Friday, October 14, 2016
Welcome! This week our roundup of interesting and noteworthy publishing industry stories covers Discovery’s $100 million merger of millennial-focused digital media properties, a newsroom reorg and print revamp at The Wall Street Journal, the digital relaunch of Best Life magazine, new monetization options for publishers and advertisers using Facebook Instant Articles, and more.
Consolidation in digital media continues with Discovery investing $100 million to merge Thrillist Media Group, NowThis Media, and The Dodo.
A Wall Street Journal newsroom reorg shifts operations away from its current print-focused publishing cycle toward a more digital-first approach.
Best Life is being resurrected as a digital magazine, led by David Zinczenko, the original editor of the Rodale luxury extension of Men’s Health.
Facebook Instant Articles released new ways for publishers and advertisers to make money, including video and carousel ads. 
Infographic of the Week
Women in Media: This month’s installment looks at why there’s a lack of women running media companies, Adobe’s effort to help women succeed, a National Humanities Medal for “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross, and more.

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