Personnel Changes

Moving On From Publishing Executive: The Song Remains the Same
May 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm

It’s been nearly six years since I took on the very meta role of directing a publication about publishing. It’s been a period of great uncertainty, innovation, and disruption, all of which create a lot of noise, so I always took the job of editor-in-chief of Publishing Executive and Book Business to be one of…

Hearst’s Michael Clinton on Retirement, ‘Failing Fast’ and the Future
May 17, 2019 at 1:29 pm

From start to finish, Michael Clinton’s tenure in media is an unusual one. First off, he started as a business reporter for DNR, the now defunct men’s wear industry paper and a brother publication to WWD under the Fairchild Fashion umbrella. Not a typical training ground for marketing executives. But it proved to be a…

Press Release: Endeavor Business Media Names Chief Marketing Officer
May 10, 2019 at 9:42 am

NASHVILLE, TN, May 8th, 2019 – Endeavor Business Media has named June Griffin as Chief Marketing Officer. Griffin came over with the recent acquisition of the PennWell Media brands in February 2019 and had previously served in a similar role at PennWell for seven years. Griffin also joins the Endeavor Executive Team. She is charged…

Hearst Appoints Mike Smith As Chief Data Officer
February 18, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Hearst Magazines named Mike Smith as its first chief data officer Thursday. When Smith joined Hearst in 2013, he introduced programmatic to its sites and oversaw programmatic buying. As chief data officer, Smith will oversee data use in programmatic campaigns, branded content, direct sold campaigns, sales operations and editorial. “When Troy [Young] became president of…

BuzzFeed Has Started its Layoffs, But it’s Also Talking About a Merger
January 28, 2019 at 11:38 am

BuzzFeed began laying off 15 percent of its staff — about 200 employees — on Friday. Its next move could be a merger with Group Nine, another big digital publisher. Speculation about a tie-up between the two companies has been bubbling in the media industry for months, and sources familiar with both companies say the…

More Than 1,000 Media Jobs Lost in One Day
January 25, 2019 at 9:15 am

The media industry's current round of cuts and consolidation is accelerating. Sizable layoffs at Buzzfeed, Gannett and Verizon Media (home of AOL, Yahoo, HuffPost and others) were announced Wednesday, totaling over 1,000 jobs cut. Why it matters: If the headlines signal anything, it's that the news media…

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…

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,…