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GigaOm Buys Digital-Media News Site PaidContent

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

GigaOm, the digital-media company that publishes a popular tech blog of the same name, is buying the digital-media news site from London-based Guardian News & Media, GigaOM said...

New book details years of emails between writer and magazine fact checker

Poynter. – 2012-02-08

An email exchange between writer John D’Agata and Believer intern Jim Fingal, who was given the job of fact checking D’Agata’s article: JIM FINGAL: Hi, John. I’m the intern who’s been...

Sherborne's Booklore closes after 35 years

The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

Booklore bookshop in Sherborne is closing after 35 years. Its owner, Gill Capel, is retiring...

The Guardian continues to open up with Newsdesk live

Editors Weblog – 2012-02-01

by Hannah Vinter "So... What are you working on?" Now some Guardian journalists are prepared to give us the answer to that question, as yesterday the paper unrolled Newsdesk live, a blog that...

For years in development, is Scribus 1.4.0 worth the wait?

Betanews – 2012-01-04

Open-source, cross-platform desktop publishing package Scribus 1.4.0 has been given a final, stable release, four years after the first developmental version saw the light of day. Over 2,000 feature...

Mukherjee scoops £10,000 Guardian First Book Award

The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

The only non-fiction title shortlisted for the 2011 Guardian First Book Award has taken home the...

Halpern Reflects on 40 Years of Ecco

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-25

It was a chance chauffeur job, shuttling a bored author back to his hotel room, that got Dan Halpern into publishing. The author was Paul Bowles, it was the late 1960s, and Halpern agreed to take the...

The Guardian puts PaidContent up for sale for $20m

Media Week – 2011-11-22

The Guardian has put its PaidContent website up for sale with a price tag of $20m (£12.7m), three years after it bought the New York-based digital publishing and events business.

This Book Is 119 Years Overdue

Slate – 2011-11-17

Like many kids who grew up poor in the American hinterlands during the 19th century, Louis Bloom left few public traces. Born in Muncie, Ind. in 1879, he was the oldest child of a widowed mother who...

Baptist Times to close after 156 years

Guardian – 2011-11-15

The Baptist Times is to close after 156 years of continuous weekly print publication. Its website is to close too. Bill Johnston, chairman of the board of directors, said the weekly title will cease...

Guardian First Book shortlist heads Down the Rabbit Hole

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:12 Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English (Bloomsbury) has made the shortlist of the £10,000 Guardian First Book Award, equaling its...

Kelman shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:15 Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English (Bloomsbury) has made the shortlist of the £10,000 Guardian First Book Award, equaling its...

Ribblestrop scoops Guardian Children's Book Award

The Bookseller – 2011-11-11

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:30 Return to Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan (Simon & Schuster Children's Books) has been awarded the Guardian Children's Book Award,...

Attic Brand Media falls into administration after 22 years

Media Week – 2011-11-09

Attic Brand Media, the customer and consumer magazine publisher behind Kick and National Geographic Kids, has fallen into administration after 22 years, according to sources.

Hay House Fiction Debut Marks 25 Years

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-04

In a major departure for Hay House, the self-help and spirituality publisher is jumping into the fiction market. Its debut mystery novel, The First Rule of Ten by psychologist Gay Hendricks and...

Rachael Stilwell steps down at Haymarket after 17 years

Media Week – 2011-11-02

Rachael Stilwell, publishing director of Haymarket's Brand Republic and Meetings & Travel Group, is stepping down from the company after 17 years.

Guardian publishes upcoming story budgets, invites reader feedback

Poynter. – 2011-10-11 The Guardian will publish “a carefully-selected portion” of its internal lists of upcoming story topics, inviting readers to get in touch with reporters or editors if they have...

Business columnist celebrates 60 years at the Dallas Morning News

Poynter. – 2011-09-29

Dallas Morning News The Dallas Morning News story (subscription required) on 87-year-old Robert (Bob) Miller says “he has lasted longer than any other full-time employee in our 126-year history —...

Guardian launches indie guide

The Bookseller – 2011-09-29

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 13:55 A guide to independent bookshops will be given away in this Saturday's Guardian [1st October], with more than 350 indies...

Bezos tops Guardian book trade power list

The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:50 Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has been named as the most powerful man in books in a Guardian and Observer "power list" of the 100 key...

