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Frankfurt Book Fair announces partnership with PressReader
Digital publishing industry disruptor to be exclusive News Partner at Frankfurt Book Fair 20 August, 2015 News Releases Frankfurt, Germany (August 20, 2015) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has announced a unique partnership with PressReader, the Canada-based digital media platform. As the exclusive News Partner of the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14 to 18, 2015), PressReader will provide unlimited digital access to more than 4,000 newspapers and magazines from all over the world to all attendees of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Members of the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club will receive a special offer of complimentary personal VIP accounts valid for three months after the Fair. Titles include major international, regional and local titles like The Guardian, Vogue, GQ, Corriere della Serra, Rheinische Post, The Washington Post, USA Today, Paris Match, Cosmopolitan Germany, JOY and more.
21 Sep 2015 | 6:50 pm EDT
PressReader signs digital distribution deal with Italy’s largest publishing group
Milan, Italy (August 7, 2015): PressReader, the world’s first and largest all-you-can read magazine and newspaper platform, is pleased to announce its partnership with Italy’s largest publishing company, the Mondadori Group. Mondadori commanded more than 30 per cent of the magazine market in 2014, and is among the leading publishing houses in Europe. Its magazine portfolio is extensive, ranging from lifestyle, health and culture, to news, science and technology. Popular titles include: Chi, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, Panorama, Donna Moderna, Grazia, TuStyle, Starbene, Il MioPapa, Interni, Casabella, CasaFacile, Sale&Pepe, e Cucina Moderna.
21 Sep 2015 | 6:48 pm EDT
Qantas gives customers unparalleled access to thousands of magazines and newspapers
Sydney, Australia – (May 27, 2015): From The Washington Post and Vogue Italia to Australian metropolitan and regional publications, Qantas customers will soon enjoy access to nearly 4,000 leading titles on the world’s largest newspaper and magazine platform, PressReader. Accessible via the Qantas App, PressReader will enable Qantas customers to download magazines and newspapers in more than 60 languages, from a huge range of local, regional and international titles across 100 countries, prior to their flight.
21 Sep 2015 | 6:47 pm EDT
Uber and PressReader redefine the transportation experience at the Cannes Film Festival
Uber and PressReader redefine the transportation experience at the Cannes Film Festival Riding with Uber just got better, thanks to a new partnership with PressReader. Anyone using Uber during the Cannes Film Festival from May 13 to 24, will receive complimentary digital access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world. Whether passengers want to catch up on news from home with their morning paper or enjoy their favorite fashion or sports magazine, PressReader has something for everyone.
21 Sep 2015 | 6:42 pm EDT
Immediate Media Company poised to reach over 250 million people with PressReader
London, UK (March 16, 2015): PressReader, the world’s leading all-you-can-read platform for full-content digital magazines and newspapers, has signed UK magazine publishing giant Immediate Media Company to its content distribution network. The addition of 30 premium titles to PressReader, including Lonely Planet Traveller, BBC Music and Top Gear, is indicative of Immediate Media’s innovative approach to developing brands across platforms and its pursuit of larger, more engaged audiences.
21 Sep 2015 | 6:35 pm EDT
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Internet Tuesday: A Neutrality Bill, Fixed Wireless Talk & a Republican for CRA
The internet was front & center Tuesday with a new net neutrality bill and a hearing on the rural broadband. Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced legislation codifying no throttling, no blocking, no paid
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17 Jul 2018 | 8:00 pm EDT
East Bay Express Publisher Resigns Over N-Word
Stephen Buel will step down as publisher of the Oakland-based alt-weekly East Bay Express and sell its parent company following a "brief transition period," he announced this week after apologizing for using a racial slur in a June staff meeting.
After reading associate editor Azucena Rasilla's coverage of the three-day BottleRock Napa Valley music festival—in which, among other things, Rasilla expressed discomfort at hearing white festival-goers sing the N-word during rapper E-40's set—Rasilla says Buel called her, editor-in-chief Kathleen Richards, and managing editor Janelle Bitker into a meeting to discuss Rasilla's coverage, which Rasilla claims Buel felt was "racist against white people."
“You know, if a rapper puts it in his lyrics, it’s free game for anyone to say [the N-word]," Rasilla quotes Buel as saying in the meeting.
