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Staff Writer
The Quest for new Audiences has Taken The Washington Post to the Streaming Platform Twitch

Twitch: It’s not just for Fortnite battle royales anymore. The Washington Post tried out broadcasting on the streaming platform best known for gaming yesterday with content related to politics — which is its own battle royale, really. The Post’s plans for the platform include “postgame” coverage of major news events hosted by political reporter Libby Casey and a series…

Condé Said Mulling More Cuts, Possible Closures

Condé Nast has been undergoing a restructuring for the last two years — but the process isn’t over quite yet and there could be yet another magazine casualty on the way. Numerous sources say one possibility being considered is to finally do what has been long rumored: shutter the nearly 50-year-old W magazine, launched in 1972 by publishing…

Press Release: Blanchard Systems Achieves US Postal PAGE Certification

New Orleans, LA, July 8th 2018­­­ – Blanchard Systems has received PAGE Certification from the United States Postal Service for Virtual Publisher.  Virtual Publisher is Blanchard’s cloud based SAAS solution to Plan, Produce, Approve and Deliver Ad and Editorial page content.  This certification eliminates the need to send marked copies of magazines to United States…

Gawker.com sold to Bleacher Report Co-Founder Bryan Goldberg in Bankruptcy Auction

The last vestiges of Gawker.com, the now-dormant gossip website that was equal parts feared and admired, were sold on Thursday to Bryan Goldberg, the founder of Bustle and co-founder of Bleacher Report. A person familiar with the situation confirmed the sale of the site, which they said went for less than $1.5 million. Goldberg founded…

Ousted Billboard CEO John Amato Being Probed for Sexual Misconduct

The CEO of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter was pushed out earlier this week after a private internal investigation raised concerns about evidence of sexual harassment and other wrongdoing, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the outcome of the internal investigation. The probe…

Publishers Balk at Publicis Media’s New GDPR Requirements

Several publishers are pushing back on demands by agency giant Publicis that are meant to get the agency in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. The concerns center around Publicis’ shifting liability for the new European privacy law to publishers. The GDPR requires companies to justify collecting people’s data…

Programmatic is Not Just for Media Buyers. What Publishers Need to Know.

It’s a message we’ve been hearing percolate through the industry now for years: programmatic is the future of advertising. Brands, in search of more control over their media buying activity, have embraced technology-based approaches that promise efficiency, precision, flexibility, and superior ROI. Warts…

Dire Predictions Aside, GDPR Didn’t Kill Ad Retargeting (It’s Growing)

Europe’s far-reaching data privacy law was meant to be the end of ad retargeting, but the early signs suggest it’s still going strong. Six weeks after the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation, spending on retargeting is rising, according to several advertising executives. In the case of three of those executives, who all spoke…

Press Release: Sheridan PubFactory Hosts Sciendo, De Gruyter’s New Publishing Services Business

Hanover, PA — De Gruyter’s new Sciendo platform showcases the breadth of its services and solutions, along with presenting 600 Open Access journals and 100+ Open Access books. Host to 1400+ journals and 400,000+ books, the PubFactory platform is the perfect home for Sciendo, which provides publishing services to organizations and individual authors, including online…

Atlantic Media’s Quartz sale is as quirky and quartzy as the site itself

Give David Bradley new credit for publishing innovation. The Atlantic Media owner built his company into one of the country’s highest quality journalism companies, embracing the possibilities of digital far better than most of his peers. Over a couple of decades, he and his team assembled a group of high-performing B2C and B2B companies. Now,…

'Rolling Stone' To Publish Monthly, Expand Events Business

Six months after Wenner Media sold its controlling stake in Rolling Stone to Penske Media, the magazine will cut its print issues from biweekly to monthly. The Rolling Stone brand is getting a redesign in both print and digital, and a new focus on events. Each Rolling Stone issue will now be $9.99, up from $5.99. The new version of the magazine will…

Press Release: EnsembleIQ Acquires Media Brands From Lebhar-Friedman

Chicago, Illinois – EnsembleIQ announced today that it has purchased substantially all of the media, digital and event assets from New York City-based Lebhar-Friedman. Launched in 1925, the third-generation family business produced several leading retail brands including DRUG STORE NEWS, CHAIN STORE AGE and HARDWARE AND BUILDING SUPPLY DEALER. The transaction also includes Chain Store Age’s…