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Verizon’s Tumblr Traffic Plummets After Ban of Adult Content

CNET: Tumblr's crackdown on adult content appears to be hitting the site hard. Similarweb, a web analytics firm, reported that visits to the popular blogging site have dipped significantly since the December pornography ban. As of Jan. 28, views had dropped by more...

Facebook Change Spurs ‘Angry’ News Feed Led by Fox News

Nieman Lab: It’s been a little over a year since Facebook announced major algorithm changes that would decrease the amount of news in News Feed. What does the news environment on Facebook look like now? The “angry” reaction dominates many pages, with Fox News in the...

News Corp to Launch Influencer Marketing Agency in London

Digiday: News UK wants in on the influencer marketing game. The owner of the Times, Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers has created an independent influencer agency in order to carve out a new revenue stream beyond traditional advertising....

New York Times’s Digital Success is Hard for Others to Match

Business Insider: It's easy to look at the success of the New York Times and be hopeful about the prospects for reader-paid online journalism. But it will be hard for others to replicate that success, as few have the caliber and breadth of journalism and editorial...

Advance’s Cleveland Plain Dealer Cuts 14 Jobs as Ads Dry Up

Plain Dealer: Less than three months after announcing plans to eliminate 29 jobs by shifting its page-production work to a centralized outside system, the Plain Dealer notified staff on Friday it plans to eliminate an additional 14 newsroom jobs in about two...

Meredith Eyes Pet Owners with Debut of Happy Paws Magazine

O'Dwyer's: Meredith is launching a new magazine, Happy Paws, that will be aimed at dog and cat owners. The magazine, which is set to hit newsstands on April 9, is being produced in partnership with a veterinarian-led organization called Fear...

Facebook, Twitter Figure Into Mass Shootings in New Zealand

USA Today: Police in New Zealand say multiple people were killed in shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The gunman live-streamed his attack in a 17-minute Facebook video that appeared to be recorded on a helmet camera. A 74-page manifesto posted to...

Netflix, Spielberg Reach Truce in Big-Time Battle Over Oscars

New York Post: Hollywood is buzzing that Steven Spielberg and Netflix are calling a truce in a battle over the Oscars. The iconic director — who’s been pushing for the Oscars to create guidelines that would keep streaming services from competing — was spotted at...

Fox Corp to Replace 21st Century Fox on S&P 500 Next Week

MarketWatch: Fox Corp. will replace 21st Century Fox on the S&P 500 ahead of the market's opening bell on Tuesday following Disney's acquisition. "S&P DJI considers Fox Corp. to be the surviving entity of Twenty-First Century Fox and therefore both the Class A...

Comcast’s NBC Taps YouTube Star for Late-Night Show Host

Daily News: Lilly Singh is about to become the only woman with a late night talk show on broadcast TV. The YouTube star will take over for Carson Daly at 1:35 a.m. on NBC. “An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh...

PBS Unveils $3 a Month Streaming Channel on Amazon Prime

World Screen: PBS Distribution has launched PBS Living, a new streaming channel available on Amazon Prime. The channel costs $2.99 a month after a seven-day free trial. It will offer subscribers hundreds of hours of PBS content, from classic series like "The French...

Facebook Sees Departure of Product Chief, WhatsApp Leader

New York Times: Two of Facebook’s top executives — one regarded as the company’s No. 3, and the other the head of its WhatsApp messaging service — are leaving after disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, over the social network’s future...

Apple’s iPad to Face New Low-Price Rival Tablet from Walmart

Bloomberg: Look out Apple -- Walmart is moving into iPad territory. The world’s largest retailer plans to introduce an inexpensive, kid-friendly tablet computer under its ONN store brand, part of a broader redesign of its electronics department. The device will run on...

P&G Plans Off-Broadway Show About Olay Skin-Care Products

Cincinnati Business Courier: Procter & Gamble will take advertising to another level by staging an off-Broadway production of a musical about Olay skin care products. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods stated that the show will be performed one night...

Forecast: Esports Ad Revenue to Exceed $200 Million by 2020

Reuters: Competitive video game advertising revenues in the United States are expected to surpass $200 million by 2020, according to a report released on Thursday. Such esports ad revenue will grow 25 percent to $178 million this year and to more than $214 million in...

Tribune Reports Spike Across Digital Content, Subscriptions

MediaPost: Tribune Publishing has reported its Q4 and full-year results for 2018, revealing positive numbers across digital content and subscriptions with a boost to its net income. Digital content revenues increase by 145% compared to Q4 of 2017. Digital-only...

Gannett to Sell Sports Website The Big Lead to Minute Media

Morning Consult: Minute Media said Thursday that it has purchased sports, media and pop culture website The Big Lead from USA Today parent company Gannett, and it doesn’t plan to stop there. Minute Media is also evaluating publishers in the technology, food and...

Meredith’s People Joins Trend of Celebrity Editor Departures

New York Post: Running a magazine isn’t as glamorous as it used to be. Just ask Jess Cagle, the long-time editor-in-chief of People, who announced his departure Wednesday. Cagle was said to have been feeling crimped by the magazine’s new owner, Meredith, a Midwestern...

Hearst Names Entertainment Directors to Work on Magazines

New York Post: Hearst is staffing two new entertainment directors at its magazines. Andrea Cuttler, once a booker at “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” will join Harper’s Bazaar, working with ­top editor Glenda Bailey. Meanwhile, Maxwell Losgar will work with Jessica Pels...

AT&T Looks to ‘Retire’ Turner Brand Name from WarnerMedia

NBC News: For nearly 50 years, Ted Turner and the Turner brand have been integral parts of the nation’s media industry. But that’s changing in the wake of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, as a WarnerMedia spokesman confirmed that the Turner brand will likely soon be...

MGM Expat Forms New Studio from Remains of Weinstein Co

Los Angeles Times: Former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios CEO Gary Barber has a new job. The veteran exec has teamed with Lantern Entertainment, which bought the assets of the defunct Weinstein Co. last year, to create a new company, Spyglass Media Group, the companies...

Hollywood Writers Mull Firing Agents En Masse Over Tactics

Los Angeles Times: Hollywood writers’ concerns have grown so acute that the Writers Guild of America has taken the unprecedented step of asking its thousands of members to fire their agents if they don’t agree to a new code of conduct that would effectively end the...

Netflix Says Subscribers Watch Average of Two Hours a Day

Business Insider: The average Netflix subscriber spends two hours a day on the service, Netflix's VP of original content, Cindy Holland, said earlier this week. That's the same amount of time as adults ages 18 to 34 spend watching live and time-shifted TV, according...

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