Major magazine publishing chain names first Black editor
October 11, 2012

Keija Minor is now editor-in-chief of Brides, the world’s largest weddings magazine, under the Conde' Nast chain of national magazines. She succeeds Anne Fulenwider who left Brides earlier this month to become editor-in-chief of Marie Claire.

For the first time in its 103-year-history, Condé Nast has named a black editor to head one of its magazines. In an industry where people of color are underrepresented, the problem at U.S. magazines is particularly acute, Ta-nehisi Coates recently wrote in The Atlantic.

Gotham Names David Katz Publisher
August 8, 2012

Gotham has named David Katz its new publisher. Katz comes to the magazine from Field & Stream, where he served as digital sales manager for six months. Prior to that Katz was the associate publisher of Brides from 2004 to 2011.

Hamptons Mags Catching the Digital Wave; Rodale Resurrects 'Best Life'
May 29, 2012

Plum Hamptons may be gone, a victim of the bankruptcy of the parent Plum Network, but the Hamptons publishing scene appears to be thriving once again.

“It’s healthy, it’s a noticeable difference from last year,” said Justin Mitchell, publisher of 9-year-old Social Life, which is throwing a cover party this weekend for Beth Ostrosky Stern, spouse of shock jock Howard Stern.

The East End’s moribund real-estate market has also come back, according to Marianne Howatson, publisher of Cottages & Garden Media, which counts Hamptons Cottages & Gardens among its titles.

Which New Magazine for the Ultra Wealthy Is Right for You?
March 2, 2012

Despite what you might hear about the economy, publishing, and the trying lives of the wealthy, it's boom times out there in the arena of glossy print magazines for the rich! There are no less than four new magazines offering a range of content for the 1 percent-ish, from Scene, which launches this week and merits an article in today's New York Times, to a new offering from the chronicler of havens for the rich, Jason Binn. But with the glut of options, how do you choose which one is right for you?

How Piracy Built the U.S. Publishing Industry
February 28, 2012

For decades, the U.S. government turned a blind eye to the pirating of intellectual property--and the practice helped some of the country's largest book publishers make their fortunes.

I've written a lot lately about the U.S. government's attempt to protect the country's intellectual property against overseas-based online pirates, nowhere more forcefully than in the case of MegaUpload. Last month, the U.S. government indicted Kim DotCom, MegaUpload's founder, on criminal copyright charges. He was arrested in New Zealand and U.S. officials will attempt to bring him to this country to stand trial. Debuts Newstogram Technology to Personalize Web Experience for Visitors
July 12, 2010

(Press Release) July 12, 2010 —, the top online destination for entertainment trade news, announces today it has adopted DailyMe's behavioral tracking and recommendation technology Newstogram. Newstogram generates data on user's interests to deliver visitors content, advertisements and e-commerce opportunities tailored specifically to them, based on their specific interests and behavior.

What Are They Doing Right?
June 1, 2008

We’re at the midpoint of 2008, and thus far, it’s been a tumultuous year for many publishers. Many, but not all. Publishing Executive spoke with the leaders of five publishing properties about the mounting challenges posed by the rising costs of paper and postage, and the prospects of recasting their organizations as players in the ever-evolving e-media environment. All five of these organizations, as it turns out, are prospering in spite of the challenges. In fact, several of them are significantly growing their businesses—and, in doing so, are bucking what many would consider the conventional wisdom of “riding out” these difficult times by

One Small Step For Publishers, One Giant Leap For Advertising
October 1, 2001

Like a Hallmark card, there's practically a magazine for every occasion. Still, magazine publishing both suffers and succeeds based on booms in other forms of communication, such as television, the Internet and mass-marketed advertising. Never before in publishing history have so many magazines focused on niches that include gender, race and age. After a relatively rough year, characterized by advertising losses and employee cut-backs (see's ever-growing "Deadzone"), emerging magazine publishers have increased reason to better marry advertisers with audience. Such is the case with Conde Nast's latest, Lucky, a magazine about shopping and a gold mine for advertisers intent on reaching