Mediabistro (website)

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For the parent company of this website, see Mediabistro.
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Resource
Owner Mediabistro Inc.
Created by Laurel Touby
Launched 1996
Current status Active

Mediabistro is a website that publishes various blogs and job listings for journalists. The site was founded in 1993 by Laurel Touby as "a gathering place for professionals in journalism, publishing and other media-related industries in New York City",[1] has since grown[2] into an international resource for media professionals.

The site claims 4 million users have registered for its various services including job postings, educational courses, events, forums and its premium subscription service, AvantGuild. is also home to a number of industry-specific blogs including TVNewser (covering broadcast & cable news), GalleyCat (book publishing), UnBeige (design), AgencySpy (advertising), PRNewser (public relations) and MobileContentToday (mobile apps). Mediabistro has added numerous original news sites since being acquired by Alan Meckler in 2007. Social media coverage has expanded including,,, and numerous email newsletters delivering aggregated social media content daily. Mediabistro also offers the only original daily content site covering the semantic search field ( Coverage of 3D printing was added in early 2013 ( Expansion into the trade show field began in 2009. Presently leading events include: Inside 3D Printing, Inside Social Apps, Lost Remote: Inside Social TV, and AllTwiterMarketingConference.

On July 17, 2007, the site was acquired[3] by WebMediaBrands (later known as the company Mediabistro) for $20 million in cash plus a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3 million.

The site publishes several popular blogs such as TV Newser, about the broadcast industry, and various FishBowl blogs, covering gossip in the journalism communities of New York, Los Angeles and DC.


  1. ^ "Laurel Touby". Huffington Post. 2006-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Touby Prize". New York Magazine. 2007-07-30. 
  3. ^ "". 2007-07-18. 

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