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The Atlantic Unveils Fiction Section with More Short Stories

MediaPost:  The Atlantic’s new fiction section will publish short stories "with far greater frequency than we’ve managed in the past decade,” executive editor Adrienne LaFrance wrote in an introduction to the section. It debuted with “Birdie,” a new short story by...

Qwoted Chief Sees No Conflicts in Owning Talking Biz News

PR Week:  In response to a Yahoo Finance story scrutinizing its practices, PR platform Qwoted said it has no conflicts of interest in owning the journalism website Talking Biz News and noted that it is not misusing reporters’ data. "It’s really a PR...

AT&T, Comcast News Channels Compete for Shepard Smith

Hollywood Reporter:  CNN and MSNBC are shaping up to be the two likeliest landing spots for former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, who unexpectedly left the network in October and has been on the cable news sidelines ever since as he waits out a...

Hearst Accused of Surveilling Workers During Union Fight

New York Post:  The fight pitting Hearst Magazines President Troy Young against the editorial union is getting nastier, with the Writers Guild of America, East now accusing the company of illegal surveillance and pressuring employees to withdraw their union...

Conde Nast Snubs Big Stars in Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue

Showbiz411:  Vanity Fair’s 2020 Oscar issue goes for something different than usual: it’s the anti-Oscar issue. Instead of nominees and big stars, they went mostly for outliers and young people. On the main cover there’s one Oscar nominee: Renee...

Meredith Unveils Rachael Ray Quarterly in Magazine Redo

MediaPost:  A new premium quarterly from Rachael Ray hits newsstands this week. Rachael Ray In Season, available nationwide, reimagines Ray’s long-running publication Rachael Ray Every Day as a high-quality, collectible magazine with upgraded paper and...

New York Times Trumpets Big Numbers in Digital Revenue

TheStreet:  The New York Times reported that in 2019 it added more than 1 million net digital subscriptions and doubled its annual digital revenue a year ahead of schedule. The Times said that last year digital revenue exceeded $800 million. In 2015, the figure was...

Philadelphia Inquirer Names New Yorker Alum as Publisher

Philadelphia Inquirer:  The Philadelphia Inquirer announced Tuesday that its CEO, publisher Terrance C.Z. Egger, will retire and be replaced next month by Lisa Hughes, a member of the company’s board of directors, who will become the Inquirer’s first female...

The Economist Turns to Atlantic Veteran for New President

Adweek:  Bob Cohn, formerly the president of The Atlantic, has been named as president/managing director for The Economist to oversee the print business, including expanding its subscription and digital offerings. “I am thrilled to join the amazing team at The...

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