The Revenge Of The Home Page

As social networks become less reliable distributors of the news, consumers of digital journalism are seeking out an older form of online real estate.

Ben Sherwood, Former ABC News President, Will Lead The Daily Beast

Five years after parting ways with the Disney-ABC Television Group, Ben Sherwood is getting back in the media game. The one-time ABC News president has been granted a minority stake in The Daily Beast, the news and opinion site created by Tina Brown in 2008 an owned by Barry Diller’s IAC Inc.

Right-Wing Media Are In Trouble

The flow of traffic to Donald Trump’s most loyal digital-media boosters isn’t just slowing; it’s utterly collapsing.

Transparent Vice

Vice was once promised to become the brash young voice of news. But wild expenses, shady deals, and greed turned it into “a fucking clown show.”

In New Orleans, A Pioneering Nonprofit Newsroom Ponders A Future Beyond Its Founder

Karen Gadbois has kept The Lens alive as other newsrooms have crumbled. Her next move is important not just for her outlet, but a whole industry.

Politically Charged Publisher Splinter Returns. Ad Monetizing Is Another Question

Don Lemon Releases Elon Musk Interview, Challenges Him To Watch It

BBC News FAST Channel Launched By AMC Networks, BBC Studios

Initial distributors are Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, Xumo Play, Vizio WatchFree Plus, Sling Freestream and Plex.

Sprouts Of Hope In A Gloomy Media Landscape

A handful of digital start-ups are finding success — so far, at least — by learning lessons from their troubled predecessors.

Deadspin Guts Entire Staff After G/O Media Sells Site

Deadspin has laid off its existing staff after G/O Media agreed to sell the sports news site to European startup Lineup Publishing. G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller revealed the update in a company-wide email on Monday.

How Streamer NBC News Now Is Being Positioned As The Future Of The Network’s News

NBC News Now — which is a free streaming service distributed across more than 20 platforms — serves as a seamless extension of NBC’s linear programming, and that linear-to-streaming symbiosis is believed to be the key to NBC News’ future. “The tradition of providing high-quality, free content is in the DNA of NBC and so it’s the future and the past, merged together,” says Janelle Rodriguez EVP of programming. “We’re using the same studios, control rooms, and are treating it like one big production.”

Cox Media Group And Action News Jax Launch Action Sports Jax 24/7 Jacksonville Streaming Sports Channel

Cox Media Group and Action News Jax today launched Action Sports Jax 24/7, the first streaming sports channel of its kind in the market. Action Sports Jax 24/7 debuted on Action News […]

Vice Media Says ‘Several Hundred’ Staff Members Will Be Laid Off, Vice.Com News Site Shuttered

Vice, which filed for bankruptcy last year before being sold for $350 million to a consortium led by the Fortress Investment Group, is also looking to sell its Refinery 29 publishing business, CEO Bruce Dixon said in his memo to staff. It’s the latest sign of financial problems buffeting the media industry.

ProPublica Work Wins 3 Polk Awards, Including Probe Of Justices’ Ethics

The Falling TV News Star Salary

An aging A-list, AI anchors and agents struggling to justify superstar paydays: “The trend is to replace them with people they can pay considerably less.”

New York Times Co. Adds 300,000 Digital Subscribers In Quarter

At the end of the year, The Times had 10.36 million subscribers, 9.7 million of them digital-only.

Tucker Carlson Says He’s Interviewing Putin

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in a video posted to X on Tuesday that he is in Moscow to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin rarely gives interviews, particularly to Western journalists. Carlson, however, is cited frequently on Russian state TV because of his opposition to U.S. support for Ukraine’s war effort, embrace of other Russian-friendly narratives and criticism of President Biden. Carlson said the interview would air “unedited” on his website and on X. He also accused the mainstream media of a pro-Ukraine bias and unwillingness to cover Putin’s point of view.

Semafor Launches Microsoft-Sponsored AI-Assisted Breaking News Feature

The tech giant is paying an undisclosed but significant sum to the media company as it launches “Signals.” The feature intends to “offer readers diverse, sophisticated perspectives and insights on the biggest stories in the world as they develop,” Semafor wrote on Monday.

