Advertising Age Names New Editor


NEW YORK — Ad Age announced that Brian Braiker has been named the new editor of the publication and website covering the ad industry. Most recently the executive editor for Digiday, Braiker will bring his digitally savvy point of view to Ad Age as the brand continues its evolution as the voice of the media, …

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American Media Buys US Weekly


NEW YORK – American Media, Inc. (AMI), publisher of The National Enquirer, Star and health and fitness magazines, has agreed to buy Us Weekly from Wenner Media. The purchase price was not revealed but reported around $100 million. Us Weekly is the second-largest celebrity news magazine behind Time Inc’s People with a print circulation just …

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NBCUniversal Invests $500 Million in Snap


NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast, has invested $500 million in Snap Inc. during its IPO as part of a strategic investment and partnership reports CNBC. Snap is the parent company of Snapchat, a popular social media app with over 150 million users. The investment has been a good one so far. Since going public at …

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Time Launches Video Brand Well Done


NEW YORK — Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) is launching Well Done, a new video brand created for the millions of food lovers who watch and share videos about the latest food trends, news, how-tos and recipes via Facebook and other social media sites. Well Done is targeting Time Inc.’s 48 million social media followers in …

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NY Times Redesigns A2-A3 Pages


NEW YORK — The New York Times has introduced a redesign of its A2 and A3 print pages, which are the first pages inside the front cover. The new pages feature Times content, a mini crossword puzzle and a new look under the direction of Tom Jolly, associate masthead editor, and Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York …

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TheStreet Names New Managing Editor

NEW YORK — TheStreet, Inc., which operates financial news site, announced that Senior Editor Jerry Kronenberg has been promoted to Managing Editor. In this expanded role, Kronenberg will help lead editorial operations for the company’s portfolio of institutional and consumer brands, oversee the newsroom’s global expansion and guide mobile, video and social strategies. Kronenberg will report to …

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Time Inc. Launches Health Brand


NEW YORK — Time Inc. is launching Time Health, a new multimedia brand that builds on the company’s trusted health and wellness journalism, practical information and actionable advice. The Time brand is already known for its health stories, with some of its most successful issues covering health and a large special interest health publication series …

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NY Times Names New Assistant Editor


The NY Times has promoted Carolyn Ryan from Senior Editor for Politics to Assistant Editor of the newspaper. She was previously Metropolitan Editor at The NY Times and also worked as Metro Editor for The Boston Globe. She is a graduate of Bates College. Below is the memo to staff by New York Times executive …

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Newsweek Names New Editor-in-Chief

NEW YORK — Newsweek has appointed Matt McAllester, current Editor, Newsweek International, as Global Editor in Chief, Newsweek, effective immediately. The current Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek, Jim Impoco, is stepping down. McAllester plans to relocate to New York this spring, and Newsweek International will be actively seeking a new London-based editor. IBT Media is the owner of Newsweek and …

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NYTimes Gives New Subscribers Access to Spotify


NEW YORK — The New York Times is giving a bonus to subscribers. New online subscribers who sign up for a one-year All Access subscription will receive free, unlimited access to Spotify Premium. The special offer requires a one-year commitment and is available for a limited time to U.S. residents who are not current subscribers …

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Time Warner Says AT&T Merger on Track

NEW YORK – Time Warner Inc. reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. The company said its proposed merger with AT&T should be completed later this year and is awaiting government approval. Full-year revenues increased 3% to $29.3 billion. Warner Bros. made up $13.0 billion in revenue, the …

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WSJ Editor Leaves for NY Times

Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, is leaving the business newspaper to join The NY Times as a deputy managing editor. Below is the memo to staff by New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet and Times managing editor Joseph Kahn. “Dear Colleagues, We’re delighted to announce that Rebecca Blumenstein, …

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