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Media Decoder Blog: Seeing a Future in Tablets, Magazines Unveil the Digital Newsstand

The New York Times – 2012-04-04

A consortium of publishers wants to offer a full buffet to readers, including big titles like The New Yorker and Time, for a single price.
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South Africa: New Assistant Publisher for New Media Publishing

Jason Curtis has recently been appointed assistant publisher at customer publisher New Media Publishing (NMP). Curtis joins NMP after five years with The Publishing Partnership. | – 1970-01-01

Viz Media Owners Revamp Licensing Unit

Shueisha and Shogakukan—the two Japanese publishers that own the American-based manga publisher Viz Media—have entered into a new partnership to expand the company’s licensing and mechandising... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-25

PwC: Global Media Gains Will Be Built by BRIC

COLOGNE, GERMANY The worldwide media industry will grow an average of 6.6 percent annually to reach $2.2 trillion by 2012, according to a new five-year outlook published Wednesday by... | Adweek – 2008-06-19

FEATURE: Improvements, but still long road ahead for Africa’s independent media

For years, Africa’s independent media have faced a host of challenges, including barriers to freedom of expression, low professional quality and poor business management. But African journalists and... | International Journalists’ Network – 2008-06-16

TC Media acquires Les Éditions Caractère, leader in the supplemental educational publishing market in Québec

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - TC Media is proud to announce that it has acquired the shares of Les Éditions Caractère, the leader in the supplemental educational publishing market in... | CNW – 2012-02-14

Oceanhouse Media talks Dr. Seuss, book-apps and mobile edutainment

But president Michel Kripalani is keen to avoid 'predatory' in-app purchase modelsThere are tens of thousands of smartphone and tablet apps for kids available on the various app stores, but how many... | Guardian – 2012-02-14

Bluff Media Sold to Churchill Downs Inc.

Bluff Media has been acquired by horse racing and entertainment company Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) for an undisclosed amount. | Folio Magazine – 2012-02-15

Media Decoder Blog: HarperCollins Is Said to Acquire Rights to Amanda Knox Memoir

Many in the publishing world were convinced that Ms. Knox's story would be a huge best seller, overcoming concerns that she may not be a sympathetic figure to some of the public. | The New York Times – 2012-02-17

Media Decoder Blog: Release Date Moved Up for Shadid Book

The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, who died Thursday while reporting in Syria, was to have embarked soon on a 20-city tour to promote his new book. | The New York Times – 2012-02-17

Demand Media Sees Record Revenue and Page Views

Online content provider Demand Media has reported record revenues in 2011 and expects further growth over the coming year - despite taking a hit early last year when Google changed its... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-17

Demand Media stock soars as 4th quarter results renew hope

Demand Media's stock soared by more than 30 percent Friday after the online content publisher's fourth-quarter earnings and outlook for this year gave investors hope that it is starting to recover... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-02-18

Uganda: Rowan Emslie - Social Media Evangelist

[Monitor] Rowan Emslie is an intern at ARTICLE 19 in London, a global organisation that advocates for freedom of expression. He is a blogger and social media... | allAfrica – 2012-02-20

Media Decoder Blog: Gannett Pushes Its Pay Wall Plan to Investors

The publisher of newspapers like The Des Moines Register also stressed its sports properties and digital revenue. | The New York Times – 2012-02-23

Media General explores sale of newspapers

(02-22) 15:57 PST Richmond, Va. (AP) -- Newspaper publisher and TV station owner Media General said Wednesday that it is exploring the sale of its newspaper operations, which produce nearly half its... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-23

Express group hired private eye to probe celebs, media rivals

LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The publisher of Britain's Daily Express newspaper paid thousands of pounds in fees to a private detective to dig for information on celebrities, a senior British... | Reuters – 2012-02-23

Asian American Journalists Association Releases Guidelines on Jeremy Lin Media Coverage

