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RR Donnelley Awarded $500 Million Multi-Year Agreement by Publishing Group of America

Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-25

CHICAGO----R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year $500 million agreement by Publishing Group of America, a leading multi-media publisher whose well-known...

Troubled Sport Media Group up for sale

Media Week – 2009-02-24

LONDON - Sport Media Group, publisher of the Daily Sport, has put itself up for sale after receiving several "unsolicited approaches".

Layoffs Hit Penton’s Technology Group

Folio Mag – 2009-02-23

A “handful” of positions have been eliminated at Penton Media’s technology group—specifically at its IT Pro, SQL Server, and System iNetwork magazines—a company spokesperson told FOLIO: Monday.

Private Equity Group Revises Media Forecast From 5 Percent Growth to Slight Decline

Folio Mag – 2009-02-23

Veronis Suhler Stevenson today revised its annual five-year communications industry forecast (2008 to 2012) to show a 0.4 percent decline in overall media spend in 2009, down from the 5.4 percent...

North Jersey Media Group Ends 401(k) Match at Papers

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-17

"Most regrettably, we will be suspending the company's matching contribution to employees' Retirement Savings Plan accounts," reads a staff memo from Chairman of the Board Malcolm Borg that was...

Guardian Media Group imposes pay freeze for 2009

Media Week – 2009-02-16

LONDON - Guardian Media Group, the owner of the Guardian newspaper, has imposed a pay freeze for 2009 due to the economic problems hitting the media industry.

Egypt police beat, detain blogger: rights group

Reuters – 2009-02-10

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police have beaten and detained a 22-year-old Egyptian blogger and activist who has expressed support for Gaza, an Egyptian human rights group said on Monday.

The Slate Group Partners with Leading French Journalists to Launch French Version of Slate Magazine

Centre Daily Times – 2009-02-10

The Slate Group, publisher of Slate, The Root, The Big Money and Foreign Policy, today announced it has collaborated with leading French journalists to launch Slate.fr, an independent French online...

Cablevision Writes Down Value of Newsday Media Group

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-09

Cablevision Systems Corp. said Monday it's writing down the value of a Long Island newspaper it purchased last year by $375 million to $450 million, according to a filing with the Securities and...

CEO of struggling Sun-Times Media Group resigns

San Francisco Chronicle – 2009-02-05

Sun-Times Media Group Inc. Chief Executive Cyrus Freidheim said Wednesday he will resign at the end of the month. Davidson Kempner Capital Management LLC, a hedge fund with a 5.9 percent stake in...

As New Board Takes Over, CEO Freidheim Leaving Sun-Times Media Group

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-05

Sun-Times Media Group President and CEO Cyrus Freidheim -- the turnaround expert who battled not only the headwinds of a faltering newspaper industry but the damage wrought by internal corruption --...

Earnings roundup: Warner Music Group, Knoll

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-05

Shares of Warner Music Group Corp. spiked 24 percent Thursday as the music recording and publishing company posted stronger-than-expected results for its first fiscal quarter, with market share...

Ingram Launches Marketing Group

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-05

Ingram Marketing Group will offer trade and consumer marketing services such as media buying and advertising, catalog production and digital marketing.

Rodale Trims Four in Book Group

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-05

Rodale has eliminated four jobs in its books group.

After Morris Publishing Group Skips Payment, Lender Understands -- But S&P Doesn't

Editor & Publisher – 2009-02-04

CHICAGO Morris Publishing Group, already looking at a bankruptcy option, said its lenders are giving it more time to avoid defaulting on its loan agreement after it missed a $9.7 million interest...

Media group says 109 journalists killed in 2008

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-04

The International Federation of Journalists says at least 109 reporters and media workers were killed last year while on assignment.

HCA Studies Optimizing Bay Area Group Op's

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-03

Bay Area News Group has engaged Harding Consulting Alliance to conduct a multi-focus optimization study that will evaluate production and circulation operations. The company aims to maintain current...

Newspaper Execs Launch Group to 'Fight Back'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-02

A group of concerned newspaper executives has decided to fight back against the misrepresentation of newspapers and their continuing importance to the public, to the marketplace and to democracy....

'P-I' In the Sky? Seattle's 'Two Newspaper Town' Group Wants Answers from Hearst

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-02

Just wondering.

$50 million award against Sun-Times Media Group

Chicago Tribune – 2009-01-29

In another financial blow for the Sun-Times Media Group, an arbitrator has awarded more than $50 million to a Canadian company stemming from its acquisition of a string of newspapers nearly nine...

