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Prometheus Global Media to Acquire Mediabistro (FishbowlNY)
Thursday morning, Mediabistro announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its editorial and e-commerce assets to PGM-MB Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prometheus Global Media, for $8 million cash. FishbowlDC As part of the deal, PrometheusGM will add to its portfolio mediabistro.com and editorial sites including FishbowlDC, FishbowlNY, TVNewser and PRNewser, as well as the Mediabistro Job Board, and Mediabistro’s education business. THR Prometheus Global Media is the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Adweek magazines. Mashable The deal still needs shareholder approval, which could happen by mid-July. The tradeshow portion of the company will remain with Mediabistro CEO Alan Meckler under a new company — Mecklermedia. The company’s 3D printing and bitcoin assets are also not a part of the deal. The site gained a following in media circles, particularly in New York and Washington, D.C., thanks in part to its job board and professional skill development courses. The acquisition provides Prometheus with a new cadre of editorial pieces that fit with the company’s other focused media assets. Prometheus also runs the Clio Awards for advertising and the movie event company Film Expo Group. Poynter / MediaWire Mediabistro alums include Brian Stelter, who wrote for TVNewser and now hosts Reliable Sources at CNN, and Patrick Gavin, who worked for FishbowlDC. In 2007, Laurel Touby sold Mediabistro.com for $23 million.

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Freelance Magazine WritingInstructor and journalist Jeryl Brunner has written for numerous publications including O, the Oprah Magazine, Travel + Leisure, VanityFair.com and more! Starting November 3, she'll teach you how to query specific publications, find resources for reporting, and create captivating stories that editors will want and readers will enjoy. Register now!

Social Media Experts Meet Up At Mediabistro’s Tweetup

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Mediabistro.com community manager Seamus Condron welcomes party-goers to the Tweetup

As Social Media Week continues in full force in New York, members of media are swarming and gathering in large groups to keep warm and dry and out of the NYC winter slush.

One of last night’s biggest events was hosted by mediabistro.com at Turtle Bay, a social media Tweetup that drew a hefty crowd filled to the brim with social media experts and community managers from media outfits across the city.

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For more photos of the lively crowd, check out the Flickr photostream.

(Photos by Ari Scott)

Could E&P Have Been Saved?

epOct09.jpgDid The Nielsen Co. have an opportunity to sell newspaper industry trade Editor & Publisher instead of shutting it down?

That’s what Alan Meckler, CEO WebMediaBrands, told FishbowlNY today. Meckler said his company, which also owns mediabistro.com, offered to take the pub off Nielsen’s hands several months ago. He said his company offered to pay nothing for the title, but was willing to take on all of their subscriber liability. Under WebMediaBrands’ oversight, E&P would have continued to produce content, although it’s likely its print version would not have survived the transition, Meckler said.

However, Nielsen declined the offer, claiming it could receive “millions” for the title, Meckler told us.

Today, E&P wrote the worst story a publication can ever produce: a report on its own closure. Reported the pub:

“The expressions of surprise and outpouring of strong support for E&P that have followed across the Web — Editor & Publisher has even hit No. 4 as a Twitter trending topic — raise the notion that the publication might yet continue in some form…As news spread of E&P‘s fate, the staffers have been inundated with calls from members of the industry it covers, and many others, expressing shock and hopes for a revival. Staff members will stay on for the remainder of 2009.”

The end of the article includes a way to contact all of the title’s staffers. Pretty smart. We think they’ll probably be getting some job offers soon.

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Come Say “Ciao!” To Author Kristin Harmel

harmel.pngTomorrow, Mediabistro.com is throwing a party for author — and MB instructor — Kristin Harmel to celebrate her latest novel “Italian for Beginners.”

Media professionals who stop by Hudson Terrace will be treated to drink specials featuring the delizioso “Baci” cocktail. The first few guests will get copies of Harmel’s book, and everyone will be entered into a raffle to receive two complimentary tickets to the upcoming Mediabistro panel “Creating Entertainment Content for the Web Panel” and a gift basket of goodies.

Here’s the details:

When:
Wednesday, August 12th
6:30-9:00pm

Where:
Hudson Terrace
621 W. 46th Street
(b/w 11th Avenue & West Street)

Click here to RSVP.

Learn more about Kristin Harmel here

Meet The Teachers Tonight!

partyhat.jpgIf there’s one thing we like to do here at mediabistro.com, it’s party. Tonight, we’re offering you the opportunity to meet and network with the people who teach mediabistro.com courses at our Meet The Teachers Party.

