Conde Nast has been sued for libel over Maureen Orth’s September 2010 Vanity Fair article, “Cassini Royale,” about designer Oleg Cassini and the battle over his estate. The plaintiff is Marianne Nestor-Cassini, Cassini’s secret wife from that story, who says that aspects of Ms. Orth’s piece were slanderous wrong. Wrong to the tune of Read More
How’s the traffic for Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Daily Beast? According to John Koblin, "It seems the early curiosity and endless pitching on television that gave the site its big start aren’t enough to keep numbers up: they had fallen 17 percent by the end of December from their November heights, according to Read More
"[W]hen the current [New Yorker] editor, David Remnick, ordered up a bunch of articles for the magazine’s formidable presidential inauguration issue, some of the reporters drove to Washington and stayed at friends’ houses. Mr. Remnick, who was among those who bunked with a friend in Washington, declined comment, beyond suggesting it was just common sense Read More
Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan is reporting that Fairchild Publications—a part of Condé Nast—is folding DNR, its mens fashion trade magazine.
Mr. Nolan is saying that the magazine’s Web site, DNRNews.com, will also be closing. The site calls itself "the industry standard for news, fashion trends and business strategies… the first read and last Read More
Writing on The Big Money yesterday, Lesley M. M. Blume took a look at Condé Nast’s Web layoffs and asked:
What is behind Condé Nast’s bellicose approach to the Web? Other traditional media outlets properly regard the Internet as both destroyer and savior and have gone into overdrive to translate themselves into online Read More
In his latest 37-second Media Web Minute (are these things getting shorter?), MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman turns his attention to Condé Nast’s business magazine, Portfolio, which regular readers of Media Mob may know has been having a tough few weeks.
Ever the optimist, Read More
As John Koblin reported yesterday, Condé Nast is implementing across the board budget cuts. Men’s Vogue was forced to reformat itself down to a glorified supplement to its big sister publication; Portfolio is dramatically scaling back its Web site and limiting its run from 12 issues a year to 10.
Like the Read More
As Gawker noted the other day, the newly-dismissed staff of Radar is throwing a Halloween bash tonight to "celebrate" the demise of their magazine. A lot of people in this town can probably use a drink tonight.
On Friday, Media Mob’s John Koblin broke the news that Radar would be closing. Later that Read More
In his profile of Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse on Sunday, The Times‘ Richard Pérez-Peña noted:
Some extravagances have been curtailed, but no one in the business disputes that Condé still spends far more money than its competitors. Magazine publishers and editors in chief haul in $400,000 to $2 million in salary and bonuses, Read More
The most interesting thing in Richard Perez-Pena’s 3,330 word write-around profile of Si Newhouse is the language from Condé Nast executives about the importance of the Web.
- Tom Wallace, editorial director, Condé Nast: “You’re going to have to go a long way on the Internet to compete with the way we produce Read More