Keith Kelly at the Post reports that Reed Elsevier has cut the asking price for Hollywood trade rag Variety to under $30 million, from over $40 million. The leading bidders include Jay Penske’s Penske Media Corporation, which owns Nikki Finke’s Deadline and Bonnie Fuller’s Hollywood Life, and would, Mr. Kelly speculates, benefit from ensuring no rival can Read More
off the record
David Pogue lost his iPhone, and Apple has yet to send a Cuban hit squad after its captor. What do New York City’s Power Editors eat for breakfast? A new nominee for “Most Disturbing Opening Sentence, 2012″ emerges. What New York Post writer did The Daily editor-in-chief/New York Post higher-up Jesse Angelo sit next to when he was coming up at the paper (and yet: did not invite to his wedding)? Finally, happenings at a local newspaper make local news. Here are your Thursday Evening Media Briefs:
After a week of attrition and turmoil at the Daily News, CEO Bill Holiber dropped by the newsroom last Wednesday to deliver a pep talk. At the same time, he sent all staff a rallying memo that invoked the paper’s stance as the populist anti-New York Post.
“Since 1919,” he wrote, “the Read More
During the first week of Newsstand–the Apple iOS 5 feature which is making marketing iPad publications much easier–News Corp.’s Daily was the top-grossing app.
“It’s intriguing that an upstart publication is beating Condé Nast titles and the New York Times,” editor Jesse Angelo told Keith Kelly yesterday.
Indeed, The Daily outsold National Read More
The New York Post says media columnist Keith Kelly is on vacation, but it appears he found time to contribute reporting to today’s article, “Staff Cries Wolff,” which says anonymous Adweek executives are considering not renewing editorial director Michael Wolff’s contract next month, citing his reportedly brusque management and loose spending practices.
Just two weeks ago the world went gaga over the shiny-haired commoner named Kate Middleton who snagged the Prince William, the world’s most eligible bachelor because he’s a prince. Naturally, magazines sprang at the chance to put Kate Middleton in a fancy dress on their covers. At this moment, Kate Middleton represents the collective rage Read More
After complaints over a cover featuring LeAnn Rimes escalated into a back-and-forth of apology and defense, Shape magazine editor-in-chief Valerie Latona will step down from her position, Keith Kelly reports. Tara Craft — beauty and fashion director at Star, which like Shape is owned by American Media — will take over for her. Read More
Late Friday afternoon, media reporter Keith Kelly posted a Tweet that said U.S. News & World Report is shutting down its print publication, but a staffer at the company told The Observer that the report was “a lie”.
Update 4:53PM: Romenesko got his hands on the official memo confirming Kelly’s Tweet. Read More
In today’s New York Post, columnist Keith Kelly, shocked the world with an exclusive that American Media, the company responsible for the National Enquirer, Star, Shape and other publications, is going bankrupt.
But don’t go mourning the death of the king of the tabloids just yet! David Pecker, chief of American Media, claims his company will Read More
Jon Friedman offers some insight this morning into his News Corp. colleague New York Post Media Ink columnist Keith Kelly. Mr. Kelly said all that matters to him are scoops.
“There’s one thing that I get paid for at the Post is scoops. If you’re gonna give scoops to someone else, you’re taking Read More