Wenner Media

Jann Wenner: Magazines' Rush to iPad Is 'Sheer Insanity and Insecurity and Fear'
May 31, 2011

Nobody mistakes Jann Wenner -- whose Wenner Media publishes Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal -- for a digital fanboy. He was lukewarm enough on the internet to let another company license and run RollingStone.com from 2003 through 2010. Last year he orchestrated a magazine industry ad campaign promoting the "power of print."

But his tentative take on even the iPad may dismay the big publishing powers, which hope tablets will deliver a better kind of digital platform for magazines, one that means significant business in a matter of years. He thinks it will be decades.

Hearst's Clinton Named MPA Chairman
April 12, 2011

Nina Link, President and Chief Executive Officer of MPA—The Association of Magazine Media, anounced today that Hearst Corporation's Michael Clinton has been chosen to chair the MPA's board of directors.

Hachette Staffers Headin' for Exits
February 8, 2011

It's a stampede for the exits at Hachette Filipacchi Media.

Out of a workforce that numbers about 600 people, at least 120 are expected to be gone by the time the Hearst takeover closes early in the third quarter, said one executive.

The Power of Publishing
September 1, 2010

I find myself in sympathy with both the harsh realities of an industry under stress and change, and the optimism of a different, but promising future.

Making Content Pay
June 1, 2010

Few things have received more buzz in publishing recently than the notion that publishers need to start charging for content online. While this conversation has proven to be somewhat cyclical in the years since the advent of the Web, ebbing and flowing with the relative success of bringing in ad revenue, there is growing evidence that the twin factors of changing consumer perceptions (iTunes and, more recently, Rupert Murdoch have put paying for digital content firmly on the public's radar screen) and sheer economic necessity may finally have forced publishers to abandon the idea that their product can be supported solely through advertising, no matter how targeted those campaigns may be.