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How To Plan Your Company's End Game

Fast Company – 2012-03-20

Encyclopaedia Britannica, the 244-year-old company, recently announced it would stop printing encyclopedias. Of course this triggered a flurry of talk about the end of printed books, magazines, and newspapers and a once-great company humbled by shifts in technology. But to fall into that narrative is to miss the greatest lesson of the story. Innovating, creating something new, playing the beginning of the game is the easy part. Britannica offers us invaluable insight into the much harder half...
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ASP Westward Sells Community Media of Colorado to Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC

HOUSTON, TX - February 6, 2012 - Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC, of Golden, Colorado has purchased Community Media of Colorado from ASP Westward. The Houston-based newspaper publisher had... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-06

Argentine publisher bids for US media company

The Argentine newspaper La Nación is negotiating to acquire the US publisher ImpreMedia, which owns El Diario/La Prensa, the oldest Spanish language daily in the States, plus six other titles,... | Guardian – 2012-01-31

Mail Newspapers parts company with top strategy exec

Mail Newspapers has parted company with top strategy executive Dan Levitt, who is leaving the publisher after five years to set up the UK office of Sydney-based word-of-mouth agency Social Soup, as... | Media Week – 2012-01-24

Inside Apple: The Company Behind Steve Jobs

Author Adam Lashinsky says his book is not a biography of Steve Jobs, but of Apple | BusinessWeek – 2012-01-20

How CNBC corrected its incorrect correction about Bain & Company

Last Thursday, CNBC Washington correspondent Eamon Javers published a report stating Bain & Company (of Mitt Romney fame) was consulted by Obama administration officials working on the auto bailout.... | Poynter. – 2012-01-19

News Corp to Buy Minority Stake in Dubai's Media Company Moby Group

Rupert Murdoch's US media giant News Corp is expanding its presence in the Middle East media market and beyond by agreeing to acquire a minority stake in Dubai-based media company Moby Group. Under... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

US publishers create company to monitor use of news output

The Associated Press and 28 US news organisations are launching a company to measure the unpaid online use of their original reporting.It will also seek to convert unauthorised websites, blogs and... | Guardian – 2012-01-06

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options | – 2012-01-05

Dwell First Media Company to Partner with E-Commerce Platform OpenSky

“We believe contextualized commerce is the future,” says Michela O’Connor Abrams, president and publisher of Dwell. “We believe everybody, no matter from which point they’re starting, now is... | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-11

Company auctioning Harper Lee letters

A Los Angeles company is selling a letter signed by Monroeville author Harper Lee that concerns her award-winning book 'To Kill a Mocking Bird.' | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-11-04

Somper sets up author training company

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 11:35 Vampirates author and long-time children's book publicist Justin Somper has set up Author Profile, a training company aimed at... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Hearst Magazines boss: We’ve made giant strides toward becoming ‘the magazine company of the future’

Romenesko+ Misc. In a letter sent this morning to all Hearst Magazines employees, president David Carey says tomorrow’s HGTV Magazine tryout “is a testament to our conviction that every sector,... | Poynter. – 2011-10-04

Are You a Media Company or a Technology Company?

Let’s start with two truths. First, publishers need cutting-edge technology to hook an audience through today’s digital media channels of the Web, mobile, social, and search. And, second, the... | AllThingsD – 2011-09-02

Bloomberg to pay $990M for legal research company

(08-25) 10:23 PDT New York (AP) -- Financial data and news company Bloomberg LP said Thursday that it will pay $990 million for BNA, a publisher of legal, tax and regulatory information. Bloomberg... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-08-25

Yes, That Is a Cat on the Head of a Soon-to-Be Public Company CEO (And, Of Course, It's Groupon's Andrew Mason)

Do you think Zynga's Mark Pincus would put a cat on his head for a national magazine shoot? Or LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner? Or, perish the thought, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook? But the wacky stylings of... | AllThingsD – 2011-07-06

Why O'Brien has spent millions to buy into the O'Reillys' company

At the conclusion of Lisa O'Carroll's blog posting about the huge losses sustained by Denis O'Brien in acquiring 22% of Independent News & Media stock, she asks:"Why on earth does O'Brien want a... | Guardian – 2011-06-15

Former Virgin Media executive to head Abu Dhabi Media Company

Malcolm Wall to join state-owned business spanning TV, press, radio and digital in SeptemberMalcolm Wall, the former Virgin Media executive, is to join the Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADM) as its new... | Guardian – 2011-06-08

