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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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Letters: How to break up media power

We welcome Ed Miliband's and John Major's calls for new ownership caps on the media (Miliband calls for News Corp to sell off either the Sun or the Times, 13 June). The need to break up... | Guardian – 2012-06-14

Demand Media CFO Out

Demand Media CFO Charles Hilliard is stepping down. He'll be replaced by Mel Tang, who is currently the Web publisher's SVP of finance. In a press release, Demand said it was also "reaffirming" its... | AllThingsD – 2012-06-15

Huffington: Smart experiment, or old-media mistake?

Huffington Post now looks less like a blog network and more like a traditional media entity, having launched its own weekly digital magazine for the iPad -- but is launching a subscription app a... | GigaOM – 2012-06-15

The Media Equation: Huffington Magazine Continues Digital Media’s Incursion

Arianna Huffington speaking at the party last week for Huffington, the new iPad weekly magazine. | The New York Times – 2012-06-18

Australia's Fairfax to slash newspaper jobs as media landscape shifts

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Fairfax Media , publisher of some of the country's leading newspapers, will overhaul its top mastheads and slash almost one-fifth of its staff, the beginning of a... | Reuters – 2012-06-18

Fairfax to Cut 1,900 Jobs in Restructuring of Media Operations

The struggling conglomerate, which has a 30 percent market share in Australia, publishes The Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review and The Age in Melbourne. | The New York Times – 2012-06-18

Media Decoder Blog: Pearl Buck Novels to Be Published as E-Books

Thirteen novels, including "The Good Earth,'' which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932, will be published in e-book format by Open Road Integrated Media. | The New York Times – 2012-06-18

News Summary: Fairfax Media cutting 1,900 jobs

(06-18) 10:40 PDT , (AP) -- JOB CUTS: Fairfax Media Ltd. will shed 1,900 jobs over three years, almost one-fifth of the Australian publisher's staff. INDUSTRY TRANSITION: Fairfax will also erect pay... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-06-18

Australia gov't fears billionaire's media stake

Australia's government said Tuesday it fears the country's richest person Gina Rinehart plans to use her growing stake in a major newspaper publisher to push her own commercial agenda. | Boston.com – 2012-06-19

Media Decoder Blog: From Penguin, a Plan to Make Its E-Books Available in New York City Libraries

The publisher, in conjunction with city libraries and 3M, will make its books available in e-format, though they will not be available immediately after release. | The New York Times – 2012-06-21

Future of Media is Bright - If You Reinvent to Expand

Magazine company doubles staff, expands across platforms, pursues global markets | CNW – 2012-06-21

Media Decoder Blog: Advertisers Urged to Use More Black Media

The campaign will begin with print advertisements in major newspapers and trade magazines and will expand to include social media and direct outreach to marketers. | The New York Times – 2012-06-25

Australian Billionaire Threatens to Dump Fairfax Media Stake

HONG KONG — The Australian mining billionaire Georgina Rinehart has threatened to sell her recently acquired 19 percent stake in Fairfax Media, sending shares in the Australian publisher... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-06-26

Media giant News Corp. considering breakup

News Corp. is considering a breakup that would put its 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News Channel in one company and its newspapers and book publishing assets in... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-27

Media Decoder Blog: News Corporation Announces Split

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive, confirmed Thursday that the company was spinning off its publishing division. He defended his newspaper assets, vowing to "unleash their real... | The New York Times – 2012-06-28

Media Decoder Blog: Even if News Corp. Divides, the Murdochs' Control Is Undiluted

Critics of the company's dual-class share structure, which gives the Murdoch family 40 percent voting control, registered their concerns that nothing would change if the company split into... | The New York Times – 2012-06-29

Media Decoder Blog: Seventeen Reclaims Readers Who've Moved On to College

The magazine is finding ways to address young women's interests not just in high school, but college as well. | The New York Times – 2012-07-02

Media Decoder Blog: Anderson Cooper Says, ‘The Fact Is, I’m Gay’

In an e-mail to the blogger Andrew Sullivan, which he agreed could be published, the CNN anchor writes that by trying to keep his sexual orientation private, "I have given some the mistaken... | The New York Times – 2012-07-02

Media Decoder Blog: Sports Illustrated to Start Monthly TV Show With NBC

Starting July 24, the magazine will join with NBC to present a new sports program, with many of the stories featuring tie-ins to articles in the magazine. | The New York Times – 2012-07-02

Flipboard Rival: New York Times Deal is Good News for the Media Industry

Publishing giants The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal firmed up exclusive deals with Flipboard and Pulse earlier in the week for exclusive content to go out to these third-party mobile... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-02

