For Email Newsletters, a Death Greatly Exaggerated
July 3, 2014

Here at the Media Equation, we pride ourselves on keeping our readers abreast of the newest technologies and approaches in reaching audiences. So it gives us great pleasure to reveal a radical publishing technology that is catching on in news media companies big and small. Ladies and gentlemen, behold: email.

Newsweek Rises from the Ashes
June 18, 2014

Despite announcing the end of a 79-year run with the cover line #LASTPRINTISSUE on December 31, 2012, Newsweek defiantly returned to newsstands in March 2014. The weekly emerged under the new ownership of International Business Times and with Jim Impoco as editor-in-chief.

Leadership Changes at The Daily Beast
June 5, 2014

Five months after parting ways with founding editor Tina Brown, The Daily Beast is making more changes to its top management team.

Capital has learned that Rhona Murphy, C.E.O. of the news and commentary website owned by Barry Diller's IAC, is leaving her post this summer and moving full-time to Dublin, where her daughter begins school in the fall.

Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon and chief digital officer Mike Dyer will become managing directors of the site while also retaining their existing titles and roles.

Your Newfangled Media Algorithms are Bull$#!%
May 30, 2014

I'm only getting paid two and a half cents per click on this story. That's more than what 99.9% of contributors on Medium get paid. I have a $60,000 graduate journalism degree from Medill, nearly a decade of writing experience, and, let's be honest, I'm super smart and seriously good at what I do. I can write and report a kickass story with my eyes closed and one hand tied behind my back. 

Five Reactions to Time Inc.'s New Cover Ads
May 27, 2014

The world might be festooned with ads, but magazine covers had remained largely ad-free until this week, when a tiny Verizon Wireless ad appeared on the cover of Time magazine. The same ad is scheduled to land on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday.

Advertisers can safely be considered supportive of the idea, but the rest of the media business is still grappling with the idea. Here are reactions from five media figures:

The Challenge of Measuring Multi-Platform Success for Print Magazines
May 21, 2014

It seems like a simple task: Keep track of new magazine launches, monitor the results, and see how much the industry grows and changes.

But when you start digging into that project in more detail, it gets complicated. What qualifies as a magazine? (Yes, that question, again.) Which platforms "count?" And the bigger concern: How do we capture and assess variety, innovation and success in the industry?

Why I’m Bullish on the News
May 1, 2014

Earlier this year, via Twitter and then a blog post, I put down my thoughts on how the nature of the news business has changed, and what I believe its future looks like. In a word: fantastic. My optimism, and how we get to that future, gathered a fair bit of attention-and pushback-both inside and outside the media world. A "golden future" and "journalism" are not concepts you often hear used in close proximity. But my prediction hasn't changed. 

First Quarter’s Winners and Losers
April 21, 2014

First-quarter advertising for magazines was such a mixed bag it's hard to draw any overarching conclusions. Initially it appeared to be a terrible quarter, with ad pages down nearly 8 percent, according to Publishers Information Bureau data. But when you remove the magazines that have gone out of print the past year, such as Babytalk, Whole Living and Parenting, that dip decreases by half, to 4 percent.

Editor And CEO of Parade Magazine Discuss The Future Of Parade And America’s Newspapers In General
March 31, 2014

For over 70 years, Parade Magazine has lived between the pages of America's Sunday newspapers and has always provided its readers with quality stories of substance and clarity. The content in the past was a very serious and news-driven type of editorial.

Maggie Murphy, Editor, and CEO, Jack Haire, talk about the more contemporary Parade and its focus on connecting with readers and surprising them with stories that both delight and inform, while at the same time entertain.

Magazine Launches Outnumber Closures in First Quarter 2014
March 31, 2014

Despite major tumults in the magazine industry, there are signs of hope as Q1 2014 comes to a close. Nearly twice as many magazines have been launched this quarter as in Q1 2013, according to MediaFinder, a database of over 77,000 U.S. and Canadian periodicals.