Forbes publisher tells local group to keep the faith

The Toledo Blade – 2009-01-29

The publisher of Forbes magazine sounded like a prophet of profit yesterday as he addressed hundreds at the annual meeting of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. "Don't lose faith," Rich...

Scripps Accuses MediaNews Group of Violating Denver JOA terms

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-28

E.W. Scripps accused its Denver joint operating agreement (JOA) partner, MediaNews Group Inc., of improperly borrowing from the JOA to cover the newsroom payroll at The Denver Post, the Rocky...

Media group condemns Australian's jail term for Thai royal insult

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2009-01-20

A jail term handed down to an Australian for insulting Thailand's royals is a "serious violation" of free expression and part of a worrying increase in such cases, a media rights watchdog said.

Apollo Creative Group buys into Sunday Paper

BizJournals – 2009-01-19

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Apollo Creative Group LLC became a majority shareholder of Sunday Paper Publishing LLC, which owns the weekly The Sunday Paper, sundaypaper.com and halfoffdepot.com.

Random House Publishing Group Restructured

Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-15

The operating structure at the Random House Publishing Group centralizes many support functions, units trade paperback publishing under one person and keeps the mass market Bantam Dell and...

Daily Sport publisher Sport Media Group records £18.2m pre-tax loss

Guardian Unlimited – 2009-01-08

Daily Sport publisher Sport Media Group has posted a pre-tax loss of £18.2m for the year to the end of July after stripping £18.4m from the value of its newspapers, about a third what they were...

Exec. Editor Out at Nielsen’s Adweek Group

Folio Mag – 2009-01-08

Tony Case, Adweek Media Group’s executive editor of features and special projects, has resigned, a Nielsen Business Media spokesperson confirmed.

KPC Media Group Adopts NewsEngin GPS

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-06

KPC Media Group Inc., publisher of three dailies in northeastern Indiana, four weeklies and several niche products, has selected NewsEngin GPS as its next-generation system to create, track and...

Borders Group names new CEO, posts lower sales

International Herald Tribune – 2009-01-05

Borders Group Inc., which has struggled along with other U.S. booksellers as people buy more books online and from discounters, announced a new CEO and other top managers Monday as it also reported...

Albany 'Times Union' Inserts, Distributes for Valassis Affiliate, Weekly Group

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-05

Beginning in early this year, the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., will provide packaging, inserting and regional distribution services for both Target Direct, a shared-mail company affiliated with...

Media rights group slams Israel's treatment of press in conflict

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2009-01-05

Israel deliberately targeted Hamas-run media installations in its bombing campaign on Gaza and is practising media censorship, a journalist rights group said Monday.

Stagnito Acquires B-to-B Media Group

Folio Mag – 2009-01-05

Stagnito Media has acquired Zweig White Information Services’ media group, including CE News and Structural Engineer magazines. Stagnito is backed by Chicago-based private equity firm Cardinal...

Feiwel, Boughton Rise at New Macmillan Kids' Group

Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-16

The job losses at Macmillan yesterday were as much about adjusting to the recession as they were about CEO John Sargent’s determination to centralize some of the company’s operations, a decision...

Press group: Arab governments suppress media

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-12-12

An international press association says Arab governments continue to crack down on free and critical media through harassment and prosecution.

Group Makes Progress in Purchase of Blethen Maine Newspapers

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-11

An investment group says it is making progress in securing financing and remains confident that it can buy Blethen Maine Newspapers by year's end.

Random House Publishing Group Makes Free Titles Available on Lexcycle's Stanza Reader

PRWeb – 2008-12-08

Random House is making a variety of eBooks available for free to iPhone and iPod Touch users via Lexcycle Stanza. This promotion will allow over 500,000 Stanza users to enjoy free eBooks from a...

Cox media units combining into Cox Media Group

BizJournals – 2008-12-05

Cox Enterprises Inc. will merge in January its three media units -- Cox Newspapers, Cox Television and Cox Radio -- into a new organization called Cox Media Group Inc. (CXR)

Delmarva Media Group Lays Off 14 in Three States

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-04

Delmarva Media Group, which publishes The Daily Times in Salisbury, will lay off 14 people from its Maryland, Delaware and Virginia offices as part of a workforce reduction by its parent company.

Kuwait- Al-Rai Media Group acquires Al-Nashir Publishing House for KD48.5m

MENAFN – 2008-12-02

Kuwait- Al-Rai Media Group acquires Al-Nashir Publishing House for KD48.5m

50 jobs to go at Telegraph Media Group

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-11-28

Fifty editorial staff are to lose their jobs at Telegraph Media Group , management told staff today. It is understood the cuts represent a 13-14% saving to the editorial budget and will be brought...

