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Ex-media mogul Conrad Black to be freed on bond

Reuters – 2010-07-19

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Convicted former media mogul Conrad Black will be released from prison on bond pending the outcome of his appeal, following a favorable U.S. Supreme Court decision on a law used...

Media Equation: Why Apple Blinked

New York Times – 2010-07-19

Steve Jobs was critical of the media for exaggerating iPhone 4's problem, but he couldn't criticize Consumer Reports.

The Media Equation: The Antenna Uproar: No Hair Shirt for Jobs

New York Times – 2010-07-19

Steve Jobs will be giving out bumpers and cases for the iPhone 4. And in case you missed it, he doesn’t exactly have a crush on reporters.

Print Media Icons Are Falling Under Digital Wave

Yahoo – 2010-07-16

With online media slowly gaining ascendency over print media and attempting to snatch the lion’s share of ad-revenue, the print media is losing its hallowed icons. Business Week and News Week two...

Media mogul Black fights $71M tax bill

Yahoo – 2010-07-15

The Internal Revenue Services has sent imprisoned media baron Conrad Black, former owner of the Sun-Times, a $71 million bill, claiming he filed no U.S. tax returns from 1998 to 2003 and paid zero...

Hindustan Media IPO issue price 166 rupees/shr

Yahoo – 2010-07-14

MUMBAI, July 15 (Reuters) - Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd, a unit of HT Media , has fixed the issue price of 166 rupees a share for its 2.69 billion rupees initial public offerring (IPO), it said in...

Up Close: A New-Media Mogul and Social Butterfly

New York Times – 2010-07-14

Rex Sorgatz is a budding mogul of the city’s new-media fishbowl — a hybrid digital strategist, marketing guru and social media consultant rolled into one.

Score Media Continues Robust Growth in Q3 Revenue and EBITDA

Yahoo – 2010-07-14

Score Media Inc. today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended May 31, 2010:

Media should include more positive messages about the internet, says new campaign

Yahoo – 2010-07-12

The media industry has been challenged with portraying a more positive message about internet use in a new campaign to get the UK population online. In a mission statement, Manifesto for a Networked...

Media advertising up in Asia Pacific

Yahoo – 2010-07-11

SYDNEY: Driven by strong economic performances and rapidly improving consumer confidence levels in the first quarter of 2010, media advertising activity across 12 Asia Pacific markets surged by 18...

Media moguls predict slow economic recovery

Yahoo – 2010-07-11

Lingering anxiety over the state of the economy colored the proceedings at the annual Sun Valley media and tech mogul gathering, which wrapped during the weekend.

Italian Media Begin Strike to Protest Berlusconi's `Gag Law' on Wiretaps

Bloomberg – 2010-07-08

Italian media began a strike to protest Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ’s bill to limit news coverage of criminal probes that involve police wiretaps.

Generating media coverage of End to End challenges becomes 'a slog'

BBC – 2010-07-05

Generating media interest in John O'Groats to Land's End charity attempts is getting tougher, say those involved.

Guardian Media Appoints Andrew Miller As New CEO

Fox Business – 2010-07-05

Guardian Media Appoints Andrew Miller As New CEO

Guardian Media confirms Miller as replacement for McCall

Independent – 2010-07-05

Guardian media Group (GMG) has promoted an internal candidate to replace its chief executive Carolyn McCall, who moved to the budget airline easyJet last month.

Hindustan Media to raise $10 mln from anchor investors

Yahoo – 2010-07-05

MUMBAI, July 5 (Reuters) - Hindustan Media Ventures, a unit of newspaper publisher HT Media , has allocated nearly $10 million worth of shares to seven anchor investors as part of its $58 million...

Ex-Doubledown Media President Faces $100M Lawsuit Over Book

Folio Mag – 2010-07-02

Randall Lane, the former president of failed Doubledown Media, is facing a $100 million lawsuit after claims in his new book suggest shady business practices by a former partner: baseball star,...

Media M&A ‘Heats Up’ Through First Half

Folio Mag – 2010-06-30

After the media market largely dried up last year, 2010 so far is proving to be much more active. According to media industry investment bankers the Jordan, Edmiston Group, 445 transactions were...

Shed Media confirms talks with Time Warner

Reuters – 2010-06-21

BANGALORE (Reuters) - British television production company Shed Media on Monday confirmed it was in offer talks with Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, a unit of Hollywood media group Time Warner .

