Condé Nast has laid off 60 staffers this week. Self and Brides seem to be the hardest hit while The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Vogue have so far been spared. Read More
Hearst Magazines has named Carine Roitfeld the global fashion director for Harper’s Bazaar. This move ramps up the rivalry between the former editrix of French Vogue and Condé Nast. Ms. Roitfeld, who was once seen as a possible successor to Anna Wintour, abruptly left Condé Nast in 2010.
Ms. Roitfeld introduced her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, just Read More
Condé Nast President Bob Sauerberg and Chief Financial Officer John Bellando are in the middle of going over preliminary budgets for next year and are looking to trim some fat. They are asking all the magazines to cut 5 percent from next year’s budget, the Post reports.
“I think the goal is 5 percent, and there Read More
M, the magazine for “The New Class of Man” hit newsstands on Monday. The relaunch of the men’s lifestyle glossy with heavy matte paper stock was excitedly heralded by a profile of M editor (and former longtime New York Observer editor) Peter Kaplan in The New Republic.
But nobody has been more fired up about the new mag than the Twitter feed @real_kaplan. The parody feed, which is written by former Observer staffers Peter Stevenson and Jim Windolf, has long furthered the legend of Mr. Kaplan’s New York, old-school sensibility. Read More
Could an era of less splashy Newsweek covers be at hand–or has the final control between Tina Brown and utterly unfiltered buzz been removed? Dirk Barnett, the creative director of Tina Brown’s Newsweek—and thus the man responsible for the Photoshopped “Diana at 50″ cover, the “first gay president” cover and a phallic asparagus Read More
For fashion editors, all roads lead to September: this month’s rag mags, engorged with advertisements, represent the triumph of the hypercapitalist ethos, the huge and the loud. Read More
The Great Gatsby, the biggest movie of this winter until it was to be the biggest movie of next summer, has screwed its first magazine with its release-date switch. Gatsby is the lead item in Elle‘s September-issue fall preview, with the magazine noting, “Opening day is December 25; our champagne is already on ice.” (Better make sure Read More
We’re not sure what this video, uploaded by the New Yorker, is intended to do: it appears to be a five-minute parody of an old talk show, as hosted by Jon Hamm, with Girls‘s Lena Dunham playing “Lanny Donhom” (spelled phonetically), a rising starlet. What is this making fun of? Why would a Johnny Carson-era talk show Read More
The highly-anticipated Great Gatsby re-boot (or whatever!) was to be released this Christmas, but it’s avoiding the Anna Karenina/Django Unchained/Hobbit pile-up with a move to next summer. Totally speculating here: this throws the editorial calendars of several top magazines into chaos. Herewith, our deeply un-educated guesses on the stories and cover lines editors are stuck with: Read More
There’s no way in this go-go 24-hour news cycle to present a fully up-to-date profile of any celebrity. Take, for instance, the case of Katie Holmes, who was to be a boring August Elle cover subject until her divorce filing from Tom Cruise.