Media General to Record Charge on Sale of Newspapers

(Reuters) - Broadcaster and publisher Media General Inc said it will record a charge of $105 million to $115 million in the second quarter following the sale of some of its newspapers.   Media... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-02

Media Decoder Blog: After Petition Drive, Seventeen Magazine Commits to 'Show Girls as They Really Are'

The online petition, organized by 14-year-old Julia Bluhm, had collected tens of thousands of signatures. The editor of Seventeen, Ann Shoket, said the magazine would "never change girls' body or... | The New York Times – 2012-07-03

Media Decoder Blog: Old 'Sleeping Beauty' Erotic Novels Capitalize on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Popularity

Anne Rice's "Sleeping Beauty" trilogy, published in the 1980s under a pen name, is being rereleased this week. | The New York Times – 2012-07-09

Media Decoder Blog: New York Magazine to Expand The Cut Blog

Seeing growth online, executives aim to increase coverage and attract a bigger audience. | The New York Times – 2012-07-09

Media Decoder Blog: Spin Magazine Is Sold to Buzzmedia, With Plans to Expand Online Reach

The sale to Buzzmedia, a portfolio of music and celebrity Web sites, calls into question Spin's future as a print publication. | The New York Times – 2012-07-10

Media Decoder Blog: Teenage Girls Lobby Teen Vogue Magazine Over Depiction of Women

Echoing a similar campaign against Seventeen magazine, girls are asking Teen Vogue not to alter a model's body or face and to "celebrate beauty in all its forms.'' | The New York Times – 2012-07-12

Media Decoder Blog: Blind Chinese Rights Activist Is Writing a Memoir

Chen Guangcheng, whose nighttime escape and conflict with the Chinese government led to a diplomatic crisis for the United States last spring, is writing a memoir to be published next year. | The New York Times – 2012-07-18

Media Decoder Blog: Survey Shows Growing Strength of E-Books

The e-book format became the most popular one for adult fiction in 2011, surpassing hardcover books and paperbacks, according to an annual survey. Net revenue from e-book sales over all more than... | The New York Times – 2012-07-18

Why Piano Media is worth watching

European paid-content company Piano Media announced Wednesday it is launching in Poland and has signed up 42 publishers. Poland, with 38 million people, is Piano’s biggest market by far;... | Poynter. – 2012-07-19

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

Say Media raises $27 million funding round

Digital publishing company Say Media, which is home to brands like ReadWriteWeb and Remodelista, has raised $27 million in funding. The company will use the funding to acquire more brands and expand... | GigaOM – 2012-07-19

When social media becomes a book

A snapshot of New Zealand as captured by exchanges on social media has been fixed in time - on paper. | Stuff – 2012-07-20

Media Decoder Blog: After Public Comments, Justice Department Defends Action Against Publishers

After receiving 868 comments since it filed suit against Apple and five publishers in April, the government said it had "provided an effective and appropriate remedy'' for the alleged antitrust... | The New York Times – 2012-07-23

Media Decoder Blog: The Final Bell Rings for Weekly Reader, a Classroom Staple

The current-events magazine for children was best known for its popular, and highly accurate, presidential poll. | The New York Times – 2012-07-25

paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

Remember when Friendster was the hot social network, publishers doubted that ebooks would ever sell, and Netflix thought DVDs in red envelopes was the future? We do -- that was that state of digital... | GigaOM – 2012-07-25

Media Decoder Blog: Diller Discusses Newsweek's Future as a Primarily Online Publication

In an earnings call with analysts, Barry Diller said of the magazine, "The transition to online from hard print will take place." He added, "We're examining all our options." | The New York Times – 2012-07-25

Media Decoder Blog: Tina Brown on 'Scaremongering' and Newsweek

The editor of Newsweek Daily Beast wrote to reassure staff members after comments by Barry Diller about the future of a print version of the magazine. | The New York Times – 2012-07-26

An attack on WikiLeaks is an implicit attack on media

You don’t have to embrace Julian Assange as a kindred spirit to believe that what he did in publishing those cables falls under the protection of the First Amendment. –Former NYT executive... | AllThingsD – 2012-07-26

Media Decoder Blog: Michelle Obama shares space on the current cover of Parenting magazine with a spicy headline.

