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Comcast to Open New Philly Skyscraper to Public on Thursday

Philadelphia Magazine: Comcast is set to officially its new technology tower to the public on Thursday. The Comcast Technology Center won’t be fully complete until next year, but the public is welcome to visit the building this week. Visitors will get the opportunity...

Facebook Working on Camera TV Set-Top Box for Spring 2019

Cheddar: Facebook is developing hardware for the TV. The world’s largest social network is building a camera-equipped device that sits atop a TV and allows video calling along with entertainment services like Facebook’s YouTube competitor. The project is internally...

Conde Nast Lures Digital Media Luminaries to Party for Wired

WWD: Twenty-five years is an impressive milestone for a publication centered on the fast-moving and often fleeting world of tech and digital culture. So to celebrate the last quarter century and start the next with a bang, luminaries from Manhattan to Silicon Valley...

Hearst’s Cosmopolitan Shuts Down in Australia After 45 Years

Independent: Bauer Media has announced the closure of Cosmopolitan Australia after 45 years of publication. The international magazine, which is owned by Hearst and licensed by Bauer in Australia, is no longer “commercially viable” in the growing, digital landscape of...

New York Times Metro Section Braces for Big Staff Shakeout

New York Post: The New York Times metro section is bracing for a shakeout. Eighty-three percent of the Grey Lady’s metro desk — that is, 44 of the 53 of the editors and reporters who cover the city’s local news — are eligible for a wave of voluntary...

BuzzFeed News Teams Up with Amazon to Launch Book Club

Business Insider: BuzzFeed News is starting a new chapter in its bid to diversify its revenue streams. The digital publisher is launching a book club in November, offering members a dedicated place for reading and discovering new books while it tries to figure out a...

Conde Nast Pushes Digital in Refresh of Bon Appétit Magazine

Folio: “It’s not necessarily a redesign,” cautions Bon Appétit creative director Michele Outland. “We’re calling it a refresh.” Print sections will offer more visibility for the personalities behind the magazine, partially driven by what the brand has been doing...

NPR Names Hearst Newspaper Veteran as Top News Executive

NPR: NPR CEO Jarl Mohn has named Nancy Barnes, a veteran newspaper editor, as the network's permanent chief news executive. Barnes fills a nearly yearlong vacancy that was triggered by the firing of Michael Oreskes, NPR's former news head, over allegations of sexual...

PEN Literary Group Sues Trump Over Attacks on News Media

San Francisco Chronicle: Donald Trump has been sued thousands of times over the course of his career, and now writers are the latest to file a complaint. PEN America, the nonprofit organization of writers and literary professionals, has sued the president for what it...

Sinclair Eyes Smaller Markets to Grow Conservative TV Empire

New Yorker: Although the collapse of the Tribune deal was a setback for Sinclair, chief David Smith’s ambitions to build a conservative media empire have not diminished. "Local TV is still where a significant cross-section of the population gets their news. It’s not a...

Tribune TV Potential Buyout Bidders Include Super PAC Chief

New York Post: Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations have a new suitor — and this one likes President Trump, too. The owner of local TV stations like WGN in Chicago is expected to get a buyout bid from Tom Hicks Jr., the Texas-based chair of America First, a super PAC...

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