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Meredith Editor Exits After ‘Inappropriate’ Remarks

The Wrap: JD Heyman was ousted as the top editor at Meredith's Entertainment Weekly after multiple senior staffers filed complaints with the company's human resources department accusing Heyman of creating a hostile workplace by belittling staffers and making...

Conde Nast Sees Backlash Again Over Bon Appétit

Business Insider: The internet is after Bon Appétit again for a recipe of soup joumou, a traditional Haitian dish, that many say is inaccurate. The food magazine updated its recipe after hundreds of one-star reviews, along with critiques on Twitter and Instagram....

Penske Taps Conde Nast Veteran for Public Affairs

WWD: Penske Media, the publisher of Rolling Stone, Variety and WWD, among others, has tapped Brooke Jaffe, the former women's fashion director of Bloomingdale's, as head of public affairs and communications. Jaffe will direct corporate messaging, media communications...

BuzzFeed in Flap for Using Images from Instagram

Artnet News: A group of Black photographers is suing BuzzFeed for using images they took of the protests that swept the United States this summer without their consent. The complaint alleges that Buzzfeed's news arm illegally embedded these artists' Instagram...

Saturday Evening Post: Hey, We’re Still in Business

Mr Magazine: The Saturday Evening Post will celebrate 200 years in 2021. "The challenge that we face is the lack of awareness that the publication is out there. We have a story to tell and that is that we have an extraordinarily good magazine. For the price of a...

Tech Giants Gain as Covid Reshapes Ad Spending

Wall Street Journal: For the first time, more than half of US advertising spending is set to go to digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, the world's largest ad buyer said, a reflection of marketers' strategy shift as the coronavirus pandemic pummeled the...

Google’s No 1 2020 YouTube Video is from Netflix

USA Today: YouTube has released its list of the top 10 trending videos in the United States for 2020. Topping off the list is Dave Chappelle's Netflix special. The video, titled "8:46 - Dave Chappelle," has amassed more than 29 million views since it was published on...

Netflix Looks to Double Content Spending in Asia

Bloomberg: Netflix plans to double its spending on original content in Asia next year to help stay ahead in a crowded streaming market. Since its Asia launch in 2015, Netflix has released over 220 original titles. "Where we have been ahead of our competitors is being...

ViacomCBS to Offer Showtime Sample on Pluto TV

Variety: Showtime is unlocking a selection of original programming — for free, with ads — in a new channel on Pluto TV. It's a logical bit of corporate synergy between the two ViacomCBS-owned divisions, with Showtime ultimately looking to coax free viewers into...

AT&T’s WarnerMedia Faces a ‘Veritas’ Hit on CNN

TheWrap: CNN said it is involving "law enforcement" after James O'Keefe, the founder of the right-wing group Project Veritas, crashed a morning editorial call with CNN president Jeff Zucker and said Project Veritas would be releasing tapes from previously recorded...

News Corp OK for Launch of UK TV News Channel

Guardian: Rupert Murdoch's forthcoming opinionated television news channel will be called News UK TV, with media regulator Ofcom giving the go-ahead for the outlet to start broadcasting as soon as it is ready. News UK TV is racing against the rival GB News to be first...

Discovery to Unveil Details for New Video Streamer

Adweek: On Wednesday, Discovery will hold an investors day to finally unveil plans for its global streaming service, which the company has been talking about publicly since last year. Execs have privately been referring to the platform as Discovery+, though that name...

Quibi Officially Goes Dark in Crowded Video Market

Variety: The Quibi app as of Tuesday is no longer operable — marking the quick and quiet end of Jeffrey Katzenberg's ill-fated $1.75 billion quest to carve out a new corner of the subscription streaming-video market. The Quibi app will remain on users' devices until...

Chernin Invests in Surfing Media Company Surfline

Axios: TCG, a venture affiliate of The Chernin Group that invests in media, entertainment and tech businesses, is investing $30 million in Surfline, a media company that focuses on surfing coverage and live wave and weather forecasts for surfers. The business is...

Hearst Drops Magazine Discounts Amid New Surge

Press Gazette: Hearst had to take action to stem losses from discount magazine subscription offers as new subscribers jumped following the start of the pandemic. Hearst ditched its most keenly-priced trials in mid-April and "took a big deep breath and waited to see...

Meredith Hunts for Editor at Entertainment Weekly

New York Post: The top editor at Entertainment Weekly is out and a search for a successor is underway. "A national search is being conducted to fill the role.” EW has fallen on hard times recently. In June 2019, the print edition was cut back to a monthly print...

Axel Springer’s Insider Hires Pulitzer Prize Winner

Talking Biz News: Insider has hired Eric Bates as an editor focusing on stories that answer big topical questions. "They'll come in feature form and shorter. Some will take days to produce, others, months. This is very much an investment in our current and future...

New York Times Raises $4 Million for New Initiative

New York Times PR: The New York Times has raised $4 million to launch Headway, a journalism initiative to investigate global and national challenges. The Ford Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will fund the...

Washington Post to Grow Effort in Data Journalism

Washington Post PR: Meghan Hoyer, the data editor of the Associated Press, will join the Washington Post to establish and lead a new department dedicated to data journalism. Seven data journalists will report to her and remain embedded in their current...

Politico Stars Plan Newsletter to Take On Playbook

Axio: Three of Politico's biggest reporting stars plan to launch a competitor to the company’s Politico Playbook franchise. Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan will launch a daily newsletter in 2021 as a stand-alone...

FCC Chairman to Step Down from Post in January

Associated Press: Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said he is leaving the telecommunications regulator on Inauguration Day. President-elect Joe Biden will choose a new Democratic head for the agency. A new administration typically picks a...

Facebook to Pay Publishers for UK News Offering

BBC News: Facebook will begin paying UK news publishers for some articles with the launch of Facebook News in January. The feature adds a dedicated news tab to the Facebook app, and has already launched in the United States. Facebook said it will prioritize original...

Google Former CEO to Back New Investment Fund

CNBC: Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, is one of several tech executives backing a new early-stage European venture capital fund. The tech billionaire has invested an undisclosed amount into a $111 million fund that was announced Monday by VC firm Firstminute...

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