Late last week BlackBook magazine finalized a new ownership deal that sold the media company from Vibe Media Holdings to Jon Bond of the ad agency Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners and Evanly Schindler, who founded BlackBook in 1996 before serving as president of Interview magazine and co-owner of the restaurant Acme. Read More
Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles explains her vision for the magazine in an interview that will air tonight on NBC’s Rock Center.
“Every month I want Cosmo to feel like this intoxicating cocktail,” Ms. Coles says. “You know, career, fashion beauty, sex, love, family, friends–all the drama that is a modern women’s life, encapsulated in one place.” Read More
As part of Hearst’s push towards digital, Troy Young will become the head of digital media, Hearst President David Carey announced today. In the newly created Mr. Young will oversee the digital content, technology, operations, revenue, product and business development strategies for the magazine division’s 26 online brands.
“He’s incredibly strategic and will bring the Read More
The American Society of Magazine Editors held its annual award ceremony tonight at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. They gave out elephant-shaped statues to magazines and everyone clapped.
New York magazine got the Ellie for Magazine of the Year, which they can add to the award they won yesterday for Cover of the Year (that aerial shot of a half blacked-out city during Hurricane Sandy was pretty good). Some magazines just have it all!
Looks like there is hope for the magazine industry after all–that is, if you have $100,000 to spend per issue of a start-up and some big socialite names (and money) behind the venture.
Anna Wintour will add the newly created role of artistic director of Condé Nast to her existing duties as Vogue editor and editorial director of Teen Vogue, the Times reports. The position was created in part to keep Ms. Wintour at Condé Nast, and should put an end the persistent (and persistently debunked) speculation that the Obama-supporting editrix could decamp for a plum ambassador gig. Condé is expected to make the announcement today. Read More
The newly redesigned March issue of The Atlantic came out yesterday. The redesign, which was led by creative director Darhil Crooks ”reveals a redesigned look, cover to cover, that is a powerful visual statement of the magazine’s commitment to provocative ideas,” according to the magazine’s press release. Read More
The newly redesigned T: The Times Style Magazine officially went out with last Sunday’s newspaper, and readers were apparently upset by the lack of diversity in the luxury magazine’s pages.
“There was much to admire,” Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote today. “But many readers found one aspect of the magazine disturbing – its lack of people of color. Indeed, there could be no argument; it was overwhelmingly white.” Read More
Pattie Sellers, Fortune‘s editor at large and co-chair of the magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit is expanding her role at Time Inc. She will become Senior Editor at Large, and Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc, as well as the executive director of the Most Powerful Women Summit.
“It’s such a long title,” M. Sellers noted, when we spoke to her this afternoon. “I need help shortening it.”
Today is layoff day at Time Inc. According to an email from CEO Laura Lang, around 6 percent of the 8,000-person workforce is expected to get cut–which translates to around 500 positions. The company, a division of Time Warner, is one of the largest media companies worldwide and includes titles such as Time, People, Sports Illustrated and InStyle. Read More