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...

Tech investor acquires Seattle magazine from Tiger Oak Media

Tech investor Jonathan Sposato has agreed to pay $2 million to take over Seattle magazine from the publisher Tiger Oak Media, which is operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The payment, which still has to be...

Suitors are lining up to buy Simon & Schuster amid market troubles

Even as the market crumbles on coronavirus fears, the sales process for Simon & Schuster is chugging along. At least 20 inbound inquiries materialized since ViacomCBS CEO Robert Bakish revealed on March 4 that he...

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says he has coronavirus

NBCUniversal’s newly appointed chief executive officer, Jeff Shell, has tested positive for the coronavirus. In a memo to staff Wednesday, Shell said he was diagnosed with the virus after feeling sick. “I recently have been feeling...

Ex-Esquire editor-in-chief named to Magazine Hall of Fame

Former Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger has been named to the Magazine Hall of Fame by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Granger, who ran Esquire from June 1997 to March 2016, had accumulated a basketful...

The New Yorker tells employees to work from home

The New Yorker and Meredith, the nation’s biggest magazine publisher, are among the latest print outfits in Manhattan to tell employees to work from home in the face of the worsening coronavirus crisis. The New...

Cleveland Plain Dealer layoffs hit already ravaged newsroom

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the biggest newspaper in Ohio, is in the process of axing 22 journalists from its already ravaged newsroom — the latest dramatic downsizing of a major metro paper. The paper is...

Radar staff cuts create fears of shutdown for website

The popular entertainment and gossip website Radar Online was decimated by cutbacks within the parent company’s digital operations that have left it struggling to find copy to fill out the site. American Media on Friday...

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...

Meredith shuts down production unit before Apple+ show ‘Home’ debut

A Meredith video production unit behind a new Apple+ show called “Home,” set to debut next month, is shutting down. Bruce Gersh, the president of a Meredith entertainment division that included the production unit, Four...