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Facebook, Twitter Live Stream Trump Impeachment Hearings

Gizmodo:  The impeachment hearings against President Trump started Wednesday in Washington, D.C. And even if you weren't near a TV, you could watch it all unfold on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more. Reuters TV has options for watching the hearings on devices like...

Wikipedia Founder Launches New Rival to Twitter, Facebook

Financial Times:  Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a rival to Facebook and Twitter that he hopes will combat “clickbait” and misleading headlines. WT:Social, his new social-networking site, allows users to share links to articles and discuss them...

Gannett, New Media Vote Thursday on Proposed Acquisition

USA Today:  Shareholders of Gannett and New Media Investment Group are poised to determine whether the two companies will combine in a deal that would reshape the media landscape. On Thursday, stockholders of each company will vote on the proposal for New Media to...

New York Times Eyes Another Digital Subscription Price Hike

Nieman Lab:  "One of the things we talked about is firming up plans, price-wise, in 2020," says New York Times CEO Mark Thompson. "For tenured subscribers. The success of our tests has convinced us that we can execute a price rise for tenured subscribers with minimal...

Tribune Pulls the Plug on Spanish-Language Newspaper Hoy

Robert Feder:  Hoy, the Spanish-language newspaper and website produced by the Chicago Tribune, will cease publication as of December 13. No reason was cited for the move, although the paper has been shrinking since its launch as a daily in 2003. The title has been a...

Maven’s Sports Illustrated to Reduce Print Output to Monthly

Yahoo Finance:  Sports Illustrated was a weekly publication as recently as 2015. In 2020 it will become a monthly. The magazine reduced to twice per month in January 2018. Now, just two years later, it will cut again to one issue per month in 2020 — plus four special...

Benioffs’ Time Magazine Plots New Franchise with ‘100 Next’

E! Online:  The first-ever Time 100 Next list is here. Piggybacking off the publication's annual Time 100 list, which recognizes the most influential public figures of the year, the Time 100 Next list highlights the 100 individuals shaping the worlds of entertainment,...

Fox’s Murdochs Regard Carlson as Favorite on News Channel

Washington Post:  Tucker Carlson’s approach is said to have gained the appreciation of the Murdochs, who have grown concerned over Fox News’s seeming alignment with President Trump. “[Carlson] is the most important thing in that place,” says a former exec. “He’s that...

Bloomberg News Staffers Fear Layoffs Amid Rumors of Sale

Business Insider:  Some Bloomberg News employees are nervous about possible layoffs, adding to uncertainty created by Michael Bloomberg's possible presidential run. There's already been a string of exits of senior journalists based outside the US and layoffs in the US...

Gannett-GateHouse Merger Faces Woes Amid Stock Decline

New York Post:  A weakened deal to merge the ’s two largest US newspaper publishers heads to a shareholder vote on Thursday. And it’s expected to be approved — despite the concerns that has the proposed acquisition of Gannett by New Media Investment Group’s GateHouse...

Nikkei’s Financial Times Taps First Female Editor in 131 Years

New York Times:  For the first time in its long history, the Financial Times will be led by a woman. On Tuesday, the daily known for its robust coverage of international markets, its distinctive salmon-hued paper and its impenetrable digital paywall, announced that...

Conde Nast Hosts ‘Women of Year’ After Glamour Exits Print

WWD:  Glamour may have ceased its regular glossy print edition at the beginning of the year, but that didn’t stop the Conde Nast brand from doing what so many magazines have to do these days: hold a celebrity-filled awards ceremony. And given the times, it was a just...

Hearst Gives ‘The Crown’ a Digital Cover at Town & Country

MediaPost:  Town & Country has released its first “digital cover” starring Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret in season 3 of the Netflix show “The Crown.” While some magazines that have shuttered their print editions have taken to publishing digital...

Atlantic Redesigns Print Magazine, Logo, Subscription App

MediaPpst:  The  Atlantic has unveiled a redesign, the most dramatic in its 162-year history, along with a new iOS app. Most notable within the redesign, readers will find a reimagined logo, a simple “A” in a commissioned typeface called Atlantic Condensed, inspired...

Allbritton’s Politico Readies Tech-News Site Called Protocol

Vanity Fair:  “We used to say Politico was the ESPN of politics. I’d love for this to be the ESPN of technology.” That’s Politico owner Robert Allbritton, speaking about his forthcoming publication, Protocol, which will mark the arrival of his second major journalism...

Google, Facebook, Amazon Prep for New Smart Glasses War

CNBC:  Big Tech isracing to create smart glasses that we wear everywhere and that may replace our phones. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Snap, Facebook Apple, Magic Leap and others are all working on some form of smart glasses or...

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