new media

Forbes Media Taps a CEO Not Named Forbes: Mike Perlis

Forbes Media is reaching outside the family ranks for the first time to name a new CEO, the company announced Tuesday. Veteran venture capitalist and media executive Mike Perlis will assume his new post Dec. 1, replacing longtime CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes.

Howard Kurtz Goes From Washington Post to Daily Beast

Howard Kurtz, arguably the most influential media reporter in the country, is leaving The Washington Post for Tina Brown's Daily Beast website in the latest high-profile defection from old media titan to new media upstart. Kurtz will cover the intersection of politics and media for the site.

More Consumers Ditch Newspapers for New Media

A new report finds that Americans are abandoning newspapers and magazines an extraordinary rate and are increasingly turning to cable and the Internet. Between 2008 and 2009, cable and online audiences grew nearly 10% whilebut newspapers dropped over 10% and magazines nearly as much.

26% of Americans Get News on Cell Phones

More than a quarter of Americans now get news via their cell phones, according to a new Pew Research poll -- another stark reminder of the massive problems facing today's media. The biggest draw for mobile news junkies: weather reports.

Pepsi Ditches Super Bowl for Social Media

While watching the Super Bowl this coming February, some viewers may notice a conspicuous absence: PepsiCo, which has advertised during the past 23 Super Bowl shows, won't be running any commercials for its bubbly drinks.