Given the media's "Linsanity" surrounding Jeremy Lin, perhaps this was inevitable. Following (justified) outrage over several examples of racially-insensitive coverage of Lin--including a... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-24

IPC Media to relaunch Uncut music magazine

Monthly music magazine Uncut to reprint classic interviews from NME and Melody MakerIPC Media is to raid the NME and Melody Maker archives in a bid to kick start sales of music and film title Uncut,... | Guardian – 2012-02-27

Media Decoder Blog: New Magazine Aims for 'Luxury Customers'

Du Jour, a new digital and print magazine that is expected to be introduced in the fall, will be aimed at 235,000 deep-pocketed readers. | The New York Times – 2012-02-27

Germany's top female journalists call for women quotas in media

Pro Quote campaign demands 30% quota across media as calls for more representative leadership grows in GermanyHundreds of top female journalists in Germany are demanding the introduction of a quota... | Guardian – 2012-02-27

News site says it published name of dead teen because it was already known on social media After a 16-year-old boy died from being struck by a train in Oshawa, Ontario, police withheld his name and the family did not want it publicized. But the Oshawa This Week newspaper... | Poynter. – 2012-02-28

GateHouse Media to use SAXOTECH to Manage Print and Digital Content Across Publishing Platforms

Tampa, Fla. — February 28, 2012 — SAXOTECH, a leader in content management, circulation and advertising technology, today announced GateHouse Media, Inc. (GateHouse Media) has... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-28

Bridge Magazine Content Enhances MLive Media Group's In-Depth Reporting Efforts

Two leading Michigan media organizations announced a new partnership today aimed at bringing additional in-depth news and analysis to statewide readers. Beginning this week, in-depth reports and... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-28

WPP's 24/7 Real Media enters RTB fray

WPP's 24/7 Real Media is entering the real time bidding (RTB) market, integrating it into its proprietary ad management technology Open AdStream for publishers and advertiser clients. | Media Week – 2012-02-29

How To Lose Friends And Alienate Twitter Followers: 5 Stupid Social Media Mistakes

When I interviewed entrepreneur and author Guy Kawasaki recently, I chatted with him at great lengths about his Twitter publishing habits. Take a look at his feed, and every... | Fast Company – 2012-03-01

Selling Social Media

As an element of a marketer’s branding strategy, social media is huge. Some publishers are finding ways to leverage their social graph as a part of their overall marketing package offers to... | Folio Magazine – 2012-03-01

Media Decoder Blog: James Atlas, Veteran Publisher and Author, Will Edit for Amazon

Mr. Atlas follows another New York publishing veteran, Laurence Kirshbaum, in jumping to Amazon, where he will edit a series of biographies. | The New York Times – 2012-03-02

Morning media roundup: News Corp.’s stock went up on hopes papers would get sold

Why did News Corp.’s stock go up after James Murdoch got the hook? Because investors think the move signals the company might sell its British papers, Amy Chozick writes: Wall Street has long... | Poynter. – 2012-03-05

Jonathan Franzen – this time taking on Twitter – heaps more scorn on social media

 'Freedom' author Jonathan Franzen, who has previously disparaged Facebook and e-books, says Twitter 'stands for everything I oppose' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-03-07

New Media and Tech Winning the Viral News War

Some new research sheds light on how social media is currently being used to share news articles from traditional publishers. Newswhip has looked at the number of news stories during January 2012... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-07

Media Outlets in Mexico Call on Authorities to Protect Threatened Journalists at Tijuana Newspaper

A coalition of about 50 media outlets in Mexico published a statement calling on authorities to guarantee safety for journalists of the newspaper Seminario Zeta, which is published in the border city... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-07

Gold Country Media papers free at news racks

The majority of the Placer County newspapers published by Gold Country Media, including the Roseville Press-Tribune, have moved to free newsstand and rack distribution. | SacBee – 2012-03-08

