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2024 Pulitzer Prize Winners Named

NEW YORK — Columbia University has announced the Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Pulitzer Prizes were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, who left money to Columbia University upon his death in 1911. A portion of his bequest was used to found the School […]

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Leigh Waldman Joins CNN as Correspondent for Newsource

Leigh Waldman is joining CNN as a correspondent for CNN Newsource, reporting for the network’s more than 1,000 affiliate partners. She will be based in New York. Before coming to CNN, Waldman was an investigative reporter at KSAT 12 in San Antonio, TX, the #1 station in the market. She led the station’s team coverage […]

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Lauren Jackson Promoted to Associate Editor of NY Times Morning Newsletter

Lauren Jackson has been promoted from writer to associate editor of The Morning, the flagship newsletter of The NY Times. The promotion reflects Lauren’s central role in producing The Morning. She is often the last person to review a piece of Times journalism that goes out to millions of subscribers, and  does so many things […]

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Bedford Media to Relaunch Life Magazine

NEW YORK — Bedford Media announced that it will bring LIFE Magazine back to print and digital distribution, as part of an agreement with Dotdash Meredith to relaunch LIFE as a publication on a regular cadence and vibrant media property. Bedford was created by venture capitalist Joshua Kushner and his wife and model Karlie Kloss. […]

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CNN Names Mattingly Chief Domestic Correspondent

NEW YORK – Phil Mattingly has recently been named CNN Anchor/Chief Domestic Correspondent. In this new role, Mattingly will appear across CNN platforms and dayparts delivering enterprise reporting and continuing to anchor on a fill in basis across CNN. He will also participate in special coverage during the 2024 conventions and political special event programming.  Mattingly’s […]

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Apple TV Exec Named New CEO of Sports Streaming Service

Pete Distad, an experienced leader in media, sports and technology, has been named CEO of a new sports streaming service launching this year — a joint venture formed by ESPN, FOX and Warner Bros. Discovery. Distad, who most recently served as an executive at Apple for a decade following six years at Hulu, will assume […]

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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 […]