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Press Release: American Society for Microbiology Renews Full-Service Production of Journal Content with Cenveo Publisher Services

Columbia, MD—January 16, 2019—The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has awarded a new multi-year contract to Cenveo Publisher Services for full-service content production, article billing, and collections for its leading microbiology journals.  Extending a decades-long relationship in providing content services and workflow solutions to support ASM’s journal program, Cenveo will fully migrate ASM’s journal production to the Smart…

Big Tech Throws Money at the Local News Problem

Major tech companies and moguls are pouring lots of money into initiatives to support quality journalism, after months of bad headlines about fake news and the longer-term struggles of business models for journalism, especially at the local level. Why it matters: The efforts are meant to show tech's…

Goodbye, New York. Adam Moss Is Leaving the Magazine He Has Edited for 15 Years.

Adam Moss, whose visual savvy and ear for the zeitgeist made him one of the leading magazine editors of his generation, said on Tuesday that he would step down from New York magazine, his canvas for the past 15 years. The departure of Mr. Moss, the longest-serving editor in chief in the title’s half-century history,…

Layoffs Hit 'Hollywood Reporter-Billboard' Media Group, 'Refinery29' Unionizes

This week, the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group and its corporate owner Valence Media laid off approximately 22 people as part of a company reorganization at the company. According to The Wrap, CMO Dana Miller was let go, along with some of her New York-based staff, as was Billboard magazine managing editor Jayme Klock. In addition, employees from a possible five…

High Times Has Some Glossy New Competition

The cover of Gossamer’s debut issue features a mouthwatering image of orange juice being poured into a glass dotted with beads of condensation. Inside there’s an article about books as home décor status items, a Q. and A. with the writer and director Janicza Bravo, and a fashion spread featuring the…

Hearst Rolls Out Broad Publisher-Side Shake-up

A few days into the New Year and already a string of Hearst Magazine titles have new publishers. Shortly after revealing that longtime Cosmopolitan publisher Donna Lagani was stepping away from her role as publisher of Cosmopolitan after more than 20 years to take up a position within Hearst Foundations, the philanthropic arm of the broader corporation, Hearst Magazine’s is…

The Merger That Could Kill Your Favorite Magazine

Google’s and Facebook’s ever-tightening control over online advertising spending in the United States continues to make it harder for magazine publishers to keep their businesses alive. But publishers’ jobs may soon get even more difficult if the Department of Justice fails to block printer Quad/Graphics’ $1.4 billion bid to buy its only major competitor…

Magazine Media M&As - What Happened in 2018 in Review

In this industry, change is constant. Though, over the last number of years, we've seen increasing numbers of mergers and acquisitions on the media landscape. 2018 was no different, with magazine media marketplaces restructuring, consolidating and diversifying. "The trends we are seeing are diversification and consolidation.…

These are the Trends to Watch for Podcasting in 2019

2019 scene setting. Last year was a strange and busy one in podcast-land, between the shakeups and the bubble talk and the mergers/acquisitions and launches on launches on launches. And from the looks of it, the next year will likely prove equally peculiar. Will podcast audiences and advertising revenue continue to grow? Will non-advertising business models take firm…

Internal Hearst Podcast Brings the Inside Dish

If you’ve ever wanted to hear more about the goings on at Hearst Magazines and its cafeteria, there’s a podcast for that. Meant for an internal audience but hosted on SoundCloud, the publisher in recent weeks has launched “Making Media,” WWD has learned, hosted by none other than Troy Young, the group’s president, and Kate Lewis, its…

Women’s Magazines are Dying. Will we Miss Them When They’re Gone?

In late November, Glamour came to the same conclusion reached by so many other women’s magazines these days: After 80 years in mailboxes and grocery store checkouts, it will stop publishing its glossy monthly, ending with the January issue. For Glamour, print is officially dead, the inexorable “pivot to digital” now complete. Teen Vogue, a…

Forbes is Building More AI Tools for its Reporters

Forbes is investing in tools to make its newsroom more bionic. Over the summer, the business publisher, which just had its most profitable year in more than a decade, rolled out a new CMS, called Bertie, which recommends article topics for contributors based on their previous output, headlines…

Condé Nast Is “Paradise Publishing” Lost

Press accounts estimate that Condé Nast lost $120 million in 2017 (the company’s fiscal 2018 will end on January 31) with losses in print advertising and circulation revenues insufficiently offset by digital or such multimedia ventures as CNX, Spire and Condé Nast Entertainment. All sought to monetize the often…

Going Into 2019, The Publishing Industry Is Excited About Audio

Audiobooks have been a popular sector of the publishing industry for years now thanks to the ubiquity of the smartphone, but 2018 was the year that distribution channels caught up: Google, Walmart, and Instaread all started selling audiobooks within the last year, and Kobo wasn't too far ahead of them. Intermediaries are making audiobook distribution easier…