Instructors like Alexis DiResta, Alison Pace, Beverly Goodman, Cara Birnbaum, Brett Leveridge, Cheryl Della Pietra, Christa Bourg, Christine Egan, Darragh Worland and David Tristman will all be there, and you’ll have a chance to score discounts on seminars, workshops and classes.

Interested? More details after the jump or click here to RSVP.

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Curbed Publisher Crafton to Sports Enthusiast Media

2722493029_fa7c236ff71.jpgAfter two years as publisher of Curbed, Kyle Crafton joins Sports Enthusiast Media as digital GM.

In January 2007, SEM purchased StatFox and Head2Head Sports to add to its portfolio that includes Daily Racing Form and Sports Eye Publications. In October of that same year, Arlington Capital Partners bought SEM.

Before joining Curbed, Crafton served as publisher and CFO of FishbowlNY’s parent company, mediabistro.com.

Top 2008 News Stories that Don’t Begin With ‘O’

saraggh_palin.jpgBarack Obama is not the only top story of 2008! Over at The Morning Delivery Bill Lucey has done some digging and uncovered websites such as HuffPo, Salon, and yours truly (technically mediabistro.com) who crowned others the most newsworthy this year (hello Sarah Palin!). You can find his full list here, in the meantime some highlights:

  • At The Huffington Post, for example, Sarah Palin‘s lavish spending was the most popular piece, which collected the most page views, while the Republican vice presidential candidate’s bikini photos was the blog post with the most page views-979 million to be exact.

  • At mediabistro.com, the shocking news of NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert, dying from a heart attack at age 58 was the story that received the most reaction of the year.
  • Google, meanwhile, posted their most popular search terms of 2008, which shows Sarah Palin, the fastest rising search term around the globe, followed by ‘Beijing 2008,’ and Facebook.
  • Want to Know Where the Media Types are Partying? Check Out mediabistro.com’s The Press List

    541190910_8e1f4da907.jpgEverybody knows that the key to succeeding in media is schmoozing! Well in New York media anyway. (The boa is optional, though clearly it has proven results). To that end, the ever industrious mediabistro.com folks who run our show (and they are seriously industrious, have you looked through all this stuff?) bring you The Press List, a weekly newsletter alerting you to upcoming media events worth knowing about. Here’s a sneak peek:

    On Friday, there will be several magazine-sponsored events for your Halloween partying convenience: Esquire hosts the annual celebrity-studded Joonbug masquerade at Capitale. Hip-hopper-turned-MTV reality star Reverend Run will be the evening’s master of ceremonies. For those of you who’d rather not pony up for a ticket, Mass Appeal and Missbehave will team up with Rockstar Games to host a dance party in Williamsburg. If you’re looking for a more refined Halloween night, The Economist, kicks off its “Off The Page Discussion Series” Friday, with Leonard Lopate hosting a fittingly morbid look at the “art of obituary.” Off the Page events will continue throughout the weekend…

    Interested? Sign up here. Want them to include your stuff? Just submit your event here.

    Russ Stanton: ‘They’re Not Getting Rid of Us’

    stanton.jpgMediabistro.com‘s own David S. Hirschman interviews Los Angeles Times EIC Russ Stanton today and learns that morale is improving, the LAT print edition has a good 35 more years of life and Sam Zell isn’t planning to sell the paper any time soon:

    He felt like the conditions of our industry, and some of our papers in particular, have declined a lot in a relatively short amount of time — and I think he’s surprised about it, he’s not happy about it, and I don’t think it was ever in his plan to sell any of the media properties. That said, selling Newsday and the Cubs buys us a tremendous amount of breathing room over the next couple of years, in particular, and will allow us to reinvent what we do and get ourselves back on terra firma, and back in a position where we can grow. I’ve not gotten any indication at all that they’re intending to get rid of us.

    Save the Date–April 22 for All Media Party at the Palm

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    Just to keep our readers up-to-date, Carmen Scheidel, our West Coast director of Education and Events tells us:

    The West Hollywood office of mediabistro.com will close as of June 30. We’ll continue to run the same amount of classes, but we’re experimenting with other locations, since the city is so spread out. We want to make the classes convenient for as many people as possible, so we may offer them from Pasadena to West Hollywood in various locations.

    And don’t forget the All Media party hosted by Michelle Thatcher on April 22 at

    The Palm West Hollywood
    9001 Santa Monica Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA 90069 map

    RSVP here.

    HQ tells us that there’s a big West Coast event planned for later in the year, as well.

    And of course, Mediabistro Circus is the perfect excuse for a trip to the other coast.

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