• Tribune Circles Gannett As Hedge-Fund Group Places Bid
    This could be a sign that consolidation likely will accelerate this year as newspaper publishers seek greater scale to compete for digital ad dollars.
  • Microsoft Allies With NewsGuard On Flawed News Ratings
    Microsoft signed on as the first major client of NewsGuard, a startup that claims to fight "fake news" by rating the reliability of publishers. Yet its own rating system deserves more transparency.
  • Publishers Fret Over Employee Burnout, Lack Of Diversity
    About two-thirds of publishers in a Reuters' survey said they were "concerned" or "very concerned" about staff burnout because of work overload or the relentless nature of the job.
  • Publishers Predicted To See 'Biggest Wave Of Layoffs In Years'
    That's one prediction from a Reuters Institute worldwide survey that also found about one-third of publishers will "get no help from anyone else" in paying for their journalism.
  • Bezos Divorce May Mean 'Washington Post' Gets New Owner
    The Bezos family lives in Washington state; its law says the assets accumulated by married couples are community property that must be split equally in a divorce. Bezos and his wife reportedly didn't have a prenuptial agreement when they got married in 1993, a year before Bezos started Amazon.
  • David Beckham's Guyliner 'Love' Cover Stirs Instagram Buzz
    'Love' has generated gushing press coverage from other fashion publications that describe the cover as "stunning" or "ballsy and brilliant and bold."
  • Japanese Men's Magazine Apologizes For Easy Sex College Rankings
    The public outcry is one indication that the #Metoo movement may have a toehold in Japan, one of the most insular and hidebound countries in the world.
  • Yahoo Finance's Subscription Service Must Focus On Value-Added Content To Challenge Rivals
    Yahoo Finance's upcoming subscription service is long overdue. It will reportedly cost about $100 a month, which is still pricey for the average retail investor, but not for industry pros.
  • Publishers Update Contracts With 'Morals Clauses'
    The #Metoo era that ended the careers of media moguls such as Harvey Weinstein is likely to make morals clauses even more common.
  • Conde Nast's UK Slump Shows Pressing Need For New CEO
    Conde Nast Britain lost GBP13.6 million in 2017 ($17.3 million) on sales of GBP113 million, compared with a profit of GBP4.3 million in 2016. The results indicate Conde Nast International isn't any more immune to negative sales trends than its sister company in the U.S.
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