial director....

New York Times ventures into India with a website

Guardian – 2011-09-12

The New York Times has launched India Ink, an English-language website offering news and analysis about Indian politics, culture, business, sports and lifestyle. And it's free to access, initially at...

Creditors vote on fate of Jewish Times publisher

Baltimore Sun – 2011-09-09

Sept. 20 bankruptcy court hearing to decide company ownershipA vote among creditors that could help decide the future of the Baltimore Jewish Times ends on Friday, concluding the latest chapter in a...

Ailing Zoo makes cuts to editorial team

Media Week – 2011-09-02

Bauer Media is to make three roles on the editorial team for lads' weekly Zoo redundant after the magazines' circulation dropped to a new low in last month's ABCs, but maintains it has no plans to...

Apple pulls Financial Times app

Editors Weblog – 2011-08-31

The Financial Times digital application has been removed from the iTunes App Store after Apple revised its policy to ensure that it could obtain 30% of all subscription fees purchased within the...

Time's Up: The Financial Times Heads Out of iTunes

AllThingsD – 2011-08-31

Apple's new subscription rules have finally forced a major publisher out.

Shafer: Time for WSJ editorial board to revisit that editorial defending Les Hinton

Poynter. – 2011-08-19

Slate Jack Shafer looks back at the July 18 Wall Street Journal editorial that asserted there was no reason to believe that then-publisher Les Hinton knew anything about widespread phone hacking at...

Breaking News: BBC Magazines sells its stake to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co

PrintWeek – 2011-08-17

BBC Worldwide's 50% shareholding in Indian joint venture for magazine publishing, Worldwide Media, is being sold to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co.

Bonnier Tops, Up 12 Percent In Ad Pages for First Half 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-09

January to June 2011 saw mixed results for major publishers’ ad page results. Bonnier’s 29 titles experienced the highest growth out of six major publishers included in a set of data from...

Consumer Ad Pages Flat in First Half 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-09

In the first half of 2011, the magazine industry was abuzz with news of the latest digital editions, Apple’s subscription mandates for publishers selling their wares through the App Store and those...

Financial Times iOS web app tops 350k users since launch

Guardian – 2011-08-05 managing director Rob Grimshaw says success gives publishers more leverage with Apple and other tech firmsThe Financial Times' web app for iPhone and iPad is already attracting substantially...

Financial Times Grows Paid Digital Subs 34 Percent in First Half 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-02

While many publishers are still grappling with the question of digital properties and revenue, The Financial Times continues to reap positive benefits from its paid collection model, according to...

Girl With iPad Head Helps Launch 'Cosmo for Guys' App

AdWeek – 2011-08-01

Hearst's first iPad-only magazine, CFG: Cosmo for Guys, has just been released. And to promote it, they released this little video of a girl walking through Bryant Park in New York with her head...

A genre writer accepts himself – 2011-07-31

I used to think genre fiction was for the slow-minded. Page turners, potboilers, pulp -- none of that interested me. That was for folks who liked their novels rubber-banded and soft-backed, who...

Ben Webster appointed media editor of the Times

Guardian – 2011-07-28

Former Daily Mirror columnist Eva Simpson expected to join as correspondentBen Webster, the Times environment editor, has been named as the paper's media editor in a newsroom reshuffle that sees...

James O’Keefe to New York Times reporter: ‘How can I be sure you’ll be objective and accurate?’

Poynter. – 2011-07-28

The New York Times MagazineWhen Zev Chafets met James O’Keefe to profile him, the provocateur known for his undercover video stings of ACORN and NPR said, “You’re from The New York Times … How...

Daily Mirror publisher to review editorial controls

Guardian – 2011-07-26

Trinity Mirror move comes as share price falls amid allegations that phone hacking was not confined to News of the WorldTrinity Mirror has begun a review of its editorial controls and procedures amid...

NY Times’ budget-fixing puzzle offers engagement, promotion lessons

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

Lately the NY Times has been taking a close look at the federal budget deficit, and how to fix it. But rather than simply publish data and options, the paper is actively engaging its print and online...

Happy retirement to 'Headless body in topless bar' headline writer

Guardian – 2011-07-24

The writer of one of the most famous newspaper headlines of all time - "Headless body in topless bar" - has retired after 40 years with the New York Post. Vincent A. Musetto, pictured here, "was...

NYT: ‘Leonhardt’s strengths as a reporter, columnist and magazine writer are dazzling’

Poynter. – 2011-07-23

Romenesko Memos The Times memo announcing David Leonhardt’s appointment as Washington bureau chief says “his keen understanding of how Washington works and the nexus of politics and economic policy...

The New York Times's second-quarter results show the growing significance of digital subscriptions

Editors Weblog – 2011-07-22

The New York Times Company, the publisher of the New York Times, released its results for the second quarter of 2011 yesterday. It announced overall operating losses of $114.1 million in the quarter,...

Main to join Picador as editorial director

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 10:17 Simon & Schuster senior commissioning editor Francesca Main is leaving the publisher to become editorial director at Picador. read...

New York Times journalists to hold ‘office hours’ on Quora

Poynter. – 2011-07-18

Quora Three New York Times journalists are using the question-and-answer site Quora to engage with readers about their recently published books, Times Associate Managing Editor Jim Schachter wrote...

Solzhenitsyn stories head rights deals

The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 10:29 A new collection of stories from the late Nobel Prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; a début by a former Macmillan,...

If people stop reading books, maybe New York Times staffers could get back to work

Poynter. – 2011-07-14

The New York TimesNew York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller describes his staffers’ unending desire to write books. Noting the decline in print publishing, he writes, “Sure, I would miss books —...

Huffington Post suspends a writer for over-aggregation

Editors Weblog – 2011-07-12

The Huffington Post is again getting attention over the treatment of its writers. After Ad Age's Simon Demunco wrote about how the Huffington Post had used Ad Age's content but failed to drive...

New York Times begins weekly showcase of its best long-form journalism

Poynter. – 2011-07-08

The New York TimesStarting today, New York Times editors are picking the week’s best long-form journalism and packaging them into a “Long Story Shortlist,” posted on the Times Magazine’s blog....

Sulkin to retire as Williams becomes Bodley head

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 08:40 Will Sulkin will be retiring from his role as publishing director of The Bodley Head in April 2012, with Stuart Williams,...

Automating the Editorial Workflow

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

Many publishers are moving to leaner editorial staffs while relying on more contributors (some paid, many not) to generate digital content.

Business writer Jim Collins agrees to e-books – 2011-07-07

Another e-book skeptic has converted: business writer Jim Collins. Harper Business announced Wednesday that Collins has a new book coming out in October, "Great by Choice," and will make it available...

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