Recapping the Recaps
Dave Karger, perhaps the most widely-known awards-season journalist (yes), has left his longtime perch at Entertainment Weekly for a newly-created position at movie-ticket vendor Fandango, reports the Times. Mr. Karger, who frequently does media hits in the (roughly) November to February “Oscar season,” will report to an integrated marketing executive, fitting given the dearth of editorial Read More
Feel that buzzing, tingling sound in the part of your brain devoted to recapitulations of things you’ve already seen? Recap season kicked off with the recent return of Community, but now it’s in full swing on occasion of last night’s season premiere of Mad Men, two hours notable mainly for co-star Jessica Paré singing a Read More
Time Inc. has named Karin Tracy publisher of Entertainment Weekly, the position vacated by Jason Wagenheim last week, when he returned to his former employer Conde Nast, where he will publish Glamour.
Ms. Tracy was most recently publisher of the wildly successful People StyleWatch. She will oversee Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, and report to Time, Read More
Jason Wagenheim, publisher of Time Inc’s Entertainment Weekly has jumped to Conde Nast’s Glamour, publishing director Bill Wackermann announced today.
Conde Nast hung out the help wanted sign in May, according to AdWeek, as Mr. Wackermann, who has overseen Glamour since 2004, took on additional duties at W, Bon Appetit and Details.
2011 has been rocky for Glamour so far. Newsstand sales dropped 17 percent in the first four months, according to WWD, but a thick September issue brought in the magazine’s all-time highest revenue. The brand has implemented alternative marketing strategies like snap tags (print advertisements which readers can hover their smart phones over to be taken to Glamour’s Facebook page and special deals from advertisers) and the Glamour-flavored donut.
Soon after Lehman Brothers fell, and New York business writers found themselves smack in the middle of the biggest story of their careers, Fortune’s managing editor, Andy Serwer, convened a staff meeting on the second floor of their Sixth Avenue home.
He wanted to say thank you! Not only did the Read More
The December 2008 issue of The Atlantic just went online and judging from the Letters to the Editor this month, reactions are split over whether or not the magazine’s massive redesign works.
One reader complains:
You look like a cross between Time
and The Economist
. Amid your lunging social and political reportage, Read More
The job cuts at Time Inc. continue: Media Mob has learned that there have been layoffs at Entertainment Weekly.
One staffer who was laid off today told us that there are "across the board" cuts that affect both the magazine and ew.com. Roughly 15 editorial staffers were laid off today, with potentially more coming. So Read More
In the new issue of Rolling Stone—the one that features Sean Wilentz’s "How Bush Destroyed the Republican Party" on its cover—Andy Greene writes about the enduring appeal of the Coen Brothers’ 1998 film, The Big Lebowski.
That the movie was a flop and yet has grown into an enormously successful cult Read More
First, Entertainment Weekly reported that twins were born on Sunday to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Lending authenticity to the report were details, like their names (Isla Marcheline and Amelie Jane) and the little detail that they were born at a "Catholic clinic" somewhere in the Aix-en-Provence region of France.
Then, People, the Read More
Paging all "Ausholes."
Influential TV blogger, columnist, and Smurfs collector Michael Ausiello (whom NYTV profiled back in November) is leaving his longtime home at TV Guide for a new writing gig at Entertainment Weekly, where he will pen a weekly column and contribute to EW.com.
A few weeks Read More