Media Publishing



  • TV station operators, has launched an auction to divest its digital and data business in a sale it hopes will fetch at least $800 million, according to three people familiar with the matter. The move represents the first asset sale by Tribune Media after it announced in February that it had hired investment banks Moelis& Co and Guggenheim Securities to explore...

  • James Patterson's 'bite-sized' fiction

    James Patterson, bestselling author, talks about launching a line of short novels that can be read in one sitting.

  • Print comic books still thriving alongside digital copies

    Sales of print comic books grew an estimated $835-million in 2014 from about $675-million in 2009.

  • Tribune's risk strategy

    This company was built to fail, says Michael Ferro, Tribune Publishing chairman, talking about the turnaround at Tribune.

  • Tribune's new name, new strategy

    Michael Ferro, Tribune Publishing chairman, discusses staving off Gannett's $400 million takeover bid as the company re-brands itself Tronic and looks to digital for future growth.

  • A copy of USA Today owned by Gannett Company is displayed at a newsstand on August 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Gannett seized on a vote on board director nominees by Tribune Publishing to claim that the publisher should engage with it in acquisition talks.

  • Jedi mind tricks

    Cass Sunstein, founder and director of Harvard's Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, describes his new book "The World According to Star Wars."

  • Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir.

    Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher says she finds billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel's attack on Gawker Media troublesome.

  • The two headlines referenced belong to articles published this week by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. The Bloomberg article, " China said to Plan Asking U.S. on Timing of Fed Rate Hike," was published on Wednesday. Bloomberg did not have an immediate comment when contacted by Reuters.

  • BERLIN, May 26- The Schwarz group that owns German discount supermarket chain Lidl plans to invest 6.5 billion euros in 2016, with part of that going to sprucing up its stores in its home market, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Lidl will invest more than 3 billion euros in the next five years just in its 3,200 stores in Germany, the chain's boss Sven Seidel told the...

  • LONDON, May 26- The publisher of Britain's Daily Mail warned that profit would be hit this year by weak print advertising revenue, the latest evidence of the growing pressures weighing on the newspaper and digital media industry. The bleak outlook comes just days after the rival Daily Telegraph cut a number of jobs as media groups struggle to replace declining...

  • LONDON, May 26- The publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said a downturn in the print advertising market was squeezing margins in its media business, resulting in an 11 percent drop in first-half profit and a lower outlook for the year. Daily Mail and General Trust said the operating margin for its media business would be about 10 percent for the year, rather than...

  • Patrick Soon-Shiong

    The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune are ready to be taken to the next generation, investor Patrick Soon-Shiong says.

  • Gannett deal: Making of a digital giant or misstep?

    Cole Smead, Smead Capital Management Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, and Kevin O'Leary, CNBC Contributor and O'Leary Financial Group Chairman, discuss Gannett raising its offer to Tribune Publishing as well as the future of digital media.

  • A copy of USA Today owned by Gannett Company is displayed at a newsstand on August 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, raised its all-cash offer to buy Tribune Publishing to $15 per share from $12.25.

  • TORONTO, May 13- Business got even tougher for Canada's newspaper industry last year, data showed on Friday, with nationally distributed advertising cut by almost a quarter and online ad sales barely taking up any of the slack. Online ad revenue for the overall industry was C $228 million, barely higher than the C $226 million reported in 2014 and C $221 million in...

  • Donald Trump now going after Amazon

    The Republican presidential candidate says the world's biggest online retailer has 'a huge antitrust problem.'

  • COPENHAGEN, May 13- Denmark's DONG Energy could be valued at more than $15 billion, according to two of the banks involved in the company's planned initial public offering, Danish newspaper Berlingske reported on Friday. The majority state-owned utility and offshore wind farm developer said on Thursday it planned to list on the Copenhagen stock exchange this...

  • BERLIN, May 12- If Britain were to leave the European Union, it would hurt Britain and Europe as well as the global economy, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers told a German newspaper. "You can certainly argue about whether the damage a Brexit would cause would be small, medium or big but it would definitely cause damage, especially for the...