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Who will read Richard Scott's International Herald Tribune now?

Guardian – 2011-11-20

The former chairman of the Scott Trust's unopened IHT was a poignant sight on the day of his funeralIt's a grey day in deepest France. The revered former chairman of the Scott Trust, Richard Scott,...

Salon CEO Richard Gingras Leaves, Set to Join Google

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-23

Richard Gingras, who acted as CEO of the Salon Media Group for the past two years, is leaving the company to join search giant Google as global head of news products.

Richard and Judy spring titles sell £4.6m

The Bookseller – 2011-05-12

Written By: Philip Stone and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:45 Analysis has revealed that £4.6m of books were sold under the W H Smith Spring Richard and Judy Book Club...

Hachette leads the way in Richard and Judy WHS summer picks

The Bookseller – 2011-05-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 09:54 Hachette has the lion's share of titles featured in the W H Smith Summer Richard and Judy Book Club list. Five out of the eight...

Richard and Judy in WH Smith deal

The Independent – 2011-05-11

Richard and Judy have signed a five-year deal with WH Smith after their Book Club proved such a success for the firm - shifting around two million titles since its launch last year.

Richard and Judy extend Book Club with W H Smith

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 16:38 W H Smith has signed an exclusive deal to extend the Richard and Judy Book Club until 2015. The high street retailer has signed a...

Richard Desmond's papers 'to almost double profits in two years'

Guardian – 2011-04-07

Barclays Capital document provides insight into sort of valuation the entrepreneur's Express and Star titles might fetchBarclays Capital is hoping to entice potential bidders for Richard Desmond's...

Lonely Planet's Richard Samson dies

The Bookseller – 2011-03-18

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:52 Lonely Planet general manager for Asia Pacific Richard Samson has died today [18th March], following a battle with a...

Richard Desmond's four decades in magazines

Media Week – 2011-03-17

As Richard Desmond invites bids for his magazine portfolio, we look at his long involvement in the business, which stretches all the way back to 1974.

Richard and Judy launches kids books club

The Bookseller – 2011-01-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell A children's book written by Jo Nesbo is among the choices in Richard and Judy’s Children’s Book Club, which launched in W H Smith today [27th January]. The husband-and...

Details emerge of Richard and Judy children's book club

The Bookseller – 2011-01-06

Richard and Judy will launch a new children's...

Richard and Judy unveil new W H Smith picks

The Bookseller – 2011-01-05

W H Smith is launching a Richard and Judy...

Science Writing At Its Finest? Richard Dawkins's 'Oxford Book Of Modern Science Writing'

The Huffington Post – 2010-02-25

What's Your Reaction? Sometime in 1976 I was asked to be a judge for the 1975 National Book Awards for the category "The Sciences."

Dan Brown: Richard Seaver, a Titan of Publishing, Has Passed Away

HuffingtonPost – 2009-03-04

Our society will continue to benefit profoundly from Richard Seaver's independent spirit -- this is, after all, the man who published Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer.

Richard Seaver: Publisher who fought against prudery and censorship

Independent – 2009-02-11

With the death of the celebrated American publisher Richard Seaver, a small literary mystery has been cleared up. In 1965, as editor at Grove Press – the avant garde publisher of everyone from Jack...

Pathbreaking Publisher Richard Seaver, Founder 82

Arts Journal – 2009-01-08

"Richard Seaver, an editor, translator and publisher who defied censorship, societal prudishness and conventional literary standards to bring works by rabble-rousing authors like Samuel Beckett,...

Richard Seaver, ground-breaking publisher, dies at 82

International Herald Tribune – 2009-01-07

Richard Seaver, an editor, translator and publisher who brought works by rabble-rousing authors like Samuel Beckett to American readers, died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.

Richard Spilman: Blockbusters and Publishing - the Pareto Principle vs. Netflix

HuffingtonPost – 2009-01-05

The average Barnes and Noble "superstore" stocks over 100,000 titles. Right now, Amazon offers 215,000 books on their Kindle, all available at literally a touch of a button.

Richard Shortway dies at 84; publisher of Vogue, senior executive at Conde Nast

Los Angeles Times – 2008-11-14

Richard Shortway, a longtime publisher of the U.S. edition of Vogue magazine and a former senior executive at Conde Nast, died of cancer Monday at his home in Bel-Air, said his wife, Noreen. He was...

Richard Dawkins' Web site banned in Turkey

UPI – 2008-09-19

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- An Istanbul, Turkey, court has banned the Web site of evolutionist Richard Dawkins in the country after a Muslim author claimed the site insulted him.

