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5 Months After Bill Simmons Leaves, ESPN Finally Shuts Down Grantland

Sportswriters will be featured on other platforms

Five months after its founder Bill Simmons departed, ESPN has decided to shut down its sports and pop culture website, Grantland. "Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland," ESPN…

Hearst Will Start Selling Ads for Lena Dunham’s Feminist Newsletter

Lenny Letter stories will appear on Hearst websites

Since launching in September, Lenny Letter, the feminist newsletter founded by Girls creator and star Lena Dunham and the HBO series' showrunner, Jenni Konner, has attracted considerable buzz. In the nearly…

The New York Times Gets in Bed With Park Hyatt

Collaborates with hotel chain on live event series

The newspaper of record is working with a 5-star hotel brand to help make good on the goal of doubling digital revenue from $400 million to $800 million over the next 5…

Bloomberg's Former Content Chief Joins Vice to Head Up Its Nightly Newscast

Josh Tyrangiel left about 2 weeks ago

Josh Tyrangiel has wasted little time finding his next stop in journalism. Bloomberg's chief content officer until earlier this month, Tyrangiel is joining Vice, where he'll oversee the brand's new…

Without Its Respected Founder, What Does the Future Hold for ESPN's Grantland?

Writers jump ship, but traffic remains strong

Grantland has been a popular media punching bag ever since ESPN decided to end its 14-year relationship with Bill Simmons in May. With several other recent high-profile departures, the narrative…

Playboy's No-Nudity Revamp Could Mean More Ad Dollars and Higher-End Brands

Magazine may compete with Esquire and GQ

That old line about "reading Playboy for the articles" is about to become a lot more legitimate. This morning, Playboy announced that beginning in March 2016, it will no longer…

Will Reddit's Stand-Alone News Site Prove to Be a Safe Haven for Advertisers?

Upvoted won't allow any comments

Coming off a summer of upheaval, Reddit is looking to get back into the public's good graces with its first stand-alone property, a news-focused site called Upvoted. Upvoted will look to…

The DailyMail.com's North American CEO Is Leaving After 16 Months

Jon Steinberg helped double ad sales revenue

Jon Steinberg, CEO of DailyMail.com North America, is leaving the company, announced CEO and publisher Martin Clarke. In the short time Steinberg has been with DailyMail—16 months—he has overseen the acquisition…

How Gawker's Kotaku Is Helping Cheerios Reach Millennial Gamers

First editorial series produced with branded sponsorship

Honey Nut Cheerios wants to be the cereal of choice for gamers. And Gawker Media's gaming-focused vertical Kotaku hopes to make that happen by producing its first sponsored series for…

Who Is Axel Springer, the Company Behind Business Insider's $343 Million Acquisition?

German publisher is on a U.S. spending spree

Axel Springer's $343 million acquisition of Business Insider this morning gives the German publisher 97 percent of the news site and events company. And it is the continuation of the…

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