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CBS Showtime Exec Poised for New Role Amid Restructuring

Deadline: As CBS undergoes a sweeping corporate restructuring, Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins appears poised for an expanded role at the media company. The Showtime exec is well-regarded within the company as someone who has launched a number of critically...

Viacom Signs 13-Year-Old YouTube Star to Development Deal

Broadcasting & Cable: Viacom has announced that Nickelodeon has signed 13-year old actress/singer Annie LeBlanc to a talent deal. She made her YouTube debut at age four and has 6.6 million Instagram followers. LeBlanc will be starring in linear and digital content...

Bloomberg to Lay Off Nearly 50 Employees at Affiliate BNA

Talking Biz News: The Washington-Baltimore News Guild, the union that represents journalists at Bloomberg BNA, sent out the following email to its staffers: "Over the next 2 days, BBNA is laying off 46 bargaining unit members as part of a companywide...

New York Times Faces Employee Backlash Over Digital Push

New York Post: The New York Times is scrambling to quell a staff rebellion at its metro desk after the section’s editor, Cliff Levy, unleashed a blistering email to staffers last week, saying the section had “lost its footing” and was in need of “urgent”...

Conde Nast to Live Stream Wired’s 25th Anniversary Summit

Wired: "It’s Wired’s 25th anniversary, and we’re celebrating in Wired style! We’re taking over our corner of San Francisco with four full days of behind-the-scenes tours, the latest gadgets, and talks with the smartest, most interesting leaders in technology,...

Hearst Heir’s Self-Published Alta Magazine to Mark First Year

San Francisco Examiner: Publishing the debut issue of the Journal of Alta California in October 2017, William R. Hearst III opened California’s literary floodgates. One year after launch, Alta is an oversize quarterly print magazine, website and social media presence,...

Playboy: Hef Pajamas, Magazine Collection Hit Auction Block

Reuters: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s trademark black silk pajamas and red smoking jacket are going up for sale as part of an auction of his belongings, including his complete set of Playboy magazines. Julien’s Auctions said the sale would also include Hefner’s white...

Modern Luxury’s SF Magazine Loses Most of Its Editorial Staff

San Francisco Chronicle: Most of San Francisco magazine’s small editorial staff gave notice or quit their jobs last week. The monthly publication is owned by Modern Luxury of Atlanta, which publishes more than 30 other city magazines. The company also publishes...

WndrCo’s Short-Video Service Quibi Raises Many Questions

Digiday: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s bet that people will pay for premium, short-form video is looking much safer. This week he announced that four Hollywood heavyweights will produce original shows for the forthcoming service. But what Quibi is trying to do, said one studio...

Bloomberg Employees Protest Bannon Interview at Confab

CNN Business: A group of Bloomberg employees have expressed outrage over the news organization's invitation to an onstage interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon was criticized for "inflict[ing] harm to our communities — specifically...

McClatchy Asks Apollo to Help Support Takeover of Tribune

New York Post: Billionaire Leon Black is weighing yet another opportunity to invest in the newspaper business. McClatchy has approached Black’s buyout firm Apollo Management to shore up its bid for Tribune Publishing, the owner of the New York Daily News and the...

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