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Media focus on race of new Spider-Man in comic book series

ForbesMatthew Newton rounded up media coverage of the teenage boy who succeeds Peter Parker as the new Spider-Man in Marvel Comics’ “Ultimate” series of comic books. Most reaction, Newton writes,... | Poynter. – 2011-08-06

Yellow Media shares drop on analyst price cuts

TORONTO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Shares of Yellow Media Inc slid again on Friday after analysts cut their price targets on the Canadian phone directory publisher, which is struggling to make a transition... | Reuters – 2011-08-06

Total Media wins account for the Folio Society

The Folio Society has awarded its media account to Total Media, as the 64-year-old publisher tries to overcome the market challenges presented by ebooks. | Media Week – 2011-08-03

How Chartbeat wants to help save the media industry

Chartbeat's Tony Haile says the company created a special version of its real-time analytics service called Newsbeat because it wants to help publishers understand their online businesses better, by... | GigaOM – 2011-07-31

Forbes Media under more financial strain than previously believed

Fortune Nonpublic documents that Fortune magazine obtained reveal that Forbes Media violated covenants on a revolving credit line that it took out in 2006. The loan, which was part of a series of... | Poynter. – 2011-07-29

Ben Webster appointed media editor of the Times

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... | Guardian – 2011-07-28

Report Says Forbes Media Underwent Emergency Restructuring

The list of aggressive private equity investments in publishers that flamed out during the recession is a long one and that list also nearly included Forbes Media, according to an article in the | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-28

AOL’s Reorg: A Mixed Message for Media Buyers?

To hear it from AOL, content and brands are the keys to the company’s comeback strategy. But some in the industry wonder if the company’s new pick to lead ad sales muddies the message. In a memo to... | AdWeek – 2011-07-27

Media debates Booker longlist

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 09:08 The newspapers have offered differing reactions to the Man Booker longlist announcement, made yesterday, with most hailing... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Media Decoder: British Journalist Sells Book on Hacking Scandal

Nick Davies, a journalist who has covered the hacking scandal in Britain extensively for the Guardian, has sold a book about the scandal titled "Hack Attack." | The New York Times – 2011-07-26

Telegraph Media Group ordered to pay damages over Lynn Barber book review

Daily Telegraph publisher ordered to pay £65,000 to author Dr Sarah Thornton after losing libel and malicious falsehood caseTelegraph Media Group, the publisher of the Daily Telegraph, has been... | Guardian – 2011-07-26

Media Decoder: A Lucky Magazine Alliance With Fashion Bloggers

Lucky Magazine has introduced a collaborative venture with 50 bloggers that it is calling the Lucky Style Collective. | The New York Times – 2011-07-23

Forbes Media Makes Minority Investment in Startup of Ex-Fortune Editors

Forbes Media has struck a strategic partnership with Techonomy Media, a new media business founded last year by former Fortune magazine editors and writers David Kirkpatrick, Peter Petre and Brent... | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-21

BREAKING: Schofield Media Shutters U.S. Operations

B-to-B publisher Schofield Media is shutting down its U.S. operations after "unexpectedly" losing its bank financing. | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-20

F + W Media Acquires The Writers Store

Adding to their rapidly expanding portfolio of e-commerce storefronts, F + W Media acquired The Writers Store. Becoming the 26th store under the F + W umbrella, The Writers Store sells third-party... | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-20

Reports: Reader’s Digest, Wenner Media Up For Sale

Reader's Digest Association is on the block, seeking a price of around $1 billion, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which says the company may sell off piece by piece rather than... | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-18

Tribune Media Group's publisher adds title of CEO of parent Tribune Co.'s publishing division.

Tony Hunter, the Chicago Tribune Media Group's publisher and chief executive, has added the title of CEO of parent Tribune Co.'s publishing division. | L.A. Times – 2011-07-18

Glam Media Aiming at Brands with New Model

Glam Media built a big collection of online blogs aimed at women on the premise that by serving up high-quality content, it could appeal to brand advertisers who have shunned lower cost ad networks.... | AdWeek – 2011-07-14

How to Choose and Apply Social Media Tools

Since social media was identified as a relevant tool to the publishing industry, magazine publishers have devoted many resources and an abundance of energy to finding and implementing the best... | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-14

