Media Publishing

  • Random House Rewards Staff With $5,000 Bonus

    The CEO at Random House makes the holidays a little "greener" this season, promising all employees a $5,000 bonus to celebrate a profitable year - thanks to publishing, "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, weigh in.

  • More change in distribution, music, and publishing ahead.

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    The chief executive of News International, the scandal-hit British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, will step down at the end of the year, the company said on Sunday.

  • Clouds Lifting Over Murdoch, He’s Out to Buy Again

    The media conglomerate, which had been on its heels for more than a year because of the phone hacking scandal in Britain, is looking to make acquisitions again. The NYT reports.

  • Goldman's CEO Reaction to Greg Smith's Book

    In an earlier "Squawk on the Street" interview CNBC's Gary Kaminsky weighs in on Lloyd Blankfein's reaction to Greg Smith's tell all memoir, "Why I Left Goldman Sachs."

  • Kaminsky on Greg Smith

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky, weighs in on why author Greg Smith left Goldman Sachs.

  • Kaminsky: 'Thinking About Greg Smith'

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky, weighs in on the hype around the release of ex-Goldman banker, Greg Smith's book.

  • More Trouble for the Murdochs?

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Rupert Murdoch's role as chairman of News Corp may be in jeopardy, along with the board positions of his sons James and Lachlan.

  • Awarding 'The Prize' Blue Chip Book Award

    Dan Yergin, IHS vice chairman, discusses his Pulitzer Prize winning book on the history of oil, money and power.

  • Mobile Revolution at Ad Week

    Miles Nadal, MDC Partners chairman & CEO, discusses how mobile advertising is changing the way advertisers reach new consumers.

  • J.K. Rowling's first novel since the final Harry Potter book was published in 2007 includes teen sexuality, prostitution and drug use. In new interviews,  the author talks about stepping out of her comfort zone.

  • Diller Takes Publishing Digital

    Barry Diller, InterActive Corp. chairman, discusses his plan to create a new electronic book publishing company.

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    A firsthand description of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.

  • Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin (a.k.a. Andrew Shaffer)

    In a new "Fifty Shades" parody, the young, troubled, handsome and fabulously successful Christian Grey is replaced by Earl Grey, who has a penchant for Nickelback. Naive Anastasia Steele in now Anna Steal, a young woman so incomprehensibly innocent she's never been on an elevator before and wonders how they work.

  • Circa 1965, American writer and magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown in her office at Cosmopolitan magazine, 1960s.

    Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, has died. She was 90.

  • The 'Freakonomics of Reality'

    Stephen Dubner, "Freakonomics" co-author, discusses the current economic climate, with the "Squawk Box" news crew, and Tom Stemberg, Staples co-founder & former CEO.

  • News Corp

    Investor’s hopes and share prices rose Tuesday as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced that it is considering dividing the massive media conglomerate into two separate, publicly traded companies.

  • News Corp. Confirms Considering Split

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports News Corporation is considering separating its publishing arm from its much larger entertainment division. What does it mean for stockholders? Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets senior analyst, weighs in.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    On June 26 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Publishing, with an initial run of only 500 copies in hardcover. On the 15th anniversary of that date, Nigel Newton, the CEO and founder of Bloomsbury published called Harry Potter "transformative" for the company.

  • Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.