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.
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.
Jack Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc., was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of MPA - The Association of Magazine Media.
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.
In partnership with digital editions provider Zinio, Rolling Stone has launched an interactive version of its Greatest Songs of All Time special edition on the iPad.
Zinio today introduced a new, interactive release of Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Songs of All Time on its cross-device Zinio Unity platform.
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.
Will Schenck has been named Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Fairchild Fashion Group, it was announced today by Gina Sanders, President and C.E.O. of Fairchild Fashion Group (FFG).