New York, NY (September 21, 2023) — Yesterday in London, the Booker Prize committee announced its shortlist for fiction, including three books published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux: If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery (MCD/FSG, 9/6/22; Picador, 9/5/23); Western Lane by Chetna Maroo (FSG, 2/7/23; Picador, 11/21/23); and The Bee Sting by Paul Murray (FSG, 8/15/23). This is an unprecedented number of books chosen by the Booker Prize committee for a single US publisher in the same year.

Mitzi Angel, President and Publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, states: “We were thrilled to receive the news of the Booker shortlist. Each of these writers is singular in talent; each takes the reader to an extraordinary place. We applaud Jonathan, Chetna, and Paul on their nominations and are so proud to publish their work at FSG.”

If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery is a novel in stories that follows a Jamaican American family of four over several decades in Miami both before and after Hurricane Andrew as they navigate the trapdoors of capitalism, race, generational dysfunction, and cultural dislocation. It has received an extraordinary amount of acclaim since its publication in September 2022, garnering nominations for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. On NPR’s Fresh Air, Maureen Corrigan described If I Survive You as “an intensively granular, yet panoramic depiction of what it’s like to try to make it—or not—in this kaleidoscopic madhouse of a country . . . Not since Moby-Dick has the all-American ethos of ‘sink or swim’ on your own been dramatized to such devastating effect.”

Western Lane by Chetna Maroo is a taut, enthralling first novel about grief, sisterhood, and a young athlete’s struggle to transcend herself. An indelible coming-of-age story, Western Lane is a valentine to innocence, to the closeness of sisterhood, to the strange ways we come to know ourselves and each other. As the author Yiyun Li wrote, “Combining the precision and the efficiency of an athlete with the mysteries of childhood loss and memory, Western Lane is a novel in which we linger on every breathing line and relish every close observation.”

The Bee Sting by Paul Murray, from the author of the internationally acclaimed Skippy Dies (itself long-listed for the Booker Prize), is a sweeping, symphonic tragicomedy about a single struggling household in post-crash Ireland, and the long-buried secrets unearthed by the collapse of their family car dealership. Released in the US on August 15, it has been widely hailed as Murray’s most ambitious achievement to date. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Russell Clark described The Bee Sting as “hilarious and sardonic, heartbreaking and beautiful,” adding, “there’s just no other way to put it: The Bee Sting is a masterpiece.”

Farrar, Straus and Company was founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus and John C. Farrar. In 1964, Robert Giroux’s name was added to the roster and the company became Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards and Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-five Nobel Prizes in Literature.

New York, NY, September 21, 2023 - Yahoo Advertising today announced strategic partnerships with FreeWheel, Magnite for its streaming ad server SpringServe, and Publica by IAS, to enable direct server-to-server connections with direct-to-publisher offering Yahoo Backstage.

The move allows connected TV (CTV) publishers to more seamlessly extend their premium inventory through Yahoo Backstage. It also further solidifies Yahoo Advertising’s commitment to optimizing media investments for its growing roster of Fortune 500 advertisers, especially across one of today’s fastest-growing channels, CTV.

"Our partnerships with FreeWheel, Magnite, and Publica by IAS enable us to provide greater value to both advertisers and publishers within the Yahoo DSP,” said Elizabeth Herbst-Brady, Chief Revenue Officer, Yahoo. “In an increasingly complex digital landscape, creating instant connections, maximizing efficiency, and ensuring transparency are paramount. We look forward to working with these partners to support our customers, and will continue to seek out ways to optimize together.”

Available exclusively through the Yahoo DSP, Yahoo Backstage is a direct path to curated, premium publisher inventory. To date, in addition to Yahoo owned and operated properties like Yahoo Sports and Yahoo Finance, over 100 leading publishers are featured within the offering. Among the 100, Yahoo Backstage includes nearly 40 CTV publishers, the largest representation of direct CTV supply available today. Now live, Yahoo Backstage supports transparency, control, and supply path optimization (SPO), while maximizing media spend and ROI for brands.

Integrations with FreeWheel, Magnite’s streaming ad server, SpringServe, and Publica by IAS directly benefit CTV publishers by effortlessly extending their premium inventory through Yahoo Backstage. In addition, advertisers gain unprecedented, direct access to this inventory. The server-to-server connections between Yahoo Backstage and FreeWheel, Magnite, and Publica by IAS champion efficiency and transparency, promising a frictionless exchange of high-quality CTV inventory.

“We’re proud to be teaming up with Yahoo,” said Cameron Miille, VP, North American Head of Revenue and Growth, FreeWheel. “At FreeWheel, we take great pride in working with the most  premium suppliers in today’s TV ad ecosystem, and integrating with industry partners to provide buyers with the most direct access. Today’s announcement is a great example of how we continue to innovate, simplify and improve the overall media supply chain.”

