ViacomCBS Sells CNET Media for $500 Million

NEW YORK — ViacomCBS has unloaded CNET Media Group for $500 million to Red Ventures, a company that owns a portfolio of digital brands and is based in Fort Mill, SC. CNET Media Group is a pioneer in digital media and includes tech news site CNET and ZDNet, a leader in B2B focused content and Gamespot, a […]


NY Times Hires New Dealbook Reporter

The NY Times says it has hired CNBC reporter Lauren Hirsch (photo above) to write for the DealBook e-mail newsletter in New York. She will report on business, policy and mergers and acquisitions. She will also contribute to the Business section of The NY Times. Hirsch was previously with CNBC, where she was a reporter […]

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NY Times Names New CEO

NEW YORK — The New York Times Company has promoted chief operating officer, Meredith Kopit Levien, to succeed Mark Thompson as president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 8. Ms. Kopit Levien, 49, will join The Times Company’s Board and Mr. Thompson will step down as an officer and director of The Times Company. Kopit […]

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Shepard Smith to Launch Evening Newcast on CNBC

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ — Former Fox newscaster Shepard Smith is joining business channel CNBC to anchor an evening news program starting this fall. He will be based at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. effective July 13th. Smith will anchor a new one-hour evening news program titled The News with Shepard Smith, airing Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. The […]


SpongeBob Movie to Air Exclusively Online Next Year

NEW YORK — ViacomCBS announced the latest feature film in the SpongeBob franchise, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN, will bypass movie theaters next year and be available only online or pay-per-view. The movie is set to debut digitally in the U.S via premium video on demand in early 2021 and then move exclusively […]

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Dan’s Papers Merges With The Independent

Two weekly newspapers covering the East End of Long Island – Dan’s Papers and The Independent — are merging together to form “Dan’s Independent Media.” The combined company will bring together Dan’s Papers—the multiplatform news, entertainment, events and digital media company—with The Independent, the East End’s largest newspaper, known for its in-depth news reporting and features. […]

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NY Times Magazine Wins 5 Ellie Awards

NEW YORK — The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced winners for the 2020 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media last week held in a virtual event. ASME President Jonathan Dorn opened the 55th annual presentation of the Ellie Awards, which was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Winners receive “Ellies,” the elephant-shaped […]

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Wall Street Journal Reports Over 2 Million Digital Subscribers

NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal, a division of News Corp., said it has surpassed over 2.2 million digital subscribers in May and has a total of nearly 3 million paid subscribers including the print newspaper. As part of the company’s third quarter earnings report ending March 31, News Corp also noted that The […]

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Columbia Announces 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners

NEW YORK — Columbia University has announced winners of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The New York Times won three Pulitzer awards — in Investigative Reporting, International Reporting and Commentary — and now has 130 total — more than any other news organization. For more info, visit […]

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Former Hulu CEO Named WarnerMedia CEO

Experienced media executive Jason Kilar has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, starting on May 1. WarnerMedia is a subsidiary of AT&T and was formerly known as Time Warner. It operates CNN, HBO, Turner Networks including TNT and TBS, and Warner Bros. Kilar, 48, previously was the founding CEO of Hulu and SVP at Amazon. He […]