Media Square Gets New Three-Year, GBP26.6 Million Banking Facility

Fox Business – 2010-06-21

Media Square Gets New Three-Year, GBP26.6 Million Banking Facility

Liberty Media to split off Capital and Starz units

Reuters – 2010-06-21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Liberty Media Corp, the media conglomerate controlled by mogul John Malone, said on Sunday it plans to spin-off two of its units -- investment arm Liberty Capital and pay TV and...

Lee Hyo-ri's Mnet Media to sue song writer for fraud

Yahoo – 2010-06-21

After admitting that some of Lee Hyo-ri's latest songs were not original, Lee's company Mnet Media said it will sue the writer of those songs for fraud, local news reports said.

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

Daily News – 2010-06-17

Thursday's announcement that Vogue's publisher would leave Cond Nast had industry insiders talking.

Media General expects rise in 2Q revenue

Yahoo – 2010-06-16

Newspaper and TV station owner Media General Inc. said Wednesday that it expects to show an uptick in revenue for the first time in more than a year when it reports second-quarter results next...

US author says China media can't cover Google book

AP – 2010-04-08

AP - The author of a new book about Google will not promote it in China next month because he says the government is restricting the Chinese media's writings about the company since it moved its...

'USA Today' Partners with Demand Media

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-08

USA Today has entered an agreement to use Demand Media's content to power the Nation's Newspaper travel site. A new section was created called Travel Tips that provides readers with "how to" type of...

Media General To Consolidate Copy and Page Design at 3 of its Largest Metros

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-07

Media General is consolidating copy and page design functions at three of its metros, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch and Winston-Salem (N.C) Journal expecting to save...

GossRSVP Media Link Service Now Available Globally

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-06

Goss International announced that its GossRSVP Media Link Service is now available globally for businesses that want to create Internet mobile media to engage consumers via non-proprietary 2-D quick...

F+W Media Signs with Apple

Publishers Wekly – 2010-04-05

F+W Media has signed with Apple and has added 50 titles to the...

DealFlow Media Buys Select Doubledown Media Assets

Folio Mag – 2010-04-02

DealFlow Media Acquisitions Inc., a provider of independent research and analysis of alternative assets markets, has acquired certain assets of Doubledown Media, including customer lists for former...

American Media Returns to MPA

Folio Mag – 2010-03-31

Score another one for Magazine Publishers of America, which announced today that American Media Inc. has rejoined the association.

New code of conduct ends Australian media row

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-30

Media groups and Australian sports bodies signed a code of conduct on Tuesday aimed at ending years of disputes and boycotts over press coverage of major sporting events.

Sports want more media coverage

Perth Now – 2010-03-30

SPORTS fans will receive better coverage after a landmark agreement was struck between media companies and sporting organisations.

China jails nine reporters over pre-Olympic cover-up: media

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-30

A court in China has jailed nine journalists for taking bribes to cover up a deadly mining accident, state media said Tuesday, referring to a disaster that occurred before the Beijing Olympics.

Banker Joins Merging Minnesota Media as CFO

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-30

Former Waseca, Minn., newspaper carrier and local banker Robert Mittelstaedt has been named chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary of family-owned Huckle Publishing, which merges tomorrow...

China bans media from reporting on 18 subjects

rediff.com – 2010-03-29

"China has prohibited the Chinese media from reporting on 18 subjects, including yuan revaluation, corruption and problems in Tibet and the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region," the Japanese daily...

Vatican attacks media over abuse

BBC News – 2010-03-26

The Vatican attacks the media over charges that Benedict XVI did not do enough about a US priest accused of abuse.

Eighth Annual Mobile Media Day for Publishers Set for April

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-26

The 8th Mobile Media Day, which exclusively covers publishing companies' mobile business opportunities, will challenge the notion that market growth can only be driven by entertainment and games,...

Fiji extends media censorship

ABC via Yahoo!7 News – 2010-03-25

Fiji's military-backed government has extended the regulations used to censor the country's media until the end of April.

Vatican says media in "ignoble attempt" to smear pope

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-25

The Vatican on Thursday angrily attacked the media over its reporting of sexual abuse of children by priests, saying there was an "ignoble attempt" to smear Pope Benedict "at any cost."