Tips on diet and nutrition? Intended message. How to spice things up in the bedroom? Accidental placement. | The New York Times – 2012-07-26

Dwell’s Multi-Pronged Media Strategy

As print continues to decline and digital often struggles to live up to the hype, events are offering higher profits than print and, for many publishers, far higher revenues than digital. Luxury... | Folio Magazine – 2012-07-26

Media Decoder Blog: Spin Announces Layoffs and Drops Nov./Dec. Issue

The new owner of Spin magazine announced layoffs and canceled the November/December issue, putting the publication's print future in doubt. | The New York Times – 2012-07-30

Time To Unpackage: Publishing In The Age Of Social Media

Social media is young and its impact on news publishing is still unfolding. It’s unlikely that sharing and commenting will be the only major trends to emerge from the social revolution.... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-30

Jonah Lehrer: some blame media adoration for his fabrications

'Imagine' author Jonah Lehrer admitted in a statement that he made up remarks attributed to Bob Dylan. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-01

Media Decoder Blog: Murdoch’s Tablet Daily Plans Layoffs

The Daily is published as an app for iPads. Subscribers pay by the week or the year. | The New York Times – 2012-08-01

Kansas Weekly Newspaper Bought by Main Street Media

LINDSBORG -- After 11 years at the helm of The Lindsborg News-Record, editor John Marshall and his wife and the newspaper's publisher, Rebecca Rice, no longer own the weekly paper, starting... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-01

Downtown Manhattan Weekly Newspapers Sold to Jennifer Goodstein, NYC Community Media LLC

New York, N.Y., July 31, 2012 – The award-winning group of downtown Manhattan weekly newspapers owned by Community Media LLC have been sold by longtime publisher John Sutter to Jennifer... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-01

Lindsborg Newspaper Bought By Kansas-Based Media Group

LINDSBORG -- After 11 years at the helm of The Lindsborg News-Record, editor John Marshall and his wife and the newspaper's publisher, Rebecca Rice, no longer own the weekly paper, starting... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-02

Mobile Media Strategies: Three Device-Led Revenue Models For Publishers

What does mobile publishing mean to you? A nice-to-have content channel, an addition to print and desktop publishing, or an entirely new revenue model? For many it's all of those things - but... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-02

Media Decoder Blog: Women's Magazines Lead Overall Decline in Newsstand Sales

Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker all slipped by double-digit percentages. Overall circulation showed a slight decline. | The New York Times – 2012-08-08

Arrested photographer: Police ‘were violent toward the media’

New York magazine Robert Stolarik, the freelance photographer who was arrested in New York City on Saturday night, says he was falsely charged with obstructing government administration and resisting... | Poynter. – 2012-08-08

Media Decoder Blog: Time Magazine Suspends Fareed Zakaria for Plagiarizing

Fareed Zakaria in May at Harvard University, where he received an honorary degree. | The New York Times – 2012-08-11

The Media Equation: Wondering How Far Magazines Must Fall

A recent cover of Newsweek magazine. In the fight for the American consumer, magazines are losing. | The New York Times – 2012-08-13

Media Decoder Blog: Bird Talk to Stop Print Magazine and Shift to Web Only

The September issue of Bird Talk is the last to appear in print, leaving disappointed subscribers only with BirdChannel.com as the way to read the publication's information on all types of birds. | The New York Times – 2012-08-13

Media Decoder Blog: As Bird Talk Flies Off, a Question: What Magazine Do You Miss Most?

Prompted by the end of publication Bird Talk, with its small but devoted audience, a question for readers: What was your most bittersweet magazine loss? | The New York Times – 2012-08-13

Google acquires media companies without becoming one

Forbes | LA Times | Wall Street Journal Google is “unarguably a media company” following its acquisition of travel-guide publisher Frommer’s, Jeff Bercovici writes.... | Poynter. – 2012-08-15

What Media Pros Need to Know about Medium

Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu was TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin (pictured) discussing the launch of Medium, a publishing platform from the co-creators of Twitter. We talked about how... | Media Bistro – 2012-08-15

Thrillist Media Group Raises Serious Cash

With the announcement of its $13.1 million series A funding round, the men's lifestyle media group Thrillist has a reason to start happy hour early this Friday. Often labelled as a "Daily... | AdWeek – 2012-08-18

Why Increased Competition for Marketing Spend is Bad News for Print Media

The newspaper business’s reliance on the industrial machine of printing and distributing is often understated. It’s a delicate ecosystem that can have a real effect on publisher... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-24

MPA Study: Social Media Enhances Magazine Consumption, Engagement for Millennials

  In a new study produced by the MPA, the Association of Magazine Media, and research firm GfK MRI, data reveals that Millennial magazine media readers aged 18 to 34 believe that technology has... | Folio Magazine – 2012-08-27

