Industry News

Lester is pleased to present important news aggregated  from multiple sources for the B2B Media, Trade Publishing and Fund Raising Industry. We hope users find this information useful and that it gives them a birds eye view of important developments in the industry.

Google Says it’s Fighting Misinformation, but How Hard?
Google recently presented a white paper at a digital-security conference in Germany, in which the search giant detailed all the steps it is taking across its various divisions—YouTube, Google News and Google Search—to fight misinformation and disinformation. ...Read more.
‘Hard to Back Out’: Publishers Grow Frustrated by the Lack of Revenue From Apple News
Last year, Apple News brimmed with promise for publishers, offering an engaged, high-quality audience that seemed to do nothing but grow. Ad revenue wasn’t great, but at the start of 2018, most publishers assumed that would ...Read more.
Endeavor Business Media Buys Several PennWell Titles from Clarion Events
Less than a year after acquiring B2B publisher PennWell Corp. as part of a bid to expand its presence in the United States, London-based trade show producer Clarion Events has divested some 20-plus PennWell media ...Read more.
What’s Old and New in Content Amplification
For decades, readers have turned to National Geographic for its photography, its insights on the natural world or its detailed reports of archaeological findings, but rarely is the magazine considered a destination for sports-related content. Therefore, ...Read more.
Howard Mittman Promoted to CEO of Bleacher Report | People on the Move
Former Condé Nast exec Howard Mittman was tapped as the next CEO of Bleacher Report, succeeding Dave Finocchio, who will step down this summer, three years after re-joining the company he co-founded in 2005. During ...Read more.
Stop Blaming Profit Motives for All of Journalism’s Woes
This just in: the root of the publishing crisis, according to, is…capitalism! “It’s that newspapers and outlets are being decimated and dismantled by hedge funds, venture capitalists, and tech companies in search of profit. In short, it’s capital ...Read more.
Arkansas Regional Publisher Announces Sale to Company President
Arkansas Business Publishing Group president Mitch Bettis has reached a deal to acquire the company from founder and CEO Olivia Myers Farrell, the pair announced Monday. Effective February 28, the sale includes the company’s flagship ...Read more.
Magazine Media: Be Thankful Apple Only Wants Half of Your Lunch Money
Apple’s state-of-the-art headquarters I don’t usually put myself in the middle of Silicon Valley conversations. There are already plenty of qualified men and women talking and writing about the highs and lows of the tech ...Read more.
Digital Advertising in the US is Finally Bigger than Print and Television
It was inevitable, but it’s finally here: Digital advertising businesses like Facebook and Google will be bigger in the US this year than traditional advertising businesses like TV, radio, and newspapers. New estimates from eMarketer ...Read more.