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Vulgarity in Newsweek Rankles Some Public Broadcasters

The New York Times – 2012-02-14

After a blogger documented a dozen examples of foul language in the Jan. 23 issue, some public television stations that offer the magazine as a donation gift expressed concerns.

Cheetham's Head of Zeus lines up launch list

The Bookseller – 2012-02-10

Anthony Cheetham's latest publishing start-up, Head of Zeus, will publish 24 titles between...

ASP Westward Sells Community Media of Colorado to Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-06

HOUSTON, TX - February 6, 2012 - Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC, of Golden, Colorado has purchased Community Media of Colorado from ASP Westward. The Houston-based newspaper publisher had...

Argentine publisher bids for US media company

Guardian – 2012-01-31

The Argentine newspaper La Nación is negotiating to acquire the US publisher ImpreMedia, which owns El Diario/La Prensa, the oldest Spanish language daily in the States, plus six other titles,...

Mail Newspapers parts company with top strategy exec

Media Week – 2012-01-24

Mail Newspapers has parted company with top strategy executive Dan Levitt, who is leaving the publisher after five years to set up the UK office of Sydney-based word-of-mouth agency Social Soup, as...

Inside Apple: The Company Behind Steve Jobs

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-20

Author Adam Lashinsky says his book is not a biography of Steve Jobs, but of Apple

Appleton to head fiction at Hodder Childrens Books

The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Jon Appleton has been appointed to the newly-created post of editorial director for fiction at...

How CNBC corrected its incorrect correction about Bain & Company

Poynter. – 2012-01-19

Last Thursday, CNBC Washington correspondent Eamon Javers published a report stating Bain & Company (of Mitt Romney fame) was consulted by Obama administration officials working on the auto bailout....

News Corp to Buy Minority Stake in Dubai's Media Company Moby Group

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Rupert Murdoch's US media giant News Corp is expanding its presence in the Middle East media market and beyond by agreeing to acquire a minority stake in Dubai-based media company Moby Group. Under...

The New York Times Public Editor Asks If Paper Should 'Be a Truth Vigilante'

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

With an already messy primary season underway, many reporters have been bombarded with statements and messages that accuse other public figures of half-truths and outright lies. Politicians, in...

Friends of Sacramento Public Library hold book sale this weekend

SacBee – 2012-01-06

The Friends of Sacramento Public Library's warehouse clearing sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Book Den Warehouse, 8250 Belvedere Ave., Suite E. A preview for...

US publishers create company to monitor use of news output

Guardian – 2012-01-06

The Associated Press and 28 US news organisations are launching a company to measure the unpaid online use of their original reporting.It will also seek to convert unauthorised websites, blogs and...

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

MarketWatch.com – 2012-01-05

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

Google partners with Bloomsbury Public Library Online

The Bookseller – 2011-12-13

Google is partnering with Bloomsbury's Public Library Online, sponsoring two of the digital...

Head of Zeus makes fiction buy

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's...

Head of Zeus makes first fiction buy

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's...

Future appoints new marketing head and launches archive library

Media Week – 2011-12-09

Future Publishing has appointed former IPC marketing executive Sam Wight to the new role of group marketing manager for its entertainment titles, and has launched an image archive library containing...

Readmill goes public: is the future of books social?

GigaOM – 2011-12-07

Social reading app Readmill has been tipped as one of Berlin's hottest startups — but does it have what it takes to shape the way we read? The company is about to find out as it opens its service to...

PA appoints new Head of Public Affairs

The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

The Publishers Association has appointed a new head of public affairs, Gemma Hersh. Meanwhile...

American Public Media Acquires Journalism Crowdfunding Service

AdWeek – 2011-12-01

Spot.us, an experiment in using community donations to fund journalism, has been acquired by American Public Media and folded into the public radio organization's Public Insight Network. Spot.us was...

Community marriage: Spot.Us merges with the Public Insight Network

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-01

The community-funded news platform Spot.Us announced this week that it has been acquired by the Public Insight Network (PIN).Spot.Us is site that allows readers to make microdonations towards...

