Report: Nielsen Selling Billboard, Hollywood Reporter?
November 11, 2009 at 5:23 AM (PT)
Former NEW YORK TIMES HOLLYWOOD correspondent SHARON WAXMAN's THE WRAP is reporting that NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA is selling BILLBOARD magazine, MEDIAWEEK, BRANDWEEK, ADWEEK and the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER to JAMES FINKELSTEIN's NEWS COMMUNICATIONS INC.
The purported buyer publishes WASHINGTON government trade paper THE HILL and "WHO'S WHO."
NIELSEN closed radio trade magazine RADIO AND RECORDS earlier this year.
NIELSEN's GERRY BYRNE declined comment to THE WRAP about the sale story.