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Fox News Looks to Win Back Ads with New Head of Ad Sales

TheDrum: Former Variant chief revenue officer Jeff Collins has been named EVP of ad sales at Fox News. Collins will succeed and report to Marianne Gambelli, who was named president of ad sales for Fox in October. Fox News has been working to win back advertisers...

Goop, from Paltrow, Plans Expansion to Attract Male Audiences

Fast Company: Goop's new podcast for men, aptly titled "Goopfellas," is the first foray by Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness empire into male territory. The brand plans to launch a newsletter and a collection of G Label men’s clothing. In addition, the team is contemplating...

Conde Nast Brings In Exec to Lead Video Expansion for Vogue

WWD: Vogue is getting its own exec to head up an ever-expanding output of video content. Robert Semmer is joining Conde Nast as the new VP of video for Vogue, a first for the fashion magazine. He comes to the brand after a stint as head of content for Premier Music...

Pride’s Out Magazine Editor Threatens Exit Over Unpaid Writers

Daily Beast: Out magazine editor in chief Phillip Picardi has threatened to resign in a long-simmering struggle over the magazine’s unpaid freelance writers. Picardi has recently told the company’s owner, Pride Media, he will leave the 27-year-old magazine if the...

BuzzFeed Studios Leader Departs Amid Shift in Video Strategy

The Information: BuzzFeed Studios chief Lauren Dolgen has left the company. Her departure comes as BuzzFeed is putting more emphasis on developing programs for digital platforms like YouTube and Twitter and less on Dolgen’s specialty of original content for film and...

Axios Tests High-End Subscription Service for Coming Launch

Beet.TV: The in-brief news publisher Axios has been talking about launching a paid tier for a couple of years now. In November 2016, CEO Jim VanderHei told a conference such a tier could cost $10,000. Fast-forward to 2019, and VanderHei says a subscription scheme is...

Fox News is Moving Closer to ‘the Losing Side,’ Trump Tweets

Politico: President Trump took another swipe at Fox News on Sunday, saying ahead of its scheduled town hall with Pete Buttigieg that his favorite network was “wasting airtime” on the Democratic presidential candidate. “Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong)...

CBS News Longtime ’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Kroft Retires

Associated Press: The ticking clock for the longest tenured reporter at “60 Minutes” has gone silent. Steve Kroft, 73, retired from the news magazine at Sunday’s season finale. It capped his 30th season and Kroft discussed his plans to step down on the air. Kroft came...

Conde Nast’s New Vanity Fair Editor Hosts VIP Party at Cannes

Daily Mail: Shailene Woodley donned a fluorescent pink tasseled skirt at the Vanity Fair and Chopard Party at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France on Saturday. Other famous attendees to the party included Dita Von Teese, Kimberley Garner and Robert...

TI Media Sells NME Music Magazine to Son of Asian Billionaire

Financial Times: The NME, once a cultural bible for music fans, has been sold to a company set up by the blues-loving son of one of Asia’s richest men. TI Media, formerly Time Inc, has sold the NME and Uncut, a rock-focused music magazine, to BandLab Technologies of...

Conde Nast, Hearst Magazine Writers Seek Cash from Peak TV

Bloomberg Businessweek: Magazine writers may be an increasingly endangered species, but some fortunate ones have joined the diverse list of professionals who are benefiting from the phenomenon known as Peak TV. The number of magazine articles optioned by TV studios...

Hearst to Relocate Some Magazine Staff in Rural Pennsylvania

Morning Call: Hearst expects to take occupancy of the first floor of the planned two-story Heritage Riverview office building in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania by year’s end. Hearst, which acquired Rodale last year, will move employees from several magazines to Easton,...

Digital First Bids for Pennsylvania’s Reading Eagle Newspaper

Reading Eagle: MediaNews Group has made the sole qualified bid for the assets of the Reading Eagle newspaper. In a statement to employees CEO Peter Barbey, said: "Since there is only one qualified bid, the auction has been cancelled. The qualified bid has neither been...

Salon’s New Owners Look to Trim Costs Without Cutting Staff

Digiday: Salon’s new owners say they see an easy path to profits for the troubled news publisher -- without cutting editorial, which now is made up of fewer than 30 employees. Co-owner Chris Richmond believes that his company can slim Salon's operating and tech...

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