Marvel: Peter Phillips new GM of digital media

(07-11) 13:04 PDT PHILADELPHIA, (AP) -- Marvel Entertainment LLC has named Peter Phillips to help oversee the company's digital publishing, social networking and online presence. The company, whose... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-12

Media Decoder: Prize Patrol Heads Over to AOL

Publishers Clearing House, which is offering "$5,000 every week for life" in its current sweepstakes, will take over the AOL home page on Tuesday with an ad that mimics the company's Prize Patrol van... | The New York Times – 2011-07-12

Media Decoder: Sheila Bair to Write Book on Financial Crisis

Sheila C. Bair, who ended a tumultuous five-year term as chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation this month, has landed a book deal to give her inside account of the financial crisis. | The New York Times – 2011-07-11

Utne Reader launches online magazine curated by social media

FolioUtne Reader, a magazine that highlights the best of independent and alternative press, is combing the social media streams of key “influencers” to produce a digital magazine called Alt Wire.... | Poynter. – 2011-07-08

Media Decoder: Memoir of WikiLeaks Founder Is Tabled

A book deal that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, signed only six months ago has fallen through, according the Guardian. | The New York Times – 2011-07-07

Reuters appoints social media editor

Reuters is stepping up its social media efforts: the news agency named Anthony De Rosa as its new social media editor yesterday. De Rosa is currently a product manager and technologist at Reuters.... | Editors Weblog – 2011-07-07

Utne Reader Launches Social Media Curated Magazine

Utne Reader, a magazine that highlights the best of independent and alternative presses, has launched Alt Wire, a socially curated digital magazine. | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

E.W. Scripps Co. issues Social Media Policy

Romenesko Misc. The publisher of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville News Sentinel, and other newspapers (it owns TV stations, too) tells employees that “while the use of social media... | Poynter. – 2011-06-30

M&A Soars for Digital and Marketing Services While B-to-B Media Deals Plummet

Mergers and acquisitions in the media, information, marketing services and tech sectors in the first half of 2011 may not be matching the breakneck pace of the first half of 2010 (which rebounded 61... | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-30

Media Decoder: Conrad Black, Still in Prison, Finds Publisher for Memoir

The former newspaper baron, serving out a sentence for fraud and obstruction, will publish "A Matter of Principle" in the fall. | The New York Times – 2011-06-30

Media Decoder: Lawrence Steps Down as Norton's Editor In Chief

The longtime editor said that the coming of ebooks played a role in his decision. | The New York Times – 2011-06-30

Moffly Media To Launch New Regional Title

Moffly Media, a regional publisher serving Fairfield County, CT, is launching a new publication called Fairfield Living in November 2011. Set to be a paid publication, the circulation at time of... | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-30

Media Decoder: The Question 'Who Is Herman Cain?' Soon To Be A Book

The Republican candidate has sold his memoir to the conservative imprint of Simon @ Schuster. | The New York Times – 2011-06-29

Media Decoder: Politico Enters E-Book Venture With Random House

Mike Allen. | The New York Times – 2011-06-27

Media Decoder: Using E-Books to Sell More Print Versions

The publisher Algonquin is offering digital books at a discount or free to customers who buy certain trade paperback or hardback books. | The New York Times – 2011-06-27

Desmond sells OK! Magazine in US to Playboy's American Media

Richard Desmond has offloaded the US edition of OK! Magazine to the National Enquirer publisher and manager of Playboy, American Media. | Media Week – 2011-06-24

American Media, Inc. Buys OK! Magazine

After a month of speculation and reports of bids from Time Inc., American Media, Inc. announces it has purchased the U.S. edition of OK! Magazine from Northern & Shell. | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-23

Media Decoder: Spin Magazine Fires Publisher and Editor

The alternative-music magazine has struggled to remake itself after a brief mainstream makeover in 2006. | The New York Times – 2011-06-20

Bell Media Picks Up Options on Novels by Three Canadian Authors

- Bell Media joins forces with renowned Canadian writers William Deverell, Giles Blunt and Robert Rotenberg - | CNW – 2011-06-15

Digital economy or bust: the story of a new media startup – part 22

A surprise phone call rocks a life dominated by eating pizza and playing Libel in pantsAfter the excitement of Britain's Got Talent and the subsequent loss of Sam's car to the pound, this week was... | Guardian – 2011-06-13

Northstar Travel Media Buys PhoCus Wright Inc.

