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Hollywood Reporter, Billboard & Others to Reportedly be Sold

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The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and three other Nielsen-owned trade publications will be sold to News Communications Inc., sources tell Sharon Waxman at The Wrap. A spokesman for Nielsen is not commenting on the matter. Other publications to reportedly be sold include Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek. Owned by James Finkelstein, News Communications owns the “Who’s Who” publications and Washington, D.C.-based trade, The Hill.