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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

The BizBeat – September 1st, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section will publish The BizBeat, an overview of the past week’s news in media organizations and industry. Think Reliable Sources meets TheSkimm meets BloombergBusiness. Have a tip, see something we missed, or want to put something on our radar? E-mail Shiplett@Mediafile.com.

Ailes, Carlson, and the Future of Fox News: A Primer

Editor’s Note: Some names used in the following story are pseudonyms, per the original report by New York magazine. Gretchen Carlson, long-time Fox News anchor and former co-host of morning show “Fox & Friends,” was discreetly let go from the network on June 23, 2016. Almost two

From Campaign to Cable: Media Experts on Hiring Political Commentators

Roughly 3 days, 6 hours, and 42 minutes after his dismissal was first announced, former Donald Trump Presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski found himself on air as CNN’s newest political contributor.   Some in the media were outraged; others were shocked that CNN would not only hire