Turkish court bans Richard Dawkins website

Guardian – 2008-09-18

A Turkish court has banned internet users from viewing the official Richard Dawkins website after a Muslim creationist claimed its contents were defamatory and blasphemous

Managing director Richard Webb leaves Trinity Mirror

Guardian – 2008-09-15

Richard Webb, the managing director of Trinity Mirror's UK nationals division, has left the company. By Ben Dowell

Colleagues pay tribute to Times photographer Richard Mills

Guardian – 2008-07-30

The Times has paid tribute to its photographer Richard Mills, who died while on an undercover assignment in Zimbabwe. By Stephen Brook

Children's author Richard Kidd drowns in Philippines waterfall

Guardian – 2008-07-21

British children's author Richard Kidd has drowned in the Philippines, the Foreign Office said today

British author Richard Kidd swept to his death in Philippines

Times Online – 2008-07-21

A British artist and children's author has been swept to his death by a strong current at a tourist spot in the Philippines.

Richard Hayes to leave Bauer

Media Week – 2012-02-13

Richard Hayes, magazine sales controller at Bauer Media, has resigned and is to leave the company at the end of April.

3 best books on the American Revolution, chosen by Richard Brookhiser

The Washington Post – 2011-07-02

I backed into the American Revolution in college when I took a course from Garry Wills about Thomas Jefferson. Wills found Jefferson fascinating and quirky, but he loved George Washington, whom he...

“History of a Pleasure Seeker” by Richard Mason

The Washington Post – 2012-03-03

The only thing wrong with this otherwise terrific novel is its title, which is (a) clumsy, (b) overlong and (c) only marginally accurate, for the protagonist to whom it refers is as much a giver of...

'Island of Vice' author Richard Zacks on Teddy Roosevelt's crusade to clean up NYC

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-03

Richard Zacks talks about the remarkable Teddy Roosevelt and his failed attempt to take the vice out of New York City.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader sues former publisher Richard Connor

Poynter. – 2012-05-26

The Citizens Voice | Bangor Daily News Richard Connor “engaged in a pattern of causing The Times Leader to transfer cash to him for personal use and causing The Times Leader to satisfy...

Richard Wallace and Tina Weaver depart as Mirror titles go seven-day

Guardian – 2012-05-30

Long-serving editors dramatically ousted as the People's Lloyd Embley takes over at the two papersRichard Wallace and Tina Weaver, editors of Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror, have been dramatically...

“Thirtysomething” writer Richard Kramer: “Family isn’t something you make” – 2012-12-01

The TV writer turned novelist has lots to say about coming of age, coming out and redefining the meaning of family

Journalists remember the late Richard Ben Cramer

Poynter. – 2013-01-08

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Politico | The Atlantic | The New York Times | BuzzFeed | The Chestertown Spy Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer died Monday...

Richard Ben Cramer Was Sued by His Publisher While He Battled Lung Cancer

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-01-08

In the wake of the sad news of the death of incredibly talented author and journalist Richard Ben Cramer comes an update on a story about the publishing industry at large.

Poet Richard Blanco is chosen as inaugural poet for 2013

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-01-10

Richard Blanco – who will compose an original poem to recite at Obama's Jan. 21 swearing-in – will be the first Latino, the first openly gay, and youngest inaugural poet ever.

How ThinkPad Designer Richard Sapper Could Have Been Jony Ive

Fast Company – 2013-06-19

In an interview with Dezeen, the German designer recalls turning down a job offer from Steve Jobs. In an interview published today on Dezeen, Richard Sapper reveals that he could have been Jony...

'I Am Legend' author Richard Matheson has died at 87

Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-25

Author Richard Matheson, who was 87, has died at home. His family announced his passing in a protected Facebook post; the news was shared by publisher Tor/Forge.Author Richard Matheson, who was 87,...

I Am Legend author Richard Matheson dies at 87

CBC – 2013-06-25

Richard Matheson, the prolific science-fiction and fantasy writer whose I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man were transformed into films, has died. He was 87.

He is Legend: Remembering sci-fi author Richard Matheson – 2013-06-26

Matheson's fiction crackled with a truthfulness that was beyond the means of many of his more famous contemporaries

“I am Legend” author Richard Matheson dies – 2013-06-25

The writer was 87 years old

Richard Nanula resigns from Miramax and Colony

Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-08

Richard Nanula has resigned as chairman of Miramax and as a principal of private equity firm Colony Capital, a co-owner of the independent movie producer, in the wake of two websites recently...

My Media Week: Richard Jacobs

Media Week – 2013-07-10

This week, Richard Jacobs, head of commercial strategy at Real and Smooth Radio, oversees a major social media push, talks magazine-radio partnerships and dons his sustainability hat for the...

