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Conde Nast Former Magazine Editor Sells New York Home

New York Post:  Lucy Danziger, the former editor-in-chief of Self magazine, and her husband James Danziger have just sold their Upper East Side apartment for $2.62 million. It originally asked $2.69 million in 2018. Danziger left Self magazine in...

New York Times Faces Trump Lawsuit via Gawker Lawyer

Vice News:  President Trump’s campaign is taking another shot at the New York Times — with a libel lawsuit filed by the same lawyer who sued Gawker Media into oblivion. The campaign is accusing the Times of publishing false information in an...

Google Alum is Named to Oversee Disney Streamer Hulu

Los Angeles Times:  Disney continued to retool Hulu's management on Tuesday, promoting Kelly Campbell to president of the streaming service. For nearly three years, Campbell has served as chief marketing officer of the company. Now, the former Google executive will...

Comcast to Acquire Free Streaming Video Service Xumo

Philadelphia Inquirer:  Comcast said Tuesday that it has acquired Xumo, a free, ad-supported streaming service previously owned by Panasonic and Meredith. Xumo, based in Irvine, Calif., offers live and on-demand news, sports, and entertainment from 190 channels. The...

Univision Challenges Loom Amid Sale to Investor Group

Los Angeles Times:  The finale of the months-long auction for the nation’s largest Spanish-language media company came early Tuesday when former Viacom executive Wade Davis and private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners announced that they were teaming up to...

Discovery’s OWN Readies ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ Podcast

People:  Fans of Oprah Winfrey will soon be able to listen to their favorite episodes of her iconic talk show thanks to OWN's "The Oprah Winfrey Show The Podcast." Launching on March 3, the network will release 25 years of episodes from the talk show hosted by the...

Thomson Reuters Names Nielsen President as New CEO

Reuters:  Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday it had appointed former Nielsen president Steve Hasker as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Jim Smith. Hasker, 50, most recently a top executive at Hollywood talent agency CAA and a senior adviser to TPG Capital,...

Bloomberg LP Plans Training to Prevent Sex Harassment

CNBC:  After Mike Bloomberg took a beating in his first appearance on a Democratic debate stage for alleged harassment and non-disclosure agreements at Bloomberg LP, the company he founded is ramping up its sexual harassment training. The program comes on top of...

McClatchy’s Miami Herald to Benefit from $2.5 Million Gift

Miami Herald:  The Miami couple behind the Esserman automotive dealerships has established the Esserman Family Fund for Investigative Journalism at the Miami Foundation. The Esserman gift, combined with largess from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will...

Gannett Journalists in Southwest Florida Seek to Unionize

WGCU:  Journalists at local Gannett-owned newspapers have filed notice with the National Labor Relations Board that they want to vote on unionizing. The new bargaining unit is called the Southwest Florida News Guild and is under the umbrella of the News Guild...

News Corp Admits to Underpaying Staffers by $1.5 Million

Mumbrella:  News Corp Australia underpaid the superannuation of current and former staff by approximately $1.5 million as a result of payroll system errors. "News Corp sincerely apologizes to those affected and will be writing to them this week advising that we will...

Hearst Heiress at Marie Claire Buys Hollywood Hills Home

Los Angeles Times:  Amanda Hearst, a great-granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, and her husband, filmmaker Joachim Rønning, have purchased the Wolff House in Hollywood Hills West for $5.9 million. The heiress is an editor at Marie Claire, a...

Conde Nast Ad Network to Take On Cable-TV Home Shows

Folio:  Conde Nast is throwing down the gauntlet to cable TV and "dated DIY and renovation formats" of its popular programs, the company said ahead of an event celebrating the launch of Home/Made, its new network of home-focused content pulled from across many of its...

Meredith Hires Apple Expat to Help Entertainment Weekly

MediaPost:  Entertainment Weekly has tapped Mike Fisher as its vice president and publisher. Fisher, who directed sales and marketing development at EW earlier in his career, joins the brand from Apple, where he's led marketing initiatives as head of publisher...

Dennis Publishing Plans March Debut of The Week Junior

New York Post:  The Week Junior, a kids news publication, will be the first weekly magazine to launch in the United States in seven years when it debuts March 20. "The magazine has one simple goal: to help make sense of the world for young people through intelligent...

TheSkimm Top Execs Depart Amid Search for New Growth

Business Insider:  TheSkimm, a media company aimed at millennial women, has lost two executives who were key to its next phase of growth. Matt Boggie just left as chief technology officer after a year. His departure comes after that of Dheerja Kaur, who left recently...

Media Star Asks Industry Pros to Support Their ‘Addiction’

Media Star is read daily by top media professionals across New York, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Some readers even say they’re "addicted." Does Media Star help with your fix? Then please help Media Star with your one-time or monthly contribution. Thank...

Apple Plans Expansion with New Offices in New York City

New York Post:  Apple will move into the 11th through 14th floors of 11 Penn Plaza and has additional options for the 9th floor. The Manhattan building sits on entire eastern blockfront along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 32nd streets, cater-corner to Madison...

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