“More than ever, media owners need technology that works for them, and that includes easy access to an array of emerging demand channels such as Yahoo Backstage," said Sean Buckley, Chief Revenue Officer, Magnite. “By combining easy access to demand with innovative monetization tools, we continue to drive increased transparency, value, and performance for nearly every major media owner in streaming.”

“CTV is one of the industry’s fastest growing and most dynamic channels,” said Sean Galligan, Chief Revenue Officer, Publica by IAS. “By connecting with Yahoo Backstage, we’re supporting our collective CTV publisher partners and furthering transparent media buying across high- quality inventory.”

Yahoo Advertising will continue to offer advertisers the control to make informed buying choices. In addition to serving advertisers, publishers also benefit from Yahoo Backstage, gaining direct access to quality demand through a streamlined pipeline, enhancing their existing buying paths. Publishers also receive dedicated support from Yahoo Advertising’s experienced team, ensuring their business needs are effectively managed.

The server-to-server integrations become particularly beneficial for CTV advertisers, given that CTV spend is projected to reach $25.9 billion this year, according to GroupM.

Through the Yahoo DSP, Yahoo Backstage amplifies advertiser and publisher reach, and drives optimal outcomes.

BURBANK, Calif., September 14, 2023 – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) issued the following statement in response to media reports regarding our linear businesses.

“While we are open to considering a variety of strategic options for our linear businesses, at this time The Walt Disney Company has made no decision with respect to the divestiture of ABC or any other property and any report to that effect is unfounded.”

NEW YORK, NY (September 13, 2023)  Today, Yahoo announced a revamp of Yahoo Finance video programming, reaffirming its commitment to producing best-in-class financial content for everyday investors, across digital and over-the-top (OTT) TV platforms. The revamp includes an upcoming slate of four new series and shows, a brand-new studio opening later this year, and comprehensive improvements across production overall. 
“Five years ago, Yahoo Finance pioneered day-long streaming market coverage, building an engaged audience of millions and furthering our mission to empower everyday investors with the best financial insights,” said Tapan Bhat, President & General Manager of Yahoo Finance. “Now we’re building upon that with new journalistic talent and fresh content that meets a wide audience of investors wherever they prefer to consume content, from OTT channels to web browsers to the Yahoo Finance app.”
“My goal as a reporter has always been to offer viewers the best market analysis and industry insight,” said Lipton. “Joining Yahoo Finance at the outset of a major reinvestment in its content programming will provide me with a platform to help people become better informed and properly equipped with the financial knowledge required to thrive in today’s turbulent economy.”
  • NEXT – Premiered September 8, NEXT features stories focused on the future, going beyond the now to unveil what’s next in tech, EV, health, AI, climate and more.
  • Lead This Way – Premiering September 14, Lead This Way will feature interviews and frank conversations with business leaders facing unprecedented challenges, focusing on what it takes to lead in today’s business climate.
  • Goodbye or Good Buy – Featuring exciting conversations in a quickfire roundtable format, Goodbye or Good Buy will host expert guests to debate the merits of trending tickers for the day.
  • Asking for a Trend – Featuring next generation guests and contributors, Asking for a Trend will dive into the latest influential trends that are most relevant and impactful to investors that day.
Yahoo Finance video content has been made available to over 100 million monthly global visitors*. Relied upon by millions of investors, its content continues to expand to new digital TV platforms, available to stream in tens of millions of households, as well as to users across desktop and mobile devices. In addition to continuing a targeted focus on programs for people with interests such as AI, electric vehicles, building wealth, and real estate, live coverage will expand to a wider net of global events and conferences, from Cannes Lions to the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai.
Viewers can access Yahoo Finance Live and all upcoming series via connected TVs and devices, including Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus, Roku, YouTube, and more. Viewers can also stream live on YouTube and 

New Editorial Talent: Josh Lipton Joins as Co-anchor for Closing Bell
As part of this revamp, Yahoo Finance has appointed Josh Lipton as co-anchor of Yahoo Finance’s fast-paced Closing Bell alongside veteran financial journalist Julie Hyman. Lipton, a senior financial journalist with over 20 years of reporting experience, will start his hosting duties on September 18. Previously, he served as a Technology Correspondent for over eight years at CNBC and held editorial roles at Bloomberg and Forbes. He most recently held a position in corporate communications at Apple before making his return to reporting. 

Elevating Production: State-of-the-Art Studio Set
Opening later this year, Yahoo Finance is building an innovative production studio designed for live streaming, virtual and 3D production, podcasts, and more. The facility will house two studios, a podcast room, interview spaces, and more. While the studio is under construction, Yahoo Finance will partner with the NYSE and NASDAQ to broadcast from their respective studios. Beginning September 18, Yahoo Finance will be the first partner to stream live programming from NASDAQ’s new studio. 

Diverse Insights: Introducing an Array of New Series
Yahoo Finance has also unveiled four new video series and shows for its programming lineup, the first of which premiered earlier this week.

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