Next in Media: Nielsen Sells Several Trades; Closes Editor & Publisher, Kirkus Reviews

  • Nielsen sold several of its trade publications, including Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, The Clio Awards, Backstage, Billboard, Film Journal International and The Hollywood Reporter, to e5 Global Media Holdings, LLC, which was recently formed by Pluribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners. [BusinessInsider]
  • Meanwhile, Nielsen Business Media is closing newspaper and book publishing trades Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews. [New York Times/Media Decoder]
  • ABC officially announced that newsreader Chris Cuomo will leave "Good Morning America" to co-host "20/20." He and Diane Sawyer will share their last day on GMA on Friday. [Variety]
  • Mediaite is launching three new sites in the new year: Styleite (fashion and beauty site), Geekosystem ("geek" culture site covering gadgets, video games, comic books, science fiction, etc.) and SportsGrid (a sports site that will include a complex "Power Grid"). [Mediaite]
  • MTV is taking afternoon talk show "It's On With Alexa Chung" off the air after its second-season finale on Dec. 17 [Variety]

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