Nielsen to sell Adweek, Brandweek; shutter Editor & Publisher

It's been a newsworthy week for the marketing and media trades.

It's been a newsworthy week for the marketing and media trades.

Nielsen announced that it was selling eight of its brands, including Adweek, Mediaweek, Backstage, Billboard, and the Hollywood Reporter, and closing Editor & Publisher and the Kirkus Reviews. The buyers are Puribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners.

Crain Communications said that Jonah Bloom, executive editor, and Matthew Creamer, a senior editor, were leaving Advertising Age to work for Breaking Media, a publisher of blogs like DealBreaker and Above The Law. (Both Bloom and Cream were past staffers at PRWeek; Bloom was editor-in-chief before joining AdAge in 2002.)

Abbey Klaasen, digital editor, was named executive editor.

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