Northstar Travel Media has acquired PhoCus Wright, Inc. a b-to-b information company serving the travel and meetings industries. PhoCus Wright offers the annual PhoCus Wright Conference, which serves... | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-10

In media win, Apple to relax rules for publishers: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc appears to have reversed its guidelines for magazine and newspaper subscriptions purchased in its App Store, in a big victory for publishers who blanched at the... | Reuters – 2011-06-09

Widespread media for Tony Blair paperback

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 09:50 Arrow's release today of Tony Blair's political memoir A Journey with a new introduction has sparked widespread media... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-09

Forbes places social media at heart of business

Mike Perlis, chief executive of Forbes Media, believes the business brand has unlocked a new form of "truly social media" to finally challenge the adage that publishers are obliged to swap print... | Media Week – 2011-06-08

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

Deep-Pocketed Owners Closing Media Outlets In Russia

A number of Moscow-based publications are closing after their owners have seemingly decided that they are no longer willing to cover the losses. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-06-02

Battle Born Media Announces Nevada Newspaper Purchases

Battle Born Media LLC is headed by Sherman R. Frederick, former publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-06-01

Japanese media in the wake of disaster

In the wake of the 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan on March 11 of this year, the Japanese news industry showed resilience and dedication to keeping their readership informed. Initially, newspapers in... | Editors Weblog – 2011-06-01

B-to-B Publishers Say E-Media, Sales Expenses To Increase the Most in 2011

Spending on e-media infrastructure increased for both large and small b-to-b publishers in 2010 and will again in 2011, according to respondents to the 2011 FOLIO B-to-B CEO Survey. Larger publishers... | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-25

Brightcove Strikes Video Syndication Deal with AOL’s 5min Media

Brightcove, an online video platform, and 5min Media, a Web video syndication platform and division of the newly-formed AOL Advertising.com Group, have expanded their partnership. | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-25

New print magazine about social media hits newsstands this summer

Romenesko Misc. Social Media Monthly‘s launch issue is being distributed to attendees of various social media conferences during May and June, and will be appear in retail stores across the country... | Poynter. – 2011-05-25

Conde Nast Targets Non-Media Budgets with Ideactive Unit

Conde Nast has launched a new marketing services division called the Ideactive Unit, which is taking aim at the non-media budgets of current Conde Nast advertisers, as well as new clients. | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-23

A look at the businesses owned by Liberty Media

No company befuddles media analysts like Liberty Media Corp., the conglomerate controlled by John Malone. If its bid for Barnes & Noble Inc. for about $1 billion succeeds, the bookseller would join a... | Boston.com – 2011-05-21

Barnes & Noble gets buyout proposal from Liberty Media

Liberty Media's proposal values the bookseller at about $1 billion. It offers $17 a share in cash for Barnes & Noble, a 20% premium over the closing stock price Thursday.Barnes & Noble Inc. announced... | L.A. Times – 2011-05-20

Liberty Media Bids for Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Inc. said that Liberty Media Corp. has offered to buy the bookseller in a deal valuing it at about $1 billion. Barnes & Noble shares were up 20 percent in after-hours trading Thursday... | AllThingsD – 2011-05-20

Liberty Media Bids for Barnes & Noble [Voices]

Barnes & Noble Inc. said that Liberty Media Corp. has offered to buy the bookseller in a deal valuing it at about $1 billion. Barnes & Noble shares were up 20 percent in after-hours trading Thursday... | AllThingsD – 2011-05-20

Liberty Media makes offer for Barnes & Noble

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 10:11 US bookseller Barnes & Noble has received an offer for the company from Liberty Media, a private investment group. The deal values... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-20

Liberty Media offer gives Barnes & Noble 30% boost

Number of the day 30% That's how much Barnes & Noble stock jumped Friday after Liberty Media offered to buy a controlling stake for about $1 billion. The bookseller, facing stiff competition from... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-05-20

Liberty Media offers $1 billion for Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said John Malone's Liberty Media Corp has proposed buying the largest U.S. bookstore chain for $1.02 billion. | Reuters – 2011-05-20

Malone’s Liberty Media Offers $1 Billion for Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Inc., the bookstore chain that began exploring a possible sale last year, received an offer from John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. to buy the company for about $1 billion in cash. | BusinessWeek – 2011-05-20

Brooke Gladstone's The Influencing Machine: A comic-book manifesto about the state of the American media.