$10.5 million U.S. media project aimed at local news gap

Reuters – 2010-03-25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting launched a $10.5 million project on Thursday to increase regional reporting, filling a growing gap due to cutbacks in the news...

China issues media rules for stories on Google

CNET – 2010-03-25

Government distributes specific instructions on how media companies should report on Google's decision to move search operations to Hong Kong to bypass censorship laws.

China state media says Google 'is not god'

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-24

China's state media on Wednesday slammed Google after it effectively shut down its Chinese search engine, saying the US Internet giant was "not god" and accusing it of working with US intelligence.

Glacier Media to Print 'Globe and Mail' in Prairie Provinces

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-24

Glacier Media Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, states in its year-end report released this week that it will print copies of The Globe and Mail for distribution in Saskatchewan...

China state media: Google decision 'totally wrong'

CNN – 2010-03-23

China state media said Google's decision to quit censoring its China Web site "violated its written promise" and was "totally wrong."

Smartphone, iPad Apps from ppi Media

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-23

Manroland AG subsidiary ppi Media now offers smartphone and iPad applications among its standardized apps developed as modules for ppi solutions and its customized business-to-consumer apps for...

Nation Media to Trade Stock in Tanzania and Uganda, Nation Says

Bloomberg – 2010-03-23

March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Nation Media Group Ltd. will list its shares on stock exchanges in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda in addition to its current listing in Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper said,...

Affiliated Media is out of bankruptcy protection

AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-22

Affiliated Media Inc., the privately held publisher of the San Jose Mercury News and 53 other daily newspapers, said Monday it has officially emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Agfa Releases Apogee Media 6.0

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-22

Agfa Graphics has released Apogee Media 6, which includes an interactive flatplan that allows users to drag and drop pages and click through to other modules of the editorial workflow, affording...

Philadelphia Media Chief Wins Key Legal Victory

New York Times – 2010-03-22

Brian Tierney, the chief executive of the bankrupt Philadelphia Media Holdings , won a major court victory on Monday, keeping alive his bid to maintain local control of the papers and keep a group...

Chinese media chastise Google over threat to leave

AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-22

China's state-controlled media intensified criticism of Google on Monday, accusing the U.S. company of playing politics by threatening to shut down its China-based search engine.

China state media step up rhetoric against Google

CNN – 2010-03-22

Chinese state media launched a fresh volley of articles attacking the "politicization" of Google after media reports suggest the Internet giant may soon officially pull out of China.

'Pansexual' Editor Neal Boulton Joins OK! Magazine UPDATE: Not Really [Media]

Gawker – 2010-03-21

# media The " self-promoting pansexual former gay magazine editor ," who claims he quit Men's Fitness when bosses forced him to put Tiger Woods on the cover as part of a shady deal to cover up his...

New Zimbabwe media reform body begins work

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-19

A new commission meant to reform Zimbabwe's repressive media laws has begun its work, three months after its members were appointed, the body said on Friday.

Denver Post Publisher Affiliated Media Emerges From Bankruptcy

Bloomberg – 2010-03-19

March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for Dean Singleton ’s MediaNews Group Inc., emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, two months after seeking court protection.

Apple Still Negotiating IPad Media Deals: WSJ

Fox News – 2010-03-18

Apple Still Negotiating IPad Media Deals: WSJ

Sandow Media Buys Eight Magazines from RBI

Folio Mag – 2010-03-18

Reed Business Information has sold off another big chunk of its once-giant trade magazine business. Worth magazine publisher Sandow Media is expected to announce today that it has acquired eight...

Why pope is at center of media storm

CNN – 2010-03-17

From a distance, it may be difficult to understand why Pope Benedict XVI finds himself at the center of a media storm this week since it pivots on a single case of an abuser priest in Germany almost...

Media need multiple platforms, revenue streams to thrive

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-11

Multiple platforms and revenue streams are going to be key for media industry players hoping to survive and thrive in the fast-changing digital landscape, top media executives said here Wednesday.

Media heavyweights spar over charging for news online

The New Straits Times – 2010-03-12

NEW YORK: With The New York Times and Rupert Murdoch poised to start charging for newspapers online, media heavyweights sparred on Thursday over whether readers will pay for news on the Web.

