Archive for category: MSM

Google Tells French Media: No More Links For You

Google Tells French Media: No More Links For You

19 / October 18, 2012 9:47 pm

Google has told the French Media that it will stop providing links to its content if it is forced to pay for it. The threat came as the French Government is proposing to implement a law that will force search […]

Newsweek to Cease Print Publication

Newsweek to Cease Print Publication

5 / October 18, 2012 9:13 pm

Venerable 80 year old news magazine Newsweek is to cease print publishing at the end of 2012. The decision to cease print operations was made by head Tina Brown, who came to Newsweek when it merged with Brown’s The Daily […]

National Enquirer to Launch App, ‘Reinvent’ Gossip

National Enquirer to Launch App, ‘Reinvent’ Gossip

2 / January 18, 2012 9:46 am

For a publication basically synonymous with ‘spurious tales,’ the National Enquirer has still fared well into the digital era of media. The upcoming app is planned for iPad, and is called “Enquirer Plus.” David J. Pecker, chairman and chief executive […]

Hearst, Angelina Jolie Teaming Up For Live Web Chat Thursday

Hearst, Angelina Jolie Teaming Up For Live Web Chat Thursday

2 / January 11, 2012 12:20 am

Angelina Jolie- who has graced the titles of plenty of publisher Hearst’s mags, like Cosmopolitan and Elle– is hooking up with the company for a live web chat across several of the conglomerate’s brands Thursday night. Angie isn’t just stopping […]

Ladies’ Home Journal Plans to Crowdsource Content, Mag Announces

Ladies’ Home Journal Plans to Crowdsource Content, Mag Announces

8 / January 10, 2012 8:37 am

Remember Ladies’ Home Journal, the Redbook-like magazine that is generally spotted in gynecologists’ offices and other female-friendly waiting rooms? The mag has announced plans to get in on the whole crowdsourcing trend, grabbing content from message boards on the affiliated […]

AOL Teams With Bonnier Parenting Group, Hopes To Reach ‘Moms’ Demographic

AOL Teams With Bonnier Parenting Group, Hopes To Reach ‘Moms’ Demographic

0 / January 6, 2012 2:38 am

AOL Inc. announced on Thursday that it had formed a partnership with publisher Bonnier Parenting Group. Under the agreement AOL will receive content from Parenting.com, a move meant to lure in online advertisers for the lucrative “moms” demographic. Under the […]

Movie box office take serious slap to the profits, queue the blame piracy stories

Movie box office take serious slap to the profits, queue the blame piracy stories

0 / December 30, 2011 9:30 pm

Over the past years we have had the MPAA shout to the moon, and anyone without a brain and would listen to them, that piracy is killing the movie business, the only problem was that every time they would trot […]

Half of Freelance Journalists Say Pay Went Up in 2011

Half of Freelance Journalists Say Pay Went Up in 2011

0 / December 30, 2011 8:57 am

A lot of the news regarding media and employment prospects in 2011 has been bleak- layoffs, cutbacks, job-killing mergers- but one sector is doing pretty well. It seems a lot of the casualties of media downsizing struck out on their […]

North Korean Media Alters Kim Jong Il Funeral Photograph

North Korean Media Alters Kim Jong Il Funeral Photograph

0 / December 30, 2011 4:29 am

While some pundits of old media often attack new media advocates for a lack of fact checking, aggregation of content and other non-traditional story gathering techniques they often ignore a culprit far more sinister, state run television. It’s within the […]

New York Times ‘Spams’ 8 Million Customers, Apologizes

New York Times ‘Spams’ 8 Million Customers, Apologizes

0 / December 30, 2011 1:55 am

The New York Times had an embarrassing mishap earlier this week, when an email intended for a small pool of customers- about 300- was accidentally sent to 8 million email addresses. If you’ve sent any significant amount of email in […]

Chicago Sun-Times is Now Thinking With Portals

Chicago Sun-Times is Now Thinking With Portals

0 / December 26, 2011 9:03 pm

An announcement earlier this month that the Chicago Sun-Times is joining the ever-growing number of major regional papers employing the New York Times paywall structure has been followed up by an announcement that the broadsheet is building out its web presence […]

Book publishers take a hit this year

Book publishers take a hit this year

0 / December 22, 2011 9:42 pm

It seems that just about every media type industry is being affected to varying degrees by our increased move to a digital world powered by the Web, and it would seem that book publishers are feeling the pinch as well this year. […]

Lindsay Lohan Playboy Leak Spurs Print Sales, Online Subscriptions

Lindsay Lohan Playboy Leak Spurs Print Sales, Online Subscriptions

0 / December 19, 2011 11:38 pm

Flagging soft-porn mag Playboy has seen a bit of a boost after a naked pictorial of troubled star Lindsay Lohan graced the decades-old girlie mag’s cover and pages. There was a lot of lead up to Lindsay’s skin-baring feature in the […]

Newspapers Dead in Five Years, USC’s Annenberg Center Predicts

Newspapers Dead in Five Years, USC’s Annenberg Center Predicts

0 / December 16, 2011 12:23 am

Puppies will have to find something else to urinate on, if a dire print prediction by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future pans out. The center believes that in five years time, newspapers will be largely gone from the […]