So just what’s Harold Evans doing now that he’s no longer going to be editorial director of Mortimer Zuckerman’s Daily News and U.S. News & World Report ? That’s what he and Mr. Zuckerman were talking about in Mr. Zuckerman’s office on Oct. 25. “No. 1, I’ve got a contract for two books,” said Mr. Read More
Michael Hirschorn and Kurt Andersen are beginning to put a staff together for their on-line media and entertainment industry magazine. Early hires include Craig Marks, who was executive editor of Spin magazine under Mr. Hirschorn and who will direct music industry coverage after his current gig at Rolling Stone runs out, and Lorne Manly, a Read More
What happened to Tina Brown’s power over writers and editors? At The New Yorker and Vanity Fair , she was famous for tearing up the magazine at the last minute, creating more work for her staff–and most people didn’t say a word. It’s a lot different this time around, at Talk . Ms. Brown is Read More
Peter Beinart, a self-effacing, 28-year-old former intern at The New Republic , is set to become the sixth editor of the magazine in the last decade. He replaces the demoted Charles Lane, who replaced the fired Michael Kelly, who replaced Andrew Sullivan, who quit. Mr. Beinart will begin his new job just as the Presidential Read More
David Bradley, the new owner of the 142-year-old Atlantic Monthly , is a budding magazine mogul. In 1997, he purchased The National Journal , a Washington, D.C., specialty publication with around 6,500 subscribers paying $1,047 per year, and turned it into a little magazine with buzz. He pulled off this feat simply by throwing big Read More
After 22 years at The New York Times and too many bylines to count, film critic Janet Maslin is quitting. “I know this sounds impetuous,” she said on Sept. 20, just before going off to screenings for the New York Film Festival. “But I’ve known this wasn’t working for me and I didn’t want to Read More
Mark Golin, the new editor of Details magazine, wears Prada boots now, but he manages to make them look like he bought them at an Army-Navy store. He’s in Condé Nast all-black, but that’s a black baseball cap to cover what’s left of his hair and saggy polo shirt with the sleeves scrunched up. The Read More
The sale of the Walt Disney Company’s Fairchild Publications to S.I. Newhouse Jr.’s Advance Publications went through the afternoon of Aug. 24. The price? A reported $650 million.
In addition to taking on Jane and W magazines-publications that fall under Advance Publications’ Condé Nast Publications division-Mr. Newhouse is the new owner of the fashion trade Read More
When Brill’s Content moves out of the dowdy offices at 521 Fifth Avenue it’s been in since the magazine started last year and into new space this winter, there will be extra room for a new venture that’s tentatively being called Planet Content. It’s Steve Brill’s update on the Amazon.com idea, the thing that will Read More
The announcement Aug. 4 of the departure of Danyel Smith as editor of Vibe -she was replaced, oddly many at the magazine felt, by the magazine’s fashion editorial director, Emil Wilbekin-was followed Aug. 9 by the announcement that three people running the Vibe Web site were quitting.
Those three people are Nathan Misner, Reggie Miller Read More