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The PW Morning Report, January 28, 2009

Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-28

A daily round-up of the latest publishing news: John Updike Dead; Sebastian Barry Wins 2008 Costa; James Brady Dead; Yankee Angst Continues; Book Soup Future; Stan Lee Sued; and Orchises Press Keep...

Newspaper Releases Report on U.S. Doctor in Iraq Driven to Suicide

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-22

Last month, her husband notified me privately that he had just received the results of the probe and that, indeed, her death had been ruled a suicide. Now a local paper in Massachusetts, The...

US retailers report dismal December sales

International Herald Tribune – 2009-01-08

Retailers reported dismal sales figures for December on Thursday as even Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of the bright spots in the industry, finally buckled under the pressures of the deteriorating U.S....

Iraq, India, Mexico deadliest for media: report

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2009-01-07

Iraq remained the deadliest country for media workers in 2008, followed by India and Mexico, although the number of deaths was down sharply from the previous year, a study showed.

Lobbyist Sues Times, Citing Report of McCain Ties

New York Times – 2008-12-31

Vicki L. Iseman charged that an article The Times published in February had falsely created an impression that she had engaged in an improper romantic relationship with the senator.

Newsweek plans staff cuts in makeover: report

Reuters – 2008-12-11

(Reuters) - Newsweek magazine is planning staff cuts as part of a major editorial makeover likely to result in a slimmer publication, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people close to the...

Ex-AOL boss seeks funds for his firm, not Yahoo: report

Reuters – 2008-12-03

Former AOL Chief Executive Jonathan Miller is trying to raise capital for Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focused on digital media where he is a partner, and not for buying Yahoo Inc,...

Report: Becky Saletan, Publisher of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Struggling Trade Division, Resigns

The New York Observer – 2008-12-02

The Associated Press' Hillel Italie is reporting that Rebecca Saletan, who became publisher of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt when the company's component parts were merged by the Irish multimedia firm...

Journal Calls Report of Yahoo-Microsoft Deal Baloney

SYS-CON Media – 2008-12-01

According to the Times of London, Microsoft is in talks to acquire Yahoo's search business. The Wall Street Journal says the story is utter hokum. The British paper puts the price at $20 billion –...

Time magazine to cut 250 jobs - report

The Globe and Mail – 2008-11-19

NEW YORK — Time Warner Inc's Time Inc., the world's largest magazine company, is expected to eliminate more than 250 jobs, as part of a larger job cut plan, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.

Report from the Web 2.0 Summit: Time to Make Big Bets

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-11

Few would disagree that the impending Obama administration marks the arrival of World 2.0, nor that social media will be a dominant force in the way our nation leads and solves problems across...

Tribune May Retain Half Of Chicago Cubs, Report Says

New York Times – 2008-11-07

Newspaper publisher and broadcaster Tribune may end up holding 50 percent or more of its storied Chicago Cubs baseball franchise as the credit crunch stalled sales talks, The Wall Street Journal...

Two Media Giants Report Sharply Differing Results

New York Times – 2008-11-06

News Corporation’s first-quarter income dropped while Time Warner’s situation was brighter.

Report: US News to go monthly, focus on web

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-05

U.S. News and World Report plans to cut its publishing frequency by half for the second time this year, making it the latest news publication to embrace an online-heavy approach, according to a...

U.S. News & World Report goes all-Internet

UPI – 2008-11-05

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. News & World Report said it would stop most of its print publications and devote itself to Internet publication.

U.S. News & World Report To Shift Operations to Web

Washington Post – 2008-11-05

U.S. News & World Report is getting out of the newsmagazine business and going all digital.

Frankfurt Deals Report: The British Leading the Charge

Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-15

It's the British who are grabbing the spotlight at Frankfurt right now. Although the rights tent has yet to buzz about the book of the fair, two major deals are currently underway for novels by U.K....

Report: More Big Cuts at 'L.A. Times' -- Leo Wolinsky Out

Editor And Publisher – 2008-10-06

Kevin Roderick at his popular www.LAobserved blog reported this afternoon on major new newsroom cuts at the Los Angeles Times -- and rumors that longtime associ Leo Wollinsky was on the way out....