Foremer Observer business editor Frank Kane leaves Arab Media Group

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-11-28

Frank Kane, the former business editor of the Observer, has quit as director of business media for Arab Media Group. By Caitlin Fitzsimmons

CEM Group cuts waste with Screen platesetter

PrintWeek – 2008-11-23

Fabric and wallpaper swatch printer CEM Group has invested in a Screen 4300S Platerite platesetter in a bid to cut waste costs.

Canadian media group cuts 560 jobs

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-17

Layoffs by Canwest Global Communications, the biggest Canadian media company, will affect its newspaper and television operations.

Layoffs at National Geographic, EW, Economist Group, Doubledown

Folio Mag – 2008-11-14

The layoffs that have devastated the magazine industry in recent months show no signs of slowing downbefore the year-end holidays.

Priest Allegedly Attacks MediaNews Group Reporter

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-13

The Oakland Tribune reports that the incident occurred at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Fairfield, Ca., when Ryan Chalk of The Vacaville Reporter visited the church to speak with the Rev....

Christian group halts book launch

The Bookseller – 2008-11-13

A poet has been forced to launch his new...

Buck Trends! Publishing Group Expands Amid Media Meltdown

The New York Observer – 2008-11-12

Forgive us, but green really is the new black. How else to explain that, while the rest of the media landscape looks like a bombed out wasteland, the Nature Publishing Group is actually expanding...

Cahaba Media Group Named One of America's "Best Magazine Publishing Companies to Work for 2008"

PRWeb via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-11

Cahaba Media Group, a multi-media publishing company, has been honored by Publishing Executive magazine as one of America's "Best Magazine Publising Companies to Work for 2008."

Klink Named `Indy Star¿ V.P. Of Finance, Gannett Interstate Group Controller

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-11

Bruce Klink, who had been vice president of financial operations for Gannett Co. Inc.'s U.S. Community Publishing Group, has been named vice president of finance for the chain¿s Indianapolis...

Nielsen Trades SRDS for Stake in TV Research Group

Folio Mag – 2008-11-11

In a move the company calls a strategic transaction, the Nielsen Company Tuesday traded media rates and data provider SRDS to U.K.-based ad agency the WPP Group in exchange for the remaining 50...

Irish tycoon O'Reilly to sell stake in Australia's APN media group

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-03

The share price of Australian-based media giant APN soared Monday after Irish tycoon Tony O'Reilly said he was selling his share in the group to ease debt as the global financial crisis bites.

Sanoma media group sees small fall in 3Q profit

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-10-31

The Nordic region's largest media group Sanoma Corp. on Friday said third-quarter net profit fell marginally to 61.1 million euros ($79.6 million) as higher taxes offset revenue growth. Net profit...

EMI, Warner and Beggars Group team offer unlimited music downloads for £99.99

Guardian – 2008-10-30

Record labels EMI, Warner Music and Beggars Group have teamed up to launch a new music service that offers fans unlimited downloads for £99.99. By Mark Sweney

John Driscoll, Former VP/Publisher Road & Track Is Promoted to Vice President, Group Publisher, HFM U.S. Automotive ...

The Auto Channel – 2008-10-25

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2008 -- Alain Lemarchand, President & CEO, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (HFM U.S., www.hfmus.com) announced today that Road & Track Vice President, Publisher John Driscoll has...

Publisher receives award from newspaper group

The Scranton Times-Tribune – 2008-10-25

A publisher of The Times-Tribune for nearly 40 years, Edward J. Lynett Jr. has received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

Hachette Book Group Creates New Publishing Division

Anime News Network – 2008-10-23

Hachette Book Group is to create a new publishing division, comprising two new imprints it launched last year: Orbit, its Science Fiction and Fantasy imprint; and Yen Press , its Manga and Graphic...

Ingram Digital signs e-book deal with Penguin Group

PrintWeek – 2008-10-20

On-demand book printer Lightning Source's US owner Ingram Digital has signed a global agreement with Penguin Group to host and distribute the publisher's e-book range.

Bonnier Publishing Names John Owen Group Publisher

Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-15

Bonnier announced today the appointment of John Owen as group publisher. In his new role, Owen will be to help identify global opportunities.

