Next in Media: Broadcasting & Cable, Publishers Weekly, etc. For Sale; Rodale's Grandaughter New Company CEO

  • London-based Reed Elsevier plans to sell nearly all of the magazines published under its U.S. division, including Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Professional Builder, Publishers Weekly, and Tradeshow Week. [Folio:]
  • Rodale's CEO and president Steven Pleshette Murphy will not renew his contract at the end of the summer, in order to pursue his own creative interests. The company founder's grandaughter, Maria Rodale, will replace him. [MediaBistro/FishbowlNY]
  • A 25-year-old New York Times sports reporter broke the recent stories about Sammy Sosa, Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz as being part of the list of 100 baseball players that tested positive for steroids in 2003. [Editor and Publisher]
  • Chris Brown's "Forever" shot to number 4 on the iTunes charts and number 3 on Amazon's MP3 thanks to a viral YouTube video featuring the song in a wedding entrance, helped in part an ad overlayed on the video that directed user's to download the song on the two sites. [MediaBistro/WebNewser]
  • Former internation editor Thomas Kent was appointed standards editor of the Associated Press, as well as deputy managing editor in charge of the news organization's new Standards Center. [CNBC]

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