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Media Publishing

  • HONG KONG, March 28- Acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the owner of the publisher of Forbes magazine, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Hong Kong- based investor group Integrated Whale Media Investments, which holds 95 percent of Forbes Media, is also in talks with another Chinese media firm...

  • ZAGREB, March 24- Croatia's government has drafted a law to protect the economy from any problems arising at Agrokor, a major employer that is weighed down by heavy debts, a newspaper reported on Friday. Agrokor, the largest food producer and retailer in the Balkans with revenues equivalent to 15 percent of Croatia's gross domestic product, is under pressure from...

  • *Uncertainty over Trump, USD rate, China demand seen as key risks. BEIJING, March 22- Business sentiment at Asia's top companies rose to its highest in almost two years in the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by positive economic signs from the United States and China that underpinned improved global demand, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

  • LONDON— Former British Treasury chief George Osborne has been appointed editor of the Evening Standard newspaper, touching off a torrent of criticism about whether a sitting lawmaker should be able to run a London- based daily. Tatton is about 200 miles from London. Robert Barrington, executive director of Transparency International U.K., described Osborne's...

  • NEW YORK— The publisher of Rolling Stone magazine is selling celebrity magazine Us Weekly for $100 million to the owner of the National Enquirer tabloid. and Men's Fitness, did not say how much it is paying for Us Weekly. Wenner Media bought Us Weekly in 1985.

  • --In March 2016, agreed to raise its stake in the Cezch-Slovak J&T Finance Group to 50 percent from 9.9 percent for 980 mln euros. --CEFC increased its 10% stake in airline Travel Service to 49.92% last year to develop aviation links around Europe, including serving Chinese visitors coming to Prague and then on to other European destinations. --Owns the Mandarin...

  • Alec Baldwin is teaming up with Kurt Andersen to write a new satirical book based on President Trump.

  • Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live."

    Alec Baldwin has found a new way to mock Donald Trump.

  • The silhouette of a pedestrian is seen walking past the new headquarters of Time Inc. in New York.

    Shares of Time jumped Wednesday after a Bloomberg report, citing sources, indicated several companies may be interested in buying the media company.

  • TORONTO, March 1- Torstar Corp, the owner of one of Canada's largest circulation daily newspapers, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as a decline in print advertising outweighed growth in its digital businesses. Torstar, which publishes the Toronto Star and a string of other titles, has struggled to offset the steady defection of...

  • The Obama's break records in duo-book deal

    Readers will get a glimpse in to the Obama's memories in the White House through their own words.

  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prepare to greet President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.

    Penguin Random House wins bidding war for memoirs by former president and first lady, The Finanical Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company said on Tuesday. But in keeping with their past practice, the Obamas plan to donate a "significant portion of their author proceeds to charity," including the Obama Foundation, the publisher said in a statement. By comparison, fellow...

  • *Full-year adjusted earnings per share up 12 pct. LONDON, Feb 27- British newspaper group Trinity Mirror said it would focus on growing its digital advertising sales to cope with "challenging and volatile" markets after reporting a 10.7 percent drop in full-year print revenue. "The print environment is challenging, we are under no illusions about that," Chief...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- British newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror said it would focus on growing its digital advertising sales and further diversify its income after reporting a 10.7 percent drop in full-year print revenue. The owner of the Daily Mirror, which has been ripping out costs to counter the fall in circulation and print advertising, said it had seen...

  • Trump administration: Pearson CEO

    Pearson CEO John Fallon speaks about the U.S. education system, priming young people with the skills needed for future jobs and dealing with digitization.

  • Feb 23- The New York Times Co will air its first TV ad in seven years on Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards on ABC, as the 166- year old newspaper looks to highlight independent journalism amid U.S. While ABC, owned by Walt Disney Co, does not comment on how much it receives from advertisers, a source with knowledge of negotiations said the Times' ad buy was in that...

  • Feb 21- Tribune Media Co, one of the largest U.S. television station operators, said on Tuesday that activist investor Starboard Value LP had taken a 6.6 percent stake in the company. Tribune's shares were up nearly 2.5 percent at $34.54 in trading after the bell. Tribune had hired investment banks Moelis& Co and Guggenheim Securities as financial advisers early...

  • CBS, which is home to popular shows such as "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory", has been facing a slowdown in its advertising revenue as advertisers shift more dollars from TV to online. CBS, like many of its peers, is also trying to boost its revenue through deals with streaming video providers. Last year, CBS signed deals with Hulu and Alphabet Inc's Google to be included in...

  • CBS, which is home to popular shows such as "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory", has been facing a slowdown in its advertising revenue as advertisers shift more dollars from TV to online. CBS, like many of its peers, is focused on increasing revenue through deals with streaming video providers. Last year, CBS signed deals with Hulu and Alphabet Inc's Google to be included in...