Media Decoder Blog: New Republic Gets an Owner Steeped in New Media

The newest owner of The New Republic magazine is Chris Hughes, a new media guru who co-founded Facebook and helped to run the online organizing machine for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. | The New York Times – 2012-03-09

Andy Healy promoted to publishing director at Immediate Media

Immediate Media has promoted Andy Healy to the position of publishing director, it was announced today (12 March). | Media Week – 2012-03-12

Media Decoder Blog: Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend Signs Book Deal

Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian student who was dating Ms. Knox when they were both charged with murder in 2007, will write his own memoir, for an imprint of Simon & Schuster. | The New York Times – 2012-03-16

American Business Media's 2012 Neal Award Winners

This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline. Business-to-business media were in the forefront on March 16 as American Business Media presented its 58th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards at... | Folio Magazine – 2012-03-19

Consolidated Media wins Tax Office fight

Consolidated Media Holdings will be able to book a $1 billion off-market share buyback. | The Sydney Morning Herald – 2012-03-20

Media Decoder Blog: McClatchy Chief to Lead The A.P.

Gary Pruitt, chairman and chief executive of the newspaper publisher McClatchy Company, becomes the 13th leader of The Associated Press. | The New York Times – 2012-03-22

Independent News & Media report €63m loss

Owner of Belfast Telegraph and newspapers in South Africa and New Zealand hit by events and economy in 2011 pre-tax lossIrish publisher Independent News & Media has reported a pre-tax loss of... | Guardian – 2012-03-22

Telegraph Media Group profits fall 7.5%

Daily Telegraph publisher's year on year profits dip to £54.5m due to digital investment and rising newsprint pricesProfits at Telegraph Media Group fell 7.5% year on year to £54.5m in 2011, as... | Guardian – 2012-03-26

Media Decoder Blog: "50 Shades of Grey" Movie Rights Are Bought by Universal

"Fifty Shades of Grey'' and its two sequels, which became underground sensations and attracted interest from major publishing houses, is headed for Hollywood. | The New York Times – 2012-03-26

New Media Professionals Expect Tablets to Transform the Internet and Traditional Businesses

Austin, TX (PRWEB) — A recent survey conducted by DigiCareers among more than 250 new media professionals reveals that tablets will be transformational -- helping to reshape the magazine... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-28

Media Decoder Blog: Joe Levy Is Appointed Editor of Billboard Magazine

The veteran music journalist Joe Levy will become the new editor, the magazine announced. | The New York Times – 2012-03-29

Media Decoder Blog: Former Goldman Executive Is Said to Complete Book Deal

Greg Smith, the former Goldman executive who wrote a widely read Op-Ed in The New York Times about the changing culture at the Wall Street firm, has reported made a deal with Grand Central... | The New York Times – 2012-03-30

Tips on social media verification and online corrections

Earlier this week I had a great chat about online verification and corrections with Rachel McAthy of You can listen to our talk in this podcast published today. McAthy also... | Poynter. – 2012-03-31

Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines

If you've taken issue with your usual choices for buying magazines on your tablet, be it pay-per-issue or per-subscription, you're not alone. If you'll recall, it was nearly a year ago that Next... | Engadget – 2012-04-04

Disney Interactive Media Group lays off 10 employees

Walt Disney Co.'s struggling games group laid off 10 full and part-time employees. The job cuts Tuesday came in Disney Interactive Media Group's games publishing team, which handles distribution,... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-04

Amazon tax probe in media spotlight

Amazon's tax arrangements are in the spotlight this morning after national newspapers... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-05

Media Decoder Blog: In a Blow to Independent Bookstores, Google to Discontinue Reseller Program

Google said the program, which allowed independent bookstores to sell e-books through their Web sites, was not a success. Bookstores said it was a valuable platform that allowed them to give... | The New York Times – 2012-04-06

Fairfax Media in talks to buy Business Spectator: Reuters

Fairfax Media is in exclusive talks to acquire the publisher of independent news and opinion website Business Spectator, Reuters says. | The Sydney Morning Herald – 2012-04-10