Google Buys Social Analytics Company PostRank

Google has acquired PostRank, a four-year-old social start-up that measures social media engagement for online sites, stories and authors. Not much of anything about the deal is being disclosed,... | AllThingsD – 2011-06-04

Emap parts company with chief executive Gilbertson

David Gilbertson, chief executive of business-to-business publisher Emap, has left the company with immediate effect. | Media Week – 2011-05-11

Reader's Digest UK chief leaves company

Departure of David Titmuss comes 10 months after former chief executive Chris Spratling leftDavid Titmuss, the chief executive of Reader's Digest UK, has left the company after just six months in the... | Guardian – 2011-05-06

Evans Publishing files Company Voluntary Arrangement

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 08:25 Educational publisher Evans Publishing has filed a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) after saying the school and library market... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company names Jane Harman Director

In the days after Sidney Harman’s death (due to leukemia complications) on April 13th, the media speculated who would replace him in the role of Newsweek chairman. General responses to the question... | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-22

Monday Note: ‘Every media company should be afraid of Flipboard’

Monday Note Frédéric Filloux explains why: Flipboard’s beautiful, ad-free reading experience represents the best of the Internet (for the user) and the worst (for publishers). “No media outlet... | Poynter. – 2011-04-18

Borders "could become $1.5bn company"

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 09:11 Borders could become a bookseller with sales of $1.5bn if it emerges from bankruptcy, according to a compensation services... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-14

Execs Imagine the Company of the Future

Media companies of the future will be organized differently from the way they are now, with much higher capital expense costs and much greater need for in-house digital development skill. That, with... | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-10

Easons to launch a company makeover

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 08:38 Easons is to launch a company makeover in the next 12 months. The Irish bookseller's managing director, Conor Whelan, has... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

McClure to set up publishing company

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 08:43 Picture book author and illustrator Gillian McClure is setting up publishing company Plaister Press rather than conform to the... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

At Dealmakers Summit, Execs Imagine the Media Company of the Future

Expect much higher capital expense costs and much greater need for in-house digital development skill. | Folio Magazine – 2011-02-05

Abu Dhabi Media Company To Publish First Arabic Edition Of National Geographic Magazine

02 August 2010 Abu Dhabi Media Company Abu Dhabi Media Company ( ADMC ADMC ) and National Geographic today announced a partnership to publish the first Arabic-language version of National Geographic... | Yahoo – 2010-08-02

Journal Register Company announces partnership to help bloggers profit

YARDLEY, Pa. – Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company which owns The Record, hopes to drive profits for its community bloggers through a new partnership with... | Yahoo – 2010-07-15

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Offers to Take Company Private

Hugh Hefner, the man who launched Playboy magazine in the early 1950s in Chicago, has made a formal offer to take parent company Playboy Enterprises private. | Folio Mag – 2010-07-12

Vogue publisher Tom Florio departs from Conde Nast, now has sights set on new media company

Thursday's announcement that Vogue's publisher would leave Cond Nast had industry insiders talking. | Daily News – 2010-06-17

MediaNews Group Holding Company Cleared to Exit Bankruptcy

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved Affiliated Media Inc.'s prepackaged reorganization plan Thursday, clearing the way for the MediaNews Group holding company to emerge from Chapter 11... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-04

Vancouver Company Buys Penguin UK Imprint

Vancouver-based SpiceBox Product Development has purchased the Penguin Group U.K. imprint The... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-25

Times Company Reports Profit for Quarter and Year

The company said that the steep drop in advertising had eased somewhat and that it had benefited from deep cuts in its expenses. | New York Times – 2010-02-11

Advance Announces Company-wide Furloughs

"Most of our papers will have two measures," spokesman Steve Newhouse tells E&P. "One is a freeze of our defined benefit plan, or pension, that will be paired with an increase in our 401 (k) match.... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-23

Media General Expanding Tampa Model to Entire Company

Media General Inc. said Monday it is reorganizing its business around geographic markets rather than traditional operations such as publishing, broadcast and interactive. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-23

Author Cussler ordered to pay $13.9M to Anschutz company in movie battle

Best-selling author Clive Cussler has been ordered to pay $13.9 million in legal fees to Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz's film-production company, Crusader Entertainment, in the wake of... | BizJournals – 2009-03-10

Neighborhood Newspaper Group President/COO Departs Company

Terry Smith, the president and chief operating officer of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighborhood Newspaper group, is leaving the company after 27 years. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-10