The following comes from Brooke Gladstone's new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, illustrated by Josh Neufeld. Read Gladstone's explanation of the book and a first excerpt... | Slate – 2011-05-19

Food News Media Launches Mobile Magazine, Restaurant Management

Durham, North Carolina-based Food News Media, a b-to-b publisher serving the food and restaurant industry, has introduced Restaurant Management, a mobile magazine targeting full-service restaurateurs... | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-19

Trinity Mirror appoints digital media chief

Chris Ellis will head newly created digital division that includes 3am.co.uk and mirrorfootball.co.ukTrinity Mirror, the publisher of the Daily Mirror, has appointed the former IGN Entertainment boss... | Guardian – 2011-05-17

Booksellers "crucial" to media promotion - BIC

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:30 Booksellers need to be treated as a crucial partner in the process of promoting books through the media or risk looking... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-16

Jane Pratt Named Editor/Creative Director, Style, With SAY Media

Jane Pratt, former editor-in-chief of Sassy and Jane magazines, has been named editor and creative director of style with SAY Media. In this new role, she will be acting as editor-in-chief for... | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-16

Media Decoder: Support for Antipiracy Bill

The bill would allow authorities to seek court orders directing domestic Internet service providers, search engines and others to stop doing business with foreign-owned sites that trade in pirated... | The New York Times – 2011-05-16

Media General Begins Printing Partnership with Premiere Publishing

The Knoxville Journal, a weekly, is to be printed at Media General's Bristol, Tenn., facility. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-16

Australia's Fairfax Media to Cut 82 Fulltime Jobs

The company is pushing ahead with plans to outsource sub-editor and designer positions, despite stop-work meetings held by staffers. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-13

Independent News & Media ad revenue dips 7.9%

Newspaper publisher and radio owner says conditions in Ireland remain 'erratic' but there has been upturn in South AfricaIndependent News & Media has reported a 7.9% fall in advertising revenue for... | Guardian – 2011-05-13

Media Decoder: A Return to Penguin Press for Scott Moyers

Scott Moyers, a top agent at the Wylie Agency, will return to the Penguin Press as its publisher. | The New York Times – 2011-05-11

Media Decoder: Is the iPad Just a New Way to Give Away Magazines?

American publishers have always given away their work in hopes of building up huge audiences that they can sell advertising against. Are they making a mistake in replicating that model on the iPad... | The New York Times – 2011-05-11

Scensta Lands Funding for College Bookstore Media Network

San Diego - Scensta Media Networks, a unit of Crescent House Publishing that provides HD LCD digital media screens for out-of-home advertising, has raised an undisclosed amount of first round... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-11

Media Decoder: Magazines' Top Honors Given Out

New York magazine, National Geographic, Los Angeles magazine and The New York Times Magazine were among the winners of this year's National Magazine awards. | The New York Times – 2011-05-10

Demand Media Sees Q1 Growth, Ups Content Standards

Demand Media released financial results for the first quarter of 2011 Thursday; the company saw gains in revenue and losses from operations in comparison to the same quarter last year. | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-09

The Media Equation: Now to Sell Advertisers on Tablets

Magazine publishers are making plans to be part of, rather than run over by, the digital revolution. | The New York Times – 2011-05-09

Media Decoder: Plaintiffs Drop Suit Over Jimmy Carter Book

A $5 million lawsuit against Simon & Schuster over a book by former President Jimmy Carter was dropped by the plaintiffs on Thursday, three months after it was filed. The plaintiffs in the... | The New York Times – 2011-05-06

Media Decoder: Random House Buys Digital Agency

Random House has acquired Smashing Ideas, a digital media agency, in an effort to strengthen its digital publishing side, the publisher said on Thursday. | The New York Times – 2011-05-05

Media General Begins Printing Partnership with Troup County News

The thrice-weekly publication will now be printed at Media General's Opelika, Ala., facility. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-05

Flipboard & Aggregation Apps: the Future of Mobile Media?