Upstart Digital News Outlet The Messenger Shuts Down Less Than A Year After Launch

The Messenger, the upstart digital news outlet that hired hundreds of journalists and vowed to upend the industry as a centrist publication, will shut down less than a year after its high-profile launch, the company said Wednesday. The collapse of the outlet, founded by media entrepreneur Jimmy Finkelstein, marks one of the largest and swiftest failures of a media outlet in recent memory. The Messenger’s closure comes just eight months after its debut that was built on a strategy of generating gobs of internet traffic from social media platforms and search engines despite broader industry headwinds.

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ABC-Owned Stations Airing Special To Increase Financial Health In The Black Community

CBC News Launches Seven Local Podcasts Across Canada

CBC has launched seven new podcasts from CBC News, spotlighting and celebrating diverse local communities from P.E.I. to Vancouver Island, and answering listeners’ questions from across the country. Audiences are invited to […]

Jeff Ehling Leaves KTRK Houston weekends For Streaming

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WDRB Focuses On Top Five Stories In New Streaming News Show

WDRB Louisville, Ky., launched its new live-streaming local news show, WDRB+ LIVE at 10 a.m. this week, and tackles the top five morning stories with a more in-depth and relaxed discussion-style presentation.

Business Insider Laying Off 8% Of Staff

In an internal note about the job cuts, the company’s chief executive cited its plan to shift focus solely to news coverage of business, tech and innovation.

The News About The News Business Is Getting Grimmer

Mass layoffs, closures and reader fatigue are afflicting news organizations as Americans prepare for a consequential election year.

NewsNation Launches Audio Network, Leveraging TV News Clips

Nexstar Media Group’s cable news network NewsNation, is launching the NewsNation Audio Network, providing ready to air audio clips for radio stations and audio platforms nationwide. Leveraging the newsgathering resources […]

Condé Nast Is Folding Pitchfork Into GQ, With Layoffs

Houston Reporters Had Huge Hopes For Nonprofit Newsroom — Until The Firings

The dismissal of a beloved editor and Pulitzer-winning journalist raises questions about the future of the well-funded Houston Landing, and nonprofit news in general.

‘The Will Cain Show’ To Air On Fox News Digital Platforms Beginning Jan. 15

BuzzFeed’s ‘Dire’ Debt Problem

Business Insider Story On Harvard Antagonist’s Wife Draws Owner’s Scrutiny

Scripps News To Partner With Politico For New Series

Three new shows will debut on Scripps News this month, focusing on politics and the economy. Local reporters in key battleground states will contribute on-the-ground coverage.

NBCU News Group To Present ‘National Day Of Racial Healing’ Specials On NBC News Now & Noticias Telemundo

NBCUniversal News Group will present two distinct specials in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing on NBC News Now and Noticias Telemundo. Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation […]

Nexstar Appoints Taylor Scott Head Of Product For TheHill.com

The Messenger, Which Aimed To Transform Media, Faces Dire Financial Straits

The company, which debuted last year with big plans to disrupt journalism, generated only $3 million in revenue by the end of December.

CNN Chief Digital Officer Athan Stephanopoulos To Exit

In a memo, Stephanopoulos says he decided to step aside to give CEO Mark Thompson the “freest hand possible” to shape the organization.

Cheddar, The ‘CNBC For Millennials,’ Furloughs Workers

The “post-cable” news network said “unforeseen internal and external factors” caused the sudden work stoppage.

NBC News To Moderate Series Of GOP Candidate Interviews Ahead Of Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Caucus set to take place on Monday, Jan. 15, represents the first major presidential contest of the long election season, and NBC News is preparing for it with Closing Arguments: Iowa, a series of in-depth interviews with a trio of Republican presidential candidates.

The Messenger Plans Layoffs Amid Hunt For Cash

The company, an aggressive entrant to the digital news space, is expected to cut roughly two-dozen employees this week.

Cheddar News Sold To Archetype In Earn-Out Deal After $200M Sale In 2019

Altice USA closed a deal on Thursday to sell the youth-skewing business news streaming channel Cheddar News to Archetype, a media company owned by private equity firm Regent LP.