Media Decoder Blog: Time Warner Picks New Head for Time Inc. Magazine Unit

The New York Times – 2011-11-30

The selection of Laura Lang, the head of the digital ad agency Digitas, would add online expertise to the country’s largest magazine publisher.

Andrew Rashbass: 'The biggest reason we're successful is that we are lucky'

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Economist's chief executive explains how a mistake transformed his website and why he is relaxed about losing print salesAndrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist group, starts by putting...

Brand-funded game publisher hires head of sales

Media Week – 2011-11-23

We R Interactive, the social games company, has appointed Mark Wilson as head of sales.

A Groupon for Newspapers?

AdWeek – 2011-11-17

Newspapers, in danger of having their advertising lunch eaten by Groupon and its ilk, have teamed up to form an online deals platform. Eight publishing and media companies are launching the common...

Andrew Keen's Next Book Will Attack the Social Web

AllThingsD – 2011-11-15

In his latest attack against where the Web is going, author and provocateur Andrew Keen accuses social media of wrenching away its users' individuality.

'58% of public have lost trust in papers'

Guardian – 2011-11-14

YouGov survey reveals negative impact of phone-hacking saga on the British pressMore than half of the British public say the phone-hacking scandal has damaged their trust in UK newspapers, according...

Dwell First Media Company to Partner with E-Commerce Platform OpenSky

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-11

“We believe contextualized commerce is the future,” says Michela O’Connor Abrams, president and publisher of Dwell. “We believe everybody, no matter from which point they’re starting, now is...

Bodley Head buys book from Blair's ex-chief of staff

The Bookseller – 2011-11-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 15:52 Tony Blair's former chief of staff is writing a book for The Bodley Head about the intricacies of negotiations between...

Bodley Head buys title from Blair's ex-chief of staff

The Bookseller – 2011-11-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 15:52 Tony Blair's former chief of staff is writing a book for The Bodley Head about the intricacies of negotiations between...

A book that shows just how newspapers influence public policy

Guardian – 2011-11-09

As one would expect, Malcolm Dean made a good fist of promoting his own book in his Guardian article on Monday.But I think Democracy under attack - how the media distort policy and politics is so...

The Times' Digital Head Steps Down; Conde Goes Hollywood

Media Bistro – 2011-11-09

The executive behind the NYT paywall resigns, a publishing giant sets its sights out West, and NatGeo goes commercial. Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.08.11 New Career Opportunities Daily: The best...

Company auctioning Harper Lee letters

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-11-04

A Los Angeles company is selling a letter signed by Monroeville author Harper Lee that concerns her award-winning book 'To Kill a Mocking Bird.'

HC appoints Katrina Troy to head fiction

The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:15 HarperCollins has appointed Katrina Troy, currently head of commercial affairs for Vintage and Mainstream Publishing, as its...

Cheetham to launch Head of Zeus next summer

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:25 Anthony Cheetham will unveil his new publishing company, Head of Zeus, in the summer of next year, with a biography of Catherine...

Somper sets up author training company

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 11:35 Vampirates author and long-time children's book publicist Justin Somper has set up Author Profile, a training company aimed at...

Former EMI chief to head new home of BBC magazines

Guardian – 2011-10-20

Stephen Alexander appointed chairman of Immediate Media Co, which will publish titles including Top Gear and Radio TimesStephen Alexander, the former chairman of EMI and Odeon cinemas, has been...

Agent Ben Mason hired by father of Meredith Kercher

The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 11:05 The literary agent Ben Mason has been hired by the father of the murdered English student Meredith Kercher to represent him in a...

Haymarket Consumer Media hires head of search

Media Week – 2011-10-07

Haymarket Consumer Media, the publishers of What Car? and Stuff, has appointed News International's Drew Broomhall as head of search.

The Bodley Head to explore science behind sound

The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 11:04 The Bodley Head has acquired a title about the science behind sound, written by the president of the Institute of Acoustics,...

Hearst Magazines boss: We’ve made giant strides toward becoming ‘the magazine company of the future’

Poynter. – 2011-10-04

Romenesko+ Misc. In a letter sent this morning to all Hearst Magazines employees, president David Carey says tomorrow’s HGTV Magazine tryout “is a testament to our conviction that every sector,...

