The abrupt firing of 'The Los Angeles Times' publisher Austin Beutner, and the flurry of criticism from Los Angeles civic leaders it has provoked, resulted from a deep disagreement over Tribune's moves to centralize control of newspaper operations as part CEO Jack Griffin's comeback strategy for the company, according to an article published by 'The New York Times' over the weekend.
Jeffrey Kanige has been named editor-in-chief of TheStreet.com and 'The Deal,' with responsibility for coordinating and integrating news coverage between the two properties, president and CEO Elisabeth DeMarse announced Friday.
First Lady Michelle Obama joined a panel on higher education hosted by Time Inc.'s 'Essence' magazine this week. The panel, at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, is part of the magazine's annual 'Essence' College Tour, which will visit three additional campuses this fall.
It looks like Buzzfeed is planning to raise an additional $100 million as part of its ongoing funding round. As Politico reports: “Buzzfeed's Form D, which privately-held companies file when they sell securities to investors, states that Buzzfeed is offering $300 million in equity -- $200 million of which has already been sold [to NBCUniversal] and $100 million of which is ‘remaining to be sold.’”
The Verge reframes the issue of ad blocking as a battle between the Web’s biggest gatekeepers, which just so happens to be wreaking havoc on independent publishers. “What we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley … and titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of collateral damage,” it writes.
Women's lifestyle and news site 'Bustle' has seen its social engagement soar fourteen-fold over the last year.
The 'Hollywood Reporter' has added five new staffers to its editorial and social media teams, the entertainment industry trade announced this week.
Over 6,500 people attended second annual 'Essence' Street Style Block Party & Awards, which took place in Brooklyn on September 13, the Time Inc. publication announced this week.
Beginning with the best headline we’ve seen in a long time, The Awl delves into the heated auto-ad-blocking debate. Betraying its fellow online publishers, it lays a lot of the blame for the problem at their feet. “Display ads on websites have only grown more aggressive in the last two years, taking up ever-expanding amounts of space, bandwidth, and attention,” it writes.
Iconic men's magazine 'Esquire' has published its 1000th issue this week, and is celebrating by unveiling a massive digital archive, called Esquire Classic, which contains every issue, cover, story, image, cartoon, and advertisement it has published from 1933 to today, the magazine announced this week.