Magazines

Condé Said Mulling More Cuts, Possible Closures
July 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Condé Nast has been undergoing a restructuring for the last two years — but the process isn’t over quite yet and there could be yet another magazine casualty on the way. Numerous sources say one possibility being considered is to finally do what has been long rumored: shutter the nearly 50-year-old W magazine, launched in 1972 by publishing…

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…

Atlantic Media’s Quartz sale is as quirky and quartzy as the site itself
July 6, 2018 at 10:28 am

Give David Bradley new credit for publishing innovation. The Atlantic Media owner built his company into one of the country’s highest quality journalism companies, embracing the possibilities of digital far better than most of his peers. Over a couple of decades, he and his team assembled a group of high-performing B2C and B2B companies. Now,…

'Rolling Stone' To Publish Monthly, Expand Events Business
July 6, 2018 at 10:24 am

Six months after Wenner Media sold its controlling stake in Rolling Stone to Penske Media, the magazine will cut its print issues from biweekly to monthly. The Rolling Stone brand is getting a redesign in both print and digital, and a new focus on events. Each Rolling Stone issue will now be $9.99, up from $5.99. The new version of the magazine will…

New York Media Builds A Digital Empire On The Legacy Of Its Iconic Print Magazine
June 29, 2018 at 8:44 am

In the last decade, New York Media, the parent company of New York magazine, has aggressively expanded its digital offerings, adding six topic-oriented sites that have carved out their own space as standalone brands, built on the 50-year-old legacy of one of the most successful print magazines of all time. It’s a remarkable story. When New York launched in…

PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2018-2022 Reveals Long-Term Trends
June 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Each year PwC releases the Global Entertainment & Media Outlook. Released earlier this month was the 2018-2022 edition. (Here’s the press release from last year.) The Outlook is definitely a worthy read to get a grip on the high-level and (very) long-term trends shaping the media industry, such as where advertising dollars are expected to…

After Decimating the Print Business, Facebook Launches a Magazine That’s Not a Magazine
June 27, 2018 at 8:33 am

It looks like a magazine. It reads like a magazine. It even has the word “magazine” on the front cover. But don’t be fooled. “Grow by Facebook,” a new quarterly publication from the social network, is definitely not a magazine. Rather, it’s a “thought leadership platform” about people “challenging the status quo,” according to the…

Behind the Resurgence of Independent Mag Publishing
June 20, 2018 at 10:26 am

The recent print closures of magazines such as Look, Glamour and NME portray an industry on the brink of implosion. Yet things look very different in the independent publishing arena – a place where new titles are thriving, albeit under a different definition of success. The story of independent mag publishing in the UK is the subject of Somerset House’s…