Oscars ratings hit all time low in 2020

The biggest flop of the award show season? The award show itself. The Oscars made history for the smallest audience the show has ever received after a night of predictable wins and polarizing acceptance speeches. About...

Alice Mayhew, longtime Simon & Schuster editor, dead at 87

Alice Mayhew, the longtime Simon & Schuster editorial director who eschewed the spotlight while ushering through some of the biggest nonfiction blockbusters of the last 50 years, is dead at 87. She died peacefully...

ESPN and Sports Illustrated to release Kobe Bryant issues

There will be dueling special issues on Kobe Bryant hitting this week, one from Sports Illustrated and one from ESPN. In order to rush out its special, ESPN — which had given up publishing a...

Nicaragua returns materials seized from La Prensa newspaper

Nicaragua’s authoritarian government loosened its grip on the opposition press last week when it released shipments of ink and newsprint belonging to La Prensa, the country’s largest newspaper. The national daily has been critical of...

Robert York back at helm of New York Daily News, Morning Call

The editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News has been given his old job back — and he didn’t even ask for it. Robert York, who joined the Big Apple tabloid from The Morning Call...

New York Times revenue beats estimates as digital subscriptions rise

The New York Times Co. beat quarterly revenue estimates on Thursday as it added more digital subscribers, and the company said it would start rolling out a price rise to some of its online...

Hearst executives using offices closer to staff amid union push

A couple of Hearst Magazines big wigs are spending more time on a floor near their staff, which has tongues wagging following a unionization push that caught the publishing empire’s C-Suite by complete surprise. Troy...

Tribune Publishing’s new CEO cuts executives in bloodbath

Even the ax men are getting axed at Tribune Publishing. The struggling newspaper giant’s new boss has unleashed a bloodbath in the executive ranks — and casualties include a former New York Daily News publisher...

Barnes & Noble pulls ‘diverse editions’ of classic novels for Black History Month

Barnes & Noble has suspended its plan to release “diverse editions” of classic novels for Black History Month after getting slammed on Twitter for “literary blackface.” The partnership between the company’s massive Fifth Avenue store...

Cosmo kills ‘Bachelor’ cover in ‘White Lives Matter’ dustup

Cosmopolitan said it is pulling a cover from a digital edition of the title because it appears the cover model — a contestant on the hit ABC show “The Bachelor” — allegedly posed for...