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June 3, 2015

As an eleventh-gen family member and long-time head of the M DuMont Schauberg Group, Alfred Neven DuMont was one of the Germany's most important post-war newspaper publishers.

As an eleventh-gen family member and long-time head of the M DuMont Schauberg Group, Alfred Neven DuMont was one of the Germany's most important post-war newspaper publishers.

Indeed the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, was among those to offer words of praise at his 80th birthday party, in 2007. Her attendance was unsurprising given that Neven DuMont was chairman of a company that produced newspapers read by millions of Germans each day.

February 2, 2011

Family-controlled media group Lagardere announced on 31 January that it is to sell its international magazine business to fellow family publisher Hearst Corporation for €651 million in cash.

Family-controlled media group Lagardere announced on 31 January that it is to sell its international magazine business to fellow family publisher Hearst Corporation for €651 million in cash.

The US-based publisher will take control of 102 magazine titles in 15 countries from the US to Hong Kong – a business which had revenues of €774 million last year.

August 19, 2010

Linda Johnson Rice, second-generation chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co, has stepped down from her chief executive role, but is remaining as chairman.

Linda Johnson Rice, second-generation chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co, has stepped down from her chief executive role, but is remaining as chairman.

Rice's CEO position will is to be taken by Desirée Rogers who served as White House Social Secretary in Barack Obama's administration.

In a statement, JPC said Rogers will be responsible for aligning core business strategies for all brands and would complement Rice's institutional knowledge of the business.

July 23, 2010

Yesterday, the publisher of the New York Times announced better-than-expected results.

Yesterday, the publisher of the New York Times announced better-than-expected results.
 
The news will cheer up the Ochs-Sulzberger family that controls one of America's most revered newspaper titles.
 
The New York Times Company said revenues were up just over 1% year-on-year in the second quarter to $589 million, compared with a 3% decline in the first quarter.
 

August 6, 2009

Ben Budworth, fourth-generation publisher of The Lady magazine, knew he was taking on a challenge when he joined his family’s business last year. But modernising a magazine that has been around since the 19th century is no easy task, as he exclusively reveals to Katie Barker.

Ben Budworth, fourth-generation publisher of The Lady magazine, knew he was taking on a challenge when he joined his family's business last year. But modernising a magazine that has been around since the 19th century is no easy task, as he exclusively reveals to Katie Barker.

January 1, 2008

As John Wiley & Sons celebrates its bicentennial, Peter Wiley gives us an insight into the business and what has made it last so long.

As John Wiley & Sons celebrates its bicentennial (click here to read more), Peter Wiley gives an insight into the family's role in setting the corporate governance agenda.


FiB: How would you describe your role in the business today?

January 1, 2008

After 200 years of publishing, John Wiley & Sons really has something to celebrate. Sixth-generation family member Peter Wiley talks to Marc Smith about their brand new book, which commemorates the bicentennial of the Wiley business and family

After 200 years of publishing, John Wiley & Sons really has something to celebrate. Sixth-generation family member Peter Wiley talks to Marc Smith about their brand new book, which commemorates the bicentennial of the Wiley business and family

January 1, 2005

The Simon family’s Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

Jim Grote is a development officer and freelance business writer in Louisville, Kentucky, jimgrote@hotmail.com

The Simon family's Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

January 1, 2004

Just one year before the Bonnier Group celebrates its 200th anniversary, the Bonnier Group were the recipients of the 2003 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business IMD and Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Centre.

Just one year before the Bonnier Group celebrates its 200th anniversary, the Bonnier Group were the recipients of the 2003 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award

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