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Amazon to Let Employees Work at Home Through June

Bloomberg: Amazon will let corporate employees work from home through June 2021, the latest company to push back re-opening offices as Covid-19 cases surge again across the US. "We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government...

ViacomCBS to Eye Hybrid Approach for Confab VidCon

Bloomberg: This year's VidCon was reimagined as a rolling series of events — live podcasts, video chats and virtual meet-ups — that stretched from mid-June through September. The events brought in viewers from 80 to 100 countries, encouraging a rethink of what’s...

Quibi Investors Face Big Losses from Startup’s Demise

The Information: Quibi revealed to investors that, after paying its outstanding bills, it would have only about $350 million left to return to shareholders, out of the $1.75 billion it raised. Because investors in the earlier rounds have rights to get preferential...

Conde Nast’s Wintour Splits with Partner After 20 Years

New York Post: Anna Wintour and telecom millionaire Shelby Bryan have finally split after more than 20 years together. Things had cooled off between the powerful pair and they hadn’t been seen in public together for some time. It’s not yet clear what caused the...

Axel Springer Ups Media Reporting at Business Insider

Talking Biz News: Business Insider has hired Claire Atkinson as its senior media correspondent, starting in November. She has been at NBC News for the past three years as senior media editor. Atkinson previously was at the New York Post, where she covered media...

News Corp Takes Tabloid’s Story to Wall Street Journal

@BGrueskin: The Wall Street Journal editorial page has published two op-eds about the disputed Hunter Biden laptop story, accusing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of not keeping his son a tight leash and claiming that the New York Post, a News Corp sibling...

Hearst Bypasses Usual Models for New Harper’s Bazaar

Daily Front Row: New editor Samira Nasr skipped the usual cover model suspects for her first official issue at Harper's Bazaar. Instead, she gave November cover honors to model-entrepreneur Liya Kebede. "I'm thrilled that my first issue as editor in chief is also...

Conde Nast Gets Heated Response from Melania Trump

NBC News: "I don't give a f--- about Vogue," says first lady Melania Trump, turning down an opportunity to be profiled in the magazine, according to a secretly recorded conversation by her then-friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. Trump says she would never be selected...

Vox Media Releases Hardcover New York Encyclopedia

The Strategist: "The Encyclopedia of New York," assembled by the editors of New York magazine, is part deep dive into hidden histories and part city field guide covering most anything one might want to know about the origins of things invented in New York City —...

BuzzFeed Plans Video Channel Covering Black Culture

TubeFilter: BuzzFeed is launching at month's end a new YouTube channel for its five-year-old Black culture entertainment vertical, Cocoa Butter. The vertical was founded in 2015 by editors Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton to showcase authenticity within Black culture,...

Quibi to Shutter in Stunning End to Ambitious Venture

The Information: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s video streaming service Quibi is shutting down, bringing down the curtain on the short-form video streaming service just six months after it launched. The closure is a stunning end to Katzenberg’s hopes of creating a new category...

ViacomCBS Names Pluto TV CEO as Head of Streaming

Variety: ViacomCBS has restructured its streaming operations with a global lens: Tom Ryan, currently CEO of Pluto TV, will assume the role of president and CEO of the newly created ViacomCBS Streaming, overseeing CBS All Access, which will relaunch as Paramount Plus...

ViacomCBS Gets Trump Threat to Post Interview Early

CBS News: President Trump cut short an interview with "60 Minutes" on Tuesday. The interview, which was taped at the White House, is slated to run on Sunday. Later Tuesday, Trump called the interview "biased" and threatened to release the interview before it...

Sinclair Sports Networks Eye Possible Debt Restructure

Wall Street Journal: Sinclair Broadcast Group's regional sports business and its creditors are preparing for a possible restructuring of its roughly $8 billion debt load, a sign of the pressure on the sports industry from Covid-19. The Sinclair subsidiary is dealing...

Bloomberg Mulls Selling Stake to Take Company Public

New York Post: Michael Bloomberg has been in talks to take his media empire public through an entity controlled by billionaire Bill Ackman. If the two reach a deal, Bloomberg’s stock would trade on the New York Stock Exchange in place of Ackman's Pershing Square...

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