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The co-founders of Nylon magazine have launched a media firm aimed at a new generation of women.
Husband-wife duo Marvin Scott Jarrett and Jaclynn Jarrett have started Popular, a digital magazine that features editorial and video content targeted at always-connected women ages 18 to 25 that touches on fashion, music, celebrity, beauty, culture and travel. The tag-line Popular is "the anti-social network," which Scott Jarrett explains "promotes individualism. It's irreverent."
Vogue was named magazine of the year at the annual National Magazine Awards ceremony on Monday night, earning the award that honors brands excelling in both print and digital media as well as areas such as events and branded content. But it was Nautilus -- an indie science magazine published quarterly that costs $49 a subscription -- that set a record for the evening. Established in 2013 with a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, it became the first to win two National Magazine Awards in its first year of eligibility.
Historically, New York magazine and The New Yorker tend to be among the biggest heavyweights at the annual glossy back-patting bonanza that is the National Magazine Awards.
So it should surprise no one that they are leading the pack of this year's finalists, announced Thursday afternoon, with 10 and six nominations respectively, including in the categories for general excellence (the latter) and magazine of the year (the former).
More notable and more interesting, perhaps, are the newcomers and first-time nominees who've managed to crash the gates of the magazine world's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
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.
Time Inc.'s transition in early June from a magazine company owned by the media conglomerate Time Warner to a publicly held independent publishing company may confirm both the sad state of print and yet, at the same time, its particular attractiveness.
Time Warner doesn't want Time Inc., but there are many savvy buyers who do.
Tony Gervino, the executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, has been named editor in chief of Billboard magazine, parent company Guggenheim Media Entertainment Group announced today. Gervino will report to Guggenheim co-president and chief creative officer Janice Min, who has been overseeing a restructuring of Billboard since early this year. (Min was formerly the editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard's sister publication.)
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.
NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 — Hearst Magazines President David Carey and Editorial Director Ellen Levine today announced that Alison Brower has been appointed editor-in-chief of the company’s new pilot magazine collaboration with Dr. Mehmet Oz, set to debut on newsstands in the first quarter of 2014. Following the successful formula employed to launch Food Network Magazine in 2008 and HGTV Magazine in 2011, Hearst will publish two pilot issues, which could lead to a regular frequency in the second half of 2014. Brower starts in her new role immediately.
The magazine will focus on living life to its fullest, touching on physical and emotional well-being, food, beauty, real-women’s stories, news, travel and finances, all through the lens of Oz’s approachable, inspirational and entertaining persona. The title of the magazine will be announced in the coming weeks.
Last week, the feminist Internet exploded with censure for the British quarterly Port Magazine. The magazine’s transgression? Publishing a cover story about “A New Golden Age” of print media and featuring six white, male editors. It provided visual evidence for what many of us in journalism know to be true: The editors-in-chief of the so-called “thought-leader” publications overwhelmingly have been, and remain, white dudes.
But on second glance, something else stuck out. While five out of six of those editors edit general interest publications, a men’s magazine, GQ, was included.
An upscale men's magazine decided to praise their favorite magazine editors' work, declaring boldly a "New Golden Age" on its cover. Except there's one small diversity problem: all the editors basking in this new golden age are white dudes.
Citing a rise in magazine launches and advertising sales, Port magazine editor-in-chief Dan Crowe felt it was time to make a statement about the publishing world he operates in. "There is no doubt about it: we are entering a new golden age of magazine publishing, an age where the magazine is supported by the website and app," he writes.