Magazines

Meredith CEO Says Revenue Now Only Half Ad-Based
February 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

It’s been a year since Meredith Corp. acquired Time Inc. and while the latter no longer exists, the former is pleased with how things have turned out. In a memo to staff, Tom Harty, who has also been chief executive officer for about a year, boasted that Meredith’s much expanded portfolio now counts roughly 45 million subscriptions and drives around…

Condé Nast Will Put Every Single Publication Behind a Paywall By Year's End
January 25, 2019 at 9:30 am

Readers used to freely consuming online articles on Condé Nast publications—from Glamour to GQ, Bon Appétit to Architectural Digest—will have to start paying up by the end of 2019. The magazine publisher announced Wednesday that it will put all of its U.S. titles behind digital paywalls. Pamela Drucker Mann, Condé Nast’s chief revenue and marketing officer, told The Wall Street Journal, that she advocated for the…

With More Issues and an Increased Rate Base, EatingWell Declares Commitment to Print
January 23, 2019 at 10:52 am

Competitors became stablemates a year ago this month, when the parent companies of health-conscious epicurean titles Cooking Light and EatingWell made their blockbuster merger official. One of the more recent developments in the year-long integration of the two magazine publishers was an unfortunate side effect: the announcement that former Time Inc. title Cooking Light was ending regular print editions,…

Bloomberg Media's CRO Thinks It's a Great Time to be a Publisher
January 21, 2019 at 12:02 pm

It is, to hear Bloomberg Media's Keith Grossman tell it, both the best of times and the worst of times to be a publisher, depending on who you ask. On January 1, the global chief revenue officer broke down his view of the digital media landscape on LinkedIn in an inelegantly titled manifesto called "Topline…

Steve Lacy, Executive Chairman of Iowa's Meredith Corp., to Retire in March
January 18, 2019 at 9:44 am

Steve Lacy, the former CEO and current executive chairman of Meredith Corp., will retire in March, the company's board of directors announced Tuesday. Lacy, who stepped down as CEO about a year ago, will remain chairman of the board in a non-executive capacity. He will retire…

How New York Magazine Thinks About Having One Paywall Across Multiple Verticals
January 18, 2019 at 9:34 am

Atlantic Media publishes a weekly newsletter called The Idea about “everything new and innovative in the media industry.” This week’s edition featured a Q&A with Daniel Hallac, chief product officer at New York magazine and its various online tentacles, which I think has been doing some interesting product thinking recently. (It also named a new editor-in-chief yesterday.) Here’s an expanded version of that Q&A.…

Goodbye, New York. Adam Moss Is Leaving the Magazine He Has Edited for 15 Years.
January 16, 2019 at 10:04 am

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,…