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Iconoclastic Magazine Publisher Marvin Shanken Adapts In A New Era Of Media
August 27, 2018 at 10:16 am

The first thing Marvin Shanken—the magazine-publishing maverick and impresario who for the last 40-plus years has built a business based on his own lifestyle passions—tells you is that his success is all due to the content. “We invest in very relevant information for readers who are passionate about the topics we’re writing about, and in…

LA Times Poaches Veteran New York Times Editor Sewell Chan
August 22, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Longtime New York Times editor Sewell Chan will be joining the Los Angeles Times as a deputy managing editor, the paper announced on Monday. He will report the the paper’s top editor Norman Pearlstine, who took over the reins of the California broadsheet in June. “Sewell Chan has distinguished himself as a skilled and thoughtful editor…

Joanna Coles Resigning as Chief Content Officer at Hearst
August 6, 2018 at 9:57 am

Joanna Coles, the chief content officer for publishing giant Hearst, is leaving the company, The Post has learned. Coles gave Hearst President and CEO Steve Swartz her resignation in recent days and on Friday was negotiating her exit package, one source said. Hearst did not return calls for comment, and Coles declined to comment. Coles,…

Upworthy Just Laid Off 31 People. The Question Remains Why.
August 6, 2018 at 9:55 am

Good Media Group, which owns viral site Upworthy and Good Magazine, cut at least 31 employees yesterday. The layoffs were first announced on Thursday afternoon in a tweet from editor-in-chief Liz Heron, who said she is also resigning. Upworthy CEO Charlie Wilkie also resigned Thursday, and Upworthy cofounder Eli Pariser said in a tweeted statement that he’d resigned from his board position…

Q&A with TMB’s New VP of Programmatic and Data Product Operations, Scott Mulqueen
July 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm

In June, Trusted Media Brands (TMB), which publishes titles such as Reader’s Digest, Taste of Home, and The Family Handyman, brought on industry veteran Scott Mulqueen to assume the role of VP, programmatic and data product operations. The move comes as data is increasingly used to drive intelligent programmatic ad targeting products and is the…

Troy Young Named President Of Hearst Magazines
July 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Hearst today named Troy Young president of the company's magazine division, succeeding David Carey, who announced last month that he's stepping down after eight years. Young has been president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media since 2013. In his new role, he will oversee Hearst Magazines’ global business, encompassing more than 300 print editions and 240 digital brands. The…

Daily News Massacre Even Worse Than First Reported
July 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Much has been made of the 45 journalists laid off at the Daily News. After all, the loss of 50 percent of the newsroom is jaw-dropping. But that is apparently only half the story. The pink-slip massacre actually took out a total of 96 employees, Media Ink has learned. On top of the nearly four dozen…

Hearst Digital Media Chief may be Frontrunner for Top Job
July 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Troy Young, the president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, is being flagged by some insiders as the front-runner to succeed incumbent David Carey, who announced plans to step down at year end. Carey’s other top lieutenants in the company that publishes Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping and Town & Country are Michael Clinton, the…

Ousted Billboard CEO John Amato Being Probed for Sexual Misconduct
July 16, 2018 at 11:17 am

The CEO of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter was pushed out earlier this week after a private internal investigation raised concerns about evidence of sexual harassment and other wrongdoing, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the outcome of the internal investigation. The probe…

David Carey Stepping Down As President Of Hearst Magazines
June 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm

David Carey, the president of Hearst Magazines since 2010 and the architect of some of the most successful magazine launches at that company in recent decades, is stepping down at the end of the year, according to the company. Carey will serve next year as a fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, a program…