Axel Springer

Exclusive: Insider and Axel Springer back new podcast company Spooler

Insider and its parent, German publishing giant Axel Springer, are investing in a new podcast company called Spooler, Insider CEO Henry Blodget tells Axios. Spooler will co-produce a new podcast with Insider called "The Refresh from Insider" using proprietary tech that makes it easier for producers to update podcast content with new segments after it's been published.

Christian Seifert and Axel Springer join forces for new German streaming service

Handball, basketball and ice hockey rights being targeted. Axel Springer takes majority holding, with the ex-DFL CEO acting as managing partner. Christian Seifert, the former chief executive of the German Football League (DFL), and regional media giant Axel Springer have teamed up to create a new streaming platform. Planning to...
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Goli Sheikholeslami named Politico CEO by new owner Axel Springer

Axel Springer has tapped Goli Sheikholeslami to be the next CEO of Politico Media — the first major move the German media giant is making at Politico since its purchase last year of the Arlington, Va.-based news organization for roughly $1 billion. Sheikholeslami joins Politico at a moment when...

Protocol launches new expansion after Axel Springer takeover

Protocol is adding 25 new positions, bringing its total employee count to roughly 80 by the end of the year, its new president Bennett Richardson told Axios. Why it matters: It represents a comeback for the company, which launched weeks before the pandemic shut down the country in early 2020.
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Scandal hits German media giant Axel Springer

New Delhi, Oct 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) German media giant Axel Springer SE has suspended the editor-in-chief of Europes highest-selling tabloid, Bild, after articles in the New York Times and Der Spiegel revealed unknown details of a compliance investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying, The Guardian reported.

Axel Springer CEO admits "mistake" on Politico paywall

Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner told Politico staffers in a company-wide Q&A Thursday that it was "a mistake" to tell The Wall Street Journal last week that he planned to institute a paywall. Why it matters: Politico staffers have told Axios they feel bait and switched after Döpfner's comments, which...

Axel Springer CEO Walks Back Plans for Paywall at Politico

Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner has walked back his comments from last week about plans to install a paywall at Politico, which Axel Springer acquired this month. Axios first reported this development on Thursday, citing audio it received of a company-wide call with Politico employees on Thursday. During the Q&A...

German publisher Axel Springer completes Politico takeover

BERLIN (AP) — German publisher Axel Springer SE said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of U.S.-based political news outlet Politico. The announcement came a day after Axel Springer ousted the top editor of its flagship publication in Germany over misconduct allegations. The removal of Julian Reichelt from his post...