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The Verge, Modern Farmer Get Their First National Magazine Award Nominations
April 3, 2014

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced finalists for its 2014 National Magazine Awards Thursday. Among the usual suspects (New York got nine nominations, and National Geographic, Wired and The New Yorker each got six) were some newcomers: The Verge got a nomination for the video that accompanied its story about Carmen Tarleton, who received a face transplant.

Katie Drummond, then The Verge's science editor and now its assistant managing editor, talked with Poynter last year about creating the visuals for that story.

First Look Media Hires Matt Taibbi
February 20, 2014

Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media has hired Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone, the companyannounced Wednesday.

Taibbi, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone with an eponymous blog on its site, will head up a new publication focused on financial and political corruption. The still unnamed publication will be separate from The Intercept, the first publication from First Look Media, headed by former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Omidyar And Greenwald Launch First Digital Magazine In 'Coming Weeks'
January 28, 2014

First Look Media - the newly formed media venture from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald - is beginning to take shape, with the first of a series of digital magazine to be launched in "coming weeks," according to Omidyar.

The company announced in a video Monday that the company structure will center around a flagship First Look outlet, backed up by a variety of semi-autonomous digital magazines led by particular journalists as well as a shared infrastructure of researches, fact checkers, data journalists and designers.

Magazine Readership Inches Upward
November 22, 2013

Despite a slight decline in overall magazine circulation in the first half of this year, the number of magazine readers in the U.S. is actually up slightly, according to the latest GfK MRI's Survey of the American Consumer, which tracks print and digital magazine readership.

Total magazine readership across print and digital editions increased about 1.6 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2013, while that of print alone increased 1.1 percent. Digital readership grew a healthy 49 percent.

How Vanity Fair Was Reborn
October 16, 2013

For the five decades after 1936, when the fabled Jazz Age periodical was folded into Vogue, Vanity Fair existed only in one place: as a small title in parenthesis on the spine of its thriving sister fashion magazine. Publisher Condé Nast kept it there with the dim hope that one day it might come back to life, and his company would retain the copyright. In 1981, Samuel J. Newhouse Jr., the heir to Nast's legendary magazine house through a purchase by his father, decided to engineer one of the most remarkable magazine re-births in publishing history.

Rogers Media Joins Next Issue Digital Magazine Service
September 30, 2013

Rogers Media has become a partner in a digital publishing initiative called Next Issue, which will give consumers access to more than 100 magazines on tablets for a flat fee. Available Oct. 15 for existing Rogers customer and for all Canadians in December, the company's publications, including Maclean's, Sportsnet, Chatelaine and Flare will join others from many U.S. publishers in a subscription-based app for tablets and smartphones.

"This is a game changer. It's a transformational change for the publishing industry and we are at the forefront," said Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media. 

Zinio Now Offers Any 3 Magazines For $5 a Month
August 23, 2013

Magazine junkies on a budget, you might just flip over this. The Zinio app - which lets you read more than 5,500 digital magazines on any platform - is now offering a subscription model that costs $5/month for any three of your favorite magazines. Not bad, considering many of the magazines cost $4.99 for a single issue, such as T3, Car and Driver, PC Gamer, Rolling Stone, Esquire and National Geographic. Some magazines cost less -- such as $3.99 per issue for Cosmo, Us Weekly, Wine Access and TV Guide

Rolling Stone Magazine Sales Double After Controversial 'Boston Bomber' Cover
August 1, 2013

Rolling Stone magazine saw sales of its controversial 'Boston Bomber' edition double despite calls from retailers and readers to boycott the publication. Figures released by the Magazine Information Network show sales jumped by 102 per cent over average per issue sales in the past year. More than 13,000 copies of the issue were sold in news-stands, more than double the sales average for the previous year.