Report: Media/Marketing M&A Up 7 Percent in Q1 2012

The first quarter of 2012 saw a seven percent gain in media and marketing M&A transaction volume from fourth quarter 2011, according to investment advisory firm Berkery Noyes. | Folio Magazine – 2012-04-11

Local Media Association and California Newspaper Publishers Association Form Strategic Partnership

Recognizing that collaboration in the industry has never been more important, the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) has joined forces with the Local Media Association (formerly... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-11

Media Decoder Blog: Bay Citizen Ends Publishing Relationship With The Times

The news organization, which recently merged with Center for Investigative Reporting, said it wanted more outlets for its work. | The New York Times – 2012-04-12

Media Decoder Blog: The New Republic Hawks Access to a 'Once in a Lifetime' Dinner

Readers who subscribe to the magazine by April 22 could be chosen to attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner as a guest of the magazine. | The New York Times – 2012-04-13

Media Decoder Blog: New Republic Cancels Lottery to Attend Washington Dinner

The contest, which would have sent a magazine subscriber to White House Correspondents' Association dinner, was found to violate the association's rules. | The New York Times – 2012-04-14

The Media Equation: Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost

An antitrust suit may provide short-term price reductions on e-books, but once the competition is flattened, Amazon is likely to resume its monopolistic ways. | The New York Times – 2012-04-16

Digital media takes home a Pulitzer

The Huffington Post—and digital media—has won its first Pulitzer Prize. The award went to David Wood, in the category of national reporting, it was announced Monday by Columbia... | Crains New York – 2012-04-17

Media Decoder Blog: Pulitzer Fiction Snub Has Book Publishers Fuming

An unconventional collection of novels failed to generate a consensus among the Pulitzer board members. | The New York Times – 2012-04-17

Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Acquires Rights to James Bond Books

The online retailer acquired 14 titles in the Ian Fleming series featuring the famous British spy, and will release them beginning this summer. | The New York Times – 2012-04-18

Punch Media Wants to Redefine Tablet Advertising

There have been a few stabs at iPad-native newspapers and magazines, with limited success, but the just-released Punch is taking a different tack with its new app. It's more of a collection... | AdWeek – 2012-04-26

The Media Equation: Byliner Takes Bissinger’s E-Book Off Amazon, a digital publishing company, withdrew the e-book “After Friday Night Lights” by Buzz Bissinger from Amazon because of a pricing dispute involving a promotional giveaway. | The New York Times – 2012-04-30

Sun Media Corporation Acquires Pub Extra Magazine

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 -- Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pub Extra magazine, which is distributed monthly... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-01

Bobit Business Media Acquires Newport Business Media

Bobit Business Media, the b-to-b media company specializing in the vehicle-fleet business, announced Tuesday that it has has acquired Newport Business Media, whose brands include Heavy Duty Trucking... | Folio Magazine – 2012-05-02

iOS Rules In Survey of Media Brands

Despite the raw numerical superiority of the Google Android mobile operating system in the U.S. market, traditional media publishers remain wedded to Apple’s iOS for iPhone and iPad.... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-01

Media industry reacts to Sly Bailey's exit

Sly Bailey's exit from her role as chief executive at Trinity Mirror after 10 years at the publisher has surprised few in the industry, as the embattled chief executive has faced mounting criticism... | Media Week – 2012-05-04

Greater Media’s ‘iPad Project’ Improves Ad Sales and Production

As publishers search for solutions to save on resources, the Greater Media Newspaper group, based in central New Jersey, has found an answer right in its own office. Known as the “iPad... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-07

PPA Conference: Create exclusive content for social media, says Elle chief

Tweeting from cover shoots featuring celebrities with huge social media followings could be the future for women's magazines, according to Lorraine Candy, editor-in-chief of Elle magazine. | Media Week – 2012-05-09

