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MNG Guts Newspapers Across the Country with Layoffs and Furloughs

MediaNews Group (MNG), owned by hedge fund Alden Global Capital, is gutting newsrooms again, reports News Matters. Though no official announcement was made by...
The Plain Dealer

Remaining Staff at The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer Prohibited from Covering Cleveland

Wait, what? You read that headline correctly. Just days after The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper, laid off 22 newsroom employees, the remaining...
Weekly Subscriuption News

Weekly Subscription News: Bitcoin, Backlash and BuzzFeed

Weekly Subscription News, Apr. 4, 2020: AT&T and YouTube TV offer free content, 24 Hour Fitness faces backlash, and W magazine and BuzzFeed announce cuts.
Facebook is investing $100M in the news industry during the coronavirus crisis.

Facebook Invests $100M to Support News Industry During Coronavirus Crisis

Facebook is investing $100M to support the news industry as it struggles through the coronavirus crisis: $25M in emergency grants & $75M in marketing spend.

Gannett Asks Staff to Make ‘Collective Sacrifice’ with Deep Cuts Across Company

Gannett is asking its staff to make a "collective sacrifice" with unpaid furloughs and pay cuts in the wake of the coronavirus.
Samovar launches a unique meal plan subscription to isolated Bay area residents.

San Francisco Restaurant Launches Unique Meal Plan Subscription for Isolated Residents

San Francisco restaurant Samovar is meeting customers where they are – isolated at home under California’s “shelter in place” order. The restaurant...
Five on Friday, March 27, 2020

Five on Friday: Privacy, Subscription Sharing and Streaming Growth

Five on Friday, Mar. 27, 2020: subscription sharing, consumer privacy compliance extension and ESPN.
Trickle UP is a new streaming video subscription service created by NY artists to support artists impacted by the coronavirus.

Trickle UP Launches Video Subscription Service to Support New York Artists

Trickle UP is a new streaming video subscription created by New York performers to benefit fellow artists impacted by the coronavirus.
The New York Times acquires Audm, a subscription-based audio app.

The New York Times Acquires Subscription-Based Audio App Audm

Earlier this week, The New York Times Company announced it will acquire Audm, a subscription-based app that turns long-form journalism into professionally...

Amazon Suspends Prime Pantry Because It Can’t Keep Up with Demand

Amazon has temporarily shut down its Prime Pantry service because the company could not keep up with the high volume of orders coming in as consumers try to stock up in the wake of the coronavirus.

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