Amazon founder heads digital advance on Guardian books power list

Guardian – 2011-09-23

Jeff Bezos tops a list of the 100 most powerful people in publishing which charts the transformation of the books industry by digital technologySeismic shifts in the publishing world, transforming...

Lizzie Kershaw leaves Hearst after 29 years

Media Week – 2011-09-19

Lizzie Kershaw, executive group publishing director of Hearst's Women's Interest Group, is leaving the UK publisher in the midst of a restructure after 29 years service.

Gannett CEO taking 2nd medical leave in 2 years

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-09-16

(09-15) 16:28 PDT McLean, Va. (AP) -- Gannett CEO Craig Dubow is taking a medical leave of absence for the second time in two years from the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gracia Martore, Gannett'...

Dazed & Confused celebrates 20 years with biggest issue to date

Media Week – 2011-09-15

Dazed & Confused, the music and culture monthly magazine, is celebrating its 20th birthday with its biggest issue so far.

Guardian launches new US homepage

Guardian – 2011-09-15

US front page targets American users as publisher hires new US team of writers, technologists and editorsGuardian News & Media has launched its newhomepage,, from its digital...

Chorion seeks buyer after failing to ease debt

The Bookseller – 2011-09-05

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 08:05 Buyers are being sought for Mr Men and Agatha Christie franchise owner Chorion after the company failed to renegotiate its...

Tracking 20 Years of Bookstore Chains

Publishers Weekly – 2011-08-26

The bookstore chain landscape has undergone seismic shifts over the past 20 years and will enter the fall with approximately 1,100 fewer stores than dotted the country in 1991. Just as it is today,...

Gallery: Steve Jobs throughout the years

GigaOM – 2011-08-25

Steve Jobs has had a number of ups and downs over the years. Check out this history in magazine covers depicting his dramatic rise, fall and triumphant return to Apple, as well as his product...

Private Eye to mark 50 years with anniversary book

The Bookseller – 2011-08-24

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 24/08/2011 - 14:46 Private Eye is marking its 50th anniversary by publishing a book looking back at the history of the satirical institution. Private...

American Printer Magazine Closes After 128 Years

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-23

Started in 1883 as Inland Printer, Penton Media's American Printer magazine will be stopping production after 128 years. The August 2011 edition has been the last title published.

FHM and Nuts will still be around in five years, claim publishers

Media Week – 2011-08-19

Publishers of struggling men's lifestyle titles have maintained their magazines will still be around in the next five years, despite falling circulations.

Food Network Magazine Raises Rate Base for Sixth Time in Two Years

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-18

Once identified as the most notable magazine launch of the year in 2009, Hearst's Food Network magazine is continuing to ride a wave of reader enthusiasm with the announcement of its sixth rate base...

Indie opened by A A Milne's son to close after 60 years

The Bookseller – 2011-08-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 18/08/2011 - 12:15 A Dartmouth bookshop opened by the son of Winnie-the-Pooh author A A Milne is closing down after 60 years. The Harbour Bookshop...

Wallpaper magazine celebrates 15 years in the business

Media Week – 2011-08-11

IPC Media's Wallpaper magazine is publishing its 15th birthday edition, which has attracted 60% higher advertising revenues year on year.

Cosmopolitan magazine to relaunch in Singapore 28 years after ban

Media Week – 2011-08-09

Cosmopolitan is launching its 64th international edition this week in Singapore, 28 years after the title was banned by the government over concerns about the effect of its content on children.

Illustrated Palazzo to celebrate 200 years of Austen

The Bookseller – 2011-07-29

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 15:25 Bath-based independent Palazzo is to publish illustrated editions of Jane Austen's novels to mark the bicentenary of their...

Rethinking Hemingway 50 years after his death

L.A. Times – 2011-07-02

Ernest Hemingway's two competing personas — the hard-living macho man and the bohemian writer whose style influenced many other authors — have something to teach today's men, as evidenced in some...

Guardian's move to 'digital-first' will involve job cuts, says Alan Rusbridger

Guardian – 2011-06-22

Paper's editor-in-chief confirms it will have to reduce headcount as it aims to save £25m before 2016The Guardian will make "significant" job cuts over the next two years in the transition to a...

Why the Guardian group is going digital-first

Guardian – 2011-06-22

"The announcement by Guardian Media Group that it is to adopt a digital-first strategy has engendered a mixture of concern, incredulity, hostility and cynicism while fostering a widespread belief...

Guardian Books podcast: Do books have a future?

Guardian – 2011-06-17

What does 21st-century technology hold for the printed word? Last week academics, librarians, publishers and writers descended on the Villa Reale, near Milan, to find out.We hear from a Senegalese...

Guardian iPhone app attracts more than 400,000 downloads

Guardian – 2011-06-10

Latest figures also reveal newspaper's mobile website accounts for more than 10% of total digital trafficThe Guardian's iPhone app has been downloaded more than 400,000 times since its launch in...

Guardian to sponsor Edinburgh Book Festival

The Bookseller – 2011-06-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 14:53 The Edinburgh International Book Festival is to be sponsored by Guardian News & Media, in a newly-penned two-year deal. The...

Mobile Display Ads More than Doubled in Past Two Years

AdWeek – 2011-06-08

According to a study from ComScore, display advertising on mobile devices has more than doubled over the past two years. The study found that in April 2011, 689 advertisers used mobile display ads to...

The New York Times appoints woman editor – after 160 years

Guardian – 2011-06-03

Jill Abramson to take over as first female editor as the Gray Lady finally redresses gender equality• Jane Martinson: A subway token New YorkerFor 160 years the New York Times has been setting the...

112 years later, New York Times acknowledges misspelled name in obituary

Poynter. – 2011-05-24

New York TimesLast month the great-grandson of Lt. Milton K. Schwenk wrote to The New York Times to tell them that the newspaper misspelled Schwenk’s first name (“Melton”), among other errors, in...

Celebrating Linotype, 125 Years Since Its Debut

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-23

After a century of use, Linotype machines were made obsolete in the 1970s by changing technologies — but they have not been forgotten.

Playboy puts entire 57 years of magazines online – 2011-05-20

Good news for those who thought their copies of Playboy were gone forever when their moms found them and threw them away.

Amnesty International hails WikiLeaks and Guardian as Arab spring 'catalysts'

Guardian – 2011-05-13

The human rights group predicts a serious fightback from the forces of repression as it releases its annual reportThe world faces a watershed moment in human rights with tyrants and despots coming...

Emap chief David Gilbertson to leave after three years

Guardian – 2011-05-10

Chief executive says its 'opportune' time for new management to take the helmDavid Gilbertson, the chief executive of business-to-business publisher Emap, is to leave the company after three...

Iraq concludes first book fair in 20 years

The Independent – 2011-05-07

Iraq's first book fair in 20 years concluded on Thursday with organisers and attendees hailing it as a return for the violence-wracked country to the global literary scene.

Last chance to submit to Autumn Buyer's Guides

The Bookseller – 2011-05-04

Written By: Hannah Davies Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 08:41 The Buyer's Guide website will close to editorial submissions for the Autumn 2011 Adult...

Vietnam writer jailed for five years

Guardian – 2011-05-03

A Vietnamese political commentator, Vi Duc Hoi, has been sentenced to a five-year prison term for posting essays on the internet. The former high-ranking communist party member turned pro-democracy...

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...

BBC Worldwide close to choosing buyer for magazine arm

Guardian – 2011-03-31

German publisher Bauer still considered favourite to become owner of 34 titles including Radio Times and Top GearBBC Worldwide is close to selecting a preferred bidder in the £100m-plus sale of its...

What was the New Times Magazine like 100 years ago?

Slate – 2011-03-31

For one thing, there was a lot more clown coverage.[more ...]

Barnes & Noble Said to Be Likely to End Search Without Buyer

BusinessWeek – 2011-03-23

Barnes & Noble Inc., the largest U.S. bookstore chain, is likely to end its months-long search for a buyer without a sale of the company, said five people with knowledge of the bidding process.

Grace Dent to Leave Twitter for Faber/Guardian Books

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 14:40 Faber and Guardian Books have acquired a title by columnist and author Grace Dent about social networking phenomenon Twitter. Guardian Books publisher Lisa...

Morpurgo and Wilson support new Guardian kids site

The Bookseller – 2011-03-02

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 03/03/2011 - 07:22 Former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo and Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson have spoken out in support of the...