Bauer Consumer Media's pre-tax profits drop 9.5% to £57.3m

Annual pre-tax profits at the magazine company behind Grazia and Zoo were down 9.5% to £57.3m in 2011 after a £17.7m drop in revenues. | Media Week – 2012-09-05

German media giant to grab ACP

Debt-laden broadcaster Nine Entertainment confirms the sale of its magazine portfolio to the privately owned Bauer Media Group. | The Sydney Morning Herald – 2012-09-05

The Growth of a Regional Magazine Company: Open Sky Media

After the acquisition of San Antonio, Austin Monthly and Austin Monthly Home, Hadley Capital, a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts,... | Folio Magazine – 2012-09-04

Manhattan Media hits the block

Manhattan Media, publisher of local weeklies Our Town and The West Side Spirit whose CEO Tom Allon is running for mayor, is on the block, according to two people with knowledge of the... | Crains New York – 2012-09-12

French Media Sites Demand Google Pay for Using Their Content

Publishers want a slice of Google ad revenue. France's major online newspaper publishers have called for a new legislation which will ensure internet search engines including Google have to pay... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-12

Gallup: Americans mistrust media more than ever

Gallup Sixty percent of Americans said they trust the mass media “Not very much” or “Not at all,” a Gallup survey published Friday says. That’s the highest percentage... | Poynter. – 2012-09-22

YUDU Media plans education push with new service

YUDU Media is to make a push into the education market with the launch of YUDU Education, a new... | The Bookseller – 2012-09-24

Berkshire reports 17 pct stake in Media General

Sept 24 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported that it owns a 17 percent stake in U.S. broadcaster and publisher Media General, as the conglomerate continues to boost its... | Reuters – 2012-09-25

Egmont partners with DHX Media

Egmont UK is embarking on a drive to secure creative partnerships with children's... | The Bookseller – 2012-09-25

DHX Media and UK childrens publisher announce partnership

HALIFAX, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX ticker: DHX), a leading independent international producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content, is pleased to... | CNW – 2012-09-25

Funded By $22M From Publishers, Wanderful Media Reinvents The Newspaper Circular

A startup called Wanderful Media wants to find a place for circulars (those printed flyers full of the latest deals and coupons) in the digital world. Circulars have long been a staple of printed... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-25

Vogue papers over the cracks after interior designer blunder | Media Monkey

Monkey's correction of the year (so far) comes from Vogue. "Editor's note," it begins. "In the September profile of Chelsea Clinton, "Waiting in the Wings", by Jonathan Van Meter, Dan Baer was... | Guardian – 2012-09-26

Five reasons why media companies should pay attention to The Atlantic

While it has gotten attention recently for the launch of its new online business offering, The Atlantic magazine has been making a lot of innovative and interesting moves in transforming its business... | GigaOM – 2012-09-27

Pratchett sets up own multi-media company

Bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett has set up his own multimedia production company,... | The Bookseller – 2012-10-01

AIM Partners With Restore Media

Active Interest Media (AIM) and Restore Media have agreed to partner in production of their historic home and building brands, the companies announced today. AIM  | Folio Magazine – 2012-10-09

Complex Media Launches Alternative Food Media Site

Complex Media, a trend-spotting network of style, sports and entertainment media aimed at 18-34 year old males, has now entered the food space with the launch of FirstWeFeast.com. | Folio Magazine – 2012-10-11

Ten years that shook the media world, but legacy media are still relevant, Reuters Institute report finds

What have been the biggest changes in the media over the last ten years? Will the Internet be held responsible for killing the newspaper? Did a new fragmented audience determine the end of the mass... | Editors Weblog – 2012-10-15

Larry Flynt to Buy New Frontier Media

Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt is adding to his adult-entertainment empire, agreeing to acquire publicly traded pay-per-view movie distributor New Frontier Media for about $33 million. | The Wall Street Journal – 2012-10-16

A cautionary tale for journalists in the social media age

The suspension of New York Times columnist Andrew Goldman after posting offensive comments on Twitter has once again focused debate on the practicality or otherwise of social media ‘codes of... | Editors Weblog – 2012-10-18

Google Threatens French Media With Search Engine Ban

Yesterday will not be remembered as a great day in Google's history. As well as the vertiginous stock slide, which sliced 9% off its share value before trading was halted for a couple of hours, the... | Fast Company – 2012-10-19

'New York Times' Site in Portuguese Will Respect Brazil's Media Law, Says Publisher

