Sale of Forbes is in doubt

Forbes Media LLC’s effort to find a buyer is running into trouble, with one potential bidder officially out of the running and two others no longer in active talks, reports Alex Sherman, More »

Reuters blogger Salmon to take on web-based role at Fusion

Prominent Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon will join the cable network Fusion on Monday in a web-based role that runs across multiple media, reports Ravi Somaiya of the New York Times. Salmon More »

WSJ’s real-time desk names senior editor

Wall Street Journal real-time editor Steve Wisnefski sent out the following staff promotion on Tuesday: I am pleased to announce that Sheila Courter will be joining the RealTime Desk in New York More »

Departure of creative director affects Bloomberg overhaul

The departure of star creative director Richard Turley from Bloomberg Businessweek will affect the major gear shift being implemented by Bloomberg Media chief executive Justin Smith, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New More »

FT launches ad campaign to attract younger readers

The Financial Times has begun an advertising campaign aimed at young readers, reports Angela Haggerty of The Drum. Haggerty writes, “The campaign was created with digital agency Essence and will run on More »

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FCC considers new net neutrality rules


The battle for streaming content seems to be heating up. Amazon is planning a partnership with HBO; Yahoo is looking for TV shows, and Aereo is pulling network TV out of the air and offering it online. Now, the Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules on how the Internet is accessed.


Frankie Flack: Don’t ignore PR people; tell them to get lost


When I talk to business journalists about flacks, they all have the same complaint: too much contact. Too much email. Too many phone calls. Especially from junior folks who haven’t learned the rules of the road.


Talking Biz News Today — April 23, 2014


Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories:


AOL PR chief leaves – again


Peter Land, head of communications at AOL, is leaving his job, marking the third public relations guru to get chopped in just over three years. The news is likely unwelcome for those covering the company as they’ll have to start relationship building all over again.


Talking Biz News Today — April 22, 2014


Some of Tuesday’s top business news stories:


Ford CEO speeds up departure


Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally is leaving earlier than expected, news reports said Monday. The company is naming a long-term employee as the next in line for the top job. I’m sure General Motors is excited the news isn’t about them.


Talking Biz News Today — April 21, 2014


Some of Monday’s top business stories:


The battle rages for attention online


There were several stories this weekend highlighting what various companies are doing to try and gain influence with online audiences. While none of the stories were alike, it seemed that they all had an element of grasping for attention in an increasingly crowded market.

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Biz magazines underperform industry in first quarter


The 14 business magazines underperformed the rest of the magazine industry in the first quarter, according to data from Publishers Information Bureau.


Talking Biz News Today — April 18, 2014


Friday’s top business news stories: