Digital Magazines

Mic has Laid Off the Majority of its Staff
November 30, 2018 at 8:51 am

Mic is laying off the majority off its staff while the digital publisher works on a deal to sell the remainder of its assets to Bustle Digital Group. Mic CEO Chris Altchek announced the layoffs at a staff meeting this morning. Until today the company had employed more than 100 people. I’ve asked Mic to provide…

Glamour to Cease Publishing Regular Print Mag in Condé Nast’s Latest Digital Shift
November 21, 2018 at 10:08 am

After nearly 80 years, the monthly print edition of Condé Nast’s Glamour women’s magazine is ending. Glamour’s last regularly published print edition, the January 2019 issue, is scheduled to hit newsstands next week, the company announced Tuesday. It’s another move by Condé Nast away from declining print businesses to pivot to a mostly digital future, a trend…

The Transformation of Bloomberg Media
November 2, 2018 at 9:49 am

Bloomberg Media remains a relatively unique industry player, in the sense that it is a very large media company sitting inside an even larger financial and technology brand. Owned by the largest shareholder and the man behind the name, Michael Bloomberg, the media division began as an extension of the core business before being transformed into…

The New York Times is on Pace to Earn More Than $600 Million in Digital this Year
November 2, 2018 at 9:39 am

The Failing New York Times released its third-quarter numbers this morning and, well, if the rest of the news industry was doing this well, we could shut down Nieman Lab and grab some worry-free beach time in warmer climes. Its ongoing transition from print to digital revenue has been managed without the staffing disruption just about everyone…

WikiTribune is Handing the Keys More Completely to its Users (After Laying Off its Journalists)
October 29, 2018 at 11:29 am

We’ve written a few times about WikiTribune, the Jimmy Wales-founded for-profit news site that aims to merge the bottom-up authority structure of Wikipedia with the top-down authority structure of traditional journalism. Well, now it’s doubling down on the bottom-up part: laying off its staff of 13 paid journalists and handing the keys more completely…

Financial Times Launches New Tool to Help 'Knowledge-Hungry' Subscribers Track Their Reading
October 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm

"Think for a moment – what if you could somehow introduce some aspect of tracking in the news-reading experience?," asked James Webb, group product manager, Financial Times, at Hacks Hackers London last night (16 October). The publisher has today launched Knowledge Builder, a new tool to help readers take control of the amount of information they read about a topic.…

A Decade of Delusions: 10 Things We Got Wrong About Publishing in the Digital Age
October 15, 2018 at 9:31 am

A decade ago this month, despite not knowing my RSS from a hole in the ground, I created a blog called Dead Tree Edition out of desperation. As a “print guy” in a magazine industry undergoing digital disruption, I knew I would soon be obsolete if I didn’t become more versed in web publishing. So…

Google, Condé Nast Reveal Pixel Magazine Cover Campaign
October 10, 2018 at 10:48 am

Get ready for more magazine covers to be in the hands of advertisers. In its biggest simultaneous cover campaign, Condé Nast handed over seven November magazine covers to be photographed with Google’s newest Pixel 3 phone as part of a paid advertising…