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Brant Folds Interview Magazine Amid Spat with Employees

New York Post: Interview magazine, the culture and arts publication founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has folded. The glossy periodical owned by billionaire Peter Brant — which lately has been mired in legal spats with former employees, as well as a dispute with its...

New York Times Readies ‘Overlooked’ Female Obits Series

Deadline: The New York Times is partnering with Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and 3dot Productions on "Overlooked," a scripted anthology series that highlights the stories of notable women who did not receive an obituary in the Times....

BuzzFeed Looks to Ramp Up TV, Film by Signing with WME

Hollywood Reporter: BuzzFeed Studios has signed with WME as it looks to ramp up its film and television output. The deal comes days after BuzzFeed announced that it had hired MTV veteran Lauren Dolgen to lead the studio, replacing Matthew Henick, who left for a job at...

Politico Moves Into Asia in Partnership with Alibaba Group

Wall Street Journal: Three years after expanding into Europe, Politico is now setting its sights on Asia. The digital media outlet, known for its blanket coverage of all things politics, is launching a partnership on Tuesday with the South China Morning Post, the...

TheSkimm Raises $12 Million from Mostly Female Investors

MediaPost: theSkimm has raised $12 million in a Series C funding round from a majority of female investors, including TV producer Shonda Rhimes and supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks. theSkimm is known for publishing a free morning newsletter aimed at millennial...

CBS Value to Fall if Moonves Exits in Battle with Redstone

CNBC: If Les Moonves were to leave, CBS stock would decline, according to best-selling author Ken Auletta. "If he's going to leave, he wants to be fired because he gets a couple hundred million dollars in severance, which he wouldn't get if he just...

Netflix Subscribers Forecast to Reach 360 Million by 2030

CNBC: Netflix will be able to generate strong membership growth for many years, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The firm reiterated its buy rating for Netflix shares, citing the rising number of broadband internet users in international...

Alphabet’s Google ‘Monopoly’ in Spotlight on ’60 Minutes’

Bloomberg: A “60 Minutes” segment devoted to assertions that Alphabet’s Google wields a destructive monopoly in online search hammered home the notion of the company’s dominance during a time of heightened public concern with technology giants, while not surfacing new...

Amazon Targeted by Trump Over ‘Fake’ Washington Post

MarketWatch: President Trump personally pressured Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the charges Amazon and other firms pay to ship packages, a new report said. Despite Brennan's arguments, Trump has continued slamming Amazon, whose founder and CEO owns the...

Facebook Leases New Tower in San Francisco Expansion

Bloomberg: Facebook is constantly expanding in its Silicon Valley hometown of Menlo Park. Now it’s making a bigger push into San Francisco. The social media giant reached a deal Friday to take all the office space at the newly constructed Park Tower at Transbay....

Alphabet’s YouTube TV Signs Up Tastemade, Young Turks

TechCrunch: In April, YouTube TV confirmed rumors it was expanding its service by way of digital-only networks by launching two news channels from Cheddar. On Thursday, YouTube TV alerted customers by way of email it had added new channels Tastemade and TYT, along...

Nielsen to Bring Time-Shifted Viewing Metric to TV Stations

MediaPost: After years of pushing to account for time-shifted local TV viewing by TV station execs, Nielsen says it will offer a separate data stream that will include one day of delayed viewing. The company says the metric will first be available via monthly reports,...

Facebook’s Political Ad Rules Stir Protest from Publishers

USA Today: Major news organizations raised objections Friday to Facebook's plans to treat ads promoting political news coverage the same as political advocacy ads. Under changes Facebook will roll out out aimed at combating the spread of political misinformation, all...

Alphabet’s Google Gives Up Unofficial Motto ‘Don’t Be Evil’

Gizmodo: Google’s unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don’t be evil.” But that’s over, according to the code of conduct that Google distributes to its employees. The phrase was removed sometime in late April or early May, archives hosted by the Wayback...

Fox’s National Geographic Mag Prefers Paper Over Plastic

Fast Company: It’s a simple question. “Planet or plastic?” Since it was unveiled, National Geographic‘s new magazine cover of a plastic bag-as-iceberg has stopped many people in their tracks. The provocative cover story is the start of a multi-year campaign to raise...

Hearst Builds Installation to Promote Netflix’s ’13 Reasons’

Ad Age: Hearst has created an installation to promote Netflix's its hit teen show "13 Reasons Why." The publisher is erecting a wall of actual high school-like lockers on both coasts where people can take Polaroids, write confessionals on the snapshots, and post them...

Atlantic’s Quartz Credited for Reinventing Email Newsletter

Fast Company: The business publication Quartz is widely credited with helping to “reinvent” the email newsletter, moving beyond mere collections of links to provide a distinct voice, format, and style crafted specifically for that medium. “There’s a similarity to...

New York Times Fails to Deliver Papers in Printer Outage

New York Post: Hundreds of thousands of New York Times subscribers didn’t get their papers Friday morning, with the company blaming a power outage at its printing plant in Queens. The snafu affected about 200,000 customers — nearly 40 percent of the Times’ circulation...

News Corp Veteran Fondly Recalls Murdoch in New Book

Guardian: Les Hinton used to insist he would never write a memoir. The idea of adding his own title to volumes already devoted to his former boss, Rupert Murdoch, filled him with, if not foreboding exactly, then a certain feeling of futility. “I knew a lot of any such...

CBS Battle with Redstone for Control to Continue in Court

CBS News: Early Thursday, a Delaware court handed Shari Redstone and her family-owned National Amusements an important legal victory in a fight for control of CBS. Just hours later, CBS's board of directors responded with a vote to reduce Redstone's control – but the...

Fox Taps Veteran as First Female Chief Exec of Fox News

MarketWatch: Suzanne Scott, the longtime programming chief of Fox News, has been named CEO of the top-rated cable news channel. The promotion comes as part of changes throughout Fox News-parent 21st Century Fox ahead of the company's proposed sale of the bulk of its...

Sony Lays Off 12 at Crackle Ahead of Cuts in Film, TV Units

Variety: Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Tony Vinciquerra is continuing to streamline the studio with a series of new cost-saving cutbacks and realignments. As part of the overhaul, Sony plans to fold its home entertainment department into its television...

Comcast Aims to Ease Staffer Money Worries with Start-Up

Philadelphia Inquirer: Financial anxiety can also be a big work distraction. Comcast agrees that it’s a big problem. And now Comcast Ventures thinks it has a solution, launching a start-up called Brightside to help people deal with personal...

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