RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, June 3

RFB Media Intelligence

Today, it is more important than ever to stay on the pulse of the ever-changing media landscape. RF|Binder’s media team compiles and distributes a weekly report with the latest news from the media world. Keep up to date by checking out this week’s trends, updates, and insights below.

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Layoffs at CNN Health
CNN laid off almost all of its health care coverage division recently. Three divisions—CNN Health, CNN Climate, and the network’s Atlanta-based Southeast Bureau—will be combined into one. 

Cutbacks at CNN-International
CNN executives told staff in a town-hall meeting last week at the news network’s London headquarters that a consolidation will bring most CNN International’s live production to Atlanta, resulting in UK staff being reassigned Stateside. 

Staff Additions at CNBC
CNBC Digital announced a number of new hires. Among them: Jade Scipioni joined CNBC Make It as senior reporter, covering success and the business of health and wellness. Most recently, she was an on-camera digital business reporter for Fox Business Network.

Heard on the Street Update
Aaron Back has been named Deputy Editor of the recently-expanded Heard on the Street column. Aaron will be handing over coverage of all things financial. 

New Reporter at BI
Business Insider has hired Casey Sullivan to cover private equity. He will start June 17.

Quartz Hires Science Editor
Financial news site Quartz has hired Katie Palmer as its science editor. She will start in June. 

WSJ. Magazine on Apple News+
WSJ. Magazine has launched on Apple News+. This is another step  by the WSJ to introduce its reporting, photography and design to a larger, younger and more diverse audience. 

Fortune to Add Paywall
Fortune magazine is raising its cover price, launching a digital paywall and boosting its conference business, in its first decisive steps as an independent publisher.

How Monsanto Manipulates Media
Interesting article: “Monsanto’s own emails and documents reveal a disinformation campaign to hide its weedkiller’s possible links to cancer. In addition to the manipulation of science and of regulators, the company’s most insidious deceit may be its strategic manipulation of the media, according to the records.”