Are You a Media Company or a Technology Company?

AllThingsD – 2011-09-02

Let’s start with two truths. First, publishers need cutting-edge technology to hook an audience through today’s digital media channels of the Web, mobile, social, and search. And, second, the...

Bloomberg to pay $990M for legal research company

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-08-25

(08-25) 10:23 PDT New York (AP) -- Financial data and news company Bloomberg LP said Thursday that it will pay $990 million for BNA, a publisher of legal, tax and regulatory information. Bloomberg...

Public Libraries Act ignored, says man who wrote it

The Bookseller – 2011-08-16

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 11:17 The government and local authorities are not fulfilling the statutory duties laid out in the Public Libraries and Museums Act...

Girl With iPad Head Helps Launch 'Cosmo for Guys' App

AdWeek – 2011-08-01

Hearst's first iPad-only magazine, CFG: Cosmo for Guys, has just been released. And to promote it, they released this little video of a girl walking through Bryant Park in New York with her head...

Solzhenitsyn stories head rights deals

The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 10:29 A new collection of stories from the late Nobel Prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; a début by a former Macmillan,...

Sulkin to retire as Williams becomes Bodley head

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 08:40 Will Sulkin will be retiring from his role as publishing director of The Bodley Head in April 2012, with Stuart Williams,...

Zinio Discounts Entire Newsstand With Groupon

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

Digital magazine and newsstand provider Zinio is cashing in on the discount phenomenon with a new collaborative project with Groupon.

Michael Silver to head Northwestern’s Knight News Innovation Lab

Poynter. – 2011-07-06

Romenesko Misc. Former Tribune Media Services vice president and Newspaper Consortium exec Michael Silver’s “depth of experience in digital technologies, publishing, news and media is exactly what...

Good African Coffee founder to The Bodley Head

The Bookseller – 2011-07-01

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 11:09 The Bodley Head has acquired a non-fiction title about the developmental issues facing Africa, written by the founder of a...

Groupon India Data Published on Internet, Said Researcher

PC World – 2011-06-28

The user database of Groupon's Indian subsidiary, SoSasta, was published on the Internet and indexed by Google, according to an Australian security consultant.

Microsoft Launches Public Sector Magazine

PC World – 2011-06-25

Microsoft has quietly created a new group, the office of civic innovation, as well as a new online magazine designed to promote its public sector initiatives.

Andrew Steed joins Marco Polo

The Bookseller – 2011-06-23

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 06:53 Andrew Steed, senior buyer at travel bookseller Stanfords, is leaving the business to join Marco Polo Travel Publishing as its...

Salon CEO Gingras to Head Up News at Google

AllThingsD – 2011-06-23

Richard Gingras, the chief executive of Salon Media Group, said on Wednesday he is leaving the online publisher to become global head of news products for Google Inc.

Why O'Brien has spent millions to buy into the O'Reillys' company

Guardian – 2011-06-15

At the conclusion of Lisa O'Carroll's blog posting about the huge losses sustained by Denis O'Brien in acquiring 22% of Independent News & Media stock, she asks:"Why on earth does O'Brien want a...

IGN Entertainment appoints first head of consumer and lifestyle

Media Week – 2011-06-13

IGN Entertainment, the News Corporation-owned publisher of IGN and AskMen, has appointed Michael Hand to the newly created role of head of consumer and lifestyle, as it moves to grow its UK...

Former Virgin Media executive to head Abu Dhabi Media Company

Guardian – 2011-06-08

Malcolm Wall to join state-owned business spanning TV, press, radio and digital in SeptemberMalcolm Wall, the former Virgin Media executive, is to join the Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADM) as its new...

Bertelsmann's Club to open to public

The Bookseller – 2011-06-07

Written By: Anja Sieg Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 12:10 Bertelsmann's Direct Group is to open to the public all of the retail stores operated by its ailing German book club operation Der...

Google Buys Social Analytics Company PostRank

AllThingsD – 2011-06-04

Google has acquired PostRank, a four-year-old social start-up that measures social media engagement for online sites, stories and authors. Not much of anything about the deal is being disclosed,...

