Ellen DeGeneres has "granted The Associated Press the rights for the editorial use of her star-studded selfie by AP members and subscribers," AP informs its members.
The news co-op also offers a photo of the scene from another angle: (more...)
Included in the downsizing were some of the company’s upper-level executives, including executive vice president Daniel Taitz, who had served as acting CEO before Dienst was appointed Oct. 29.Adweek reported Thursday on the cuts, writing that one MSLO employee said the office atmosphere was awful. "It’s really scary and terrible right before the holidays.”
Chief Revenue Officer Joe Lagani; Martha Stewart Living Publisher Peter Medwid; Vice President of Integrated Sales Laura Petasnick; and head of digital sales Jess Hollander.
Advertisingwise, Martha Stewart Living had an up year, with full-year ad pages rising nearly 16 percent over 2012. Circulation was flat in the first half of 2013, and newsstand sales dropped 13 percent. The magazine unveiled a well-received redesign in July in hopes of boosting those numbers.
The speculation is that media is going to be deemphasized as the company concentrates more and more on its licensing and products line.(more...)
The Australian detail will last for two to three months, starting next Monday, and longtime News Corp. lieutenant Jesse Angelo will oversee the Post during that time.In other leadership news, Time Warner Cable announced that CEO Glenn Britt is retiring. Britt, who has led the company since 2001, will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Robert D. Marcus. (more...)
All of this is sure to fuel speculation about Allan and Angelo's futures at the Post. Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship.
The new company, whose assets range from a US coupons company to Foxtel pay-TV in Australia, was working on projects including a plan for the New York Post to compete nationally with digital news and entertainment brands such as Buzzfeed, he disclosed.
“Some of the most successful recent start-ups are basically ersatz tabloid journalism,” he said. “If we can’t do it better than they can, then we’re not as good as we think we are.”
Shellshocked Village Voice staff drinking away their sorrows @ McSorley's Old Ale House after abrupt walk-out of Editor-in-Chief & Deputy Ed(more...)
— Simon Dumenco (@simondumenco) May 9, 2013
NyPost photo desk just called, should I give them access to my pics...??
— Andrew Kitzenberg (@AKitz) April 23, 2013