Financial Times publisher FT Group bucks trend with 11% revenue rise

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-10-15

The Financial Times publisher enjoyed an 11% year-on-year rise in total revenues for the first nine months of 2008. By Oliver Luft

Judy Gibbons joins Guardian Media Group board

Guardian – 2008-10-13

Guardian Media Group has appointed former MSN executive Judy Gibbons to its board as a non-executive director. By Stephen Brook

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Grants ABC-CLIO Perpetual License to Publish Greenwood Publishing Group Titles

Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-10-01

BOSTON & SANTA BARBARA, Calif.----ABC-CLIO and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced an agreement granting ABC-CLIO a perpetual license to use the imprints and publish the titles of Greenwood...

Media Group Calls On Croatia To Protect Threatened Journalists

Nasdaq – 2008-09-30

ZAGREB, Croatia (AFP)--A European media group voiced concern Tuesday about growing threats to journalists in Croatia, calling on the country's authorities to protect them.

Hartmann named group publisher

Knoxville News Sentinel – 2008-09-24

CINCINNATI — News Sentinel publisher Bruce R. Hartmann has been named group publisher in the newspaper division of The E. W. Scripps Co.

Scottish media group changes name

BBC News – 2008-09-23

Scottish media company SMG has approved plans to change its name to stv group.

Belfast Media Group chief blasts Financial Times reporter

Guardian – 2008-09-17

The normally impeccable reporting of the Financial Times's Irish correspondent John Murray Brown has received a broadside from Belfast Media Group chief Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Press Gazette publisher Wilmington Group ends takeover talks

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-09-16

Press Gazette publisher Wilmington Group has announced that it has terminated discussions on a possible takeover of the firm. By Oliver Luft

Key2 Group buys £90,000 Apollo flatbed to increase substrate capabilities

PrintWeek – 2008-09-15

Key2 Group has installed the UK's first Apollo 2216WW flatbed printer in a bid to significantly boost the amount of substrates it is able to print on.

Media group to create new digital video "ecosystem"

Reuters – 2008-09-12

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of media industry companies said it is planning to build a digital world where video devices and content websites play together in perfect harmony, and consumers can...

JCDecaux in talks to buy News Corp's News Outdoor Group

Guardian – 2008-09-11

French company JCDecaux is in talks to acquire Rupert Murdoch's outdoor advertising operation News Outdoor Group. By Mark Sweney

Universal Music Publishing Group Sweeps BMI Urban Awards: Publisher of the Year, Top Songwriter, Two Producer of the ...

PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-09-09

Claiming the publisher of the year title at the BMI Urban Awards was Universal Music Publishing Group, with 20 hits on the most-performed list.

Yellow Pages Group Completes the Acquisition of Directory Systems & Services and Publishing Operations From Volt ...

CCNMatthews via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-09-08

MONTREAL, QUEBEC-- - Yellow Pages Group through Yellow Pages Income Fund announces that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. 's directory systems and...

Lloyd's List group spurns private equity consortium

Guardian – 2008-09-05

The media group Informa has turned down a £1.9bn offer from the private-equity groups Providence Equity, Carlyle and Blackstone. By Chris Tryhorn

Informa price cut as Blackstone joins bid group

Reuters – 2008-09-04

LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity firm Blackstone has joined a consortium bidding for Informa , but an industry source said the group was no longer prepared to pay its original price for the British...

Media Group: Drop Charges Against Journalists Arrested at GOP Convention

Editor And Publisher – 2008-09-02

Free Press -- the national, nonpartisan media reform group -- called today for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and local law-enforcement officials to drop all charges against all journalists arrested...

GMR Infra, Outlook Group lauches premium monthly magazine for air travelers

Business Standard India – 2008-09-01

DIAL (Delhi International Airport (P) Limited), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd and Outlook Group today announced the launch of a premium monthly magazine, Outlook Lounge, catering to the air...

Group Interested in Blethen Maine Newspapers Gives up Exclusive Negotiating Rights

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-28

An investment group that has been in discussions to buy Blethen Maine Newspapers no longer has exclusive negotiating rights.

Penguin Group Signs With OverDrive

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-28

OverDrive, supplier of downloadable audio books and e-books to over 7,500 libraries, added hundreds of titles from Penguin Group to their digital warehouse of over 150,000 titles.

Telegraph Media Group to appoint 'content editors' as it sheds casuals

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-08-26

Telegraph Media Group is set to appoint about 18 'content editors' as part of its plan to dispense with casual staff and hire 40 new workers. By Oliver Luft

L.A. Times Media Group names Scott McKibben chief revenue officer

Los Angeles Times – 2008-08-26

The newspaper industry veteran joins the company in a post considered key to reviving its fortunes. His appointment is the first major move by new Times Publisher Eddy Hartenstein. Newspaper...

