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Q&A with TMB’s New VP of Programmatic and Data Product Operations, Scott Mulqueen
July 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm

In June, Trusted Media Brands (TMB), which publishes titles such as Reader’s Digest, Taste of Home, and The Family Handyman, brought on industry veteran Scott Mulqueen to assume the role of VP, programmatic and data product operations. The move comes as data is increasingly used to drive intelligent programmatic ad targeting products and is the…

Troy Young Named President Of Hearst Magazines
July 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Hearst today named Troy Young president of the company's magazine division, succeeding David Carey, who announced last month that he's stepping down after eight years. Young has been president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media since 2013. In his new role, he will oversee Hearst Magazines’ global business, encompassing more than 300 print editions and 240 digital brands. The…

Daily News Massacre Even Worse Than First Reported
July 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Much has been made of the 45 journalists laid off at the Daily News. After all, the loss of 50 percent of the newsroom is jaw-dropping. But that is apparently only half the story. The pink-slip massacre actually took out a total of 96 employees, Media Ink has learned. On top of the nearly four dozen…

Hearst Digital Media Chief may be Frontrunner for Top Job
July 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Troy Young, the president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, is being flagged by some insiders as the front-runner to succeed incumbent David Carey, who announced plans to step down at year end. Carey’s other top lieutenants in the company that publishes Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping and Town & Country are Michael Clinton, the…

Ousted Billboard CEO John Amato Being Probed for Sexual Misconduct
July 16, 2018 at 11:17 am

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…

David Carey Stepping Down As President Of Hearst Magazines
June 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm

David Carey, the president of Hearst Magazines since 2010 and the architect of some of the most successful magazine launches at that company in recent decades, is stepping down at the end of the year, according to the company. Carey will serve next year as a fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, a program…

Washington Post Staffers Ask Richest Man in the World to Pay Them Fairly
June 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

On Thursday, about 400 staffers at the Washington Post signed an open letter to their newspaper’s owner, Jeff Bezos, politely suggesting that he’s being a cheapskate in their union’s ongoing contract negotiations. From the letter: We, the undersigned, have been extremely grateful that you stepped in to purchase the Post at a time when the traditional media model was collapsing, and…

“If You Don’t Have Gender Equality in Your Newsroom, it’s Like Running on One Leg. And in the Current Climate, the Male Leg is Limping”
June 8, 2018 at 9:00 am

The lack of women in leadership in the journalism industry is not an unfamiliar topic. But what are news organizations actually doing about it? And how can other news organizations take on the gender diversity gap, too? The second annual Women in News summit, hosted in Portugal by WAN-IFRA this week, highlighted depressing (but motivating?) statistics on women’s presence in the media world and…

Meredith Lay Offs Will Total 1800
March 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

There was a definite cold front moving into the New York area on Wednesday — straight outta Des Moines. Some employees of Meredith — who normally work in the publisher’s Manhattan offices but were toiling at home during a nor’easter that dumped 12 inches of snow on the metro area — were forced in the…

Meredith Corp. To Lay Off 200 To 300 Employees, Mostly From Former Time Inc.
March 21, 2018 at 9:05 am

Meredith Corp., which acquired Time Inc. in January for $1.85 billion, reportedly will lay off 200 to 300 staffers this coming week. The Wall Street Journal reports that the nation’s largest magazine publisher will make the cuts primarily in New York and former Time Inc. employees will be the ones to go. By getting rid of what…