Rasilla says Buel later apologized for removing the articles in question without consulting her or Bitker, but not for his choice of words in the meeting. Rasilla resigned in protest, as did calendar editor Beatrice Kilat.
"While referring to hateful words subsequently reclaimed by the communities they once oppressed, I said a couple of those words aloud," wrote Buel in a post on the East Bay Express website Friday evening. "I should not have done so and am extremely sorry that my remark caused others pain."
The same evening, Richards—who has served as the weekly's editor-in-chief since last August—announced plans to resign at the end of the month. Buel followed up a day later by announcing his own resignation as publisher of Telegraph Media—parent company of the East Bay Express as well as Oakland Magazine, Alameda Magazine, The East Bay Monthly, and the dog-focused newspaper BayWoof—naming a longtime colleague, business development director and former editor Robert Gammon, as his successor and revealing plans to sell the Express.
This prompted a reversal from Richards, who tweeted Monday evening, "In light of Steve's resignation as publisher and plans to sell the paper, and with support from the staff, I have decided to remain as editor of the [East Bay Express]. Also, happy to announce I will be acting with full autonomy."
Buel, who served as editor of the East Bay Express from 2001 to 2010, was part of a group of investors who acquired the title from Village Voice Media in 2007, along with his wife, Judy Gallman, who serves as editor of East Bay Monthly, Oakland, Alameda, and Bay Woof. Buel and Gallman formed Telegraph Media after becoming majority owners of the publications last July.
Now, all five titles are up for sale, Buel tells Folio:, adding that he hopes to sell them all in one piece and that both he and Gallman intend to leave the company.
"I made a couple mistakes in the past month, and another one a decade ago, but the universe doesn't seem to believe in forgiveness at the moment," added Buel in a written statement provided to Folio:. "So I stepped down because that seemed like the best way to safeguard our company's journalism and jobs."
The mistake "a decade ago" is an apparent reference to the allegation brought by former Express publisher Jody Colley that Buel had inappropriately kissed her at a work event. Colley claims she was laid off last July, after a decade on the job, once Buel became the company's managing owner.
"Mr. Buel inappropriately kissed me at a work event," Colley wrote in a comment on Buel's apology post. "Though he was written up for the conduct, he never owned his actions, at least not at the time. I didn't know that was sexual assault."
"In 2008, at the end of a successful Best Of the East Bay Party that she staged, I gave Jody Colley an inappropriate congratulatory kiss," Buel replied in a subsequent comment. "I immediately realized the error of my ways and apologized."read more
17 Jul 2018 | 2:21 pm EDT
Utah Valley Magazine’s Founder on Understanding the Needs of Your Audience
Last month, Folio: celebrated the Top Women in Media awards and highlighted achievements made by over 100 women across the industry. From Up & Comers to Corporate Champions, these women have done everything from achieving new revenue streams for their companies to building new brands from the ground up, and Jeanette Bennett is no exception.
Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of Bennett Communications, Bennett followed her love of journalism and storytelling into establishing three regional magazine titles, a custom publishing business, an ad agency, and more, all from the profits of selling her family's home 18 years ago. Now, a pillar in the community, her company has grown and expanded in order to fill the needs of several of Utah Valley's markets and community members.
Folio: sat down with Bennett to discuss what it took to establish her lifestyle publication, Utah Valley Magazine, nearly two decades ago, the challenges and highlights she faces as a leader in the space, and advice she has for entrepreneurs who want to pursue a similar path.
Folio: What inspired you to start your own magazine?
Jeanette Bennett: Actually, It was motherhood that inspired me to start my company. I had a background in journalism, but when I became a mom, I was trying to figure out how to combine everything that I loved. That was really the inspiration behind it, was wanting to be in control of my schedule and be in control of my dreams.
Also I’ve always been a storyteller. That’s what I was trained in in college, but then also I think that’s just who I am in my soul. I’m really interested in people, I’m a good listener, I like being a good cheerleader, other people’s success excites me, so I’m able to tell those stories in the magazines we’ve created.
Folio: What made you decide to expand Bennett Communications to not only include Utah Valley Bride Magazine and Utah Valley BusinessQ Magazine, but also house custom publishing, digital content creation, and ad agency divisions?
