• Is Martha's Return a Good Thing?
    Stewart will emerge from prison a bigger star than ever. But that may hurt her company's bid to establish an identity beyond its namesake.
  • Viacom Posts Loss on $18 Bln in Charges
    Viacom Inc. on Thursday posted a massive quarterly loss after $18 billion in charges for writing down the value of its radio and outdoor advertising businesses in the face of a soft radio market and heightened competition.
  • Essence Puts Suede on Hiatus
    Suede magazine, published by Essence Communications Partners, which is now under the Time Inc. umbrella, has been put on hiatus after the April issue.
  • Billing Convictions Set Off Shudders on Madison Ave.
    Two former top executives of the flagship New York office of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide were found guilty yesterday of overbilling a federal antidrug agency for advertising work.
  • NHL Season Cancellation Costs $400 Million In Ad Revenue
    Faced with a half-billion dollar loss from advertising revenue and TV contracts after canceling its season last week, the National Hockey League must now grapple with an erosion of confidence from fans and sponsors that threaten its future.
  • Red Carpet Revenue
    Award shows give a look at celebrity style, but in a new era of deals between designers and actresses, a star's stroll can mean...
  • Sirius to Broadcast NASCAR Racing Starting in 2007
    Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Tuesday said it would broadcast NASCAR racing starting in 2007, adding another pricey sports package to its roster, but said it would sell advertising on a channel devoted to the hugely popular auto racing circuit.
  • Mags Plan $40m Ad Blitz
    We've heard the mantra for decades now, print is dead, newspapers and magazines are in peril. Now the Magazine Publishers of America, in an aggressive bid to put the industry's best foot forward, is kicking off a massive $40 million, three-year ad campaign.
  • Nielsen Presents a Research Plan to Quell Concerns About Accuracy
    Nielsen Media Research is taking significant additional steps to address the complaints of critics who have been increasingly vociferous in challenging how the company gathers television ratings data. The steps, described as an action plan by Nielsen in a detailed eight-page letter, include a proposal from the company to set aside $2.5 million to pay for a year's worth of methodological research. The research would be conducted in cooperation with Nielsen's clients rather than unilaterally, the company pledged, and the results after the first year would determine the budget for subsequent spending.
  • Hunter S. Thompson, Outlaw Journalist, Is Dead at 67
    Hunter S. Thompson, the anger-driven, drug-fueled writer for Rolling Stone magazine whose obscenity-laced prose broke down the wall between reader and writer, writer and subject, shot and killed himself on Sunday at his home in Woody Creek, Colo. He was 67.
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