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Dylan Ratigan Shooting Pilot for CNN

mediabistro.com — Former CNBC and MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan was at CNN yesterday shooting a panel-style show pilot, TVNewser has learned. Last month, THR reported that Ratigan was among several hosts working on projects for CNN. Network insiders tell us Ratigan's latest test episode, which is one of many the network is experimenting with, was shot last night at CNN in New York.

Another Month, Another THR Web Traffic Record

mediabistro.com — This is why Guggenheim Partners pays Janice Min the big bucks. For the month of March, worldwide Web traffic was up for both Billboard and THR (on the heels, in the case of the latter weekly print-tied operation, of Jimmy Fallon suggesting Tuesday to guest John Oliver that being on the cover of the "New York Issue" was a "giant, giant magazine" honor).

Meredith to Fold Ladies’ Home Journal

mediabistro.com — Another magazine is biting the dust: Meredith is folding Ladies' Home Journal. Ladies' Home Journal hasn't been doing well lately. The cracks started to appear in 2012, when it announced an odd plan to have a majority of its content created by readers. On the business side, things haven't been any better.
Discouraging. RT @FishbowlNY: Ladies’ Home Journal, which has been around since 1883, is folding. mbist.ro/1iiZjqY
RT @FishbowlNY: Ladies’ Home Journal — which has been around since 1883 — is folding. mbist.ro/1iiZjqY

Q1 Earnings: Gannett Same-Station Revenue Up 19.6%

mediabistro.com — Gannett Co. reported a 19.6% increase in broadcasting revenues on a same-station basis for the first quarter of 2014. The station group reported a 6.5% increase in core revenues, driven by $41 million of advertising associated with the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Turness: ‘NBC News is Proud to Have David in the Important Anchor Chair of Meet the Press’

mediabistro.com — NBC News president Deborah Turness today sent out a note to the "Meet the Press" staff to "reiterate my support for the show and for David [Gregory]." "There has been a great deal written about Meet the Press in the past few days, much of it quite ludicrous," Turness writes.

No One Wants to Buy Forbes

mediabistro.com — No one, it seems, wants to buy Forbes. According to Bloomberg News, one potential frontrunner to purchase the company is officially out, and two other bidders are no longer engaged in active talk s. It has been about six months since Forbes started fetching offers, but nothing has moved beyond preliminary discussions.

Twitter Drives $0.62 Revenue Per Referral Visit (Facebook: $1.24, Pinterest: $0.65) [STUDY]

mediabistro.com — What's the price of a Twitter user? According to a new study from Adobe, it's $0.62 per referral visit, a figure which is up marginally from last year.
RT @Mediabistro: Twitter Drives $0.62 Revenue Per Referral Visit (Facebook: $1.24, Pinterest: $0.65) [STUDY] mbist.ro/1lHXFaK (via @alltwtr)

Brooklyn Author Spins Off ‘Parenting Confessional’ Tumblr

mediabistro.com — DNAInfo Brooklyn reporter Nikhita Venugopal has additional details about Parenting Confessional, the "place to share what you wouldn't dare say to your playgroup." As the front page of the Tumblr page reminds, the site is a clever, advance way devised by author Julia Fierro and her publisher to drum up buzz for the forthcoming Cutting Teeth: "It's hard for me to imagine any parent that doesn't have a moment of doubt or self-scrutiny," the author said.
RT @FishbowlNY: Via @nvenugopal: How @JuliaFierro is using @Tumblr to very cleverly build buzz for her forthcoming, debut novel. mbist.ro/1gTN70v

George Stephanopoulos Re-Signs with ‘GMA,’ ‘This Week’

mediabistro.com — ABC News has re-signed George Stephanopoulos to a long-term deal to continue as the anchor of "Good Morning America" and "This Week" and anchor the network's political coverage. "We expect him to remain with us for many, many years.

Inside PR at The Guardian in the Edward Snowden Era

mediabistro.com — Very few publications have won as much attention or acclaim over the past year as The Guardian. The British/American paper shared its recent Pulitzer Prize for public service with The Washington Post, but three people are truly responsible: Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and, of course, Edward Snowden.
RT @GENN4DY: From the annals of shameless self-promotion: here's my interview with @mediabistro on doing PR for the NSA stories. ow.ly/3jzZan
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