Future a possible buyer for BBC magazines

Guardian – 2011-02-23

Future Publishing has emerged as a contender for BBC Worldwide's magazine divisionFuture Publishing, the owner of more than 50 magazines including Metal Hammer, Total Film and T3, has emerged as a...

Peter Hill's 50 years as a journalist after starting out in a woollen mill

Guardian – 2011-02-21

Further to my interview with Peter Hill in today's print section, I want to add a little more information about him.His early personal story is interesting in itself, regardless of his later...

Glasgow paper closes after 14 years

Guardian – 2011-02-09

Local News Glasgow, an independent free monthly, has closed after 14 years. Publisher-editor Grace Franklin could not generate sufficient advertising revenue to keep going.Some 40,000 copies were...

Tim Brooks to leave Guardian News & Media

Guardian – 2011-02-08

Guardian Media Group says role of GNM managing director has been made redundant as part of 'ongoing reshaping of business'Tim Brooks, managing director of Guardian News & Media, is to leave the...

Apple's modern success story began with four investments made 10 years ago

Betanews – 2011-02-03

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Apple executive briefing at first Apple retail store, May 2001.Ten years ago -- that's right, 2001 -- Apple made four investments that bore fruit in a 21st-century success...

Eric Carle to write first book in four years for Puffin

The Bookseller – 2011-01-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Puffin is to publish a new picture book by The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle, his first in four years. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse will be...

New Republic Editor (and Part Owner) Steps Down After 37 Years

Folio Magazine – 2011-01-27

Marty Peretz, the editor-in-chief of The New Republic of the past 37 years, is stepping down and taking the title of "editor-in-chief emeritus." Editor Richard Just takes over as editor-in-chief....

Survey: Organic Growth, New Devices To Have Biggest Impact On Media Over Next Two Years

Folio Magazine – 2011-01-24

Organic growth will be the primary driver of the media business over the next 12 to 24 months, according to nearly 500 executives in the information, marketing services and technology sectors,...

Hachette to close teen magazine Sugar after 16 years

Media Week – 2011-01-19

Hachette Filipacchi is to close teen print magazine Sugar in March, which has suffered flagging circulation figures, and ahead of an anticipated group sale to US publisher Hearst.

UK e-books market expected to grow ten-fold over five years

The Bookseller – 2011-01-12

E-book sales in the UK will grow ten-fold...

Guardian Books to publish Wikileaks title next month

The Bookseller – 2011-01-10

Guardian Books could be the first to market...

The Atlantic Posts Profit for First Time In Years

Folio Magazine – 2011-01-06

The Atlantic says it turned its first profit in decades in the fourth quarter of 2010, driven by double-digit revenue increases year-over-year in digital (up 70 percent), events (up 37 percent) and...

Newspaper ABCes: passes 40m browsers in November

Media Week – 2010-12-21

Guardian News & Media's website became only the second UK newspaper site to surpass 40 million unique browsers last month, following a double-digit increase in daily visitors.

Data Journalism: a new gateway at the Guardian

Editors Weblog – 2010-12-17

The Guardian announced yesterday the launch of a new gateway to its data journalism and visualisations. "DataStore: Fact are sacred" is the subhead on the new data site, and that is the exact...

U.S. Air Force blocks NYT and Guardian over WikiLeaks

Reuters – 2010-12-15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has blocked employees from visiting media websites carrying leaked WikiLeaks documents, including the New York Times and the Guardian.

Picking up Penguins for 75 years

Yahoo – 2010-07-29

A colourful history of the famous book publisher

SPIN Magazine Celebrates 25 Years With 5 Great Concerts, Tonight: The National

Yahoo – 2010-07-29

SPIN Magazine, born in 1985 to Bob Guccione Jr. as an alternative to Rolling Stone, is celebrating their quarter century with five nights of concerts in New York - and they're streaming them live...

PC Zone magazine is to shut after 17 years

Yahoo – 2010-07-14

Britain's first ever magazine dedicated to PC gaming is to cease publication after 17 years. PC Zone magazine, the sometimes anarchic and irreverent monthly journal, is set to close after 225 issues...

