Cumulus makes deal with CNN, Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps merging broadcast & more: Editor’s media picks – 7/31

Cumulus buys CNN news content for radio ByClaire Atkinson Cumulus has struck an exclusive radio deal with CNN Newsource that will provide its radio stations with content from the global news outlet. While the content won’t carry the CNN name, the move helps the Time Warner unit — run by Jeff Zucker — reap revenue from [...]

Deseret News looks to expand native ad business, NYT to possibly shorten paper & more: Editor’s media picks – 7/30

Contently launches a nonprofit arm to do investigative journalism In the new era of digital media, everyone’s a publisher — celebrities, nobodies, spy agencies, house plants and, especially, brands. Building “the plumbing” for brands that want to be part of this new era, and a market for writers who need to make a living in it, [...]

Hearst gets into grass-fed beef, NYT’s digital circulation goes up & more: Editor’s media picks – 7/29

Grass-fed beef tops Hearst Ranch business ventures San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County — Driving slowly along a dirt road at Hearst Ranch in San Simeon, Steve Hearst suddenly stops his SUV, hops out and walks 100 yards to pick up a fallen Mylar balloon. It is the only trace of trash on the grassland [...]

Golf World goes digital-only, Tribune Publishing to purchase papers & more: Editor’s media picks – 12/27

Could crowdfunding help restore some newspaper beats? By Steve Buttry Can we combine a community-supported business model with the declining commercial model for news? I’ve been mulling the idea of crowdfunded beats for a while, probably since the idea occurred to me while David Cohn was speaking by Skype to my class at American University in 2011. [...]

National Geographic will use recycled paper & more: editor’s media picks – 7/18

Blown out of the sky’: Front pages from countries with passengers on board MH17 By Kristen Hare Most days when I pull together newspaper front pages from Newseum, it’s to see how people celebrated, like with the World Cup, or how they’re impacted with the weather, like the Polar Vortex, or how they choose to [...]