News Corp. president to leave company

Peter Chernin, Rupert Murdoch's longtime top lieutenant, plans to leave News Corp. when his contract expires in June, a move that renews questions of succession at one of the world's biggest media... | International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-25

Playboy posts steep loss, will consider company sale

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Playboy Enterprises Inc, publisher of one of the world's best known adult magazines, posted a wider fourth-quarter loss, hurt by $157.2 million in restructuring and other... | Reuters – 2009-02-18

Company Developing One-Stop Digital Mag Shop

One of the knocks on digital magazines—rightly or wrongly—has been the increasing number of vendors—each, seemingly, imposing their own unique platforms and applications on users. Now, one... | Folio Mag – 2009-02-18

Jersey Journal parent company warns employees of possible closure; publisher optimistic paper can be saved

The Evening Journal Association announced to its employees today that the company would cease publication of The Jersey Journal and a string of weekly newspapers in Hudson County on April 13, 2009,... | El Nuevo – 2009-02-02

Legacy Publishing Company Announces Promotion of Susan M. Lemieux to President

WESTBROOK, Maine----Legacy Publishing Company, a Maine-based creator and marketer of personal development CDs and DVDs with 120 employees and $20 Million in annual sales, announced that Susan M. | Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-01-21

Norwich publishing company purchased

NORWICH - Elsevier, a global publisher, announced Tuesday it has acquired the 'publishing assets' of Norwich-based William Andrew Publishing for an undisclosed amount. | Press & Sun-Bulletin – 2009-01-21

Mexican Billionaire Invests in Times Company

The New York Times Company approved a $250 million investment late Monday night by the Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim Helú. | New York Times – 2009-01-20

'Rutland Herald,' 'Barre-Montpelier Times Argus' Parent Company Lays Off 14

The company that publishes the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus is laying off 14 people. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-15

British Media Company Sells German Holdings

An unusual foreign foray into the German newspaper business ended Tuesday when Mecom , a British media investment company, sold its German publications in an effort to reduce its debt, The New York... | New York Times – 2009-01-14

Judge rules against Georgia magazine company

California consumers may be able to get their money back from a Georgia-based magazine subscription service under a San Mateo County Superior Court judge's order signed Friday. The order by Judge... | San Jose Mercury News – 2009-01-06

Cygnus CEOs Depart as Takeover of Company Close

Carr Davis and Tony O’Brien, the co-CEOs of troubled Cygnus Business Media, are today officially ending their two-and-a-half-year run as heads of the company, sources told FOLIO: today. An... | Folio Mag – 2008-12-31

Nepalese Maoists Storm Publishing Company Over Critical Stories

Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Activists from Nepal’s ruling Maoist party stormed the headquarters of a publishing company near Kathmandu, assaulting journalists and vandalizing offices in response to... | Bloomberg – 2008-12-22

Publishing company slashes 350 jobs

Publishing and exhibitions group United Business Media is to cut 350 jobs in preparation for a difficult 2009. (12/12/2008 08:33:17) | Yorkshire Post Today – 2008-12-12

Tribune Bankruptcy May Signal Distress for Media-Company LBOs

Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Tribune Co .’s bankruptcy is a bad omen for the almost $90 billion in buyouts of U.S. media companies from 2005 to 2007 that relied heavily on borrowed money and economic... | Bloomberg – 2008-12-10

Textbook-publishing company sees end of outsourcing

Industry changes forced a Sarasota company to move its work force to India. But more changes to come may bring new jobs here. | The Sarasota Herald-Tribune – 2008-12-08

A21, Online Digital-Content Company, Files for Bankruptcy

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- A21 Inc. , an online digital-content company, sought bankruptcy protection from creditors with a plan to sell the U.S. assets of units SuperStock and ArtSelect. | Bloomberg – 2008-12-04

Palm Beach Post publisher moving to parent company

Palm Beach Post publisher Doug Franklin will leave to take a position at the paper's parent company, Cox Enterprises. The company said Wednesday that Alex Taylor, the publisher of the Grand Junction... | Miami Herald – 2008-12-04

Massachusetts company specializes in Mandarin textbooks

Aptius Education, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, has struck a partnership with a Beijing university publisher to distribute Mandarin textbooks and educational materials to colleges in the United... | International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-25

Borders Results Decline; Company Sale Off

Overall sales fell 10% at Borders in the third quarter with comp sales at its superstores down 12.8%. Excluding one-time charges, the company's net loss was close to that of one year ago. Borders... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-11-25