Guardian Makes Content More Accessible to Bloggers

Yahoo – 2010-07-10

Guardian News & Media released a WordPress plugin that lets bloggers republish content from on their own sites free of chage. The Guardian news feed plug-in, which was developed using...

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.

Last Gasp Marks 40 Years of Comics and Lowbrow Art

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-29

This year, independent publisher Last Gasp will celebrate 40 years of art and comics. The San...

Guardian owner to write down Emap investment 'by up to £200m'

Independent – 2010-03-14

Guardian Media Group (GMG), owner of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, is set to take a significant hit on its investment in publisher Emap, sending it to an annual loss for the second year...

'Bay Guardian' Can Collect Half of 'SF Weekly' Ad Revenue

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-10

The San Francisco Bay Guardian won another victory against the SF Weekly on Tuesday when a Superior Court ruled the Guardian is entitled to half of the advertising revenue of its cross-town rival....

At 10 Years, A Magazine Finds Time To Celebrate

New York Times – 2010-03-07

In its 10th anniversary issue, the magazine Real Simple looks at what it most wants to save you.

'Bay Guardian' Could Win Half of 'S.F. Weekly' Ad Revenue

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-13

The San Francisco Bay Guardian could get the go-ahead to collect half of the S.F. Weekly's advertising revenue -- roughly $200,000 a month -- depending on a decision by a San Francisco commissioner....

Unlikely Buyer Steps Forward for Kirkus Reviews

Folio Mag – 2010-02-11

An unusual suitor has stepped forward to revive shuttered book industry magazine Kirkus Reviews.

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...

Guardian ends Reuters ad deal after 13 months

Media Week – 2009-03-17

LONDON - Guardian News & Media has ended its ad sales partnership with Reuters by bringing its US ad sales operation in-house as it looks to increase revenue from overseas.

At Least One Author Can Still Land A $5 Million Advance "Six years after the publication of her blockbuster ...

Arts Journal – 2009-03-11

The Time Traveler's Wife , Audrey Niffenegger has sold a new manuscript for close to $5 million… Scribner, a unit of Simon & Schuster, bought the rights to publish the new novel, Her Fearful...

The Guardian Launches Free Content API - But You Get To Build Its Ad Network

TechCrunch – 2009-03-10

The Guardian newspaper in the UK has today launched a free, open API which will carry all the content the newspaper produces in print and online, going back to 1999. The "Open Platform" will allow...

Arena Britain's 'original men's magazine' is axed after 22 years

Daily Telegraph – 2009-03-04

Arena which billed itself as "the UK's original men's magazine" has been axed after 22 years of publication.

Bigger Woes for Library, as a Buyer Backs Out

New York Times – 2009-03-04

A decision by Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. to back out of its plans to buy the former Donnell Library building in Midtown Manhattan is likely to deprive the New York Public Library of millions it was...

Guardian to launch mobile site

Media Week – 2009-02-25

LONDON - is launching its first optimised mobile internet site, following an increase in mobile users visiting the site.

Axon to quit publisher River after eight years

Media Week – 2009-02-24

LONDON - River Publishing managing director Edward Axon is to leave the customer publisher after nearly eight years.

New York Post to Scrap Liz Smith’s Gossip Column After 14 Years

Bloomberg – 2009-02-24

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Post will stop publishing Liz Smith ’s gossip column after 14 years, the writer said today. Smith, 86, said New York Post editor Col Allan told her this month...

Metro International Attracts Interested Buyer

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-23

Metro International announced that a party is interested in buying the troubled publisher of free global dailies. Metro's major shareholder, AB Kinnevik, informed the company of the offer. The...

Ten Years Later, Photographer Finds Old Portrait Shots Are in Demand

New York Times – 2009-02-23

On Oct. 7, 1999, a young photographer hauled his camera gear to the Lipstick Building in Manhattan for a portrait assignment of an investor named Bernard L. Madoff.

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.

Online ad spend set to slow 'significantly' over next five years

Media Week – 2009-02-06

LONDON - The growth of online advertising is set to slow "significantly" over the next five years, according to Forrester Research, forcing the company to revise its forecasts for European...

The Day The Music Died is Front Page News -- 50 Years Later

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-03

From Iowa to Texas, the 50th anniversary of "The Day the Music Died" was front page news this morning as several newspapers noted their link to the tragic plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, that killed...

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