How Andrew Breitbart Hacks the Media

Wired News – 2010-03-11

How Andrew Breitbart -- Matt Drudge's former right hand -- infiltrated the media machine and fought the vast left-wing conspiracy.

Penton Media Emerges from Chapter 11

Folio Mag – 2010-03-10

Less than a month after undergoing a pre-packaged reorganization designed to reduce the company's debt by $270 million, Penton Media announced it has emerged from Chapter 11.

Iran press watchdog warns 17 media publications

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-09

Iran's press watchdog has warned 17 publications, including a leading reformist daily, accusing them of having breached media regulations, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

Social media at work -- bane or boon?

CNN – 2010-03-09

Social media are, by definition, supposed to be a social experience. Make a profile and start connecting. Reach out to friends, old and new. Post a profile picture, and while you're at it upload a...

India’s HT Media Surges to Two-Year High on Unit’s IPO Plans

Bloomberg – 2010-03-08

March 8 (Bloomberg) -- HT Media Ltd. , owner of India’s Hindustan Times newspaper, rose to its highest in almost two years in Mumbai trading on its unit’s plan to raise 3 billion rupees ($66...

Abu Dhabi pumps oil riches into media projects

San Francisco Chronicle – 2010-03-08

With an economy based on pumping oil and landmarks that include one of the Mideast's grandest mosques, buttoned-down Abu Dhabi has little obvious in common with freewheeling media magnets like...

SCS Aids Dow Jones Local Media Ad-Production Consolidation

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-08

Dow Jones Local Media Group is consolidating ad production of its regional newspapers across the country at The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Mass., using Software Consulting Services' Community...

South Africa's Zuma vs. the Media in London

Time Magazine – 2010-03-04

The media have not been kind to South African President Jacob Zuma on hisstate visit to Britain this week, calling him everything from a'sex-obsessed bigot' to a 'vile buffoon.'

Media group urges Cuba to free jailed journalists

AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-04

A media watchdog group called on Cuba to release jailed independent journalists — or at least improve their prison conditions — and said Thursday it would hold the government responsible for the...

Northstar Travel Media Buys Nielsen’s Travel Group Brands

Folio Mag – 2010-03-01

Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Media is expected to announce today that it has acquired five media brands from Nielsen Business Media’s travel group.

Nielsen’s Media Brand Sell-Off Netted $84 Million

Folio Mag – 2010-02-26

SEE ALSO: Nielsen Sells Travel Group Brands to Northstar Travel Media

Active Interest Media Buys Nine Equine Magazines, Seven Web Sites

Folio Mag – 2010-02-24

Enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media has acquired several equine-related magazines and Web sites from Source Interlink Media and from Louisville, Colorado-based Horse Media Group. Financial...

PPF Media Signs for Atex DNA One in Hyperlocal News Project

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-23

PPF Media, the Prague-based division of the Czech Republic's PPF Group will implement the Atex DNA One product suite to support its Nase adresa hyperlocal news project. DNA One combines Web and...

News Corp eyes stake in Saudi-owned Rotana Media: report

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-23

Media giant News Corp is set to agree a deal to buy 10 percent of Rotana entertainment, owned by Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Fairfax Media Reports First Half Profit A$143.5 Million

Bloomberg – 2010-02-21

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Fairfax Media Ltd. reported first half net income of A$143.5 million.

Ascend Integrated Media Strikes Deals for Mobile Apps

Folio Mag – 2010-02-17

Custom media company Ascend Integrated Media has signed deals with two separate mobile specialists to create a new series of mobile products.

Detroit Media Partnership Names VP/Research, Development

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-16

Steve Dorsey has been promoted to vice president for research and development for the Detroit Media Partnership. Dorsey currently serves as deputy managing editor for presentation and innovation for...

Apple's iPad could be game-changer in digital-media censorship

Washington Post – 2010-02-14

I live in a country (France) where censorship is a big deal. It comes mostly from greedy celebrities; they use a legal system that largely favors them. Often, they find a compassionate judge to rule...

The Media Equation: Plentiful Content, So Cheap

New York Times – 2010-02-10

Demand Media pays $15 to $20 on average for an article -- videos are about $30 -- but the company has no trouble finding steady contributors.

UK's Trinity Mirror Acquiring Guardian Regional Media

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-10

The Guardian reported Tuesday that London-based Guardian Media Group is selling its regional media business to Trinity Mirror for 7.4 million pounds (US$11.5 million) in cash and GMG's release from...