PHMedia bags company of the year award at last ever MetalFX awards

Pre-media specialist PHMedia has scooped the MetalFX Prepress Company of the Year award for the second year running. | PrintWeek – 2008-11-21

New book publishing company to offer more opportunities to authors

Earlier this year, a new Rochester-based book publishing company was created, called Betta Book Publishing, LLC. Betta Book Publishing takes a different approach to the publishing community and... | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – 2008-11-13

Canada's CanWest media company cuts 560 jobs

CanWest Global Communications said Wednesday it plans to cut 560 jobs, or 5 percent of its work force, as the Canadian broadcaster and publisher reduces costs in the slowing economy. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-12

Tribune Company Loses $121 Million

The owner of newspapers including The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune said it lost $121.6 million in the third quarter as newspaper advertising revenue fell. | New York Times – 2008-11-11

Media company IAC posts loss after spinoffs

IAC/Interactive Corp, the Internet media company, posted a third-quarter loss on Wednesday after spinning off four of its key businesses, but better-than-expected revenue helped push its stock... | Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-05

More Layoffs: Hearst Makes Company-Wide Cuts

Less than two weeks after saying it was exploring cost-cutting measures, Esquire publisher Hearst has confirmed that layoffs have been made company-wide. | Folio Mag – 2008-11-05

Law Bulletin Publishing Company's DM2000

Law Bulletin Publishing Company announced today the expansion of its Court Docket Management Program, DM2000® into Will County, Illinois effective today. | R Expands into Will County, Illinois; Law Firms With Cases in Will County ... – 2008-10-13

Digital Publishing Company Zendition Acquired

Digital Publishing company Zendition today was acquired by publishing and database leaders Alex Amoriello and Al Baselice, formally of Automated Resources Group, Inc. | Centre Daily Times – 2008-10-08

Nielsen Considers Company-Wide Editorial Restructuring

Nielsen Business Media is exploring a reorganization of content strategy across its brands company-wide, which could result with a considerable consolidation of editorial staffs, FOLIO: has learned. | Folio Mag – 2008-10-01

Washington Post Company Acquires Foreign Policy Magazine

Newsweek publisher the Washington Post Company today acquired Foreign Policy magazine and its accompanying Web site from Washington, D.C.-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Terms of... | Folio Mag – 2008-09-29

Former Denver Newspaper Agency Exec Starts New Company

The former Senior Vice President of Circulation at the Denver Newspaper Agency Judd Alvord is starting a new marketing services company for the newspaper industry. MG2 Direct will operate out of... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-09-29

The Washington Post Company To Acquire Foreign Policy Magazine

WASHINGTON----The Washington Post Company announced today that it has agreed to acquire Foreign Policy magazine, a two-time winner of the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence. | Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-09-29

Jonathan Tisch launches media ventures company

Walnut Hill Media LLC, which plans to invest in media ventures, announced its launch on Monday -- co-founded by Jonathan Tisch, Chief Executive of Loews Corp's Loews Hotels and Jeffrey Stewart. | Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-09-15

Mexican Billionaire Buys a 6.4% Stake in Times Company

Carlos Slim Helú, the Mexican telecommunications billionaire, and his family have acquired a 6.4 percent stake in The New York Times Company, he revealed in a regulatory filing. | New York Times – 2008-09-11

Jeremy Clarkson made over £300k from Top Gear company

Top Gear merchandise and overseas sales last year generated an £8.6m turnover, £1.8m post-tax profit and around £317,000 for co-host Jeremy Clarkson. By Tara Conlan | Guardian – 2008-09-05

Another Paper Company Increases Prices

Verso Paper has become the latest paper producer to announce price increases for a number of its products. | Folio Mag – 2008-09-03

Start-up company in liquidation 'a victim of its own success'

Start-up printer Four Four Two has gone into voluntary liquidation after being hit for more than £50,000 from a bad debt earlier this year. | PrintWeek – 2008-09-01

Is Google a Media Company?

