Content Workflow

Time Inc. Seeks Power to Ship Edit Jobs Abroad, Newspaper Guild Alleges
September 22, 2014

Time Inc. wants the ability to outsource nearly 200 editorial jobs overseas, according to the Newspaper Guild of New York, which has been locked in an 18-month-long contract negotiation with the nation's largest magazine publisher, owner of People, Sports Illustrated and InStyle, among others.

"Time Inc.'s proposal to hollow out its own company is simply not acceptable," Newspaper Guild of New York President Bill O'Meara said in a statement Friday.

AP Will Use Robots to Write Some Business Stories
June 30, 2014

AP will announce Monday that it plans to use automation technology from a company called Automated Insights to produce stories about earnings reports. The software means that "instead of providing 300 stories manually, we can provide up to 4,400 automatically for companies throughout the United States each quarter," AP Managing Editor Lou Ferrara writes in a Q&A.

That does not mean job cuts or less coverage, Ferrara writes: "If anything, we are doubling down on the journalism we will do around earnings reports and business coverage."

Print Is The New Black
March 6, 2014

The Internet is great and all, but there's something special about curling up on the couch with a magazine, or thumbing through a glossy publication at the salon. That sentiment has caught up with the content marketing industry, as brands are increasingly turning to print magazines as a way to place beautiful and compelling content in the hands of customers.

TheWeek.com Launches 'Speed Reads' Vertical
March 4, 2014

In the past couple of years, the "longread" has been one of the most popular buzzwordsamong online publications, with outlets from BuzzFeed to The Atlantic touting investments in more deep-dive, longform journalism. Over at The Week, however, things are moving in an entirely different direction.

Today, TheWeek.com officially launched "Speed Reads," a vertical dedicated to quick takes on news and current events. The stories, most of which max out at around 200 words, cover everything from events in Ukraine to the Tea Party's waning popularity to "a hot jazz cover of Wham's 'Careless Whisper.'"

Medium, Evan Williams’s Post-Twitter Media Startup, Raises $25 Million
January 29, 2014

Medium is about to become large.

The collaborative publishing startup has just closed a $25 million round of financing, the company confirmed, marking its first major funding raise since it launched a little more than a year ago.

Among the multiple parties involved in the round are Google Ventures (courtesy of general partner Kevin Rose), SV Angel's Ron Conway and a number of other investors, such as Chris Sacca and Peter Chernin.

And more: Tim O'Reilly, Michael Ovitz, Gary Vaynerchuk, Betaworks, Code Advisors, CAA Ventures and Science.

After 97 Years in NYC, Forbes Heads to New Jersey
January 15, 2014

Forbes Media surprised staffers Tuesday with the news that the "capitalist tool" is moving to New Jersey - vacating the Greenwich Village HQ it has occupied for 49 years.

CEO Mike Perlis gave the word but said the company is looking for "strategically located office space in Manhattan to serve as a New York office."
Perlils said the new HQ lease, arranged by the LeFrak Organization, is at 499 Washington Blvd. in Jersey City.

Aquafadas AQ Cloud Authoring Makes Its Debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair
October 10, 2013

Frankfurt, Germany - October 10, 2013 - Aquafadas, innovative developer of digital publishing solutions, is now previewing its new cloud-based digital platform, AQ Cloud Authoring, at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Running from October 9-13, book fair attendees can visit Aquafadas (stand E67 in hall 8) for the first-hand look at the newest addition to the company's award-winning digital publishing technology offering.

Media Vent: In A Bind
September 27, 2013

There is a report that Elle and Cosmo will include actual vials of perfume with their November issues. That story brings back some very fond and challenging magazine production memories. Some of those memories are from real-time personal experience while others are old-time production folklore. Knowing the trade as I do, I believe most of those stories actually happened.

Atlantic Media Launches Defense One
July 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 16, 2013 – Atlantic Media today launched DefenseOne, the company’s new digital media brand serving the U.S. defense and national security leadership community. The latest addition to Atlantic Media’s growing suite of brands produced to serve influentials in specific segments, Defense One was created to provide news, in depth analysis, and ideas customized for this audience as it faces the new era of national security.