Category Archives: Industry

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,

PokemonGo in DC: There’s a Subreddit for That

As the online saying goes, “if it exists, there’s a subreddit for it.” PokemonGo is no exception. The mobile game has captured the hearts, minds, and precious time of longtime fans and the general public alike. PokemonGo’s community on the popular message board site Reddit is

What’s in a Domain Name? Perhaps, the Future of News.

If you are passionate about journalism, the website Futureof.news is worth your time. Subtitled “Conversations about the intersection of news, technology, and culture,” Future of News appears, at first glance, a love letter to journalists and ravenous news consumers alike. And maybe it is what

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.