Apple stock dives on false report

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-10-03

For the second time in just over a month, Apple Inc. had to reassure jumpy investors that CEO Steve Jobs is alive and well. The company's stock took a dive Friday morning after a report surfaced on...

Examine the U.S. Database & Directory Publishing Industry with This Comprehensive Report for 2009

Centre Daily Times – 2008-10-02

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9e3068/2009_u_s_database) has announced the addition of the "2009 U.S. Database & Directory Publishing Industry Report" report to...

News Media Often Do Not Report Potential Sources Of Bias In Medical Research

Medical News Today – 2008-10-02

An analysis of news media coverage of medical studies indicates that news articles often fail to report pharmaceutical company funding and frequently refer to medications by their brand names, both...

The Latest 2008 Worldwide Book Publishing Industry Report is Now Available: Providing Current Estimates, Sales Figures ...

Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-09-22

DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2008 Worldwide Book Publishing Industry Report" report to their offering.

Report: Just 45 News Magazines Remain

Folio Mag – 2008-09-22

With a lower barrier for entry, regional magazines outnumber any other category of magazines with more than 1,120 titles in 2008, according to the National Directory of Magazines—which catalogs...

Report: Magazine Ad Spending Down 1.4 Percent in First Half

Folio Mag – 2008-09-18

Overall advertising spending was down 1.4 percent during the first half compared to the same period last year, according to figures released today by the Nielsen Company’s Monitor-Plus service.

Akamai releases "state of the internet" report with unique insights on India

New Kerala – 2008-09-11

Akamai's quarterly report provides insight into key Internet statistics such as origin of attack traffic, network outages and broadband connectivity levels across the globe.

E-Books & Electronic Publishing Drive Growth in the World Publishing Industry, According to a New Report by Global ...

PRWeb – 2008-09-02

Internet, e-books, electronic editing, and emergence of online subscription business models have all irreversibly changed the publishing landscape. Technology innovation has helped publishers save...

American Media may refinance $570 million debt: report

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-08-28

Struggling tabloid publisher American Media Inc has secured the backing of many of its creditors for a new bond offering to refinance $570 million in existing debt, the Wall Street Journal said.

SPECIAL REPORT: Turn and Face the Change -- With Newspaper Industry in Crisis, 'Everything's on the Table'

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-21

In the first installment of a three-part feature, we report that wise cutbacks and broad innovation are the keys to climbing out of crisis, but that's easier said than done. Is Sam Zell (left) too...

Report: 12 Percent Missed Rate Base Claim in First Half

Folio Mag – 2008-08-21

Only 12 percent of magazines making a rate base claim missed their promise on audits released in the second quarter of 2008, according Capell’s Circulation Report.

New breed of 'net newsers' shape US media habits, says Pew report

Guardian – 2008-08-18

A new generation of well-educated, technically-savvy young web users are shaping media consumption patterns in the US. By Jemima Kiss

Exclusive Monthly Report: Newspapers Make 'Unique' Gains on Web

Editor & Publisher – 2008-08-16

NEW YORK Four of the top five news and current events Web sites that showed the most growth in unique users in July were newspapers.

Barnes & Noble unlikely to bid for Borders: report

Reuters – 2008-08-14

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc , the largest U.S. specialty bookseller, is unlikely to make a bid for rival Borders Group Inc , The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar...

Report: Gannett to Lose 1,000 Jobs in Workforce Reduction?

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-14

The largest newspaper chain in the country is allegedly preparing to trim 1,000 employees from its workforce. An internal memo from the publisher of The Daily Times in Salisbury, Md., reportedly...

New Report: Small Is Still Beautiful in the Newspaper Biz

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-13

While big city metros are taking the lion's share of the industry's ills, community newspapers are having a different experience. Advertising revenue for community newspapers fell just 2.4% to $482...

Time Warner makes progress on AOL separation - Report

CNN Money – 2008-08-04

Time Warner is expected to announce Wednesday that it has completed the accounting steps required to eventually separate AOL's dial-up Internet-access business from its advertising and content...

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...

Publishers Report Mixed First Half Results

Folio Mag – 2008-07-29

Three major magazine publishers—Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, McGraw-Hill and United Business Media—today released their second quarter and first half financial reports. The results were mixed...

