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Topic: Daily Beast

LG's Bottom-of-the-Page Ads Are Getting a 2.1% Click-Through Rate

Appliance firm has been testing new GumGum unit

Top-of-the-page banner ads don't have the greatest reputation in terms of moving the sales needle, so why not see if they work better affixed at the bottom of the screen?…

House of Cards Star Corey Stoll Doesn't Bother With Cable

Are you surprised?

Specs Who Corey Stoll  Age 37 Accomplishments Starred as Rep. Peter Russo (D-Pa.) on Netflix’s House of Cards; played Ernest Hemingway in Midnight in Paris; appearing in the films Glass Chin and Non-Stop, out…

Howard Kurtz Exits NewsBeast [UPDATED]

Publisher apologizes for reporter's botched Jason Collins post

Howard Kurtz is leaving The Daily Beast/Newsweek in the wake of his Jason Collins blog-post fiasco. The presumed impetus for the Washington bureau chief’s dismissal was a Daily Beast post he…

Tumblr Editor Posts 'Awesome' Goodbye After Storyboard Shutters

Editorial project lasts less than 12 months

Tumblr CEO David Karp announced late last night that his Storyboard division—a collection of writers and editors hired in the last year to highlight its content—has already reached the end…

NewsBeast Names VP, Publisher

Ben Zagorski joins from Atlantic Media Strategies

Ben Zagorski, most recently the associate publisher of Atlantic Media Strategies, has packed up and moved to NewsBeast, formerly known as the Newsweek Daily Beast Co., as vp, publisher. Zagorski…

NewsBeast Layoffs Begin

Daily Beast explores paid options

It's got to be a sad day at the Newsweek Daily Beast Co., where the layoffs that have been expected since the company announced it would fold the dead-tree edition…

Petraeus' Fallout for NewsBeast

Embattled CIA director was scheduled to speak at Hero Summit

The David Petraeus firestorm is having fallout in the publishing world. Petraeus was one of the high-profile speakers originally scheduled to appear at the Newsweek Daily Beast's inaugural Hero Summit, a…

BuzzFeed Report to Publishing Partners Demonstrates Power of Social Web

Reddit generates huge referral traffic while Pinterest falls flat

Lost in all the hype about GIFs and high-profile hirings is BuzzFeed's original identity as an online publishing experiment. At its core, BuzzFeed is all about the data, which the…

NewsBeast Loses Digital Honcho

CDO won't be replaced

The NewsBeast's Daniel Blackman, a Google vet who became chief digital officer a little over a year ago, has left the company. Insiders said he was pushed out; Blackman couldn't…

Newsroom Roil Is Tina's Beast of Burden

Readership is up at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, but newsroom morale is floundering

When word spread that the legendary Tina Brown was going to take over as editor of Newsweek, merging it with her news and aggregation site The Daily Beast, it did…

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