Knol, Google’s new site where experts share knowledge on a variety of topics, has rekindled fears among some media companies that Google is edging in on their turf. | New York Times – 2008-08-11

Herald News publisher will leave company

JOLIET -- With a new management structure now in place for the Sun-Times News Group's Fox Valley Division, Herald News Publisher and Executive Editor Larry Randa will leave the company effective... | The Herald News – 2008-08-10

Woman sues publishing company, radio DJs

LEBANON, Tenn. - A woman is suing a Lebanon, Tenn., newspaper publishing company and a radio station chain over an ad that she contends falsely claimed she was involved in a broken wedding... | Knoxville News Sentinel – 2008-08-01

Earnings Decline at the Times Company

Earnings for The New York Times Company were flat after one-time gains, and the company announced price increases for its flagship newspaper. | New York Times – 2008-07-24

Quark Acquires Software Company

Quark announced this week that it has acquired Research, a Florida-based software company responsible for the development of an add-in for Microsoft Word which allows for XML authoring.... | Folio Mag – 2008-07-23

Capital kit set for auction as company sale draws blanks

Begbies Traynor has given up hope of selling failed large-format printer Capital as a going concern and is now set to auction off the company's equipment. | PrintWeek – 2008-07-18

Channel 5 is sold to New York media company

A 1-year-old New York media firm won the bidding for Nashville's top television station on Monday in a bet that TV will remain strong in the face of a weak economy and the continued growth of the... | The Tennessean – 2008-07-15

Florida company runs out of 'Chicken Soup'

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., July 13 (UPI) -- Health Communications has stopped publishing the popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" literary series, the Florida publisher's owner says. | UPI – 2008-07-13

Bertelsmann sells North American book club business to U.S. investment company

Bertelsmann AG says it is selling its North American book club business to U.S. private investor Najafi Companies. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-11

Publications International Sells Kids' Unit to Toy Company

RC2 Corp., which produces toys and other products primarily for the preschool market, has acquired the children's publishing group from Publications International for $163 million. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Is Twitter a Newspaper, Or Is It the Phone Company?

Is Twitter a publisher and distributor of information like a newspaper, or is it just a dumb pipe like a telephone network? Lawyers in Australia seem to believe that a case could be made that Twitter... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-21

Amazon takes a company's e-books out of stores after disagreement

When the Independent Publishers Group couldn't come to terms with Amazon, the bookselling giant took 5,000 IPG titles out of their Kindle e-book store. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-23

Zell Company Seeks Part of Any Future Lawsuit Winnings Over Tribune Buyout

Billionaire Sam Zell is demanding a share of any money retirees and other creditors may win in lawsuits or legal settlements over the 2007 leveraged buyout he engineered of newspaper publisher... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-06

BCA parent company enters administration

The catalogue-based bookselling company Book Club Associates has collapsed following the... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-06

Read Fast Company Magazine On Your iPad

Fast Company is now available to read on your iPad.Starting with the March 2012 issue, Fast Company is offering a digital version of each month's print issue on the iTunes App Store and Newsstand.... | Fast Company – 2012-03-07

Bill Gates company starts music service for pros

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates' privately held Corbis, which provides photos and film video for advertisers, is expanding further into entertainment by... | Reuters – 2012-03-07

What To Read On Your New iPad: Fast Company's Retina-Optimized Mark Zuckerberg Cover Story!

The April 2012 issue of Fast Company is now available on the iTunes Store, and it's optimized for reading on the new iPad. The image below shows how much sharper the type looks when viewed on... | Fast Company – 2012-03-27

Bonnier launches Europe acquisitions company

Bonnier has launched a new company, Bonnier Books New Markets, to focus on strategic acquisitions... | The Bookseller – 2012-06-06

How things went bad at GOOD magazine, what’s next for fired staff and the company they left

Max Schorr isn’t interested in engaging in what he calls “he said/she said back and forth” with the former staffers of GOOD, the magazine he cofounded that laid off most of its... | Poynter. – 2012-06-07

News Corp. board backs splitting company's entertainment and publishing businesses

News Corp. board backs splitting company's entertainment and publishing businesses | – 2012-06-28

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch details plans to split company

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch outlined plans to split the media conglomerate's publishing and entertainment operations into two publicly traded companies, a decision he hailed as "the next... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-28

Waterstones' Clark leaves company

Waterstones' operations director Steve Clark has left the company with immediate effect. His... | The Bookseller – 2012-07-12

Media Decoder Blog: Penguin Acquires Self-Publishing Company

The publisher has bought a Bloomington, Ind.-based company called Author Solutions, which so far has attracted 150,000 authors releasing their own books. | The New York Times – 2012-07-19

Self-Publishing Company To Sell for $116M

Today on the Morning Media Menu, we pondered the news that Pearson (the corporate parent of Penguin) will acquire the self publishing company Author Solutions for $116 million. AgencySpy editor... | Media Bistro – 2012-07-19

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