WPP restructures Group M senior management

Guardian – 2008-08-20

WPP has confirmed a senior management restructure at Group M, the UK's largest combined media buying operation. By Mark Sweney

Telegraph Media Group to close Berlin bureau

Guardian – 2008-08-18

Telegraph Media Group is set to shut down its bureau in Berlin as two more journalists leave its foreign news desk. By Stephen Brook and Oliver Luft

Telegraph Media Group appoints Amanda Andrews as media editor

Guardian – 2008-08-13

Telegraph Media Group has hired Amanda Andrews from the Times as media editor across its print and web outlets. By Oliver Luft

CFM Religion Publishing Group assembles new team, strategy

BizJournals – 2008-08-04

CFM Religion Publishing Group LLC has revamped its local management team in advance of an acquisition strategy that could boost annual revenue to more than $100 million and grow its local employment...

Dubai group, Blackstone eye Informa break up: report

Reuters – 2008-07-30

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - A unit of Dubai sovereign wealth fund Investment Corporation Dubai has teamed up with private equity group Blackstone and others to buy British media group Informa , the...

Yellow Pages Group to buy Volt Information Sciences' directory systems & services and directory publishing operations ...

Nasdaq – 2008-07-30

Yellow Pages Group said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy the assets of Volt Information Sciences, Inc.'s directory systems and services as well as its directory publishing operations for a net...

Shelly Lazarus to leave role as Ogilvy Group chief

Guardian – 2008-07-23

Shelly Lazarus, the global chief executive of WPP-owned ad agency network Ogilvy Group, is to step down after 11 years. By Mark Sweney

Telegraph Media Group axes 17 support jobs

Guardian – 2008-07-22

Telegraph Media Group is undertaking cost-cutting measures that will lead to 17 job losses from its non-editorial staff. By Oliver Luft

ContentNext 2.0: Life With The Guardian Media Group

CBS News – 2008-07-11

We got scooped on the biggest story of our own company's life. Such is our life. Almost six years after our company started with paidContent.org, we have been acquired by Guardian News & Media...

Equity Group to Buy Bertelsmann Direct Group North America

Publishers Wekly – 2008-07-11

A Phoenix-based private equity group has agreed to acquire Bertelsmann's North American book and music club business for an undisclosed price. The company, which has struggled in recent years, was...

Disney Interactive Media Group Integration Begins With Long List Of Exec Changes; Handler Retiring

CBS News – 2008-07-10

Major executive changes at the Disney (NYSE: DIS) Interactive Media Group, according to an internal email from Steve Wadsworth that just went out and has been obtained by paidContent. DIMG combines...

Interpublic Tries Once Again to Group Media Operations

New York Times – 2008-07-10

The move is another sign of the growing importance of deciding where marketers place advertising, how much they pay and how they apportion ads between traditional and digital media.

Brazil media giant Globo studying acquisition of Estado Group

International Herald Tribune – 1970-01-01

Brazilian media giant Organizacoes Globo says it is considering buying Group Estado, owner of the nation's second-largest newspaper and a key provider of financial information.

Haymarket Media Group chairman Heseltine sounds trading warning despite profit rise

Guardian Unlimited – 1970-01-01

Lord Heseltine, the chairman of Haymarket Media Group, has warned of tightening trading conditions ahead as the publisher announced a 5% increase in pre-tax profits. By Mark Sweney

Internet group opens door to domains beyond .com (USATODAY.com)

Yahoo News – 2008-06-27

USATODAY.com - SAN FRANCISCO - Starting in early 2009, almost any word will be able to replace ".com" in a Web page address. That opens the door for addresses such as www.restaurants.sanfrancisco or...

Shaw Group Adopts AdPay for Online Classifieds

Editor And Publisher – 2008-06-09

For its Illinois and Iowa dailies and weeklies, Shaw Newspapers in Dixon, Ill., is implementing a consolidated marketplace platform from AdPay, Englewood, Colo. The online classified solution...

Express group hired private eye to probe celebs, media rivals

Reuters – 2012-02-23

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...

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

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-28

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...

BCA could be rescued from failed Webb Group

The Bookseller – 2012-03-07

The former owners of Book Club Associates (BCA) have said they would like to see the business...

Group Commerce Adds CBS to Its Offer Roster

AllThingsD – 2012-03-07

Group Commerce, the year-old start-up that operates "white label" e-commerce services for big media companies, has another notch in its belt. The New York-based company is now powering offers for 29...

Chinese author group sues Apple

BBC World – 2012-03-19

A group of Chinese authors are suing Apple for £2.3m over allegedly pirated titles being published in the App Store.

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