RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, October 7

RFB Media Intelligence

Fox Business Launches New Show
Fox Business Network is launching “Barron’s Roundtable”, a new weekly primetime program hosted by Barron’s editor-at-large Jack Otter. The show will air at 10 p.m. ET on Fridays and will feature interviews with investors and major industry leaders on the week ahead on Wall Street. 

HBR Hires New Managing Editor
Sarah Moughty will join Harvard Business Review online (HBR.org) as managing editor in late October. She will be overseeing an editorial team of reporters, editors, and producers, and will be overlooking the digital product team. 

Yahoo Hires Real Estate Reporter
Sarah Paynter has been hired by Yahoo Finance to cover real estate. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on business journalism. 

New Tech Reporter at Quartz
Amrita Khalid has started to cover tech at Quartz.  Aimed at business leaders, Quartz, founded in 2012, offers a suite of digital products focusing on the global economy. 

Vice Media Acquires Refinery29
Vice Media, the insurgent media brand known for its arch take on youth culture and entertainment, has acquired the women’s lifestyle publisher Refinery29. The deal is valued at about $400 million and includes mostly stock with some cash. Refinery29 publishes entertainment content aimed at women, an audience Vice lacks, and also runs a lucrative events business. 

News Consumption on Social Media Grows
Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience. According to a new Pew Research Center report, 55% of US adults get their news from social media either “often” or “sometimes.” That’s a 9% jump over last year, and marks the first time that a majority of adults surveyed by Pew said social media played a sizable role in their news habits. 

Most Polarizing Brands
According to a new poll from Morning Consult, news outlets make up 12 of the 15 most politically polarizing brands. Trump Hotels tops the list, but then, the next 10 are all media companies, led by CNN and Fox News.