National newspaper websites attract 95m monthly visitors, report finds

Guardian – 2008-07-28

The websites of nationals six of the UK's largest newspaper groups attracted close to 95m visitors in June, according to a new report. By Mark Sweney

Africa: Writer Wins Award For Diamond Report

AllAfrica.com – 2008-07-22

Namibian freelance writer John Grobler walked away with this year's CNN business and economics award for his story linking local gems to the Mafia in Italy.

BBC adds £6.5bn a year to economy, according to BBC Trust report

Guardian – 2008-07-17

A new BBC Trust study has concluded that the corporation adds £6.5bn a year to the UK economy. By Mark Sweney

Bellwether report: Advertising budgets hit by downturn

Guardian – 2008-07-14

UK businesses are slashing their marketing and advertising budgets for the third quarter in a row in the sharpest downturn since the 2001 terrorist attacks. By Caitlin Fitzsimmons

Book buzz: Second-quarter report promising for Pausch

USA Today – 2008-07-10

Two self-help titles The Last Lecture and Oprah pick A New Earth were the top sellers on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list in the year's second quarter. Eckhart Tolle's Earth, which was the No. 1...

Bertelsmann to sell slumping global book clubs: report

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2007-08-08

Bertelsmann wants to sell its global book clubs because falling sales have convinced the German media group it is time to turn the page on its historic activity, a press report said on Tuesday.

Italy's De Agostini eyes media content buys-report

The Economic Times – 2007-06-08

Italian publishing-to-lottery group De Agostini is interested in buying media and TV content, but Chief Executive Lorenzo Pellicioli dismissed any interest in Italian television station LA7.

Microsoft seeks allies for new Yahoo move: report

Reuters – 2007-02-08

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is preparing a new bid for Yahoo Inc's search business and has approached other media companies about joining it in a deal that would effectively lead to Yahoo's breakup,...

The PW Morning Report, June 27, 2008

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-27

A daily round-up of the latest publishing news: Brooks Touts GOP Book; Ed Arno Dead; Literary Jackal; Desmond Elliott Prize Winner; An Amazon Hurrah; Oprah’s Free Suze Download; Penguin Press $1...

Report to urge BBC to ditch controversial local radio cuts

Guardian – 2012-02-27

BBC-commissioned review to recommend axing senior management, which could save corporation up to £2m a yearThe BBC will be urged to ditch controversial plans to share afternoon programmes across its...

Report: Snooki pregnant, brokers magazine deal

Baltimore Sun – 2012-03-01

Like an STD that just won't respond to antibiotics, this rumor isn't going away: "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is pregnant, according to a new report.

Independent News & Media report €63m loss

Guardian – 2012-03-22

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...

SLA criticises Ofsted report

The Bookseller – 2012-03-23

Organisations including the School Library Association (SLA), British Education Suppliers’...

Apple, two publishers hold out against settlement: report

Reuters – 2012-04-05

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and publishers Pearson and Macmillan are reluctant to agree to terms sought by U.S. and European antitrust authorities investigating possible electronic-book price-fixing, the...

Pew Report: E-reading on the rise

Baltimore Sun – 2012-04-05

About a fifth of American adults have read an ebook in the past year, a figure likely helped along by the recent holiday surge in the sale of tablet and e-reader devices, according to a report from...

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

Folio Magazine – 2012-04-11

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.

Apple wants a trial in e-book case, report says

The Washington Post – 2012-04-19

Apple is spoiling for a fight with the Justice Department, following charges that the technology giant worked with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. In court Wednesday, Apple lawyer Daniel...

Daily Mail reporter can’t explain how false report got published

Poynter. – 2012-05-09

After publishing a false report about a dentist who pulled all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth in revenge, a reporter for the Daily Mail’s website now says he’s unable to explain...

GfK MRI Spring 2012 Report Reveals a 1.7 Percent Decline in Print Readership

Folio Magazine – 2012-06-01

GfK MRI's latest Survey of the American Consumer reveals an unsurprising drop-off in print readership, along with a glimmer of hope from digital editions.

Open access is the future of academic publishing, says Finch report

Guardian – 2012-06-19

Transition to open access could cost £60m a year but bring benefits for UK economy and increase efficiency of researchMaking all the UK's publicly funded scientific research free for anyone to read...