Printers, Banks Among Penton Media’s Largest Creditors

Folio Mag – 2010-02-10

Penton Media and its affiliates announced Wednesday that it had officially filed its pre-packaged plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New...

Social Media as Core Edit Strategy

Folio Mag – 2010-02-10

As part of his responsibilities as director of content strategy and development at Reed Business Information, Dan Blank manages RBI's blog program, which consists of more than 200 blogs and 300...

Disney, Google eye stake in China bus media firm

Reuters – 2010-02-08

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A consortium led by Walt Disney Co is in advanced talks to buy into China's largest in-bus digital media and advertising company, a deal that could offer the U.S....

Media Talk: Kindle Books in Snack Sizes

New York Times – 2010-02-08

FT Press is selling stripped-down, 1,000- to 2,000-word versions of books, for $1.99, and a new series of essays of about 5,000 words, for $2.99.

Media Cache: Free vs. Paid, Murdoch vs. Rusbridger

New York Times – 2010-02-08

The head of News Corporation and the editor of The Guardian are facing off over whether newspapers should charge for content on the Web.

Media General Also Paying High Price To Spread Out Debt

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-08

Tampa Tribune parent Media General Inc. (MEG) announced the pricing of its offering of $300 million of senior secured notes that will help spread out the maturities of its approximately $730 million...

Media Talk: For New and Healthy Recipes, a Magazine Turns to Leftovers

New York Times – 2010-02-08

The editor of Health said cost concerns did not drive the decision to recycle recipes from Real Simple.

China Internet CEO laments state-controlled media

Reuters – 2010-02-03

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will never have its voice heard on the international stage unless the government loosens its tight grip over the media and film industry, the CEO of the country's No. 2...

The Media Equation: To Deliver, iPad Needs Media Deals

New York Times – 2010-02-01

The iPad is a device for consuming media, not creating it. So are the media providers ready to do business?

Gale Buys Questia Media

Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-29

Gale has acquired the assets of Questia Media for an undisclosed price. Founded in 1998 by Troy Williams, Questia was one of the first company’s to offer online access to students for books and...

F+W Media Forms Audience Development Division

Folio Mag – 2010-01-28

Cincinnati-based enthusiast publisher F+W Media has formed an audience development division that combines its former circulation department and the SEO/SEM staff from its e-media division. Tim...

With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday

New York Times – 2010-01-27

Apple is expected to market its tablet computer not just as a way to read news and books, but also as a way for companies to charge for content.

Media Cache: A Second Stab at Convergence

New York Times – 2010-01-04

If media companies are to improve on a vision that failed to come to fruition in the past decade, they will have be more atuned to consumer demands.

The Media Equation: A Savior in the Form of a Tablet

New York Times – 2010-01-04

Is an Apple tablet the second coming of the iPhone: a device that can do anything, including saving embattled print providers from doom?

The Media Equation: After a Year of Ruin, Some Hope

International Herald Tribune – 2009-12-21

With a little bit of luck, maybe the media industry can conjure itself as a new kind of workplace that doesn’t include the legacy costs of trucks and printing presses.

Glam Media Said to Raise $10 Million from Foreign Investors

New York Times – 2009-04-06

Glam Media , a network of fashion and entertainment Web sites, has raised a $10 million in a fifth round from investors in its Japanese and German units, PaidContent reported.

Google to Host 'Media Execs Tech Summit'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-04-06

An invitation-only "Media Technology Summit" for senior executives is planned for this fall at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters.

Media Begins Covering Return of Fallen Service Members, Family Permitting

Editor And Publisher – 2009-04-06

The Pentagon's 18-year ban on media covering the return of fallen U.S. service members ended with a solemn ceremony for the arrival of a flag-draped casket of an airman felled in Afghanistan.

Pentagon lets media see return of US war dead

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-04-06

The Pentagon's 18-year ban on media covering the return of fallen U.S. service members ended with a solemn ceremony for the arrival of a flag-draped casket of an airman felled in Afghanistan.

Zimbabwe plans to relax media restrictions

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-04-06

Zimbabwe's unity government plans to relax draconian media restrictions as part of an action plan meant to restore basic rights, heal political scars and boost international trust, the state...

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