Inverse is looking for historical writers

Call for freelancers: I’m looking for features specifically on the topic of VIKINGS. These can be focused on TV/Movies, video games, science, history, technology, or the cross-section of these fields. ABOUT THE COMPANY Inverse seeks to explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. It covers topics such […]

Real Life is looking for writers

Real Life is always looking for pitches about technology, media, and everyday life. ABOUT THE COMPANY Real Life publishes essays, arguments, and narratives about living with technology. It is not a news site with gadget reviews or industry gossip. It is about how we live today and how our lives are mediated by devices. Read […]

Business Insider hires Atkinson as chief media correspondent

Business Insider has hired Claire Atkinson as its senior media correspondent. She will start in November. She has been at NBC News for the past three years as senior media editor. Atkinson previously was at The New York Post, where she covered the main media conglomerates, the music business, sports technology and advertising. She has […]

Business Insider seeks media reporter

Business Insider is looking for an experienced reporter to cover media. The media world is undergoing major flux. The dominance of Google and Facebook is forcing onetime media giants like Time Warner to combine with AT&T, CBS and Viacom. Media companies like NBCU and Disney are battling the likes of Amazon and Netflix for people’s […]

Editor & Publisher sold to digital media veteran Michael Blinder

Editor & Publisher, the self-described “bible of the newspaper industry,” has been acquired by digital media veteran Michael Blinder, who plans to broaden the publication’s mission. He bought the magazine from Duncan McIntosh Company, the company that publishes Boating World and Sea Magazine, for an undisclosed amount. Once a go-to source of information about the news business, Editor & […]

Democratic candidate Sanders calls for massive overhaul of media rules

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has weighed in on the state of U.S. media, unveiling a plan to stop big media mergers and bolster independent news.  “Today, after decades of consolidation and deregulation, just a small handful of companies control almost everything you watch, read, and download,” Sanders wrote in an op-ed for the Columbia Journalism Review. […]

Americans concerned deals may heighten bias in news coverage

A newly released Gallup poll conducted June 24 to July 11 has found that Americans are most concerned that the deal trend could lead to great bias in news coverage. More than nine in 10 Americans are “very” (66 per cent) or “somewhat” (26 per cent) concerned that the owners’ views would influence coverage […]

CBS, Viacom to merge

CBS and Viacom have struck a deal to get back together to improve their position amid intensifying competition. Kenneth Li had the news for Reuters: CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) have reached a deal to reunite media mogul Sumner Redstone’s U.S. entertainment empire, betting that a larger company will be able to compete […]

CBS and Viacom in final stages of merger talks

CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. are in the final stages of negotiating a deal that would reunite mogul Sumner Redstone’s media empire in the hopes of creating a more formidable competitor to the entertainment industry’s giants, reports Benjamin Mullin and Dana Cimilluca of the Wall Street Journal. ( The two sides are still working out […]

Sahil Patel, senior reporter at Digiday, joins WSJ

Sahil Patel is leaving his post at Digiday to join the Wall Street Journal’s editorial staff. Most recently, Patel was a media editor for the online media publication. He also served as a senior reporter and a video reporter at Digiday. Prior to Digiday, Patel was the editorial director for VideoInk, an online news publication […]