PA welcomes select committee report on Hargreaves

The Bookseller – 2012-06-27

The Publishers Association has welcomed the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee...

ALA Report 2012

Publishers Weekly – 2012-06-29

It was an upbeat annual conference for the American Library Association in Anaheim, Calif., highlighted by the awarding of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the ALA’s first-ever book award...

'Fifty Shades' sex trilogy dominates bestsellers, report says

Los Angeles Times – 2012-07-09

Booksellers, get out your handcuffs: Roughly one in five physical books sold in the U.S. over most of the spring were the ¿Fifty Shades¿ sex trilogy.

The New Yorker Purchases The Borowitz Report

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-07-18

The New Yorker announced an unsurprising purchase on Tuesday evening. The magazine has absorbed the Borowitz Report to be part of a new humor page on their website.  Comedian Andy Borowitz, who...

Report: Barry Diller thinking of taking Newsweek online-only

Poynter. – 2012-07-26

Bloomberg | All Things D | Politico | Reuters | Forbes IAC/InterActiveCorp., which controls Newsweek, plans to announce a digital plan for the magazine this fall, though...

Hooper report calls for 'copyright hub'

The Bookseller – 2012-07-31

A government-commissioned report into the feasibility of developing a Digital Copyright Exchange...

Report: consumers switch between print and e-books

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-02

A new study by the Book Industry Study Group says readers are choosing both print and e-books.

Bertelsmann: Penguin/HC merger report is 'speculation'

The Bookseller – 2012-08-23

Random House parent company Bertelsmann has called a report surfacing in the German media that it...

Trend Report: How attractive are free newspapers and magazines for advertisers?

Media Week – 2012-08-29

As Time Out is set to become a free magazine later this year, Mike Fletcher looks at the role of free newspapers and magazines and what they deliver for the client.

Further delay to Library Select Committee Report

The Bookseller – 2012-09-27

The Select Committee Report into library closures will not be released until the end of October...

New Report Sees Gradual Decline in Book Spending

Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-28

Given the state of flux in the book world, it can be dangerous to predict industry sales trends, but the private investment banking firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson has done just that in its latest...

'Business as usual' despite Springer sale report

The Bookseller – 2012-10-10

A spokesperson for Springer Science and Business Media has said it is "business as usual...

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

Editors Weblog – 2012-10-15

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...

CMS select committee report: libraries need more support

The Bookseller – 2012-11-06

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee report into library closures has recommended that...

Indie bookstores report strong sales for 2012

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-01-12

Sales at independent bookstores rose almost 8 percent during the year, according to data from about 500 stores.

54% of U.S. kids have never read an ebook: New report

GigaOM – 2013-01-14

A new report from Scholastic reveals that most U.S. children have still never read an ebook. Many of them -- especially girls -- want to, and kids also claim they'd read more for fun if they had more...

Report: Google made €50 million copyright offer, French publishers want €100 million

GigaOM – 2013-01-22

As Google gets bogged down with the French government over a so-called "internet tax," the newspaper Le Monde reports that the search giant tried and failed to reach a large-scale copyright deal...

Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds

Los Angeles Times – 2013-01-22

The Pew report assures us that, even in the digital age, libraries continue to serve a variety of functions.Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of “Library Services in the Digital...

Time Warner Considering Spinning Off Part Of Its Publishing Arm: Report

Fast Company – 2013-02-14

According to Fortune, the media giant is meeting with a reps from Meredith--but nothing's been confirmed. Could Time Warner be following in the steps of News Corp. and considering spinning off its...

National newspaper websites report bumper traffic growth | January ABCs

Guardian – 2013-02-21

All sites post double-digit month-on-month rise, with Mail Online hitting record of just under 8 million daily unique browsersUK national newspaper websites enjoyed a bumper start to 2013, with all...

Larger U.S. Magazines to Report Per-Issue Data to AAM

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-19

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (March 19, 2013) – As a result of media buyers’ increased interest in timely data, the Alliance for Audited Media’s board of directors approved a...

Canada's Magna to cut jobs in Europe, U.S.: report

Reuters – 2013-05-04

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Canadian auto parts maker Magna International plans to cut jobs in Europe and the United States as it seeks to reduce costs and offset weak demand in Europe, Chief Executive...

