Magazines

Time Inc Announces Shakeup of Editorial Structure
July 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Time Inc on Friday announced a remaking of its editorial structure in a bid to increase collaboration across its portfolio of magazines. In a memo to staff, newly appointed chief content officer Alan Murray announced a series of appointments aimed at improving "our ability to take advantage of opportunities that cut across individual titles."

What Cap Carping & Facebumping Tell Us About the Publishing Industry
July 21, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Do you know what cap carping is? How about denialsizing? If not, you should tune in to D. Eadward Tree’s Publishing Word of the Day. The 31-part series is running throughout the month of July and features our favorite pseudonymous blogger. On a nearly daily basis, Dead Tree is adding new words to his unique…

What’s Next for Time Inc? Shared Beats, More Digital Verticals & Some Paid Content
July 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

Alan Murray was moderating a panel with the CEO of AOL earlier this year and wanted to know: What do legacy media companies have that digitally minded startups don't? "And he said, 'Oh my god. Your brands are Kryptonite to commodification,'" Murray said. "There's tons of competition in the digital world. But who really competes…

What Everyone Gets Wrong About What's Wrong With The Newsstand
July 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm

People in Magazine Land love to talk about how stupid our industry is, and no part of the business comes in for more ridicule than the shrinking newsstand system. To paraphrase that famous publishing and newsstand entrepreneur Larry Flynt, opinions about the newsstand system are like … well, let’s just say that everybody’s got one.…

Vice is Buying into Garage, the Arty Mag Run By Billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Wife
July 6, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Vice Media has already made inroads into the world of high-end fashion and art with its 2012 acquisition of i-D and coverage by its verticals like Broadly or Vice.com. Today, the company announced another step in that direction — the purchase of a majority stake in Garage Magazine. The small, bi-annual publication (which is offered…

IBTimes Just Laid Off a Bunch of People and Cuts are Coming to Newsweek
July 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm

IBTimes and Newsweek, which are owned by parent company IBT Media, are laying off people today. It’s the second such major wave of job cuts at the place in recent months. One employee let go today told Recode that although employees didn’t yet know the scope of the cuts, it was “big”; another estimated it…

Press Release: Active Interest Media Launches “Anglers Journal Television”
June 27, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Boulder, Colo. (June 27, 2016)—Active Interest Media’s (AIM, aimmedia.com) new television fishing show, “Anglers Journal Television,” (AJTV, www.anglersjournal.com/ajtv) will premier on Sunday, July 3 at 9:30 am EST. The show, based on the successful launch of Anglers Journal magazine, will air on the Discovery Channel’s Destination America network, which has a nationwide audience of approximately 65 million households. The…

No, There’s Not a Glut of Magazine Titles at Newsstand
June 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Last week I attended the Periodical and Book Association of America conference (now MBR, Magazines and Books at Retail Association). This event brings together all facets of the single copy business, publishers, national distributors, retailers, and wholesalers for education, planning and developing best practices. Attendees come from all over the world. Post-conference I was fortunate…