MEDIAware, PR Newswire's Audience Research Department newsletter, featuring media news and job changes in the last month, is now available. Here is a sampling of this month's edition:
USA Today debuted Prime, a new high school sports magazine. It covers 11 markets across the country and is distributed in-school and with Gannett newspapers in select cities. The magazine covers some national rankings and each market-specific edition features its own local stories. There is no website as of yet.
In January, Interstate General Media (The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News) will provide its subscribers with digital versions for their tablet, computer and smartphones. They will also be given access to the previous year of archived material. The deal also allows the the subscribers to share stories via social media and email. www.philly.com
With the Times-Picayune (www.nola.com/t-p/) in New Orleans cutting back on its press run, The Advocate (theadvocate.com) in Baton Rouge sees an opportunity to expand its coverage. The family owned company is planning a local edition for New Orleans, beginning some time in October. The Advocate had a New Orleans bureau until it closed in 2009 due to budget cuts. Now it wants to fill the void that will be left with the Times-Picayune's shortened publishing schedule. David Manship is Publisher of The Advocate.
Hearst Connecticut Newspapers recently announced that Paul Farrell will be the new Group Publisher. Under his jurisdiction, Paul will be responsible for the operations of several daily papers such as the Connecticut Post, The News-Times and The Advocate in addition to several weekly newspapers; Fairfield Citizen, Greenwich Citizen and Norwalk Citizen to name a few. Prior to joining Hearst, Paul served as the senior vice president of sales and marketing for five years for Lee Enterprises.
After 53 years with The Boston Globe, Gloria Negri retires. Negri has earned many awards such as “Master Reporter” by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors this past May.
ABC & Univision have launched their joint website. abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision is now live.
ACME Communications has sold its last two television stations, KWBQ-TV and KASY-TV in Albuquerque-Santa Fe, to Tamer Media for $17.3 million. ACME had at one point as many as 11 stations in its portfolio.
Esquire, Working (www.esquire.com/features/working-2012) debuted as a new supplement for Esquire Magazine. It was included with the October issue of Esquire as well as distributed on its own to grad schools. The supplement features workplace style to networking advice.
Katie Couric’s daytime talk show "Katie" (www.katiecouric.com) debuted September 10th. Her ratings were outstanding. She beat the opening ratings of her daytime competitors "Steve Harvey", "The Jeff Probst Show" and "The Ricki Lake Show".
WRAL-TV in Raleigh was the first commercial television station to perform a live-streaming test on the new Mobile Emergency Alert System last month. The M-EAS alerts anyone with a mobile device EVEN if they do not subscribe to internet access or a data plan. The system provides on-demand, interactive emergency information by texts, video, audio, maps and photos too all cell phone users. WRAL created a video to show what the system looks like and live-streamed it online at www.wral.com.
"Making It in America" is a new, weekday show on HLN. It airs at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and is hosted by Vinnie Politan. Program Producer is Jennifer Bernstein Adams. The show provides snapshots of various Americans and how they are making ends meet in today's tough economic climate. Follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HLNMakingIt or Host Politan at www.twitter.com/vinniepolitan.
Terrance C.Z. Egger Publisher for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, OH is set to retire from the daily newspaper just after the first of next year.
Veteran Journalist and Executive Editor of the Daily Herald, Madeleine Doubek, has resigned to become Chief Operating Officer of Reboot Illinois (rebootillinois.com), a new independent digital and social media service committed to involving citizens in key issues facing the state.
U-T San Diego (www.utsandiego.com) owner Doug Manchester has agreed to purchase the North County Times (www.nctimes.com) from Lee Enterprises for $12 million. The Californian, which serves the city of Temecula in Riverside County was also included in the purchase.
Ben Westhoff has been promoted to Senior Music Editor of all 13 weekly newspapers published by Village Voice. Follow Westhoff on Twitter at twitter.com/brwestho.
Steve Sabol of NFL Films passed away after a battle with brain cancer at the age of 69. Steve took over his his father Ed Sabol's enterprise and propelled the films to a higher state in American history. He was a writer, editor, producer and cameraman at NFL Films over his career. He helped to create mini-documentaries of every game each week that occurred in the National Football League. The combination of film and narration won many awards and made NFL Films an institution.
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