Liz Jones misquote sparks Twitter tiff | Media Monkey

Glamour magazine's editor, Jo Elvin, has taken the Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones to task on Twitter for a spot of misattribution. Jones quoted Elvin in Saturday's Daily Mail piece We're proof that... | Guardian – 2012-05-09

Portrait: Punch Media

Since the iPad launch, countless magazines have released apps for the tablet. But many have largely resembled their print counterparts. Rather than emulating print, Punch Media wanted to create... | AdWeek – 2012-05-10

Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Program Offers "Harry Potter" Series to Kindle Owners

Members of the Amazon Prime subscription program will be able to read "Harry Potter'' e-books for free through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, a move intended to encourage consumers to buy Kindle... | The New York Times – 2012-05-10

Children's Media Foundation seeks £30m funding

Campaigning body the Children's Media Foundation has launched an initiative to attract a... | The Bookseller – 2012-05-11

Media Decoder Blog: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Enters Bankruptcy Process

The educational and trade publisher, financially troubled for several years, has agreed with most of its senior lenders and bondholders to a restructuring that would convert existing long-term debt... | The New York Times – 2012-05-11

Media Decoder Blog: Greg Osberg, Publisher of Philadelphia Newspapers, May be Out

Mr. Osberg will be replaced by the current chief operating officer, Robert J. Hall, who will become publisher and chief executive of the Philadelphia Media Network, which owns the newspapers. | The New York Times – 2012-05-12

Osberg to Step Down as Publisher of Philadelphia Media Network

Philadelphia – Greg Osberg, who led The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and out of bankruptcy in 2010 and then led the company’s resale in April, announced today that... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-11

Mexican presidential candidate paid journalists for media 'mentions'

A Mexican presidential candidate paid thousands of pounds to journalists for "mentions" in the media.According to an article in the Mexican newspaper, Reforma, and another in the magazine, Proceso, a... | Guardian – 2012-05-14

Critical Thinking: Should Publishers Mandate Social Media Training For Newsroom Staff?

Q: Do you think editors and reporters should be required to take mandated training sessions on how to set up and use social media accounts?  Grace Dickinson, 21, senior, Temple University... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-07

Amazon consumer book reviews as reliable as media experts

Study shows Amazon reviewers more likely to look favourably on debut authors, while professionals prefer prizewinnersAmazon reviews are just as likely to give an accurate summary of a book's quality... | Guardian – 2012-05-16

Warren Buffett to buy Media General newspapers

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is boosting its bet on the newspaper industry, with a deal to buy the majority of Media General Inc's papers for $142 million in cash, making him... | Reuters – 2012-05-17

AIM Media Texas Announces Acquisition of Texas Newspapers from Freedom Communications

DALLAS, TX, May 18, 2012 – AIM Media Texas, LLC (“AIM” or the “Company”) announced today that it has reached agreement to acquire the Texas print and... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-18

Media Decoder Blog: Foer Returns to New Republic as Editor

Two months after obtaining a majority stake in the magazine, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, is bringing back Franklin Foer as part of an ambitious plan to remake the magazine. | The New York Times – 2012-05-21

The Media Equation: The Atavist Matures as a Publisher and a Platform

The Atavist, which helps produce multimedia storytelling for digital devices, has a content management system that has turned into a business opportunity. | The New York Times – 2012-05-21

Media Decoder Blog: WPP in Microsoft Deal for Digital Ads

WPP, one of the world's largest advertising companies, has entered into a partnership with Microsoft that will allow both of the companies to place and sell digital ads for the brands and publishers... | The New York Times – 2012-05-23

Janet Balis becomes first publisher of Huffington Post Media Group

Janet Balis becomes first publisher of Huffington Post Media Group (Jason Del Ray/Ad Age) | Poynter. – 2012-05-24

Digital media brings erotic books out of the closet

It seems like yesterday that women’s erotica was something to be read in private under the sheets. But no more. With ebooks like ... | Hindustan Times – 2012-05-28

Total Media lands Random House and Transworld Publishers online accounts

Random House Children's Publishers UK and Transworld Publishers have appointed Total Media to handle their online media planning and buying. | Media Week – 2012-05-28

Scout Media hires former Radio Times ad director

Andrew Mercer, former advertising director of the Radio Times, has joined Scout Media, the publisher of Scout London, the new free weekly magazine for London's social life. | Media Week – 2012-05-28

Mrs Rinehart, why did you get into media?

