Pennwell Publishing Corp.

PennWell Acquires Leading Public Safety Media Business
September 18, 2012

PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired the Elsevier Public Safety Group including flagship magazine JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services). Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Top Women in Magazine Publishing
May 1, 2009

"Magazine publishing, more than many other fields, has long been a great career for women …,” says Patricia B. Fox, senior vice president, operations, and general manager, Healthy Living Group at Active Interest Media. Fox, along with the other women Publishing Executive selected for its first-annual “Top Women in Magazine Publishing” feature, exemplify the greatness that women have achieved in this industry.

From the Editor
April 1, 2008

In her book “Basic Black,” Cathie Black (president of Hearst Magazines) relates a number of stories about Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today, where Black was formerly president. She cites him as saying something like, “The press is the only species besides rats that likes to eat its young.” The quote struck me square between the eyes. I’d have to agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Neuharth, and even tack on another phrase to his comment, that the media also eats its old and its middle-aged. For the past few years, it seems that much of the industry—not all, but much—has watched smugly whenever a

Preparing for the Industry’s Future
April 1, 2008

The 2008 Publishing Business Conference & Expo—held March 10-12 in New York City—was the setting for a meeting of many of publishing’s top minds. With more than 1,000 magazine and book publishing industry executives in attendance, the Publishing Business Conference & Expo featured two-and-a-half days of intensive conference sessions addressing the biggest issues facing publishers today. Held concurrently, the expo hosted more than 100 exhibitors showcasing publishing technologies and services. The show, produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, this year featured its new Publishing Business brand; it formerly was two co-located events, the Publishing Executive Conference & Expo and the Book Business

Are You Ready for the Digital Magazine Explosion?
February 15, 2008

Gloria Adams is passionate about what she views as the emerging role of digital editions in the magazine industry. As senior vice president of audience development and book publishing at Tulsa, Okla.-based PennWell Publishing, she has championed the format since the business-to-business publisher experimented with its first digital edition in 2002. Today, PennWell publishes digital editions of most of its print magazines, as well as digital-only magazines, and has seen subscriptions to these editions grow. “We probably have in excess of 20 percent of our subscribers across the board that now receive their magazines digitally,” says Adams. Adams spoke with Publishing Executive Inbox about