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Nielsen’s Sale Of THR, Billboard May Be Completed Soon|A Visual Of Declining Mag Ad Revenue|Letterman Mocks NY1|Newsday Picketed

The Wrap: Nielsen‘s sale of various publications, including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to James Finkelstein, whose family’s company News Communications Inc. owns the “Who’s Who” series, may be completed by Friday.

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Nielsen Pubs Sold?

mediaweek cover.jpgSharon Waxman reports on The Wrap that Nielsen is set to sell a number of its magazines, including Mediaweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek and Brandweek.

The reported buyer of this slew of trade pubs is James Finkelstein‘s News Communications Inc., which owns the Who’s Who books and Washington, D.C. pub The Hill.

As all media companies have struggled recently, it’s been a particularly difficult year for business-to-business trade publishers, with many, including Nielsen, folding publications and some even filing for bankruptcy. And as Waxman reports about Nielsen’s pubs:

“Individuals knowledgeable about the state of the trades said that all of Nielsen’s entertainment titles were suffering. ‘Billboard is doing so-so, Adweek is not doing well at all, and THR is not great,’ said this former senior Nielsen executive. ‘The B-to-B market has just collapsed.’”

But will this sale mark the end of these publications lives? Or will it give them a hope at survival?

Hollywood Reporter Set to be Sold to ‘Who’s Who’s’ Finkelstein –The Wrap

Related: Nielsen Folds Radio & Records