Disney closes theme parks indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

Disney is keeping the doors to its US resorts firmly shut amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Mouse House said Friday that it will keep the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., and Walt Disney World Resort...

$349B stimulus comes too late to save many newspapers

The reeling US newspaper industry will be eligible to tap a portion of the $2 trillion stimulus package that contains $349 billion earmarked for small businesses. But the potential rescue package comes too late to...

BuzzFeed cuts employee pay by up to 25 percent as coronavirus slams economy

In a bid to avoid layoffs, BuzzFeed is cutting staffers’ pay by as much as 25 percent while CEO Jonah Peretti will forgo pay as long as the coronavirus wracks the economy. Peretti broke the...

NewsGuard busting websites sharing fake coronavirus info

Fake news buster NewsGuard is keeping busy these days, thanks to the coronavirus. The service started two years ago to flag websites that peddle unsubstantiated claims has issued a new report on coronavirus conspiracy theories...

The Week Junior launches despite coronavirus pandemic

Launching a new magazine can be chaotic even in the best of times. The Week Junior made its debut last week in the midst of coronavirus chaos. Two days before the first US issue of...

Esquire magazine decreases print edition to six per year

Popular men’s magazine Esquire has quietly trimmed its print edition to six per year — down from eight, Media Ink has learned. Last year, the once-mighty monthly had dropped its print frequency from 10 to...

How the ‘Today’ show is responding after staffer diagnosed with coronavirus

“Today” hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin will continue to steer clear of 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a colleague was diagnosed with coronavirus. The show favorites were absent from the NBC show on Monday after...

China expelling US journalists from country amid coronavirus

Beijing announced Tuesday that it was revoking press credentials of American reporters working for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal — kicking them out of China in retaliation...

Rolling Stone, Variety publisher Penske Media closes NYC offices

Penske Media, owner of WWD (formerly Women’s Wear Daily), Variety and Rolling Stone, has shut down all nine floors of its New York City offices after one confirmed case of coronavirus last week, The...

Playboy was losing $5M a year before coronavirus

Playboy on Wednesday cited coronavirus woes for killing the print version of the magazine founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner. But the reality is, the magazine was losing millions a year, Media Ink has...