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The New York Times is Finally Getting its Swagger Back
April 30, 2014

The 2011 documentary, Page One: Inside the New York Times, depicts an organization in crisis, struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing digital world, shedding jobs and fighting for its survival.

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Nearly three years on, some of the faces have changed (younger reporters featured in the film, such as Brian Stelter, no longer work in the famed newsroom, having moved to television.) But the company behind the “grey lady” looks like it might have finally found its feet again.

Mag Bag: Magazine Circs Drop Again
February 7, 2014

The total circulation of U.S. consumer magazines declined 1.7% from 323.8 million in the second half of 2012 to 318.7 million in the second half of 2013, including both print and digital replica editions.
 
The drop was mostly due to substantial decreases in newsstand sales, which fell 11% from 25.4 million to 22.6 million, while paid subscriptions slipped 1% from 264.9 million to 262.8 million, according to the Alliance for Audited Media, formerly known as the Audit Bureau of Circulations. These drops were partially offset by growth in digital circulation, which soared 37%

Towers of Power
September 1, 2013

From the Condé Nast-inspired offices of The Devil Wears Prada to the stylish retro decor of Mad Men, spectacular architecture has always been synonymous with equally prestigious media companies. 

Naples Illustrated Names Publisher
August 7, 2013

Palm Beach Media Group (PBMG) announced today that Associate Publisher Kaleigh Grover has been named Publisher of Naples Illustrated, effective immediately.

Magazine Launches Outnumber Closures in First Half of 2013: Media Finder Reports that 97 Magazines Launch and 29 Close
July 8, 2013

New York City, July 9, 2013 – In the first half of 2013, 97 magazines launched, and 29 closed, according to MediaFinder.com—the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications.

The top categories for new launches were “food” and “regional interest,” with new print titles such as Allrecipes.com and Edible Milwaukee, as well as three new magazines for the Hamptons: Beach, Avenue at the Beach, and Daily Summer. Among the ceased titles were Babytalk, Parenting, Dog World and Stitch Craft Create.

NewFronts: Condé Nast Pages 30-Plus Internet Video Shows
May 2, 2013

Condé Nast, in biggest bid yet to parlay lifestyle magazine franchises into video entertainment, announced plans to deliver slate of more than 30 new online shows this year — adding channels for Vogue and Wired to stable — at its first Digital Content NewFronts event.

Shows are being developed by company’s Condé Nast Entertainment division, created in late 2011. Under new pacts, CNE content will be syndicated to AOL, Yahoo, Twitter, Dailymotion and Grab Media.

Back in the 1980s, cable TV started out with short-form content, and “aside from the hairdos, it looked like pretty much everything on the Internet today

The Quarterly Wins the Race
April 23, 2013

Even as print media churns through phases of collapse, revolution and rejuvenation, niche publications seem to pop up constantly. With tiny operations, they serve readers mad for things like home-brewed kale juice and exploring perspectives on contemporary art.

But this is all old hat for the Hudson Review, which has been blossoming with quarterly pages of poetry, fiction and criticism since 1948. Next month, the Manhattan-based magazine will publish its 65th anniversary issue—a bewildering achievement in an age that is threatening not just printed literary publications, but the quiet mental space for reading them.

Chief Who Led Expansion at Hearst Will Step Down
March 27, 2013

After nearly 30 years of running the Hearst Corporation, the privately held media company, has announced that he is stepping down. Mr. Bennack, the 80-year-old chief executive of Hearst, used profits from titles like Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping to...

How Will Magazine Titans Merge? Carefully
February 26, 2013

When Jack Griffin, the former president of the magazine company Meredith, took the reins at Time Inc., he threw a holiday party for his staff on the 34th floor of the Time & Life Building. For many employees at the famously hierarchal company, their first visit to the rambling executive suites that inspired the sets of “Mad Men” became known as “The Miracle on 34th.”

Mr. Griffin lasted just six months at Time before he was asked to leave by Jeffrey L. Bewkes, the chief executive of its parent company, Time Warner publicly rebuked Mr. Griffin, saying that

Hachette alums could keep Whole Living alive
December 4, 2012

Martha Stewart may have finally found a buyer for Whole Living — one that will keep the magazine alive even as big publishers Hearst and Meredith stayed out of the bidding. One source said the winning bid could come from a group of Hachette alums — displaced in the Hearst takeover.

American Media Inc., which was believed to be eyeing Whole Living as a way to add circulation only to its Natural Living magazine, is also said to be out.