The Magazine Group

Mag Giant is Dead
June 21, 2013

Peter Diamandis, one of the titans of magazine publishing in the 1980s and 1990s, died at his home in Rowayton, Conn., on June 17, after a battle with lung cancer.

He was 81.

Diamandis, who proudly boasted of his humble roots as the son of a Greek-born green grocer and an Irish-American mother, was born in Newark, NJ, but rose to the pinnacle of the magazine world as the head of the old CBS Magazine Group.

Strange musings from Harper Magazine publisher; Google’s cure for passwords
January 22, 2013

Google’s Media Barons – John R. MacArthur, the publisher of Harper’s Magazine, has published a strange op ed piece arguing that Google is engaged in “for profit theft” by providing “logistical support for pirating and repackaging everything that we writers, editors, and publishers hold dear.” I’m not exactly sure what MacArthur is accusing Google of doing because he then goes on to complain about Google’s search bias.

Google, according to MacArthur, is elevating free content over pay content. His proof? Harper’s Magazine doesn’t show up when you search “magazines that publish essays” or “magazines that publish short stories.”

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.

Newsweek Announces Launch of Turkish Edition
June 6, 2008

Newsweek announced yesterday plans to launch Newsweek Turkey, its eighth non-English language edition. The new edition will be licensed out to Ciner Media Group. “We are delighted to be joining with Ciner to launch a high-quality newsmagazine for today’s Turkish audience,” says Newsweek CEO Tom Ascheim. “We welcome the opportunity to expand our foreign-language editions into Turkey. We are excited that the launch of Newsweek Turkey is now getting close to reality.” The original launch was scheduled for 2007, but was delayed. Newsweek Turkey will be the first licensed international news magazine in Turkey, according to Ciner Magazine Group President Mehmet Erden Demirel. “[Newsweek

Solutions Showcase
May 1, 2008

Workflow and responsibilities might have been clearly divided between a magazine’s creative and production executives in the early days of digital design—the days when art directors could simply concentrate on aesthetics, while the production team fretted over the mechanics of getting that design to reproduce in print with integrity. Today, the lines between the two disciplines are blurred, and creative professionals are increasingly relied upon to manage tasks once associated with production, such as preflighting page files and outputting final-format digital files (PDF/X-1a being the preferred format for publications). So, it seems fitting that magazine creative folks expect so much more today from

A ‘Green’ Celebration
April 1, 2008

It may not be easy being “green,” but the companies that earned the 2nd Annual SustainPrint Leadership Awards sure do make it look so. Their achievements and leadership in environmental sustainability were recognized during a special celebration on Monday evening, March 10, in the Marquis Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square, during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo. More than 200 publishing industry executives attended the reception. The awards—established in 2007 by SustainPrint.com (the Web site produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines to cover environmental sustainability in printing and publishing)—recognize magazine- and book-publishing companies each year for

Winners of SustainPrint Leadership Awards Announced
March 19, 2008

The second annual SustainPrint Leadership Awards have been announced, recognizing magazine and book publishers for their outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability. Every Day with Rachael Ray and Nickelodeon Magazine are the 2008 winners in the magazine categories. Scholastic Inc. and Chelsea Green Publishing are the 2008 winners in the book category. The awards are presented by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines and SustainPrint.com—which provides information on environmental sustainability in printing and publishing. The awards were presented on March 10 at an awards reception during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo at the New York Marriott Marquis (http://www.PublishingBusiness.com). Scholastic Inc. won in the “Newcomer

Winners of SustainPrint Leadership Awards Announced
March 7, 2008

The second annual SustainPrint Leadership Awards have been announced, recognizing magazine and book publishers for their outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability. Every Day with Rachael Ray and Nickelodeon Magazine are the 2008 winners in the magazine categories. The awards are presented by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines and SustainPrint.com—which provides information on environmental sustainability in printing and publishing. The awards will be presented on Monday evening at an awards reception during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo at the New York Marriott Marquis (http://www.PublishingBusiness.com). Every Day With Rachael Ray and Nickelodeon Magazine both earned their awards in the “Newcomer of the Year” category