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Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Ad Formats, Funding and FCC Rules

Ad wraps for bookazines, new funding for Substack and FCC rules on media cross-ownership are all in the weekly subscription news this week.
Five on Friday April 9 2021

Five on Friday: Donors, Dollars and Data Breaches

Highlights of App Annie's State of Mobile 2021 report, Facebook data breach and the value of a fast website
A Pair of Billionaires Outbids Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing

A Pair of Billionaires Outbids Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing

A pair of billionaires outbids hedge fund Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing by $50 million.
The Northeast (Missouri) News Gets Readers' Attention by Publishing a Blank Front Page

The Northeast News Gets Readers’ Attention with Blank Front Page

The Northeast News in Kansas City, Missouri got the attention of readers when it printed a blank front page and did not answer phones or publish online news for 24 hours.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Merger Talks, Job Cuts and Pandemic Dating

Making the subscription news headlines this week are merger talks, advertising platforms, job cuts and the weirdness of pandemic dating.
Five on Friday April 2 2021

Five on Friday: Fake News, Twitter Conversations and Top Subscription Jobs

Google contributes $29M to EU fund to fight fake news, Axios and The Athletic might merge, and LinkedIn shares top subscription jobs.
A Pair of Billionaires Outbids Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing

Alden Global Capital Has Competition for Purchase of Tribune Publishing

Alden Global Capital has competition in its bid to buy Tribune Publishing. Two businessman and philanthropists have beat their bid by $20 million.
News Corp to buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $349 in cash.

News Corp to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media for $349M

News Corp announced this week that it will be Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Books & Media division for $349 million in cash.
New Corp to Buy Investor's Business Daily for $275 Million

News Corp to Buy Investor’s Business Daily for $275 Million

News Corp announced last week that it will acquire Investor's Business Daily for $275 million. The company will operate as a stand-alone brand under Dow Jones.
Medium pivots its business model yet again.

Medium Pivots Business Model Again

In a move reminiscent of MoviePass, publishing platform Medium pivots its business model again, resulting in layoffs and leadership changes.

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