Why the National Theatre could use a history lesson from Richard Eyre

Guardian – 2013-07-12

A prescient memoir by the theatre's former chief suggests that when it comes to this prestigious yet demanding post, candidates have always been thin on the groundWhen Ronald Reagan was shot and...

Richard Desmond: no Twitter quitter | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-07-17

Fears that Richard Desmond has left Twitter just days after making his debut are somewhat premature, Monkey is pleased to report. Desmond's initial moniker, @DigiDesmond, has been closed down and...

Twitter fiction: Richard Madeley

Guardian – 2013-07-20

The TV presenter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerIt was so hot he wanted to go home.The sun she craved assaulted him; caressed her. "I'M...

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Richard Furness

BBC News – 2013-07-25

This week the BBC's Nick Higham meets Richard Furness who is publishing the latest in a series of collections of railway posters

The Sun's Richard Caseby saddles up for his next move | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-08-06

Confirmation, belatedly, from Wapping that Sun managing editor Richard Caseby is indeed flying the coop. Several weeks after the Guardian reported that Caseby, one of Monkey's favourite old school...

Richard Desmond bank trial date is set

Guardian – 2013-08-07

A trial date has been set for Richard Desmond's action against Credit Suisse in which he accuses the investment bank of misleading him over a £50m derivatives seal.He alleges that the highly complex...

Richard Desmond moves into contract publishing with Very magazine

Guardian – 2013-08-12

Channel 5 owner extends publishing business with magazine for Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby fashion houseRichard Desmond, the owner of Channel 5 and the Daily Express, is extending his media...

Reza Aslan on Zealot, Fox News and Richard Dawkins

Guardian – 2013-08-14

The US academic – whose latest book, Zealot, was a bestseller even before his extraordinary Fox News interview went viral – talks about religion, his celebrity status and death threatsWhen a...

Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell stays in red after Channel 5 slump

Guardian – 2013-08-14

Media group says newspapers and TV business experienced a tough 2012, but are increasing profits this yearRichard Desmond's Northern & Shell has reported a loss for 2012, with Channel 5 posting a...

Richard & Judy book club looks for new bestseller

Guardian – 2013-09-03

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan begin search for budding author as former producer launches rival book club on ITV3The battle of the autumn book clubs is about to commence as Richard Madeley and...

Open Letter to Nixon Foundation: Ann Coulter Is No Richard Nixon

HuffingtonPost – 2013-09-05

To the Richard Nixon Foundation: I write to you as an American citizen and as a man who believes President Nixon was one of the truly great world leaders in recent history. This may come as a...

Richard Desmond: I haven't got the testicles to resist Sir Martin Sorrell

Guardian – 2013-09-12

Channel 5 owner says WPP chief's UK media buying operation Group M is so dominant it can bully media ownersRichard Desmond has hit out at the power of Sir Martin Sorrell's UK media buying operation,...

Richard Dawkins Is Grateful To The Anglican Tradition, Interview Reveals

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-13

"You owe me an apology," Richard Dawkins informs me. It is a bright Oxford morning and we are sitting in his home. His wife has just made me coffee and I have met their new puppies. I am here to...

Richard Desmond and his band turn the amp up to 11 | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-09-13

Not content with delivering a rare speech at the Royal Television Society Cambridge convention (after which he startlingly admitted he does not, repeat does not have 10-stone testicles), on Thursday...

Ed Schultz Responds To Richard Wolffe's Report That He Ranted At Obama

HuffingtonPost – 2013-09-19

Ed Schultz responded on Wednesday to Richard Wolffe's report that Schultz once ranted at President Obama at a meeting. "I don't understand it," Schultz said. "I've had several meetings with the...

Richard Scarry's Lowly Worm returns

BBC – 2013-09-26

New Richard Scarry book marks 50 years of his work

Richard Dawkins Writes 'Science Fiction,' Former Pope Says

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-28

Richard Dawkins is used to criticism, but it's not every day the award-winning scientist is slammed by the pope he once called a "leering old villain in a frock." Dawkins, an internationally...

Richard Dawkins: It’s insane that people still doubt Darwin – 2013-09-29

In an excerpt from his new book, the famed atheist wonders what would have happened if Hitler's dad only sneezed

Richard Dawkins: I’m not like Christopher Hitchens! – 2013-09-29

The memoirist/scientist/atheist says he's felt something akin to a mystical experience -- but it's not supernatural

'Darling' takes on spirituality in Richard Rodriguez's terms

Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-11

The writer ruminates on the broader questions of faith and character in a new collection of essays.Richard Rodriguez's "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography" appears at first to have been mistitled; it...