Gina Rinehart's book launch was a love-in for Sydney's business elite, which queued happily to have a brief chat with the mining magnate. | The Sydney Morning Herald – 2012-11-23

Is Forbes the model for a digital-first media entity?

Forbes has been reinventing itself ever since it acquired Lewis DVorkin's media startup in 2010 -- and while there have been some stumbles, the magazine has shown how a traditional media entity can... | GigaOM – 2012-05-30

Media Decoder Blog: The Return of the Oprah's Book Club

After two years, Oprah Winfrey's highly influential book club is being revived, with "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed, as the first selection. | The New York Times – 2012-06-02

Media Decoder Blog: Rielle Hunter to Publish a Memoir This Month

Rielle Hunter, who had an affair with John Edwards and later gave birth to their daughter, has written a book titled "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me.'' | The New York Times – 2012-06-02

Will emphasizing emotion sell more journalism? New, old media vets say yes

Capital New York | The Guardian | The Buttry Diary | The Audacity of Despair | The Anniston Star At Poynter’s TEDx conference last Friday, Jessica Hopper pointed to Spin and... | Poynter. – 2012-06-05

Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Buys Avalon Books, Publisher in Romance and Mysteries

The purchase of the 62-year-old publisher includes more than 3,000 back-list titles, Amazon said. | The New York Times – 2012-06-05

Media Decoder Blog: Attacking Amazon, Authors Group Urges Opposition to E-Book Settlement

The Authors Guild is encouraging its 8,500 members to submit comments against the proposed settlement between the Department of Justice and three large publishers. The settlement, the guild argues,... | The New York Times – 2012-06-05

How Atlantic Media magazines, websites hire for intellect, generosity, digital dexterity

Doctoral students on the fence about pursuing a teaching career may have a future at the Atlantic Media Company. Prior journalism experience or a journalism degree isn’t necessarily required for... | Poynter. – 2012-06-06

Layar Creator sees an interactive future for print media via augmented reality (video)

Heavy hitters across several industries have tried to find the perfect balance between the old and the new to breathe some life into what's been described as a dying medium. Layar "wants to make the... | Engadget – 2012-06-06

Atlantic Media Hires Marketer for Quartz

Quartz, the forthcoming digital business news brand from Atlantic Media, has named a marketing chief to its growing staff. Taylor Gray is the new vp of global marketing; he joins a team that... | AdWeek – 2012-06-07

Media Decoder Blog: Barnes & Noble Argues Book Settlement 'Punishes Consumers'

The bookseller also said that Justice officials did not take the company's objections seriously before the settlement, that they were only "checking the box." | The New York Times – 2012-06-07

Media Decoder Blog: Book That Plagiarized From Wikipedia Is Pulled From Market

An emergency room physician and Wikipedia editor noticed the similarities between an AIDS article and a book on pediatrics. | The New York Times – 2012-06-12

Media Decoder Blog: After Long Resistance, Pynchon Allows Novels to Be Sold as E-Books

Thomas Pynchon, author of “Gravity’s Rainbow” and “The Crying of Lot 49,” characteristically declined to speak about his decision. | The New York Times – 2012-06-13

Media Decoder Blog: Huffington Post Introduces Its Online Magazine

The digital publication, with content distinct from the Web site, is supposed to replicate the Sunday magazine experience. | The New York Times – 2012-06-13

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