"The New York Times" site in Portuguese, scheduled for launch in the second half of 2013, must comply with the laws of Brazil. "Absolutely," said the newspaper's publisher and... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-19

Google Threatens to Drop Links to French Media Sites

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Should search engines like Google have to pay publishers like newspapers for linking to their content? France says yes, Google says no -- and it's prepared to go nuclear on... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-22

European Commission : 10 Facts About Media and Content Industries

10 facts about media and content industries 1. Digitization has increased book sales. Expenditure on electronic books almost doubled each year in 2006-2010 but still amounts to only 3% of global... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-25

Village Voice Media Again Sues Over the Phrase, 'Best Of'

The Phoenix-based publisher, which previously tangled with "Time Out New York" and Citysearch.com, is suing Yelp for trademark infringement | BusinessWeek – 2012-11-02

As Bloomberg endorses Obama, a chance to reimagine media endorsements

Bloomberg View | Groundswell | Slate New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama, published in Bloomberg View Thursday, carries the weight of both his office... | Poynter. – 2012-11-02

VHS and Vinyl: Why People Love Retro Media

The PBS Off Book series interviews creators and collectors about their favorite analog formats.  | The Atlantic – 2012-11-07

Federated Media Shutters Its Direct Sales Business

In what could presage a foundational shift in the online advertising landscape, Federated Media Publishing will shut down its direct sales business, i.e. the division charged with selling standard... | AdWeek – 2012-11-09

American City Business Journals buys Boston’s Streetwise Media

American City Business Journals of Charlotte, N.C., has acquired the Boston online news start-up Streetwise Media Inc., which is best known for its website Bostinno.com that covers the area’s... | Boston.com – 2012-11-17

American City Business Journals Acquires Streetwise Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American City Business Journals, the nation's largest print and online publisher of local business news, has acquired Streetwise Media, a... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-11-16

Have Publishers Let Competitors Position Their Media?

Publishers need to change the label from "paid media" to "third party media." | Folio Magazine – 2012-11-21

GateHouse Media Continues Expansion of Online Private Ad Exchange

NEW YORK – (November 15, 2012) – GateHouse Media, a leading multimedia company providing news and information to local communities, today announced the addition of 15... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-11-20

Next-Gen Eye Track Gear Targets Local Media

Publishers looking to prove that eyeballs really are glued to their online ads and pre-roll may have a new metric to make their case. Eye tracking technology, once a cost-prohibitive tool for only... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-11-26

Atlantic Media Tries Turning Twitter Into a Bigger Ad Platform

Atlantic Media is taking publishers' latest stab at making social media good for something besides gaining traffic. The company -- whose properties include The Atlantic, Quartz and National... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-11-29

News Corp.'s new media co. to be named Fox Group

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. said Monday that its new publishing company will keep the News Corp. name, while its separate media and entertainment company will be renamed Fox Group. | Boston.com – 2012-12-03

Guardian News & Media Plans to Shed 68 Editorial Posts

Guardian News & Media, the publisher of the Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk, has informed staff of plans to cut nearly 70 editorial posts as its seeks to save £7m. GNM, which... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-12-07

Should Book Editors Be Involved in Social Media Engagement?

The cry has gone out that publishers need to engage more with readers. Who is the right person for the job? Editors? Marketers? Or should it be the authors? | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-10

Content delivery booms: Outbrain buys firm that brings media to brands

Brands like shoe stores and banks need quality content to feed their growing social media following. This has led to the rise of middlemen who pair non-media companies with publishers who can license... | GigaOM – 2012-12-12

What we’ll see in 2013 in digital media

What does next year have in store for the digital content business? Our media team offers some predictions, from cord cutting and apps to self publishing and paywalls. | GigaOM – 2012-12-12

For Publishers, Social Media Still Stingy on Monetization

Atlantic Media this month plans to introduce a new opportunity to its clients: Twitter ads. The publisher will be able to target advertiser messages in several Twitter apps to @TheAtlantic's... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-12-17

TC Media Brings Four Leading Magazine Titles to Newsstand

iPad Editions of Canadian Living, Coup de pouce, Elle Canada and ELLE Qu̩bec Now Available MONTREAL and TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - TC Media is happy to announce that iPad editions... | CNW Р2012-12-19

Britain's Pearson to invest $89.5 mln in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media

Dec 28 (Reuters) - British education and media publisher Pearson Plc said it will buy a 5 percent stake in Barnes & Noble Inc's digital Nook and college bookstore businesses for $89.5 million. | Reuters – 2012-12-28

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