Regional

How Short-Run Print Can Activate Lucrative Niche Audiences
November 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm

On the web, publishers have become adept at launching niche content verticals to engage very specific, often highly-monetizeable audiences. On the flip side, due to the economics of printing, publishers have historically had to take a one-size-fits-all approach to printed content. However, advances in digital printing and data integration are making targeted print more feasible…

John Conley Describes Digital Printing's Power to Engage Niche Audiences
November 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Digital printing is making it easier for magazine publishers to create hyper-targeted niche magazines. In this video print expert and CEO of Borderland Advisers John Conley explains how Cobblestone Living uses digital printing to deliver greater value to and increase revenue from its affluent audience of 500 subscribers. Conley is an advisor and speaker at…

Spirited Media Seeks New Revenue Streams After Layoffs
November 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm

SPIRITED MEDIA LAID OFF STAFF at each of its three local news sites this week, undercutting hopes that the company and its team of investors may have cracked the code for a profitable and sustainable business model. ICYMI: Local news suffers a tremendous loss The layoffs come eight months after Spirited Media merged with the parent company…

The Risk of Billionaire-Funded Media, the Importance of Archiving, and Other Takeaways From the Demise of DNAInfo and Gothamist
November 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

What billionaires giveth, billionaires can taketh away. DNAinfo and Gothamist, two popular local news networks, were abruptly shutdown last night, just a week after employees of companies voted to unionize. Billionaire Joe Ricketts, who launched DNAInfo in 2009 and acquired Gothamist last year, wrote that while the two sites had accomplished much over the years…

Press Release: WGBH Boston And Yankee Magazine Team Up for Season Two of Captivating Series "Weekends With Yankee"
September 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm

BOSTON, MA (September 28, 2017) – Weekends with Yankee, the public television travel and lifestyle series featuring New England, has been tapped for a second season. Public-media powerhouse WGBH and Yankee magazine, the iconic publication that inspired the series, announced today that 13 half-hour episodes are slated to premiere in spring 2018, exploring more of…

Regional Magazines Gaining Popularity in The South
September 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

DECATUR, Ga. — It was Friday afternoon at Kimball House, a casually elegant bistro set in a 19th-century railroad depot where the bartenders wield Herbsaint, rye and peach honey. Chuck Reece, 56, editor in chief of the website The Bitter Southerner, was at the bar, poring over the day’s raw oyster menu and using a…

City Magazines, Dependent on Print, Face Uncertain Future Amid Wave of Deals
April 20, 2017 at 11:58 am

On my first day of work, at my first job in city magazines, Champagne was served in the lobby. I was in the Indianapolis headquarters of Emmis Communications, home of my new employer, Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Emmis, which was predominantly a radio company, had just been named to a Best Places to Work list. But…

Modern Luxury Buys Greengale Publishing
April 18, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Modern Luxury, the regional magazine publisher controlled by the Dickey family, confirmed it has finally purchased Greengale Publishing, owners of Hamptons, Gotham, Ocean Drive and L.A. Confidential among other magazine titles. Modern Luxury CEO Michael Dickey said he does not plan to close any of the newly acquired titles despite overlap in a number of…

Finding a Place for Legacy Media in Your Revenue Mix
March 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Selling and maintaining print products may actually be viable. Yes, really. News is disposable and has a lifespan, but niche content focused on other interests and hobbies is more likely to be retained and print is the perfect format for that. As someone who was in the business of developing digital content platforms for media…

Emmis Sells Four of Its Five Remaining Magazines for $6.5M
March 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

Emmis Communications Corp. has sold four urban magazines for $6.5 million, the Indianapolis-based media firm announced Tuesday. Atlanta magazine, Cincinnati magazine, Los Angeles magazine and Orange Coast magazine were acquired by Hour Media Group LLC, a Troy, Michigan-based firm that publishes Hour Detroit, Detroit Home and three other Detroit-related magazines. The sale closed Tuesday. With…