"Unlawful" library closures head for court

The Bookseller – 2011-05-20

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:40 Shoddy consultations perfunctorily performed and disregard for equalities legislation or the requirements of the 1964 Public...

Madrigal: Magazines should learn from NY Public Library’s innovative iPad app

Poynter. – 2011-05-19

The Atlantic The New York Public Library released a mobile app called Biblion that The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal calls “one of the slickest media consumption experiences that I’ve seen for the...

Bodley Head latest to publish Bin Laden title

The Bookseller – 2011-05-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 09:06 The Bodley Head has acquired a title looking at the operation that searched for, and finally killed, Osama bin Laden, by...

Emap parts company with chief executive Gilbertson

Media Week – 2011-05-11

David Gilbertson, chief executive of business-to-business publisher Emap, has left the company with immediate effect.

Reader's Digest UK chief leaves company

Guardian – 2011-05-06

Departure of David Titmuss comes 10 months after former chief executive Chris Spratling leftDavid Titmuss, the chief executive of Reader's Digest UK, has left the company after just six months in the...

Evans Publishing files Company Voluntary Arrangement

The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 08:25 Educational publisher Evans Publishing has filed a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) after saying the school and library market...

The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company names Jane Harman Director

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-22

In the days after Sidney Harman’s death (due to leukemia complications) on April 13th, the media speculated who would replace him in the role of Newsweek chairman. General responses to the question...

Monday Note: ‘Every media company should be afraid of Flipboard’

Poynter. – 2011-04-18

Monday Note Frédéric Filloux explains why: Flipboard’s beautiful, ad-free reading experience represents the best of the Internet (for the user) and the worst (for publishers). “No media outlet...

Borders "could become $1.5bn company"

The Bookseller – 2011-04-14

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 09:11 Borders could become a bookseller with sales of $1.5bn if it emerges from bankruptcy, according to a compensation services...

Plans revealed for WBN 2012, Kingsford to head

The Bookseller – 2011-04-11

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 08:30 World Book Night organisers have unveiled future plans for the event, which is scheduled to take place on...

Attention Smartphone-Toting Bookworms: New York Public Library Planning All-Night Scavenger Hunt [Mobilized]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-05

While smartphone scavenger hunts aren't totally new, getting to do one inside a 100-year-old public library is. The New York Public Library is now taking applications for those who want to spend the...

Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library

The New York Times – 2011-04-04

American institutions have scanned millions of books and hope to form a searchable Internet portal.

Creating a digital public library without Google's money

L.A. Times – 2011-03-26

Google's settlement with authors and publishers has been tossed out, shining a spotlight on copyright law. Maybe we shouldn't entrust that kind of project to a corporation anyway.Say what you want...

Canadian newspaper publisher to go public

Guardian – 2011-03-16

One of Canada's largest newspaper publishers, Postmedia Network Canada Corp, has filed a preliminary prospectus as part of its plan to become a publicly traded company.The move, considered to be a...

Execs Imagine the Company of the Future

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-10

Media companies of the future will be organized differently from the way they are now, with much higher capital expense costs and much greater need for in-house digital development skill. That, with...

Easons to launch a company makeover

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 08:38 Easons is to launch a company makeover in the next 12 months. The Irish bookseller's managing director, Conor Whelan, has...

McClure to set up publishing company

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 08:43 Picture book author and illustrator Gillian McClure is setting up publishing company Plaister Press rather than conform to the...

Waterstone's cuts 17 head office staff

The Bookseller – 2011-02-23

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 23/02/2011 - 17:51 Waterstone's has made 17 members of staff redundant from its head offices in Brentford and Solihull. read more

Andrew Marr's salary 'seems a lot', says Tom Bradby

Guardian – 2011-02-22

ITV political editor claims a wage as high as £600,000 is hard for BBC to justify at any timeThe ITV political editor, Tom Bradby, has questioned why BBC presenter Andrew Marr is reportedly being...

Why publishers need to stick their head in the clouds

Guardian – 2011-02-21

Digital development within media organisations seems to pass through four stages, writes Michael Hedges. "The first response was to ignore it and maybe it would go away. The second was to loathe it...

Google Public Data Explorer: Is it the first step toward a universal data format?

