Business

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

The BizBeat – September 15, 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@Mediafile.com. Making Headlines Univision executives voted to delete six

Univision Bulks Up with Digital Acquisitions Ahead of IPO

Last month, it was announced that broadcast conglomerate Univision had purchased the embattled Gawker Media for $135 million at auction. This effectively saved the online media company from complete collapse after a costly suit from famed ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan. While the pairing of Univision, a Spanish-language media network, and Gawker, an often-inflammatory gossip blog, may seem odd,

The Bizbeat – September 8th, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section will publish 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@Mediafile.com. Making Headlines Is it too late now

New Editor-In-Chief Named at Cosmo as Coles Takes Role at Hearst

Michele Promaulayko has been named the new editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and the publication’s former EIC, Joanna Coles, has been named the first-ever chief content officer of Hearst, Cosmo’s parent company. Coles’ new role will require her to “work closely with Hearst editors and oversee

Gretchen Carlson settles lawsuit against Fox News’ Roger Ailes

Former Fox News anchor, Gretchen Carlson, will reportedly receive $20 million as well as a public apology from 21st Century Fox. The former “Fox and Friends” anchor’s original suit claimed she was fired from Fox after refusing sexual advances from former chairman and CEO of Fox,

Greta Van Susteren Leaving Fox News After 14 Years

After 14 years with Fox News Channel, veteran anchor Greta Van Susteren will leave the network. The announcement came abruptly Tuesday morning in a joint statement issued by network co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine. Brit Hume was concurrently announced as Van Susteren’s successor as anchor of