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Macmillan CEO forced out over 'direction' of company

Sep. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Macmillan's longtime CEO, John Sargent, will be leaving at the end of the year, forced out by what parent company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is calling “a disagreement regarding the direction of Macmillan.” Macmillan spokesperson Erin Coffey told The Associated Press on...

Donald Harrison, President of Global Partnerships and Corporate Development for Google, testifies via video conference during a Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer rights hearing to examine whether Google harmed competition in online advertising, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Google exec on hot seat in Congress over advertising power

Sep. 15, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel put a top Google executive on the defensive Tuesday over the company’s powerful position in online advertising as some lawmakers look hopefully toward an expected antitrust case against the tech giant by the Trump administration. Donald Harrison, Google’s...

Florence Howe, co-founder of Feminist Press, dead at 91

Sep. 14, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florence Howe, an activist, educator and major contributor to American literature and culture who as co-founder of the Feminist Press helped revive such acclaimed and influential works as Charlotte Perkins Gilman's “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and Rebecca Harding Davis'...

Washington Post journalist named executive editor at Crown

Sep. 8, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post has been named vice president and executive editor at Crown, a prominent division of Penguin Random House where authors include Barack and Michelle Obama. Madhulika Sikka will acquire and develop books on subjects ranging from politics to...

Police and fire services at the scene, outside Broxbourne newsprinters as protesters continue to block the road, in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Environmental activists have blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers. The group Extinction Rebellion said it targeted printworks at Broxbourne, north of London, and Knowsley in northwest England that are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Dozens of protesters locked themselves to vehicles and bamboo scaffolding to block the road outside the plants. The facilities print Murdoch-owned papers The Sun and The Times, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Financial Times. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Environment activists blockade UK newspaper printing plants

Sep. 5, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police arrested more than 70 environmental activists who blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday. The group Extinction Rebellion said it targeted printworks at Broxbourne, north of London, and Knowsley in northwest England,...

FILE - This July 24, 2020, file photo shows Michael Cohen, center, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, returning to his apartment, in New York, after being released from prison. So-called Son of Sam laws won't keep Cohen from profiting from any part of his book,

Experts: Cohen may profit from criminal exploits in tell-all

Sep. 3, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Michael Cohen testified before Congress last year, Republican lawmakers worried aloud that President Donald Trump's former fixer would parlay the spectacle — and his criminal exploits — into a bestseller. “It pains me that we are sitting here adding another chapter...

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Book celebrates defunct newspaper on anniversary of demise

Sep. 2, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Vindicator in Youngstown, a 150-year-old paper that shut down last year because of financial struggles, is being celebrated in a new book on the anniversary of its final edition. “No Holds Barred” includes hundreds of columns by the paper's long-time columnist,...

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election. It's the social network's latest step to to combat election-related misinformation on its platform as the Nov. 3 election nears — one in which many voters may be submitting ballots by mail for the first time. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Facebook threatens to block news distribution in Australia

Sep. 1, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook threatened to block Australian publishers and individuals from sharing news stories on its platform in reaction to an Australian measure that could require it to compensate media organizations for its use of their stories. The social network said the Australian move would...

Gannett sells Pine Bluff Commercial to Arkansas newspaper

Aug. 31, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Gannett Media Corp. sold the Pine Bluff Commercial publication to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and its parent company, WEHCO Newspapers Inc. of Little Rock. The Commercial ceased publication Monday under Gannett's ownership and will resume Tuesday as part of the Arkansas...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, two covers of Bon Appetit magazine are shown in New York. Book-publishing executive Dawn Davis is Bon Appetit’s new top editor,  amid a reckoning on race and culture at the food magazine. Davis, a Black woman, was most recently vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink. Bon Appetit is one of the main brands of magazine publisher Conde Nast.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Book-publishing exec Dawn Davis is new Bon Appetit editor

Aug. 27, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

Book-publishing executive Dawn Davis is Bon Appetit's new top editor, taking the helm following a reckoning on race and culture at the food magazine. Davis, a Black woman, was most recently vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink, and her titles include “The Misadventures of...