Category Archives: Business

With Rumors of a CBS and Viacom Merger, Moonves Sits in a Crosshairs

Late last month, National Amusements, the privately-owned entertainment conglomerate run by billionaire Sumner Redstone and daughter Shari Redstone, sent a letter to the boards of CBS and Viacom. The letter requested that the companies explore a merger that would re-unify the currently independently controlled media

The BizBeat – October 6, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section publishes The BizBeat, an overview of the past week’s news in media organizations and industry. Have a tip, see something we missed, or want to put something on our radar? E-mail Shiplett@Mediafiledc.com. Making Headlines The scoop that was (and wasn’t):

Politico Turns to Panoply for Listeners and Sponsors

Politico announced earlier today that it has joined forces with Panoply, Slate Magazine’s podcasting network, to stream its podcasts Off Message and Nerdcast. In the announcement Politico’s President, Poppy MacDonald, said, “this partnership will make it easier for our listeners to tune in each week, as

The BizBeat – September 29, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section publishes The BizBeat, an overview of the past week’s news in media organizations and industry. Have a tip, see something we missed, or want to put something on our radar? E-mail Shiplett@Mediafiledc.com. Making Headlines Monday night’s Trump-Clinton debate broke the

Facebook Deceives Advertisers with Inflated Video Metrics

Facebook came under fire last week after their vice president of business and marketing partnerships, David Fischer, wrote a post apologizing for the company’s use of a miscalculated metric that incorrectly measured the time viewers on the platform spent watching videos. “The metric should have reflected

Game Time for Gannett: Why a Possible Tronc Acquisition Matters

It has been a quiet summer since publishing conglomerate Gannett first offered $815 million for Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing. Gannett owns USA Today and 107 other news outlets, while Tronc owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Orlando Sentinel, and five

The BizBeat – September 22, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section publishes The BizBeat, an overview of the past week’s news in media organizations and industry. Have a tip, see something we missed, or want to put something on our radar? E-mail Shiplett@Mediafiledc.com. Making Headlines To pardon, or not to pardon:

A Penny for Your Comments? NPR Says No Thanks

On August 17, National Public Radio (NPR) announced that it will remove its comment section from the website. Scott Montgomery, NPR’s digital media editor, took to the publication’s website to explain that “the comment sections on NPR.org stories are not providing useful experience for the