Bennett: We didn’t actually see all of that from the beginning. When we started Utah Valley Magazine, that’s all I really saw. I was so busy and it was such a big dream at the time that I didn’t envision the other pieces. We were doing a business section in there, we had a wedding section in there—we were really trying to be all things to all people. Then, I remembered in my first communications class about how there’s a sender and a receiver. You have to tailor your message to the receiver, and it just felt like we needed to define our audience better.
It just made so much sense to start a publication for an audience that the advertisers could benefit from as well. The bridal advertisers in Utah Valley Magazine were hitting people that weren’t going to be planning a wedding and we wanted to give them a really efficient place to market. Then the business magazine, BusinessQ, same thing. Those three publications, although they serve the same geographic area, they have different audiences and different topics, which gives our advertisers a vehicle in each of them.
Folio: What were some of the major challenges you faced when building your magazine, and later your company?
Bennett: When I started the magazine, my thoughts were on content only. I thought creating good content equals revenue, but that’s not entirely true. Some of our very best issues were low revenue generators. It’s an interesting industry in that way.
The hard part is the business model of it. We’re primarily a print company in a digital age, and that’s been challenging, but we’ve found ways to adopt technology and not fight it. Another challenge is that advertisers don’t always pay their bills, and even when they do, they often don’t pay them on time. So there’s a cash flow cycle that we didn’t plan on when we first started the magazine.
We didn’t take any investment money. We sold our first home to print the first issue, but I kept producing magazines and meanwhile trying to collect the advertising revenue from the last issue and the one before that. We have a good system now with our processes, but that was a challenge that I didn’t anticipate.
Folio: Is there anything that is currently worrying you about your company or the trend of the industry?
Bennett: I truly believe in print or I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing. But I do want to be aware of all the trends and be smart as the industry continues to evolve. I want to be one of those people that follows the trends and doesn’t bury my head in the sand. I have concerns, but I’m very optimistic also about the future of this industry.
I also see a swing back of people liking print and liking a slower delivery method. I see parents concerned about their families’ reliance on devices and being on technology too much. We’ve seen our clients come to us for print for exactly that reason. They’ve been doing e-newsletters, they’ve been doing their website and social media, and they realized they actually do need a magazine that is part of that family of communication that people trust. The pendulum is going to swing back to print.
Folio: How has your experience been as a female leader in the publishing space?
Bennett: To be honest, I find that being a woman has opened more doors than its closed. There are many times that I’ve been invited to sit on boards or to speak at conferences and I am the only woman and I know that my gender had something to do with them asking me. Instead of feeling offended or like a token female, I see it as a great opportunity to show them that a woman is capable, a woman can be a big contributor on the table or at the microphone, and I do my best to represent all of the women who would like to be there or who hope to be there someday.
When I was a college student, I had a business minor and I went to business conferences and business lecture series, and I heard from very very few women. I didn’t see a woman living the life I wanted to live. I wanted to have a family and a career and I wanted some good examples of that and I really didn’t see them. So I try to take every opportunity I can to be that person for other young women to see that it is possible to have a dream and to go after it.
Folio: What advice do you have for women who want to build their own brands?
Bennett: Be prepared to work really hard and don’t worry about the hours or the revenue right away. Bring your work ethic and bring your passion, and meet as many people as you can. Every person you meet, it’s like you’re planting a seed. It might take time for some of those seeds to grow, but over time, all of those people will start connecting to help you build your brand.
I would also say study good brands. Study their personalities, and figure out what the personality of your brand should be and be consistent with that from your start. I think the brands that are the most successful have a similar kind of personality to the founder themself. That helps you be more consistent when it’s your true personality and brand.
Love what you do and let people see that and you’ll grow. You might not grow as fast or as big as you want, but you will grow when people see your passion and you will gain success.
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17 Jul 2018 | 12:52 pm EDT
Diversity Week Roundup
Diversity Week is shaping up to be quite the occasion, taking over NYC to celebrate the many varied voices within cable.read more
17 Jul 2018 | 11:37 am EDT
07/17/18: Showtime bats back at Sacha Baron Cohen critics
CYNOPSIS Good morning. It’s Tuesday July 17, 2018 and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres: Food Network: Chopped at 9p Fuse: Hip-Hop Houdini at 10:30p Lifetime: Seven Year Switch at 10p MTV: Fear Factor at 10p IN THE NEWS FCC chairman Ajit Pai said he [...]
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17 Jul 2018 | 6:17 am EDT