Barnes & Noble shares soar on Microsoft report

Reuters – 2013-05-10

(Reuters) - Shares in Barnes & Noble Inc soared 22 percent on Thursday after a report that Microsoft Corp is considering an offer to acquire the tablet and e-book business of B&N's Nook Media unit.

UK publishers report 'good business' at BEA

The Bookseller – 2013-06-04

British publishers reported good business for the most part at Book Expo America, which concluded...

Ofqual's Pearson report delayed

The Bookseller – 2013-06-06

Ofqual has delayed the report into its "investigation into the firewalls at Pearson between...

Soca alleged to have suppressed report of hacking by companies and law firms

Guardian – 2013-06-22

Illegal activity by private investigators appears not to have been published to home affairs select committeeThe Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has withheld from MPs information about the...

France makes new offers on military equipment to Qatar -report

Reuters – 2013-06-23

DOHA, June 23 (Reuters) - France has made new offers on supplying military equipment to Qatar and is optimistic about the outcome, French President Francois Hollande said in an interview published on...

Facebook to clone Flipboard next, report says

Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-24

Facebook, which has never shied away from copying its rivals' features, is now working on a mobile service that would display news content in a visually appealing, magazine style, similar to what...

Pew Report: Android Ownership Continues to Surpass iPhone

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-06

 

Prague Fair Report: Solidarity with Slovakia, VAT Hike, Amazon is Coming

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-26

With Slovakia as guest of honor, Book World Prague offered a gauge of the local book biz, where the recent hike of VAT to 15% has stifled book sales and Amazon is expected to open soon.

GAO Report: FCC Should Do Fewer Cable and Video Reports

AdWeek – 2013-06-26

Apparently the reports on the cable industry and video marketplace the Federal Communications Commission is required periodically to conduct are a giant time suck and resource hog. That was the...

NSA collected Americans' email data for a decade under Bush and Obama, new report details

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-27

The National Security Agency began tracking email and Internet-use data after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, continuing and expanding the program through 2011, according to new documents...

Report: NSA collected US email records, Internet use for years

PC World – 2013-06-27

The U.S. National Security Agency collected the email and Internet use records of some U.S. residents for about a decade following the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to documents published...

BPA Redesigns, Shifts Exclusively to Brand Report Format

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-28

    

Siemens to cut 1,700 jobs in energy operations: report

Reuters – 2013-06-29

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens is expected to cut around 1,700 jobs in the restructuring of its energy business, a German magazine reported on Saturday, citing an unnamed senior manager.

RCS Mediagroup may be split into three after cash call: report

Reuters – 2013-06-29

MILAN (Reuters) - RCS Mediagroup , the publisher of influential Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, could be split into three units after a capital hike that is changing the balance of power among...

RCS Mediagroup may be split into three after cash call-report

Reuters – 2013-06-29

MILAN, June 29 (Reuters) - RCS Mediagroup, the publisher of influential Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, could be split into three units after a capital hike that is changing the balance of...

Microsoft entertainment head may leave to be Zynga CEO: report

Reuters – 2013-07-01

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Struggling games publisher Zynga Inc could replace its chief executive Mark Pincus with Microsoft Corp executive Don Mattrick, possibly as early as Monday, according to a...

Facebook leaning on Samsung for mobile partnership, report says

Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-06

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in South Korea officially to promote her book "Lean In." But sources told the Korea Herald that she was also taking the...

German air force bill for Eurofighters escalates: report

Reuters – 2013-07-07

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German air force's bill for an order of 180 Eurofighter jets is rising beyond the planned 14.7 billion euros, said a German magazine on Sunday.

German air force bill for Eurofighters escalates-report

Reuters – 2013-07-07

BERLIN, July 7 (Reuters) - The German air force's bill for an order of 180 Eurofighter jets is rising beyond the planned 14.7 billion euros, said a German magazine on Sunday.

Report: Number of Magazine Launches Continues to Decrease

Folio Magazine – 2013-07-10

 

Cenovus releases 2012 corporate responsibility report

CNW – 2013-07-12

CALGARY, Alberta July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Cenovus Energy has published its 2012 corporate responsibility report detailing the company's efforts to protect the health and safety of its workers, safe...

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