Captain Richard Phillips On What He Thought Of 'Captain Phillips'

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-15

Outside of "Das Boot" and "Saving Private Ryan," Richard Phillips -- the captain of the Maersk Alabama who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the spring of 2009 and held for ransom on a small...

Richard Cohen's reverse on Snowden: not a 'traitor', but a whistleblower | Tom McCarthy

Guardian – 2013-10-22

A memorable about-face from the Washington Post columnist has re-opened the debate about the former NSA contractorBesotted fans of the regularly published Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen will...

Richard Kadrey takes on teen horror in 'Dead Set'

Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-24

Richard Kadrey sets aside his dark, demonic Sandman Slim series to cast his shadow over teen readers in the tender but still terrifying "Dead Set"Richard Kadrey's new novel, "Dead Set," gave me...

“Saturday Night Live” and Richard Pryor: The untold story behind “SNL’s” edgiest sketch ever – 2013-11-03

The amazing word-association sketch between Pryor and Chevy Chase capped a tense week -- here's the inside story

Scratch N' Sniff Wine Book By Richard Betts Gives Readers A Whiff Of Expertise

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-12

Everyone knows the world of wine can be complicated, but it just got a whole lot simpler for anyone with a nose. Boulder, Colo.-based Richard Betts is just one of 200 Master Wine Sommeliers, and...

Richard Cohen's Friends Think He's Great

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-11-13

The Washington Post's Richard Cohen outed himself as a racist this morning to everyone who read his new column, except the editors and publisher of The Washington Post, where was a...

‘ Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography ’ by Richard Rodriguez

The Washington Post – 2013-11-23

Women, for Richard Rodriguez, are the world’s saving grace. “Darling,” his first book in a decade, is among other things his obeisance to women and their tendency to brighten and improve the...

Richard Rodriguez: “New Atheism has a distinctly neo-colonial aspect” – 2013-12-15

Provocative thinker Richard Rodriguez challenges orthodoxy on religion, liberals and class, Pope Francis and more

'The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects': why Richard Kurin chose as he did

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-12-28

Richard Kurin, a Smithsonian executive, chose such items as Thomas Jefferson's Bible and Sitting Bull's drawing book.

Richard Desmond appoints Barclays to explore sale of Channel 5

The Guardian – 2014-01-02

Process at a very early stage and follows owner taking soundings from television rivals including ITVRichard Desmond has appointed Barclays to advise on a possible sale of Channel 5, after turning...

Richard & Judy Book Club titles announced

The Bookseller – 2014-01-03

Two titles from publisher Black Swan are in WH Smith’s Richard & Judy Book Club to kick...

Richard and Judy propel Picoult to UK number one

The Bookseller – 2014-01-07

Jodi Picoult has become the first writer to top the official UK Top 50 in 2014. The mass-market...

Millionaire Steve Forbes has a cynical campaign to keep working people down | Richard L Trumka

The Guardian – 2014-01-08

A minimum wage hike would improve the lives of 30 million working Americans. Forbes wants to falsely spin it as a job killerWhat do you give to a man who has everything? A man like publisher Steve...

Review: 'Orfeo' by Richard Powers

Chicago Tribune – 2014-01-09

In many ways, then, "Orfeo" reads like a post-9/11 update of such films as "The Fugitive" or "The Wrong Man." But it is considerably more than that.    

The Book We're Talking About: Richard Powers's 'Orfeo'

The Huffington Post – 2014-01-22

Orfeo by Richard Powers W.W. Norton & Company, $26.95 Published January 20, 2014 What is it about? Peter Els is about as law-abiding as they come, but a certain crew of government agents seems to...

Does digital publishing mean the death of the author? | Richard Lea

The Guardian – 2014-01-23

We used to know what it took to be a writer – you had to publish a book. But electronic publishing is piling pressure on myths of the author's lifeWhat's the difference between making money out of...

ProPublica's Richard Tofel: 'Our mission is to end abuses of power'

The Guardian – 2014-01-26

The president of the non-profit investigative journalism website on measuring impact, team work – and Edward SnowdenRichard Tofel has had a dream. It came upon him the night before we meet and he...

Richard L. Grossman, publisher of Nader’s ‘Unsafe at Any Speed,’ dies at 92

The Washington Post – 2014-01-31

Ralph Nader was an obscure Washington lawyer and auto-safety authority when he began making the rounds of major publishing houses in early 1965. He hoped to generate interest in “Unsafe at Any...

