YANGON, Myanmar— A Myanmar court sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison Thursday in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule. The July 7 article in the privately-run Bi Mon Te journal reported about an activist group that claimed opposition leader Aung San Suu...» Read More
Oct 14- The Washington Post said its Chief Revenue Officer Kevin Gentzel was quitting to join Yahoo Inc as head of advertising sales for North America, after a little more than a year at the newspaper publisher. Gentzel, who has earlier worked with online video service company News Distribution Network and Forbes magazine, will report to Yahoo's Americas head...
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The Providence Phoenix, a 36- year-old alternative news and entertainment weekly newspaper that had continued operating more than a year after its corporate parent Boston Phoenix shut down, is ceasing publication. Stephen Mindich, owner and publisher of the Phoenix Media/Communications Group, said Thursday that the last issue, dated Oct. 17,...
NEW YORK— The E.W. Scripps Co., the media company that is spinning off its newspaper business, said Wednesday that it bought weather app maker WeatherSphere. The apps typically cost between $1.99 and $3.99. Scripps announced in July that it would combine its broadcast operations with Milwaukee- based media company Journal Communications Inc. and spin off their...
TORONTO, Oct 6- Postmedia Network said on Monday it will buy Quebecor Inc's Sun Media newspaper assets for C $316 million in a deal that would give a single publisher control of most of the major English-language dailies in Canada. The deal would bring some 175 newspapers and publications, including the Sun's flagship assets- the Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg,...
Oct 6- Goop, the lifestyle blog and online shopping site founded by actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2008, named a new chief executive officer on Monday to spearhead an e-commerce expansion that includes Goop-branded apparel. Lisa Gersh, who was previously CEO and president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and co-founder of Oxygen Media, will expand the site's...
TORONTO, Oct 6- Postmedia Network said on Monday it will buy Quebecor Inc's Sun Media assets for C $316 million in a sale that would create the dominant English-language newspaper publisher in Canada. The deal would bring 175 newspapers and publications, including the Sun chain of dailies- the Ottawa Sun, Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Sun and Calgary Sun- as...
The sale will include the Sun chain of dailies, the Ottawa Sun, Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Sun and Calgary Sun, as well as The London Free Press, the 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver, and community dailies and weeklies, along with some other assets.
Newspapers of the future will continue to be printed, as many consumers still prefer paper over tablets and smartphones, executives say.
Derek Jeter announces The Players'Tribune, a new publishing company that provides a forum for star athletes and their stories.
Billionaires Buffett, Bezos and Henry are hoping to save the newspaper industry through a mix of civic pride and digital innovation.
The New York Times plans to eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs, as well as a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business operations.
Sept 30- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, said it would buy real estate website operator Move Inc for for about $950 million. News Corp said it would pay $21 per share, representing a premium of 37 percent over Move's closing price on Monday.
Richard Parsons, former Time Warner chairman & CEO, discusses Comcast's frustration with high-profile opponents of its proposed union with Time Warner Cable. This is a tough merger, says Parsons.
Sept 23- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc is in talks with a number of Dutch publishers to sell e-books in the Netherlands, the Financial Times reported, citing a Dutch publisher. But now Amazon has actually been in touch and so we are getting close, "the report quoted Sander Knol, the director of Xander, a Dutch publisher that has been approached by Amazon.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Toys R Us Inc and industry magazine Toy Insider have all picked the just-launched toy for their closely watched annual gifting guides.
MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian assets firmed on Tuesday, buoyed by a report that the European Union might review sanctions imposed against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis and by positive economic data from China, a major market for Russia's raw materials.
MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian assets firmed on Tuesday, buoyed by positive economic data from China, a major market for Russia's raw materials, and by a report that the European Union might review sanctions imposed against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis.
Both Apple and Amazon are going to let their customers share stuff they've bought from their digital storefronts with family members.
Sept 17- News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson has urged European regulators to reconsider their settlement with Google Inc over its search practices, calling the Internet company an "egregious" aggregator and a "platform of piracy."
*Japan's liberal Asahi newspaper admits errors, retracts stories. TOKYO, Sept 16- It was a rare role reversal for Japan's influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation's credibility.