"Our family-friendly networks in the home, food and travel content categories are extremely popular with viewers of all ages, but they particularly appeal to upscale women who watch our programming live." says CEO Ken Lowe.
Cost of international expansion took a bite out of @scrippscomm second quarter earnings.
"The cost of international expansion took a bite out of Scripps’s second quarter earnings. While revenue grew 6.5%, net income fell 3.7% to $154 million from the prior year, driven by a 13% jump in costs. The company said its international expansion contributed to the rise in costs, along with higher programming amortization and marketing expenses for its lifestyle networks." — Wall Street Journal
So sayeth thedailymeal : The @FoodNetwork’s 12 Best Cooking Shows All Time http://www.thedailymeal.com/food-networks-12-best-cooking-shows-all-time via @thedailymeal @sirmyers @chefmingtsai @catcora mariobatali
Congratulations Marc Summers on another go around: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Food-Network-to-Premiere-Season-2-of-REWRAPPED-Hosted-by-Joey-Fatone-98-20140806#.U-OUW4BdVZ8
If you are gilded or not, come to Authors Night East Hampton Sat Aug 9. Many MANY top notch writers there for you to (Long Island, New York) meet. http://www.authorsnight.org/
Productivity, etc sites from smart food media people:
+ MacFreedom shut off the internet for specified periods.
+ Asana, a task based web and mobile app. Can help you get organized. Create projects. Create all tasks on that list and you can see priorities. Has tried many apps (perillo). can invite others you work with to be part of the project. Takes a moment to teach yourself but worth it.
+ “If this than that” website — a recipe that if I like something on instagram, it goes to tumblr… others use it to track things that are going viral on social media networks… another use: gets notices if something is getting a lot of comments… if this is getting a lot of comments, then send me an email…IFTTT
+ BUFFER app to manage your social media etc
+ for music: Pond Five — royalty free distribution licenses…dig for the good stuff / DeWolf music, a bit more expensive.
+ oDesk — people who will do freelance projects for you cost effective.
+ Tastemade. Make your own food video, no muss, no fuss — plus site has “discovered” stars from those who use app.
For the full interview, a wonderful 45 minute conversation between Ruth and I, go here: http://newbooksinfood.com/2014/05/06/ruth-reichl-delicious-random-house-2014/