Posted in ArticleI was reading a post over on min Online about magazines and media brands who have, perhaps, given up on trying to lock users into branded mobile content thanks to the rise of apps... | EContent Magazine – 2011-04-29

Media Decoder: Confusion Over a Book About Harper Lee

The author of a forthcoming book about the ever-private Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," insisted on Friday that she had the cooperation of Ms. Lee, two days after Ms. Lee released a... | The New York Times – 2011-04-29

How Traditional Media Companies Should Reshape for the Digital Age

In a white paper titled “The Media Company of the Future: The Revolution Goes On”, consulting firm AMR International Consulting Inc. outlines the steps it says traditional companies must take to... | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-27

Media Decoder: McClatchy Mulls Digital Products

The publisher of The Kansas City Star and The Miami Herald didn't escape the continued downturn in the newspaper business. | The New York Times – 2011-04-26

IPC Media nominated for 15 AOP awards

Guardian News & Media also shortlisted in 14 categories at digital publishing awardsIPC Media, the magazine publisher behind NME and Marie Claire, has scooped 15 nominations for the Association of... | Guardian – 2011-04-21

Nielsen Media and Reed Business Information

The breakup of these former media powerhouses exemplified the industry’s creative chaos: divestment, downsizing and dissolution, followed, perhaps, by opportunity. | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-21

Report: Media M&A in Q1 2011 Surpasses All Individual Quarters in 2010

After a disappointing fourth quarter of 2010 (with $2.4 billion in transaction value) in the media industry, investment bank Berkery Noyes reports an upswing for first quarter 2011, to the tune of... | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-20

Despite Google Changes, Demand Media Foresees Q1 Growth

In a statement released yesterday, Demand Media reaffirms the financial outlook for fiscal year 2011 given on February 22, despite the Google algorithm change which took place in late February. | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-19

Media Decoder: Mortenson Concedes He Conflated Parts of Memoir

The author addressed the "60 Minutes" allegations in an interview with Outside magazine. | The New York Times – 2011-04-19

United Business Media Reports 7.5 Percent Underlying Revenue Growth in Q1 2011

United Business Media (UBM) shared its first quarter report today, with a 13.7 percent increase in total revenue, rising from 2010 first quarter’s $338.74 million to first quarter 2011’s $385.07... | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-19

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

Edgil Associates to Standardize Payment Processing Throughout GateHouse Media, Inc

PCI-certified payment application provides secure, compliant payment transactions at many of its 86 daily publications and hundreds of community publications and local websites. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-15

Specific Media appoints UK publisher services director

Ad network Specific Media has appointed Fox Networks Group's Graeme Lynch as its new UK publisher services director. | Media Week – 2011-04-11

Advantage Business Media Buys "Continuity Insights" Portfolio

Advantage Business Media, a b-to-b publisher targeting the communications, manufacturing, design and science markets, has purchased the assets of Continuity Insights from Gardner Publications. | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-06

Media Cache: Playing Catch-Up in E-Books

Outside the United States, the digital book business is still in its infancy and has problems to resolve before taking off. | The New York Times – 2011-04-04

Quantifying Success in Digital Media

Posted in ArticleEarlier this week, paidContent.org generated a list of 50 companies it guesstimated to be the Most Successful Digital Media Companies in the U.S. Some of the findings were... | EContent Magazine – 2011-03-31

Northcliffe Media sees fall in ad revenues

Daily Mail & General Trust's regional newspaper division saw advertising revenues slump by 12% in the first quarter of 2011Ad revenues at Daily Mail & General Trust's regional newspaper division have... | Guardian – 2011-03-28

Media Decoder: Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's

Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old author who shot to fame by selling more than a million copies of her self-published books, has signed a deal with St. Martin's Press. | The New York Times – 2011-03-24

Active Interest Media Acquires BoatQuest.com

Active Interest Media has acquired BoatQuest.com, adding the online classified page to its portfolio of properties, which includes Yachts Magazine and Show Management. | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-24

Bloomberg L.P. Creates Bloomberg Media Group

Bloomberg announced today that it will launch the Bloomberg Media Group, a media group that pulls together all of Bloomberg’s consumer properties. | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-23

China still restricting foreign media, U.S. complains

U.S. trade and film officials express hope that China will yet comply with a World Trade Organization ruling and allow the distribution of more foreign movies after it misses a March 19... | L.A. Times – 2011-03-23

Dutch Media landscape annual review

The Dutch Media Authority has been publishing an annual Media Monitor since 2002 on on-going trends in the Dutch media landscape. As RNW's Media Network reported, a special edition for an... | Editors Weblog – 2011-03-23

Dorchester Media Puts Remaining Magazines on the Block

After putting select teen and romance titles up for sale last month, New York City-based Dorchester Media has decided to sell the rest of its magazine stable, offering up the eight magazines that... | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-22

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