Slate – 2011-02-17

The Age of Data is just around the corner, right where it has been for years. As someone who spends a lot his time creating visualizations, I've been hoping for this day to come for a very long time....

At Dealmakers Summit, Execs Imagine the Media Company of the Future

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-05

Expect much higher capital expense costs and much greater need for in-house digital development skill.

Barnes & Noble Teams Up with Groupon

Media Bistro – 2011-02-04

In today's edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), Mediabistro Startups co-editor Devon Glenn discussed her biggest headline of the week: a raging debate about eBook pricing. Glenn (pictured)...

Exclusive: Ex-Gawker Guy Snyder to Head Atlantic Wire, New Manhattan Staff

The New York Observer – 2011-01-31

Former Gawker editor-in-chief Gabriel Snyder has been tapped to run The Atlantic Wire and build up a news aggregation staff in New York, as the 154-year-old magazine continues to carve out a home on...

Now Public, Demand Media Has Bigger Market Cap Than NYT

Folio Magazine – 2011-01-27

Demand Media started trading on the New York Stock Exchange this week, making it one of the first IPOs of 2011 and certainly one of the largest media IPOs that will be seen all year.

Bodley Head acquires Mallory biog

The Bookseller – 2011-01-21

The Bodley Head has acquired a biography of...

Demand Media To Go Public This Month, Seeks $138 Million

Folio Magazine – 2011-01-13

While traditional media stalwart Playboy is looking to go private, new media darling Demand Media is looking to be the first IPO of 2011, filing with the SEC yesterday to go public on Jan. 25. Demand...

New Google tool, free to public, reveals evolution of language

San Jose Mercury News – 2010-12-16

The link to the Google Books 'Ngram Viewer' and downloadable raw datasets -- ngrams.googlelabs.com -- is the digital equivalent of a door that exposes a vast treasure trove of linguistic fossils....

Mail Newspapers appoints Bromley to head of marketing

Media Week – 2010-12-15

Mail Newspapers is looking to bolster its media sell to clients and agencies with the internal appointment of Nigel Bromley to the new role of head of marketing for Mail Connected, its advertising...

Public Broadcaster Is to Sell Current, a Trade Publication

The New York Times – 2010-12-13

The American University School of Communication has agreed to buy Current, the trade newspaper that covers public broadcasting.

Abu Dhabi Media Company To Publish First Arabic Edition Of National Geographic Magazine

Yahoo – 2010-08-02

02 August 2010 Abu Dhabi Media Company Abu Dhabi Media Company ( ADMC ADMC ) and National Geographic today announced a partnership to publish the first Arabic-language version of National Geographic...

Journal Register Company announces partnership to help bloggers profit

Yahoo – 2010-07-15

YARDLEY, Pa. – Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company which owns The Record, hopes to drive profits for its community bloggers through a new partnership with...

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Offers to Take Company Private

Folio Mag – 2010-07-12

Hugh Hefner, the man who launched Playboy magazine in the early 1950s in Chicago, has made a formal offer to take parent company Playboy Enterprises private.

Guardian Media Appoints Andrew Miller As New CEO

Fox Business – 2010-07-05

Guardian Media Appoints Andrew Miller As New CEO

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

Daily News – 2010-06-17

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

Hearst Newspapers Exec Named Exec. VP, Deputy Group Head

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-29

Mark E. Aldam has been appointed executive vice president and deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers.

Former LA Times Environmental Writer Took Buyout, Created Public Affairs Firm

Poynter Institute – 2010-03-29

While the news industry is frantically searching for solutions and new directions, journalists' lives have been disrupted by cutbacks and job changes.

Citing Newspaper Reporting Void, Public Broadcasting Will Fund Seven Local Journalism Centers

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-25

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announced that it is funding local journalism start-ups that promise to "increase original local reporting capacity" in seven regions throughout the...

Author's mash-ups head to the big screen

CNN – 2010-03-24

In the past year, Seth Grahame-Smith has gone from writing on nights and weekends, hoping his books break even, to becoming a best-selling author with two movies in the works.

Christian Retailer Interim Head Gets Job

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-19

CBA interim director has been named executive...

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