Richard Branson by Bower - journalists have not held him to account

The Guardian – 2014-01-31

Tom Bower, the author who so often strikes fear into his subjects, has taken a second critical look at Richard Branson.His new book, some 14 years on from his first biography, is being serialised in...

Style Blog: Richard Powers on the power of music to wake us up

The Washington Post – 2014-01-31

Richard Powers’s new novel, “Orfeo,” is about a retired composer who’s suspected of bioterrorism. But it’s really about music — what it means and what it can do. It’s impossible to read...

Richard Bach returns with 'part four' of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The Guardian – 2014-02-11

Multimillion-selling author also publishing new memoir of encounter with spirit guides after his 2012 plane crashJonathan Livingston Seagull, the adventurous bird who launched a million spiritual...

Richard Desmond's Star magazine enters top ten for women's weeklies

The Guardian – 2014-02-13

Bauer's Closer, Hearst's Best and IPC's Now, and OK! all record double-digit falls, year on yearRichard Desmond's Star magazine has jumped into the top 10 biggest sellers in the women's weeklies...

Richard Nash Joins Byliner Staff

Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-14

Richard Nash, former Small Demons v-p, content and community, is joining Byliner, the digital subscription reading service, as v-p, partnerships.

Richard Just named editor of National Journal magazine

Poynter. – 2014-02-25

National Journal | The Huffington Post Richard Just is the new editor of National Journal’s magazine, the publication announced Tuesday. Just will oversee the print edition of National...

Faber signs Richard Ayoade

The Bookseller – 2014-02-27

Faber has signed a three-book deal with comedian and director Richard Ayoade. Editorial...

Atheism’s radical new heroes: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and an evolving new moral view – 2014-03-02

From Dawkins to Harris, the new debate between science and religion is being led by fascinating, surprising voices

First Look At Richard Castle's New Novel, 'Wild Storm'

The Huffington Post – 2014-03-29

The next novel in the Derrick Storm series, "Wild Storm," won't be released until May, but "Castle" fans can tide themselves over with the first look at the book cover and its first chapter. Nathan...

San Francisco Film Festival: James Franco, Richard Linklater films slated

San Jose Mercury News – 2014-04-02

James Franco's collection of South Bay-set short stories 'Palo Alto' book gets the big-screen treatment courtesy of director Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola; more than 168 films...

Science doesn’t disprove God: Where Richard Dawkins and new atheists go wrong – 2014-04-19

Richard Dawkins and the new atheists suggest human consciousness can be cloned in a lab. But they can't prove it

BEA 2014: A Satisfying Debut Collection: Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-29

“We like each other and we drive each other crazy—that’s a good match for writing,” says Richard Scrimger, describing partnering with fellow Canadian author Marthe Jocelyn on Viminy Crowe’s...

Alexander Chancellor to edit The Oldie after walkout by Richard Ingrams

The Guardian – 2014-06-11

Alexander Chancellor has taken over as editor of The Oldie magazine following the resignation of its founder, Richard Ingrams.Chancellor, 74, edited The Spectator from 1975 to 1984 and launched two...

More contributors leave The Oldie in sympathy with Richard Ingrams

The Guardian – 2014-06-16

Six more contributors to The Oldie, and a sub-editor described by the departed editor Richard Ingrams as "irreplaceable", have left the magazine, reports Press Gazette.The seven decided to...

Richard Ackland parts ways with Fairfax after writing column for rival

The Guardian – 2014-06-19

Columnist of 20 years given ultimatum by Sydney Morning Herald: its us or the Saturday PaperRichard Ackland says he has ended 20 years as a columnist for Fairfax Media after the Sydney Morning Herald...

Richard Russo, Jodi Picoult among Fall for the Book authors

The Washington Post – 2014-06-19

Book lovers, rejoice. Richard Russo and Jodi Picoult will be among the nearly 150 writers at this year’s Fall for the Book, spearheaded by George Mason University. Almost 23,000 people are...

Richard Ingrams on the cover of The Oldie after quitting the magazine

The Guardian – 2014-06-27

Alexander Chancellor has given his predecessor, Richard Ingrams, an amusing and affectionate send-off in the latest issue of The Oldie."True to his dislike of pomposity, he [Richard] has asked...

Richard Desmond to seek fresh cuts at Express Newspapers

The Guardian – 2014-07-18

Cost-cutting at Express and Star titles, including voluntary redundancies, comes after mogul sold Channel 5 for £450mRichard Desmond is set to unveil cuts of more than £10m at Express...

Richard House on 'The Kills'

Chicago Tribune – 2014-08-02

It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and...

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