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Paramount Laying Off 347 Workers in NY

Paramount Global is laying off 347 workers in New York according to a WARN notice filing with the NYS Department of Labor. Paramount is a leading media company that operates the CBS TV network along with cable networks MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Nickelodeon, Showtime, BET and the streaming network Paramount Plus. The company has over […]

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Rupert Murdoch Steps Down as Fox, News Corp. Chairman

The Fox Corporation and News Corporation (“News Corp”) announced that Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of each company’s board effective as of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of each company in mid-November. One of the most powerful men in all of media, the 92-year old Murdoch will become Chairman Emeritus of […]

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NBC News Names New President From NY Times

NEW YORK – NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde announced the appointment of award-winning journalist and newsroom leader Rebecca Blumenstein to the new position at NBC News of President, Editorial. Ms. Blumenstein will join NBC News from The New York Times, where she has served as deputy managing editor since 2017. At The Times, Blumenstein […]

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Azmat Kahn Joining NY Times as Investigative Reporter

Azmat Khan, who is currently a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, is joining the NY Times staff as an investigative reporter for the magazine and newsroom. Khan won the Pulitzer Prize in 2022 for International Reporting for her investigative series on Civilian Casualty Files that appeared in the newspaper and magazine. Jake […]

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NY Times Reports 9.17 Million Paid Subscribers

NEW YORK — The New York Times Company reported earnings for the second quarter ending June 26, 2022. Total revenues increased 11.5 percent to $555.7 million from $498.5 million in the second quarter of 2021. Subscription revenues increased 13.1 percent to $383.6 million, advertising revenues increased 4.1 percent to $117.4 million and other revenues increased […]

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NY Times Names First Ukraine Bureau Chief

The NY Times has opened its first bureau in Ukraine in the capital of Kyiv and named Andrew Kramer [photo above] as the first bureau chief. Russia first launched attacks on Ukraine on February 24 and fighting has continued in the country since. In an announcement posted on the company website, the NY Times said […]

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Paramount+ to Launch 150 International Series

Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS) announced its investment in internationally originated content with a slate of original series that will debut around the world, a first step towards the streamer’s plan to commission 150 international originals by 2025. The news comes as Paramount+ will make its debut in UK and […]

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Albany Times-Union Reports 30,000 Digital Subscribers

The Times-Union, a newspaper covering the Capital District and Hudson Valley, announced it has surpassed 30,000 paying subscribers for digital access to its website. The newspaper is owned by the Hearst Corporation which also owns several Connecticut newspapers as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News. The Times-Union attributes its recent growth […]

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HBO Max to Offer Service With Ads for $9.99 Per Month

HBO Max announced it will debut an ad-supported version of its streaming subscription service the first week of June. Consumers will have a choice between the existing ad-free version of HBO Max at $14.99 per month, or an ad-supported experience for $9.99 per month. Both HBO Max tiers offer access to original programming, as well […]

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CBS Names Co-Presidents for CBS News, TV Stations

NEW YORK — CBS is combining the news and business resources of CBS News and the CBS Television Stations into one organization. CBS, owned by parent company ViacomCBS, has selected two outsiders from the company to lead CBS News and its TV stations. Hearst Newspapers, Cable Networks & Digital Media Executive Neeraj Khemlani and former […]

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Sports Illustrated Expands Editorial Staff

NEW YORK — Sports Illustrated, the venerable sports magazine, announced the addition of new full-time staff, with an initial focus on expanding its NBA editorial team. Chris Herring will join SI on Feb. 15 as a senior writer. Herring most recently wrote for ESPN and FiveThirtyEight and prior to that was an NBA reporter with The […]

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Rolling Stone Editor Steps Down

NEW YORK — Music magazine Rolling Stone announced that Jason Fine will be stepping down from his post as Editor to become Director of Content Development effective immediately. In this newly created role, Fine will oversee Rolling Stone’s multimedia projects including: Rolling Stone Films, documentaries, podcasts, and books.  A new Editor has not been named. “Over […]

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Larry Kudlow to Join Fox Business Network

NEW YORK  — FOX News Media has signed former Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow (Photo above. Source: Twitter) to its network as a contributor. Kudlow had served as United States National Economic Council Director for President Donald Trump since 2018 and was previously a commentator on CNBC for three decades. Kudlow will serve as a […]

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Discovery Joins Streaming Media Battle With Discovery+

NEW YORK – Discovery, Inc., which operates cable networks Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network and Travel Network, is joining the streaming media wars with the global launch of discovery+, debuting in the U.S. next month on January 4, 2021. discovery+ will be available in the U.S. starting at $4.99 per month, with an ad-free version available […]

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NBC to Air Special on Time Person Of the Year

NEW YORK — NBC and TIME Studios are partnering for the first-ever “TIME Person of the Year” special featuring exclusive coverage of TIME magazine’s choice for the individual or group that has had the greatest influence on the events of the year, set for Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. In addition to the winner of 2020 […]