Media Companies

Immigrants

2 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Who Prove the American Dream Endures

Americans might wonder if the U.S. is still the land of opportunity but the people who overcome great odds to come here have no doubts.
Media Companies

What Twitter's Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry

Rumored acquisitions by online's biggest platforms merely amplify the same headline churn. Is there anything new on the horizon?
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter's Media Company Raises $9.5 Million

The 'Players Tribune' gets a cash influx from New Enterprise Associates and others.
Apps

The Guardian Backpedals, Says Whisper Doesn't Actually Spy on Users

The newspaper 'clarified' its coverage of Whisper and pulled an opinion piece that criticized the secret-sharing app's privacy policy.
Media Coverage

Media In the Information Age Operates Under Different Rules

Every blogger has the potential to become an influential news source but the checks and standards of any earlier time apply unevenly, if at all.
Public Relations

5 PR Jargon Words You Absolutely Need to Know

By learning the PR lingo, you can pitch outlets more effectively.
News and Trends

Will Ferrell's 'Funny Or Die' Seeks Up to $300 Million in Possible Sale

The comedy site has hired a financial adviser to field unsolicited offers, CEO Dick Glover wrote in a memo to employees.
Acquisitions

Amazon Buys Comedy Service Rooftop Media to Expand Digital Content

A deal that underscores the Internet retailer's broader ambition of becoming a media and entertainment powerhouse.
Online Video

AT&T, Chernin Group Buy Majority Stake in Leading YouTube Network

The move likely values Fullscreen, which counts the fastest-growing subscriber base of any YouTube network, at $250 million.
Television

The Video Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Viewing habits and advertising trends are poised for a dramatic and sweeping change.
Growth Strategies

Gannett Splits Broadcast and Publishing Into Two Separate Companies

Following the lead of fellow media giants like E.W. Scripps, News Corp and Time Warner, Gannett is spinning off its publishing division.
Media Companies

Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation

Having hit a sweet spot with young audiences, the founder of Vice Media is convinced he can turn his brand into something 10 times bigger than CNN.
Publicity

Pitching Practice: A PR-Checklist for Early-Stage Startups

Early-stage startups don't need a PR firm to get press. Instead, they need to roll up their sleeves, do the work and execute.
Employment

Tech Workers Are Now Sizable Slice of Big Apple's Economy (Infographic)

Study cites role of 'tech ecosystem' in adding 45,000 positions to New York City's workforce in a decade.
Publicity

5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Talking to the media can be terrifying, causing many entrepreneurs to sound like rambling fools. Don't be that person. Here are five tips on how to be a media pro.